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Alatonero

Mccrae

Maida dined on Sat, 8th Dec 2018 (9)

A noisy and busy restaurant as it was the Christmas season so large groups are inevitable . The food we shared was very good except for the rather burnt octopus. Some of the pork belly had a very soft skin which was disappointing for those of us who only order it for the crackling. The moussaka was absolutely delicious and authentic . The locoumardes were freshly made and would benefit if some if the honey came in a pouring jug so when sharing we can all get some. But I’m too fussy I guess. We will come again as really it was good food.

Hargreaves Hill Brewing

Yarra Glen

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

We took my elderly mother out to lunch ....she also loves a beer. Everything was delightful. We were well looked after by the wonderful staff, particularly Porscha. Thank you so much. Cheers,

Estivo

Kew

Maida dined on Fri, 16th Nov 2018 (10)

We really enjoyed dinner our three course dinner at half price. My husbands steak was exceptional and my pork was exactly to my liking. Deserts were delicious and services great.

Kri Kri

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Fri, 19th Oct 2018 (10)

Our ladies group really enjoyed our banquet luncheon. The restaurant was not busy and we had wonderful service from the lovely waitress. The food was fresh, hot and well prepared. The Greek donuts were delicious and when one of the ladies asked if she could have one without honey the waitress was very happy to oblige with three donuts and extra ice cream. Thank you.

Juno and May

Camberwell

Maida dined on Tue, 16th Oct 2018 (9)

Excellent food. Service a little slow because there seem to be a big group at the back. We have been here several times with different groups of people. The food is delicious and plenty of variety. The duck was cooked perfectly and the duck spring roll was crispy full of duck.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Maida dined on Thu, 11th Oct 2018 (10)

A must go to restaurant. Delicious food and very prompt service.

Lighthouse Beach Cafe

Ballina

Maida dined on Sun, 16th Sep 2018 (10)

Our burgers we good and the chips very good. We had a lovely table overlooking the sea. The place was quite busy for Sunday lunch. This is walking distance from our holiday house so an easy place to visit.

Barolo

Camberwell

Maida dined on Fri, 31st Aug 2018 (10)

We were on a half price food deal. The food is delicious and in way not unlike good home style cooking. Staff delicious delightful and efficient. Well worth a visit.

Brunelli Restaurant

Doncaster

Maida dined on Thu, 16th Aug 2018 (8)

Although there was a bit of a wait for our meals they were delicious and generous.

La Luna Bistro

Carlton North

Maida dined on Wed, 8th Aug 2018 (10)

Four ladies out for lunch at a beautiful setting. We all had pasta and were absolutely delighted with our selection. The Beef Ragu had such depth of multiple flavours. A rich tomato sauce with a hint of chilli and maybe capsicum. The gnocchi , like soft pillows , soaked up the sauce. It was Yum at the first bite. My bread and butter pudding came with plenty of custard with a caramel swirl for added flavour. Service excellent. A must visit restaurant.

Barolo

Camberwell

Maida dined on Fri, 20th Jul 2018 (8)

We all enjoyed our meals and desert. Servings were generous and tasty.

QT' Kitchen

Glen Iris

Maida dined on Tue, 17th Jul 2018 (10)

An exceptionally good Vietnamese restaurant. I only wish we lived around the corner. All the food was sensational and Kenny and MD looked after us beautifully. Looking forward to the next time.

Ocha

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Thu, 31st May 2018 (8)

Restaurant was full and busy. Food is top quality although I didn’t enjoy the eel croquettes as the eel flavour was lacking in the raw type mousse inside the beautifully cooked croquette. The tempura prawns lacked seasoning though very well cooked. Although our waitress was good , generally speaking it was very difficult to catch the eye of any of the staff. We have been here several times but last night there was something missing.

Templestowe Living Room

Templestowe

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

The restaurant was buzzing when we arrived at 7 pm, a testament to how good the food is. We had the lamb done two ways and the rocket and pear salad. The lamb was beautifully cooked but we could have had a little more couscous. The pear was also very minimal in the salad. The tiramisu was rich and filling. The waitress gave excellent service. All in all a very good experience.

The Denn Restaurant

Northcote

Maida dined on Sat, 3rd Mar 2018 (8)

This time we enjoyed the tapas.

Vibrante Restaurant & Bar

Templestowe

Maida dined on Thu, 22nd Feb 2018 (10)

After a very tasty roasted capsicum bruschetta we each had the fillet steak with prawns. The steak was cooked perfectly. We also had the mushroom and spinach side which was delicious. The service was quick and friendly. A very lovely dinner and we will be back.

Juno and May

Camberwell

Maida dined on Sat, 17th Feb 2018 (10)

My husband and I shared a few entrees and then shared the steak and a Greek salad. We have been here several times and always enjoy the food. The steak is delicious as was everything else.

Osteria 20

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Thu, 8th Feb 2018 (8)

I took my two girlfriends out for lunch. The duck and veal scaloppine were absolutely delicious as was the calamari entree. One girlfriend found her eggplant dish to be very hard with hard skin that she had to remove. Perhaps the eggplant was too young. Unfortunately she only mentioned it at the end. We will come back to this restaurant as the food is generally very good.

Tazio Birraria Pizzeria & Cucina

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Tue, 6th Feb 2018 (9)

My friend loved her pizza and my steak was good. On a warm night it was lovely sitting upstairs and the waitress was friendly and efficient.

Zen Japanese

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Wed, 20th Dec 2017 (8)

Lovely food. Restaurant quite full. Would definitely come back.

QT' Kitchen

Glen Iris

Maida dined on Tue, 12th Dec 2017 (10)

This restaurant was very busy on a Tuesday night. Absolutely fantastic food and service. We are looking forward to coming again.

Locanda Restaurant & Bar

Melbourne CBD

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

My fish and chips were as expected , presentation lovely but very awkward to eat from the basket. The salad was good. When I didn't like the tiramisu dessert the waitress kindly replaced it with the apple crumble. The unpeeled, slightly cooked apples had no flavour at all. There was no sign of rhubarb. Maybe I am expecting too much !

Italy 1 Camberwell

Camberwell

Maida dined on Tue, 15th Aug 2017 (9)

A local gem that always delivers.

Vibrante Restaurant & Bar

Templestowe

Maida dined on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 (9)

A girls night out turned out to be very enjoyable. The waiter was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The food was very good particular the tiramisu.

Mother Dough

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Fri, 4th Aug 2017 (9)

The waiter was excellent. We ordered a selection of pizzas and pastas all of which were delicious. I was a little disappointed in the tiramisu because it was mainly cream with a few biscuits. The coffee flavour was very subtle and couldn't tast any mascarpone cheese or alcohol. The ice cream was very good.

Caffe E Cucina

South Yarra

Maida dined on Tue, 30th May 2017 (10)

Been here for 28 years and ticks all the right boxes. The waiter was exceptional.

Bellezza Restaurant

Malvern

Maida dined on Thu, 25th May 2017 (8)

My duck was very nice..... A little like Peking duck meets Italian risotto, however the prawns were very small although in a delicious sauce. The scallops, as usual were very good.

Juno and May

Camberwell

Maida dined on Fri, 5th May 2017 (9)

We really enjoyed our meals and are looking forward to coming back.

Paladarr

Alphington

Maida dined on Thu, 20th Apr 2017 (10)

An excellent restaurant where particular attention is paid to every detail of the food.

Plaka Greek Restaurant

Ivanhoe East

Maida dined on Fri, 24th Mar 2017 (7)

Except for the burnt, hard and dry haloumi in the salad the food was reasonably good. In retrospect we should have ordered more mains to share as the "large " plates of meat were not very generous.

Vasko Restaurant

Ivanhoe

Maida dined on Thu, 2nd Mar 2017 (9)

As usual a great dinner.

The Denn Restaurant

Northcote

Maida dined on Sat, 18th Feb 2017 (9)

The restaurant was full and the waitresses very busy. We both ordered the lamb 3 ways. My husband's meal was beautifully cooked and delicious. Mine was also good except that the ribs were very fatty. They should have been cooked longer to render the fat. What I did eat was delicious.

Vibrante Restaurant & Bar

Templestowe

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

We really enjoyed the pasta and risotto. The service was quick and attentive. The deserts were generous and delicious.

Vasko Restaurant

Ivanhoe

Maida dined on Thu, 15th Dec 2016 (10)

Delicious spaghetti and beautifully cooked fish were our mains. All the deserts were sensational. We haven't been for a while and really enjoyed the new items on the menu. The salted ice cream with olive oil was unusual but really nice.

Morris Jones

Windsor

Maida dined on Tue, 6th Dec 2016 (9)

The prawn dumplings were absolutely delicious . We all enjoyed the duck with our selected sides. We finished with hot chocolate as most of the deserts we with white chocolate and none of us like white chocolate.

Char Dining

Balwyn

Maida dined on Sat, 26th Nov 2016 (8)

Once again we loved the scallop entrée on a busy Saturday night. The beef cheeks were delicious and the service excellent.

The Mail Exchange Hotel

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Thu, 24th Nov 2016 (6)

We went for lunch and the restaurant was busy though most people had been served. We waited and eventually asked for a waiter to take our order. After our meal was served we were no longer approached by the staff. My friends loved their fish , my lamb salad was smothered in a very creamy sauce. I really didn't like the flavour of the sauce and that was all I could taste. We wanted desert but no one came. We paid and then sat elsewhere and ordered a hot chocolate . It was delicious.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Maida dined on Fri, 11th Nov 2016 (10)

A great Thai restaurant that we have been going to for years. Food authentic and tasty.

Juno and May

Camberwell

Maida dined on Sat, 15th Oct 2016 (9)

All the food was absolutely delicious. Some of the " large plates" were a little on the small side so sharing was difficult.

Char Dining

Balwyn

Maida dined on Sat, 10th Sep 2016 (10)

Thought we would try this new local restaurant and we were not disappointed. Our scallop entrée was grilled perfectly and the pieces of chicken with it crispy and delicious. We both had baby snapper with pearl couscous for mains and found all the flavours blended beautifully. My husband practically licked the plate when he finished his caramalised Apple desert and I throughly enjoyed my quince, walnut and lemon posset . With tasteful decor, attentive staff and outstanding food make this your next stop for dinner.

Fiorelli Restaurant

Hawthorn East

Maida dined on Sat, 3rd Sep 2016 (9)

My oysters were very fresh and we thoroughly enjoyed the spaghetti marinara. The service was quick and the waitresses very pleasant.

Elyros

Camberwell

Maida dined on Wed, 31st Aug 2016 (8)

Fish was very good however I found the lamb lacked seasoning and herbs. There was a lot of lamb ( designed for sharing) so just having a 3 course meal was difficult. The buguttsa was delicious but three for 6 people was far too much as they were very big. The sides , especially the cabbage , lacked dressing.

Mimi's Restaurant

Camberwell

Maida dined on Sat, 6th Aug 2016 (9)

A very busy night but the waitresses were most attentive. The food was generous and very tasty. We all enjoyed mains and beautiful deserts dispite the very noisy table next to us.

Dunyazad

Balwyn

Maida dined on Mon, 1st Aug 2016 (7)

We have been here before and really enjoyed the food. We felt that last night's meal was not up to their usual standard. The eggplant , our favourite, although tasty was very thin and not as plentiful as the bean salad with it.

Tinto

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Fri, 29th Jul 2016 (9)

A well run busy restaurant that does justice to Spanish cuisine.

Munich Brauhaus South Wharf

South Wharf

Maida dined on Sun, 24th Jul 2016 (8)

We were really looking forward to celebrating my mum's 86 th birthday here because she loves pork and wheat beer Five of us all chose either their famous pork knuckle or roast pork belly so we were quite disappointed and astonished that neither were available. They had run out. How is that possible? Instead we could only get these if we ordered the big platters and extra sides. None of us wanted the sausages or schnitzel so there was a lot of food left over. We ended up taking three containers of food home for our pets. The food was good as were all the sides. The deserts were just adequate. The service very good.

Estivo

Kew

Maida dined on Fri, 22nd Jul 2016 (8)

I really enjoyed the tart and it needed the bread as there was very little pastry. The scallops were rather small. Good risottos we're follow by fantastic deserts of tiramisu and pana cotta. Service excellent.

Ocha

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Wed, 13th Jul 2016 (10)

We have been here before and this time took my brother and partner. We usually ask the waiter to bring out a selection of food. They have such a variety of beautiful food and the service was excellent.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Maida dined on Fri, 1st Jul 2016 (10)

An exceptionally good Thai restaurant . Six of us enjoyed a wide selection of dishes which never disappoint. Our favourite has always been the crying calamari but really it's only one of many favourites. A little noisy but that's to be expected of a packed good restaurant.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Sun, 26th Jun 2016 (10)

We love coming here. Food excellent.

Templestowe Living Room

Templestowe

Maida dined on Thu, 26th May 2016 (10)

Food here is excellent. Delicious gnocchi and cheese soufflé were our entrees followed with pork cutlet and duck. Presentation of all dishes were beautiful , the endive salad dressed and seasoned well. One of our favourite restaurants.

Tazio Birraria Pizzeria & Cucina

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Tue, 24th May 2016 (9)

I really enjoyed the lamb cutlets and the salad was delicious. The parfait was very moorish.

Italy 1 Camberwell

Camberwell

Maida dined on Sat, 21st May 2016 (10)

We had eggplant parmigiana and salmon for entré. Both dishes were delicious. My spaghetti marinara was cooked perfectly and my husband's gnocchi was very light and fluffy. We were served quickly as there was another seating after us.

Skinny Dog Hotel

Kew

Maida dined on Sun, 15th May 2016 (9)

Excellent steaks. Chips very good.

Paris Go

Carlton

Maida dined on Thu, 5th May 2016 (9)

Rich French cuisine and delicious.

Tinto

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Wed, 30th Mar 2016 (10)

We shared three superb entrées and the lamb and beaf cheeks mains. Everything was delicious. Service was fast and efficient. The chocolate desert was the perfect finish. Looking forward to going back.

Elyros

Camberwell

Maida dined on Wed, 23rd Mar 2016 (10)

Delicious foot, excellent service and relaxing atmosphere. Six of us had the set menu and were amazed at all the different favours and attention to detail. If you haven't been here make it your next destination.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Maida dined on Sun, 20th Mar 2016 (5)

We were a little disappointed it our banquet. Corn on the cob, fried potato and chorizo croquet and fried chicken were quite ordinary . The trout and beetroot salad was nice as was the pulled pork. The main meal was slow cooked lamb , but it was served with gluggy plain rice, chips and a small coleslaw. We only tried one desert, a rather dense panna cotta. The service was excellent though quite rushed as we had to be out in two hours.

Ocha

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Tue, 15th Mar 2016 (10)

We allowed the waiter to select our menu and it was delightful. The service was excellent and we can hardly wait to return.

Paladarr

Alphington

Maida dined on Wed, 9th Mar 2016 (10)

Fantastic food. Certainly a great find. Can't wait until the next time.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Thu, 25th Feb 2016 (10)

We both had the scotch steak and it was as good if not better than other much more expensive steak houses in Melbourne. Aged, flavoursome and cooked superbly. Although Greek salad was not on the menu the waitress organised one for us. The berry sauce on the pancake was delicious. A great place to bring a family or come as a couple. You cannot find a better host than Ivan.

Mezzo

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Wed, 17th Feb 2016 (9)

We had a lovely lunch. The pork was delicious though I found the tiramisu more dry compared to the last time.

The Denn Restaurant

Northcote

Maida dined on Sat, 6th Feb 2016 (8)

We enjoyed a lovely paella each with delicious side dishes. The waiter was very informative.

Union Dining

Richmond

Maida dined on Wed, 9th Dec 2015 (9)

We enjoyed our steak in this busy restaurant. The service was excellent given how busy they were.

The Grand Dining Room

Richmond

Maida dined on Thu, 26th Nov 2015 (9)

We enjoyed delicious food once again. Thank you.

Mezzo

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Wed, 25th Nov 2015 (9)

Good food. Great lunch was had by four ladies. The waiter was attentive and what we particularly liked about the atmosphere was that although the restaurant was full it was not noisy. Plenty of room between tables.

Juno and May

Camberwell

Maida dined on Fri, 20th Nov 2015 (9)

Five of us arrived for dinner. Very comfy booth. Friendly water Sam introduced us to the menu. We wanted to try everything and shared 5 " large" plates and a few sides. The calamari was a standout though not a very large serving. The lamb and pork were also excellent. The two pasta were OK though the rabbit one could have had more flavour. Sides were good. Then the deserts. Wow wow wow. We had all of them and in a word spectacular. Nancy the waitress was lovely. We are really looking forward to returning to try the pizzas.

Sezar Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Tue, 10th Nov 2015 (10)

The food is amazing. The service excellent. We had the banquet again. My friends were delighted with every dish although it was difficult to identify a dish that was very tippically Armenian. Looking forward to our next visit.

Mister Bianco

Kew

Maida dined on Thu, 29th Oct 2015 (8)

We were surprised that we were led to the last table near the kitchen despite booking nine days in advance. Both my friends were new to this restaurant. We shared the calamari and zuchinni flowers entre. The calamari was sensational. The flowers a little oily. We then shared the rabbit ragu pasta and gnocchi. The ragu was good but the gnocchi were more like large meatballs , quite hard and hence the sauce was hard to pick up. Our deserts were very good especially the soufflé. Service was quick and the lovely waitress , as usual very friendly and informative.

Brunelli Restaurant

Doncaster

Maida dined on Sat, 17th Oct 2015 (10)

Great quick service in this always very busy restaurant. The servings are generous and our pasta was excellent. The creme caramel as usual delicious.

Glenferrie Hotel

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Thu, 8th Oct 2015 (8)

I appreciated that the waitress was able to substitute salmon on my salad instead of lamb. The salmon was a little over cooked but on the whole it was a good meal. My husbands duck was delicious.

Estivo

Kew

Maida dined on Thu, 3rd Sep 2015 (8)

The scallops were delicious, the tempura oysters a little soft. My pork was a little dry and the crackling charred. The stuffing and accompanying dishes very good. The service was excellent and although rather runny the brûlée was delicious.

Hargreaves Hill Brewing

Yarra Glen

Maida dined on Sun, 23rd Aug 2015 (10)

Three of us had an absolutely superb lunch today. My husband and I both had oven baked Hapuka which came on a bed of white beans and green veges. The sauce was delicious and had a wonderful crumble on it. My mother's pork belly was cooked to perfection with great crackling. We shared two sides. A lovely dish of shredded, curried Brussels sprouts and chips. A beautiful crumble for desert completed our meal. Chris Unitt, the chef should be congratulated. If you haven't been here yet put it on your list.

Dunyazad

Balwyn

Maida dined on Wed, 5th Aug 2015 (10)

We shared several very tasty dishes between three of us.

Mister Bianco

Kew

Maida dined on Mon, 13th Jul 2015 (9)

Between four of us we tried all the shared dishes. I particularly love the buffalo mozzarella. My pork main was a little dry and I would have loved more sauce. I'm not sure if the sauce was cooked separately from the actual pork? All the sides were delicious as were all the deserts. The waitress is a real asset to the restaurant.

Sezar Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

Maida dined on Mon, 6th Jul 2015 (10)

For a Monday night this restaurant was full. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the $65 banquet and it was amazing. Looking forward to next time.

Preserve Kitchen

Glen Iris

Maida dined on Tue, 16th Jun 2015 (9)

Though rather pricy the food was delicious. Seven people had a very good time and everyone was thrilled with the meal.

Dunyazad

Balwyn

Maida dined on Thu, 11th Jun 2015 (9)

We chose three mains to share between the two of us. Absolutely delicious. The lamb curry so tender and tasty. The eggplant and beans was beautifully presented and wonderful to eat. The only concern was that the chicken dish and salad was very salty.

Wantilan Bali

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Thu, 4th Jun 2015 (10)

We love all the food here and will be back.

Hooking Bar and Restaurant

Kew East

Maida dined on Sat, 30th May 2015 (8)

We had the Peking duck banquet. The food was fresh particularly the vegetables. Everything was served promptly and with a very pleasant manner. We did however find the sauces to be rather sweet, especially the last course of beef and vegetables. The deserts were nice.

Brunelli Restaurant

Doncaster

Maida dined on Sat, 23rd May 2015 (10)

We loved the entrée of beef in a sauce with salad and flat bread. A great dish to share. I had the lamb and my husband had prawns. Both dishes were delicious and the Greek salad , though needed a little more dressing for our taste, was a good choice. Katya, our waitress was delightful.

The Denn Restaurant

Northcote

Maida dined on Sat, 25th Apr 2015 (10)

We always come here after the Westgarth Cinema. The steaks are delicious. Cooked perfectly and with great flavour which unfortunately is not always the case in restaurants now a days. Lots of vegetables come with the rib eye and the egg on top is an extra bonus.

Di Palma's Kew East

Kew East

Maida dined on Thu, 23rd Apr 2015 (9)

We have been here many times. The food and service is great.

Wantilan Bali

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Sat, 21st Mar 2015 (9)

We really enjoyed the food . The beef in the beef rendang was so tender and the vegetable curry had beautiful flavours. We also tried the suckling pig , lemongrass chicken and a seafood stir fry. All the food was delicious however it was very difficult to share the chicken as it came on the bone. As food it supposed to be shared here consideration should be given to this. Looking forward to coming back.

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

South Yarra

Maida dined on Thu, 5th Mar 2015 (9)

We both had the fish with tempura prawns served on a risotto. The meal was delicious. Very crispy skin on the fish and the tempura perfect. The salad complimented the main perfectly.

The Pavilion McCrae Beach

Mccrae

Maida dined on Sun, 22nd Feb 2015 (10)

We usually have lunch here on our way back to Melbourne from the Peninsula. The food and service leaves nothing to be desired. The prawn salad was delicious and we loved the mud cake.

Chimes Indian Restaurant

Balwyn

Maida dined on Thu, 19th Feb 2015 (9)

We tried a variety of dishes including desert. Everything was delicious. The waitresses were helpful and polite. We are looking forward to coming again.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Wed, 4th Feb 2015 (10)

We enjoy coming here as the meals are good as is the service. Anne, the waitress was friendly and informative.

Vasko Restaurant

Ivanhoe

Maida dined on Fri, 12th Dec 2014 (10)

My girlfriends and I had enjoyed a beautiful dinner in a restaurant we always enjoy going to. Maria is a wonderful host and works hard to make everyone happy. The service always feels personal. The restaurant was busy no doubt due to the good reputation her family have earned over all these years. I had the "Balkan" this time and it was delicious as were the vegetables that came with it.

Aashiana

Mont Albert North

Maida dined on Sat, 29th Nov 2014 (8)

Bustling, busy restaurant but everything flows well. We had the banquet this time and will come back to try some of the other dishes.

The Pavilion McCrae Beach

Mccrae

Maida dined on Fri, 28th Nov 2014 (10)

What can be better than crayfish and wine on a beautiful day in a lovely setting. Thank Werner

Wunderbar

Rye

Maida dined on Sat, 15th Nov 2014 (10)

The pastrami lamb entre with two side of Quinoa salad and beans were just perfect for my appetite today. The fluffy German doughnuts were delicious. My husbands fish and strudel were equally enjoyable.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Wed, 12th Nov 2014 (10)

This restaurant consistently delivers great food and service.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Wed, 15th Oct 2014 (10)

Three of us shared delicious mushroom and saganaki entres. We all had the rockling on chat potatoes and asparagus. It was cooked to perfection. The service as usual was excellent as nothing was too much trouble for the waiter. See you next time.

Mister Bianco

Kew

Maida dined on Wed, 3rd Sep 2014 (10)

A perfect dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. The lovely waitress even put a candle and wrote Happy Birthday on our desert plate. It is these small touches that make a restaurant special. Food was excellent. Thank you.

The Denn Restaurant

Northcote

Maida dined on Sun, 24th Aug 2014 (10)

We both had the waygu steak and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. It came with a small amount of kale and handcut chips......perhaps could have been a little more. The sticky date pudding had a lot of sauce which my husband loved. Service was excellent on not a very busy Sunday night.

Mister Bianco

Kew

Maida dined on Thu, 14th Aug 2014 (10)

As it was a girls lunch we did the lunchtime special which included wine, coffee and two courses. No desert ( maybe they are watching our waistline). The saffron risotto with zucchini flowers made me think I'd died and gone to heaven, it was so delicious and quite a large serving for an entree. I then had the beef cheeks which were very tender and came with a white polenta. Again a large serving and perhaps less meat and a small salad , for me , would have been better. The service was excellent .

Allium Food & Wine

Malvern

Maida dined on Wed, 13th Aug 2014 (9)

The waygu beef entre was delicious as was the broth. Delicate prawns, mushrooms and the Asian flavours were delightful in the broth. My only thought here is that it was lukewarm and I would have preferred it to be hotter. I was told the duck was second to none. Our shoulder of lamb, twice cooked with Moorish flavours was quite interesting. For my taste a little salty but the bulgur and cauliflower that came with it made up for this and was delicious. The waiter saw to all our needs competently.

Templestowe Living Room

Templestowe

Maida dined on Thu, 7th Aug 2014 (10)

Delicious food and a must to visit. For entree I had a cheese soufflé with pears on the bottom. It was accompanied with warm turkish bread. So , so good and a little different to the normal. My husband's scollops were equally good. We both had linguini with prawns , again very yummy.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Maida dined on Wed, 23rd Jul 2014 (9)

For a Wednesday night this small restaurant was buzzing. We both had rack of lamb, beautifully cooked with lovely pickled onions and vegetables. Our side was beans. My pana cotta was delicious with a touch of honey, the tiramisu was a little heavy on the cream. The service , as usual was excellent.

Boheme Restaurant Bar

Richmond

Maida dined on Sun, 20th Jul 2014 (10)

My flathead tails were crisp and lightly battered, excellent chips and a lovely rocket and parmasan salad. My husbands garlic prawns were delicious and plentiful. A quick lunch with excellent service.

Mister Bianco

Kew

Maida dined on Mon, 14th Jul 2014 (10)

A wonderful experience that must be repeated. Our entrées of zucchini flowers and mozzarella special were generous and full of flavour. My husbands beef cheeks were second to none and the only miss on my pork belly was that the crackling was not crunchy and needed more salt. The beans side dish was delicious.

Italy 1 Camberwell

Camberwell

Maida dined on Sat, 12th Jul 2014 (8)

The service was friendly and we enjoyed our meal.

The Grand Dining Room

Richmond

Maida dined on Sat, 5th Jul 2014 (10)

Delicious food with excellent service. If you haven't been to this restaurant you must go as you won't be disappointed.

Piazza San Marco

Alphington

Maida dined on Sun, 29th Jun 2014 (7)

We went to this restaurant on a very cold day knowing that it has a fireplace so we thought it would be cosy. Although we were near the fire the restaurant was very cold as it is large and needs much more heating then that fire. The seafood risotto and duck were good although the vegetables that came with the duch were not cooked enough. This was quickly replaced with a nice plate of spinach. My friend was not very happy with the mushroom pizza as she expected fresh mushrooms. The girls serving were lovely and attentive. The hot chocolate was excellent.

Brunelli Restaurant

Doncaster

Maida dined on Fri, 23rd May 2014 (10)

I came here with a group of girlfriends and we all enjoyed excellent food and service. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the creme caramel as usual delicious. The restaurant was a little noisy which reflects how popular and busy this place is.

The Pavilion McCrae Beach

Mccrae

Maida dined on Sun, 18th May 2014 (9)

The beaf cheeks were tender and the Beetroot and goats cheese salad delicious. I loved the nougat ice cream that accompanied the apple terrine. My husbands chocolate tart was also great though he wouldn't share much. The service was excellent.

Di Palma's Kew East

Kew East

Maida dined on Thu, 15th May 2014 (9)

We started with the salmon which was delicious. My pork belly and fennel salad was flavoursome and crackling perfect. The panacotta as usual a wonderful finish. The staff is excellent.

Shantell Restaurant

Dixons Creek

Maida dined on Sun, 4th May 2014 (10)

A beautiful experience. Lovely food, service and ambience.

The Grand Dining Room

Richmond

Maida dined on Sat, 15th Mar 2014 (10)

An absolutely superb meal. The pork was cooked perfectly and came with a delicious fennel salad. The panna cotta looked amazing and was a delightful finish. This restaurant gets better every time we go. My girlfriends and I are looking forward to our next visit. As usual the service was excellent.

Dunyazad

Balwyn

Maida dined on Fri, 14th Mar 2014 (9)

The starters, mushroom, felafel, labna were great. Three of us had prawns which were generous and lots of veges. Two of us had the fish which had terrific flavours. My only criticism is that the fish was practically cold and that was disappointing. We finished off with baklava and mint tea. A good atmosphere so we all enjoyed the night.

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

Maida dined on Thu, 13th Feb 2014 (9)

Steak cooked exactly as required. Side saled delicious as were both the pumpkin and broccolini sides. Blueberries tart quite a small serving and more jelly flavour than blueberries. I loved the bomb Alaska I had last time more. It was a busy night with lots of atmosphere. Our waitress was lovely .

The Auburn Hotel

Hawthorn East

Maida dined on Sat, 8th Feb 2014 (8)

This was a pleasant place to take mum to lunch on a very hot day. The service was excellent. Mum loved the chips and pork. The quinoa salad that came with my lamb cutlets was very tasty.

QPO Restaurant Bar & Events

Kew

Maida dined on Wed, 1st Jan 2014 (8)

We had pizzas and salad.followed by deserts and coffee. Four of us felt very, very cramped on a small table as it was very difficult to share all the food. We staggered the pizzas which wasn't the best way to go. The food and service was very good. It was extremely noisy as it was very busy. The staff worked very had and should be commended.

Vasko Restaurant

Ivanhoe

Maida dined on Tue, 24th Dec 2013 (10)

We had a wonderful time celebrating our niece's 30 th Birthday. All the food was delicious and Maria , as usual, is a great host.

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

Maida dined on Wed, 4th Dec 2013 (9)

The scotch was cooked to perfection, though a little thinner in cut than we expected. My pork belly was excellent and I loved the fennel bulb and the salad. The schnichel that came with it was more like a flattened rissoles. The bombe Alaska was beautiful though the pineapple salsa was quite sparse. The rice custard was delicious. Service was excellent.

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

South Yarra

Maida dined on Tue, 26th Nov 2013 (9)

We were greeted by a lovely waitress who explained the specials and the food in general. You could see she was passionate about the food and we loved that. We started with the zucchini flowers stuffed with goats cheese sitting on a bed of guacamole. They were absolutely delicious. The paella main was good but my veal shank was only luke warm and lacked that slow cooked flavour. The passion fruit panacota type desert was beautiful.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Wed, 13th Nov 2013 (10)

Both the rib eye steak and flounder were cooked superbly. As usual we loved the mushrooms and the saganaki.

Pinocchio in Kew

Kew

Maida dined on Sun, 8th Sep 2013 (7)

After reading good reviews we decided to try their pizzas for Sunday lunch.The waiter was friendly and helpful. I was disappointed in my pizza because it was cold.

River Kwai

Clayton

Maida dined on Sat, 7th Sep 2013 (10)

The restaurant was packed. The food as usual was delicious. Choose any selection of curries and stir fries and you can't go wrong. We will be back.

Allium Food & Wine

Malvern

Maida dined on Tue, 20th Aug 2013 (10)

The lamb done three ways was sensational. The scallops delicious and tender. Though a little pricey with the added side dishes it is well worth it for that special occasion.

Kritamos Hellenic Cuisine

Richmond

Maida dined on Sun, 18th Aug 2013 (9)

We had the lunchtime banquet with extras. The dips were delicious ( and I'm not a dip person) and served with plenty of bread. Our Greek friends loved the meatballs in lemon soup as they said they were just like their mother used to make. The platters were beautifully presented and cooked well. The salad was fresh and plentiful. The deserts hit the right spot to finish. The owner was friendly and had a real passion for food.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Maida dined on Wed, 14th Aug 2013 (9)

We have been here several times as the food is very good. This time the scollops were a little overdone though the accompanying cauliflower was crisp and beautiful to eat. The pasta as usual excellent . My pana cotta was delicious although the tiramisu needed more biscuit and less cream. The service as usual is exceptional. We will be back.

Bellezza Restaurant

Malvern

Maida dined on Thu, 8th Aug 2013 (9)

Great BYO restaurant with delicious food. The porkbelly and duck are Reccommended. The waitress Visnja was particularly helpful and saw to all our needs.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Maida dined on Fri, 28th Jun 2013 (10)

We love this restaurant as the food is delicious and the service quick. The menu is quite big and no matter what you order you won't be disappointed.

River Kwai

Clayton

Maida dined on Sat, 22nd Jun 2013 (10)

We have been here several times. It really doesn't matter what you order, all the food is delicious. From roti bread to curries to stir fries. The service is excellent.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Wed, 19th Jun 2013 (9)

We have been here many times and always order the mushroom and saganaki cheese entres to share. Absolutely delicious together. We loved the creme brûlée however this time the mains, both seafood , were a little over cooked. We will be back.

Hargreaves Hill Brewing

Yarra Glen

Maida dined on Sun, 9th Jun 2013 (9)

Dispite being very busy our food was delicious and worth the wait. The girls serving were delightful.

Barrio

Ivanhoe

Maida dined on Thu, 9th May 2013 (8)

We have been to Barrio many times and love it but on this occasion the food had hits and misses. The duck was delicious though a small portion. The pork belly though very generous in size was dry and the crackling rather charred and the eggplant too smokey. Salad beautifully presented and good. The pana cotta, though a favourite, on this occasion was very firm and flavourless. The chocolate mousse cake was good. Service excellent.

Shantell Restaurant

Dixons Creek

Maida dined on Sun, 5th May 2013 (10)

A beautiful experience in a lovely setting. The owners were friendly and the food generous and very tasty. Worth the drive up from Melbourne for Sunday lunch and looking forward to the next time.

Boheme Restaurant Bar

Richmond

Maida dined on Sat, 4th May 2013 (8)

A busy cafe though a relaxing feel. The lamb rack was generous and tasty. The lobster delicious though maybe a little overdone. Will be back.

Milan @ Kew

Kew

Maida dined on Wed, 1st May 2013 (8)

Tasty food and friendly service.

Verona Restaurant

Notting Hill

Maida dined on Fri, 26th Apr 2013 (8)

We dined on lamb shanks and salmon. The presentation was fantastic and the sauce on the shank was very tasty. The shank would have benefited with more cooking time as it certainly did not fall off the bone. The creme brûlée and soufflé were delicious. The waitress was delightful.

Maroush Lebanese Restaurant

Eltham

Maida dined on Fri, 19th Apr 2013 (7)

We shared four entres. We found the cheese pastries a standout. The falafel though large were a little dry and lacking in flavour. The scollops were good as was the hommos. The main prawn dish was excellent and the lamb Basha full of flavour. The deserts were disappointing as the baklava were quite stale and the Turkish delight., a family favourite, hard and dry.

River Kwai

Clayton

Maida dined on Sat, 13th Apr 2013 (9)

We shared three curries, two stir fries and fantastic roti bread. The food was flavoursome and certainly worth coming back to.

Brunelli Restaurant

Doncaster

Maida dined on Wed, 10th Apr 2013 (9)

Three of us shared pizza, risotto and greek salad and all were delicious. The creme caramel was divine.

The Strand Restaurant

Williamstown

Maida dined on Sun, 7th Apr 2013 (10)

Paella was delicious. Big prawns and plenty of other seafood. Although not crusty on the bottom the flavours were all there. The creme brûlée and vanilla ice cream topped off a wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting. Service was good. The owner was very hospitable and we will be back.

Araliya

St Kilda

Maida dined on Wed, 27th Mar 2013 (9)

The food was delicious but required many sides to make it a complete meal and this of course added to the cost. The presentation was beautiful though at times a deconstructed meal needs to be put together again to get the full flavour.

Sapore

St Kilda

Maida dined on Wed, 27th Feb 2013 (10)

Great food with a particularly good waitress. The pork belly was delicious.

Riversdale Hotel

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Sat, 23rd Feb 2013 (6)

Steak was ok but chips should have been freshly cooked.

Cielo Blue

Plenty

Maida dined on Wed, 20th Feb 2013 (8)

Service was excellent. Pizza delicious. My John Dory was a little salty though my husbands whiting was delicious. The pancake deserts were generous in filling though a little dry in flavours.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Maida dined on Wed, 23rd Jan 2013 (10)

Great food and service as usual.

Di Palma's Kew East

Kew East

Maida dined on Fri, 21st Dec 2012 (9)

A delightful lunch of prawns. Steaks , calamari and pastas. Excellent food and service.

Wunderbar

Rye

Maida dined on Sun, 16th Dec 2012 (10)

We had the Rockling which was cooked in a delicious cream and dill sauce. Maybe not good for the waist but certainly good for the soul. See you next time.

The Auburn Hotel

Hawthorn East

Maida dined on Wed, 12th Dec 2012 (9)

Both the steak and lamb were delicious. Service excellent.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Maida dined on Wed, 5th Dec 2012 (9)

The calamari was tender and delicious. The lamb fell off the bone and had great flavour. The light pana cotta had a tinge of lemon cello flavour and finished off the meal perfectly.

Vasko Restaurant

Ivanhoe

Maida dined on Thu, 29th Nov 2012 (10)

A beautiful, family run restaurant where the food and service are second to none. . The pork had a wonderful crackling and the mushroom and chevapcici entres were delicious.

Bellezza Restaurant

Malvern

Maida dined on Tue, 20th Nov 2012 (9)

Although it is an Italian restaurant it did have an Asian influence especially in the presentation which was superb. The scallops done four ways were delicious. The veal cooked perfectly and the tiramisu , thought not home made was tasty though had a little too much cream. The orange cake was very nice.

Wild Cattle Creek

Seville

Maida dined on Sun, 11th Nov 2012 (8)

The restaurant was very busy so there was a long wait for the meal ? Although one of the lamb rack's was underdone it was quickly re- done and was delicious. The accompanying salad also good. The pana cotta was quite small but tasted good.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Thu, 1st Nov 2012 (9)

The mushroom entree was delicious and the calamari very tender. We both had fish for mains and nothing was left on the plate. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Riversdale Hotel

Hawthorn

Maida dined on Sun, 16th Sep 2012 (8)

Good pub food. My mother enjoyed the seniors meal which was good value. The salmon was cooked well with a nice crispy skin.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Maida dined on Wed, 12th Sep 2012 (10)

The food here is fabulous. All five dishes we ordered ranging from Penang curry, crying calimari, lemongrass prawns , noodles and a stir fry were individually different and delicious. We can hardly wait to come back.

Templestowe Living Room

Templestowe

Maida dined on Wed, 5th Sep 2012 (8)

We have been here many times . A busy restaurant with fast efficient service. The scallops looked beautiful with the accompanying salad but needed a little more acid in the dressing. The lamb shanks were very tasty.

Maris

Malvern

Maida dined on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 (10)

An absolutely superb restaurant with quality food. The lamb salad was delicious and generous and the duck cooked perfectly. Service was great and we will definitely come again.

River Kwai

Clayton

Maida dined on Sat, 25th Aug 2012 (9)

Food was tasty and plentiful. Service was efficient and the staff friendly. A really wonderful find. With such a vast menu we will definitely have to come back to feast again.

Vasko Restaurant

Ivanhoe

Maida dined on Fri, 24th Aug 2012 (10)

We were greated like old friends and treated the same. The cevaps were delicious and served with roasted capsicum and feta cheese. The pork belly second to none. Finished off with locoumadis , quite an international menu. the service was exceptional and we are looking forward to our next visit.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Maida dined on Thu, 23rd Aug 2012 (9)

We arrived at 7 pm to find the restaurant quite busy. The host was very welcoming and pointed out the local bottle shop. The food was delicious though a little salty for our taste. The service was excellent as the staff and owners were most friendly and made us feel at home. Well worth a visit.

The Denn Restaurant

Northcote

Maida dined on Sat, 18th Aug 2012 (8)

We both orded flatheadtails , ships and salad. Although my partners was hot and crispy my fish was only just warm and not crispy at all. A pity. The servise was excellent.

Rye Wine Lounge

Rye

Maida dined on Sun, 29th Jul 2012 (8)

A great place to come for a glass of wine and tapas. The comfortable couches looked inviting.

Paris Go

Carlton

Maida dined on Fri, 13th Jul 2012 (9)

The oeuf a la neige (snow eggs) were better than the ones in Paris. An authentic French restaurant worth a visit.

Wunderbar

Rye

Maida dined on Sun, 1st Jul 2012 (9)

We had a great meal in front of a fire on a cold ,rainy day. The beaf Wellington German style was cooked perfectly and the apple strudel came with plenty of custard......just like we had it in Germany. We will be back.

Dunyazad

Balwyn

Maida dined on Wed, 27th Jun 2012 (9)

The stir fry prawns were absolutely delicious. The service excellent.

Insieme Restaurant & Bar

South Yarra

Maida dined on Sat, 17th Mar 2012 (7)

Service was excellent. The fish tasty and the salad good. The desert was disappointing as the chocolate and hazelnut tart turned out to be a sliver of a chocolate tart with a dusting of hazelnut meal with plain cream , no hint of Mascapone. Coffee good.

Allium Food & Wine

Malvern

Maida dined on Thu, 16th Feb 2012 (10)

A wonderful experience. We were greated and seated around a beautiful oak table in a reasaurant that was reasonably crowded but not noisy. The food was delicious. I had the stuffed zucchini flowers and the rabbit wellington , the flavours in both dishes left little to be desired. Petit fours exquisite.

The Grand Dining Room

Richmond

Maida dined on Thu, 1st Dec 2011 (9)

The food was excellent. Scampi pasta and scallops entrées were delicious as was the duck. Coming back for more donuts.

Quaff

Toorak

Maida dined on Sat, 26th Nov 2011 (9)

Excellent food and service.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Maida dined on Fri, 11th Nov 2011 (9)

We have been here before and the food never disappoints. The crying calamari was delicious and the service was excellent. The restaurant was full and busy. We will be back.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Maida dined on Thu, 27th Oct 2011 (10)

We have been here before and usually find everything good. The steaks we had last night were cooked perfectly and the creme brulee was smooth and delicious. Service was attentive and we will go again.

Cherating

Kew

Maida dined on Thu, 6th Oct 2011 (6)

The service was very good. Food tasty and fresh.

One Thai

Balwyn East

Maida dined on Thu, 18th Aug 2011 (9)

We arrived at 7pm and the restaurant was nearly full which is always a good sign. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. We went straight to mains and ordered several curries and stir fries as there were seven of us.The crying calimari should be renamed as smilimg calimari as that is what we were doing when we tasted it. The lemongrass prawns were delicious and the spicy hot dishes really had a kick to them. The dishes arrived promptly by friendly waitresses. We had a great evening.

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