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Nicholas Tuckfield

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Eliza Food & Wine

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Fri, 27th Sep 2019 (10)

This is an excellent restaurant - sharing plates (and all 4 we had were delicious) and with a bottle of wine between us it was $80 a head and for food of this quality thus us great value.

Bistro Guillaume Sydney

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Thu, 8th Aug 2019 (9)

Outstanding restaurant. The Rangers steak was awesome - definitely amongst the best that I have ever eaten. The seafood bouillabaisse was disappointing - tasty soup but a distinct absence of seafood. Still 4th time that I have eaten at this restaurant and first time that I have anything other than a delightful experience.

Encasa Lane Cove

Lane Cove

Nicholas dined on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 (8)

Good venue with sharing menus for a group of 11.

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Wed, 31st Jul 2019 (10)

This is a superb restaurant serving excellent and authentic French food. Love the fact that you can buy wine by the carafe too

District Brasserie

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 5th Jul 2019 (10)

This is a really good restaurant. Good range of items to choose from and both our dishes were delicious

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Sat, 15th Jun 2019 (10)

This is a first class and excellent restaurant serving classic French food

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Thu, 16th May 2019 (10)

This is an excellent restaurant - fabulous and very authentic French Food

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Thu, 28th Mar 2019 (5)

Frankkyvto food was disappointing. The guacamole was basic. The tortillas were bland tasting and detracted from the flavour of the dishes that they were served with abdcfrankly the best dish the octopus didn’t need or work with the tortilla. A dish was late but you took it off the bill which was appreciated. Overall frankly disappointing. Margaritas were good but at c. $20 each you’d want them to be

Balcon By Tapavino

Sydney CBD

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

This is a lovely restaurant with an interesting wine list and a varied and yummy food menu.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 14th Dec 2018 (10)

This is an excellent restaurant and the total experience was first class.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

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

This is a first class restaurant with delicious food and very good service.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Wed, 29th Aug 2018 (10)

This is an outstanding restaurant with a professional but relaxed style. There is no background music playing and the tables are appropriately separated so conversations are easy and private.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

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

Excellent food and service.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Nicholas dined on Thu, 3rd May 2018 (10)

This is an excellent Italian restaurant with first class food and service.

Bodhi Restaurant & Bar

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 (9)

Great vegetarian restaurant that is not off putting to non vegetarians in a delightful setting.

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Mosman

Nicholas dined on Fri, 30th Mar 2018 (10)

Lively casual restaurant with outstanding food.

Establishment Bar

Sydney

Nicholas dined on Tue, 20th Mar 2018 (9)

Great lunch with a friend venue. Quick service and god food.

169 Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Wed, 7th Mar 2018 (8)

Nice venue although the smoke blew into the restaurant section from the outside section. Good service. Very few food choices and the steak frite not available reduced the choice from 5 mains with an extra 3 pastas.

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Mosman

Nicholas dined on Sun, 28th Jan 2018 (10)

Lovely relaxed atmosphere with really excellent food and attentive authentic service.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Wed, 24th Jan 2018 (10)

This is a first class restaurant experience. It is easy to see why this restaurant has been around for 20 years.

Fratelli Fresh Crows Nest

Crows Nest

Nicholas dined on Sat, 20th Jan 2018 (7)

Reliably good restaurant. Food is tasty and the menu has a wide offering. Service was a bit vague about everything but ok.

Public Dining Room

Mosman

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

Lovely lunch venue with excellent food and service. An awesome time.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 1st Dec 2017 (10)

I have eaten here many times and the food is excellent.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Wed, 22nd Nov 2017 (10)

Delightful restaurant with delicious food

The Nielsen

Vaucluse

Nicholas dined on Sun, 19th Nov 2017 (8)

Lovely setting. Good not great food. Awesome to have a swim 10m from where you ate.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 3rd Nov 2017 (10)

This is an excellent restaurant with a well earned reputation for great service, excellent food and predictably good atmosphere.

Atlantis Bar & Dining

North Ryde

Nicholas dined on Mon, 23rd Oct 2017 (8)

Good suburban restaurant attached to the Quest Apartments

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Thu, 31st Aug 2017 (9)

Lovely food and experience. My fellow dinners both had fish and the serving size of my beef rump cap was significantly smaller by comparison. It was delicious but a 4th slice was probably required.

San Telmo

Melbourne CBD

Nicholas dined on Sat, 19th Aug 2017 (10)

Delicious food and very good service

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Nicholas dined on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 (10)

Outstanding service and engaged very professional staff.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Nicholas dined on Sat, 29th Jul 2017 (9)

Lovely breakfast venue - excellent coffee and attentive service

Kindred

Darlington

Nicholas dined on Sat, 27th May 2017 (8)

Excellent service. Lovely cauliflower entree. Both mains were fine but nothing special.

Bellevue

Paddington

Nicholas dined on Wed, 12th Apr 2017 (7)

Frankly we were disappointed with the food. I shared the 800g t-bone and it was well cooked but not particularly tasty and some pieces were tough. If it is a one hatted restaurant (and I have eaten a more than 10 of these restaurants) this one wasn't on it's game last night by a big margin!

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 10th Mar 2017 (9)

Third time that I have visited. I ate menu items that I have never had before and they were delicious. This is a really good restaurant.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Thu, 2nd Mar 2017 (9)

This is an excellent restaurant with lovely food and the the share plate approach works really well

Balcon By Tapavino

Sydney CBD

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

This is a lovely restaurant with excellent food.

Teta's Authentic Lebanese

Roseville

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

Good Northside Lebanese restaurant - in fact our favourite! We had the one metre chicken skewer and it was both delicious and stopped 2 hungry men!

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Mon, 16th Jan 2017 (10)

This is one of Sydney's very best Italian restaurants - great food and service. Have a drink in the wine room before or after!

Flying Fajita Sistas

Glebe

Nicholas dined on Sat, 14th Jan 2017 (9)

Great Mexican restaurant with excellent array of tequila and chilli sauces. One of the better Mexican restaurants in Sydney

Public Dining Room

Mosman

Nicholas dined on Thu, 29th Dec 2016 (9)

Lovely beachfront eating experience with really good food and in sizeable portions.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Mon, 5th Dec 2016 (10)

This is an excellent restaurant with very good food. It is not as noisy as you might think and you could certainly have a comfortable conversation. Definitely going back and have already recommended it to a friend.

Balcon By Tapavino

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 11th Nov 2016 (9)

This is an excellent restaurant with interesting and very good food. The wine list is excellent and the service really excellent.

Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room

Waverley

Nicholas dined on Sun, 6th Nov 2016 (8)

We had a nice meal with all of our group rating the god as good. The steak was tasty but over cooked, medium rare but not even a hint of pink when we cut into it. It was however still tasty.

The Greens

North Sydney

Nicholas dined on Thu, 13th Oct 2016 (8)

This is a great place for a group dinner

Fratelli Fresh Bridge Street

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 7th Oct 2016 (9)

Very good food served by passionate Italian staff....we had a great night.

Public Dining Room

Mosman

Nicholas dined on Tue, 20th Sep 2016 (9)

This is a lovely lunch venue

Mekong

Chippendale

Nicholas dined on Fri, 17th Jun 2016 (10)

Outstanding and interesting Vietnamese food.....This is the best restaurant of its type in Sydney.

Mejico Pitt St CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Wed, 25th May 2016 (9)

Good food and great atmosphere

Steki Taverna

Newtown

Nicholas dined on Sun, 15th May 2016 (10)

Outstanding and very authentic greek food...we have eaten here twice and been delighted both times.

Steki Taverna

Newtown

Nicholas dined on Sun, 8th May 2016 (10)

Superb food and awesome value at just over $40 a head including a bottle of wine.

Via della Spiga

North Sydney

Nicholas dined on Thu, 28th Apr 2016 (8)

Food was basic but good Italian fare

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Mosman

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

Lovely casual waterside setting with very good traditional Italian food. Love that it is BYO too.

Cala Luna Restaurant

Mosman

Nicholas dined on Sat, 19th Mar 2016 (8)

This is a lovely lunch restaurant with good food.

The Greens

North Sydney

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

It was so lovely sitting outside and the food was good but the service was slow.

Himalayan Char Grill Crows Nest

Crows Nest

Nicholas dined on Sun, 21st Feb 2016 (8)

Lovely food but the setting in a quiet suburban shopping centre is what it is....but the food was great.

Via Alta

Willoughby

Nicholas dined on Sun, 17th Jan 2016 (9)

This is a lovely restaurant with superb food and excellent service. My only feedback for the restaurant would be that their menu is too small and misses popular items. For example there is no chicken dish on the menu and unless you wanted to have pasta there was no beef dish. Two of our party indicated that there was really only one main course that appealed to them. That said, what we did ear was delicious.

Barrel Bar and Dining

Cremorne

Nicholas dined on Thu, 14th Jan 2016 (8)

Nice bar and restaurant that is BYO on Thursdays. Excellent service

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Darlinghurst

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

This is an excellent restaurant with superb French food. We had a delightful evening and as this was our second visit I know that there will be s third.

The Local Eatery

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Wed, 6th Jan 2016 (9)

Good, reliably consistent restaurant with good food at, by CBD standards, reasonable prices.

Yuki's at the Quay

The Rocks

Nicholas dined on Fri, 18th Dec 2015 (8)

When a ship is not in port this is an outstanding restaurant

Bah-BQ Brazilian Grill

Crows Nest

Nicholas dined on Fri, 4th Dec 2015 (9)

The service was exceptional. We arrived later than most bookings and the restaurant was busy when we arrived. Despite this on at least occasions people came to our table to make sure that we were happy. Once they commented that I had booked through Dimmi and we talked about that and the fact that this restaurant was on the Dimmi rewards list. The second and third times to see if there was anything that we wanted. On the second occasion my son requested a particular cut.....so they asked us to wait a few minutes and they cooked it for us. Impressive. The food was good and whilst it was slightly noisy in the restaurant it was full and with good reason based upon our experience.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

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

This is an excellent restaurant that never disappoints and it is clear why it has stood the test of time.

A Tavola Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Tue, 20th Oct 2015 (10)

This is an excellent restaurant.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Wed, 30th Sep 2015 (9)

I have eaten here many times - always tasty, good service and good vale.

Chefs Gallery Townhall

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Mon, 28th Sep 2015 (8)

all the dishes bar one - the numbing and chilli chicken were tasty.

Flying Fajita Sistas

Glebe

Nicholas dined on Thu, 27th Aug 2015 (9)

Great Mexican and love the wall of pain....all the spicy sauces to add to the food....really good Mexican restaurant

The Greens

North Sydney

Nicholas dined on Tue, 25th Aug 2015 (9)

The lamb shoulder to share was delicious and a good sized meal for 2.

Verandah Restaurant & Bar

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Thu, 13th Aug 2015 (9)

Excellent business lunch venue. It is quiet, service is fast and unobtrusive Food appeals to every diner and is tasty

Chophouse Sydney

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Mon, 27th Jul 2015 (9)

Excellent advice re the cooking of my steak....I normally like medium rare but I was advised to eat it Medium because it was a Wagyu marble score 6 and it was delicious.

Verandah Restaurant & Bar

Sydney CBD

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

This is great business lunch restaurant. The service is excellent and the food appeals to everyone [a fish, beef cheeks, duck, chicken etc on the menu] and the service is quick such that we were in and out in 1 hour 15.

Kaffir Lime

Willoughby

Nicholas dined on Thu, 16th Jul 2015 (8)

Delicious Thai food. The seafood dish had a good amount of seafood inc scallops, prawns, octopus and fish. We had a lovely evening.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Mon, 15th Jun 2015 (9)

We shared three entrees and they were huge.....but delicious

The Greens

North Sydney

Nicholas dined on Thu, 4th Jun 2015 (9)

The Greens is very different in winter and weeknights [we ate on a Thursday] to summer time. It was quiet and warm inside. Food is good - we had the lamb shoulder to share and we couldn't finish it with some sides. Wine list is small but good. Really pleasant evening.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Tue, 26th May 2015 (9)

This is many times proven delightful evening out restaurant with superb food and polished service. Guaranteed good night out

Balkan Oxford St - Seafood Restaurant

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Sat, 16th May 2015 (8)

Food was tasty and we asked to be served quickly so we could get to the rugby and they certainly did this.

Mejico Pitt St CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Tue, 12th May 2015 (8)

Good was delicious as always - the tacos are a standout.

Ripples Milsons Point

Milsons Point

Nicholas dined on Fri, 8th May 2015 (8)

With the plastic blinds down the restaurant was noisy but apart from this delightful and yummy food. The service was excellent and all in all a great experience just a little noisy with the blinds down.

Uncle Jim Malaysian Kitchen

Mosman

Nicholas dined on Wed, 15th Apr 2015 (9)

Really yummy food....the Prata was delicious as was the Beef Rendang [which got some bad reviews on this site previously but ours was delicious]. Love that it is BYO and at under $100 for 4 adults and we left full it is a really good cheap and relaxed restaurant with great food.

French Henri

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Wed, 8th Apr 2015 (5)

All 4 of us who ate here last night were disappointed with the food......there was nothing wrong with it but for $100+ per head [and we had a drink each plus a bottle of wine so it was mostly food] it was more like pub bistro than an italian restaurant with a credentialed chef and >$30 main courses. Plenty of other place where the food is much better for the same cost or less. Service was good.

Nar Ottoman

Cremorne

Nicholas dined on Wed, 1st Apr 2015 (9)

As a family we are Turkish/Middle Eastern fans and have eaten at many such restaurants all over town but this is one of our favourites. Tasty and interesting food and great value.

Kaffir Lime

Willoughby

Nicholas dined on Thu, 19th Mar 2015 (8)

The chicken curry served in a pumpkin was delicious and the serving size of the grilled calamari was very good. Excellent local Thai.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Fri, 19th Dec 2014 (8)

I had the duck ragu and it was a big serve and very tasty.

Nar Ottoman

Cremorne

Nicholas dined on Tue, 9th Dec 2014 (8)

Food was very good and not at all typical Turkish - there is an interesting story behind the cuisine which the menu shares.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Mon, 1st Dec 2014 (9)

A really good restaurant that we will visit again. The share plates were large and delicious and 2 of them plus sides fed the 4 of us easily. Really good spot.

The Deck Sydney

Milsons Point

Nicholas dined on Sun, 30th Nov 2014 (5)

We ate at lunch on a sunday and it was noisy. Food was average although the steak frite was very good. Service was slow - 12.45pm booking and we left as soon as mains were eaten and that was 2.45. I would come back here for a drink as the bar area looked really good but I am not sure that I'd eat here again.

Mejico Pitt St CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 (9)

Food was good especially the trout and the lamb tacos. The restaurant was, and is often, packed so bookings are essential but it was quite noisy. Service was good. Definitely worth a visit!

Bah-BQ Brazilian Grill

Crows Nest

Nicholas dined on Wed, 1st Oct 2014 (8)

This was a great relaxed dining experience. Their rump in particular was delicious but there were about 9 different meat dishes that were brought to the table for us to choose from. There was a good array of sides too that were included in the price. We redeemed a Dimmi rewards voucher for $50 off the bill and this was no problem when we came to pay and in fact the restaurant told us how much they liked the Dimmi system.

Matee Turkish Grill

Newtown

Nicholas dined on Fri, 26th Sep 2014 (9)

The food was good and great value. We had the banquet and left full and only $45 a head poorer! Love BYO too!

Mejico Pitt St CBD

Sydney CBD

Nicholas dined on Thu, 25th Sep 2014 (9)

Lovely food and no cheese in sight. The Chorizo Salsa was delicious and whilst not the best guacamole I've ever had the preparation at the table with the mortar and pestle is ahem of an idea well executed.

Woodland Kitchen & Bar

Neutral Bay

Nicholas dined on Fri, 5th Sep 2014 (8)

Love the fact that the wines come by the glass, the half carafe and the bottle. Food was very good and the pork cutlet was lean, beautifully cooked and has a slight [and lovely] smokey taste. The scallop salad entree had 6 scallops in it! and was tasty. Service was too quick for mine - we had barely finished our entree and our mains turned up yet the people sitting next to us [who were seated when we arrived] got their mains 10 minutes after ours. All in all a great local neighbourhood restaurant experience and we would eat here again.

Matee Turkish Grill

Newtown

Nicholas dined on Sun, 24th Aug 2014 (9)

Lovely food, especially the Haloumi and the lamb which were excellent. Our waiter was bright, cheerful and attentive. We both left full plus I had a beer and got change from $60 so the value is great. They also offered to package up the leftovers for the people at the table next to us which is really good. We'll eat here again for sure.

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Darlinghurst

Nicholas dined on Thu, 21st Aug 2014 (9)

This was a lovely dining experience. You could easily walk past this venue and not realise what a delightful restaurant you have missed. The food was delicious - we had the cheese soufflé, the mushroom crepe and shared the Chateaubriand [which came with all the sides of which the beans were excellent]. Our waiter was french, appropriately attentive and easy mannered. The upstairs area that was set out for 13 people was really lovely with private bar and lounge area plus an open fire.....a beautiful setting that we left wondering how and when we could use. Great night all round and we will definitely come back and bring friends.

Pilu At Freshwater

Freshwater

Nicholas dined on Sun, 10th Aug 2014 (9)

Delightful experience for our family. The view is spectacular - not so sure about dinner for the view apart from daylight saving. This is our second visit as a family and the third for my wife and I and with do many great restaurants in Sydney we only revisit the places that we have enjoyed the most and Pilu is definitely one if our favourites.

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