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Griffith

mark dined on Thu, 18th Apr 2019 (9)

An excellent experience, a small menu but very interesting and good variety. Great variety on the wine list. Very good timely service. We will return.

Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar

Barton

mark dined on Sat, 9th Feb 2019 (9)

We have enjoyed this fine restaurant previously and returned for a family dinner. The comments on the quality of the meal were all excellent, a great compliment to the kitchen. Service was attentive and generally good. The wine list, whilst interesting, is a touch on the pricey side. We shall certainly return.

Agostinis

Kingston

mark dined on Fri, 28th Dec 2018 (9)

Another enjoyable visit, the restaurant was busy with a very happy atmosphere. Good prompt service. Well done.

Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar

Barton

mark dined on Fri, 13th Jul 2018 (9)

Our first visit to this restaurant, we enjoyed the service and superb cooking, a very good locally focused wine list in a delightful room. We shall return.

Beach Almond

Palm Cove

mark dined on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018 (8)

It was a pleasure to again enjoy Beach Almond, a new front of house team since our last visit and a pleasure to see the same familiar face in the kitchen. An interesting seafood based menu that suits the location. A relaxing visit with service that was prompt and attentive.

Cupitt's Kitchen

Ulladulla

mark dined on Fri, 27th Apr 2018 (9)

A great visit that provided a very interesting menu with difficult choices to be made. We were part of a group of 4. The Lancashire Hot Pot and the King Fish entrees were very much appreciated, great flavours well presented. The Duck main course and the local snapper were standouts. A good team, both providing polite and knowledgable service, supported by a creative kitchen. All well able to deal with full house for a relaxing Friday lunch. thank you.

St Isidore

Milton

mark dined on Thu, 26th Apr 2018 (9)

My wife and I have previously enjoyed visits to St Isidore on several occasions. This time we went with some very good friends. The welcome and the walk past the kitchen heighten the expectation. We all decided to go with the Thursday evening "local's menu" We were delighted that we did. A great mixed platter to start, the local oysters were a standout, chicken for 2 and the pork belly for the gentlemen as mains. Then the desert, a great mix of flavours with the honeycomb and guava flavour. An outstanding experience, well done to the front of house team in a full restaurant and equally well done to the kitchen team

Agostinis

Kingston

mark dined on Thu, 29th Mar 2018 (9)

We have been to this restaurant for dinner on several occasions, this was our first opportunity to enjoy Agostinis for lunch. It was most relaxing, good timely and attentive services with a menu and kitchen that continues to delight.

The Bridgewater Mill

Bridgewater

mark dined on Sun, 11th Feb 2018 (6)

The venue, atmosphere and food were really good, however let down by very relaxed service, after 30 minutes I had to go looking for staff to order our first drinks. Earlier in the day there was no response to a request to increase the number in our group, considering that I sent an email and left a phone message, that was also poor. The quality of the location deserves better.

Agostinis

Kingston

mark dined on Thu, 25th Jan 2018 (9)

Our third visit, we enjoy the variety of the menu, the pasta yesterday was really good. The scallop entre was a delight, a great combination of flavours. The house white in the 1litre carafe is excellent value. We shall return

Agostinis

Kingston

mark dined on Thu, 11th Jan 2018 (9)

This was our second visit to Agostinas, we arrived a little early and enjoyed a cold drink sitting outside, our table was ready on time and the service was polite and prompt. As with our initial experience we enjoyed the variety of the entrees and then shared a wonderfull pizza. As good as you will get in northern Italy. The house white is well worth a try. We shall return.

Limone Dining

Griffith

mark dined on Fri, 18th Aug 2017 (9)

This was our first visit to Limone Dining. A really enjoyable visit, the little touches are there, such as the Crustine with the olive tepenade. Good wine list with some interesting local wines that match the menu. Worth a return visit.

Wild Duck Fine Asian Cuisine

Kingston

mark dined on Thu, 3rd Aug 2017 (9)

My wife and I enjoyed an banquet meal, an interesting selection of dishes that provide delightful surprises in taste and quality. Of the six courses, there was only one that we would have ordered without the banquet, our taste palette has been expanded and we look forward to our next visit.

Wild Duck Fine Asian Cuisine

Kingston

mark dined on Thu, 6th Jul 2017 (8)

A very pleasant return to be greeted by a new menu and wonderfull service. We shared plates and enjoyed some tremendous tastes, plenty of variety to choose from and a good wine list. I shall return.

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Griffith

mark dined on Thu, 29th Jun 2017 (9)

This was a return visit, about 12 months since our previous visit. It will not be that long again. Good prompt and knowledgable service and a really interesting menu. Tremendous cooking delivering great taste and visual experience. Interesting local wine list at realistic prices.

Beach Almond

Palm Cove

mark dined on Sun, 11th Jun 2017 (9)

It was a delight to again dine at Beach Almond, we enjoyed a table overlooking the beach, the menu promotes local produce and challenged us to try something different, however the Barramundi in Banana leaf is just to good to go past. Delightful service added to the day as did the "Bad Boys of Uke" playing next door. What a relaxing afternoon.

The Yacht Club

Yarralumla

mark dined on Fri, 20th Jan 2017 (8)

Another pleasant visit to this neighbourhood gem. Consistent service quality is well worth noting. We shall return.

Jones & Co

Canberra

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

A delightful experience to visit a venue clearly favoured by the locals. Interesting menu and great flavours with a pleasant range of small and medium plates for tasting. Interesting wine list. A relaxing Saturday lunch. Recommended. We look forward to a return visit.

La Cantina

Narrabundah

mark dined on Fri, 30th Dec 2016 (8)

A pleasure to once again visit and enjoy La Cantina, some interesting changes to the menu since our last meal there. Friendly and efficient service match well cooked Italian food. Plenty of interesting variety and a well priced wine list. Very relaxing on a Friday afternoon, our opinion reinforced by two groups who enjoy lunch each Friday at La Cantina.

Neptune Palace

Sydney CBD

mark dined on Thu, 8th Dec 2016 (7)

noisy and bustling, we had a Dimmi confirmation which was fortunate as they were fully booked. Good food with plenty of variety to choose from. Consistent.

Sails on Lavender Bay

Mcmahons Point

mark dined on Sun, 20th Nov 2016 (9)

It had been a while since we had enjoyed Sails, a request from an old friend brought us back. Smart request. Delightful food, not just seafood, a guest enjoyed a really good steak. However as you would exp ct the seafood takes the prize. The service was really well timed for a relaxed Sunday afternoon.

Courgette Restaurant

Canberra

mark dined on Wed, 16th Nov 2016 (9)

It was a pleasure to once again visit this fine restaurant, the dining area is relaxing, chairs comfortable and the large table adds to the setting. A very interesting menu with good variety and the 4 courses provide for a wonderfull variety of taste. Excellent service.

The Yacht Club

Yarralumla

mark dined on Thu, 3rd Nov 2016 (8)

As always good prompt service, an interesting menu and good well priced wine list. The entre menu with the prawn and crab salad is recommended as the caprese salad.

St Isidore

Milton

mark dined on Thu, 8th Sep 2016 (10)

We enjoyed the "Local's Menu", well presented and well cooked, my wife particularly enjoyed the Snapper, clearly fresh and a wonderfull combination of flavours. Very interesting wine list with local and Canberra Region wines dominating. Easy to find value in that list. Our second visit, we shall return again.

Cupitt's Kitchen

Ulladulla

mark dined on Wed, 7th Sep 2016 (8)

interesting menu with goo variety, An excellent vegetarian main course. Definitely leave room for desert on our next visit, looks like a fun place to visit for a weekend lunch.

Beach Almond

Palm Cove

mark dined on Sun, 21st Aug 2016 (10)

Atmosphere and location produce a true local experience, combined with a really good kitchen who focus on quality. Banana leaf Barramundi and the whole fish, grilled and then quickly deep fried, are standouts in an interesting menu. Service was informed, polite and timely.

Nu Nu Restaurant

Palm Cove

mark dined on Thu, 18th Aug 2016 (8)

A very interesting menu, at first pass we were troubled to find immediate appeal on the menu, however after discussion with staff and then with the arrival of each dish we were pleasantly surprised. The inclusion of many local ingredients certainly added to the taste experience. The Passionfruit Souffle was an outstanding desert.

Lime & Pepper

Palm Cove

mark dined on Fri, 12th Aug 2016 (8)

A tasting menu with plent of interesting and tempting choices. Well worth a return visit to try a few more dishes.

Cork and Cleaver

Glenunga

mark dined on Wed, 10th Aug 2016 (9)

A pleasure to enjoy a traditional steak restaurant, pleasant local environment and a really interesting wine list. Good informed service.

St Isidore

Milton

mark dined on Thu, 5th May 2016 (9)

Interesting menu, plenty of choice. Kitchen team cooked four great courses. Well done on a busy evening. Good wine list with a good range of varieties and regions represented. The menu describes the size of meals, small, medium and bigger. A good idea. Highly recommended.

Salsa Bar & Grill

Port Douglas

mark dined on Wed, 23rd Mar 2016 (8)

Great location, well cooked meals from an interesting menu, great wine list. Staff need to concentrate on dealing with customers and less on load discussion between themselves. We are repeat customers and will certainly return. Overall a good experience at a highly recommended venue.

Waters Edge

Parkes

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

Excellent Service, a menu that provided good options and required a decision, rather than simply choosing a favourite. Interesting wines by the glass. The food was very well cooked and presentation and combinations were appealing. Well done to the kitchen team. We had been to this restaurant several times before, the team did not let s down

Bicicletta Restaurant

Canberra

mark dined on Thu, 22nd Oct 2015 (7)

A very pleasant well cooked meal. Initial drinks service was a little slow, after that the efficiency clicked in and went quite well.

Wild Duck Fine Asian Cuisine

Kingston

mark dined on Fri, 18th Sep 2015 (9)

A most enjoyable meal, delightful food, at the suggestion of the staff we shared the courses, a great idea.

Lake House

Daylesford

mark dined on Sun, 2nd Aug 2015 (9)

Great wine list and menu, excellent and knowledgeable team, let down by very rare lamb.

Mercato @ Daylesford

Daylesford

mark dined on Fri, 31st Jul 2015 (3)

Excellent menu, well cooked interesting food. Shared entre plate and shared desert were also a real experience of local produce.

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