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“Used to be Great but Going Downhill”
Review of Queenies

Queenies
Ranked #2,885 of 6,395 Restaurants in Sydney
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have eaten at Queenies at least 6 times. The first 3 visits were great. They had a fantastic menu selection that included BBQ ribs - and although it was a bit pricey - you got a lot for your money. $30 would give you a plate combination of BBQ ribs, Jerk chicken, Cole slaw and their sweet potato fries.

Since then, they have removed the BBQ ribs from the menu which were the BEST part and they charge separately now for the fries and sides. Very stingy now.

Services used to be great but has gone downhill as well. The waiters are nice but the bar tender is unprofessional and needs a serious attitude adjustment (hopefully they have fired him since).

Atmosphere is good and overall worth visiting but, as I mentioned, it is going downhill so hopefully it is not so bad yet.

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Thank kevinjapan13
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opdcmarketing, Community Manager at Queenies, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

We're sorry to hear about your last experience at Queenies and would like to let you know we've made improvements to the team. Could you please email feedback@theaustralianvenuecompany.com.au with the date/time of your visit. We would love to discuss this further and make it up to you. Thanks.

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wanted to try somewhere in Surry and saw this was rated quite well. Went up on a Wednesday after work, it was pretty empty and service was good. The waitress explained everything and was really nice. Got a comp watermelon with coconut dish, was different. Got the Coconut Fried Prawn Bammie ($7), Pork San Choy Bow and Jerk Pork Ribs ($45). The Coconut Fried Prawn was great - especially paired with the hot sauce (they make their own), it was really good. The Pork Bow was ok, but would have preferred another Prawn Bammie instead. The Ribs were really good, nice flavour and the chips were yum. Overall really good meal and the Jerk Pork is more than enough for two people without ordering anything else. Enjoyed the whole atmosphere and everything, drinks were pretty good too.

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Thank Jacqui H
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Let me start with the excellent service but really its the food that i have come here for - expecting smoky spicy bursting with flavour dishes. Ordered the jerk mackerel - the fish flavour overwhelmed any taste of the jerk and the vegetable medly was 80% rice and the vegetables were boiled so had no flavour at $22 for the vegetarian dish i felt fleeced. Save your money and go elsewhere

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Thank SurferSooki
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opdcmarketing, Community Manager at Queenies, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're very sorry to hear you were disappointed in the food. If you could contact us at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au with the date and time of your visit, we will investigate this further. Thanks.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Queenies had this funky, tacky vibe in their decoration which is pretty cool. It serves wonderful Caribbean food, everything on the menu is just so delicious.

Jerk chicken is a must try with dirty rice and sweet potato fries.

The best bonafee pie ever, must have it!! Better to share though as it is pretty heavy but super delicious!

Service - good
Food - excellent, good portions to share
Drinks - good but slightly pricey

Thank ConnieConijiwa
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Dined at Queenies on a Saturday. Entrance is through the busy & buzzy Forresters Hotel and up two flights of stairs.
We liked the attempt to create some sort of Caribbean decor with low lighting and music to suit, though the music was too loud for us.
Service was friendly and a little slow to start but improved once our orders were taken.
We ordered a goat curry, a mixed vegetable dish, chicken jerk and a bowl of mussels. The Goat curry and mixed vegetable dishes were just a small layer on top of a bowl of rice. It tasted nice but it was a struggle to find any meat in the goat curry. The bowl of mussels were popular with my friends but I didn't think it was as good as what an average Italian restaurant serves up. The chicken jerk was enjoyable however one piece of chicken was too pink in the middle and was left aside.
In a nutshell, reasonable value restaurant with enjoyable atmosphere but would be better with lower music volume, service was good but the food was average - just. Probably best for a loud group who are more into talking and drinking than eating.

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Thank Yani51
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