Sue McDonald

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St Michael 6003


Sue dined on Sat, 2nd Feb 2019 (10)

The prix fixe menu is good value and the degustation is outstanding. I loved my scallops to start and the beef flank was divine. Chef even made me a dairy free panna cotta. Well worth coming back to - one of Perth's best.

Petite Mort

Shenton Park

Sue dined on Sat, 1st Dec 2018 (10)

My new favourite Perth restaurant. Every mouthful was delicious from start to finish, and I can't wait to go back and sample some more. Yum.

Low Key Chow House


Sue dined on Sat, 20th Oct 2018 (8)

Nice food, quite spicy, tables are time-limited so service can feel rushed. The kimchi is really good.

Nasi Lemak Korner


Sue dined on Sat, 6th Oct 2018 (8)

If you are looking for a taste of Malaysia, this cafe has all of the favourite dishes. The roti are nice and teh beef rendang is lovely. Sambal chicken was nicely spicy but a bit sweet for my tastes. Satays are good but not amazing.

The Boatshed Restaurant

South Perth

Sue dined on Sat, 29th Sep 2018 (9)

Great views, lovely staff and very nice food. Every dish waz considerately put together. The flavours and freshness shone through. Full review here

Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth


Sue dined on Sun, 16th Sep 2018 (8)

Still a great fine dining restaurant but doesn't have the finesse that it used to. It was quite cold where we were seated. The cabbage gratin had too much gratin and hardly any cabbage. The crispy school prawns were overseasoned. It was good but not fabulous - we were a little underwhelmed.

Hunter & Barrel Whitford City


Sue dined on Sat, 4th Aug 2018 (8)

Great ribs and wings. It would be nice to have some more veggie options though.

Dainty Dowager

Mount Lawley

Sue dined on Sat, 28th Jul 2018 (8)

The wines are great. The food is mainly good but dumplings were underseasoned and roast pork a bit fatty (needed another hour). Noodles are great, squid is lovely, wings are delicious.

St Michael 6003


Sue dined on Sat, 26th May 2018 (10)

Fantastic food and wine - always very tasty and well presented. One of my favourites in Perth.

Goong Korean BBQ Restaurant

East Perth

Sue dined on Fri, 25th May 2018 (8)

Great Korean bbq. The sets give diners a good array of food especially if they aren't sure what to order. The waitresses cook everything and are really helpful.

Wild Swan at Mandoon Estate


Sue dined on Sat, 19th May 2018 (9)

A lovely menu with fresh local ingredients. Wait staff were helpful and not intrusive. A delicious meal in a great Swan Valley setting.



Sue dined on Sat, 19th May 2018 (9)

Great coffee and well presented quality plates of food. The omelette was lovely with nice bread. The hollandaise was great. Fresh ingredients and well made food.


Perth CBD

Sue dined on Sat, 12th May 2018 (9)

Garum is in a great location at the Westin on Hay. It's a big restaurant and can get quite noisy but the food is top class. We couldn't fault anything and the cauliflower salad was incredibly good.

St Michael 6003


Sue dined on Sat, 14th Apr 2018 (10)

Beautiful food in a great location. Grwat ambience. Each dish is well thought out - the scallops were perfect and the quail excellent. Desserts, petit fours all amazing. Top notch venue.

Dainty Dowager

Mount Lawley

Sue dined on Sat, 24th Mar 2018 (9)

The quality of food was excellent. The ribs and softc shell crab were amazing. Atmosphere is lively and noisy.


East Perth

Sue dined on Sat, 10th Mar 2018 (7)

A lovely location, very intimate. We had the chef's selection, which was nice but could have been better. The pasta was the best dish but mainly due to the sauce. Other dishes were ok but not very imaginitive.



Sue dined on Sat, 27th Jan 2018 (10)

Good authentic pizzas, great staff, it's always a pleasure to dine here.

Tom's Italian

North Beach

Sue dined on Wed, 3rd Jan 2018 (7)

Great views of the Indian Ocean. Booth tables are a little uncomfortable - you feel like you want to be closer to the table. Pizzas good and fish was lovely.

Eagle Falls Spur


Sue dined on Sat, 23rd Sep 2017 (5)

It was okay but not amazing. Lots of children running around because it has a McDonalds style family vibe. The ribs and wings were cooked well but the sauce was quite strong and salty. The onion rings were more like onion shreds. Veggies were bland. Chips were ok. The sauces on the table were very runny. Portions are quite large.



Sue dined on Wed, 30th Aug 2017 (10)

The best authentic Italian in Perth. Lovely pizzas and pasta. Wow the doughnut dessert was tremendous.



Sue dined on Sat, 26th Aug 2017 (9)

We had an exquisite high tea. The quality of food and drink was excellent.



Sue dined on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 (10)

Great authentic Italian pizzas with real toppings. If you want quality Italian food come here.

Cantina 663

Mount Lawley

Sue dined on Fri, 21st Jul 2017 (8)

The tables seemed a bit tight but the food was very nice and the atmosphere was buzzing.

West End Deli

West Perth

Sue dined on Sun, 25th Jun 2017 (8)

Nice food. The bacon was quite salty but other than that, I enjoyed my food.



Sue dined on Sat, 7th Jan 2017 (10)

Excellent food and great service. I will definitely be back.



Sue dined on Sat, 3rd Dec 2016 (9)

Quality food - very easy to share, and delicious.

Co-Op Dining

East Perth

Sue dined on Sat, 19th Nov 2016 (10)

Always an excellent degustation at Co Op. Eric the sommelier is a gem and very knowledgeable. The staff are superb and the food is top quality.

Howl At The Moon

Surfers Paradise

Sue dined on Fri, 4th Nov 2016 (4)

We moved table because the music was incredibly loud. The singers were not great. The ribs were fab but the pork belly was fatty and unpleasant - if it were crispy then it would have been nicer. They forgot to add our Dimmi discoun and we had to get the bill recalculatedt. We also felt as if the staff lost interest because we were not drinking alcohol. There was nothing really that made us want to stay or return.

Howl At The Moon

Surfers Paradise

Sue dined on Sat, 29th Oct 2016 (9)

We had to cancel at the last minute. My ratings are based on a previous visit. Very pleased with how they handled our cancellation and will visit again soon.

Kwan Brothers

Fortitude Valley

Sue dined on Sun, 4th Sep 2016 (9)

Great quirky place with good food

Les Bubbles

Fortitude Valley

Sue dined on Sun, 28th Aug 2016 (9)

Great venue and fab steak

Journey Cafe & Bar


Sue dined on Tue, 16th Aug 2016 (9)

Really nice place with friendly staff.

Les Bubbles

Fortitude Valley

Sue dined on Sun, 15th May 2016 (9)

Excellent food - one thing on the menu and it's great.

The Hutch


Sue dined on Sat, 23rd Apr 2016 (6)

Nice but didn't have the wow factor

SEADUCTION Restaurant + Bar

Surfers Paradise

Sue dined on Sat, 16th Apr 2016 (10)

Wonderful degustation meal, great service, free parking, a real treat. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Gerard's Bistro

Fortitude Valley

Sue dined on Fri, 1st Apr 2016 (1)

Overpriced, small portions and only one dish delivered on flavour - everything else was bland. Very disappointing.

Must Winebar


Sue dined on Sat, 24th Jan 2015 (10)

Lovely evening with great food



Sue dined on Sun, 3rd Aug 2014 (7)

Nice food - maybe lacking a little in seasoning but generally very good.

Butterworth Kitchen


Sue dined on Fri, 11th Jul 2014 (1)

The food was average at best. There was no non-alcoholic drinks list (you have to guess what they have available). We waited almost an hour for food. It was tapas style but all come up together. Most of it was bland and unseasoned.

Southern Star Vietnamese Restaurant

Perth CBD

Sue dined on Sun, 13th Apr 2014 (5)

Concentrate more on the service and the order in which food is brought to the table rather than trying to just quickly get the food out of the kitchen.

Deca Bodega


Sue dined on Sat, 8th Mar 2014 (7)

The food was nice - ribs were awesome

Public House


Sue dined on Sat, 4th Jan 2014 (6)

It was nice to see different options available but the dressing on the ceviche was not pleasant and the slow cooked pork was a bit overdone. I would expect better cooking for the money.

Three Five Three


Sue dined on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 (2)

Very limited menu for lunch and not very well presented

Co-Op Dining

East Perth

Sue dined on Sat, 14th Sep 2013 (10)

Best restaurant in Perth

Dear Friends Restaurant


Sue dined on Fri, 30th Aug 2013 (7)

This used to be the best restaurant in Perth. It is still good quality, but I think that they are putting all their effort into Co Op, their other restaurant.

No4 Blake Street

North Perth

Sue dined on Sat, 20th Jul 2013 (10)

Lovely food - one of my top 5 Perth restaurants

Shiro Izakaya

Perth CBD

Sue dined on Wed, 17th Jul 2013 (9)

Very good quality of food


East Perth

Sue dined on Sun, 14th Jul 2013 (8)

Really enjoyable

Bouchon Bistro


Sue dined on Sat, 1st Jun 2013 (8)

Very nice food - the chocolate mousse with sambuca ice cream was a winner

Bouchon Bistro


Sue dined on Sat, 25th Aug 2012 (9)

The food was fabulous - every plate was well thought out and the flavours combined perfectly.

The Cray


Sue dined on Sat, 21st Apr 2012 (8)

The seafood was fresh and very good quality. The waiters were very good. My only complaint regarding service was that the waiter who took our dessert order did not remember all of the specials, so we chose a sundae. The waiter who served the table next to us mentioned at least 3 extra specials that we did not know about. Overall loved it - oysters and cray were amazing.

Beaufort Local


Sue dined on Fri, 20th Apr 2012 (6)

We had the mushrooms with pearl barley, the cheese board and the chips with aioli. Have been here before and the menu choice was much better previously. I sometimes think that they try too hard to be quirky - we were on a small table and our boards of food did not fit so we felt quite cramped. The bread and butter pudding was served in jars, but I am not sure that it did the pudding any favours - the custard tasted eggy as if it had not been cooked correctly. Not bad food, but it didn't rock my world.

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