Danny

Danny Hills

Senior Lecturer at Monash University

Danny's Latest reviews: Danny's Top 10 restaurants:

Tulum Restaurant

Balaclava

Danny dined on Sat, 15th Dec 2018 (8)

Really interesting Turkish wine list and it is good wine. Tonight was busy and the service suffered a little, but the food is good and quite reasonable value for money.

The PWTN

Ballarat

Danny dined on Thu, 29th Nov 2018 (9)

Good food, wine and service. Great value for money.

Tulum Restaurant

Balaclava

Danny dined on Wed, 12th Sep 2018 (9)

Very enjoyable - looking forward to returning and dining a la carte. Was great trying the very nice Turkish wines!

Fitzrovia

St Kilda

Danny dined on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 (9)

Very enjoyable - food, wine, service

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Sat, 26th May 2018 (9)

Always a great experience

Otto Brisbane

Brisbane CBD

Danny dined on Sat, 12th May 2018 (10)

A wonderful experience. Great food, very good and extensive wine list, very personable service.

A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro

South Yarra

Danny dined on Sat, 28th Apr 2018 (8)

A very enjoyable meal with good wine in the French tradition.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 (9)

Reliably excellent. The food, the wine, the service, the atmosphere.

Lezzet

Elwood

Danny dined on Fri, 6th Apr 2018 (8)

Has been some years since last dining here and it was a very positive experience. Good food, very interesting Turkish wine and quietly attentive service made for a very enjoyable evening.

Port Phillip Estate

Red Hill South

Danny dined on Sat, 31st Mar 2018 (9)

A very special dining experience.

The Dispensary

Bendigo

Danny dined on Fri, 19th Jan 2018 (9)

Great experience as always. Engaging service. Great wine list. Good food.

POW Kitchen

St Kilda

Danny dined on Sun, 31st Dec 2017 (10)

We had our favourites for the final time and absolutely relished them. We look forward to the new venture at the Prince in 2018.

POW Kitchen

St Kilda

Danny dined on Fri, 29th Dec 2017 (10)

We love this place and were devasted when told it would be closing permanently from 1st January 2018.

Pure South

Southbank

Danny dined on Fri, 22nd Dec 2017 (7)

Our experience was good overall, but we were hoping for more of a focus on Tasmanian fare than what we were offered, for example, scallops with the roe on and more Tasmanian wine on the otherwise very good wine list. Not all of our group felt the combination of food on the plate sufficiently complemented each other. The service, when we got it, was excellent, especially from the sommelier - the staff just seemed to be spread too thinly.

Becco

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Sat, 9th Dec 2017 (9)

A great experience. Very good food. Superb service.

Montalto

Red Hill South

Danny dined on Tue, 26th Sep 2017 (6)

Somewhat dissapointing. Good sommelier but service otherwise a bit indifferent. Sauces on mains a bit on the sweet side. Has the feel of being past its prime.

Roxborough

St Kilda

Danny dined on Sat, 15th Jul 2017 (9)

Excellent as always!

Roxborough

St Kilda

Danny dined on Sat, 20th May 2017 (8)

The move away from a higher end share plate style does not seem like progress to me, but the food and wine was still high quality.

Syracuse

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Sat, 29th Apr 2017 (10)

A wonderful experience again. Great food, great wine, perfectly attentive service.

Customs House Hotel Restaurant

Newcastle

Danny dined on Sun, 16th Apr 2017 (8)

Lunch of confit duck, prawn linguine and 2 x fish and chips. Devoured with relish. Lovely, friendly service. Will definitely return.

Syracuse

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Sat, 25th Mar 2017 (9)

Quality dining with personable and informed service. Will definitely return.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Thu, 17th Nov 2016 (9)

Exceelent experince as usual. Great food and wine, very good service.

Akiba

Canberra

Danny dined on Mon, 31st Oct 2016 (8)

Good food and service as usual.

Sarti

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Sat, 29th Oct 2016 (7)

Great food, amazing wine list. Food service was very disappointing ... plate whisked away while the last mouthful was about to be eaten, bread taken without asking if the last piece was wanted, wine glasses taken away before the bottle has been finished etc.

Oscar's on the Yarra

Warburton

Danny dined on Sat, 1st Oct 2016 (6)

Food reasonable. Decent wine list. Service was friendly but minimal.

Temporada

Canberra

Danny dined on Wed, 28th Sep 2016 (10)

Superb as always

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Sun, 3rd Jul 2016 (9)

Excellent as always

French Martini

South Bank

Danny dined on Thu, 23rd Jun 2016 (9)

A lovely French bistro

Circa The Prince

St Kilda

Danny dined on Sun, 24th Apr 2016 (9)

Delightful, as expected.

The Atlantic

Southbank

Danny dined on Mon, 28th Mar 2016 (9)

Very good food and wine list. Great atmosphere.

Luxembourg

St Kilda

Danny dined on Thu, 24th Mar 2016 (9)

Very good food and wine list. Service good but measured. A very enjoyable experience.

Caffe E Cucina

South Yarra

Danny dined on Sat, 19th Mar 2016 (7)

Having not dined here for 5 years, we found Caffe e Cucina did not surprise but remains solid. The room is beautiful. The wine list is great.

Akiba

Canberra

Danny dined on Sun, 13th Dec 2015 (9)

Very good, as always.

Pod Food

Pialligo

Danny dined on Sun, 8th Nov 2015 (9)

Good food, good wine list, good service.

Akiba

Canberra

Danny dined on Wed, 21st Oct 2015 (9)

Great food, interesting wine list.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Sat, 26th Sep 2015 (8)

Great food. Excellent wines.

Temporada

Canberra

Danny dined on Sat, 5th Sep 2015 (9)

Superb as always. Dining at the bar. My favourite Canberra restaurant.

Temporada

Canberra

Danny dined on Sat, 13th Jun 2015 (10)

Canberra's best by far. Everything we love in a relaxed but exciting dining expertience.

Bocados Spanish Kitchen

Newcastle

Danny dined on Fri, 20th Mar 2015 (9)

Excellent food. It felt like I was in Melbourne.

Mood Food & Co

Braddon

Danny dined on Wed, 18th Mar 2015 (8)

Good food and service. Great range of wines on compact wine list.

A. Baker

City

Danny dined on Fri, 9th Jan 2015 (9)

Returning from a period holidaying in Europe, the experience at A. Baker was a wonderful reminder of the high quality and value for money to be found in Australian dining.

Temporada

Canberra

Danny dined on Sat, 2nd Aug 2014 (9)

Wonderful as always.

Temporada

Canberra

Danny dined on Wed, 25th Jun 2014 (9)

Looking forward to our return.

Pilot. Restaurant & Bar

Ainslie

Danny dined on Sat, 12th Apr 2014 (9)

A very good dining experience. Great food and a clever wine list, with attentive service. We look forward to becoming regular diners at Pulp Kitchen.

Money Order Office (MOO)

Melbourne CBD

Danny dined on Fri, 10th Jan 2014 (6)

Reasonably good meal and service before heading out to a concert. Extraordinary wine list.

The Panama Dining Room

Fitzroy

Danny dined on Sat, 30th Nov 2013 (6)

The food was really good. Interesting wine list. Our waitress was really engaging and helpful. The co-ordination of our meals, however, was terrible. Entrees were only just finished when the plates were whisked away and replaced with our mains. Then a 15 minute wait for our wine. A disappointing experience.

Saigon Sally

Windsor

Danny dined on Thu, 10th Oct 2013 (6)

Lots of hype and popular. Very Windsor.

Spanish Santiago Tapas

Middle Park

Danny dined on Sat, 10th Aug 2013 (6)

A little underwhelmed with the food this time.

The Roti Man

Middle Park

Danny dined on Wed, 7th Aug 2013 (8)

Reliable Indian food

Fitzrovia

St Kilda

Danny dined on Fri, 5th Jul 2013 (6)

Everyone was nice enough, food OK for the price, but it was all a bit lacklustre this time.

Pizza e Birra

St Kilda

Danny dined on Sat, 18th May 2013 (9)

A reliably enjoyable dining experience.

Healesville Hotel

Healesville

Danny dined on Sat, 4th May 2013 (9)

We'll definitely return.

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