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Tandoori Den


dianne dined on Fri, 12th Jul 2019 (9)

Great variety of Indian food. Absolutely mouth watering flavours. Nothing beats the taste of food cooked in an authentic Tandoor oven.. Looking forward to visiting again soon to sample more of the extensive offerings . ❤️

Borsch Vodka & Tears


dianne dined on Sat, 6th Jul 2019 (9)

Dark and moody with a touch of grunge. Seriously there had to be a little Babcia out the back cooking up a storm. The food was absolutely amazing!!! Authentic Polish food with a modern twist. Slight anxiety with so many choices of vodka , but I was there for the food.. This place is definitely what makes Melbourne the food capital of Australia!!! ❤️

The Smith


dianne dined on Sat, 4th May 2019 (8)

Eight of us dined at The Smith, really great value overall. Three courses for $59, very generous serves however a little bit hit and miss with some items. Will definitely return.

Seamstress Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

dianne dined on Sat, 13th Apr 2019 (10)

Such a quirky, quaint restaurant. An absolute pleasure to sit and take all the ambiance in. As for the food. WOW !!!! Wild food combinations pure brilliance. Visually pleasing , palate in the pleasure zone. Who would have thought Brussel Sprouts could send someone weak at the knees. I can’t wait to visit the Seamstress again.❤️

Caffe E Cucina

South Yarra

dianne dined on Sat, 6th Oct 2018 (9)

Absolutely Love Caffe E Cuccina. For a moment I thought that I was in Milan and not Melbourne. Always authentic, always delicious.

Sette Bello

Glen Waverley

dianne dined on Sat, 25th Aug 2018 (9)

Absolutely delightful restaurant. Great service and professionalism. Classic dishes with a dash of modern sophistication. Very generous serves.. Gnocchi absolute perfection, delicate pillows of flavour.

Mount Erica Hotel


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

Second time at Mt Erica and once again enjoyed a really fabulous upmarket pub meal. Great variety of traditional pub food but with an interesting and clever modern edge.

Rigoni's Bistro

Adelaide CBD

dianne dined on Sat, 2nd Jun 2018 (7)

Our large group were well looked after.Staff were nice but lacked knowledge regarding food and wine . Octopus on barramundi was tough and tasteless. Duck breast with Brussel spouts amazing!!

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

dianne dined on Sat, 26th May 2018 (8)

A meat lovers paradise. Delicious roasted vegetables, beautifully cooked meat and a great selection of appetising desserts.

+39 Toorak


dianne dined on Fri, 11th May 2018 (9)

Great food. Authentic Italian food with a twist of modern genius. Staff are very knowledgeable and definitely interested in looking after their patrons.

Lona St Kilda Eatery & Bar

St Kilda

dianne dined on Sat, 14th Apr 2018 (9)

A rather quirky place with a friendly pub feel. Fantastic food, taste bud heaven. Very well priced. Perfect pre theatre meal. Loved it 😘

A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro

South Yarra

dianne dined on Sat, 7th Apr 2018 (9)

My husband and I had a quick dinner before going to the cinema. Food on menu was quite an eclectic mix of European favourites. Definitely will be back with out having to rush off so we can try a few more of the dishes including the extensive list of traditional desserts.

Lindenderry at Red Hill

Red Hill

dianne dined on Fri, 30th Mar 2018 (9)

An absolutely delightful day of fine food and wine. Food visually and gastronomically satisfying. The wonderful staff were very knowledgeable along with being patient and kind to my very elderly mother in law.

QT' Kitchen

Glen Iris

dianne dined on Fri, 23rd Mar 2018 (9)

QT Kitchen never disappoints. So happy to have such a great local restaurant.

Tutto Bene


dianne dined on Fri, 16th Mar 2018 (9)

Wonderful risottos , some traditional others quite interesting food combinations that worked well together. Fantastic, friendly staff.

Prohibition Food & Wine


dianne dined on Sat, 17th Feb 2018 (9)

My second time at Prohibition and once again did not disappoint. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Certainly made us feel very welcome. Such a great variety of delicious food that was perfect for sharing. Definitely one of the best in Camberwell.

Vaporetto Bar & Eatery


dianne dined on Sat, 3rd Feb 2018 (9)

My second time at Vaporetto and once again absolutely faultless. The service is friendly and efficient. You are made to feel very welcome. Clever food combinations that work well with Italian classics. I went to bed dreaming of the next time I will eat their amazing chocolate rice cake.

Woodstock Chadstone


dianne dined on Sat, 27th Jan 2018 (9)

Authentic Italian food. My favourite pre movie destination.

The Black Footed Pig


dianne dined on Fri, 12th Jan 2018 (9)

Absolutely beautiful well thought out menu. Great use of Tasmanian produce. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable.



dianne dined on Sat, 16th Dec 2017 (9)

Food was fresh and flavoursome . Only negative comment would be that we didn’t receive something that we ordered and the plates etc took quite some time to be removed from the table. . It was a very busy night so that may have been why. I will return.

Criniti's Southbank


dianne dined on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 (6)

Food was fabulous but over priced. Similar pricing to a fine dining sophisticated restaurant. Service very slow and many mixups, it was almost comical ! However our waitress was wonderful and very apologetic giving us free dessert. I will go back though as the food was sensational. Aucousics very poor.



dianne dined on Sat, 2nd Sep 2017 (9)

A very memorable dining experience, exceptional menu and service.

Il Birrificio


dianne dined on Fri, 18th Aug 2017 (8)

Lovely food. Authentic style . Service a bit slow but friendly .



dianne dined on Sat, 27th May 2017 (6)

Typically Greek! Lots of food but not necessarily flavour and freshness. Calamari was quite rubbery and tasteless. Lamb over cooked. Great dips,pita, potatoes and beautiful desserts. Noise level was overwhelming and patrons packed in tightly. I would go back but choose different menu items. Lovely staff.

Saint Urban


dianne dined on Fri, 16th Dec 2016 (10)

There were 10 of us in our group and the restaurant was packed .. the wonderful hospitality staff didn't miss a beat.. food was absolutely delicious and arrived at a steady pace.. wine was refilled without having to ask.. waiters had a great knowledge of wine. Love this cool eatery, drinkery. 👍

Union Dining


dianne dined on Fri, 23rd Sep 2016 (9)

Absolutly loved Union Dining. Felt a little bit concerned when viewing the limited menu..with rather quirky food combinations ..however we were blown away with the flavours and absolute genius of Chef Nicky. So excited about our next visit..👍👍👍

Noir Restaurant


dianne dined on Fri, 9th Sep 2016 (10)

Noir was absolutely delightful. The Chef must be complemented for his clever use of somewhat unusual ingredients that worked beautifully together for example chestnut purée with spatchcock ravioli. Pear soufflé was an orgasmic experience.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

dianne dined on Sat, 5th Mar 2016 (9)

What a lovely evening out at The Black Toro. Tasty modern food for all palates from the lovers of hot and spicy to the sweet and sugary. Definitely worth a visit. Waiter staff incredibly knowledgeable and efficient.,

Remy Bar de Tapas Y Vino


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

A fabulous evening at Remy once again. The paella was outstanding along with the many tapas delights. My only negative comment would be that the Spanish guitarist music was at times a little too loud for such an intimate restaurant.

Nevsky Russian Restaurant


dianne dined on Fri, 27th Feb 2015 (9)

Nevskys is a delightfully quaint restaurant with delicious Russian food that could have come straight out of your Babushkas kitchen. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes that we choose, sadly there was no room left in us for dessert. But we will definitely be back to enjoy the fabulous food and kind hospitality.

Sake Restaurant & Bar Hamer Hall


dianne dined on Sun, 22nd Feb 2015 (10)

What a lovely evening Sake and staff put on for my son's 21st birthday celebration. The staff were incredibly generous with their time and hospitality. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. Highlights were wagyu dumplings, barramundi and decadent nihon nemesis. Looking forward to returning soon for another memorable feast.

Preserve Kitchen

Glen Iris

dianne dined on Fri, 10th Oct 2014 (9)

Myself and 5 others dined at Preserve Kitchem last week. We were seated upstairs in their beautifully quaint Art Deco dining room , although it was a little warm. The waiter happily opened the windows for us sending through a lovely evening breeze. My entree of duck spring rolls were delightful, I sampled my friends calamari rings and found them fresh with just the right amount of zing to them. Main course of the barramundi with kifler potatoes pleased my palate without feeling pangs of jealousy whilst I eyed my friends steak, chilli linguini and papadelle. A very enjoyable evening with attentive staff however the desert menu did little to excite me . Preserve Kitchen is one of Glen Iris's best kept secrets . Let's hope that it preserves its integrity.

Mr Miyagi


dianne dined on Fri, 18th Jul 2014 (10)

Mr Miyagi is one cool dude! I am not... However I did not feel out of place in this extremely hip eatery. Service was exceptional , the menu seemed a little confusing at first but with the guidance of our lovely waitress we were on a winner. Mouth watering pork sliders, sexed up fried chicken, tongue tantalising sushi along with several other beautifully cooked creations, left little room for Japanese doughnuts, never fear I'll be back Mr Miyagi.

Magic City


dianne dined on Tue, 21st Jan 2014 (2)

Unfortunately this restaurant does not live up to its name. Obviously the chef has the potential to create a wonderful dining experience , but the housekeeping and lack of customers created a gloomy ambience along with the staffs negative vibe.

Remy Bar de Tapas Y Vino


dianne dined on Sat, 21st Sep 2013 (10)

What a wonderful dining experience at Remy. The 7 of us (2 children) were treated to a sublime spanish experience from the fresh, crisp and crunchy white bait to the indulgent churros. We were serenaded by a lovely spanish guitarist who pleasantly suprised us with the odd Led Zepplin number. A fabulous night out with genuine good service. Looking forward to next time.



dianne dined on Sat, 2nd Jul 2011 (10)

My 15 year old son loves Thai food , so as special birthday treat I took him and the family to . And they did not disappoint . We were made to feel very welcome and treated with the upmost respect. We were guided by the polite waiter as to what food to order for a younger palate . Sharing dishes were encouraged , so we enjoyed an abundance of delicious taste sensations. A truly wonderful gastronomic experience only made more heart warming by the Cosy open fire. We will be back again in the near future.



dianne dined on Sat, 19th Mar 2011 (9)

My husband , teenage son and I had a really lovely evening at Cina. The service was exceptional and staff very attentive. The menu was rather confusing as there was so much to choose from, however the monthly specials list did add some encouragement to our final choice. Highly recommend the Beef rendang and Roti and Steamed Seaperch. Friendly local eatery well worth the visit.

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