Jon

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Din Tai Fung Chippendale

Chippendale

Jon dined on Wed, 7th Aug 2019 (10)

Delicious Chinese food with a fairly good selection. We enjoyed the service and food very much.

Saint George

Chippendale

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

We tried this place as part of a deal - the flavours offered on menu were unique. We particularly remembered the truffled brulee, cured salmon and scallops.

Bondi Pizza Eastgardens

Eastgardens

Jon dined on Mon, 29th Jul 2019 (7)

Food was alright, and service was brisk. We enjoyed the meal on the deal and would recommend for casual meals.

Madame Shanghai

Darlinghurst

Jon dined on Fri, 26th Jul 2019 (10)

Excellent dumplings and Chinese food. We really enjoyed the menu, and recommend this place for casual dinners as the atmosphere and service were both very welcoming.

Manta Restaurant & Bar

Woolloomooloo

Jon dined on Wed, 24th Jul 2019 (10)

Service was excellent! We really appreciated the attentiveness of our wait staff for the evening. Food was delicious, and we liked the seafood items.

Whirly Bird

Pyrmont

Jon dined on Tue, 23rd Jul 2019 (10)

We tried all the available chicken dishes - fried, wings and roasted - and they were tasty. The bar setting gives this restaurant a unique vibe. Good place for an evening drink too. Recommended for casual meals.

Indian Paradise Randwick

Randwick

Jon dined on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019 (10)

Excellent Indian cuisine in a suburb. We had two curries, some roti and the fried rice. Food quality was fantastic, everything was aromatic and delicious. Highly recommended!

Fresh Fusion Hub

Newtown

Jon dined on Sun, 21st Jul 2019 (8)

Casual diner with outdoor seating. Small menu, with good food.

Eastside Bar + Grill

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sat, 20th Jul 2019 (6)

Overall, food was very salty. Our group of 4 enjoyed the starters, but our mains were not as good - steaks were a overdone, and chips continue to be underwhelming (we had some of the best chips here before). Service staff, however, continues to be fantastic.

Eastside Bar + Grill

Chippendale

Jon dined on Thu, 18th Jul 2019 (8)

Excellent service and steak. We enjoyed the venue very much, and would recommend this place for small groups. Chips, which were a signature of the chef, felt as though it had fallen in standards since our last visit.

Little Jean

Double Bay

Jon dined on Sat, 13th Jul 2019 (8)

We frequently visit this place for breakfast and lunch, which continues to offer excellent food (with reasonable pricing). We found the service this time around to be poor, and felt treatment was different because it was booked as part of a promotion from the fork (i.e. restaurant had available seating and staff was reluctant to allow us a spot with promotion for 30 mins early arrival). It left a very poor taste for us on a Saturday afternoon.

James St Bar & Kitchen

Northbridge

Jon dined on Fri, 5th Jul 2019 (9)

A decent selection of proteins available on the menu. We had the steak, beef cheeks and fish & chips - all of them were delicious. The onion rings were very decent, and we highly recommend that!

Grace of India

Kirribilli

Jon dined on Thu, 4th Jul 2019 (9)

Excellent breads and chicken dishes - a good Indian restaurant for choice due to its proximity from train station.

Silvester's

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 29th Jun 2019 (8)

Had been to the restaurant a number of times - the staff were fairly frantic on this occasion. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and unfortunately the experience was a not as pleasant as previous visits. Nevertheless, the starters were excellent. Mains were a mix bucket - some of us liked the duck, whilst the beef was enjoyed by all. Recommended for a pleasant and relaxing meal, if service is on point.

Baia the Italian

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 28th Jun 2019 (8)

Good waterfront lunch spot. Service was brisk and helpful. Recommended for relaxing lunches

Bellucci Cucina

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 17th Jun 2019 (9)

We stopped by for a quick lunch bite. Enjoyed the service very much!

Baia the Italian

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 16th Jun 2019 (8)

Good waterfront venue with an extensive selection of Italian food. The chicken and avocado main was a highlight for our evening, and we found the service staff to be polite and helpful. Recommended for a long and relaxing meal by the water.

Mekong

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sun, 2nd Jun 2019 (8)

Excellent, unique flavours with the dishes served. Recommended ones include the beer pipis, crispy pork and softshell crab.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 31st May 2019 (8)

We celebrated a birthday at the venue, and enjoyed the evening very much. Service was mostly on point, and not intrusive. We enjoyed the kingfish starter and our steaks very much. Recommended for occassions and a good dining experience.

Silvester's

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Tue, 28th May 2019 (10)

The food continues to be excellent after many visits. It is consistent, well presented and delicious. Despite this being a restaurant situated in the middle of a hotel lobby, the quality of food and service is outstanding in comparison with options around the same area. The squid carbonara and beef options were our favorites. Highly recommended!

Feast at Sheraton Grand Sydney

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 27th May 2019 (7)

We had a special 1/2 off buffet and did it for a party of 4. Food was alright - selection was average, and seafood was fresh. Would recommend for a casual dinner buffet with the deal.

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 26th May 2019 (10)

Excellent selection of Thai dishes! Highly recommended.

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 19th May 2019 (10)

Excellent Thai restaurant at the heart of Circular Quay. We are consistently returning to this place due to their quality of food and wide selection of dishes.

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 18th May 2019 (10)

Excellent Thai restaurant at the heart of Circular Quay. We are consistently returning to this place due to their quality of food and wide selection of dishes.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 1st May 2019 (10)

This joint continues to be an excellent Japanese establishment serving authentic Japanese cuisine. Highly recommended lunch specials - their dons and sets are good value and delicious.

Eastside Bar + Grill

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sat, 27th Apr 2019 (10)

Stand out feature for the venue: one of the most attentive services experienced for a casual restaurant. Our group at lunch was most impressed with the service crew. We particularly enjoyed the chips served at the restaurant (some of the best around), as well as the ribs. Highly recommended for a nice meal out!

Bhoomi Restaurant

Glebe

Jon dined on Sun, 21st Apr 2019 (10)

Booked this as part of a deal. The food was very modernised to Australian tastes - it was tasty and vegetarian dishes stood out. The fried paneer and briayni were really excellent! What left a lasting impression for this place was the venue itself: sandstoned interiors with lots of space (looks deceptively small until you actually get into the restaurant) and decor was beautiful! Highly recommended for those seeking a nice evening of Indian bites.

Gavroche Chippendale

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sat, 20th Apr 2019 (8)

French restaurant with excellent mains. The steak and duck were excellent! Service was a little rough for the afternoon we had.

Bar Cupola

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Thu, 11th Apr 2019 (10)

Had a casual lunch here with a friend - excellent venue for catching up on conversation given this is based within an office complex. Asian selection menu appears to be odd at first, but the execution on taste and presentation is fantastic! Highly recommended.

Grace of India

Kirribilli

Jon dined on Tue, 22nd Jan 2019 (9)

Excellent Indian food in the north shore with particularly good naans.

Hulu At King Street Wharf

Sydney

Jon dined on Sun, 9th Dec 2018 (7)

Food was good. Service was brisk for a Sunday afternoon, which was nice but also a little demanding as staff seemed to be peering over our shoulders Evey other minute.

Sushi Tei

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 8th Dec 2018 (8)

Excellent value with the 50% special for a weekend lunch. Restaurant offers a large variety of Japanese dishes, and bento sets are good value. Would recommend for a good afternoon bite.

Sushi Tei

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 8th Dec 2018 (8)

Excellent value with the 50% special for a weekend lunch. Restaurant offers a large variety of Japanese dishes, and bento sets are good value. Would recommend for a good afternoon bite.

Palings

Sydney

Jon dined on Fri, 7th Dec 2018 (3)

Reserved the venue for a Christmas lunch with the office. Our experience at the place was ruined by the poor service at the door - the lead hostess was rude and passed around vulgar comments to other wait staff whilst sitting us down (she could not figure out our reservation at the door, took us around the venue for a spin without sitting us, before complaining loudly to her fellow colleagues). Additionally, wait staff seemed very stretched and orders took a long time (which is expected for the seasonal lunch periods). Food was alright for the price point, though the place was spacious and had a good atmosphere (music and all). Would not recommend from a service perspective.

Hicksons Izakaya

Walsh Bay

Jon dined on Sun, 18th Nov 2018 (8)

The Bento boxes are tasty, and comes with generous servings of sashimi. Pricing is quite steep for other menu items. Good views during the day, recommended for slow lunches.

Sydney Korean BBQ

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 10th Aug 2018 (9)

Friendly service Korean BBQ place at the heart of the city. Recommend for a casual bite with a group of friends.

Hunter & Barrel - Cockle Bay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 16th Jul 2018 (8)

Had a business lunch at the venue - quite a lovely menu, though the consistency was not as good across our orders (e.g. meat being a tad too overdone in some instances despite asking for medium-rare). Service staff were attentive and polite. Recommended for a casual dinning venue by the harbour.

JUAN Bowl & Tea

Redfern

Jon dined on Sun, 15th Jul 2018 (7)

The venue is fairly small, and the food was reasonable in quantity and quality. We found the staff, despite being japanese ran, were a little off on service as they were too mecanical in their approach (i.e. ordering must be done at the counter, pushing customers to order faster etc.) Overall, this place is worth the time if you happen to be in the neighbourhood and needed a bite (it is likely you cannot get a space from walk-ins though, so be sure to book ahead of time).

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Thu, 5th Jul 2018 (10)

Excellent variety of Thai dishes - highly recommended!

Silvester's

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Tue, 3rd Jul 2018 (10)

Dined via a dimmi special - the quality of the food and service was excellent! We particularly enjoyed the short ribs and marrion toast, with the mushrooms standing out best from the side dishes. Had a wonderful evening with the service being attentive and not overly intrusive. Located within the Marriott hotel, highly recommend this venue for a comfortable night out of food and conversation.

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 29th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent variety of Thai dishes - highly recommended!

Bloody Mary's

Darlinghurst

Jon dined on Thu, 28th Jun 2018 (10)

We booked this as part of a dimmi special. Excellent food, with a fairly convenient location just off Kings Cross station.

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Thu, 28th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent variety of Thai dishes - highly recommended!

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 27th Jun 2018 (10)

Great bento sets for lunch - highly recommended! Food is fresh and service is prompt. Good venue for conversations.

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 24th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent variety of Thai dishes - highly recommended!

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent variety of Thai dishes - highly recommended!

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018 (9)

Excellent venue for lunch - a space away from the crowds and suitable for business meetings and conversation.

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 20th Jun 2018 (9)

Good venue for lunch in the CBD - away from the crowds and the food is decent.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Tue, 19th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent venue for lunch. Quiet space, good Japanese food!

Tokyo Laundry

Sydney

Jon dined on Mon, 18th Jun 2018 (7)

Dinner for two, decided to try out the place as part of a dimmi rewards booking ($20 off). The food was good, though nothing outstanding given higher pricing points. The happy hour drinks were good value. The venue was booked out for the evening and we were given seats close to the entrance, which was not ideal. We were a bit confused when getting the bill - the restaurant manager seemed reluctant to apply the discount which I thought was a tad odd. Overall, a nice place for an evening bite and conversation given its good location amidst the circular quay area.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 18th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent lunch venue with space for conversation. The unagi don is fantastic.

Beijing Legend

Pyrmont

Jon dined on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 (8)

We tried out this venue as part of a dimmi promotion(30% off food). The food was on point, chinese cuisine without nonsense - we espcially liked the stir fried dishes (mushroom and pork, chicken). The dumplings were alright, and they do offer a fairly wide variety of choice despite a smaller venue. Would recommend for neighbourhood eats.

Longrain

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 (7)

We took on a dimmi 50% special and tried the place out for lunch. Spacious venue with a shared table seating. Food was good - nice asian flavours, and we espcially loved the pork which was cooked perfectly. Would recommend as a venue for a leisurely meal.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent japanese food - a perfect venue for a quieter lunch! The chirashi and unagi sets are wonderful, and is highly recommended.

Mach2 by Machiavelli

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 13th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent pasta and service for lunch. Business crowd expected given proximity to offices, and the restaurant served as a place for work conversations in the afternoon.

Beijing Legend

Pyrmont

Jon dined on Mon, 11th Jun 2018 (8)

Good chinese food for around the Pyrmont neighbourhood.

House of Crabs

Redfern

Jon dined on Sun, 10th Jun 2018 (6)

We enjoyed the venue very much - it was a restaurant situated at the top of a bar. The food was below average in both quality and quantity for the price paid, and we found our snow crab to be a little stale. Can be a noisy spot when crowded.

Ze Pickle Sydney

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Sun, 10th Jun 2018 (8)

This place has a beautiful bar and the kitchen offers good value, tasty burgers. Fries were a little under on the day we visited. Recommended for drinks and groups.

Sydney Korean BBQ

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 9th Jun 2018 (9)

Friendly service Korean BBQ place at the heart of the city. We tried the pancakes, dumplings and a special meat set - food was delicious, and the added service to help with the cooking made the experience more enjoyable. Would recommend for a casual bite with a group of friends.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 8th Jun 2018 (9)

Excellent japanese food - continues to be a great venue for lunch in the vicinity.

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 21st May 2018 (10)

This branch has an excellent selection of Thai dishes and they are well prepared. Sufficiently authentic for local taste buds, it is highly recommended for its range and quality of food. The crab omelette, despite being a tad pricey, is a must try.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 21st May 2018 (9)

Excellent lunch offering with good set menus to choose from.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 16th May 2018 (10)

Utulised a dimmi special here (AMEX spend).Excellent service and authentic Japanese food. Lunch service is brisk and friendly, quality of food is good. Had the salmon don set, and it was fresh.

Made in Italy

Pyrmont

Jon dined on Tue, 8th May 2018 (10)

Good food, good service!

Chat Thai Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 6th May 2018 (10)

Though a part of a regular chain, this thai restaurant offers a wide range of food items that is good on quality and taste. Highly recommended!

Chaco Bar

Darlinghurst

Jon dined on Fri, 27th Apr 2018 (10)

Had a fabulous dinner with a party of 3. The skewers were absolutely delicious, and we especially liked the chicken crackling and pork with enoki mushrooms. Would highly recommend this venue for small groups as the sitting space is quite limited.

bills Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Jon dined on Fri, 6th Apr 2018 (9)

Friendly service, quick service!

Automata

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sat, 10th Mar 2018 (10)

Excellent venue and food!

Mekong

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sat, 13th Jan 2018 (8)

Good seafood options! Service was pleasant and the atmosphere was relaxing for an afternoon conversation.

Automata

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sat, 4th Nov 2017 (9)

We celebrated a birthday for a friend with a 5 course dinner at the venue, and was not disappointed by the quality of the food. Flavors were well paired, and we especially liked the tomatoes and xo-sauced shrimps. Servings are fairly generous for a degustation sitting, and we were full at the end of it. Highly recommended venue for a good evening of food and conversation.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 1st Nov 2017 (9)

Excellent Japanese food!

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 27th Oct 2017 (10)

Still an excellent lunch venue - highly recommended for service and good Japanese bento boxes!

At Bangkok

Haymarket

Jon dined on Sun, 22nd Oct 2017 (8)

Had a late dinner as a part of a dimmi special - food was alright for the time restaurant was open (i.e. Late night) they have a live band on weekends in the venue - very peculiar and interesting at the same time.

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 20th Oct 2017 (10)

Food was consistent and excellent (yes, third time in three days)! Decided to try the lunch menu (for the last time in a while) and it was fantastic value for the service and quality returned (had the unagi and the chicken namban sets). Highly recommended, still!

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Thu, 19th Oct 2017 (10)

Food was excellent! Decided to try the lunch menu (again) and the quality is just consistent (had the Yayoi special and the pork namban). Cannot find fault with the experience. Highly recommended!

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 18th Oct 2017 (10)

Food was excellent! Decided to try the lunch menu on weekdays - it gets a lot busier with business crowds. Wait staff continues to be professional and polite, and food is excellent for the price paid. Highly recommended!

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Tue, 17th Oct 2017 (10)

We enjoyed the offer and found the venue very pleasant for an afternoon lunch. Food was generous and up to standard (as you would expect in a regular establishment.)

Sushi Tei

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 16th Oct 2017 (9)

Food was tasty - especially the mentaiko pasta and sushi rolls. Despite the extremely noisy tables next to us, we enjoyed the evening of food served at the venue.

Gold Class Daruma

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 11th Oct 2017 (10)

An excellent Japanese restaurant located in the city within Grace hotel. Had the chirashi don and it was beautiful - fresh and generous servings of seafood prepared by a Japanese chef over the counter. Would be wonderful if the accompanying rice was a little more in quantity for the slightly more hungry crowd. Highly recommended!

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 7th Oct 2017 (9)

Excellent Japanese food - servings were fairly on the smaller side, but quality compensates for it. Service crew was fantastic for a Saturday afternoon - highly recommended for a quiet venue and good Japanese cuisine.

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 7th Oct 2017 (9)

Food was very tasty - lunch menu on Saturday is served in a very relaxed pace, and is suitable for an afternoon of casual bites. We found our wait staff (a female) especially polite and on the ball with service. Will recommend as a result of the positive service and food experience!

bills Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Jon dined on Sun, 1st Oct 2017 (8)

The food was great! Had the full Aussie, corn fritters and kimchi fried rice. Service crew were a little worn out and appears to be disinterested during the time we were there - probably due to a busy day.

Long Kin

Pyrmont

Jon dined on Sat, 30th Sep 2017 (9)

Service was on point and food was good!

Long Kin

Pyrmont

Jon dined on Sun, 10th Sep 2017 (9)

Good service and tasty food!

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 23rd Aug 2017 (10)

Food was very tasty and presentation was great! A recommended venue for a casual bite with a bunch of friends.

The Hyde Restaurant

Potts Point

Jon dined on Sun, 20th Aug 2017 (7)

We made the booking as part of a dimmi special - there was no fault with the food and we found the venue to be alright.

Cafe Mix

The Rocks

Jon dined on Sun, 6th Aug 2017 (6)

We took a dimmi special with our hotel stay - they were having a special Indonesian cuisine for the period. The food selection was alright, as it had a couple of proteins and carbohydrates for choice. However, we felt that the quality of food on offer was quite poor for a restaurant residing in a luxury hotel. By the end of it, we felt room service was likely a better option for the price paid. Service crew was good and professional. Recommended only if you are seeking variety on a lazy evening.

Barrel Bar and Dining

Cremorne

Jon dined on Sun, 6th Aug 2017 (10)

We took a dimmi special for an afternoon lunch, and found many strong positives about this restaurant. Alex was our service person for the visit, and provided an excellent experience that was professional, brisk and warm. We were very entertained by the conversations had, and I was especially drawn to his passion in the food industry. The food was very well presented, and we found the plating to be exceptional for every dish ordered. Our table got quite a bit of food - the salmon, kingfish and chicken pate for starters; the pasta, barramundi, steak and pork for mains, the pineapple, chocolate, lemon and coffee desserts. We believe strongly that with a bit of adjustment, the dishes would be perfect (this is not to say the food was not good - it was really nice.) Lastly, we found the value of the restaurant really good - with their specials on offer each day, we thought it was very worth the buck to dine in this establishment for the overall experience (check out their happy hour drinks!)

Ormeggio at the Spit

Mosman

Jon dined on Wed, 2nd Aug 2017 (10)

We made a booking for my partner's birthday dinner, and took the 8 course 'trip through Italy' menu together with the non-alcoholic pairing. An outstanding level of service offered at the restaurant - our wait staff were patient, alert and helpful throughout the sitting. They happily offered us detail about our food and drinks, and conducted themselves very professionally which we thought was a keen standard for a fine establishment. The food was meticulous - we especially enjoyed the crackers, bread, textures of mushroom, cod, mandarin and tiramisu. For the price offered, we thought the value received was beyond worth it. Highly recommended.

Essenza Italian

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Sun, 23rd Jul 2017 (10)

We got to this venue again on a dimmi deal - the food was very tasty! Consistent quality. We really liked our two waiters for the evening as they were very attentive (and attractive!) recommended if you're in the hood for simple meals.

Milano Torino

Rosebery

Jon dined on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 (8)

We had booked this place again as part of a dimmi deal - the squid ink pasta was just as good as we remembered! The food was good in quality, and recommended for an easy evening bite if you're living in the neighbourhood. We did have some difficulty getting into the restaurant - its entrance is a sliding door with customers sitting next to it.

Mekong

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sat, 15th Jul 2017 (8)

The food was very good - small selection of items done well. Got the dumplings, scallops, curry, fried rice, and pipis. We tried the place as part of a dimmi deal - would have found the pricing fairly steep otherwise.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jon dined on Mon, 10th Jul 2017 (10)

Still one of the best sushi places to go in the hood!

Fratelli Fresh Bridge Street

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 9th Jul 2017 (7)

Food was alright as part of a dimmi deal - definitely worth the while for a quick bite and drinks.

Essenza Italian

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Thu, 6th Jul 2017 (9)

We got to try this restaurant as part of a dimmi special - the food was good! The tomato-based dishes were tasty and recommended. Additionally, they had a special on the menu - slow roasted duck. This was also above expectations. A good spot for neighbourhood bites if you are in the vicinity.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jon dined on Wed, 5th Jul 2017 (10)

One of the best accessible sushi places for an authentic japanese bite. We got this booking as part of a dimmi deal - the value of the meal was affected by this (positively!) We especially enjoyed the nigiris, and the eel roll. Highly recommended if you are looking for good sushi as they make it real good here (good ratios, fresh seafood.)

Deckhouse Woolwich

Woolwich

Jon dined on Sat, 10th Jun 2017 (9)

Brunch venue that is generous with food and has good waterside views. Recommended for a relaxing meal out!

The Cut Bar & Grill

The Rocks

Jon dined on Fri, 26th May 2017 (9)

Excellent steak for a price! Had a wonderful lunch with good service, highly recommended for special occasions.

bills Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Jon dined on Thu, 18th May 2017 (9)

Excellent scrambled eggs!

Little Jean

Double Bay

Jon dined on Sun, 19th Mar 2017 (9)

As always, fabulous service and food!

TGI Fridays - Macquarie Park

North Ryde

Jon dined on Sun, 19th Feb 2017 (9)

Came here on a Sunday during happy hour for an early dinner. Food was very nice - we got the ribs, onion rings and buffalo wings. The playlist was excellent, love the selection!

Cafe Del Mar

Darling Harbour

Jon dined on Tue, 24th Jan 2017 (8)

We had a business lunch here and it was good - service was prompt and the food was tasty. Our group thought the price paid was a little high for the quality, but that was likely due to the location (i.e. harbour) element as well.

Fratelli Fresh Westfield Sydney

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 20th Jan 2017 (6)

Had a lunch here with the dimmi special in January - we found the food alright (i.e. some pastas and a salad). Given the location versus price range, it is likely easy to find a better venue.

Cafe Opera

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 8th Jan 2017 (9)

We had the seafood buffet and enjoyed the seafood - whist variety is limited, we found the quality was good (prawns, oysters, crab). Would recommend for people who enjoy good quantities of food as well.

Mistelle

Double Bay

Jon dined on Sat, 7th Jan 2017 (8)

We did the restaurant on a special with dimmi - the service crew were excellent, responsive and polite. We had the fish and risotto for mains, and enjoyed them both. Would recommend if you are in the neighbourhood!

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

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

Popped by for a quick bite in the afternoon - the food is good and service is prompt. We had the cheese burger and soft-shell crab burger, and thought they were nice. Recommended!

The Gantry Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 19th Dec 2016 (9)

The food was good, and views were better! Nice and quiet location by the harbor, with decent service. Recommended for a date night out, or if you need a place for good conversation time. Noted that the bar next to the restaurant provides the same excellent experience if you are just after drinks.

Cello's Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Thu, 8th Dec 2016 (9)

Excellent venue for events - we booked this place as part of a corporate lunch. The restaurant features beautiful architecture and is one of the most quiet locations we've been to in the city for dining. Quality of food is great for the price. Highly recommended by the group of us.

Harbour Bar and Kitchen

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sat, 3rd Dec 2016 (7)

We had the beef ribs, chicken and pasta for lunch. Food serves were very generous, and the chips were very crispy. Would recommend for groups.

Little Jean

Double Bay

Jon dined on Sun, 20th Nov 2016 (10)

We randomly booked the place for lunch and was very impressed with the quality of food! Had the ragu pasta and tomato-based seafood - great, wholesome flavours. Service staff were friendly and responsive. Highly recommended!

Hoost Restaurant

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Wed, 9th Nov 2016 (8)

We got this meal at a special 1/2 off - food was definitely great, with the kangaroo & pork dumplings and the aged steak being stand outs. Restaurant was a little small, so you can hear conversations from the next table quite easily. Would recommend to try!

The Devonshire

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Wed, 2nd Nov 2016 (9)

We chanced upon this restaurant online - the great pictures they had drew us to book a birthday celebration for a friend. We had the degustation menu and the food was as "no nonsense" as it could get - clean, delicious flavours (and a little sophisticated). We were impressed with the quality for the price paid. Décor of the restaurant was cool - lots of mirrors, very querky!

French Touch Bistro

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Sat, 17th Sep 2016 (9)

The sweet crepes were outstanding - absolutely loved the caramel one. Simple and really delicious (we had second orders on the same sitting)! We also had some of the mains - stand out dishes included the duck and beef pasta.

Riley St Garage

Woolloomooloo

Jon dined on Tue, 13th Sep 2016 (9)

Had a simple farewell fare with a close colleague at work here - the food was very tasty (as I had remembered)! We had the 75 dollar tasting menu - all of the dishes served were very well done. We especially liked the beef carpaccio, the smokey oysters and the knuckle. Thank you for making our evening a memorable one!

Sails on Lavender Bay

Mcmahons Point

Jon dined on Fri, 5th Aug 2016 (9)

We had a team lunch here on a special booking - the our small group of 6 loved the atmosphere! Sails continues to deliver on excellent service amidst its excellent views by the bay. Whilst the food servings seemed smaller than our previous couple of visits on other occasions, we were very pleased with the overall experience and will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone keen on a good dining experience.

Limani Seafood

Narrabeen

Jon dined on Wed, 3rd Aug 2016 (10)

Most memorable aspect: the excellent service provided by our waitress for the evening. The weather was just awful for the night but upon arrival, staff made us felt very welcomed. We had the seafood platter and a blue swimmer crab pasta, and both were great (i.e. very fresh seafood). Would highly recommend this place!

Three Blue Ducks

Bronte

Jon dined on Mon, 1st Aug 2016 (9)

We had the kale & egg salad and kingfish curry - the salad was excellent! Seating in this cafe is very well spaced, with views for patrons to either be close to each other or enjoy a view of the pedestrians passing. Will be back to try out more of the items on menu. Last but not least, service was very pleasant!

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Sun, 31st Jul 2016 (9)

Brunch was surprisingly a pleasant experience. We had the potatoes, eggs and sweet toast. Will definitely return.

Lotus Restaurant Galeries

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 29th Jul 2016 (8)

Good Chinese food - did a second redemption and still highly recommend the Xiao Long Bao!

Lotus Restaurant Galeries

Sydney CBD

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

Good Chinese food - chanced upon the place whilst using dimmi redemptions. Recommended for small groups as the food servings are good for sharing. The Xiao Long Bao are highly recommended.

Milano Torino

Rosebery

Jon dined on Sat, 23rd Jul 2016 (8)

Very pleasant dinning spot for the neighborhood! We had a good late dinner, and the chef was friendly over the counter (i.e. it's an open kitchen).

Manta Restaurant & Bar

Woolloomooloo

Jon dined on Wed, 22nd Jun 2016 (7)

We got on a dimmi deal and had a good night of food at the restaurant. It was a tad pricy for the quantity of food, however was worth the while with the special. Fish and seafood dishes were a stand out.

Sails on Lavender Bay

Mcmahons Point

Jon dined on Thu, 16th Jun 2016 (9)

Took the degustation menu - mostly hits, except for their duck and beef cheeks, which were a little off. Service was alright, our wait staff were definitely more attentive with the other table next to us.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 15th Jun 2016 (7)

We were very disappointed with the service - frequent it with groups and they are usually fine. But tonight was just poor - bad seating, poor recommendations, sad faces.

Savour Bar and Grill

Potts Point

Jon dined on Tue, 7th Jun 2016 (7)

Went on a dimmi special - good experience!

Ester

Chippendale

Jon dined on Sun, 22nd May 2016 (8)

Esters was a very pleasant experience. Our party of 3 had decided to do a lazy late lunch and got a last minute table. Wait staff were polite and attentive. We had quite a lot of food - stand outs were the kingfish, king prawns, marrow toast and chicken. A good suggestion for small groups.

Pasta Emilia

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Sat, 9th Apr 2016 (2)

We were not unhappy with the wait staff - they did the best they could in what our group thought was an 'A' for effort. What turned us off was the fact that it was a Saturday night and the first round of seating at 8pm, we were told their signature pasta (duck) was out. That's a huge disappointment given a peak evening. Then some of us went with the special - squid ink scampi linguine. We were told in multiple stages that 1) the squid ink was out, and 2) the pasta was out. I mean seriously - a pasta restaurant? Then the final output - less than impressive (we thought it was worse than what you can get at a pasta bar). Cannot understand why our experience was such a devastating one.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jon dined on Thu, 31st Mar 2016 (10)

Always excellent sushi! Had a fantastic night with the food there.

Ho Mei

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Thu, 24th Mar 2016 (8)

Nice dinner spot for the neighborhood. Service is apt, and the food is good. We particularly enjoyed the Shandong chicken for the evening!

Sails on Lavender Bay

Mcmahons Point

Jon dined on Sat, 19th Mar 2016 (10)

An excellent restaurant with great views! Never disappoints when we bring our guests out for an afternoon lunch.

Izakaya Goma

Maroubra

Jon dined on Thu, 17th Mar 2016 (7)

Excellent neighborhood gem for quick Japanese food. The service staff are very polite.

Beccafico Bar and Trattoria

Waterloo

Jon dined on Wed, 16th Mar 2016 (7)

Very generous portions, and our waiter was most polite with service. Had the seafood and ragu pastas, would recommend.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jon dined on Fri, 11th Mar 2016 (9)

Always great Japanese food - particularly the sushi! Keep it up!

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Tue, 8th Mar 2016 (8)

Food was good, though a little on the pricy side. Would not order the sushi, but mains are worth the while. Love the dessert (macha affogatto). Definitely a good place for less noisy gatherings, with fairly decent service.

Panama House

Bondi

Jon dined on Wed, 24th Feb 2016 (8)

Fabulous spot for a quick meal or lazy hangout. We had from the menu octopus & scallops entrées, and the risotto, steak and fish. All were tasty!

Sails on Lavender Bay

Mcmahons Point

Jon dined on Sat, 20th Feb 2016 (10)

We brought our overseas visitors here for lunch. The food was great - we had the fish, duck (a little miss on taste but still good), shell fish and beef, plus all of the listed desserts. What stood out was the experience - our waiter Jean Christophe was nothing short of excellent. Not only was they he accommodating, he anticipated our needs and made sure everyone felt comfortable and entertained. Rarely does a place provide service that is meticulous to such a level. I would highly recommend this place for lunches, as the view is simply splendid too.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Thu, 18th Feb 2016 (9)

Brought some friends from overseas for some dinner and drinks and had a fabulous time with them. Our service staff were attentive, and the food was generous (had the short rib, pork, scallops and prosciutto. Highly recommended!

nel restaurant

Sydney

Jon dined on Sat, 12th Dec 2015 (8)

This was a pleasant experience - we were celebrating the graduation of a couple of friends and appreciated the extra effort to remember adding a little sparkle during dessert. The food was good, and service was pleasant. Would recommend for a nice dinner out.

Yayoi Garden

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Mon, 23rd Nov 2015 (9)

The quality of food was fantastic - we thoroughly enjoyed the dinner service. Wait staff were very meticulous and the attention to detail on the plating was just delightful. Favorite items were the trio share plate, green tea affogatto and the oyster rice. Highly recommended for an evening dinner spot.

1896 Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 11th Nov 2015 (6)

We tried this as part of a dimmi deal - the place needed to be touched up to improve on the ambience. The food was fairly average, but wait staff was very polite and patient.

Surly's

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Wed, 4th Nov 2015 (8)

Excellent wait staff and atmosphere. Really enjoyed the evening for that. Food was fairly average - the pork and beef ribs were a stand out.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jon dined on Mon, 2nd Nov 2015 (9)

Excellent Japanese food as always - very impressive sushi offering, will continue to visit. The rolls and nigiri are worth the while.

4 Fourteen

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Fri, 30th Oct 2015 (9)

First time visiting sister restaurant of four in hand - was recommended by their manager. Had a wonderful lunch celebrating a friend's birthday! The food menu was creative, and the quality was impressive. The miso salmon and bone marrow were standouts from the entrées, whilst the steak with herb butter was really good. Highly recommended for the experience.

Embers Mezze Bar

Darlinghurst

Jon dined on Tue, 27th Oct 2015 (9)

We tried this place on a dimmi deal. For an impromptu dinner, we were delighted at the service and quality of food. We really liked the mushrooms and kingfish, and found that the general play with flavours was well executed. Our waiter for the evening Henry made the experience a very pleasant one. Will highly recommend for a meal spot on oxford street.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jon dined on Mon, 26th Oct 2015 (9)

We frequent Jimmy Liks and always found consistent quality for both food and service. Always love the roti and the pork skewers.

Two & Twelve

Bondi Beach

Jon dined on Sat, 26th Sep 2015 (9)

This is a tiny gem hidden off the road at Bondi - we had the pork ribs, Rueben sandwich and pork burger, and was very satisfied with the quality of the food for the price. The courtyard seating was quite lovely, and it helped to make the afternoon a beautiful one for catching up with friends and chilling.

Riley St Garage

Woolloomooloo

Jon dined on Mon, 14th Sep 2015 (9)

Food quality was excellent! Will be back.

CHAR & CO

Double Bay

Jon dined on Sat, 29th Aug 2015 (8)

Very good food and service - the seating we got was not ideal as it was close to the door and too close to the neighboring table (could not have a private conversation because of that). Will return though - ask for either seats inside or by the windows.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jon dined on Tue, 18th Aug 2015 (9)

Always meet the expectation of fantastic sushi here. Will definitely continue to patronize.

Manta Restaurant & Bar

Woolloomooloo

Jon dined on Thu, 23rd Jul 2015 (9)

Excellent service from our waitress Anna for the evening. Had the seafood mixture for 2 and steak to share, together with 4 entrées and 3 desserts. Beautiful food!

The Governors Kitchen

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Wed, 22nd Jul 2015 (7)

Service staff were not very responsive this evening. Food was very good though.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jon dined on Wed, 15th Jul 2015 (9)

Excellent sushi! Great service staff too.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Thu, 25th Jun 2015 (7)

Service was mildly a let down - staff kept looking at our table and we did not understand why. Made us felt uncomfortable.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jon dined on Sun, 21st Jun 2015 (8)

Frequent diner - service was not up to speed tonight. Our order was incorrect twice: once when the waiter forgot to confirm if there were any duck for the night (we got the disappointment 1/2 way into our meal), and then incorrectly getting our serve of roti. Bill was also incorrectly charged at first instance. Food was good but definitely affected by service.

Essen Restaurant

Ultimo

Jon dined on Sat, 6th Jun 2015 (9)

Great German food - will definitely go back! We had the knuckle, sausage platter and tasting plate. Also had roasti on the side and it was great.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jon dined on Sun, 31st May 2015 (10)

Splendid as always! Our waiter Jack was brilliant (all smiles, takes initiative), and the food never fails to impress.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jon dined on Fri, 15th May 2015 (8)

Will return due to value and quality of food. Service was not bad, could use a little fine tuning.

Sails on Lavender Bay

Mcmahons Point

Jon dined on Tue, 12th May 2015 (9)

Amazing location with great food. Definitely worth a go if you are in Sydney.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jon dined on Sun, 10th May 2015 (10)

Service staff was amazing. Our wait staff was friendly, happy to help and everything you would expect for a great experience!

Bah-BQ Brazilian Grill

Crows Nest

Jon dined on Sun, 29th Mar 2015 (7)

Service was the only element that would have made it an otherwise fantastic experience - we asked for the same stuff 5 times, waiting nearly an hour. Same thing happened for the bill...

Public Dining Room

Mosman

Jon dined on Mon, 16th Mar 2015 (8)

Good place to chill for an evening of drinks and food. The starters were very well done - we got the scallops, prawns and kingfish. The mains were good, all prepared well ( we got the market fish, duck, king crab pasta and Italian soup dish). Desserts were a winner - the alaska bombe and cherry tart were amazing.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jon dined on Sun, 15th Feb 2015 (9)

Food was amazing - nice place to catch up with friends. Wait staff were polite and very pleasant on the eyes.

Mumu Grill

Crows Nest

Jon dined on Sun, 11th Jan 2015 (8)

Service staff was patient and attentive. Made us felt welcomed and the experience a very pleasant one.

Gemelle Ristorante Italiano

Liverpool

Jon dined on Thu, 4th Dec 2014 (8)

The service here is a winner - our table was very impressed with the wait staff and manager running the show for the evening. Food was good - have no negative standouts (serving equipment was more practical than needed). All in all, a wonderful experience.

Hugos Bar Pizza

Potts Point

Jon dined on Sun, 9th Nov 2014 (6)

Food was alright, wait staff was alright - all in all, it was alright

The Spice Room

Circular Quay

Jon dined on Fri, 31st Oct 2014 (6)

Under staffed on a Friday night - water and food took long to arrive. Food was alright, nothing raving. Atmosphere was great for a city location.

Blue Fish

Darling Harbour

Jon dined on Fri, 12th Sep 2014 (3)

Service staff was lethargic and looked unhappy to be at the restaurant. More disappointingly, the food was not up to a reasonable standard for the price - we had the scallops, mussels, oysters and paella, all of which were very underwhelming.

Ho Mei

Surry Hills

Jon dined on Wed, 16th Jul 2014 (8)

Service is great, and the atmosphere is good.

Buon Ricordo Restaurant

Paddington

Jon dined on Sat, 7th Jun 2014 (8)

They are great with fish dishes. Signature pasta dish is good, but quality was varied from last visit.

Wildfire Restaurant & Bar

The Rocks

Jon dined on Fri, 17th Jan 2014 (8)

The food was great - company of 3 enjoyed the Brazilian meats. Service was not particularly impressive, with some of the wait staff not responding to our queries.

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