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“Refined cuisine”

The Thistle Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 36 Restaurants in Port Alfred
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Description: Our elegant signature restaurant, which serves a choice of two set menus, which change every week. Each menu has the option of being paired with wines from our award-winning wine list. Our Chef Debby and her team prepare all the dishes from scratch using quality ingredients and traditional preparation methods. The menus for the week are on display outside The Thistle. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. By Reservation Only. No under 12's. Dress Code is smart.
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Description: Our elegant signature restaurant, which serves a choice of two set menus, which change every week. Each menu has the option of being paired with wines from our award-winning wine list. Our Chef Debby and her team prepare all the dishes from scratch using quality ingredients and traditional preparation methods. The menus for the week are on display outside The Thistle. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. By Reservation Only. No under 12's. Dress Code is smart.
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We had an excellent dinner with perfect wine pairing. The food helping were generous and the wine collection was perfect.

Thank Traveller_Oldie
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Traveller Oldie:

Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant.
I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal.

I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

Wessel Benson
General Manager
Royal St Andrews Hotel

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Various plates, good restaurant, nice place.
Good service.
Come back with pleasure and will do soon.

Thank JPGir
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear JP:

Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant.

I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

Wessel Benson
General Manager
Royal St Andrews Hotel

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We attended the Thursday night exclusive wine and food pairing. The world-class food was expertly flavoured and exquisitely presented, and the wine was very well paired with each meal. This was a not-to-be-missed experience for anyone who visits the Sunshine Coast and Port Alfred.

Thank Claire W
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Claire:

Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant.

I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal.

I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

Wessel Benson
General Manager
Royal St Andrews Hotel

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The food at the Thistle is excellent. The menu is really varied and original and the food surpases expectation. Plating by the chef is done with love, attention to detail is absolute.
Great wine list, unfortunately not all in stock.
Service was good, no complaints.

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Thank 940gillw
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Gill:

Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant.
I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal.

I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

Wessel Benson
General Manager
Royal St Andrews Hotel

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

If you want an awesome dining experience, I suggest you try the wine pairing held on Thursday evenings at The Thistle Restaurant - really really good!! � We went on 2 consecutive Thursdays and were blown away each time - the courses were well paired with the wines; the menu interesting and the presentation perfect....and seriously good value for money too!!

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Thank GlynisCowan
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear Glynis:

Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant.

I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal.

I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

Wessel Benson

General Manager
Royal St Andrews Hotel

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