Martin Dumbrell

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Stanton & Co


Martin dined on Sat, 10th Aug 2019 (10)

The menu at Stanton & Co while not exhaustive, has something for everybody. Great, hearty dishes, with generous servings and lashings of flavour and beautifully light, fresh, snack sized entrees. If there are 2 - 3 of you, grab 2 entrees (The kingfish and the crab tacos come to mind) then settle in over the 1.2kg pork knuckle. You won't be sorry you did! They also have a good cellar and the service is fun and friendly but not intrusive.

Blanca Japanese Mediterranean Dining

Bondi Beach

Martin dined on Thu, 16th May 2019 (10)

The food at Blanca is always outstanding but the new tasting 7 is their best yet. Packed with flavours but still fresh and light. They have an excellent cellar with both local and imported stock. The venue is understated and casual and the service is efficient but unintrusive, fun and friendly.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

Martin dined on Wed, 10th Apr 2019 (9)

My wife and I really enjoyed the 5 course Early Autumn set menu with matched wines. Each dish was flavoursome and beautifully balanced and the wines complimented them well. The staff were friendly and the venue is well laid out so that you don't feel like you have been shoehorned into the room. The decor is minimalist and functional but in a pleasing way. We had only one small grievance. The wine for the desert course did not arrive until after we inquired about it and we had finished desert by that time. The staff apologised and brought the wine not long after.

The Lucky Cat Dumplings and Bar


Martin dined on Sat, 2nd Mar 2019 (9)

Thanks for a great lunch! The LuckyCats decor is cool and casual. The dumplings and wonton are delicious and the housecsauce makes the food zing. It would be great if they had craft beers in cans or bottles. Even better if they were on tap!

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery


Martin dined on Sat, 29th Dec 2018 (9)

I love going to Frenchies. A wonderful selection of craft brews and a simple menu that caters to all tastes.

Blanca Japanese Mediterranean Dining

Bondi Beach

Martin dined on Wed, 19th Dec 2018 (10)

Everything about Blanca, from the decor to the drinks, says sophistication. The food is light and fresh and the flavours build from delicate to robust as you make your way from course to course. The matched drink selection is clever and bold perfectly complementins the dishes. The service is friendly and informative but not excessive leaving you plenty of space to enjoy your meal and your company.

Restaurant Shik


Martin dined on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 (10)

Shik is a beautifully thought out restaurant. Everything has been considered from the outset. The menu is full of fresh ingredients and bold flavours that lend themselves perfectly to sharing. Go as a group and enjoy the menu x and match fun of dining here.

Three Blue Ducks Rosebery


Martin dined on Sat, 22nd Oct 2016 (10)

Generous portions. Friendly service. But the lemon curd...!



Martin dined on Mon, 16th May 2016 (10)

We had a great evening dining at Ester. The food on the set menu comprised all of their signature dishes and all were delicious. Robust flavors, rustic presentation and generous servings. Attentive and friendly staff,most of whom have worked there since Ester opened. That has to tell you something about the vibe in the kitchen and that is reflected in the restaurant .