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Liza McQuaid

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Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Sat, 11th May 2019 (10)

Totello Rose Veal cotoletta and shredded cabbage was absolute heaven! My guest LOVED their lamb cutlets and the Rose. Thoroughly enjoyed also was the professional, warm and friendly service from all Special mention to Red for always making Rosetta feel like home!

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 11th Apr 2019 (9)

A lovely evening at Rosetta. Drinks on the Terrace for a change then inside for a meal.

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 21st Mar 2019 (10)

Duck with figs, a mixed leaf green salad. Sounds simple enough doesn't it but oh how it can go wrong! Not here at Rosetta though. Duck cooked perfectly, figs just so and the hero for me was, and often is, the salad! Fabulous selection of leaves with a super tasty drizzle throughout. Simple, sure, but it's always in the execution isn't it. My guest loved her Tagliolini, spanner crab, garlic, chilli and the red wine selected by Ludovic. Many thanks to all for another lovely time...

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Tue, 12th Mar 2019 (10)

Oh my! The Mozzarella w figs and prosciutto was DEElicious. The ravioli divine, the Radicchio cleansed the palette and the Jansz Rose sparkled beautifully as it always does! My guest adored her oysters and sword fish. Loved sitting outside with the breeze...

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 7th Mar 2019 (10)

Another deelightful evening spent at Rosetta. Highlights this time were the duck w figs, the incredibly fresh delish rocket w parmesan salad and the attentive, yet never intrusive service I've really come to enjoy.

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 21st Feb 2019 (10)

That duck with figs and a delish salad of varied, tasty, leaves meant I had an absolutely sensational dinner. The Prosecco, all of the lovely Rosetta staff, the very busy vibe, we had a great-great time! Many thanks for all.

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 24th Jan 2019 (9)

Cape Grim flank steak tagliata 300g, rocket and parmesan was sublime! Highly recommend this as being a great to eat during Sydney's horrible humid Summer. Substantial meal without being too heavy.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 20th Dec 2018 (8)

Food was very enjoyable, Prosecco however was dull. Villa Jolanda far more body and flavour. Service was polite, attentive and with knowledge. Merry Xmas all at Bambini. See you in 2019

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Fri, 14th Dec 2018 (9)

Delicious as ever. Many thanks to all at Rosetta.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Wed, 12th Dec 2018 (10)

Absolutely stunning burrata, blissful ravioli, delish porchetta and vitello tonnato. Could not ask for better food. For a change we sat outside (we gave up our booked table inside to a couple who were thrilled by that) which was super as there was a lovely breeze and Marvin ensured we were looked after so well. Great work Bambini T!

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Fri, 30th Nov 2018 (9)

Pomme frites, steak tatare, goat's cheese souffle, what's not to love!

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 29th Nov 2018 (10)

The Battuto of Cape Grim beef fillet, porcini, egg yolk and Reggiano was DEELICIOUS! The Spaghetti Vongole 10/10! My guest also loved their food; Tuna Crudo and Pork, veal and ricotta polpette. We shared a 2016 Canella Prosecco, divine! Another lovely time at Rosetta. For me Rosetta is like having a 1 week holiday in a couple of hours. The feeling of space, the decor as a whole, the professional staff, the consistency of the food, every thing is taken care of and you can completely switch off life! Looking forward to next time...

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 15th Nov 2018 (10)

Delish-delish-delish. We both had the burrata, absolutely stunning! and then I had the spaghetti vongole (clams) = complete heaven & my guest enjoyed her pasta also. The Prosecco from King Valley, Vic was very pleasant. Looking forward to next time.

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Wed, 17th Oct 2018 (9)

Food never disappoints at Rosetta. Burrata with grilled treviso in agrodolce, spaghetti vongole, both sensational! My guest had lamb and LOVED every morsel. We enjoyed the Amanti Prosecco also. So looking forward to eating more delish food at Rosetta very soon.

Treehouse

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 11th Oct 2018 (5)

I think the prices charged here cater to the North Sydney business crowd and not us genuine locals. We've been here a few times but fail to see any valid reasons for the prices. An average experience with never a smile from the person who mans the front desk. We're always very happy to pay top dollar for top food and knowledgeable service but that is not what you get from Treehouse.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 27th Sep 2018 (10)

Seriously divine food. Bambini always delivers delish-delish food it really does. Burrata to start = heaven! Veal Cutlet main = otherworldly! Truffled Parmesan Fries = oh my! My guest enjoyed their food also! I also really got a thrill from seeing Jansz Rose available. One of my all time faves and duly enjoyed at BT. Looking forward to next time.

Fratelli Fresh Parlamento Macquarie Street

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Wed, 19th Sep 2018 (5)

We tried this on the Dimmi 50% off deal, set menu. The antipasto was pretty good, 7.5/10. The mains however left a lot to be desired. My guest's Ragu was not to her liking and she explained to our waiter why. I had Asparagus Risotto that was like eating rice pudding without the great flavour rice pudding has. In other words the Risotto had zero flavour. Servings were large. Drinks and wine list looked good. We were happy with the Sauvignon Blanc and the Bellini. Note for patrons who prefer quiet environs for dinner; this is not for you. Exceptionally noisy. Also, the entire space felt airless and we were both sweating from the room's super warm temperature. Great place for large, noisy groups but not so much for 2 people wanting to talk.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 6th Sep 2018 (9)

10/10 for absolutely deelicious meals last Sat. Both 'specials' I had were divine! My guest also LOVED the entree special. Great too that BYO is available Mon-Thurs.

Aqua Dining

Milsons Point

Liza dined on Thu, 9th Aug 2018 (5)

We decided to revisit after many years due to the 50% off food offer. Our bill came to $150.00 for 2 Bellini's, 1 glass of wine, 2 entree's, 2 mains and 1 cheese plate. We were both shocked by how small the servings of food were. The cheese portions were so small I honestly thought there must have been a mistake. We were so hungry after the entree and main we completely devoured the cheese plate and crackers. Food was just ok. There was zero atmosphere, the servings of food tiny and had the 50% off not applied we'd have been paying close to $300. Seriously outrageous for the offerings. Positives were the service and the wine list. Both deserving of a mention but not enough reason to return. A last negative. The bowl the main fish was served in was inappropriate and not pleasant to eat from using cutlery. Surely a pasta type bowl could be used if a broth is going to be poured over any thing at the table, rather than a vessel with such high sides. Was genuinely disappointed with every thing bar the Beliini and the service.

The Greens

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 26th Jul 2018 (7)

50% offer meant very good value. Porchetta was delish. Service can be patchy here but tonight was AOK.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 5th Jul 2018 (8)

We enjoyed our evening and recommend Le B for any one who doesn't want to spend a fortune. If you go Mon-Thurs the BYO option + having 1 course will be an affordable, enjoyable evening.

Monte Alto Eatery and Bar

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Wed, 4th Jul 2018 (7)

The zucchinni starters we each enjoyed, my guest enjoyed the wagyu meatballs spaghetti. The stuffed chicken marsala was really poorly executed, with too many ingredients that didn't work well; there was also way too much puree. A mess of a dish I'm sorry to say. The 50% off food offer was a great way to try this local establishment. My guest will return, me not sure.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 21st Jun 2018 (9)

Scallop special absolutely delish. Souffle heaven! Looking forward to returning in a couple of weeks.

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Sat, 2nd Jun 2018 (9)

Burrata exceptional! Rest of our meals also fabulous. Definitely will return for the food.

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 17th May 2018 (9)

Absolutely delish! Perfectly cooked steak and ever wonderful shoe string fries. Loved the onion and gruyere sauce with the steak. My guest's steak also fabulous. Service was attentive and informative. Looking forward to our next visit towards end of June.

Treehouse

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 19th Apr 2018 (7)

We each enjoyed our Oysters (Kilpatrick a titch spicy) and the Villa Jolanda Prosecco

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 29th Mar 2018 (10)

Impeccable service from entry to exit. Vitello Tonnato absolutely divine! Duck and figs, glorious! My guest felt the same about their proscuitto with black figs and their luscious rich gnochhi. The Limocello I drank to end the meal was 100% perfect. I need more of that asap. Sitting on the balcony one feels one could be in a dream! Truly delightful location. So looking forward to next time!

Treehouse

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 21st Dec 2017 (6)

The welcome here is beneath a neutral experience but the floor staff are great! Quite a stark contrast. Food is expensive but tasty. A very noisy establishment so if you're after a quiet restaurant to talk one on one this is not for you. BTW-it's not just preXmas noisy, have been multiple times, to test when it is quiet enough to talk and thus far, no luck, you have to shout at each other to be heard. We're going to try again in January, early in the week and see if it's got a more relaxed vibe then.

Szechuan Garden

St Leonards

Liza dined on Thu, 7th Dec 2017 (8)

Delicious food, service was fantastic! Such a shame about the construction outside but it won't be too much longer till it's gone. Lamb pancakes were a standout for me.

Fratelli Fresh Crows Nest

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 16th Nov 2017 (8)

Generous servings and attentive staff. Great the background music wasn't overwhelming as it can be in many restaurants. We'll return to try other offerings.

Treehouse

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 10th Nov 2017 (8)

Great location, excellent Prosecco. Very noisy but booking later would sort that. Service varied from below average to excellent.

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 2nd Nov 2017 (10)

Steel is fabulous in every way! I look forward to returning after each night I'm there. Great team, excellent food, great vibe!

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 28th Sep 2017 (8)

Delicious steak tartare and pomme frittes.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 1st Sep 2017 (9)

Love the Wagyu strips with rocket and parmesan. Simple and delicious.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Wed, 5th Jul 2017 (9)

Wagyu Tagliatta was completely delicious. I highly recommend this dish and am really looking forward to eating it again asap.

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Wed, 28th Jun 2017 (9)

Thanks so very much for looking after us. We LOVED our food with the Beef Carpaccio a standout!

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 (9)

Delicious food. Reliable and consistent means we'll return, again and again...

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 8th Jun 2017 (9)

Tasty food and attentive service.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Tue, 23rd May 2017 (9)

Pan Roasted Grass Fed Wagyu Steak with Pommes Lyonnaise and Mushroom Ragout was absolutely delish! Will look forward to having it again very soon.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 18th May 2017 (8)

Many thanks for the attentive service and the birthday candle with my friend's dessert.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 4th May 2017 (8)

Thanks for the attentive service Maurice.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 (9)

The 4 cheese Gnocchi was absolutely DEElicious! So 100% yum!

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 23rd Feb 2017 (10)

Bambini delivers yet again! Burrata, green tomatoes and nectarine entree was simply divine. Pork main so very tasty. Already looking fwd to next time. Thanks to all at Bambini.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 16th Feb 2017 (9)

Love the BYO option Mon-Thurs. Makes a big difference to the budget and means is DOable regularly.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 2nd Feb 2017 (9)

Becoming a fave local as the food is consistently very good and the service is friendly without becoming invasive.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 26th Jan 2017 (9)

We both enjoyed our red meat! The rib eye and fillet were cooked to perfection, as were the skinny fries as I call them.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 19th Jan 2017 (9)

Deeeelicious! Looking forward to next time.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Tue, 17th Jan 2017 (9)

On a very hot Sydney evening being at Cala Luna kept us sane!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 23rd Dec 2016 (9)

Many thanks to Maurice and the team at CL for a super 2016. My guest's , and I, will look forward to many more tasty meals, bubbles and fresh air from the balcony, during 2017. Merry Xmas!

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 22nd Dec 2016 (10)

Yet another divine experience at this lovely restaurant. We both thought the Entree, Burrata di bufala D.O.P. – fig – Culatello prosciutto & vincotto, was truly sensational. Thanks for the Bellini's Michael. Tanya and I will be back at our fave, Bambini Trust, very soon.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 16th Dec 2016 (9)

Lovely Xmas lights and friendly service. Many thanks.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Liza dined on Thu, 15th Dec 2016 (8)

Lovely food. Would return for food, for sure. General feedback: poor quality paper napkins not expected at this cost level. Air conditioning was patchy.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 1st Dec 2016 (9)

Delicious as ever. Thanks!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Wed, 9th Nov 2016 (9)

We really enjoyed the Duck; very indulgent indeed.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Mon, 7th Nov 2016 (9)

Thanks Guido, we really enjoyed our food and the time at Cala Luna

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 28th Oct 2016 (9)

Absolutely delicious fig entree & quail was so very tasty. As ever, happy to be at CL tonight.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 27th Oct 2016 (9)

Absolutely delicious entree special of figs, goats cheese and prosciutto. Classic Italian, totally divine!

Pizza Pasta Bene

North Sydney

Liza dined on Mon, 10th Oct 2016 (7)

My guest really enjoyed the Agnolotti.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Mon, 26th Sep 2016 (9)

Looking forward to having that Quail again!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 22nd Sep 2016 (9)

Delicious duck; highly recommended.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 15th Sep 2016 (8)

Delicious Carparcio and Calamari. We missed Maurice!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 1st Sep 2016 (9)

Delicious food, friendly and efficient service.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 11th Aug 2016 (9)

Delicious as always. Thanks very much Maurice.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 4th Aug 2016 (9)

Really, those thick cut chips cooked in duck fat were just too good! Shame there was no Prosecco available tonight, but another lovely time at Cala Luna

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 28th Jul 2016 (8)

So pleased to be able to dine at Cala Luna regularly, knowing each time I do I'll have a really delicious meal.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 21st Jul 2016 (9)

Bambini T is just the best! From entry to exit one feels as though one is in a dream! Deeelicious food, stunning wine list, perfectly made cocktails, great vibe due to being a small space and always packed with diners. If I was wealthy I'd dine here every night, I'd never eat at home!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 7th Jul 2016 (8)

We all loved the Veal, and really, every one needs to dine here just to enjoy the Calamari.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 1st Jul 2016 (8)

Thanks Maurice. The 8 of us enjoyed our Friday evening at Cala Luna.

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Liza dined on Thu, 30th Jun 2016 (10)

Barbara and the team at Steel made us feel like superstars! They are the superstars! From entry to exit the experience was seamless. The food, the Prosecco, the birthday delights, the banter, all simply delightful. Thanks so very much all.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 16th Jun 2016 (8)

Delicious! Delicious! Delicious!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 13th May 2016 (8)

Yum! Gnocchi Yum! Jansz Rose Yum!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Tue, 10th May 2016 (8)

Lovely day to be enjoying some tasty food at Cala Luna.

The Greens

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 5th May 2016 (6)

Good fried with Aioli... pleasant views.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Wed, 4th May 2016 (8)

Delicious Wagyu Beef Skewers, perfect Quail, wonderful Angus; asked for medium and Yay! got medium.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Fri, 29th Apr 2016 (8)

The scallop entree special was an absolute delight.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 7th Apr 2016 (9)

As ever the Gnocchi (my guest) and the Calamari were most welcome in our bellies!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Wed, 9th Mar 2016 (8)

Suckling Pig special delish! Gamberi was loved! Calamari, as ever, divine!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 25th Feb 2016 (8)

My guest and I LOVED our meal.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Wed, 17th Feb 2016 (8)

My guest enjoyed their pasta and duck, as well as some Pinot. Me, the usual. The confidence in knowing I'd enjoy my meal was a factor in another lovely evening at CL.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 11th Feb 2016 (9)

The Calamaretti Fritti-Fried Local Calamari, Rocket, Aioli is a truly delightful dish. Makes my week to eat it when I do! The sweetly dressed portion of Rocket so fab! with the slight saltiness of the Calamari. Aioli! One can never have enough Rocket and Aioli with one's Calamari. My guest had the Suckling Pig and was very-very happy with it.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 28th Jan 2016 (8)

I really could eat the Calamari at Cala Lune every evening... my guest enjoyed their Gnochhi and we both loved the Prosecco. Cala Luna's food is consistent which means for me as a local I'll keep returning.

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Wed, 23rd Dec 2015 (8)

Again, the Calamari sublime! Prosecco, gorgeous. My guest enjoyed her Gnocchi and we both thought the beer battered fries were Perfect!

Cala Luna

North Sydney

Liza dined on Thu, 10th Dec 2015 (8)

A lovely spot on a very hot Summer's evening... Calamaretti Fritti (Fried Local Calamari, Rocket, Aioli) Close to the best I've ever eaten... Villa Jolanda Prosecco, Extra Dry, superb! I look forward to returning the week after next...