Kim Baird

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St Michael 6003


Kim dined on Sat, 3rd Nov 2018 (8)

Quality food and a nice cosy dining room with attentive staff. Degustation menu and fixed price 3 course menu. Great for a special dinner.

Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth


Kim dined on Sun, 14th Oct 2018 (10)

As always a brilliant restaurant in all areas. Venue is dark and moody with lots of class, service is fast, attentive, caring, well educated and professionally friendly. Food is top notch bringing together beautifully matching flavours with extra tastiness. I always love dining here and the Sydney location too, it's such a treat.



Kim dined on Sat, 15th Sep 2018 (10)

Love the food at this restaurant. Best Italian in Perth!



Kim dined on Sat, 14th Jul 2018 (10)

High quality food with perfect combination of ingredients. Service is excellent! Attentive, helpful, not too intrusive and organised. This is our favourite restaurant in Perth for both lunch and dinner. Love it!

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

East Fremantle

Kim dined on Sat, 30th Jun 2018 (9)

Really tasty modern asian dishes, great rooftop venue with happy, buzzy atmosphere plus friendly waitstaff. Highly recommended!

Raffles Hotel


Kim dined on Sat, 23rd Jun 2018 (8)

The food was excellent in quality and taste. The venue is too loud for a restaurant as the dining room merges with the rowdy bar area (it was 6pm on a Saturday night) however as a result there is a positive upbeat vibe to the place. The food is prepared and served quickly (we were finished eating 2 courses and ready to leave after 40 mins from arrival). Some waitstaff are more personable and friendly but others just dropped the food on the table and rushed off. I really enjoyed the food and would definitely go back but maybe during the week when its quieter and not so hectic.

Red Cabbage

South Perth

Kim dined on Fri, 1st Jun 2018 (10)

Top notch restaurant with food in the class of many top Sydney restaurants like Sepia, Quay... Staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. Venue is beautifully designed and has a great feel with lots of happy diners. Worth taking a business colleague or interstate/overseas guest to impress. Highly recommended.

Vasse Felix


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

Top notch food and wait staff. If you're a foodie then this is the place for you. We had the pork, beef and pasta as mains and they were all taste sensations. Desserts are special too. Can't wait to go back.

Lamonts Smiths Beach


Kim dined on Fri, 26th Jan 2018 (7)

Reasonably good restaurant, food and service. Not a taste sensation but quality ingredients. Waitress was attentive but could be a little less assertive. Location is near the beach but no views. Otherwise a good experience and would go back.

Cantina 663

Mount Lawley

Kim dined on Thu, 11th Jan 2018 (8)

Delicate flavours and very fresh ingredients. We had the Arancini Balls, Beef Carpaccio, Pork Belly and Crab Pasta plus Broccolini. All very good. Staff are friendly and happy.

Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth


Kim dined on Tue, 31st Oct 2017 (10)

Not quite as on point as the Sydney Rockpool Bar and Grill but still very good food and friendly helpful staff although a bit light on staff on the floor. It was a Tuesday night though. Amazing oysters and the food is very fresh. I love the design of the restaurant and atmosphere.Would love to eat here regularly.

Nasi Lemak Korner


Kim dined on Sat, 13th May 2017 (9)

Authentic Malay food that is spicy and flavoursome. Similar to Long Chim in that way but different country. Great atmosphere and design in the venue make it unique. Service is fast, attentive and friendly. Prices are reasonable. We will be back a lot as we loved it!


East Fremantle

Kim dined on Fri, 10th Mar 2017 (7)

Asian fusion mix which is nice but lacks the refinement of some better restaurants. Not far off though. Service is friendly and helpful. Must have the beef cheek curry. Very tender and tasty.

Vino E Cucina


Kim dined on Tue, 17th Jan 2017 (8)

Food is good and lovely friendly staff.

Macleay Street Bistro

Potts Point

Kim dined on Tue, 6th Dec 2016 (9)

Knock your socks off food! Beef Tartare crazy good and Oysters delicious and fresh. John Dory with an incredibly delicious sauce and chicken the same. So very good and so french - yumm.

Jersey Rd. Bistro


Kim dined on Tue, 15th Nov 2016 (8)

Great food and lovely service. A terrific local restaurant that you can take guests to also.

Little Jean

Double Bay

Kim dined on Sun, 23rd Oct 2016 (8)

Nice salads and meat choices. Busy and popular. Best to book on weekends especially breakfast and brunch.

Spice Temple

Sydney CBD

Kim dined on Fri, 14th Oct 2016 (10)

Totally amazing flavours and food. Blew our mind. The cocktails were incredible too. A must dine restaurant. Go with at least 4 people so you can try more dishes as you can share them. Going back in a hurry!

Macleay Street Bistro

Potts Point

Kim dined on Fri, 23rd Sep 2016 (8)

Great service this night with a funny, engaging waiter! Lovely food and nice venue.

Macleay Street Bistro

Potts Point

Kim dined on Fri, 19th Aug 2016 (8)

Fantastic food in a quaint cosy dining room. The service is very French. Could be more friendly and engaging but the food makes up for it by a long shot. A must eat place.

Little Jean

Double Bay

Kim dined on Sun, 7th Aug 2016 (8)

a light filled interior and outside dining. healthy food that is tasty. lots of attentive staff. love having weekend bites here.

Cafe Bellavista

East Perth

Kim dined on Sun, 26th Jun 2016 (7)

Nice Italian restaurant and the pasta was delicious with a decent serving size. It was so tasty I ate it all. Pizza was good and calamari was also fresh and not chewy. Good restaurant for a casual meal.

Southern Star Vietnamese Restaurant

Perth CBD

Kim dined on Sat, 25th Jun 2016 (4)

Very average flavour and taste. Good if you like bland Asian food which some Australians do. We are from Sydney and the food is more flavoursome and spicier there so maybe that's why it seemed so ordinary. Long Chim in Perth is far better and we were really blown away with their food. Service was good but not as good as Long Chim. I think we are too fussy on Asian authenticity.

Buon Ricordo Restaurant


Kim dined on Fri, 15th Jan 2016 (10)

AMAZING Italian food in a warm atmosphere with a lot of beautiful artworks. Must eat - Fettuccine with Truffled Egg - insane dish that I eat over and over and never get sick of it. Wait staff are also brilliant.Take your overseas guests here and business clients. We go just to indulge ourselves.

Lucio's Italian Restaurant


Kim dined on Sat, 9th Jan 2016 (10)

Feels like Italy in this restaurant with yellow walls and beautiful paintings hanging up. Really like you're in someones home giving that warm and welcome feeling. Staff are mature and attentive, friendly and efficient. Trained to a high standard. The food is of world class standard plus the wine (I had a Sauvignon Blanc ) was exceptionally good and well chosen. If you want to make sure you have a well rounded high class meal and service without the pomp and fuss this is the place to go. We are going back with friends next Saturday.

A Tavola Bondi


Kim dined on Tue, 5th Jan 2016 (8)

Lovely food, Italian wines and great service. Nice atmosphere too. Will be going back :-)

Jersey Rd. Bistro


Kim dined on Thu, 24th Dec 2015 (8)

Great food! Short rib falls off the bone, yummy cocktails and friendly service.

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon


Kim dined on Fri, 13th Nov 2015 (8)

Top quality food and meats. Fillet steak is world class. Service is attentive and polite. The venue is cool and has a nice atmosphere. Price is good for the standard of food. We will be back to try other delicious dishes on the menu.

Lucio's Italian Restaurant


Kim dined on Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 (10)

The restaurant is fitted out in authentic Italian colours and design and is very comfortable. The service was particularly outstanding. Attentive, helpful, quick, friendly. All the right combinations. The food is 5 star in taste, freshness, quality and combination of ingredients. If you like great food and want to dress up or want to go in smart casual this place ticks all the boxes. we will making a beeline back there as we are not far away. Perfect for business lunches too.

Vino E Cucina


Kim dined on Sun, 1st Nov 2015 (6)

Pizza is really good and service is friendly and fast. Great venue, really quaint. Good for mid week casual dinners.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Kim dined on Tue, 13th Oct 2015 (9)

The food is fabulous. Cocktails the very best too. Atmosphere dark and moody which I also LOVE! Service is very good but a couple of meals delivered to the incorrect person this time which doesn't normally happen. We were also rushed to order and reminded about being out at 8pm even though we arrived early (and it was only 20mins into the dining when we did order) as they had an 8pm sitting which we already knew about when booking was placed. Most restaurants are doing this these days in Sydney but its the first time in any Sydney restaurant we've been rushed and then told a second time about table booked at 8pm. Once we had ordered the pressure was off. Highly recommend eating here. One of my favourites.


Rushcutters Bay

Kim dined on Sat, 3rd Oct 2015 (8)

We had breakfast there and it was lovely day so sat outside. They had umbrellas to shade us when the sun moved over. The food was italian breakfast and was good. It was quite inexpensive too. The bill was $76 for 4 of us with coffees. Service was polite and attentive.

Hugos Bar Pizza

Potts Point

Kim dined on Sat, 25th Jul 2015 (8)

Great venue. We sat outside in July and the heaters kept us perfectly warm. Calamari is particularly good.

Hugos Bar Pizza

Potts Point

Kim dined on Sat, 11th Jul 2015 (10)

Great venue, lit with candles and dark wooden slat walls. Confortable seating and marble bar. Food is very good. Calamari super fresh. Pizza also very good especially the mushroom one. Friendly and attentive staff. No snobbiness here. Will definately be back.

Wharf Rd. Restaurant & Bar


Kim dined on Sat, 6th Jun 2015 (8)

Gorgeous venue, great service and delicious food. Definitely a place to visit whilst in Nowra.

Vincent French Dining Room & Bar


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

Great food and atmosphere. Nice venue. Same wait staff are way above average but one was not as attentive with plate clearing. Not anything we wouldn't go back for though. We love it!

Vincent French Dining Room & Bar


Kim dined on Sat, 18th Apr 2015 (10)

the food is particularly special at this place. It is a taste sensation like the kind I had at Tetsuya although the dishes are not alike. The service was perfect. Friendly, efficient, communicative, helpful. Servings are generous. The venue is very much French Bistro styler with undercover veranda dining. Its fresh and well maintained. We are going back to try more dishes that we couldn't fit in the first time. Also, the chicken is the best tasting chicken we ave ever had. A must try.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Kim dined on Thu, 12th Mar 2015 (8)

Great venue and service. Some of the food was very good but some was dry and overcooked. A bit hit and miss. We'll go back on a weekend and see if the chef is different and food standard improves as the type of foods are really interesting and could be sensational with a bit more effort.


Rushcutters Bay

Kim dined on Sat, 24th Jan 2015 (5)

Disappointing. We have been several times before and found the food and service to be excellent. We were really looking forward to another good experience with friends we had invited along. This time however the service was patchy. The waiters were Italian which is a nice touch however one or two we're very accented and hard to understand at times and one in particular had trouble understanding us. The restaurant was very hot. I had my hair down and the bottom of my neck and hair was wet from heat. The Mozzarella ball for entree looked great but was bland, the lamb cutlets for main was bland and over cooked. The side salad was forgotten with the main and additional chilli flakes also requested had to be asked for again. The waiters were not as friendly and engaging as previous times and were hard to wave down even though the restaurant wasn't fully booked out on this Saturday night. Maybe customers are losing faith with the new turn of service and food. My husband has refused to go again and is embarrassed we took friends there. I would return however for the pizza with my son. The dough is delicious and fillings yummy.

Bazaar Restaurant

Surfers Paradise

Kim dined on Tue, 13th Jan 2015 (10)

We had the buffet breakfast after reading magazine and blog reviews rating it as no. 1 and it didn't disappoint. Extensive buffet of quality foods. Pricing $32/ adult and $15 for kids under 12. Under 4 eat free. We've eaten at many 5 star hots around the world and this is the best buffet we've had. Entry staff are sharp and friendly. Staff clearing tables are less friendly and could use a pep up and clear tables faster. Hotel and restaurant has a modern retro fit out and is a sight to behold on its own. A must visit buffet if you live or are visiting the Gold Coast.

Eat Thai


Kim dined on Wed, 1st Oct 2014 (9)

Delicious Thai food in a unique space with atmosphere. Definately going back!

Bei Amici

Darling Point

Kim dined on Fri, 19th Sep 2014 (9)

Great wait staff and sommeliar. Food is very tasty and delicious! Nice intimate venue with mostly locals. Highly recommended for foodies.

Bei Amici

Darling Point

Kim dined on Sat, 30th Aug 2014 (9)

Small and intimate venue with friendly service. The food is of a very high quality and the deserts are worth making room for as is the Espresso cocktail. calamari entree and Veal main are also sensational as is the flavoursome vegetables that come with them. Highly recommended for foodies!


Rushcutters Bay

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

This place is great and a must eat at, spoken by two foodies. Has the rare balanced combination of exceptional service, tasty food, reasonable prices and brilliant atmosphere. We have been here with friends and also with our 9 year old son who they treat just like another patron - so cute. It's also the "spot on" place to go for a date or a small birthday dinner or to just sit at the under-lit bar and have drinks with a tasty bar menu. Pizzas are also delicious!

Flavour of India Edgecliff


Kim dined on Sat, 23rd Aug 2014 (9)

Fantastic Indian food. I love good curries and this place makes them. They can make them mild, medium or hot. I like hot! The restaurant has a warm feel to it with timber walls and panels. Tables are spaciously separated. Service is attentive. We like to go with our 9 year old son and sometimes take his friends and they are well catered for.


Rose Bay

Kim dined on Sat, 2nd Aug 2014 (10)

Taste sensation food with smaller proportions so you can fit in desert. Outstanding polite service that is down to earth and not intrusive or stuffy. Large dining room with timber floors and glass front looking over the bay. You can watch ferries come and go. Tables are a good size for eating , not too cramped but not too far to have to yell across to each other. We took our 9 year old son and they promptly offered a kids meal and kids ice cream not on the menu as a choice. The people attending the restaurant are mostly well dressed middle aged foodies It's not a flashy trendy scene with lots of attitude. Highly recommend going there for all reasons from a weekend family meal to taking visitors or business associates.


Rushcutters Bay

Kim dined on Sat, 19th Jul 2014 (9)

Great venue, food and service. Prices are reasonable mid range which is what Sydney needs and Melbourne has. highly recommended by self confessed foodie.

Bronte Road Bistro


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

Beautiful venue in old house with intimate outdoor area. Food is very very good! We have dined at many 1-3 hat restaurants and this food would be 2 hat standard in taste and quality. The service was brilliant from 1 waiter who was friendly but not over the top and not intrusive - spot on. Another waiter delivered food and put the dishes down at the wrong person. A bit slow bringing another wine but these are not big issues for us as the rest of the experience was terrific. Highly recommend and we will be going back for sure. Great local venue for us :-)

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