Jodene

Jodene Jackson Mackay

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

Longrain

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 7th Jun 2019 (9)

We had the banquet menu and it was excellent. Great food as always. Caramelised pork is heaven!

Longrain

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 31st May 2019 (8)

The eggnet is the best! Great cocktails and loved the food.

Coda

Melbourne CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 23rd May 2019 (9)

We had a big lunch! The food was fabulous but the staff made the experience with great wine matching and good chat.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Jodene dined on Fri, 17th May 2019 (10)

Fantastic share menu, food is awesome. The beef was a hit. Great staff and a gorgeous room. You can actually chat here and catch up. Fab spot.

Handpicked Cellar Door

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Tue, 30th Apr 2019 (7)

We dined for the Raclette, good to see the room so busy. Good value at $24 each.

The Charleston

Glebe

Jodene dined on Thu, 25th Apr 2019 (9)

Great cocktails! Had a relaxing afternoon in the courtyard enjoying the sunshine. Oysters and fish tacos were amazing.

RAKU

Canberra

Jodene dined on Sun, 21st Apr 2019 (9)

We had the $80 menu and it was faultless. Fresh seafood, delicate and the best flavours. The steak was a highlight. Very impressive. Service was patchy at best, shame for such a great place. Excellent Martinis also.

Les Bistronomes

Braddon

Jodene dined on Fri, 19th Apr 2019 (9)

Wonderful French menu, the bouillabaisse was 10/10 perfectly cooked seafood. Loved the service, no trouble for anything. The carafe of Rose was excellent. Loved the butter also, will be back.

Black Ginger

Newtown

Jodene dined on Mon, 15th Apr 2019 (7)

Great fresh food, fast and efficient. The pancakes were excellent. Good value and bonus BYO

Balcon By Tapavino

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 11th Apr 2019 (8)

The steak, coleslaw combination is soooo good. Also loved the melon and jamon. The wine list is intimidating but helpful staff on hand.

Flying Fish

Pyrmont

Jodene dined on Wed, 3rd Apr 2019 (8)

Beautiful fish and the service was outstanding. Interesting menu of Asian fusion flavours and miso pumpkin was rich and lovely.

Barzaari Chippendale

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sun, 31st Mar 2019 (8)

The brunch was so generous and plenty of beautiful food. The fish was amazing as was the bread/huumus.

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Jodene dined on Tue, 26th Mar 2019 (10)

Wonderful food as always! The split prawn was beautiful as was the steak. Loved the chocolate tart dessert - heaven! Great team and well worth a regular visit.

Casoni

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 (8)

Great lunch together with a friend. Loved the figs, amazing. Enjoyed the Comte. Great staff and good vibes.

Izy

Woollahra

Jodene dined on Fri, 8th Mar 2019 (10)

Excellent food. Fantastic service and we loved the food. The pumpkin was amazing and I really loved the salmon main course. It was excellent. Great cocktails and enjoyed the Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. Will be back

The Song Kitchen

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 8th Mar 2019 (7)

Love the story here, supporting a good cause. The lunch menu was great, I really enjoyed the pasta. Service was very slow. Arrived at 12.30 entrees at 1.40 due to a busy kitchen. Affordable excellent wine list. I’d come back

Bar H

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 1st Mar 2019 (8)

Excellent menu of interesting food choices. I loved the dumplings. And the corn tempura, delicious. Had excellent lychee Martinis also. Good service

GOGYO

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Wed, 27th Feb 2019 (7)

Great space and loved the king prawn guacamole! Great kaarage. Affordable and relaxed.

Firedoor

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Tue, 19th Feb 2019 (7)

Better for 4 than 2 to share the menu. Excellent bread to start. Meat options are expensive and portions are quite small for men, it suited me, but not a lot of sides to share to make the mains shared.

Nomad

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Thu, 14th Feb 2019 (6)

This wasn't the best night at Nomad, I have had way better here. The menu was overpriced tonight at $140 a head, the main (lamb) was dry and burnt and the sides were only OK. Buratta was the best dish by a mile. It was busy, service was slow, and not the usual polish of Nomad.

Stanton & Co

Rosebery

Jodene dined on Wed, 6th Feb 2019 (10)

Wow, the banquet menu $100 was amazing. We had the 50% deal so it was a bargain. The oysters, sashimi, beef tartare, and burrata were all excellent. Really impressive food, and an affordable wine selection. Can't want to come back.

12 Micron

Barangaroo

Jodene dined on Fri, 18th Jan 2019 (8)

Gorgeous room. Loved the tuna entree, beautifully plated as are the desserts, a work of art.

Bopp & Tone

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 (9)

Fabulous! Loved the room and very good service. Excellent wine list. The peach ricotta salad was heaven. Really great place for lunch

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 8th Jan 2019 (5)

I didn't find value paying $45 for 2 fish tacos and one margarita. It felt expensive and I expected around $30 to be honest. There was no wow in the food to make it worth the price unfortunately. Service was by us grabbing someone - not attentive at all.

Isaac Restaurant

Redfern

Jodene dined on Thu, 27th Dec 2018 (8)

Great summer lunch, fresh food, good flavours and the service was very polished and welcoming.

Izy

Woollahra

Jodene dined on Thu, 20th Dec 2018 (9)

Excellent menu. Loved the lobster roll and the pasta is delicious! Meats were tender and tasty, but Brussel sprouts were a bit oily. Great team running the place and look forward to returning

nel restaurant

Sydney

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

Amazing! nel never disappoints, wonderful menu and I love that I never know what each visit will hold. Loved the melon balls this time, heaven with the liquid centre.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Jodene dined on Fri, 14th Dec 2018 (9)

Excellent lunch, and a great restaurant. The $45 lunch was excellent value, and the potato rosti OMG yum!

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Jodene dined on Thu, 29th Nov 2018 (9)

Brilliant selection of cheeses, hard to beat. Great staff and a good local.

QUAY

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 (10)

An experience and interesting incredible food. Very expensive night, but a wonderful treat.

Billy Kwong

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Fri, 26th Oct 2018 (9)

Just fabulous! The dumplings were silky and incredible.

Zigi's

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Wed, 17th Oct 2018 (8)

Thanks for the prompt service for a pre-movie quick dinner. The staff were lovely, hospitable and the food was great, we both had steaks - excellent value. Look forward to going back for cheese and wine another time.

Isaac Restaurant

Redfern

Jodene dined on Thu, 11th Oct 2018 (8)

The snapper risotto was excellent, loved the flavours. Good local restaurant with an interesting wine list.

Sake Restaurant & Bar The Rocks

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Tue, 11th Sep 2018 (9)

Polished service, you know you can rely on this team for a good experience. The food is fantastic, really fresh flavours and a great menu.

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Bondi Beach

Jodene dined on Sat, 1st Sep 2018 (7)

You pay for the view here, it is stunning. Service was patchy, they were busy with two hens tables however. I thought my fish was only ok for $60 with sides. Great place for tourists but be prepared to spend.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 31st Aug 2018 (10)

You cannot fault this place, it is really polished service and amazing food. Love it. Neighbourhood gem alright.

Wild Ginger Dining + Bar

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Sat, 25th Aug 2018 (6)

I think they may have been short-staffed on the night we went, they were really under pressure to look after tables. Lovely people, just poor organisation. We thought the food was good, good flavours and would be willing to try again.

Rose Royale

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 14th Jul 2018 (7)

Amazing selection of Rose. I really enjoyed the small portion sizes of food to make the meal enjoyable/not too rich for French cuisine. The cheesecake was heaven. $75 was great value.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 (10)

The best local restaurant in Surry Hills in Sydney. The spit roast was heaven and as always, the arancini was perfection. Best service here. Great team and great location

Sake Restaurant & Bar The Rocks

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Sun, 8th Jul 2018 (8)

Great cocktails to start and very good food. The tuna tartare was amazing as was the karaage. Tried the lamb chops, cooked to perfection

Buon Ricordo Restaurant

Paddington

Jodene dined on Sat, 7th Jul 2018 (10)

Really great Italian food, my spanner crab pasta was divine! Bruschetta is the best here and amazing chilli oil. Polished service and a great special venue.

Kensington Street Social

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Fri, 6th Jul 2018 (8)

Had a 9pm late dinner on a Friday night. Great school prawns, great cocktails and best killer flatbread.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018 (10)

A very polished experience, great food and a wonderful wine list. I loved the spaghetini, it was heaven, as was the pate we shared to start. We also had brilliant cocktails to start the meal, thanks for a great evening.

Ester

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 (10)

Excellent as always! Hard to beat. The bread is heaven, the oysters from the wood-fired oven are amazing as are the prawns! So well cooked such lovely produce. The team here really excel and deliver an amazing experience.

The Cuban Place

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 13th Jun 2018 (8)

The food was great - tacos were tasty, loved the tosados and the guacomole with home made corn chips. I didn't love the ceviche flavour, but it was fresh and well seasoned.

Subsolo Spanish Restaurant & Bar

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 6th Jun 2018 (9)

Excellent service for my first visit here. The tapas were great, 10/10. Pork Belly was heaven and I loved the lamb salad - great value. The waiter was patient with is trying wine to find something we liked. Would definitely go back.

Rubyos

Newtown

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

Great menu options here, love the share plate concept. The calamari was excellent as was the fish cakes. Will be back for more, lots yet to try!

Tokyo Laundry

Sydney

Jodene dined on Thu, 24th May 2018 (7)

The food was great, however the timing of delivery was odd, hot dishes came out first, then sushi, fish last which seemed a strange order. I did think the calamari and gyoza were excellent.

Misfits Bar & Dining

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 18th May 2018 (8)

We went for a quick Friday night dinner/ catch-up. Both had steaks - they were excellent. It was busy and a little noisy, but great drinks and food. Good addition to Redfern.

Mekong Fusion

Newtown

Jodene dined on Wed, 16th May 2018 (8)

Great food, had the Trust The Chef menu - fabulous food and very generous! Loved the arcanini and the John Dory. Look forward to coming back.

Phomo Barangaroo

Barangaroo

Jodene dined on Sun, 6th May 2018 (7)

We ordered a range of things to try: soft shell crab rice paper rolls, salt and pepper squid, pork and prawn salad and beef tartare and tuna tostada. The stand out was the pork and prawn salad - fabulous as was the squid, well seasoned and tasty. Rice paper rolls were dry and not much crab. (disappointing) The service was disorganised and detracted on the day.

Pancho Villa Restaurant and Bar

North Hobart

Jodene dined on Wed, 25th Apr 2018 (9)

Great food, and a great dining room. We all enjoyed the range of tacos and excellent presentation. Service was patchy however.

Nomad

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 21st Apr 2018 (8)

Had the per head menu, it was lovely. Generous mains, and the cauliflower was a total hit. Great service and were were well looked after.

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 19th Apr 2018 (7)

Happy with the food and quick turnaround. The tacos are excellent. Drinks service is very slow and at times, the wait staff seem confused.

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 18th Apr 2018 (8)

Love the food, great fresh flavours and the best fish tacos. Pretty reasonable prices. Visit #3 and the service is all over the place, not improved since opening. Frustrating flagging staff constantly to get drinks service/attention.

Ester

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sun, 8th Apr 2018 (10)

Excellent service and a wonderful experience. The roasted oysters and king prawns were 10/10.

Masala Theory

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 6th Apr 2018 (7)

Great Indian food. The deconstructed samosa was excellent

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 6th Apr 2018 (7)

Had the set menu special, interesting flavours. Loved the sticky pork San Chow Bau, and the lamb was cooked to perfection. Good affordable wines by the glass.

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sun, 1st Apr 2018 (8)

Excellent Oysters and the Crab Po Boys were fab! Really hit and miss service today, had to flag people down to get drinks.

The Dolphin Hotel

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 31st Mar 2018 (8)

Did the producers lunch, great value! Lots of food. The Tathra oysters were amazing. Really enjoyable afternoon lunch.

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Mon, 26th Mar 2018 (7)

Enjoyed the veal although you have to order something to go with it, $38 is just the veal. Had a great house wine Chardonnay that was excellent value and taste.

Mekong

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sun, 25th Mar 2018 (9)

Excellent meal, the crab fried rice is the best! As is the turmeric BBQ chicken.

Long Chim Sydney

Sydney CBD

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

Enjoyed a great meal with a friend. Recommend the beef salad it was delicious.

Longrain

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 2nd Mar 2018 (9)

Excellent food again. The eggnet is amazing flavours. Booked for a two hour sitting and we weren’t rushed, great Chilli Margaritas to start. Highly enjoyable evening

Long Chim Sydney

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 28th Feb 2018 (8)

We had a pretheatre quick dinner, excellent satay. Food was fast given the limited time. Appreciated.

Fratelli Fresh Westfield Sydney

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Mon, 19th Feb 2018 (7)

Can’t fault the style of food here, fresh, simple and great value. Generous salads.

Longrain

Surry Hills

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

Been ages since we last ate here. Good food, seafood spring rolls were amazing! As was the tuna special. Loved the wine we ordered. Service has some attitude, but overall a great meal.

Buon Ricordo Restaurant

Paddington

Jodene dined on Fri, 16th Feb 2018 (9)

The fettuccine pasta is still amazing. Loved the Kingfish Crudo also it was interesting flavour and textures with the marmalade. Mains were generous, for $50, but lots of oil. Excellent service and all round very polished

Mekong

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sun, 11th Feb 2018 (9)

Excellent cocktails, the crab fried rice was great. Value for money. It wasn’t busy at this day so very attentive service.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Fri, 19th Jan 2018 (10)

Excellent - this place is 10/10 for food, the Japanese is amazing and I cannot fault the team, they are so great. We had so much great food - the tempura, the sushi - all fresh and excellent.

Spanish Tapas

Glebe

Jodene dined on Thu, 18th Jan 2018 (6)

Did the Dimmi 50% of tapas which made this an affordable night out, and value for what we had. Some of the tapas were great - the mushrooms, croquettes and calamari. The Paella was underseasoned and the seafood well overcooked, this was a bit of a shame really. Great priced Margaritas on the night. Very noisy and very busy so staff were hard to come by.

Balcon By Tapavino

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 12th Jan 2018 (7)

Had a pre-theatre very quick stop here, the staff were great at turning us over to meet the show at the Opera House, it was appreciated.

Rubyos

Newtown

Jodene dined on Thu, 11th Jan 2018 (8)

I really like the shared menus, they offer great value, variety and interesting flavour combinations. The staff were flexible at changing one dish for us, which we appreciated. Of the six dishes, three were excellent and one was ordinary only, so not too bad an experience. Would return.

nel restaurant

Sydney

Jodene dined on Thu, 21st Dec 2017 (10)

The Christmas degustation was fabulous. A great treat and an innovative menu. Always impressed with the food and service here. Highly recommend for a special evening.

Blanca Japanese Mediterranean Dining

Bondi Beach

Jodene dined on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 (9)

The 10-courses had a real wow factor! The oyster, sesame beef leave are divine. The pork ribs are excellent. Like the wine list and affordability of choices. Great food and a good dining room. A+

Kensington Street Social

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Tue, 19th Dec 2017 (8)

Excellent venue for a business lunch, the food is excellent. My fish (barramundi) was cooked to perfection. The chicken looked great also. Slow service, 20 minutes to order drinks, get water on the table. Could be improved.

Rosetta Sydney

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 8th Dec 2017 (7)

I love the room and liked sitting by the window area. The food was excellent - best Tuna and excellent pasta. The service was really average tonight, we had to ask for wine, the winelist for refills, it was just not on its game. Still, the food was excellent.

Lavendra

North Sydney

Jodene dined on Sat, 2nd Dec 2017 (7)

I really enjoyed the menu, food was excellent. The Tasmanian Salmon was beautiful. The rum chicken was tasty. It’s a bit squashy with tables very close up you.

Isaac Restaurant

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sun, 12th Nov 2017 (8)

We enjoyed lunch here, the snacks on offer are excellent I really enjoyed the calamari and zucchini flowers. The main course (chicken) was very generous and a decent size meal. I loved the Watermelon martini, it was great.

Busshari

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 11th Nov 2017 (9)

Wow, it had been too long since I was here - the food was excellent. Great fresh sushi and wonderful menu of great choices. I loved BYO for wine, made the night very affordable for the quality of the food we enjoyed.

Paper Bird

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Fri, 10th Nov 2017 (8)

It is hard to beat the fried chicken with a radish salad. Such a great couple of dishes. Awesome wine list and friendly engaging staff.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Jodene dined on Thu, 9th Nov 2017 (8)

Great dinner pre-movie, fast efficient turn around. The squid ink pasta was tasty, fresh pasta, and I added chilli to give it the flavour I wanted. Excellent snow pea salad to have with it.

The Owl House

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Wed, 8th Nov 2017 (10)

Fantastic mid-week value - $39 for 2 courses and a glass of wine. The squid was amazing, so tender and and the lamb was cooked to perfection. This place is so worth it, everytime!

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Jodene dined on Tue, 31st Oct 2017 (9)

Love the chefs selection menu! The meals were superb (as always) and I cannot go past the best crispy potatoes anywhere. Great team on the floor and very polished service.

Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Thu, 26th Oct 2017 (8)

The Dosai are very good. It is a great menu, I really enjoyed the Goan Fish Curry. The place was packed at 6.30pm, this is a great sign!

Sunset Sabi

Manly

Jodene dined on Sun, 15th Oct 2017 (8)

Great food, loved the maple-bacon chicken - heaven. I thought the gyoza were great and would love to see more choices for lunch. Great cocktails and great wine. Interesting food and a great space.

Ananas

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 14th Oct 2017 (7)

The food menu was great, the steak I had was excellent and everyone enjoyed the meals. The ocean trout was a common order and a winner. I am disappointed with the lack of affordability in the wines, $17 for a glass of Sav Blanc is a lot. I would love to see a range of prices.

Cipri Italian

Paddington

Jodene dined on Sun, 8th Oct 2017 (7)

First time here, I enjoyed the food, lovely bread and olive oil and my pasta was tasty (although short on prawns) the dessert was amazing (Cannoli) and a delightful treat.

Hugos Manly

Manly

Jodene dined on Sun, 1st Oct 2017 (9)

We had a birthday celebration out on the deck, superb seating, excellent dining - food was fantastic with great meals all round. Enjoyed the place and had a wonderful afternoon

Isaac Restaurant

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sat, 30th Sep 2017 (8)

Really enjoyed the menu and great choices. My pasta was excellent and generous. I found the room quite noisy on a Saturday night, but overall a great edition to Redfern

Ananas

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sun, 24th Sep 2017 (6)

The ocean trout was great. Tasty broth and great flavours! Loved it. Enjoyed the wine we chose. Very noisy room which was annoying, hard to chat with so much noise.

Pasta Emilia

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 23rd Sep 2017 (8)

The fettuccine special was divine. I loved my husband's ragu it was excellent as was the duck broth. Generous servings.

Eastside Bar + Grill

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Thu, 31st Aug 2017 (8)

Great food. Great menu. Loved the split prawns. Excellent wine but service is underwhelming and haphazard. Third visit and it's not improved.

The Eathouse Diner

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sat, 26th Aug 2017 (8)

The best fried chicken! And the hand cut fries are the best. Also the scotch olives are addictive

Eastside Bar + Grill

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Fri, 25th Aug 2017 (8)

We had the split prawns and the steak was excellent. Mac and Cheese so decadent but so good. Like the room and the carafe of wine option.

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Jodene dined on Wed, 23rd Aug 2017 (9)

Fantastic food, great place for an affordable mid-week dinner with friends. The angus steak with the potatoes and iceberg salad was a great combination. Please don't take the salt cod off the menu - it is too good!

Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room

Waverley

Jodene dined on Sun, 20th Aug 2017 (8)

The roast pork on Sunday was really very good, I was very happy with my choice. I didn't love the entree selection, but great mains, great desserts.

Paper Bird

Potts Point

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

Welcome back the Moon Park team, excellent food and the chicken is still the hero! Loved the wine list and seeing Tai was the best, his wine recommendations were spot on.

Casoni

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 (7)

Nice local restaurant, small menu but each dish is done well, $9 Aperol is great value.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Wed, 9th Aug 2017 (9)

Love this place. The Wednesday roast is the best. Great team, polished service

Bouche on Bridge

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 4th Aug 2017 (10)

We did the degustation at the Chefs table. It was excellent. All the dishes were perfectly presented and great flavours. Impressive experience

El-Phoenician Walsh Bay

Millers Point

Jodene dined on Thu, 3rd Aug 2017 (6)

The food was ok, we had the pre Theatre seafood at $42 pp. Oysters, Prawns, fish and calamari.

Balcon By Tapavino

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 2nd Aug 2017 (9)

Great food, Tapavino staff are excellent also. We enjoyed the salt cod, great Jamon and shared a steak and salad, with a fabulous wine. This place is worth a visit.

Dove & Olive

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 28th Jul 2017 (7)

Great value food, we were really impressed with the price for pie and it was very good. Noise is an issue in a very busy place, great for groups!

Jade Temple

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 26th Jul 2017 (8)

The sommilier was the stand out this evening. The food is great - prawn wontons (yum!), special fried rice was excellent as were the dumplings. Really impressive wine selection.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Wed, 19th Jul 2017 (10)

Lovely as always. Great staff. Enjoyed the wine and food. The croquettes are heaven!

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 12th Jul 2017 (8)

Had the pork yet again it was great! Wish they did gluten free pasta as the dishes look so good! Enjoyed the meal, good value here...

Bombay Street Kitchen

Glebe

Jodene dined on Fri, 7th Jul 2017 (7)

Authentic Indian. Loved the Chicken Chennai it was excellent. The Pani Poori was hot (spicy) but enjoyable. Good value for a dinner out.

Blanca Japanese Mediterranean Dining

Bondi Beach

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

Wow. Another awesome food experience. The beef betel leave, the kingfish rice cracker, bream - amazing! The food is amazing. Really well priced and well priced wine list. Service on drinks was slow, but overall a great dining experience

Spice Temple

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 28th Jun 2017 (7)

Excellent dumplings and I enjoyed the XO noodles as well as the crispy chicken. The dessert custard spring roll was divine! Wines by the glass were pricey.

Fratelli Fresh Alexandria

Alexandria

Jodene dined on Sat, 24th Jun 2017 (7)

The spaghetti pasta special was excellent, as was the calamari. Really ordinary service today however.

Eastside Bar + Grill

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Thu, 22nd Jun 2017 (7)

The steak while a price at $52 was pretty amazing and cooked beautifully. The enjoyed the scallop crudo and the oyster was really enjoyable also. I thought the wine list was affordable and good choices.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Wed, 21st Jun 2017 (10)

The best local Italian in Sydney. Love this place. The spit roast was amazing tonight, great service great food, hard to beat

Hotel Centennial

Woollahra

Jodene dined on Sun, 18th Jun 2017 (7)

The food was good, enjoyed the tuna taco although at $6 each pricey for a small bite. My husband's beef pie was a hit. Best espresso martini I've had in ages.

Salaryman

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 17th Jun 2017 (8)

The Yabbies with XO was amazing as was the beef tartare with smoked cheddar. Great friendly staff, loved sitting at the bar watching the kitchen. Will be back

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 16th Jun 2017 (7)

Generous serving sizes. My pork was cooked to perfection and really enjoyable. My husband's fish was a tad dry by comparison. Friendly service.

Ananas

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 6th Jun 2017 (7)

Loved the fish of the day, Lemon Sole, it was beautiful. Staff were haphazard, I like the wine list

nel restaurant

Sydney

Jodene dined on Fri, 2nd Jun 2017 (9)

Really interesting food and great presentation. A real wow factor to the dishes.

Anason

Barangaroo

Jodene dined on Thu, 1st Jun 2017 (7)

Loved the Atom and Octopus, divine! Enjoyed the salmon also. I found the lamb dish a bit oily wasn't a great fan. Amazing desserts also the baklava was heaven.

Tinello

Glebe

Jodene dined on Tue, 30th May 2017 (8)

Lovely room and a nice wine list. I really enjoyed the octopus it was superb! I look forward to coming back.

Bistro St Jacques

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 26th May 2017 (9)

Great local place for a Friday night steak. The oysters are always great and the best cheese selection.

INDU

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 23rd May 2017 (7)

I enjoyed the food much more this visit. The pork belly curry is amazing and I loved the watermelon salad. I think the wines by the glass are a bit pricey however.

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Jodene dined on Sat, 20th May 2017 (9)

The $60 menu for three courses is amazing value. Excellent food, the scallops and flounder were superb. Loved this menu. Classic French done so well

The Eathouse Diner

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 12th May 2017 (8)

The fried chicken is amazing! I really loved the olives and corn also. Well priced great affordable food

Queen Chow

Enmore

Jodene dined on Sun, 23rd Apr 2017 (7)

One word: expensive. Food is great but very pricey yum Cha style food.

Aristotle's Neutral Bay

Neutral Bay

Jodene dined on Fri, 21st Apr 2017 (9)

Wow great menu and impressive food. The scallops and halumi to start were fabulous.

Balcon By Tapavino

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 15th Apr 2017 (9)

Great venue. Amazing Jamon. Loved the prawns and roast chicken. Great food to share. Service was a bit quick but they did slow it down when we asked. Intimidating wine list, but help on hand to assist.

Cupitt's Kitchen

Ulladulla

Jodene dined on Sat, 8th Apr 2017 (8)

Great venue, really enjoyed the wines. The mussel starter was amazing, great value. Good value menu and a lovely treat on a weekend away

Flying Fish

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 7th Apr 2017 (8)

For a special occasion this was fabulous. The sashimi and oysters to start was heaven. Great wine list. My fish was lovely but very pricey main courses.

nel restaurant

Sydney

Jodene dined on Fri, 31st Mar 2017 (9)

The degustation was great. Really interesting food and the plating was beautiful. The presentation was impressive, loved the oysters in the liquid nitrogen. The main dish was pork, cooked to perfection. Great place for a special occasion.

Blanca Japanese Mediterranean Dining

Bondi Beach

Jodene dined on Sat, 25th Mar 2017 (9)

Wow the food was amazing. We did the set menu 10 courses, they were all excellent. The sesame beef leave was divine. As was the salmon. Great place, can't wait to return.

Casoni

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Fri, 24th Mar 2017 (9)

So good. The pasta of the week was fabulous. Also loved the Burratta salad, really great. Good place for a great local night out

Salt Meats Cheese Broadway

Ultimo

Jodene dined on Sat, 18th Mar 2017 (6)

The pizza selection was good. Enjoyed the arancini also. The restaurant ventilation isn't great, the place smells like a deep fryer.

Shaahi Tandoori

Enmore

Jodene dined on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 (6)

Authentic food A good improvement would be to add Sparkling Water

Embers Mezze Bar

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Thu, 9th Mar 2017 (9)

I'm sure I've had the best Halloumi I've ever eaten in honey sauce! Wow. With great lamb and cauliflower salad. Highly recommend this place for a great mid-week dinner.

La Puerta Latino Flavours

Neutral Bay

Jodene dined on Wed, 8th Mar 2017 (8)

Really enjoyed the wagyu beef. Beautifully cooked. The corn was so good!

Bouche on Bridge

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 16th Feb 2017 (8)

Excellent service tonight and I really enjoyed our meal. The oysters were perfect and the lamb was tender. Slightly under for my taste but the flavour was great. Thanks for the evening.

Bistro St Jacques

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sat, 11th Feb 2017 (8)

Great lunch with good friends. Enjoyed three courses for $49 and really enjoyed the food. The shared entrees with arancini were a hit, as was the cheese at the end. Enjoyed some great affordable wines. Thanks for looking after us.

Ester

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sat, 4th Feb 2017 (9)

Really enjoyed the food, the oysters were amazing, as were the bugs. Loved the hot sauce. The rump with black garlic was great. Really great food. I'm not convinced on the wine list, a lot of wild ferment which is not to my taste.

The Flynn

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Mon, 30th Jan 2017 (7)

Great burger, tried the chicken karaage, fresh tasty and fast. Imagine a good inner city lunch place.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 24th Jan 2017 (8)

Beautiful room and offers polished service. I had the market fish, Dory, didn't love it, perhaps it was the choice of fish rather than the kitchen.

Waterfront Grill

Darling Harbour

Jodene dined on Sat, 21st Jan 2017 (7)

Had a steak outside on a lovely summers evening. Affordable prices. The scotch fillet was tasty, slightly over cooked (asked for medium rare, more medium not red rather brown) crispy steak fries and the mushroom sauce was nice. Small sauce serving but it is was only $2.50 extra. Fast and efficient turn over of the tables which suited us on our way to a function.

Bouche on Bridge

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 13th Jan 2017 (9)

Our meals were fantastic. I had the pan fried snapper, cooked to perfection. The flavours were bright and fresh, beautiful presentation. The wine list was impressive. The Chardonnay we had (in proper glassware) was a hit. Will be back

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 10th Jan 2017 (7)

I enjoyed the vegetable carpaccio, really different but enjoyable and light. Also thought the octopus was lovely. I thought the wines by glass were pricey $16 a glass. Service patchy. Seated at 12.30 ordered food and wine at 12.50pm (it wasn't very busy)

Anason

Barangaroo

Jodene dined on Mon, 2nd Jan 2017 (8)

Great food, the atom was amazing - just the right level of spice! I thought the scallops and octopus were excellent. I enjoyed the Turkish Rose. Great spot for lunch.

Mekong

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sat, 17th Dec 2016 (7)

I enjoyed the food here, the starters recommended were great and I liked the Wagyu beef salad, great level of spice and really generous serving.

Curry at the Rocks

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 10th Dec 2016 (7)

Lovely staff very accommodating and friendly. The lamb cutlets entree was superb. Our curries were mild, but we got extra chilli to spice them. Good value.

Mistelle

Double Bay

Jodene dined on Wed, 7th Dec 2016 (8)

The paella was fantastic. Really enjoyed sitting outside on a lovely evening. I like the wine list here.

Sixpenny

Stanmore

Jodene dined on Sat, 3rd Dec 2016 (9)

I was impressed with the creativity of the food. The beetroot and pumpkin dishes really impressed me. The wine match was interesting, not all to my taste, but I could appreciate the effort with the pairing. Wine was a little on the conservative side for the price charged. Highly recommend for a special occasion with good friends.

Bistro St Jacques

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 2nd Dec 2016 (9)

Great local bistro with nice people and consistent food. The steaks are good here. I like the variety in the wine list here and the options by the glass so my husband can have a red with steak.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 17th Nov 2016 (9)

Fabulous! The pan fried Snapper was superb and a really excellent dish. Really enjoyed the whole experience polished off with an amazing goats cheese. Can't recommend highly enough.

Casoni

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Sat, 12th Nov 2016 (9)

Fantastic food and excellent service. Started with an Aperol Spritz and enjoyed the recommended Riesling. The octopus was amazing - tender, great pesto and a lovely lunch dish. Look forward to going back

Fusion 16

Ultimo

Jodene dined on Sat, 5th Nov 2016 (6)

The spanner crab fettuccine was amazingly good. Had fresh chilli on the side, loved it.

Fusion 16

Ultimo

Jodene dined on Sun, 30th Oct 2016 (7)

Really enjoyed my pizza, it was generously sized and lots of prawns. The entree scallops were lovely. My husband's pasta was delicious too. Wine list is affordable, the staff were hap hazard which was a bit disappointing. Struggled to order extra drinks/water.

Il Centro

Brisbane

Jodene dined on Sun, 30th Oct 2016 (9)

I've been dining here for years, consistently excellent food. The sandcrab lasagna is amazing. I've never had a meal I haven't loved. Great spot

Nung Len

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Fri, 21st Oct 2016 (8)

Fantastic food, it was fast affordable and all four dishes were great. The salt and pepper squid was tender and really enjoyable. Crab fried rice was my favourite. Love the value for great food.

Bang

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 14th Oct 2016 (8)

Great menu of really investing food. I loved the steamed fish and the bean salad was different and tasty. Didn't love the wine list, couldn't find anything I liked. Beer was a good alternative

Bellevue

Paddington

Jodene dined on Sun, 4th Sep 2016 (8)

Food is great here. It's fairly well priced. Lunch with several bottles of wine was around $150 each. Shared entrees, mains and shared cheese plate. Guessing about $70 for food. Service was friendly and prompt.

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 16th Aug 2016 (8)

Fantastic steaks here and great selection. The menu is great, and polished service.

Moon Park

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 5th Aug 2016 (9)

Love love love the food here - will be very sad when this place closes. All the dishes are excellent and the wine list is superb.

Indian Leaf

Waterloo

Jodene dined on Fri, 29th Jul 2016 (7)

Great local Indian. The dosai was fabulous. Generous servings and a lovely local restaurant. Food was good and spicy.

The Colonial Darlinghurst British Indian Cuisine

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Fri, 15th Jul 2016 (9)

Great food and we were really impressed. The goan fish curry was excellent as was the level of spice. I really thought this was great value and quality food. Would recommend this place.

Missy French

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Thu, 14th Jul 2016 (6)

I went for Bastille Day which seemed perhaps too busy for the staff on the floor. Arrived at 7.30pm, first course at 8.20pm, quite slow to get drinks/service. All the entrees (shared) were served together, (so we are two cold) didn't really meet the expectations re service and food. I did like the maitre d, who offered to change the wine after I didn't really love it, nice touch. Probably need to try again to get a better understanding of this restaurant.

Mistelle

Double Bay

Jodene dined on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 (9)

Excellent menu. Loved the place. The charcuterie meats were excellent. Great value! Thought the wine choices by the glass were brilliant. $22 ragu was awesome value, generous and full of flavour. Can't wait to come back and try more

The Cuban Place

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 10th Jun 2016 (5)

The ceviche was excellent. The service was ordinary and it wasn't overly busy. For $35 mains just ok. Nothing special.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Jodene dined on Wed, 1st Jun 2016 (7)

Good local diner. Our pastas were excellent and the bottle of Fiano we enjoyed was lovely.

Republic Dining

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 3rd May 2016 (7)

Busy inner city lunch venue. Service was efficient for those on time pressies. Feels like a place for blokes who enjoy wine at lunch. Hearty steaks and veal schnitzel.

Osteria Di Russo & Russo

Enmore

Jodene dined on Fri, 22nd Apr 2016 (8)

Wow, first time diner and I am impressed. We started with the Prosecco and it was fantastic, loved it. Great flavour. We shared the oysters and pate as starters - yum. I had the involtini for a main and it was a generous and flavoursome dish. I will come back, loved the food.

Moon Park

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sat, 16th Apr 2016 (8)

Really really interesting food and interesting expression of ideas on the plate. The rice cake starters are soooo good, all nutty and delightful. We were impressed with the degustation for value and also accommodating pescatarians with ease. Cocktail list is good and I like the wine list interesting choices but well matched to the food style. Will be back with more friends to show off this find in our local area.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 15th Apr 2016 (9)

You cannot go wrong at this place - really excellent well priced food and great people looking after you. We shared the croquettes, some meats to start - so good and all had mains. I had the pork and it was excellent. Enjoyed an Aperol Spritz on arrival and we shared some great white wine (Italian) recommended by our waitress. I am a fan of this place and love it here.

Ester

Chippendale

Jodene dined on Sun, 20th Mar 2016 (9)

Very interesting food here. The oysters were amazing, opened in the oven with horseradish heavenly. Loved the calamari and the aoili, we also tried the fish head, amazing. So not what I expected. Great weight staff and excellent knowledge of wine. My only complaint no cheeses on offer... .

Lotus Restaurant Galeries

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 18th Mar 2016 (8)

Great fast food before a concert. The dumplings are fantastic. I thought the scallop Sui mai were excellent. The wontons were not as great, thick skin. Good wine list, on the pricey side.

Bistro St Jacques

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 11th Mar 2016 (7)

Impressed with the steak I ordered and the beans as a side were perfect. The cheese selection was fantastic. Owner is excellent but two of the staff that night were a bit vacant maybe just busy. Others at my table didn't enjoy the main they selected chicken as much they commented it lacked flavour and needed a mash to soak up the gravy/juice.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Jodene dined on Sun, 28th Feb 2016 (9)

Fantastic. What a charming lovely venue. The oysters wood fired were amazing! Loved the melon and prosciutto, great flavours. Classic menu and done really well. Aperol Spritz was great also. Would like to come back.

Embers Mezze Bar

Darlinghurst

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

Wow great food. We started with the Beetroot and Octopus. They were so full of flavour and the octopus a generous serve. We then had the lamb and cauliflower salad. Both were excellent. Great prices and an excellent affordable wine list.

Beccafico Bar and Trattoria

Waterloo

Jodene dined on Thu, 18th Feb 2016 (7)

Great local diner. The figs were amazing and a real highlight. I loved the squid too. Generous servings here! I had a special for a main (veal and eggplant) it was very decadent but delicious. Loved the wine by the carafe. Good to have this place in walking distance.

INDU

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 13th Feb 2016 (7)

Second visit and less impressive... The dosah was great but I didn't love the pumpkin curry. We were certainly rushed through and didn't get attentive service to our drinks. Hopefully it will be better next time I visit.

Ajò at The Welcome Hotel

Rozelle

Jodene dined on Sun, 7th Feb 2016 (9)

Wow amazing food and so polished. Loved the restaurant and the service was excellent. We shared entrees, special Morton bay bug which was excellent and stunning. I had the ragu it was rich and filling. A great wine list well priced and interesting. Will be back

Flying Fajita Sistas

Glebe

Jodene dined on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 (6)

The margarita's we ordered were excellent. I thought the buttermilk tacos on special were great. However the guacamole lacked flavour, I thought it was just ok. The jumbo prawns were over cooked and they were stuck in the shell so this was not a great dish. We ordered the special beef empandas, they were cold and had to be returned to the kitchen. The casing was thick and not very tasty. Overall the food was a bit hit and miss to be honest.

Calaveras

Newtown

Jodene dined on Fri, 29th Jan 2016 (7)

Funky room and thankfully windows open as it was a steamy summer night. Food was well priced and good. Ceviche was great and $5 tacos were great. Two of the staff were awesome and one very vacant and off the pace. Cocktails were not up to the standard I expect for $16, could improve this.

Hugos Manly

Manly

Jodene dined on Tue, 26th Jan 2016 (8)

Hard to beat Hugos. Great views and great pizzas! Price point is spot on. A great place to spend an afternoon with cocktails and share food. A fan.

Lotus Restaurant Galeries

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 13th Jan 2016 (7)

I like the restaurant and the menu. I loved the noodles we ordered, they were flavoursome and good value. The vegetable spring rolls are amazing. I thought the dumplings were ok, a bit rubbery on the texture, not bad but I have had much better. Good value and great cocktail/wine list.

Bistro On3

Broadbeach

Jodene dined on Sat, 9th Jan 2016 (6)

Expected more from the Sofitel. However the steaks we ordered were excellent and cooked to perfection. The wine list was limited and not many great choices. Staff were not hugely accommodating although did try and get the wine list from another restaurant in the hotel. Ok night out but no wow factor for $90 each.

Luyu & Yum Yum

Newtown

Jodene dined on Sat, 2nd Jan 2016 (9)

Excellent! So glad we tried this place. Great fit out, funky and great menus. Wine lists are so well priced and our two choices were both winners. Also the round of cocktails were well received. Dumplings are the go here. Well made and fresh and fast service. Can't wait to come back.

Darling Street Diner

Balmain

Jodene dined on Sun, 27th Dec 2015 (7)

Great local cafe/diner. The bruschetta was excellent and tasty. I had the chicken sandwich and it was well priced and a very generous serve. Ideal for a local lunch in Balmain/Rozelle. Does attract parents and children FYI.

Tokyo Bird

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Thu, 24th Dec 2015 (6)

Excellent cocktail choice with the Black Bird. Food was good value for what it was. The wagyu yakitori were very good. Extensive Japanese Whisky list. Worth a visit if you like Whisky.

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Wed, 23rd Dec 2015 (8)

First visit back in a long time. Amazing food as always. The appetiser kingfish and salmon were both knock out good. Pasta was perfect and everyone enjoyed their meals. Disappointing staff again. One Complaining they had worked a double shift again 15 days straight. Tired and not very motivated. This place has trouble getting great friendly engaging wait staff, why?!

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Jodene dined on Sun, 20th Dec 2015 (9)

I am a fan of the food here. Loved the scorched oyster and the wasabi washed Tuna was amazing! Really fresh flavours. My partner had the steamed barramundi it was heaven. Really tender and great flavours. My poussin was generous in serving size but it was dry. Not the best choice from the menu.

House of Crabs

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sun, 13th Dec 2015 (7)

First visit and I liked the cheap and cheerful vibe. The boiled crab was so nice but so messy! You need to be in casual clothes! I thought the ceviche was amazing.

Moon Park

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 11th Dec 2015 (9)

Took friends and they were really impressed. Had the set menu it was excellent. The spanner crab was heaven as was the peanut flavoured rice sticks. Addictive! Had the Chenin Blanc it was very rice but worked with the food.

INDU

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 4th Dec 2015 (10)

Wow what a menu! This was the best Indian food I've had in ages! The dosa was amazing. Spice level was just right. The watermelon salad was excellent as was the lamb. Can't wait to go back!! Had a great gin cocktail and really enjoyed everything we had.

Moon Park

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sat, 28th Nov 2015 (9)

I really like the food here. We shared many dishes and everything was brilliant. The bimbap is so tasty and so good, it is addictive!

Moon Park

Redfern

Jodene dined on Thu, 5th Nov 2015 (8)

First visit. Loved the menu, did the set menu. Good value for $72 and really interesting selection of foods.

Itali.Co

St Kilda

Jodene dined on Sat, 31st Oct 2015 (7)

Good neighbourhood diner. Huge serves of pasta and well priced. The meat board was generous and quality. Did not find a huge selection of wines but was still affordable choices.

Mejico Pitt St CBD

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 15th Oct 2015 (8)

Great margaritas. We loved the guac made at the table. Tacos were good value and large fillings. Good spot for a midweek dinner out

The Malaya

Darling Harbour

Jodene dined on Fri, 25th Sep 2015 (7)

Had a business lunch and enjoyed the food. Service was slow to start, we were waiting for drinks orders to be taken but it improved as we went on. Loved the entrees we shared, the scampi, chicken skewers and crab San Choi Bow was pretty nice. Beef redang was great. Excellent wine list.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 23rd Sep 2015 (10)

The menu is really good here. Love the food. The wagyu pappardelle was heavenly and my friends veal cutlet was great too. Enjoyed the meal. Service was very polished and a great wine list. Lots of variety and interesting wines. Good range of prices.

The Eathouse Diner

Redfern

Jodene dined on Sat, 19th Sep 2015 (7)

First time we have tried the place, I thought the food was very generous. Both people I ate with loved their mains, the lamb was really great. We shared the calamari, it was really tender and well cooked. Quirky interesting place.

Bistro St Jacques

Redfern

Jodene dined on Fri, 18th Sep 2015 (7)

Cosy local bistro worth checking out, I thought the staff were great and made an effort to talk to the customers. The wines by the glass were great and I was really impressed with the starters we enjoyed. My husband's steak (rib eye I think) was great, he was impressed with the size and quality of the meal.

Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room

Waverley

Jodene dined on Sun, 23rd Aug 2015 (9)

Great place for a Sunday lunch/dinner. The food is fantastic and the meals are generous. The Sunday roast is really fantastic and great value at $29. A fan, like this place and like the friendly staff.

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 22nd Aug 2015 (7)

A spot for ladies for sure, very very busy (and noisy) with groups of girls... The food was fine for the price, nothing really special or stand-out. Service was at time slow, but sure it was a product of the busy dining area. The jugs on offer were not that tasty, good wine list however.

Lotus Restaurant Galeries

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 21st Aug 2015 (8)

Great quick service for a business lunch. The scallop sui mai was amazing as were the spring rolls. Two of the dumplings were a bit chewy (thick casing) not as good as last time. Its a lovely room good atmosphere.

Lotus Restaurant Galeries

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 18th Aug 2015 (9)

The dumplings are first class - expensive but worth it, they are good. The scallop dumpling was divine. The spring rolls were also a hit at our table. I thought our waitress was excellent (Annie) but the bar staff were very slow and the wait on drinks was too long (about 20 minutes for a glass of wine)

Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room

Waverley

Jodene dined on Sun, 9th Aug 2015 (9)

Great food and a gorgeous dining room. The roast was amazing value and a huge serve (happy husband). I thought the value was excellent. Desserts were amazing. Will go back.

Casoni

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Tue, 21st Jul 2015 (8)

Great menu. I loved the carpaccio really tasty and the ravioli was amazing. Arcani was just ok. Limited wine list, would hope to see this refresh often. Nice staff, attentive and polished service.

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Tue, 14th Jul 2015 (6)

Went for the set menu for Bastille, it was only ok unfortunately. Not the high standard I have come to expect from this place, but a large scale evening fully booked is some reason I guess.

Il Centro

Brisbane

Jodene dined on Fri, 26th Jun 2015 (9)

Apart from the place being quite noisy, the food was excellent. The sand crab lasagne was divine and good as always. We started with oysters, they were lovely, Tasmanian. I like the menu and food, just wish we could talk more easily in a group.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Wed, 24th Jun 2015 (9)

I am a fan of this place, great food. The pasta is so fresh and well made. Love the Aperol Spritz too. Great meats and cheeses and the staff are great, really friendly and always make you feel welcome.

SoCal Neutral Bay

Neutral Bay

Jodene dined on Sat, 20th Jun 2015 (6)

The service was hopeless today, shame really as it was not busy. Ordering drinks and 20 minutes later they would some of the order, we would ask for the rest and then another 10 minutes later, really???? The food was excellent and good value for money, but seriously, the staff were not on the ball at all.

The Colonial Darlinghurst British Indian Cuisine

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Fri, 19th Jun 2015 (7)

Good local Indian, the food is not fancy but well prepared and generous servings. Enjoyed sharing the dishes, the beef balti was just the right of spicy and the tikki masala is a great winter comfort dish. Kingfisher on tap was a plus too.

Casoni

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Thu, 18th Jun 2015 (7)

Casual after work bite pre seeing a show so the service was great. I thought the food was good, the arancini was delish and I had the special of the day - ravioli, the sauce was fantastic. Only negative the wine list is over-priced $59 for a bottle I pay less than $20 for, seemed high mark up (would have happily paid $45). Nice atmosphere, good local place.

Nar Ottoman

Cremorne

Jodene dined on Thu, 11th Jun 2015 (8)

Very generous servings of food, the bread and dips were amazing as were the pastry starters we shared. Really lovely service. Make sure you go hungry as they are large meals and made perfectly. Ideal for group bookings,

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Fri, 22nd May 2015 (9)

Great place, love the menu and love the service. Enjoyed the pate, the beef carpaccio was heaven and the pasta we shared was great, fresh and tasty. We had wonderful service and great staff handled a bad wine really well with replacing it, was really impressed. Worth going every single time

The Spice Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 21st May 2015 (8)

Lovely Indian food, really great flavours and the service is very good. We had the korma this time, it was great. The naan is really good here too. Well priced and good value

Mekong Fusion

Newtown

Jodene dined on Sat, 16th May 2015 (9)

Trust The Chef menu was brilliant, great value and generous amount of food. The pate was heaven as was the two meat dishes and sides, generous servings. I really really enjoyed the desserts, cannot wait to go back.

Bar Ume

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 9th May 2015 (8)

Beautiful food with a great menu and wine list. I am a real fan of the fusion style of this food. The octopus is a real highlight for me, and I was surprised at how good the duck was, not something I usually go for. Worth the money, as it is pricey. I also like the wine selections by the glass, good options.

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 6th May 2015 (8)

Went for a quick after work dinner, great service and excellent pasta. I like the vibe, it is relaxed and the place is a good local in the city.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 2nd May 2015 (9)

Great place with the best service and food. We love this place, fantastic for a long girls lunch with affordable choices. Loved the range of small plates, the calamari, croquettes and aracini were heaven. Highly regarded and worth being a regular here.

The Bourbon

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 4th Apr 2015 (6)

I like the menu and the food was excellent. We shared a range of starters - prawns, squid, duck cigars and fried chicken - all excellent. The service was poor and they didn't have enough staff covering the dining room - it is a big space for one waitress. Reasonably priced winelist. Need to improve service however.

Civilian Bar & Kitchen

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Wed, 1st Apr 2015 (8)

Had the $65 a head feed me menu, fantastic! Loved trying a range of dishes, the pork belly and beef were excellent. Great waiter, knowledgeable and engaging. Good wine list, mid-priced. Will go back, interesting food.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 28th Mar 2015 (9)

I am a fan, great fresh food and great value prices. Loved the croquettes and had the steak - melt in your mouth and so full of flavour. We all enjoyed our meals, the other two had fish of the day (hapuka) all empty plates back to the kitchen. Really great place for a casual evening.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 10th Mar 2015 (8)

Great lunch spot during a work day, service is efficient and I like the menu choices. The sandwiches are huge and tasty, great bread and the steak and philly was very good. Tick and tick, will be back.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Sun, 22nd Feb 2015 (6)

Went for breakfast, the menu is small and limited number of choices, but the food is good quality. Eggs with salmon was a big hit at the table. Service was a miss today, wait staff not really thinking, four guest bought two water glasses, coffee delivered wrong order. Lacking polish, which lets down a great kitchen.

The Spice Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 21st Feb 2015 (8)

The food is a standout at this place. This was our second visit, the service was not "on" tonight, but the food more than made up for that. The Rose by the bottle at around $30 was a great value wine. Will be back

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Jodene dined on Fri, 20th Feb 2015 (9)

Great Friday night with friends. Trusted the chef and the food was great. Love love the salted croquettes and the prawns were heaven. Great menu, with a good affordable wine list.

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 14th Feb 2015 (7)

I really liked the food, we had a mix of seafood and the lamb ribs, they were great. The croquettes were divine as was the octopus. I liked the wine choices by the glass. I thought the service was patchy, we sat with empty glasses for about 20 minutes, hard to get attention of the wait staff in the spot we had on the terrace. Would go back, liked the vibe, good music and great menu

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 3rd Jan 2015 (8)

Great food, the oysters from Tasmania were creamy and delicious. The candied pork is so decadent, so good. I had the crayfish ravioli, generous portion. Enjoyed the night very much, shame the service was so impersonal/stiff. Good cocktails too.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 (8)

Delightful food as always. The prawn linguine is heaven. We had the salt cod croquettes again, they are too good. Love the food and service here.

The Spice Room

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 20th Dec 2014 (9)

Great Indian, really impressed with the quality and range of the menu. Loved all the entrees we shared, they were tasty and well blended spices. The cauliflower pokra was divine. Even the desserts were excellent. Will go back for sure, what a great find in the city.

Sharak Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 9th Dec 2014 (9)

Wonderful find, really great Japanese at good prices. $75 for two with a glass of wine each. The sushi was fresh and tasty and beautifully presented. I loved the Wagyu and the Kakanui. Beautiful presentation, and flavours. The chilli sauce with the Wagyu was great. Would highly recommend and really nice people too.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Mon, 8th Dec 2014 (8)

Great food again. I love the Betel leaves they are delicious and love the chilli / prawn combo. Stuck to the old favourites again, great spring rolls and great chicken/crab salad. I was also impressed with the cocktail I started with, great flavour - really well made.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sat, 6th Dec 2014 (8)

Great spot for a girls lunch, we started with Aperol Spritz, have a few snacks, the arancini balls are very good, had the prawn linguine and loved it. The pasta was light and fresh and wonderful flavours. Cannot wait to go back.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 29th Nov 2014 (8)

The Hawker Boards offered at lunch time on the weekend was fantastic value for $32, impressed with the food. I love the betel leave, so fresh and so tasty, the prawn and lobster dumplings were nice, hard to eat, they broke up, but tasty. The broth was a bit over-powering for the dumplings however. Great value afternoon lunch would recommend, value for money for sure

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Jodene dined on Fri, 28th Nov 2014 (9)

Love this place, had dinner with six friends and it was fantastic. The prawns are divine, the salads so fresh and tasty, we tried the sirloin it was amazing, so full of flavour. And how could we not have the beignets, such goodness!!

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Jodene dined on Fri, 14th Nov 2014 (6)

The setting out the back is really nice. Our food was great, the garlic bread was flat and tasty. Linguine was al dente but I needed to add chilli flakes to lift the dish. The ribs were the highlight - delicious! Service was haphazard and disorganised, a bit of a let down really.

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

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

Great spot for a city business lunch. The market fish was fantastic and tasty. I loved the presentation. Enjoyed a great value wine $60 a bottle, and attentive service complimented the meal. Look forward to coming back!

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Jodene dined on Tue, 28th Oct 2014 (9)

Another great meal. We did the Chef's menu $70 a head, the food was fantastic (very generous amount of food) I loved the pate and the salt cod fritters. The pork belly salad with cuttlefish was fresh and tasty, really great salad with great flavour. Right to the end, the cheese course was fantastic, really great food and I look forward to dining again.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 17th Oct 2014 (7)

I liked the menu options to share, enjoyed the prawn tacos and the machengo croquettes. The Jamon Serrano salad was nice, lacked a bit of flavour, maybe needed a balsamic or something to give it a punch of flavour. Great presentation and attentive staff. I thought the wine by the glass was on the higher side price wise most $13-$14 but at least a good range of wine to select. A great inner city lunch spot.

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Jodene dined on Sat, 4th Oct 2014 (9)

Great meal again. Loved the salt cod fritters and spilt prawns. Very tasty and perfect. Had the beef short rib this time it was the highlight of the order. Really like this place!!!

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Sun, 7th Sep 2014 (6)

I am usually a real fan, but not today. It was super busy but I have seen the restaurant busy before. My roast chicken was just ok, over cooked soggy roast potatoes was disappointing. A tasteless dish. However my husband's steak (ribeye special) was chargrilled and really tasty meat. We had bad table, near the arrival station so the stressed out manager firing instructions off was not very relaxing for the diner which she was oblivious too. The staff seemed disorganised today and the table next to us had been seated 20 minutes with no attention at all, not even water and they were quite vocal. Not a usual experience so hope it was a one off

Steel Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 26th Aug 2014 (8)

Great spot for a business lunch, the menu is predictable (lots of good steaks) and the service is very efficient for people dining through the day. I had the lasagne and it was nothing like I expected, not very traditional at all, but light and fresh and the mix of mushrooms was excellent. Highly recommend this dish. The Cake Wine Pinot Gris was also great value at $10 a glass. Will go back.

Orient Hotel

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Sun, 24th Aug 2014 (5)

What a shame the service was so hopeless. I arrived at 12.10pm at 12.40pm I asked to order drinks, I had to keep asking can we water, can we order, can we get the bill, it was really slack and let the experience down. We finished meals at 1.10pm and at 1.25pm asked for the bill, no offer of coffee or dessert because the staff were again hopeless. We had a concert at the Opera House at 2pm so we couldn't hang about waiting for someone to notice we were actually there. They missed out of $$$ with no extra glass of wine each, no coffee etc etc What a shame as the food was actually great and really good value but I wouldn't rush back as it was nothing special and better options in that area.

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Sun, 10th Aug 2014 (8)

Consistently great food at the Tilbury. I had the kingfish sashimi and a steak. The meat was tender, cooked to perfection and very tasty. All the meals were excellent and a good wine list too. I loved the mushroom shot given at the start of the meal, a great touch and very very tasty!

Cho Cho San

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Thu, 7th Aug 2014 (7)

I like the menu and the quality of the food, great venue for Japanese but pricey and not cheap. The wine list is great and lots of good choice.

Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 6th Aug 2014 (8)

The steak is such great quality here, it is great food done well and very simple menus which appeal to someone who wants a great steak. I had the eye fillet and it was superb, with a baked potato (heavenly presented and cooked) with the mushroom sauce, very happy and look forward to returning.

Jimmy Liks

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Fri, 1st Aug 2014 (7)

Great Friday night late dinner. The food is really consistently good here. Enjoyed the betel leaves, the dumplings and the poached chicken salad was seriously good. The service was slow however, seated about 8.40pm, at 9pm asking to be served drinks! More attention would have been a better experience and more $$$ for the restaurant.

East Ocean Restaurant

Haymarket

Jodene dined on Sat, 26th Jul 2014 (6)

The Yum Cha lunch was ok, the service was hit and miss, some of the food on trays being delivered was cold and we booked for 12noon (early in the seating). The dumplings were great and hot via the steamer trolley. Good mango pancakes. Inexpensive

La Brasserie

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Tue, 22nd Jul 2014 (7)

The Tuesday night $25 mains are a steal, what great value. The duck special my husband had was amazing. I think the wines by the glass are a bit limited but a great wine list by the bottle. Great value on a Tuesday, would go back.

Cho Cho San

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Wed, 9th Jul 2014 (8)

The food is impressive. This is upmarket Japanese with prices to match, three for dinner, food approx $200. The wagyu was amazing, served to perfection with the green beans and shitake rice, great match. The fried chicken is pretty good to, not greasy at all.

Otto Sydney

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Sun, 15th Jun 2014 (7)

The wharf is a great spot for dinner, and the staff were really polished at Otto. The wine list is extensive and the choices are vast.We started with the scallops and they were cooked to perfection. We both has pasta for dinner, which has overcooked seafood. Disappointing as the pasta was light and flavoursome, just a few minutes less on the seafood would have made this great.

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 13th Jun 2014 (7)

We came to try the film festival dining menu, good value at $35 for bruschetta, main and a glass of wine. My husband had the pork ragu, it was very tasty and I had the linguine. The calamari wasn't very generous but the flavour of the parsley chilli was great. Good value and perfect portion size.

Bar Ume

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Thu, 15th May 2014 (9)

Cannot wait to go back, the food here is amazing. I had the seared salmon, eggplant, octopus and the barramundi. All of the dishes are fantastic, the octopus so different and lovely. I really rate this local Japanese dinner.

Bar Ume

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Thu, 17th Apr 2014 (9)

Wow amazing! The food here is truly wonderful. Three of us shared six dishes and everyone was tasty and presentation was amazing. The highlights for me the octopus and the barramundi but the salmon and kakuni were also great. BYO made the night really affordable and the Japanese Whisky night cap was a nice treat. Nice of the waiter pre order to point out it was $40 a drink good to know first. Would love to go back!

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Tue, 15th Apr 2014 (8)

Went for the Tuesday night menu $48 for three courses. The main was a very generous size and so was the dessert. The entree was smaller but for females the food was ample. The flavours were great and the dishes were tasty and enjoyable. I would recommend this special, very good value.

The Bourbon

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 5th Apr 2014 (8)

I love the food here, just wish they got the service sorted, it is always hopeless. The rotisserie chicken was fantastic with a great dressed iceberg salad. Generous portions for $20. We also had the Jambalaya is amazing and I tried my friends pork chop, great flavours. This kitchen does great food.

The Owl House

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Fri, 4th Apr 2014 (9)

This is a great bar with wonderful food. We love coming here, the Amir and Owen are lovely people who make you feel welcome. Dinner was superb. I had the scallops and the pork, it was melt in your mouth moist and really generous portions. My husband loved the bone marrow beef croquettes and he had he chicken. It was so tasty and a delish meal. Definitely a place to go and worth booking.

Bridge St Garage

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 20th Mar 2014 (8)

I love the fish tacos, they are a light inexpensive meal with great flavour. We also had the guacomole, it is tasty as are the burgers, generous size and a good deal in terms of value. I like this place, sometimes the service is haphazard, but overall its value for money.

The Bourbon

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sun, 23rd Feb 2014 (8)

Went for Sunday breakfast, the potato hash is fantastic and generous with two perfectly tasting poached eggs. The Campos coffee is good as are the fresh juices on offer. Really like the food here, great team in the kitchen

Kaffir Lime

Willoughby

Jodene dined on Sun, 16th Feb 2014 (7)

Great local neighbourhood diner, fabulous food and the menu was interesting, modern and really loved the crunchy chicken parcel entree. Fresh and flavoursome. BYO also makes it affordable.

One Six Eight

Millers Point

Jodene dined on Fri, 14th Feb 2014 (7)

We did the degustation, the kingfish ceviche is amazing, the horseradish ice cream incredible. I thought the food was generous and wonderful, lowlight was the wine match, think it was only ok. The donut pre-dessert was so lovely as was the home made bread. Lots of great touches and welcoming hospitality.

MoS Cafe

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 13th Feb 2014 (7)

The haloumi salad is fabulous, really light and good for lunch.

Bridge St Garage

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 7th Feb 2014 (7)

I like the menu. The guacamole was great and the fish tacos really tasty. Good service and an easy Friday night dinner

The Bourbon

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Sun, 5th Jan 2014 (7)

Had brunch, great menu and lots of great choices. I think the service is really haphazard here, they need staff training. Kitchen does a splendid job!

The Bourbon

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Mon, 23rd Dec 2013 (7)

Cannot fault the food - amazing. The bar staff were half asleep and not very attentive, they need some training on service. The waiter seemed busy on the night so it was a little slow, but I must say the wine was great and the Sommelier was great to chat to.

Chinta Ria

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 10th Dec 2013 (7)

The Blakeys Beef is really good, but for $28 it would be nice to be served with some rice? The place is efficient so you can have lunch within the hour for those under pressure. I like the place and the menu is long with good specials.

Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 5th Dec 2013 (7)

The steaks were excellent and a great range of menu options. I had the mushroom sauce as a side sauce to my steak, it was a bit of a disappointment. It had a skin (from microwaving) and lack of mushrooms in it. I liked the wine list, affordable and the staff were very pleasant.

One Six Eight

Millers Point

Jodene dined on Sat, 30th Nov 2013 (9)

The food was a highlight indeed. All of our meals where very high quality and I thought the mains were a generous size. I had the pork oyster main and it was very rich but cooked very well, the pork was very tender. We all shared the dessert, the caramel sauce and honeycomb icecream are amazing! Worth going back.

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Sat, 16th Nov 2013 (7)

We shared the chateaubriand and it was a great meal for the price $70 for two. It was served a bit cold however, the mash and beans were also cold, that was a bit of a shame as the dish was lovely and generous. The wine list is impressive and I look forward to going back.

The Bourbon

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Fri, 25th Oct 2013 (6)

I like the room and the menu, but the service is absent and haphazard. Seated at about 8.45pm, was 9.30pm when we got the bottle of wine we ordered. Slack. The whole barramundi was nice, cooked well and the side salad full of flavour. I think the Chef does make tasty food and there is always something else on the menu I want to eat. Will be back, hope they get the service together.

Bridge St Garage

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 11th Oct 2013 (7)

Good for a quick business meeting over lunch, had the Cuttlefish basket again, it is great - tasty and a filling lunch for good value.

Bridge St Garage

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 4th Oct 2013 (7)

The Money Maker cocktail was fantastic. I loved the beans and cuttlefish salad, generous servings for reasonable prices. I thought the fried chicken was just ok, not greasy but not much taste. Good vibe in the place and would come back. The only pisser, I ripped my a small hole in my jeans sitting down at the table, caught it on the steel bar under the table - annoying - so beware we sitting down!

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Tue, 24th Sep 2013 (7)

The three-way dish was a hit with the boys at our table. I like the way the fish was cooked, but didn't rate the flavours of the sauce unfortunately. The Tilbury does good food for a fair price.

MoS Cafe

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 22nd Aug 2013 (8)

Most of us had the special of the day - a porterhouse steak for $20 - wow, generous serving and really good quality. MoS is really impressive in a city of over priced eateries. The Bird In Hand wine on special was excellent. We had beans on the side, cooked to perfection. Well worth a visit.

Rainford Street Social

Surry Hills

Jodene dined on Sun, 28th Jul 2013 (10)

We went for the Sunday roast, it was fantastic value and great food. You get a free bottle of wine with it, impressed with the meal and the price. I would like to go back. Really nice wait staff also.

Watermoon Restaurant

Potts Point

Jodene dined on Tue, 16th Jul 2013 (8)

Great local Japanese, fresh food and a really really well priced wine list. I love the sesame spinach, tasty and the eggplant is generous for $8. Its a good cheap and cheerful for a mid week bite.

Amigos Hardware Lane

Melbourne CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 4th Jul 2013 (8)

Great happy hour Margaritas for $10. The tacos were excellent and really fresh and tasty. Love! We had the daily special quesadilla, chilli and corn, was nice, could have been cooked more. Really good value meals.

MoS Cafe

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Mon, 3rd Jun 2013 (8)

Great business lunch, the salad with haloumi, beans and beets is lovely, so well balanced and generous. I am a fan of this place, lunch is efficient and great during the business day.

MoS Cafe

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Thu, 30th May 2013 (8)

Good business lunch venue. Very generous portions, we both had pasta with a rocket side salad. The prawns were fresh and the pasta quite light. They also do great coffee here. Efficient when you only have an hour for lunch.

St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar

Byron Bay

Jodene dined on Sun, 31st Mar 2013 (8)

We loved the menu and the tapas were brilliant. We had the paella special, it was seriously good. The mushroom dish we had was so good and the crab sliders a hit around the table. I thought the attitude from the waiters was a bit much, hard to get attention to get more drinks. Would go back, the food really delivered.

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

Byron Bay

Jodene dined on Sat, 30th Mar 2013 (5)

I am not sure what happened to the staff this weekend visit, they were all vacant, would take orders and nothing would arrive, it was chaotic and a shambles. Really crap staff ruin a good place to spend time.... The food is reasonably priced, had fresh fish of the day and it was nice, other meals in the group so-so, but the food is not expensive.

Fish Heads Restaurant

Byron Bay

Jodene dined on Thu, 28th Mar 2013 (7)

Didn't know it was BYO until we arrived, so excellent value. We shared some oysters and calamari to start with, and then all had mains. Great fresh food for a well priced meal. Great views of the water and the surfies on the beach. Nice spot to relax the day away.

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Fri, 8th Mar 2013 (8)

Had a superb business lunch here, conversation could be heard and was able to be private. The food was outstanding, fresh fish was cooked beautifully. We had some exceptional wines today and all round, the food and wine could not have been better. Highly recommend this place.

La Mint

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Fri, 1st Mar 2013 (6)

We came to try the mussels they had been emailing about, they were just ok, many of them were not open and the flavour was ok. We then ordered some mains and both were excellent - the crispy chicken was really flavoursome. The staff need training, we had three different people approach us to take our order, we had been seated 5 minutes and they took things off table before people finished, (picking up a wine glass that was not yet finished) it was sloppy and not very professional.

Graffiti

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 22nd Jan 2013 (4)

Please hire better attentive wait staff, the server could not have cared less, nearly 90 minutes for a one course lunch? Really? We had to ask for our sparkling water again, had to ask for the bill twice, not impressed. Shame, it lets down what was a great lunch venue for business guests.

Chinta Ria

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 15th Jan 2013 (8)

Another great weekday lunch, the service was a little slow today, but the quality of the food makes up for it. I had the beef special and it was moist and tender, beautifully cooked. My friend had the duck rice and she loved it. This is a good cheap eat for a work lunch.

Chinta Ria

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 11th Jan 2013 (7)

Great fast lunch, loved the fresh flavours and I had the beef special of the day - soooo good, it was scotch fillet - really tender and tasty. A wee bit on the spicy side, but all good. Pretty good value.

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Wed, 19th Dec 2012 (8)

The Clyde River Oysters were amazing, three of the four of us had pasta for mains. The fettucine with oyster mushrooms and truffle butter was delicious, as was the spaghetti with crab and chilli, if you like chilli it needed a side of more. We all shared the banofee pie - soooo good. Its a great restaurant with quality food.

Fat Buddha

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 (7)

Fresh hot yum cha with very excellent duck pancakes. The service is ordinary, and there are cheaper yum cha options in Haymarket, but it is a lovely room, great location and dumplings are pretty good as are the vegetables. Loved the beans today.

Gaucho Grill Steakhouse

Darlinghurst

Jodene dined on Fri, 23rd Nov 2012 (6)

This is like dining in someone's house, very lovely couple who fuss over you. The steaks are very good and cooked perfectly. The blue cheese butter served with bread is delicious. A great homely style meal.

Fat Buddha

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Wed, 21st Nov 2012 (8)

Love the yum cha here, it is quality so not too cheap. The duck pancakes are a must have soooooo good.

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Jodene dined on Thu, 15th Nov 2012 (8)

Wonderful meal at the Tilbury. I really do like the menu here alot. I had the pork belly and it was rich and lovely. I was tossing up between that and a pasta. So many great choices. I also like the wines by the glass, good well priced selection.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Sat, 3rd Nov 2012 (8)

Had the plate du jour, delicious roast pork lunch. I also had a lovely French Rose, $10 a glass and it was fantastic. Who can go past the salted caramel macarons. They are the best! I really enjoy this place for casual dining.

Wine Odyssey

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Thu, 18th Oct 2012 (6)

Great wine, love the wine room! The chilli squid was a great entree. We both had thw wine flight, $42, food was good, the wine was a bit disappointing. The portion size was great for me, not my husband, he was't full. Nice room and interesting place.

Fat Buddha

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 5th Oct 2012 (8)

This is a great yum cha spot, pricey but good quality food and plenty of choices. I love the duck pancakes and the calamari - great lunch time place, you can be in and out in under an hour.

La Scala on Jersey

Woollahra

Jodene dined on Mon, 17th Sep 2012 (8)

Great dinner in a good lovely local restaurant. I had the pork for dinner and it was a lovely meal, very comfort food like and very tasty. Would go back!

MoS Cafe

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Mon, 20th Aug 2012 (7)

I think MoS is value for money, the prices are modest so the food is modest. I ordered the zucchini flowers - nice, nothing to rave about, just Ok. I think they should invest in the wine list, a bit ordinary - usually I love this place.

Fat Buddha

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 17th Aug 2012 (7)

Good fresh food, pricey for yum cha but it is quality food, the wontons and spring rolls are good and I loved the chinese brocolli and BBQ pork - yum!

Fog Restaurant & Bar

Prahran

Jodene dined on Sat, 11th Aug 2012 (8)

A great atmosphere although can be noisy and hard to hear your dining companions. The bar staff were not very friendly but the wait staff were brilliant. I had mussel to start, huge serving - really generous and the broth was superb. My husband had the bug lingiune, it was excellent - highly recommend this dish. A great place for a night out, good menu and great vibe.

The Panama Dining Room

Fitzroy

Jodene dined on Fri, 10th Aug 2012 (8)

We had a late supper here, awesome cocktails and a great value wine list. Friday night was buzzy and fun. I loved the small lates I ordered was just right, the salt cod croquettes were a delight. Great fun place to go and value for money!

Mumu Grill

Crows Nest

Jodene dined on Sun, 5th Aug 2012 (8)

Fantastic food, we have small plates to start, the Haloumi was great and the spiced cauliflower was soooo nice! Really good place for a long meal, the staff were friendly, and food quality very very high. Best steak I have had in a long time. Highly recommend.

Fat Buddha

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sat, 28th Jul 2012 (6)

Great duck pancakes! I like the food, although pricey is quality and the dumplings and meaty and good. Quick place when in a hurry too.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Sat, 14th Jul 2012 (7)

We came for the set menu tonight, it was good, the wine matches excellent, but I have had better food menus at Baroque. The first two courses were lovely and the dessert was amazing, it just seemed to have a lot of flavours going on however. I like the room, I like the style but service could be a little more polished. Will return, I do enjoy this place.

Fat Buddha

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Fri, 13th Jul 2012 (8)

Great quality yum cha, I dined twice in a week. The spring rolls and duck pancakes are exceptionally good - no grease, high quality food and the price is really reasonable!

MoS Cafe

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Tue, 26th Jun 2012 (7)

Just a quick meeting over breakfast, polished service and a great coffee. Highly recommended for breakfast.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Sat, 19th May 2012 (8)

Lunch for two, plate du jour (great steak!) with the best macroons to finish it off, under $100 - superb value and a great spot.

La Scala on Jersey

Woollahra

Jodene dined on Tue, 24th Apr 2012 (7)

We eat here often, tonight we were let down by service. Booked for 7.45pm, got our first drink at 8.30pm, really! The meal I had was nice, not fantastic, shame, they can usually do better. I am a fan of this place, maybe I just struck a bad night, it was noisy and appeared understaffed, hope it improves.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Fri, 13th Apr 2012 (9)

As always Baroque delivers, I love this place for the casual feel, but great food. I had the Mulloway tonight, cooked perfectly and of course the desserts are soooooo good. Keep up the good work!

3 Weeds Restaurant

Rozelle

Jodene dined on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 (9)

First time at the 3 Weeds, we had the degustation - fantastic. We even had one dish changed to accommodate our tastes and this was done with no hassle. Lovely wine and really excellent quality. The home baked bread and butter is divine. A really great find. Not cheap, but worth the extra spend.

Chinta Ria

Sydney CBD

Jodene dined on Sun, 5th Feb 2012 (7)

We booked for a Sunday lunch and it was a really hot day so we seated inside which was more pleasant. The giant Buddha is very cool. The food was nice, the Parkers Gems and Golden Money Bags were delicious, really tasty, but the prawns (Ella's Wrap) were a bit over-cooked and I wouldn't order them again. On the value scale, this is a bit pricey for Malaysian, however the room is nice and the view out over Darling Harbour is really nice, so more to see than a local in Haymarket. Service was efficient and not too intrusive.

La Scala on Jersey

Woollahra

Jodene dined on Thu, 8th Dec 2011 (8)

We went for a long lunch and we were not disppointed, Champagne and Oysters followed by great food and wine. The polenta chips with gorgonzola, to die for! Nice, light and open space, we had plenty of room and the service was good without being too intrusive. Would highly recommend.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Fri, 21st Oct 2011 (9)

Yum, fantastic lunch venue. Love love love the menu, simple but done beautifully. I really recommend this place for a corporate lunch, the food is excellent and the atmosphere relaxed to enjoy conversation. Will return.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Tue, 19th Jul 2011 (9)

Had delicious food again here, let down by service but they did bend over backwards to correct that with a free entree and free macroons. The food here is really superb. Had the most amazingly cooked Barramundi, lovely.

Baroque Bistro

The Rocks

Jodene dined on Thu, 14th Jul 2011 (8)

The menu that day was brilliant, a set four course dinner and it was lovely, couldn't fault the food or the cocktails we enjoyed on arrival. The service wasn't very good however and it was not that busy.

Paris Go

Carlton

Jodene dined on Sun, 15th May 2011 (8)

The food here is fantastic, local bistro with a killer menu. The seafood soup was outstanding (starter) and the dish of the day was classic French, lovely on a winter's evening. I think the staff could brush up a bit to take this to the next level.