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By witch 16 September 2008 27

Went to Central Cafe Gungahlin on the 12/09/2008  and felt it let the name down. Have been to Central in Queanbeyan and thoughly enjoyed myself being of firm belief  to share round service. Made a booking for 6pm – turned up at 6:05pm to be told table was to be given away. When finally seated our party was not even half way through eating the meal when staff started cleaning up  and taking food/plates away. Staff could not take food orders or drinks orders properly and mixed them up. Staff were rude or not interested. Not a good sign when many people walked disgusted

I felt let down and will not be returning – will take my business to Queanbeyan across the border in future

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Holden Caulfield 6:44 pm 10 May 09

Panhead said :

CCG is run by the original owner of the CCQ.

Haha, I missed that comment when this thread first popped up.

I just used the search function now to come on and post that Central Cafe Queanbeyan was sold and the previous owner kept the name and started the Gungahlin cafe.

At least, that’s what I heard on the grapevine today. Presumably this means the Quenbeyan cafe has changed its name???

Granny 12:58 am 18 Sep 08

I’m still dying back here!

working Australians 10:26 pm 17 Sep 08

ant

Yes it is the people in Redezvous but keep it quiet we don’t want the heathens to spoil our secrets now do we—–, they are the peolpe that started the original Central cafe

ant 9:10 pm 17 Sep 08

I still want to know if the old Central Cafe owners are the ones I buy my lunch from at the Rendezvouz! It woudl explain a lot. When I wandered in today, there was a bloke with an oval plate (one of those glassy ones with the faded blue fringe), barely holding a vast heap of chips, a whole fish (had been skinned and evidently fried in butter), battered giant prawns on skewers, other assorted battered fishy things and lemon bits and sauce… he was steadily working through it.

It’s the only cafe “up the other end of the main street”. Other than Melita, but that’s a more restrained coffee and breaky and foccacia affair, and the people there are very young. The couple in the Rendezvouz are elderly (and very nice).

tylersmayhem 9:41 am 17 Sep 08

heir specials are things like Chicken Mornay, and it’s interesting to see how they’ll have the same stuff on there a few days running, but then someone will run out and rub out specific things!

Ahhh, the good old “specials” board. The “specials” board in almost any establishment is food that is:

1. Bought by the owners at a special price from the distributors, who without doubt are selling it cheaply because the food is close to passing it’s shelf life to distribute

2. Been hanging around the cafe/restaurant so long (often in the back of a minging fridge), they need to shift it out the door before they legally have to throw it in the bin

3. Or you know that roast chicken they served as the Sunday Roast 4 days ago…that becomes “chicken Mornay” until it’s all been bought or its so old it has to be turfed.

Of course it’s a specials board. The cafe/restaurant need to e”special”ly get it out the door to make money rather than throwing it in the bin.

I’ll generally never order anything off the specials board anywhere, unless I know a bit more about WHY it’s on the menu as a “special”.

These accounts and comments are not “just my opinion”. I’ve spent plenty of time in kitchens from pub/club level right up to fine dining. The special menu is always the same situation to one degree or another.

la mente torbida 9:19 am 17 Sep 08

Central Cafe – slaughter a cow, roast slowly, serving for 1

Loquaciousness 9:15 am 17 Sep 08

realityskin said :

Loquaciousness said :

Perhaps we could get a more rounded report from others who have been?

L

Are you dumb ?

No, I can talk quite loudly, when the mood takes me (and it does, often). What on earth made you ask this?

L

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