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Apex Bar x Dining, Tailem Bend, AU-SA

Apex Bar x Dining

3.9
3.9
72 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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2 people

7:00 pm


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

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Matt

    South Australia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good service, good meal, bit on the salty side, nicely presented and nicely cooked.
  2. K

    Kelly

    Adelaide

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was very slow. Over priced drinks. Good view
  3. MP

    MelP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food was lovely and atmosphere great with roll racing happening. Not impressed with service.
  4. DL

    DjLalic

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Good food, service horrible. 1 poor lady trying to get to everyone with food. Bar staff not interested in taking orders for drinks because there were to many people ordering drinks aparently
  5. E

    Esme

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Worth the drive from Adelaide, even better if combined with the excitement of Roll Racing. Food and service were outstanding.
  6. MT

    MichaelT

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Steaks were fantastic, perfectly cooked! Excellent service 18/06
  7. JD

    JynetteD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very friendly staff member. Good food. Enjoyable.
  8. EJ

    EmilyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic food and venue will be returning in the future.
  9. M

    Matt

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Barramundi and roast veggies on point 👉. Genuine polite and friendly service.
  10. RR

    RoziRad

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    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?
  11. 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!
  12. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
  13. ST

    ShirleyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic venue food was good prices reasonable recommended
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. SD

    SamD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Service and atmosphere was fantastic, schnitzel was average at best
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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
  28. 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. ☹
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. CM

    CalypsoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, the service was quick and efficient
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!!
  40. 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.

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 3.9 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


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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