Dave

Dave Winkler

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Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Wed, 14th Aug 2019 (9)

Wonderful views and really delicious well-presented food, even in the depths of winter. Oh, and they have a cosy fire too

Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Wed, 7th Aug 2019 (9)

Little Blue must have the best restaurant views in Melbourne. You are out on the pier and have an amazing view of Melbourne over the yachts in the marina. You can often see the little blue penguins around dusk. We had lamb shank and lamb rack followed by cheesecake and the meals were delicious., as were the margaritas.

Sorsi E Morsi

St Kilda

Dave dined on Mon, 5th Aug 2019 (6)

This restaurant is actually a combination of two, I Carusi II and Morsi e Scorsi (which I didn't know until we arrived). The location is good, wine is excellent (the Primitivo especially), service friendly, but the restaurant is let down by the food. We found the combination of ingredients in two different Gnocchi dishes strange and one lacked flavour. The food is good but not notable.

Tulum Restaurant

Balaclava

Dave dined on Wed, 31st Jul 2019 (9)

Great innovative Turkish food, very popular so book even mid-week, we dined with a discount so expenditure per person is lower than normal

Lezzet

Elwood

Dave dined on Sun, 16th Jun 2019 (10)

A very popular and reliable place to experience great food, booking is a must most days.

Lezzet

Elwood

Dave dined on Wed, 29th May 2019 (10)

Reliably, delicious food, lovely ambience, and excellent value

Gemelli Italian - Broadbeach

Broadbeach

Dave dined on Thu, 16th May 2019 (9)

Lovely home cooked Italian food and a good selection of Italian and Australian wines. Nice atmosphere and service and central location. A top place to eat in Briadbeach

Elwood Food & Wine Bar

Elwood

Dave dined on Sun, 28th Apr 2019 (7)

Good live music venue, cheap and cheerful pizzas and good value meals

Mr Hobson

Port Melbourne

Dave dined on Thu, 4th Apr 2019 (9)

Perfectly cooked fillet steak, very tasty vegetarian gnocchi, good wine list and relaxing water views

Tolarno Eating House and Bar

St Kilda

Dave dined on Fri, 1st Mar 2019 (7)

The restaurant in the Tolarno hotel used to be called Mirka, in honour of St KIlda's leading artist and social centre of the universe, Mirka Mora. The Mirka restaurant specialised in fine dining and expert waiters. The dining room walls are still covered in Mirka's beautiful art. The new incarnation, Tolarno Eating House, still has great atmosphere and good food, but the service is now much more casual, probably a bit too casual.

Lezzet

Elwood

Dave dined on Tue, 26th Feb 2019 (9)

Reliable and delicious food, need to book most nights to be assured of a table

Cafe Republic

South Yarra

Dave dined on Fri, 15th Feb 2019 (8)

We eat at the Republic several times a year as it is close to the Como cinema and easy to get to by train or tram. Our group of 8 had a very nice time last Friday night. The food is normally good but I think this time it had stepped up a notch in quality.

Caffe La Via

Malvern

Dave dined on Thu, 24th Jan 2019 (8)

A local gem that is great for a morning coffee or brunch while reading the paper. Serving sizes are large (we couldn't finish ours) and the quality is good.

I Carusi II

St Kilda

Dave dined on Fri, 18th Jan 2019 (7)

Very good value on a 50% off food night. One of the few restaurants that serve a nice primitivo wine. Home made gnocchi was delicious. Service efficient but not particularly warm

Parlour

Acton

Dave dined on Tue, 15th Jan 2019 (9)

Interesting cool restaurant with great wine and good. The paired wines with meals were well chosen.

Bistro Guillaume Melbourne

Southbank

Dave dined on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 (9)

Innovative, light spin on some classic French dishes, best Creme Brûlée we have ever tasted (including in Paris), terrific service and views of the river

Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Thu, 27th Dec 2018 (9)

Best view of the city anywhere, cooler than others on a hot day...plus penguins. What more could you want?

Figo

Elwood

Dave dined on Sun, 16th Dec 2018 (9)

Lovely authentic Italian food, very friendly service, interesting wine list (a Primitovo from Puglia was last night's special wine), make sure you book as it is very popular any night of the week

Pomodoro Sardo Melbourne

Melbourne CBD

Dave dined on Wed, 12th Dec 2018 (9)

A reliable and fun choice if you like Italian food but want to try something different to mainstream Italian restaurants

Tolarno Eating House and Bar

St Kilda

Dave dined on Wed, 21st Nov 2018 (8)

Dined here on a 50% off food deal. This has been a St Kilda institution for many years and a favourite of ours, centred around the art and Bohemian life of Mirka Mora. The dining room walls are still covered with Mirka's art. The food was excellent with generous serves, the service was friendly, but it is hard to find the staff sometimes if you dine early as we did

Tolarno Eating House and Bar

St Kilda

Dave dined on Sun, 7th Oct 2018 (9)

Use a Dimmi 50% off food so the meal was extremely good value given the quality. The dining room has been restored to be similar to the MIrka dining room in years gone by. Mirka's iconic murals are now on full display

Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Wed, 3rd Oct 2018 (9)

Probably the best view of Melbourne city skyline anywhere along the coast... the penguins are a bonus. Reliable food and service and live music on weekends.

Pomodoro Sardo Melbourne

Melbourne CBD

Dave dined on Sat, 8th Sep 2018 (9)

Lovely Sardinian food and wine. Have been here several times and it always provides a great night out, especially wth a group of friends

The Joinery Elwood

Elwood

Dave dined on Sat, 30th Dec 2017 (6)

Nice quirky atmosphere, happy hour margaritas for $9 were good, food was average compared to other nearby eating options

Vaporetto Bar & Eatery

Hawthorn

Dave dined on Sun, 24th Dec 2017 (8)

Lovely food and service as has always been the case. Got caught out by the glass/bottle price in the menu actually being glass/carafe prices so spent more than I intended on bottled wine.

Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Sun, 19th Nov 2017 (9)

Best views of the city, cooler that on the land on hot days, very popular so book on weekends

Vivace Restaurant

Brighton

Dave dined on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 (9)

Great place to dine before or after a great movie at the Palace cinema across the road

Sagra

Malvern

Dave dined on Sat, 29th Jul 2017 (9)

Sensational innovative pasta dishes and a delicious and relatively inexpensive Primitive red from Puglia. Will definitely be back.

Pomodoro Sardo Melbourne

Melbourne CBD

Dave dined on Wed, 21st Jun 2017 (10)

Very interesting Sardinian food and wine and friendly service

Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Sun, 28th May 2017 (9)

Great food, service and views. Must come here for a drink on the terrace on a lovely sunny day.

Vaporetto Bar & Eatery

Hawthorn

Dave dined on Sun, 21st May 2017 (8)

Great local restaurant with delicious Venetian food. Good choice for pre- or post-movie dinner or drinks.

Bohemian Wine Bar

South Wharf

Dave dined on Sun, 14th May 2017 (8)

Interesting decor, warm service, interesting menu and delicious food

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Dave dined on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 (8)

Always reliable for very good good and great views of the city...book the balcony

Vaporetto Bar & Eatery

Hawthorn

Dave dined on Sat, 21st May 2016 (8)

Great Venician food and fast friendly service. Ideal for pre- or post cinema meal, drink or snack

Renzo's Bar Cafe Italiano

Docklands

Dave dined on Sun, 10th May 2015 (8)

Delicious Italian food, good coffee and service, great water views during the day.

Newmarket Hotel

St Kilda

Dave dined on Mon, 6th Apr 2015 (8)

Very interesting building with brick facade and a modern building inside the shell. Great Mexican food and terrific bar

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Dave dined on Thu, 5th Jun 2014 (9)

Balcony has great views over river and city and is quite cosy, even on a cold night

San Marino Restaurant

Rowville

Dave dined on Fri, 21st Mar 2014 (9)

The food at San Marino is excellent. It serves home style Italian food, pastas, risottos etc with very flavoursome sauces. The food and wine servings are generous and the service friendly. Being around a large shopping centre means the atmsophere is not very special but the food and service make it very worthwhile for a visit.

L'osteria of Ellender Estate

Glenlyon

Dave dined on Sun, 16th Mar 2014 (8)

Delightful rustic and peaceful setting, friendly service. Great Italian style thin crust pizzas freash out of the pizza oven in the main dining area

Svago Ristorante

Carlton

Dave dined on Sat, 15th Mar 2014 (9)

Excellent atmosphere and service. The menu is not huge but there are lots of tasty options with Italian or French influence. Highly recommended

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Dave dined on Tue, 11th Mar 2014 (8)

Lovely warm autumn night on balcony overlooking the lights of Melbourne reflected in the mirror of the Yarra. Great Italian food and excellent service and value

Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Sat, 1st Feb 2014 (9)

Great food and wine, best views in St Kilda, penguins, what more do you need? Little blue is a St Kilda institution. It is a great place to chill out over drinks on a warm afternoon (it's usually a few degrees cooler on the water than on St Kilda beach)

Carlisle Wine Bar

Balaclava

Dave dined on Thu, 23rd Jan 2014 (8)

Innovative and tasty Italian food. Carlisle street atmosphere

Little Blue Restaurant

St Kilda

Dave dined on Sat, 20th Oct 2012 (9)

Great place to have lunch or dinner on a sunny day. Best views of the Melbourne skyline you can get anywhere, the food is fresh and interesting and service was great. One of our favourites!. Eat outdoors if the weather allows.

Sahara

Melbourne CBD

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

Very tasty African food...really delicious. Largely Moroccan influence

Sahara

Melbourne CBD

Dave dined on Wed, 22nd Aug 2012 (9)

Very tasty food , generous serves, and interesting African decore? Get table near window if possible.