Pembroke Bar and Kitchen
Very pretentious restaurant charging outrageous prices for mediocre to very poor food.
Staff are great, good food options and great local alternative in an area dominated by Asian cuisine.
I have been to Pembroke several times and the food is usually excellent. On this occasion my partner and I both had the Sunday roast of the day. While there was plenty of meat and vegetable the meat was dry and tough hence we were disappoi ted
Whilst the restaurant ambiance is fine, noise level very high, not the place for a quiet dinner. Food quality and presentation is excellent, great wine list - pity extracting a cork appears to be a dying art. And fortunately we encouraged our wine waiter to triple check that our wine bottle was really empty before it was whisked it away when we said we did not need a second bottle.....I enjoyed the 120 ml that was still in the bottle! Compliments to other wait staff who attended us and took the time to explain each dish on the chef choice menu in detail as it was served. Will go back, but a better experience could easily be achieved by tidying up a few other service issues.
While the service was great (the waitress was lovely) and there is a nice ambience, it was let down by the food. Basically 2 out of the 3 dishes were so bland, I had to add more salt, and I think that charging $24 for small bowl of gnocchi, is a bit much. I may come back to give it another go to try other dishes, but otherwise, it is a nice place for a glass of wine.
I enjoyed the atmosphere nd the small plates so that we could share. The dessert was also delicious
Pembrokes accommodated a group of 10 patrons. We had the set menu, which takes the guess work out of what to order. A couple of the group had dietary requirement, the staff fully catered for these requirements. Very enjoyable night will be back!
Thank you Shantelle for your lovely review. We enjoyed having your group and look forward to seeing you again.
Great service. We were treated as friends. The food amazing and ample. Beer was super cold. I’m happy.
Thank you so much for your review Con. We are so happy that you felt you were treated as a friend and that the food was amazing. That's exactly what we are aiming for. We look forward to seeing you again.
We found the staff to be extremely welcoming and accommodating to our many & varied dietary requirements. Everyone of our party of 11 commented how well the staff took care of us.
Thank you for your positive comments Lisa. We have a great team (kitchen and front of house) that always aim to please. We know it can be challenging with large groups and dietary requirements, but we pride ourselves on being flexible to make it work for our guests.
It felt right when the four of us walked in, we wanted somewhere that we could talk and hear each other but have a few nice drinks and a lovely meal at the same time. Pembroke Bar was perfect, service was fantastic, food terrific and the atmosphere was lovely.
Good food and great service. Loved the Ink Gin!!
Will definitely make an effort to come back for a Sunday session in the garden.
This is the 3rd visit to one of our local eatierie. Each time we have had the “Feed Me” menu and at $60 per head this is good
Value. The menu varies enough but keeps a couple of the favourites. An enjoyable relaxed evening was had by all.
I am still dreaming about the Calamari - cannot wait to go back soon!
Head waiter excellent and other staff also. We were there on a day when they were photographing for social media page do everyone under a bit of pressure but all in all great day.
Wonderful girls evening again thank you Marco, Melinda
Great food and service, excellent wine list. Feed me chef option great way to sample the diverse menu
While the food was a very high quality the quantity was extremely meager and not value for money.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Pembroke with friends. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. A perfect spot for a catch up before Christmas, I am sure we will be back regularly.
Fantastic food and service. We had the feed me menu so left it to the chef. We left very full and content and loved our pre-Christmas catch up with friends.
Lovely people, cocktails and food. A little noisy and menu could offer a touch more variety. Very worth visiting.
Overall our experience was good. Great service from Samantha . My husband had the lamb which he said was Luke warm and needed seasoning . I had the snapper which was cooked beautifully but the serving size was very small .
Great wines and ambiance.
Really good to see a restaurant of this calibre in my local area, food, service, setting and ambiance top notch.
The food continues to be off a very good standard with great variety.
We will return again, at times we felt over serviced, but agree that it’s better than being ignored.
Lovely food, wine and service. Highly recommend dining here.
Excellent food and service at Pembroke! Delicious lamb ! Delicious gnocchi !
In fact delicious everything.
Loved the four pillars gin too!
An excellent local restaurant. Delicious food and lovely setting.
Great for a small group catch-up. Nice selection of tapas.
Service was great, with friendly staff. Was very humid inside. I ordered the chef's selection which was delicious, however the large side of Brussels sprouts wasn't a personal favorite. I was surprised that the chef's selection didn't also incorporate a desert. Overall was a good experience but certainly didn't blow my mind.
Delicious food, innovative menu, great wine list. Will definitely return.
Excellent service. We asked to have the music turned down which was done for us without fuss. Everyone in our group of 6 enjoyed their meals. We chose the lunch special and the food was several cuts above cafe dining-imaginative and well prepared. The serves are on the small side but the quality represents good value for money. Particularly loved the presentation and flavours of the deserts. Great coffee
New Restaurant hopefully will find their way in the surburb's to cater for local needs. My opinion clearly a disconnect with the menu description with what we sampled, flavours didn't quite hit the mark and some dishes the value for money questionable. Will I come back.....yes....will try the some other dishes to find out if it's moulding into a little local gem or needs a little more time and polishing!
We had a great night out at Pembroke Bar and Kitchen. We chose a couple of small and medium plates to share. Lovely light and fresh food and plenty of it. The noise level was a little loud but that didn’t stop us enjoying our night out. Good place to catch up with friends.
Good food, good friendly & efficient service. Could add a few more price friendly wines. Our table of six were all happy with our meals, which included steak, fish, gnocchi & duck - a welcome addition to the restaurants in Union Rd, Surrey Hills
Very nice place, good local ambience. Food was excellent with a good wine list of both bottle and by-the-glass options. Happy to go again
The service was a bit too quick; we were in and out in an hour! The waiters kept asking idf we needed more food, more wine and it felt like we were being hurried. And when we said no thanks to more wine thenwaiter said, " Do you want the bill?" It felt like we were being asked to leave.
Both of us had the "feed me" option and weren't disappointed - great variety and both of us felt well fed by the end of the meal. Highly recommend the porcini croquets - delicious!
Service was excellent & timing of plates from the kitchen worked really well (at no time were we wondering when the next course would arrive.)
Wine list contained some wines that I hadn't seen before but they matched really well with the food.
Great food, wine and service. Unfortunately seated in the back section next to a very large very noisy group so ambience not great.
Our table were disappointed on many levels when having a recent lunch, the service was very slow, food was nice but not value for money and I observed the young Italian waiter continuely wiping his nose with his hands!!! Unfortunately I won’t be recommending it to my friends and family.
This is my third time at Pembroke and it has been excellent every time. The food is delicious, the wine selection is really great and very reasonable .. and the martinis were delicious !
This new restaurant/Bar in Surrey Hills looks wonderful. Décor is nice, lighting is good but the portion size of the 'bites' and 'small dishes' were to small for the price paid. We also ordered from the 'medium dishes' and the 'salad and vegetable' section which was better value. At the end of the night we were presented with a fairly large bill which left us feeling that we did not get good value for money.