Alicia McGufficke

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Sottocasa Trattoria


Alicia dined on Thu, 16th May 2019 (8)

We really enjoyed our visit to Sottocasa. It has been nicely renovated since the previous tenants. The service was warm & friendly, the meals were generous & tasty. Everything you would want from your local neighbourhood Italian. We will definitely be back.

Millone's Ristorante

Baulkham Hills

Alicia dined on Wed, 8th May 2019 (7)

Meal portions were generous, staff were attentive, pleasant evening. BYO wine is a good option.

Sake Restaurant & Bar Double Bay

Double Bay

Alicia dined on Sun, 3rd Mar 2019 (8)

We chose to do the 8 course omakase & were not disappointed. The dishes were all divine. Standouts were the oysters, toothfish & Angus strip loin. We also did matching wines, but be aware the wines matches are Saké heavy. We were offered to swap the first Saké for a champagne (which we discovered came at a $30 charge once the bill arrived). We also upgraded one of the desserts to the dragon egg which must be done but the pavlova was also delightful. Service was friendly but I thought a little lacking considering how quiet the restaurant was - lucky the food made up for it. Would recommend.


Brighton Le Sands

Alicia dined on Sat, 2nd Mar 2019 (7)

The renovations are nicely done. If possible sit upstairs, it lessens the traffic noise but we sat by the front window downstairs & it was still nice. The food portions were generous & the service was fine. Would recommend.

Hicksons Izakaya

Walsh Bay

Alicia dined on Fri, 8th Feb 2019 (9)

Fantastic restaurant - the service was good & really accomodating of one of our GF requirements. All the food was delicious & the seafood really fresh. Stand out was the teriyaki chicken & the braised pork belly. Great location & really lovely set out. Highly recommend.

Voyager Estate

Margaret River

Alicia dined on Sun, 27th Jan 2019 (9)

We did the 4 course degustation with matching wine flight & chose to add in the snacks to start - which is an absolute must as the snacks were devine ! The duck main was the standout in our opinion! I thought it was very reasonably priced for what it was & would definitely recommend.

Grace of India


Alicia dined on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 (8)

Great food, lovely service - as always !

Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook


Alicia dined on Fri, 4th Jan 2019 (6)

Mixed feelings about our experience. The setting was lovely & we only just nabbed a table outside despite requesting it months in advance. There are good views from inside but a table outside on the balcony is the way to go. I wasn’t expecting a true fine dining experience but there were a few times the waiters weren’t across the menu which was disappointing & at times a long wait for drink tops ups. Some of my dishes were amazing - the entree scallops & the Sri Lankan salmon curry were two of the most delicious seafood dishes I’ve had. On the flip side the mango salad with crispy trout - the trout was so crispy it was really dry & the flavours didn’t seem to balance. My partner had the steak which lacked seasoning and the fries were so over cooked (or double cooked) they were completely inedible. Also my coffee after the meal was bitter & burnt - but the cheesecake nibble on the side delicious. It’s disappointing that some of the basics were so poorly executed when it comes with the high price tag. Would I visit again? Maybe.

Grace of India


Alicia dined on Thu, 13th Dec 2018 (9)

The service was really friendly & attentive. Our waiter made recommendations on the food which we took up hesitantly but we weren’t disappointed. All the food was delicious !! Will definitely be back. Great local restaurant.

I Rich Thai


Alicia dined on Wed, 21st Nov 2018 (10)

We always enjoy our meals when we eat in at i Rich. Their green curry is quite possibly the best I’ve ever had - it’s our go to. The house specialty chilli basil lamb is equally as delicious - the lamb just melts in your mouth! The service is always friendly & attentive & it’s byo as well. We’ve tried a few in the area but keep coming back to i Rich! Delivery can be a bit hit & miss but dine is is always spot on!



Alicia dined on Sun, 18th Nov 2018 (7)

Food was delicious, service was attentive, Barangaroo is always a good spot for lunch.


Millers Point

Alicia dined on Sat, 17th Nov 2018 (10)

Second time back & even better than the first. We booked for a long lunch & stayed for hours - the food was fantastic, the service first class & it’s a lovely spot on the wharf. The house made focassia & pasta are both to die for. Can’t recommend this place enough.

Restaurant 317


Alicia dined on Sat, 3rd Nov 2018 (4)

I used to visit 317 regularly but have moved out of the area so was looking forward to visiting again. Despite pre-booking weeks ago & being called on the day to be told our table wouldn’t be available til half hour later, on arrival it took 3 waitstaff to find our reservation, before we waited for a table to leave so our party of 5 could be squeezed on a table for 4 out the back near the bathrooms. From there the incompetence continued through out the evening. The highlight would have to be when a waitress with a large bag of take away food slung over her shoulder came & awkwardly dumped a pizza & pasta on our table - we asked which pasta it was & she shrugged, said she didn’t know & walked off, not to be seen again, hitting the table next to us on her way with the take away bag. We assumed it was a vego pasta & my friend dipped her fork in just as another waitress arrived & announced the vego pasta & a few other dishes & left. We then realised it wasn’t our meal & pushed it to the end of the table. Several minutes later a waiter passed by & we told them the meal wasn’t ours. They picked it up, exchanged a few words with another waiter & then went & served it to another table!!! The food itself ranged from ok (pizza) to terrible (tough sinewy lamb shanks). At the conclusion of the meal when I paid the bill, the waiter asked how everything was I shrugged my shoulders & said “it was an experience”, to which he echoed “oh it was an experience hey” took my money and that was it. What a complete joke this place is. And if you clearly don’t care about how a meal went - don’t bother asking, its much less offensive.

Meat District Co.

Darling Harbour

Alicia dined on Thu, 25th Oct 2018 (6)

Service was good, meals were generous although a little bit of seasoning would have gone a long way as my lamb was a bit bland. It’s a really lovely ambience outside - would visit again.


Millers Point

Alicia dined on Sun, 12th Aug 2018 (8)

Seventeen had featured on a foodie site with good reviews as a new eatery on the scene & they weren’t wrong. We stopped by for brunch, coffee was good, service was great, the meals were generous portions & delicious, all out on the wharf overlooking the water. We will definitely be back - highly recommend.

Muum Maam


Alicia dined on Tue, 7th Aug 2018 (6)

This was my second visit to Muum Maam. On my first visit we had a set menu & everything we were served was amazingly delicious. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it as much this time. The crispy chicken & duck wraps for starters were fantastic but the mains were a bit disappointing. The massaman curry had some additional spices that I didn’t enjoy the flavour of otherwise the meat was tender & the dish was fine. Also the crispy pork was ok but not great. The service was good & I would return again based on my initial experience.

Flying Fajita Sistas


Alicia dined on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 (4)

We dined here on a half price food offer & have been wanting to dine here for some time. We were pretty underwhelmed. At half price food, the experience was ok but I wouldn’t return even at half price. The food was ok, decent portions but bland. The service again was average. Some reviews mentioned a change of management which would make sense given the great reputation they once had.

Long Chim Sydney

Sydney CBD

Alicia dined on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 (7)

Visited the restaurant as a party of 4. The food was delicious - particularly the banana roti for dessert - & the cocktails were nice. Service was a bit hit & miss - good when we got it but long waits to be served, long waits on drinks & at one stage our drink was completely forgotten. I would return again & overall we had a good time.

Miguels Tapas Bar


Alicia dined on Thu, 17th May 2018 (4)

We attended on a Dimmi deal for half price food. The service was ok in terms of timeliness but not a lot of personality or warmth & they tended to dump the food and run. While the quality of the food was ok, the flavours were bland or ill matched. As it was half price it didn’t bother us so much but if it had of cost full price we would have been pretty disappointed. We would not return.

Kensington Street Social


Alicia dined on Sat, 28th Apr 2018 (7)

We came as a group of 6 ladies for the brunch set menu. A little disappointed to find the menu had changed & not only the food menu but the whole structure of the brunch deal. We specified in our booking we were doing the brunch set menu so they could have let us know &/or updated the website. None the less the waitresses did their best to accomodate us. The food was tasty & good size portions. The service was very attentive. The fit out of the restaurant is really lovely. All in all we had an enjoyable morning & would recommend.

Manta Restaurant & Bar


Alicia dined on Sun, 22nd Apr 2018 (6)

Service & food were good but thought it was a little expensive for what it was.

Public Dining Room


Alicia dined on Sun, 11th Mar 2018 (7)

A beautiful location & venue - there's no such thing as a bad table. Service was friendly, food was nice, you do pay for the location. We would return.

Harvest Vegetarian


Alicia dined on Wed, 7th Mar 2018 (8)

Food was delicious, service was good, the venue itself wasn't anything fancy but still nice & comfortable. Will definitely be back.

Fratelli Fresh Parlamento Macquarie Street

Sydney CBD

Alicia dined on Sat, 17th Feb 2018 (8)

We took advantage of the fiesta Italiana - the food was tasty & plentiful & great value for money. The service was fair. The only detractor was the venue itself - a little too much shabby on the shabby chic/industrial vibe. Would return again.

Indian Palace


Alicia dined on Sat, 27th Jan 2018 (8)

We had a lovely table out the front. As with most of the strip it was a buzzy atmosphere, service was good, food was delicious, would definitely return.

Butcher and the Farmer

Forest Lodge

Alicia dined on Thu, 11th Jan 2018 (8)

Loved this place. Food was delicious, service was great, will definitely visit again!

Atom Thai Restaurant


Alicia dined on Thu, 4th Jan 2018 (7)

All the food was really delicious, some of the portions a little small but still fair. Service was good, particularly the waiter continually topping up water, which is often overlooked. Restaurant was welll presented with nice big open frontage. Overall we had a really enjoyable meal & would return.

The Stunned Mullet

Port Macquarie

Alicia dined on Sun, 31st Dec 2017 (7)

Mixed feelings about our visit. The location is fabulous with great views across Town Beach. The service was warm & friendly although not as attentive as it might have been. It was NYE so they were busy however, given the non optional set price menu in place, you do expect service to be maintained. I thoroughly enjoyed all my courses (waiter recommended) however my partner was a bit underwhelmed by his. We would give it another go on a quieter night but couldn't justify our spend for our experience that evening. NB - house made bread & tuna sashimi not to be missed !

Ripples Milsons Point

Milsons Point

Alicia dined on Fri, 17th Nov 2017 (8)

We had a beautiful evening. Great views, great service, great food. Plus the BYO option is the cherry on the cake. This isn't my first visit,I love this venue & will definitely return again. The only odd point - dinner is a 2 hour sitting which is fairly common nowadays, however when they told us they needed the table back, we were still enjoying ourselves so asked if we could possibly stay, they were able to accomodate this which was great, however, there were several empty tables in the restaurant & no further patronage arrived. Not sure why you'd ask a group to move on when you had empty tables & no further reservations & we were still spending money. None the less we had a fantastic night.

Bowery Lane

Sydney CBD

Alicia dined on Sat, 7th Oct 2017 (7)

This is a cute cafe tucked away behind a florist. We had brunch on a Saturday as they had GF offerings for my friend. The coffee was good, my friend & enjoyed her meal. Mine had nice flavours however I had an egg dish and unfortunately it was over cooked & turned charcoal on the stone dish it came on so there wasn't much too it. I would return again though. The service was great & otherwise the food was good.

Chiosco by Ormeggio


Alicia dined on Sun, 10th Sep 2017 (8)

Lovely location by the marina. It was a full house for Sunday lunch. Service was attentive, a little rushed but there was no concerns when we requested a break between entree & main. Entrees were lovely, I went with a non seafood eater so we stuck to pastas for mains which were ok not amazing though. Would love to go back for the seafood. The tiramisu was to die for. Would definitely return.

Squires Loft Subiaco


Alicia dined on Wed, 26th Jul 2017 (7)

Good food, good service, would go back

The Emporium Parramatta


Alicia dined on Sat, 18th Feb 2017 (8)

Fantastic restaurant for Parramatta - definitely recommend for dinner

Maya Da Dhaba

Surry Hills

Alicia dined on Tue, 31st Jan 2017 (8)

Great food, good service, byo and a friendly laid back atmosphere.

The Emporium Parramatta


Alicia dined on Sat, 24th Dec 2016 (8)

A fantastic dining option in Parramatta. Will definitely be back. Great food menu, cocktails were good. A little on the exxy side but worth it for what it is & a beautiful venue. One of the best in the area.

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Alicia dined on Sun, 11th Dec 2016 (8)

Great place for a long lunch with girlfriends