Tess

Tess Uncle

Associate Director at Wybenga & Partners Pty Limited

Tess' Latest reviews: Tess' Top 10 restaurants:

JUAN Bowl & Tea

Redfern

Tess dined on Thu, 14th Mar 2019 (9)

The food is beautifully presented and exceptionally tasty.

12 Micron

Barangaroo

Tess dined on Sat, 9th Mar 2019 (10)

Really great food and an excellent night. Loved it.

Salaryman

Surry Hills

Tess dined on Sat, 24th Jun 2017 (9)

This place was fantastic! Sadly I think they are closing their doors soon. Look out for their next venture.

Italo House @ Mad Pizza Bondi

Bondi

Tess dined on Sat, 17th Dec 2016 (6)

The place had a great vibe but I found the pizza a little underwhelming.. The base was too crisp and overall a little salty. Otherwise, fantastic service and good for the family.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Mon, 15th Aug 2016 (8)

Great addition to the area - Will be a favourite in the office i'm sure!

Jersey Rd. Bistro

Woollahra

Tess dined on Thu, 26th May 2016 (6)

This was a really sad experience. We were returning to Buzo after eating there shortly after it had reopened. I had RAVED to my friends about the truffle lasagna, the cabbage salad and that amazing lemon dessert drink.. After questioning the waiter it turns out that the new chef found the old menu stifling as (quote) everyone would order the lasagna and never explore anything else on the menu. Sounds like a perfect reason to drop it! I'm sad as now Buzo is another solid Sydney choice. Good, but no longer presenting something that would compel a repeat visit.

Bang

Surry Hills

Tess dined on Fri, 20th May 2016 (7)

Our initial greeting was a little abrupt as our 8.45 table wasn't ready and we needed to add one to our number, but once we were seated it all improved from there. Highly recommend the kebab and the duck egg pankake

Ester

Chippendale

Tess dined on Sat, 14th May 2016 (9)

Another great night at this place. The menu is so creative, yet accessible- nothing so strange you would be afraid to order it. My Favorites of the night were the oysters, the brussel sprouts and the kingfish. Thanks for another stellar evening!

The Lane Sydney

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Fri, 6th May 2016 (6)

Not bad for a work lunch - enjoyed it but I'm glad I wasn't paying.

bills in bondi

Bondi Beach

Tess dined on Sat, 16th Apr 2016 (9)

Its the service that really sets Bills apart - I will be back! (again!)

Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room

Waverley

Tess dined on Wed, 16th Mar 2016 (8)

Great night out with the girls. We dined on a Wednesday night so were the last to leave - as usual!

The Potting Shed

Alexandria

Tess dined on Fri, 19th Feb 2016 (8)

Great night out with friends. Biggest downside is they have a 2hr seating turnover which doesn't really suit our group. Still we were the last ones to leave (as always) so we did feel pretty comfortable!

The Governors Kitchen

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Thu, 7th Jan 2016 (8)

Great place for a nice sit down lunch in the city without a crazy price tag.

Le Pub

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Tue, 17th Nov 2015 (6)

Timely CBD lunch with a good selection though I thought it was a little on the expensive side for what was delivered.

Hartsyard

Newtown

Tess dined on Wed, 16th Sep 2015 (10)

Always such a great night out. Really over ordered this time around but still had to go in for dessert.. Just too good to pass up. Remains one of my top 5!

Foveaux Street Dining

Surry Hills

Tess dined on Fri, 17th Jul 2015 (6)

The food was great - we had the 'A few more of our favorite things' which is the chefs selection of a range of the menu. The only complaint I have is that it was too much food for us three girls and when I asked to get the balance take away, they refused. It seemed like a pointless waste. The room was a little noisy due to the concrete floors but otherwise - great night out.

The Governors Kitchen

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Fri, 8th May 2015 (9)

Really great dinner pre-theatre. The food was delicious and they were very helpful with the menu and conscious of our need for an early exit.

Bar Cupola

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Mon, 30th Mar 2015 (7)

The food was fantastic but the service to start with was slow and muddled. Service improved during the lunch and I was very impressed with the overall experience.

Janus

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Wed, 11th Feb 2015 (8)

Used a dimmi voucher for a weekday lunch - was really good - we will be back!

Chophouse Sydney

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Fri, 6th Feb 2015 (8)

Enjoyable work lunch. I love the interior of this place - very moody and a great feel. Only thing I would change - the entrees are all seafood - unless you want the vegetarian option. Some people didn't order one as there was nothing they liked the look of. Great steak and great wine. Also better than average service.

Hartsyard

Newtown

Tess dined on Sat, 31st Jan 2015 (10)

The only downside with Hartsyard is getting a table! I love everything about this place - I've been to many Sydney establishments and this is my favourite. Must Try!

Moon Park

Redfern

Tess dined on Fri, 16th Jan 2015 (8)

Moon park is refreshing - a new cuisine done well and is especially good for groups so you get to sample a range of dishes. Only drawback - the room was quite loud. Great night out though.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Thu, 18th Dec 2014 (7)

We went for a work Breakfast - the food was fantastic but the service was almost non-existent. Long waits between ordering and service, had to chase up coffee and one meal had to be sent back to the kitchen. There seemed to be plenty of staff around but I think everyone was in a daze at the early hour. I think the food well outclassed the experience as a whole and I hope they can pick it up as time goes on.

Bar H

Surry Hills

Tess dined on Fri, 12th Dec 2014 (10)

Bar H is a fantastic place doing some amazing things with their food. This was my 6th visit and I will be back. Highly Highly recommend.

Otto Sydney

Woolloomooloo

Tess dined on Sun, 7th Dec 2014 (5)

Everything about Otto was lovely but did not warrant the price tag. What you got, service, drinks, food, for what you paid does not equal a second visit from me.

Three Blue Ducks

Bronte

Tess dined on Sat, 8th Nov 2014 (8)

Another great night at the ducks!

Three Blue Ducks

Bronte

Tess dined on Fri, 31st Oct 2014 (9)

Fantastic dinner where it was impossible to choose between the offerings on the menu. The service was a little slow at the beginning but was amazing once the night got going. Only complaint, a bottle of wine starts at $50. For me it takes it from a 'regular' place to a 'special occasion' place. Lucky to have this one local.

Sura by Ku

Woollahra

Tess dined on Fri, 24th Oct 2014 (6)

The food was good but the space left me a little cold. I think I expected more from the room knowing that Sydney institution, Claude's, was formerly located there. Service was friendly and attentive (almost uncomfortably so) but at 9.30pm on a Friday night, we closed the restaurant. It felt a little like we were holding the staff up which is never nice.

Hickson's Food & Wine

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Sat, 20th Sep 2014 (8)

We had a fantastic girls lunch here in the sun - great location, food and service. My only complaint is that when we tried to order some sparkling to celebrate, the cheapest bottle on the menu was $85!

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Tue, 9th Sep 2014 (7)

Love this new place - today the wait staff were a little over attentive. Tried to up-sell us on salad's as being too small for a meal - they were fine. I'm glad we didn't order more as it would have been too heave for a work-lunch meal.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Fri, 29th Aug 2014 (9)

Great lunch place in the city - its rare I want to try everything on a menu!

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Tess dined on Fri, 29th Aug 2014 (9)

Fantastic lunch place in the city. Burgers are amazing and I will be back to try the salad's. Peanut butter shake needs more punch.

Ester

Chippendale

Tess dined on Fri, 18th Jul 2014 (9)

Ester was fantastic. Beautiful food put together in a really elegant and creative way. Really enjoyed my experience.

Sugaroom

Pyrmont

Tess dined on Sat, 1st Sep 2012 (7)

We went to Sugaroom on a travelzoo voucher. The food was good though somewhat confused. There were Mediterranean flavours mixed with traditional modern Australian flavours that didn't really work. We felt that while it was a nice experience, we wouldn't be raving about it or rushing to go back. Excellent virgin cocktail though for the pregnant ladies out there!

Mandala Nepalese

Randwick

Tess dined on Sat, 2nd Jun 2012 (6)

Had a great night with the girls and the food was very nice though being sat in the back next to the kitchen when the restaurant wasn't full was a bit of a shame.

Flavour of India Edgecliff

Edgecliff

Tess dined on Sat, 8th Jan 2011 (7)

Food was fantastic though the service went between overly attentive and hard to get attention. Great place to get together with friends - food was really good and with the entertainment book discount, such such good value!