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“Sublime food”

Glasshouse Restaurant Goonoo Goonoo Station
Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Tamworth
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Goonoo Goonoo Station, a property in the Tamworth region built in 1831, has recently opened as a worthwhile luxury destination. Combining the history of the station with modern design, owners Simon & Sarah Haggarty have transformed the property into a spectacular retreat. At Glasshouse Restaurant you will find a buzzing atmosphere thriving on a team of friendly, inviting and professional staff, an exciting modern menu based on a shared dining experience and a wine list carefully hand-picked by "The Wine Man" aka Peter Bourne, all in a building beautiful in its contemporary aesthetics. On entering the restaurant, contemporary design merges with the warmth of hardwood timbers, polished concrete floor and brass detailing throughout. The restaurant holds table seating for approximately 90 patrons, plus alfresco dining seats, as well as lounge seating on the open-air terrace. A separate space, with views of the kitchen at work, hosts The Chef’s Table, spanning the length of the room and catering for larger groups in a private setting. The adjoining event space in the beautifully restored old woolstore is something to behold. Original barn doors, great solid beams and poles, the stencilling on the walls all enhance the old country feel. With a menu focussed on regional produce and share plates, Head Chef Damion Moyses can be seen working through the open-style kitchen, adding to the culinary experience. The fare can be described as modern, hearty, country Australian. Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station is open Wednesday & Thursday for dinner; Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday & Sunday, breakfast, lunch and afternoon drinks. Bookings online through Open Table.
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Description: Goonoo Goonoo Station, a property in the Tamworth region built in 1831, has recently opened as a worthwhile luxury destination. Combining the history of the station with modern design, owners Simon & Sarah Haggarty have transformed the property into a spectacular retreat. At Glasshouse Restaurant you will find a buzzing atmosphere thriving on a team of friendly, inviting and professional staff, an exciting modern menu based on a shared dining experience and a wine list carefully hand-picked by "The Wine Man" aka Peter Bourne, all in a building beautiful in its contemporary aesthetics. On entering the restaurant, contemporary design merges with the warmth of hardwood timbers, polished concrete floor and brass detailing throughout. The restaurant holds table seating for approximately 90 patrons, plus alfresco dining seats, as well as lounge seating on the open-air terrace. A separate space, with views of the kitchen at work, hosts The Chef’s Table, spanning the length of the room and catering for larger groups in a private setting. The adjoining event space in the beautifully restored old woolstore is something to behold. Original barn doors, great solid beams and poles, the stencilling on the walls all enhance the old country feel. With a menu focussed on regional produce and share plates, Head Chef Damion Moyses can be seen working through the open-style kitchen, adding to the culinary experience. The fare can be described as modern, hearty, country Australian. Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station is open Wednesday & Thursday for dinner; Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday & Sunday, breakfast, lunch and afternoon drinks. Bookings online through Open Table.
Reviewed 10 March 2021

We stayed at Goonoo Goonoo and went here for dinner. The service was friendly, efficient and thoughtful. The food was simply sublime. We both agreed that it was some of the best dining we had ever experienced outside of a large city.

It is worth the trip to dine here

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

If you are in the service industry then 0 out of 10. If you are in the rudeness industry then 10/10.

My wife and I dined with you in January, there was COVID spacing and our table for two was orientated so that one of us got to enjoy the view of the kitchen and not your spectacular location. We asked if we could rotate the table 90 degrees so we could both enjoy the view. The waitress said yes so we did. She then returned and advised that the manager had countered that and that we had to return it to the original position due to ‘Covid’ . In both positions we were no closer to any other diners. When we pointed this out we were advised we had to move it back. We were then ignored for the next 45 minutes by all floor staff and the manager, a team of 4 in a restaurant of 20 guests. I had to grab the waitress by the arm so we could order a drink and place our order. We were then ignored for the entire duration of our meal, other than for the staff to sullenly ‘dump’ our plates on our table. Absolutely unbelievable.... had it not bee 9.00pm and your location 25 minutes outside of Tamworth I would have left, but having driven from Sydney to stay at Goonoo and being bloody hungry, the thought of a lonely bag of chips and the tube of Pringles in the room persuaded me to stay.

Wasn’t going to submit, but a friend at diner last night recounted a similar story.

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank Tim J
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Reviewed 28 February 2021

exceptional experience from moment walked in the door. Food was fine dining presented very well and was also fabulous tasting. Service was brilliant views very good

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank waynebN7370AD
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Reviewed 19 February 2021

Had a special dinner here and it did not disappoint. Great menu (featuring local and native ingredients), beautifully prepared and presented, good wine and cocktail list supported by very good staff. Being able to have this and look out over a really lovely view made it definitely worthwhile.

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank R6662ICbobc
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Reviewed 10 February 2021 via mobile

Wonderful, serene location. Beautiful food. We had the corn fritters with lemon myrtle and the bacon and eggs. So tasty. Meals were less expensive then those offered by the hotel
We are staying at. Highly recommend the 18 minute drive out of Tamworth. We will be back

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank smithy2678
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