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Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

Karen dined on Fri, 16th Aug 2019 (8)

Great as usual. Loved the ham hock croquette. Sad that the chicken with wild mushrooms and miso butter (my favourite!) has been replaced with duck. Unfortunately I’m not a huge fan of duck.

Rebellion Bar and Grill

Baulkham Hills

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

Good value for money when dining with The Fork offer. Loved the creamy garlic prawns entree. I’ve eaten it twice already and will probably eat it again the next time I’m there. The gooey chocolate caramel tart dessert was so decadent and delicious.

Canton Canton

Sydney CBD

Karen dined on Fri, 2nd Aug 2019 (7)

Food was good but it didn’t wow me. Some dishes we ordered were better than others. For 50% off from The Fork, it was great value.

Rawsons

Epping

Karen dined on Sat, 27th Jul 2019 (8)

Came here on the 50% Fork offer which makes it a good deal otherwise I would say the normal price is on the high side. Definitely not an everyday restaurant but definitely for special occasions. The smoked rump was delicious, so was the dry aged sirloin. I loved the entree squid ink pasta with prawns. If they have that as a main I would have had it for mains.

Whistling Sparrow

Cherrybrook

Karen dined on Fri, 26th Jul 2019 (10)

First time trying out this restaurant. Amazing and friendly service from Varun. Lots of good options on the menu. Had the wings and prawn wonton stack for entree. Highly recommend both of them. We also had the chicken pesto pasta, lamb wrap and seafood basket for mains and red velvet and chocolicious waffles for dessert. Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back to try the other dishes on the menu.

Rebellion Bar and Grill

Baulkham Hills

Karen dined on Sat, 20th Jul 2019 (8)

Great value with The Fork special. Great food and good service. Steak was cooked to perfection and the chocolate tart was delicious!

Restaurant Synergy and Bar

Port Macquarie

Karen dined on Sat, 13th Jul 2019 (7)

We had a nice dinner here on our way back from Brisbane. Steak cooked perfectly. Loved the salad that I chose to accompany the steak.

Goldfinch Brisbane

Brisbane CBD

Karen dined on Thu, 11th Jul 2019 (10)

Second time having dinner here within the week because it was so good. This time we ordered the prawns and the octopus for entree. I LOVE the prawns!! This is a must order. For mains I had the arancini, again another winning dish. We also had the vongole pasta and loved it too. Service was again friendly and engaging.

River Quay Fish - South Bank

South Bank

Karen dined on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 (9)

Came here for dinner with the 50% offer. Initially I wasn’t sure about this place and was contemplating on cancelling after reading mixed reviews. I’m so glad I decided not to cancel. The seafood we had were delicious, fresh and cooked to perfection. We had the fish taco for entree, salmon and barramundi for mains and the baklava for desert. If you are a sweet tooth, I highly recommend the baklava. The service was friendly and we didn’t have to wait long for the food at all. The views from the restaurant looking across the river was beautiful at night. Diners also get free parking in south bank parking station. Just one thing......the share plates and char grill are not included in the 50% offer but there’s plenty of other things on the menu so we didn’t feel like we missed out.

Boo's Kitchen

Woolloongabba

Karen dined on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 (8)

Note: Boo’s Favourites in the menu are not included in the 50% off offer from The Fork. We were only told this when we turned up for dinner. This exception should really be noted on The Fork. It wasn’t a huge deal for us as there were other things on the menu we were happy to order. Overall the food was good and the discount made it a really good deal.

Harajuku Gyoza - Brisbane CBD

Brisbane CBD

Karen dined on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 (7)

Came here for lunch with the 50% offer. Good value with the discount but would be a little pricey without the discount for what you get. Food was alright, service was good (there’s a call button on each table) and they come immediately when you press the button. Convenient location in the heart of Queen Street Mall.

Goldfinch Brisbane

Brisbane CBD

Karen dined on Mon, 8th Jul 2019 (10)

I had dinner here twice and breakfast every morning while we were staying at the hotel. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the chicken lemon thyme with chickpeas. So, so good. The crispy chicken skin made it even better! Service was impeccable. Loved the corner table that was reserved for us. We also had the pizza, barramundi and the Zaatar cauliflower. I cannot fault anything. All the dishes we had was on point. Well done Goldfinch.

Restaurant Synergy and Bar

Port Macquarie

Karen dined on Sun, 7th Jul 2019 (8)

Food was good. I had the prawn and crab ravioli and the Hungarian Chicken. Both were delicious. Would have loved more sauce for the chicken. Towards the end, I ran out of sauce and the chicken tasted quite dry without it.

Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

Karen dined on Wed, 3rd Jul 2019 (8)

Back here just to have the Supreme Chicken, wild mushrooms and miso butter again. Third time in a row now. It’s that good!

Armeros Eatery Italian Cuisine

Hornsby

Karen dined on Sat, 29th Jun 2019 (7)

Booked under the 50% off promotion on here. Great value. Loved the pasta. Pizzas had good amount of ingredients on it. The supreme pizza’s base was a little soggy. Gave feedback to the restaurant after the meal. Advised next time to ask for base to be cooked a little longer because some of the ingredients (pineapple, mushrooms etc) in the supreme pizza made the base soggier than normal.

350 Restaurant & Lounge

Parramatta

Karen dined on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 (8)

Good lunch menu. Food is great as always. Love the flourless orange cake.

M Restaurant

Rosehill

Karen dined on Fri, 21st Jun 2019 (5)

I do feel really bad about writing this review because the previous visit, I had the exact same meal (Chicken Supreme) and it was delicious and cooked perfectly. This time both of us ordered Chicken Supreme again (because it was delicious the last time) but unfortunately both chicken came out very raw in the middle. Luckily something prompted me to check by cutting into the chicken before I took a bite of it otherwise we both could have been sick from eating it. The restaurant was very apologetic about it and offered us complimentary desserts and new chicken were cooked for us.

Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

Karen dined on Fri, 14th Jun 2019 (8)

Love the chicken supreme, wild mushrooms and miso butter. I came back here especially to savour this dish again. Also had the chocolate fondant for dessert and it was delicious.

350 Restaurant & Lounge

Parramatta

Karen dined on Wed, 5th Jun 2019 (8)

Had lunch here today. Good lunch menu. Love the soft shell crab entree. Restaurant was very busy today with a function on but service was still efficient and friendly. Did not have to wait long for the food. Well done!

Rebellion Bar and Grill

Baulkham Hills

Karen dined on Sat, 1st Jun 2019 (7)

Booked the special discount on The Fork which made this meal a good deal. Food is still as good as when the hotel was managed by Accor. A few wall decorations have been added the the restaurant since the change in hotel management to try and make the space feel a little warmer.

Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

Karen dined on Fri, 31st May 2019 (8)

It’s winter and a table close to the beautiful fireplace in the restaurant is the place to be for dinner. We had the chilli and cheese croquettes and bruschetta for entree. The bruschetta is always good. The croquettes were delicious but I couldn’t taste any chilli in it and the portion size was a little small even for an entree. For mains we had the lamb rump with harissa, black olive and onion jam. Delicious! But my favourite was the chicken supreme, artichoke, wild mushrooms and miso butter. This was so good! that I want to go back and have it again soon.

350 Restaurant & Lounge

Parramatta

Karen dined on Sat, 25th May 2019 (9)

The steak here is always cooked perfectly to the way you want it. First time trying the soft shell crab entree today and we loved it. The batter was light, crispy and not oil and the green apple salad went really well with it . The Southern fried chicken entree is also good. Always happy to come here for a meal because we can always expect it to be good.

Absolute Thai At The Inn

Hornsby

Karen dined on Fri, 17th May 2019 (2)

I used my $20 reward redemption at this restaurant. They did not seem to have my booking when I arrived. Luckily the restaurant wasn’t full so we could easily get to sit anywhere we liked. We ordered the crispy pork belly with basil and chilli, bbq beef hotplate and Panang chicken (if you want chicken breast make sure you tell them or it will come with chicken thighs). We also ordered a large serving of rice ($7.50) which was meant to be for 3 - 4 people. First up, the rice wasn’t enough for 2 adults and a child. We had to order another medium serve of rice ($6.50). So we ended up paying a total of $14 for boil rice for 2 adults and a child! We were all looking forward to the CRISPY pork (Kaprao Moo Krob) but there was nothing crispy about it. The pork crackling was soft and chewy and it wasn’t a nice dish at all. The bbq beef hotplate did come in a hotplate but it wasn’t sizzling like how you get them at a Chinese restaurant. It was a big serve but the beef was very tough eventhough it was sliced quite thinly. Finally the Panang curry chicken was very watery, and the flavours seemed to be watered down. Overall, I was very disappointed with our meal here. This is the first time I’ve been to this restaurant and I won’t be back.

350 Restaurant & Lounge

Parramatta

Karen dined on Fri, 10th May 2019 (9)

Was here again for dinner after having lunch here on the same day. For dinner I had the salt and pepper calamari for entree (one of my favourite dishes here) and the chicken with buttered potatoes and spinach with a side of mushroom sauce. Love everything about this dish and I’ll definiely be ordering it again. The skin on the chicken was crispy, potatoes very yummy and I LOVE the mushroom sauce which came with lots of mushroom pieces in it.

350 Restaurant & Lounge

Parramatta

Karen dined on Fri, 10th May 2019 (9)

I had the chicken schnitzel for lunch and it was delicious. The salad that came with it was fresh and well dressed. Love the seasoned chips.

Atelier by Sofitel

Sydney CBD

Karen dined on Sat, 4th May 2019 (4)

We dined here as Accor Plus members. If I did not have the member benefit, I would rate ‘value for money’ two stars. The restaurant was beautiful and and the table we were given was lovely and cosy, around the wine racks. We were a group of nine people. The entrees we had (prawn Provençale, crab timbale and oysters) were all good. Prawns were cooked just right and the oysters were fresh although very average in size. For mains three people ordered the signature burger and the rest ordered the signature barramundi aioli. All three were very disappointed with their burgers. The beef pattties were over cooked and very very dry. The burgers were not big but all three struggled to finish it because it was so dry. As all three patties appeared to be cooked exactly the same, we thought that was how the restaurant served it and unfortunately did not bring it to the attention of the waiter until we have finished our meals. I would give the burger a 1 out of 5 star rating. Luckily the chips that came with it was nicely cooked. As for the barramundi, it was a beautiful piece of fish cooked perfectly with a delicious crust. It was meant to be a wasabi crust however none of us could taste the wasabi. For dessert a few of us has the iced nougat and vanilla pineapple nougat. Both dessert were nice enough but nothing extraordinary. All the meals we ordered were plated beautifully. Overall, we were all quite disappointed with the meal as we were expecting so much better considering the price and the hype.

M Restaurant

Rosehill

Karen dined on Fri, 26th Apr 2019 (8)

I’ve been here a handful of times over the years. This time I thought the food Was really good and there was more variety on the menu. Not sure if the chef has changed but I really enjoyed my dinner. We had the lamb rump, chicken supreme, scallops, bruschetta and a side of chips. Every dish was delicious except for the bruschetta which we thought could have been better if it was slightly toasted/grilled. The lamb rump was suppose to come with red wine jus but I glad it was served with mushroom sauce instead because it was one of the most delicious mushroom sauce I’ve had. The chicken supreme also has the same mushroom sauce and it took the dish to the next level. The scallops was cooked perfectly and was so delicious with the the pineapple and saffron chutney. The battered chips were a hit as well.

Open Kitchen Hetai

Macquarie Park

Karen dined on Sat, 20th Apr 2019 (7)

We were here on a Saturday night. The restaurant was very difficult to find. We got lost in the car park trying to get the best parking for this restaurant. The dishes we ordered were all quite nice. Sweet and sour pork on ice was good. So was the crispy skin chicken with ginger and shallot and the tofu hot pot. Salted egg king prawn was good too. Unlike most Chinese restaurant, rice was charge per bowl and not per person.

Chefs Gallery Parramatta

Parramatta

Karen dined on Wed, 17th Apr 2019 (8)

The food we ordered were delicious and all came out really quickly. The only gripe I have is the air conditioning is always too cold in there.

Karinyas Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wyong

Karen dined on Wed, 17th Apr 2019 (9)

After having dinner here three nights in a row and also buffet breakfast every morning during our stay we decide to also have a quick lunch before we checked out. We had the toasted chicken, avocado and cheese toastie which was simple and delicious. The other dishes we ordered were chicken salad, garlic and cheese pizza and the burger of the week. All well executed.

Karinyas Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wyong

Karen dined on Tue, 16th Apr 2019 (9)

We had dinner here 3 nights in a row when we stayed at the resort here. Great service recovery from the restaurant when a meal we ordered wasn’t cooked right. It was replaced with another meal of our choice on the house. We were very happy with all the other meals we had. The crab and beetroot entree was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant especially if you are staying in the resort.

Absolute Thai Tuggerah

Tuggerah

Karen dined on Tue, 16th Apr 2019 (5)

I was disappointed with the meal we had here. We ordered from the lunch special and was looking forward to the crispy pork Pad Thai $17.90 which I did ask prior to ordering whether the pork is going to be crispy with crispy crackling and was told yes. When it came out it wasn’t crispy at all. We also had the Panang Chicken curry and I would only rate it 5/10. The curry was watery and would have been better with more coconut milk/cream. The other dishes we had were also quite ordinary.

Karinyas Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wyong

Karen dined on Mon, 15th Apr 2019 (9)

The fish and chips from the kids menu was really good. The fish had really light and crispy batter. We had the prawn pasta, burger of the week , steak sirloin and chicken tikka masala. Every dish was delicious. We ended our meals with the buttermilk panacotta tart and the banana twisted split......both equally as delicious! Gloria was our waitress again tonight and she was the best! Thank you Gloria for looking after us.

Karinyas Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wyong

Karen dined on Sun, 14th Apr 2019 (9)

A shout out to the service provided by Gloria. She is amazing....friendly, great with recommendations....everything a restaurant would want in a waitstaff. Absolutely the best that I’ve come across in all my dining out experience. She is a huge asset to the restaurant without a doubt.

Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

Karen dined on Fri, 5th Apr 2019 (8)

The pumpkin and sage ravioli was delicious. Will be back for more.

Rebellion Bar and Grill

Baulkham Hills

Karen dined on Tue, 2nd Apr 2019 (7)

This restaurant used to be part of the Accor Group but has now changed to the Rydges. I don’t think I’ll be dining here as often as I won’t be getting the Accor Plus Dining benefits anymore.

Curry House Thornleigh

Thornleigh

Karen dined on Sat, 30th Mar 2019 (7)

We have been here quite a number of times over the years. Everytime we come here, we would order the same thing....banquet for 2. This time, we noticed that the serving size for the curries, the dips and certain items in the mixed platter were much smaller than the previous times.

Millone's Ristorante

Baulkham Hills

Karen dined on Fri, 29th Mar 2019 (8)

I rated highly for good value for money because we managed to get the 50% deal from this site. The food was quite good. Many reviewers complained about the long wait for the food to arrive but we didn’t have that problem. We were there on a Friday night, the restaurant wasn’t full. The food didn’t take long to come out. Service was friendly.

350 Restaurant & Lounge

Parramatta

Karen dined on Fri, 15th Mar 2019 (8)

Love the steak here. Always cooked to perfection. Southern chicken (entree) was also good. However I do find the current dinner menu to a bit limited.

Rebellion Bar and Grill

Baulkham Hills

Karen dined on Fri, 8th Mar 2019 (8)

This is one of the restaurants I come to when I want a quiet dinner. Good food, good service and great Accor Plus dining benefits.

Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

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

Great food always. Love that they change up the menu every couple of weeks. I’ve been here numerous times and it doesn’t disappoint. There’s also reasonably good options on the Kids Menu to please fussy kids.

Rebellion Bar and Grill

Baulkham Hills

Karen dined on Sat, 16th Feb 2019 (9)

Their new menu is out! I was really looking forward to this as I’ve eaten my way through the old menu already multiple times. Lots of great options on the new menu. I had the soft shell crab tacos and it was light, crispy and not oily. Perfect as an entree for two. The crispy skin barramundi was delicous and cooked just right. I’ll be back to to try the rest of the menu.

Rebellion Bar and Grill

Baulkham Hills

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

I rated value for money a 10 because I’m an Accor Plus Member and I get a discount for food. This is one of the restaurants I come to often because parking is convenient, the food is nice and the service is alright. They change their menu once every 6 months and I wish they would change it more often since I’m always here. I’ve eaten their entire menu already and can’t wait for their next change in menu.

350 Restaurant & Lounge

Parramatta

Karen dined on Sat, 2nd Feb 2019 (9)

I’ve been here many times. The food is always good, great service and most of the times there’s no problems getting a parking spot in their car park (complimentary to all diners).

Nobles Restaurant

Castle Hill

Karen dined on Fri, 18th Jan 2019 (9)

This is a nice fine dining restaurant. It’s cosy especially in winter when the fireplace is lit. The menu changes quite often so if you are a frequent diner here, you won’t be bored eating the same food. We do come quite often for dinner and the service is always good.

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