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Surry Hills

Juliana dined on Sat, 21st Sep 2019 (8)

Homemade dips are great, portion size quite generous. Pilaf and barramundi dish on the main menu are recommended, well balanced flavoured and perfectly cooked

Baia the Italian

Sydney CBD

Juliana dined on Sun, 25th Aug 2019 (8)

Authentic Italian food, doesn’t disappoint as usual

Riverside Thai Restaurant


Juliana dined on Sun, 11th Aug 2019 (8)

Normal pricing on the expensive side for Thai cuisine, overall ok with The Fork 50% off offer. Food is quite authentic and quality of ingredients comparable to the like of Longrain, some dishes are actually better. The only dish we were quite disappointed with was the wagyu beef.

Pasture of Balmoral


Juliana dined on Sat, 10th Aug 2019 (9)

Dined here on Fork 50% off offer, pleasantly surprised with the variety, quality and authentic Italian food. Great wine selection as well. Will be back again

The Gantry Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Juliana dined on Fri, 3rd May 2019 (9)

Food and drinks great as usual, service a tad slow but most likely due to staff shortage and a wedding party happening on the night.

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Juliana dined on Sun, 14th Apr 2019 (6)

Overall it was great, food and drinks typical of Mexican bar food. Staff wasn’t very attentive, we had asked for glass of warm water that never arrived for our 3yo. Despite booking through Fork on the 50% off food offer, the discount was not applied on the bill and had to be requested afterwards. Payment experience using Good Food gift card wasn’t great either, despite that being a gift card (which should be no different to paying by cash!) it was treated as payment by credit card which attracted a surcharge purely because it went through the eftpos machine - this was despite on the menu it was stated clearly that “All EFTPOS no charge”. The supervisor / manager on duty that night wasn’t very helpful either. He simply guessed the amount including surcharge to be processed against the gift card and now I’m left with a gift card with leftover amount of $0.53 instead of being fully utilised. All in all very disappointed with the service.

The Bavarian Castle Towers

Castle Hill

Juliana dined on Wed, 28th Nov 2018 (8)

Had company Xmas dinner here with Dimmi 50% offer, your typical Bavarian fare with great selection of beers.


Surry Hills

Juliana dined on Tue, 27th Nov 2018 (9)

Great value for money with Dimmi 50% offer. Excellent variety of shared plates, rich in flavour. Staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations

Hulu At King Street Wharf


Juliana dined on Thu, 18th Oct 2018 (7)

We went for yumcha with Dimmi 50% off which was ok from values perspective, otherwise it’s on the pricey range. We were disappointed the yumcha menu was not available under the offer even though during the booking it was specified only live seafood was excluded from offer. In the end we ordered yumcha selections from the main ala carte menu which has less variety and are more expensive. Service is quite poor, took over 25min for our meals to arrive and our table water was never refilled. Wait staff didn’t check on our group anymore once the food had all arrived. Would not have tried it if not for the Dimmi offer...


The Rocks

Juliana dined on Sat, 6th Oct 2018 (6)

Quite disappointing given how much we were looking forward to dining here after waiting for a few months. Whilst the flavour of the dishes were interesting with the oriental twist, they lacked the wow factor for a highly rated restaurant like Quay. The only dish that was somewhat memorable was the uni in broth, and it was memorable for a wrong reason - the dish turned out to be extremely fishy and on the salty side. Desserts were just ok

Manta Restaurant & Bar


Juliana dined on Thu, 6th Sep 2018 (9)

Doesn’t disappoint as always. We have been returning for years now, food has always been consistently good and service is awesome yet unobtrusive. Will be back again!

Hicksons Izakaya

Walsh Bay

Juliana dined on Thu, 9th Aug 2018 (8)

Good selections of dishes to share, seafood is fresh and service is not intrusive

Public Dining Room


Juliana dined on Thu, 12th Jul 2018 (9)

very pleased with the entree and main selections, extremely fresh seafood and balanced flavour that bring out the freshness of the seafood. Pity we didn’t have time for dessert, would love to try the fondant and soufflé next time

Restaurant Botanica


Juliana dined on Sun, 1st Jul 2018 (9)

Really enjoyed the food and wine selection, alfresco seating is perfect for our group with young children.. easy access to the back lawn provided open space for play area

Muse Restaurant


Juliana dined on Sat, 30th Jun 2018 (7)

Slightly overrated and on the expensive side

Embers Mezze Bar


Juliana dined on Sun, 27th May 2018 (9)

Authentic middle eastern cuisine, great variety of vegetarian, meat and seafood options. Generous portion and attentive service. Highly recommended and will definitely return again!

Mejico Sutherland Shire


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

Good variety of dishes, cuisine a bit of Mexican - Spanish fusion

Sezar Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Wed, 4th Apr 2018 (8)

Excellent desserts !

Pony Dining The Rocks

The Rocks

Juliana dined on Mon, 26th Mar 2018 (9)

Great selections for sharing, cocktail list is quite interesting


Rose Bay

Juliana dined on Sat, 24th Mar 2018 (10)

Fresh seafood, excellent service and great views


Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Sun, 18th Mar 2018 (9)

Very interesting fusion Asian shared plates menu, quite generous portion size

Burma Lane

Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Sat, 3rd Mar 2018 (8)

Innovative menus and great dish presentation. A bit on the expensive side if we don’t have entertainment book discount


Melbourne CBD

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

One of the best French fine dining in town. We tried a variety of entrees, mains and dessert and each one lived up to standard

Henry and the Fox

Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Sun, 28th Jan 2018 (9)

Overall good value for food and drinks. For those who prefer their poach eggs runny make sure you request when ordering. And would be great if they could add milkshake, smoothies to their drinks menu especially for breakfast/ brunch

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Juliana dined on Sun, 10th Dec 2017 (8)

Although not catered for young children, the restaurant has done their best to provide our group seating around the spacious booth which was great for our toddler. Overall good experience, interesting menu and sangria with apple cider twist is a plus

Grange Road Egg Shop


Juliana dined on Sun, 19th Nov 2017 (7)

Portion on the small side given price range



Juliana dined on Sat, 21st Oct 2017 (8)

Better than the average “fine dining” Japanese restaurant, with somewhat fusion take on some of the dishes. If you are looking for very traditional / authentic Japanese restaurant this might not be for you. Well catered for family dining with young children although service can feel a bit rushed with 2 seatings for the night

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Sat, 7th Oct 2017 (9)

Excellent dining experience, high quality food and drinks and great service. We were dining with our 2yo and she was well looked after as well despite this being a wine bar establishment.

Mister Bianco


Juliana dined on Sat, 19th Aug 2017 (9)

Great food selections, the pasta dishes were cooked to perfection. One of the best tiramisu we have had in a while.

Seamstress Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Wed, 9th Aug 2017 (8)

Great variety of drinks, interesting food menu great for sharing. Pretty relaxed setting, great for catch up with friends and family

The Gantry Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Juliana dined on Sun, 30th Jul 2017 (9)

We had a great lunch catch up with group of friends on Sunday. Service was attentive without being intrusive, and the kitchen very accommodating with our meal preferences and offered alternatives to some of the degustation course. Food was fabulous, generous portion and artistically presented. We could barely walk at the end of the afternoon. All in all very great dining experience. Only slight disappointment was the "igloo" lounge areas outside blocking the view to the water.

Seoulja Boy

Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Sun, 9th Jul 2017 (7)

Wide range of varieties to choose from, good for sharing as well

Dee Casa


Juliana dined on Wed, 21st Jun 2017 (7)

It's difficult to get hold of someone to make reservation through phone, so resorted to online booking. On arrival our booking was not noted, and the host spent some time setting up.

Izakaya Chuji

Melbourne CBD

Juliana dined on Fri, 7th Apr 2017 (9)

For dining with young children, would prefer to be seated upstairs where the area is more spacious and less crowded. Downstairs near the sushi bar area is not particularly safe or suitable with wait staff coming in and out of kitchen with food trays etc.

East Bar & Dining

Mount Martha

Juliana dined on Sat, 26th Mar 2016 (9)

Overall a very nice experience. Staff is tentative without being intrusive, anticipate our needs and reserve a table with plenty of pram space and high chair without being requested. Food is simple yet very tasty and brings out the freshness of local produce. Will certainly come back next time!

The Deck Sydney

Milsons Point

Juliana dined on Fri, 17th May 2013 (5)

There seems to be lack of communication between reception and reservation.. we have called to confirm the night before and we received another call to confirm reservation on the day of the booking.. we then received another call from the restaurant half an hour after we finished our meal and left the restaurant querying why we have not showed up?? Clearly this can be improved, it's not a good reflection on their professionalism. Meals are ok in general, nothing exceptional however very disappointed with the fish dishes (we ordered the ocean trout and kingfish), both are overcooked and dry.. don't think we will return in the near future

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