Went there with four friends. Every meal was well below par. I thought bangers and mash would be foolproof but not at the Neptune. I have eaten here on various occasions over the past three years and only put up with because there’s no where much to go in Penguin for a social event.
When we arrived in the sleepy town of a Penguin we were not overly happy with the look of our accommodation. It’s a shabby sea side hotel with upstairs accommodation. The accommodation was pretty much full with workers. But we stayed 3 nights. The beds were really comfy,the sheets clean and fresh and it was so quiet. The staff were super friendly and the other guests were friendly and respectful. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and it was delicious.
This pub has a few bars worth a visit, especially if you want to meet the locals to get a feeling for the vibe of this lovely seaside town. The beer-garden is fine for a sunny summer day if the breeze is down. If not try the public-bar with its billiard-table that's popular with the locals; or the saloon-bar inside if its chilly band you need warming.
We were on camping trip but it has been raining in Penguin so we decided to keep ourselves dry. Stayed at Grand Neptune Hotel and we got a 4-beds dorm for ourselves. It was basic but cozy and clean. The hotel also has guest lounge, launderette and kitchen but we didn't use any of the facilities as we checked -in late and only stayed for the night. They have a pub on the ground floor that serves decent meals at affordable prices. Service was fast and friendly.
Thought I would try this place again as I went there about 12 months ago when they had the cheap $15 meals and they weren't that great then but I loved the thought of yum cha and Asian cuisine. The décor is gorgeous with the beautiful painted murals on the wall and new furniture. The menu sounded awesome with yum cha selections, main Asian inspired meals and Aussie bistro style meals. The waiter was brilliant and very knowledgeable about food and wine and very friendly. My companion and I decided on about 4 yum cha selections to share. We had crispy fried chicken skin which tasted like pork crackle and wasn't nice at all(too fatty and greasy tasting) the Asian wombok salad which was delicious, the sweet potato sticks with an ailoli dressing (yum!)pork or chicken steamed buns(ok) and crispy fried spring rolls (not that great)the dishes were abit hit and miss but very filling. The presentation was average and the meals could be better presented with a garnish and arranged abit more neatly on the plate. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great but the awesome service certainly made up for the lack of awesome food. I would try this place again but most likely order something different.…