Whilst the atmosphere and service are good the older woman serving who appeared to run the show left a lot to be desired from my perspective and in regards to the food I had significant issues.
For main I ordered the Cowra lamb racks which I requested medium rare. What I got was very much on the medium side. So I sent it back. The next thing I knew I had the older white haired woman coming back to tell me that the meal I had received was medium rare and if I wanted a replacement then I would have to pay for both. She was not at all nice when I said it was not medium rare and she then forcefully said it in a way that implied I did not know what medium rare was turned her back on me and walked away.
So at the end of the day I’m left feeling that this restaurant most likely suffers from the Australian over cooked food syndrome. And it needs a better chef.
I must be fair and say that the lamb meat itself whilst over cooked was very tender but the the potato mash it was sitting on was tasteless and the whole dish lacked seasoning.
The accompanying green vegetables were cooked fresh and crisp but were bland. They could have done with a dash of extra virgin olive oil s squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some seasoning. At $38 this main course was grossly overpriced.
I then ordered the espresso parfait with chocolate and again that was disappointing as the parfait was just far too sweet and if there was espresso in the parfait it was indiscernible. Again $16 for a dessert means it needs to be good.
The rest of the young table staff were lovely.
When you consider the quality and price of The Quarry you can find better value in Cowra.