For lunch, I decided to try out the more upscale Joseph's Restaurant.
At the entrance was a sign advertising their set lunch menu
|Set Lunch Menu|
|Joseph's Restaurant Decor|
|Sauteed Prawns w/ marinated eggplant and parsnip puree|
|Roasted Duck Shank w/ baby carrot and parsnip|
$44.50 for a 2 course meal with a glass of wine. Not cheap, but for an entree and main of decent quality food, the price wasn't horrible. The service however was horrible.
When I was paying for my meal, the wait staff asked how my meal was. My response was that the food was fine but I was rather confused why they would ignore a patron standing at the entrance for a significant length of time. The woman actually replied that she saw me and thought I was just taking pictures of the menu and not actually dining. Of course that is one's natural thought as to why a person is standing by the entrance to your restaurant next to the "Please Wait To Be Seated" sign trying to get the wait staff's attention. One would think even a friendly greeting and welcome and just a simple "Is there anything I can help you with?" wouldn't go amiss.
I noticed a lot of the diners here were dressed up in suit and tie - perhaps that is the only way to get a table here, in rural Victoria at a tourist destination, bring your suit and tie.