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The Lantern Inn

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465 Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
+61 2 6562 6988
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Crookwell, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were on the way north, stopped at the Powerhouse motel (Golden Chain - we have a card), and were pleasantly surprised that it had a restaurant. Not just any restaurant - a wonderful one with great food, great hospitality, and great service!! Thanks, Guys!

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Thank petesylz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here as we also stated at the motel. We had oysters and steam and the food was really good. The steak was perfectly cooked, and the service was excellent and fast.

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Thank Pieter P
Penguin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had 2 evening meals with the best Steak ever by far!! What else can I say but even if your a local of the area I recommend that you enjoy what travellers have been enjoying

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Thank Tassybill
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Wholesome food. The pre-dinner Olives were delicious and greatly appreciated. Would have appreciated the owner recognising we weren't really wanting to chat and especially that we didn't want to be grilled for market research. New born chicks for the children to meet were an added Ester bonus.

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Thank Debra Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Had dinner tonight at this lovely quaint home style feel restaurant fantastic hearty meal of lamb cutlets and veggies excellent value. So much better than the takeaway we've been eating this past week. Highly recommend!!!

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Thank Christina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Fantastic meal, lovely fresh veggies and well cooked meat - just what the dr ordered after a day travelling. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Thank Kay T
Kempsey, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

great food and service , the meat tender , the seafood fresh ,and not over priced . We walked away satisfied and full , thank you for an enjoyable evening PS love the retro dance floor

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2 Thank gnanderberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent home cooked meals, that will not disappoint. Well.furnished restaurant and wait staff us on the ball. Food is amazing especially the chicken snitzel and salmon. Reasonably priced value for money

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1 Thank Kara S
Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I stayed at the adjoining Powerhouse Motel for the first time recently, and had a meal from The Lantern Inn. After a long day I decided in ordering in room service. My meal was delivered in good time. It arrived hot and well presented. The serving sizes were very generous, and the meals offered great value. I would highly recommend... More 

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1 Thank CCPeteM
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We endeavour to make the room service meals the same high quality as the restaurant. Hope to see you again but in the restaurant next time so we can provide you with some nice country style service. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We had to wait 40 mins for our entree and 1 hour for our mains to arrive. Both waitress and owner werent friendly and it wasnt value for money for sure. Ended with close to 90$ for food that was sooo average and slow, as well as properly-not-cleaned tables.

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Thank Reni_Indrawan
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this review

My wife and waitress are not rude or unfriendly to our guests. You may have thought our waitress was rude because she turned the TV down while the music was also playing for guests in the dining room and did't allow you to dine at the bar, she was only doing her job to ensure the comfort of other guests... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Kempsey
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6562 6988
Description
The Lantern Inn Restaurant is located in the reception area of the Kempsey Powerhouse Motel. It is very comfortable and spacious. A warm welcome is offered to all motel guests and those folk from the town that wish to enjoy quality, generous portions of Australian food. Chef regularly puts on specials additional to the standing menu. All our meals are family affordable and we welcome children of all ages. Special occasions can be catered for by simply calling Tracy or Martin to discuss your special evening. We specialize in buffet style for larger groups. There is a dance floor in the middle of the dining room which can be lit up if required and a fully licenced bar as well. The fireplace adds that homely feel in the cold months and during summer there is air-conditioning. There is plenty of parking and also wheelchair access if required.

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