Gary Milburn

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Moti Mahal


Gary dined on Fri, 8th Mar 2019 (8)

Lovely food but don’t expect highly skilled service and you won’t be disappointed



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

First time here- selected due to a 30% off Dimmi offer. Great food and service and reasonable BYO charge. Will definitely come again as it is good value even without the discount.

Box Hill RSL

Box Hill

Gary dined on Sat, 5th May 2018 (8)

Nice atmosphere and dining environment. good value, especially for the 'seniors' in our group.

Brandon Hotel

Carlton North

Gary dined on Sat, 10th Feb 2018 (7)

Food was very good, as we have had before. Service from one staff member, in particular, was so-so, a bit of attitude it seems. The other waitress (Irish) was delightful. Unfortunately, when it came to asking for a coffee, the machine had been turned off and cleaned so there was no chance. I would have thought that while you still have diners present, the smart thing would be to check whether any of them would like a coffee before turning everything off.

Chimes Indian Restaurant


Gary dined on Fri, 26th Jan 2018 (9)

Wonderful tasty dishes as always. Nice quiet atmosphere where you can have a conversation over dinner without having to yell at each other! Excellent, attentive service.


Fitzroy North

Gary dined on Sat, 2nd Dec 2017 (9)

Great food and hospitality as always.


Fitzroy North

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

Fantastic food and great service. We have been before and will visit again. This time we were right inside the front doors on a cold night and it was draughty even when the door was closed - perhaps something to improve, otherwise excellent. Popular with groups so quite noisy as a result.

Time Out Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

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

Great venue, consistently good.

Caffe La Via


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

Enjoyable dinner food was delicious and well presented stick date pudding and flourless chocolate cake desserts were both very good.


Hawthorn East

Gary dined on Wed, 28th Dec 2016 (9)

Great service. Firechief burger was an excellent choice. Good atmosphere although noisy but not unexpected in this kind of restaurant. Recommended.



Gary dined on Sat, 10th Dec 2016 (9)

Very busy on this night so noisy as a result but this would be the same anywhere with a big crowd. Great food as both ourselves and friends have previously experienced. Definitely somewhere you return to. Very pleasant staff and management. BYO which is always an essential for us.


Fitzroy North

Gary dined on Sat, 3rd Sep 2016 (9)

Great as always! I love the regular 'regional dishes' part of the menu - you can try something from a different region of Italy each month. Lovely hosts. We recommend this restaurant.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Gary dined on Fri, 26th Aug 2016 (8)

Excellent as usual. A little quieter than normal as we ate early before it filled up.


Fitzroy North

Gary dined on Sat, 20th Aug 2016 (9)

Great service from very friendly staff! Really enjoyed the food, especially the zucchini fritters which were fantastic, if you like something a little spicy. We had the large seafood platter and while it was very good, personally, we would have liked more fish and less calamari but that is obviously a personal thing, not a criticism in any way. We will visit again.

Brandon Hotel

Carlton North

Gary dined on Sat, 30th Jul 2016 (10)

What a fantastic dinner! A couple of us had the special which was seeded mustard pork fillet with chicken and thyme croquette and it was honestly the best meal I have no at a restaurant in so long. It was something unusual and so good. Compliments to the chef. The vegetables were also different to the usual offerings and these were also beautiful. Dessert was great also - berry crumble with nougat ice cream - to die for. We will be back to try other things on the menu.



Gary dined on Sun, 24th Apr 2016 (9)

We really enjoyed our evening here once again. There is such a great range of choices on the menu it's easy to find something different each time. I was talking about Dunyazad to a work colleague recently and found out he was going there from his home in Wantirna that night. "It is worth the journey" I told him! Great place as evidenced by the fact it's always busy. We will be back again.

Blue River Thai


Gary dined on Fri, 26th Feb 2016 (8)

First visits thanks to Dimmi suggested list of restaurants nearby. Enjoyed our fish and noodle dishes especially as well as the curry puffs. Our only criticism is being charged $5.00 per head for BYO. I believe this is excessive - $5.00 per bottle would be more reasonable. We will visit again if we don't have to pay $10.00 for bringing a bottle of wine to share.


Fitzroy North

Gary dined on Sat, 13th Feb 2016 (9)

Great food and service as always. Calamari is about the best you will get anywhere. This restaurant is fantastic for a function as well. We recently held a 21st birthday party there and everyone was so impressed with the venue, food and service.


Fitzroy North

Gary dined on Sat, 28th Nov 2015 (10)

Great food, lovely hosts. Not much more to say! Have been several times before and will definitely be back again.

Zikrayat Lebanese Cuisine


Gary dined on Sat, 10th Oct 2015 (8)

Fantastic food! Great service. Very personable wait staff and terrific owner/host. I was a little surprised at being charged $10 per bottle corkage. I think this is unreasonable simply for the provision of two glasses to drink from. Lebanese coffee and Turkish Delight were great.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Gary dined on Fri, 4th Sep 2015 (9)

Great service, lovely food and very personable staff. This was our second visit, the first being a couple of months ago. It was just as good as the first time. We will visit again. The Fillet steak was fantastic. Cooked just as I requested and very flavoursome. The duck was also very nice.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Gary dined on Sat, 4th Jul 2015 (9)

Lovely food & very personable hosts. Will come back again soon.

Milan @ Kew


Gary dined on Sat, 20th Jun 2015 (9)

Fantastic food, especially the lamb shanks (in a medium curry). Good value. Will go again.

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