John Obeid

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Vizio Caffe e Cucina


John dined on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 (9)

Great service, chic atmosphere, very authentic Italian experience.


Crows Nest

John dined on Sat, 5th Jan 2019 (9)

We dined there on Saturday 5/1/2019. In a word: Outstanding! This restaurant is the only genuine Kashmir dining in Sydney. The food was very high quality and clearly very authentic. The service was outstanding. They also allow BYO! Overall, it was the perfect evening.

Trevi Lakeside Italian

Baulkham Hills

John dined on Sat, 26th May 2018 (9)

We have dined here about 10 times. As usual last night we were given fantastic service. Food is always good and in very generous portions. Great to have a high quality BYO restaurant in The Hills district. We will definitely be back.

Solitary Restaurant


John dined on Sat, 5th May 2018 (9)

Outstanding food and service. The duck confit was amazingly tender. Wonderful entrees and desserts as well. Sure, it was a bit pricey but the quality was well worth it.

Maharaja's On Carmen


John dined on Tue, 1st May 2018 (8)

Good quality food, quite authentic. Extremely attentive service. Slightly pricey, but good value especially if you go on one of the Dimmi deals. Good ambience to the restaurant.

Restaurant Saveur


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

Great old-world ambience. Very attentive restaurateur who really knows his wines. Meals were delivered promptly. Slightly on the small side, but delicious nonetheless. Only disappointment was the creme brûlée which did not have a perfect caramelised glazed top on it . Good wine list and an excellent range in the menu.

La Repubblica on Balmoral Beach


John dined on Sat, 17th Mar 2018 (7)

Pleasant meal. Food was generous in proportions, though I wouldn’t call it superb. Wine list was a bit ordinary and it is a shame they don’t allow BYO. Quite good value overall as dinner for two including bottle of wine was only $98.

Kitchen by Mike CBD

Sydney CBD

John dined on Sat, 24th Feb 2018 (8)

Good quality food, showing obvious class of the chefs. Wine list a tad disappointing. Nice venue, but quite noisy. We had to sit at long tables next to other diners which reduced the romance factor somewhat. Quite pricey, bit luckily we went on a 50% off night, otherwise it would not have been good value.

The Deck Sydney

Milsons Point

John dined on Sat, 20th Jan 2018 (8)

Great setting, overlooking Harbour Bridge. Very good service and food. Outstanding wine list at reasonable prices (about double retail price, which is very good for a fine dining restaurant).



John dined on Tue, 16th Jan 2018 (8)

Quite good food. Friendly service. Romantic atmosphere. Good value.

Outback Jacks Rouse Hill

Rouse Hill

John dined on Mon, 11th Dec 2017 (8)

Relaxed atmosphere, hearty food with generous serving size. Really good for a young family (kids under 10).

The Colonial Neutral Bay

Neutral Bay

John dined on Tue, 21st Nov 2017 (10)

Great quality Indian food - Railway Goat curry was outstanding (provided you like spicy food). Excellent tandoori chicken. Good serving sizes. Overall a very pleasant experience!

Wild Sage


John dined on Sat, 18th Nov 2017 (9)

Excellent value, great service and pretty good food as well. And the best part .... they allow BYO!

Enzo's Cucina Northmead


John dined on Mon, 6th Nov 2017 (8)

Great buzz and atmosphere. Authentic cuisine. A bit noisy, but perfect for young kids and groups.

Andaz Indian

Castle Hill

John dined on Thu, 26th Oct 2017 (9)

Great service and very friendly. Food was very nice. Lovely ambience.

Il Lago

Baulkham Hills

John dined on Fri, 20th Oct 2017 (8)

Great service and very nice food with generous serving size. Good wine list and also allows BYO - a rare gem! The restaurant is a bit noisy when crowded, but overall we were very happy with our dining experience.

Barrel Bar and Dining


John dined on Tue, 26th Sep 2017 (9)

Great atmosphere. Very good wine list. Food was pretty good, but maybe slightly below par compared to the great ambience and wine list. Hard to get everything perfectly right, but overall we were very pleased and will definitely be back.

Locavore Dining


John dined on Fri, 22nd Sep 2017 (7)

The food was great. The service lacked a bit in terms of precision and timeliness, but once the problems were pointed out to them, the staff absolutely bent over backwards to make up for it, including giving us a free glass of some very nice wine!

Cafe Opera

Sydney CBD

John dined on Sun, 17th Sep 2017 (4)

The food quality didn't seem as good as last time. There was a long queue to get oysters (though it was good to have freshly shucked oysters) and they ran out of the baked snapper and didn't get another one out. Sushi selection was poor.

Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

John dined on Fri, 25th Aug 2017 (9)

The onsite manager bent over backwards to accommodate our requests. The food was very nice. The atmosphere was lovely. It would be nice if they had some soft music playing.



John dined on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 (8)

We enjoyed our meal. Pizzas were of very high quality. Gelato was a bit disappointing - was hoping for something made on site rather than served in commercial cups. We were grateful that the restaurant accommodated a change in plans late on the day (2 extra unexpected guests). Overall quite an enjoyable experience.

Quoi Dining

Baulkham Hills

John dined on Sat, 5th Aug 2017 (7)

Food was quite nice and the chef is very highly acclaimed. Service was a bit disorganised, but that may be an initial teething problem (restaurant was only recently opened) and may improve with time. The vibe is positive but the music was a bit too loud where we were sitting.

Hayes St Wharf Bistro

Neutral Bay

John dined on Thu, 25th May 2017 (7)

Nice little restaurant, conveniently located. Food quality was reasonably good, but not outstanding. Loved the fact that it was BYO wine. A very pleasant experience.

Unico Ristorante

Five Dock

John dined on Sun, 14th May 2017 (9)

Service was superb, especially from one of the waitresses Frederica. Food was very good quality. It was a bit expensive, but it was Mother's Day, so the price was probably acceptable. Definitely a very good overall experience and we will be coming back!

Ravello Wine Bar Ristorante


John dined on Sat, 25th Feb 2017 (8)

Very good restaurant but just a bit noisy inside. Food quality was good and very generous portions. Service from the head waiter was very attentive.

Hilltop Indian


John dined on Thu, 16th Feb 2017 (7)

Nice little Indian restaurant. Good quality food and reasonably speedy service.

IL Biscione


John dined on Fri, 10th Feb 2017 (9)

Very friendly service. Generous meal proportions. Excellent quality meal. I had the Veal marrow for entree and barramundi for main - both were outstanding.

Sicilian Parramatta


John dined on Mon, 19th Sep 2016 (7)

The food was excellent and very generous portions. The wine list was a bit disappointing. They really should have a lot more Italian wines. Service could be improved a lot.

Ripples at Chowder Bay


John dined on Sat, 9th Jul 2016 (8)

Very nice atmosphere and tremendous location. Food quality was very high. Service slightly lacking as the waitress appeared very over-worked and under a lot of stress, but overall the experience was very positive.

Cafe Opera

Sydney CBD

John dined on Sat, 19th Mar 2016 (7)

Overall experience was good. Sushi selection and dessert selection were disappointing. Service was good, especially by the wine waitress - she was outstandingly helpful.

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