Chris Semple

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Doot Doot Doot

Merricks North

Chris dined on Sat, 28th Jul 2018 (10)

We enjoyed a really beautiful lunch for my wife's birthday. I would like to commend the restaurant for offering a non alcoholic pairing. This idea is genius and allowed my wife to feel more included as she does not drink. The service was excellent and the hotel and surrounds are stunning. Can't wait to come back.



Chris dined on Tue, 6th Feb 2018 (10)

Chilli crab was awesome. The broth was beautiful .

Holy Basil Thai


Chris dined on Fri, 2nd Feb 2018 (9)

Awesome restaurant


Melbourne CBD

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

Beautiful food, great service. We both loved it



Chris dined on Sat, 8th Apr 2017 (9)

We had a lovely meal here on saturday night. The service from the waiter(s) was excellent. We opted for entrees from the available specials that day. I had the red mullet with cous cous which was delicious and my wife had the equally delicious sardines. I opted for the ossobucco with polenta for my main course, which was really tasty and traditional. My wife had the gnocchi with lamb ragu which was excellent. For desserts, I had the apple pie which was amazing, my wife opted for the cannolo with coffee gelato. All I can say is that had dessert envy!! Scopri is a restaurant that lives up to its reviews, with fantastic food and service. I also appreciated the BYO option allowing me to bring on eof my favourite bottles with me. We will be back asap

The Railway Club Hotel

Port Melbourne

Chris dined on Sat, 4th Mar 2017 (10)

Great food, Great Service, Great Pub...


Red Hill South

Chris dined on Sat, 4th Feb 2017 (6)

It would have been nice to enjoy the bread and olive oil before our entree, unfortunately the entree arrived first. The smoked mackerel dish was nice which my partner enjoyed. I had the quail, which consisted of a single leg and cherries that had been cooked down. Unfortunately when I bit into the quail and cherry combination, I discovered a stone from the cherry had not been removed. My partner enjoyed the market fish, which was harpuka. I opted for the dry aged duck, which to be honest was nothing more than 2 slices of duck breast, which was barely warm and some crunchy carrots. I really enjoyed the wine, however the food is nothing memorable and could be so much better.



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

Berkshire Pig was not as good as I would have expected. The fat was not rendered down and the skin was undercooked as a result it was chewy and hard to cut. Previous visits the food was exceptional, so just a bad day in tbe kitchen on this occasion.

Hotel Lincoln


Chris dined on Sat, 29th Oct 2016 (9)

Great beer on tap and food was delicious. We ordered the fuĺl lincoln ( 8 dishes chosen by kitchen), it was good value.

Portello Rosso

Melbourne CBD

Chris dined on Fri, 18th Mar 2016 (10)

Always great food


Red Hill South

Chris dined on Sat, 23rd Aug 2014 (9)

Service is really good, though perhaps a little too quick for my liking. Food was lovely and very good quality, though needs that extra wow factor for the price.

The Town Mouse


Chris dined on Wed, 30th Jul 2014 (10)

Food is excellent and faultless service to compliment

Healesville Hotel


Chris dined on Sat, 10th May 2014 (10)

Enjoyed the food and wine thoroughly with friendly excellent service.

San Telmo

Melbourne CBD

Chris dined on Sat, 12th Oct 2013 (9)

I really enjoyed the restaurant, though my partner's Hanger Steak was not a good as mine, therefore some inconsistencies with the quality/cut of meat. Service was ok, mostly let down by not removing dirty plates from the entree until the main course arrived