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Apex Bar x Dining, Tailem Bend, AU-SA

Apex Bar x Dining

4.0
4
64 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

Share in the thrill of motor racing in Apex Bar x Dining. Located in the heart of the main pit building at the world class Bend Motorsport Park. Position yourself looking directly out over pit straight and starting grid and enjoy the industrial chic interior, allow our charismatic staff and surrounds to be the perfect pairing to the fresh taste of our food and beverage offering.

Our aim is simple… Offer a traditional Australian menu that surprises in its quality and refinement. We work closely with our suppliers to test and choose high quality ingredients that make your eating experience the best in the region. Bold flavours and hearty serves will ensure that you leave your table completely satisfied, whether after celebrating a special occasion or simply after a hard day behind the wheel.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Apex Bar x Dining Team.

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Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8165 5730

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Paul Senter

  • Private party facilities

    Apex Bar x Dining offers multiple private dining options. Private Dining Suite Unmask our newest venue, Private Dining Suite. Host your next executive meeting, intimate dinner or social soiree in this one of a kind premium venue overlooking The Bend’s starting line. Full length windows and private balcony offer you direct access over Pit Lane and the main Motor Racing Circuit. This, coupled with full length mirrors running the length of the room provide ample viewing opportunities. Capacity for up to 20 guests. Exclusive use of Apex Bar x Dining Exclusive use options are available from 60 - 220 guests in our main Apex Bar x Dining space. Call us directly on 08 8165 5730 to discuss your options.

  • Area

    Tailem Bend

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking is available at the front of the main buiding.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Matt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Barramundi and roast veggies on point 👉. Genuine polite and friendly service.

  2. RR

    RoziRad

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Our experience at Apex Bar x Dining was mixed...the service started well, we were shown to our table, but after that we had to keep calling staff over to have our order taken, to ask for drinks, to ask for plates to be removed etc... The food was very tasty, but not good value for money, unfortunately, there are not too many options in the area. It has the potential to be a great place to eat, especially after a big day out at the track, but the staff just need some better leadership and perhaps training?

  3. NT

    NannaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food was fine, but not enough for the cost. Man of the house left the restaurant still feeling hungry!

  4. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  5. ST

    ShirleyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic venue food was good prices reasonable recommended

  6. EJ

    EmmaJ

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3

    Food was burnt and un edible so disgusting. Waited about a hour for food

  7. A

    Alie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food, had dinner and breakfast! Definitely recommend

  8. LR

    LRobert

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Staff greeted us at arrival and took us to our booked table. There was a large group booking near us and a large group standing in the bar area so quite noisy. We had a nice, quick meal. The pumpkin was pretty average, 2 large pieces of pumpkin with some dukkkah sprinkled on top. Wouldn't rave about it and probably will do wok in a box from the OTR if we had to choose next time.

  9. B

    Brenton

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service and food. Prompt delivery to table. Prices not over the top.

  10. SN

    StephenN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    a very pleasant experience all round, would happily do it again

  11. NB

    NatalieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Had a fantastic night with dinner and the rolling races. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful which always make the experience better.

  12. SD

    SamD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Service and atmosphere was fantastic, schnitzel was average at best

  13. LW

    LeeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    A good menu selection to choose from. Staff were a little slow to obtain orders.

  14. C

    Cylon8

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Quality of food was great - except for the garlic bread. Our waiter was lovely, happy to chat and answer questions. We were unfortunately kept waiting over an hour for our main course due to issues in the kitchen on this particular night without any update from staff until we went to order more drinks. Bar staff were slightly more inexperienced than expected, but we’re doing their best on a relatively busy night. Overall Apex has a high quality of food, and I would recommend eating there.

  15. DC

    DzemalC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4

    Bring back old chef please his lamb shanks were the best

  16. DH

    DarylH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Fair would be the correct review. A little steep in price, undercooked part of my meal and then wanting to charge $2 extra for tomato sauce on a kids meal. That's a bit of a joke. 5able next to a noisy kitchen wasn't ideal, but I can understand these things happen. As for the service, I gave fair which is better than I should give, as I didn't speak to staff member at all while there for 3 hours. So yes fair overall is about the best I can give.

  17. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal that I have had at a restaurant. Staff were amazing also. Overall a great dining experience.

  18. CB

    CaseyleeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was very busy at the time we dined in as there was roll racing on which was the reason we attended the restaurant but that was to be more than expected, even thought it was extremely busy all staff did an absolutely amazing job, we got seated straight away and our orders taken, the meals came out so quickly and were cooked to perfection and were presented so professionally on the plate. Definitely worth the money and definitely recommend this amazing high quality restaurant!

  19. CW

    CorranW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Kids meals needed to be more simple Fish too thick and big Spaghetti bolignaise didn't need parsley. Preferred mince. Chicken and mushroom penne. Couldn't see any chicken and mushroom No salt and pepper on tables

  20. LA

    LisaAnn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The buffet food was very disapointing at $49 per head we did expect a much nicer selection of food to choose from. ☹

  21. J

    Josh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Only had a buffet.… ended up leaving the venue and eating elsewhere

  22. BP

    BrockP

    South Australia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. Well priced, friendly staff been a few times and always the same quality

  23. BP

    BrockP

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Good service. Hassle free dining. Great for a bite to eat before roll racing.

  24. HN

    HelenN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had roast and glass of wine a special for fathers day. Roast beef cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth. Plenty of roast potatoes, gravy , peas and i think zuccini. Only down fall only got a really really tiny piece of carrot and capsicum. Service was outstanding. Meals being served on other tables looked great

  25. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Pretty average really Ordered the roast and red deal for Father’s Day and it was cold, the garlic bread was soggy and dripping so much you could ring it out! The Schnitzel and Arancini was good though

  26. MH

    MaureenH

    South Australia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We stayed at Big4 for 2 nights and had dinner both nights in Apex Dining. Enjoyed meal and service both nights.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Overall things worked out in the end and was a nice evening. Quite busy and very noisy. We’d booked over a month in advance. Advised then of 1 vegan dietary requirement at time of booking for one dining experience, preferably not gnocchi. Gnocchi is always a restaurant go to for vegan but you become sick of the same old options. There was only one other vegetarian option, eggplant, again another regular, which could be adapted as a vegan option which we took. However it was appalling value for money at $24 for a small 1/2 eggplant and a couple condiments which included a reduction in ingredients to become vegan. Ended up booking a breakfast and again apart from toast, no vegan options. For such a classy hotel I assumed, and would have expected, the catering for would have been such also. So quite disappointed from this aspect. However the remainder of the meals, the service, price and staff were fantastic.

  28. CM

    CalypsoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Food was great, the service was quick and efficient

  29. DH

    DaleH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Food was bland, underseasoned. Bit chaotic and understaffed. Staff were friendly and meals came out quickly, prices were ok too.

  30. JE

    JEANETTER

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I had the house salad with salt n pepper squid. Probably the best I have ever had. the boys both had chicken schnitzel and said how good it was. Lots of tables of guys watching the cars so we knew it would be a bit noisy. Great that we could watch the track from the table.

  31. E

    Eddie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great view of the Start/Finish line, good atmosphere and the food was value for money. Service staff were very friendly - even though they were very busy!!

  32. SW

    SWM12

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Food was ok, but I looked at the online menu when booking and I am sure it had more options than we discovered on the night.

  33. NW

    NWatson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The atmosphere and food was magnificent. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  34. EJ

    EmmaJ

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Service was good food came out fast. Hard because of mask restrictions would come again

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Australia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A small birthday celebration

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Australia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed a great dinner with a booking for 10 Staff were friendly and helpful Meals were delicious

  37. MY

    MattY

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    While attending the Pedal Prix event over the weekend, we had a reservation for 8:00am on the Sunday morning prior to the race. Our order was taken about 8:10am and by 8:45 our order had not come out. I asked to chase it up as we were due on track by 9:30am and at 8:50am we were told they were plating up now. At 9:10 we walked out with no breakfast for me or my son who was first in his car for the race- unfed. I asked for the food to brought to the pits which was agreed to, and this did in fact happen- at 9:50 the food arrived to our pit while we were on the grid preparing for the 10:00am start. And the bacon and eggs had no eggs! For a so-called international venue this is simply not good enough. The restaurant was only at about 30-40% capacity so they were not busy, and some of the staff wandering about as though the customers were not even there, very rude. None of these problems are beyond fixing, but I suggest that management have a look at getting these things sorted before too many more complaints are made.

  38. SB

    SonjaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The Beef burger was such a small serve with a smattering of chips - did not fill the hunger at all. The parmigiana sauce was terrible and the gravy was more like soup than a gravy with any flavour.

  39. H

    Heidib

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Nice lunch , good service would go back again soon

  40. AD

    AllysonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience! Nothing was too much trouble, and the right amount of interaction with the friendly staff. One order wasn't quite right, and it was efficiently resolved. Definitely will be back again. (And breakfast was amazing too!)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Apex Bar x Dining is rated 4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Apex Bar x Dining

543 Dukes Hwy Tailem Bend, AU-SA 5260

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Tailem Bend

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking is available at the front of the main buiding.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Paul Senter

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (08) 8165 5730

  • Private party facilities

    Apex Bar x Dining offers multiple private dining options. Private Dining Suite Unmask our newest venue, Private Dining Suite. Host your next executive meeting, intimate dinner or social soiree in this one of a kind premium venue overlooking The Bend’s starting line. Full length windows and private balcony offer you direct access over Pit Lane and the main Motor Racing Circuit. This, coupled with full length mirrors running the length of the room provide ample viewing opportunities. Capacity for up to 20 guests. Exclusive use of Apex Bar x Dining Exclusive use options are available from 60 - 220 guests in our main Apex Bar x Dining space. Call us directly on 08 8165 5730 to discuss your options.

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