Melanie Hopgood-Bould

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The Pacific Club Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

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

We love The Pacific Club. This is our 4th visit. The food is lovely. We always order a selection of dishes as we like to share and it works really well for us. It's in a great location on Bondi Beach. Nice touch with the complimentary sweet potato thin chips and the macadamia nut cheese and other dips. Not many restaurants provide this. For us its the little things that make you keep coming back. Highly recommend!



Melanie dined on Tue, 5th Feb 2019 (9)

The food was delicious. We especially loved the tempura style prawns. The batter was crispy and delicious. I rated the service 7 as I thought the staff could be a bit more attentive. The atmosphere lacked a bit as the restaurant wasn’t that busy, but it was a Tuesday night.

Portsea Hotel


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

I’ve been going to the Portsea Pub for over 20 years and have always loved my experience till now. The refurb and the setting is beautiful, but the food and service was average! The platter with salami, prosciutto and terrine was tiny at $36, an absolute rip off. The Caesar salad had two pieces on bacon in it and was really small. Our friends had their main meals finished before ours arrived even though we enquired the waiter didn’t bother to inform us when our meals might arrive. Other friends had commented that the food was no good, but I thought I’ll see for myself. A real pity as I’ve always loved coming over my three weeks in summer, next time I’ll just come for drinks and eat elsewhere. How can you get this so wrong?

The Governors Kitchen

Sydney CBD

Melanie dined on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 (8)

The Ranger valley burger was lovely! Great service. The manager is always very friendly.

No.10 Bistro 10 Macquarie Street Sydney

Sydney CBD

Melanie dined on Fri, 19th Jan 2018 (9)

Food was delicious with beautiful surrounds. I marked the service down a little because I didn’t think the service was overly friendly, but the speed of service was fine.

Circa 1876


Melanie dined on Sat, 21st Oct 2017 (9)

Beautiful spot! Lovely food and well presented.

Kingsleys Woolloomooloo


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

Tasty food and great location. Kids were well looked after. Would definitely return.


South Melbourne

Melanie dined on Mon, 24th Apr 2017 (9)

Great venue. Tasty food. Service was good but could of been a bit sharper.


Double Bay

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

Delicious food and great service! Food was quite quick for entree and main so we needed a big gap between dessert. My only comment is the selection of wines by the glass could of been better.


Double Bay

Melanie dined on Tue, 29th Nov 2016 (9)

Delicious food and great cocktails. Would of liked a bit more time between entrees and mains.. had only just finished entrees and mains were on the table. Had to ask for water to be topped up a few times. Apart from that it was lovely.

The Vincent

Albert Park

Melanie dined on Sat, 19th Dec 2015 (6)

Food was lovely. But the service was not attentive and there was no follow up after our meals came. And hardly anyone there so no atmosphere.