Mark West

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

The Fox Hole

Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Thu, 18th Oct 2018 (9)

Great value and fantastic dumplings!

bills in bondi

Bondi Beach

Mark dined on Sun, 30th Sep 2018 (9)

Very professional from start to finish, great food and cocktails with excellent service.

Mode Kitchen & Bar

Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Fri, 14th Sep 2018 (9)

A nice menu, decent service and fairly busy for a hotel restaurant, I would definitely go back.


Melbourne CBD

Mark dined on Sat, 8th Sep 2018 (10)

The restaurant happily moved our booking until later in the evening. The food was excellent, not your usual filling Indian fayre; tasty, light and great service to match.

Long Chim Melbourne


Mark dined on Fri, 7th Sep 2018 (9)

Very accommodating staff and great service throughout - some of the tastiest That food I've eaten - will give the Sydney restaurant a try now!

Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour


Mark dined on Thu, 30th Aug 2018 (8)

The food was excellent and great value, matched with excellent service. My only criticism was it was the middle of winter, the door was left pointlessly wide open and everyone in the restaurant froze including the poor staff working behind the bar.

The Botanist Kirribilli


Mark dined on Sat, 28th Jul 2018 (9)

Fantastic food and service in a cosy venue - the cocktails were fantastic!

The Duke of Clarence

Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Sun, 10th Jun 2018 (7)

Couldn't fault the atmosphere or the food, though overpriced for a Sunday Roast. The service sadly lets it down, plenty of staff but all too busy to acknowledge customers are waiting and so ignored the whole 3 hours we were there.

Grace of India


Mark dined on Sat, 26th May 2018 (10)

Hands down the best Indian food in Sydney with great service too.

Fratelli Fresh Bridge Street

Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Wed, 23rd May 2018 (9)

The best value in the city, happy hour quick-bite, beer and a pizza for $10.00, we will definitely be coming back!

Salt Meats Cheese- Circular Quay

Circular Quay

Mark dined on Wed, 6th Dec 2017 (10)

Fantastic food and a really nice restaurant. The service was a bit patchy but understandable for a new restaurant. I would definitely go back.

Camden Valley Inn

Camden Park

Mark dined on Sat, 18th Nov 2017 (8)

friendly service, decent pub menu, perhaps a little overpriced for the quality but highly recommended if you're in the area.

Nok Nok Thai Eating House

Darling Harbour

Mark dined on Thu, 16th Nov 2017 (9)

Fantastic Thai food in a great little area of Sydney, the service was understandably a bit patchy with new staff - takeaway containers we just thrown at us but I'd definitely go back again for the great food on offer.

Toko Sydney

Surry Hills

Mark dined on Fri, 30th Jun 2017 (9)

Great food and service, will definitely return.

Via della Spiga

North Sydney

Mark dined on Thu, 18th May 2017 (10)

Incredible authentic Italian food with genuine friendly service, I will definitely be returning.



Mark dined on Tue, 4th Apr 2017 (10)

Friendly Service, great food and very good value - Highly Recommended!


Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Sun, 29th Jan 2017 (4)

Sadly not even close to the previous Ananas - no atmosphere, half the menu not available and if you're choosing French for dinner then there are better restaurants in Sydney. The service was great though to be fair, I hope the staff are all reaccommodated when the new Ananas reopens.

The Riverview Hotel


Mark dined on Sat, 14th Jan 2017 (6)

Clearly a very talented chef but perhaps an overcomplicated and overpriced menu for this venue.

The Colonial Neutral Bay

Neutral Bay

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

Fantastic food and service, a little quiet but understandable this close to Xmas. Will definitely be returning. Try the Goan fish curry for something a little different, you won't be disappointed!

The Colonial Neutral Bay

Neutral Bay

Mark dined on Sat, 17th Dec 2016 (10)

Looking forward to our next reservation on Thursday - The Colonial offer some of the tastiest curries in Sydney!

Caffe Roma

Potts Point

Mark dined on Thu, 15th Dec 2016 (10)

The food is fantastic, the service exemplary and even though I've dined here a handful of times everyone at the restaurant treats us like we've been dining there for years - highly recommended!

The Colonial Darlinghurst British Indian Cuisine


Mark dined on Wed, 7th Dec 2016 (10)

Fantastic Indian food, the vegetarian share starter was outstanding and great value. One of the best Indian meals I've had in Sydney and will definitely be back.

The Tilbury Hotel


Mark dined on Mon, 5th Dec 2016 (8)

Airy and bright location with a great menu, will definitely return.

Otto Sydney


Mark dined on Thu, 4th Aug 2016 (10)

Would definitely return, the calamari was a real standout.

Otto Sydney


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

Looking forward to going again tonight

Manta Restaurant & Bar


Mark dined on Wed, 27th Jul 2016 (10)

Exemplary service and food, I would highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner



Mark dined on Sat, 7th May 2016 (9)

Fantastic food and service as always

Criniti's Manly


Mark dined on Thu, 20th Aug 2015 (6)

While the service is a little sketchy (we had 5 different servers in under an hour) the food is pretty decent albeit largely overpriced. The menu is enormous so definitley something on there for everyone.

Whitewater Restaurant


Mark dined on Sun, 7th Jun 2015 (2)

The prawn in lemongrass curry was a real standout as a starter and so too the service throughout the night. Sadly they were the only positives, the swordfish was burnt and the seafood ravioli too thick with a tasteless filling lacking any seasoning. At the prices they charge I won't be going back.

Georges Mediterranean Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Thu, 4th Jun 2015 (10)

Great food, especially the prawn saganaki but the real standout was the the fantastic service which was warm and welcoming.

Alegrias Spanish Tapas


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

The service was the best I've received all year and the food fantastic. The baked goats cheese was a real standout and the seafood paella delicious!

4 Fourteen

Surry Hills

Mark dined on Tue, 14th Apr 2015 (9)

Excellent as always - the food continues to impress!

The Spice Room

Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Thu, 6th Nov 2014 (10)

BEST INDIAN I'VE EATEN IN SYDNEY IN 10 YEARS Without doubt, the tastiest, freshest and finest Indian food I've eaten in Australia. The Seafood starter selection was amazing, the lentil dal special was every bit as good as our waiter described and the prawn bhuna a real stand-out. Provided the standards stay this high, this restaurant deserves to be packed every night.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Mark dined on Thu, 16th Oct 2014 (10)

Will continue to return to Jimmy's, never disappoints - the Beetle Leaf is still the standout!

Chinta Ria

Sydney CBD

Mark dined on Fri, 19th Sep 2014 (10)

We dined on a busy Friday lunch, the service was friendly and prompt. The prawn sambal and chilli calamari were the standouts - an outdoor table in summer is a must!


Surry Hills

Mark dined on Thu, 4th Sep 2014 (3)

Firstly the service was fantastic, couldn't have asked for better but sadly that's where it ended. The Menu is completely different from the website, the pizza was soggy without any cheese and the risotto we had to send back as there were no tomatoes or tomato sauce as listed.

Woodland House


Mark dined on Sat, 23rd Aug 2014 (10)

Will definitely be back

Jah Bar Manly


Mark dined on Sun, 3rd Aug 2014 (10)

Faultless on all fronts, we sat at the bar (a must for 2/3 people) and watched the very busy chefs prepare all our meals right in front of us. The service was impeccable and so so friendly. I will definitely be returning.

Ripples at Chowder Bay


Mark dined on Fri, 20th Jun 2014 (10)

From the moment we were seated the service was first class throughout, fantastic food and amazing views - the swordfish was a real stand-out!

Thai Foon Harbourside

Darling Harbour

Mark dined on Fri, 4th Apr 2014 (8)

The meals were some of the tastiest Thai food I've ever eaten - the standout dish being the 'Yummy Seafood'. A great selection of mains and starters and a great view from the majoity of outdoor tables over Darling Harbour and the City.

Mumu Grill

Crows Nest

Mark dined on Sun, 30th Mar 2014 (9)

The food was fantastic, the cuttlefish being the standout from the starters menu. The service initially was great though the 30 minutes it took to receive the bill after asking for it really took the shine off what was otherwise a lovely lunch.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Mark dined on Wed, 19th Mar 2014 (10)

Fantastic food, great service and a great vibe - the smoked eel beetle leaf starter is to die for!

De Vita - Tastes of Napoli


Mark dined on Thu, 13th Mar 2014 (9)

Two of the best wood fired pizzas I've ever eaten, the starters were fantastic and great portion sizes. The service was friendly, efficient and attentive though the prices I can only imagine match the high rents in Manly.



Mark dined on Sun, 26th Jan 2014 (10)

5th time back to Barbuto, the menu is fantastic, the food itself even better and the service top-drawer. The Jalapeño poppers are the best the world over!

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