Garry Michael

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Noosa Waterfront


Garry dined on Fri, 21st Jun 2019 (10)

This restaurant consistently delivers some of the most beautifully presented, tasty, creative Italian food. It's a credit to the owner & chef Andrea, who whilst I have yet to meet, I feel I know him well. It is such a pleasure to see when a chef simply understands food & how to use his ingredients to create beautiful flavours without overcomplicating things. And the staff are all very professional, yet relaxed, creating the perfect long lunch we so enjoy sitting by the river when we visit from Sydney. Congrats to everyone & look forward to our next visit.

Abhi's Indian Restaurant

North Strathfield

Garry dined on Fri, 7th Jun 2019 (3)

Regular diners at Abhis but left very disappointed. It's just lost its way. Maybe because seated upstairs but service was non-existant. Plenty of staff but too busy talking amongst themselves. Even gad to stand to get their attention after simply signalling & waving didn't work. Food was beliw par with all dishes only luke warm not hot. Worst was 3 shared entrees delivered at 3 separate times with up to 10 mins between them.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Garry dined on Sat, 18th May 2019 (8)

Definitely some of the tastiest food I've eaten. Beautiful entree's & sides with our steaks, & the wine list is exceptional. The only downer for me was that I appeared to strike out with my steak. Cooked perfectly as ordered but mine had a fair bit of sinew throughout my rib eye. The other 3 at our table ordered same steak but didn't seem to have the same problem with their steaks as I didn't make an issue & no one said anything. Although disappointing the flavours were good, atmosphere good, & service was mostly good too. I'd be prepared to give them another try.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar


Garry dined on Fri, 10th May 2019 (10)

Shared 2 pasta dishes, spatchcock & lamb. Everything was exceptional. The housemade pastas were beautiful. Spatchcock & lamb cooked in wood fire oven had lovely light smokey flavour to top off superb dishes. Calamari & zucchini flowers as starters were very good too.

d'Arry's Verandah

Mclaren Vale

Garry dined on Wed, 17th Apr 2019 (10)

Superb meal. Lobster & crab ravioli is a must. Would be one of the dishes I've ever had.

Clove Lane


Garry dined on Sat, 6th Apr 2019 (10)

Food selections are many & varied. Quality & freshness of ingredients is excellent & flavours are superb. Been twice in 2 weeks & love coming back.

Jaaks Restaurant & Bar

Kyle Bay

Garry dined on Sun, 31st Mar 2019 (10)

Been a number of times, always with different friends, & always love sharing dushes. Jaaks never disappoints & our friends absolutely loved it. Quality & freshness of the ingredients is excellent, & food is always flavoursome no matter which dish we select. We'll be back.

LuMi Bar & Dining


Garry dined on Sun, 24th Mar 2019 (10)

Superb restaurant every time we've been. Perfect for a beautiful long Sunday which we shared with another couple. Food was sensational, atmosphere great on a warm day with bifold doors fully opened to provide alfresco dining, and staff excellent. Not cheap but how much should something so creative, different and flavoursome that you can't fault cost?

Bistro Cocotte


Garry dined on Thu, 14th Feb 2019 (9)

My wife & I had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. Staff were extremely welcolming & truly added to the evening. Food was very good & even though the serves were on the smaller side, considering it was Valentine's Day I thought it was appropriate for the price. The flavour of the Barramundi was superb, although a very small serve. Even so I thought it was appropriate for the price considering it was Valentine's Day. The foie gras with jelly was the highlight.

LuMi Bar & Dining


Garry dined on Sat, 12th Jan 2019 (10)

Restaurant was transformed into a great summer alfresco dining venue with glass doors all folded away overlooking the bay. And the food was absolutely superb.

Lotus Barangaroo


Garry dined on Sat, 29th Dec 2018 (9)

High quality food, excellent wait staff & great atmosphere / location make Lotus a must-do restaurant.

Fratelli & Co.


Garry dined on Tue, 18th Dec 2018 (9)

Good quality food & very tasty.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar


Garry dined on Fri, 14th Dec 2018 (9)

Food was very good. A little noisy when full but there were lots of large parties.



Garry dined on Sat, 24th Nov 2018 (5)

Very disappointing for a Merivale restaurant. I expected better french food & a higher quality of service. Waiters reaching over our guests across the table to hand meal instead of walking around. Very slow topping up water & wine all night. Had to get up to search for a waiter to order coffee. Meals were ok but nothing special. Medium rare steak wasn't medium rare. We enjoy much better french food at a number of suburban french restaurants we frequent.

Courgette Restaurant


Garry dined on Sat, 27th Oct 2018 (9)

First time visit & definitely won't be the last. Food was exceptional. Quality of staff didn't quite match quality of food but they were very pleasant & it didn't dampen the night.



Garry dined on Fri, 26th Oct 2018 (8)

Whilst service staff were very pleasant & helpful I think they could do a little better in attending to diners during the meal. Just a little thing but they could have come around more regularly to ask if anything else needed. For example we ordered a pre-dinner drink but were never asked if we wanted another drink & would definitely have had at least another 1-2 drinks on the night.

Lot. One Potts Point

Potts Point

Garry dined on Sat, 29th Sep 2018 (10)

Ordered the 'leave it to us' 5 course shared dinner for a table of 4 & we all thoroughly enjoyed the meals & flavours. They provided a good variety & plentiful serves. The service from Nadia was superb all night long - very personal & professional. I requested a quieter table on booking so we could talk without too much difficulty & not only did they accommodate but even checked after we were seated if music was too loud to adjust it for us. Definitely one to recommend & we'll be back again with other couples.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar


Garry dined on Wed, 19th Sep 2018 (9)

Went mid-week with another couple & really enjoyed atmosphere & food. It's not exactly in our neighbourhood but we thought we'd do something different for a change & loved the vibe it had for a mid-week. Will definitely do it again.

Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

Noosa Heads

Garry dined on Sat, 1st Sep 2018 (9)

Had one of the best seafood meals. Ordered prawns & bugs cooked differently to share & absolutely loved the flavours. Well done to chef & cooking staff. Will definitely come again next time in Noosa.



Garry dined on Sat, 11th Aug 2018 (9)

Been twice now with a different couple each time & everyone very happy with their meals. Very tasty meals both times & still more dishes we'd love to try. Will definitely be back.

Bistro Cocotte


Garry dined on Sat, 12th May 2018 (9)

Beautiful french bistro. Food is always great. We love coming back regularly with different friends & they always leave impressed.



Garry dined on Wed, 31st Jan 2018 (6)

Excellent flavours with all dishes & staff were all very good. We had 8 course meal but thought 5 savoury / 3 dessert was unbalanced. I would have preferred 6/2 breakup. It probably didn't help that I'm not a big fan of cream-style desserts & all 3 were that style. But even so I still think 6 savoury & 2 dessert would be a better balance.



Garry dined on Tue, 23rd Jan 2018 (9)

Took Clients for dinner, but being familiar with potential noisiness around large tables requested to be away from noise which was more than adequately accommodated. Thoroughly enjoyed dinner & atmosphere was very good. Clients loved it too.



Garry dined on Wed, 10th Jan 2018 (9)

Went mid-week with another couple & amazed how busy they were with a couple of small functions as well as casual diners. Created great atmosphere yet due to attentativeness of floor manager Rosa we well looked after - she deserves special mention. Recent renovations make it a truly good restaurant venue.

Noosa Waterfront


Garry dined on Sat, 26th Aug 2017 (9)

Truly beautiful food. Very tasty, good serves & always a must visit when we come to Noosa.

Deckhouse Woolwich


Garry dined on Sun, 20th Aug 2017 (9)

Definitely come back again.

Abhi's Indian Restaurant

North Strathfield

Garry dined on Fri, 4th Aug 2017 (10)

Another great Indian meal at Abhi's. The quality & flavours are first rate. We always come back & never disappointed.

Abhi's Indian Restaurant

North Strathfield

Garry dined on Fri, 21st Jul 2017 (9)

Always love coming here. It is the best Indian restaurant & one we visit regularly with the whole family.

Deckhouse Woolwich


Garry dined on Sun, 16th Jul 2017 (9)

Great for a lazy Sunday lunch. Although tables need to be vacated by 3.30pm so as much as I'd love to have made it a long lazy lunch that wasn't the case. Having said that we didn't feel rushed & everything was very good.

ARIA Sydney

Circular Quay

Garry dined on Sat, 24th Jun 2017 (9)

Perfect way to celebrated my wife's birthday. Great ambience, excellent wine list & quality food overlooking the quay. Service didn't disappoint either, both the waiter & sommelier made it a great night for the 2 of us. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

Noosa Waterfront


Garry dined on Sun, 11th Jun 2017 (10)

Second visit & can't wait for our third when next up from Sydney. Had a long Sunday lunch & thoroughly recommend both relaxed setting & quality of food. Very tasty creative Italian cuisine. Their hand made pastas were delicious as were our mains. I had a beautiful duck dish but the standout was the accompaniment of licorice soil. My wife loved the fish she ordered. Whilst some may regard it a little on the pricier side you get what you pay for & I would only complain if the standard or quality was not up to scratch. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Wasabi Restaurant & Bar

Noosa Heads

Garry dined on Sat, 10th Jun 2017 (10)

Celebrating my wife's birthday I was hoping for a special night & was not disappointed. From the moment we entered & were greeted till the time we left over 3.5hrs later the whole experience was superb. Our waiter James lead us through each course of our 9 course degustation & was exceptionally knowledgable on both our food & wine. The quality of the ingredients was second to none & the technique, presentation & flavours were very impressive. Definitely would recommend.

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