marion matthews

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Transformer Fitzroy


marion dined on Fri, 25th May 2018 (7)

Great service, delicious vegetarian food not the usual stuff. A bit loud and dark though. Had to wait for our table to be ready even though we booked.

Robert Burns Hotel


marion dined on Sun, 20th May 2018 (8)

Delicious Spanish food. Great wine and beer

The Tamarind


marion dined on Sun, 4th Mar 2018 (8)

Our table was by the pond with fish in it. Delicious Thai inspired food with lots of spice. We ate fish and green papaya salad and prawn stuffed eggplant for entree. For mains we had green curry and pork curry both delicious but not overly spicy. Dessert was creme caramel with yuzu/citrus sorbet and black sticky rice with coconut cream and Thai basil sorbet was the best of the 2. We will return here again. Waiters were very attentive but kept asking how the meal was at each course - not necessary.

Yum Cha Cuisine Sunshine Plaza


marion dined on Sun, 4th Feb 2018 (7)

Great to visit pre film. Quick yum cha lunch. Even though I booked on Dimmi the day before they did have my table ready but organised one within a few minutes. Only one yum cha trolley available. Will return.

Wasabi Restaurant & Bar

Noosa Heads

marion dined on Sun, 21st Jan 2018 (9)

Lovely restaurant experience with my friend who had not been to wasabi before. Impeccable service. Divine cocktails and wine.

Periwinkle Restaurant

Peregian Beach

marion dined on Sun, 19th Nov 2017 (7)

Delicious food and wine. Relaxed atmosphere.

Camus Restaurant


marion dined on Sun, 24th Sep 2017 (8)

Lovely restaurant we had a great table near the pass watching the chefs. Food delicious and excellent service from our waiter. Friendly staff. Highly recommend the Turkish delight soufflé and chocolate plate for dessert.

Wasabi Restaurant & Bar

Noosa Heads

marion dined on Sun, 12th Feb 2017 (8)

Delicious meal, drinks and service unfortunately ruined by a loud obnoxious diner at a nearby table. Also a/c on a very hot day almost non existent. Hence we did not stay for dessert.



marion dined on Thu, 5th Jan 2017 (7)

Delicious variety of meals. Quite a few things suitable for vegetarians. Salads were very very lemony perhaps too much sumac?! A bit slow to bring the bill. Thank you Dimmi and Dunyazad for the 50% off😀

Smith & Daughters


marion dined on Fri, 16th Dec 2016 (6)

Nice vegetarian food but not outstanding. Extremely noisy and very difficult to have a conversation. Staff disappeared when we wanted to settle up the bill.

Transformer Fitzroy


marion dined on Sat, 6th Feb 2016 (7)

Delicious different vegetarian food. Would recommend to others. A bit loud . Good separation between tables though.

Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

Noosa Heads

marion dined on Thu, 5th Dec 2013 (7)

Lovely bright white space. Many tables for 2 lined up next to each other. Delicious food.

Wasabi Restaurant & Bar

Noosa Heads

marion dined on Thu, 7th Nov 2013 (9)

Beautiful food, lovely view over the water. Great unobtrusive service. Even my hubby not keen on sashimi liked it especially the fresh wasabi. Pricey but worth it.



marion dined on Wed, 26th Jun 2013 (6)

Waiter quite inexperienced we had to ask for things quite a few times and top up own wine.

Jolleys Boathouse


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

Lovely meal with excellent middle Easter. Inspired flavours. Good service and wine list ( especially local). Very enjoyable experience.

Pei Modern

Melbourne CBD

marion dined on Wed, 7th Nov 2012 (6)

disappointed. food quite nice but service annoying- waitress there and in your face when not trequired but not there when required such as refilling water, getting bill at end of night. wine by the glass very expenisive

Embassy XO

Sunshine Beach

marion dined on Tue, 30th Oct 2012 (8)

Ditzy waitress but other staff good- she didn't know if they had still water and didn't bother to check. Food outstanding. We had prawn and crab spring rolls, beef cheek and pork belly all delicious. There was good value "locals menu" 3 courses with glass of wine for $39


Melbourne CBD

marion dined on Tue, 9th Oct 2012 (6)

music too loud difficult to have conversation. tasty food

True South

Black Rock

marion dined on Tue, 18th Sep 2012 (7)

very meat oriented dining. the lamb shoulder was especially delicious. would like to see more authentic agentinian things on menu

Bistro Flor

Carlton North

marion dined on Tue, 26th Jun 2012 (5)

I was looking forward to bistro flor as it was of those places I drive past and always meant to visit. Early week booking so very quiet only 2 other tables. starters/snacks of spiced nuts and croquettes delicious. Mains of the special porchetta and lam were lukewarm so flavour not fabulous but waiter did deduct glass of wine off bill for this. 1 dessert of chocolate apple tart nice but not outstanding. Unfortunately I would not rush back here.



marion dined on Wed, 6th Jun 2012 (8)

I dined here with a friend and was a lovely meal of a shared plate of snacks- corn and cheese fritters that were so light and delicious, lamb bisteya savoury and sweet, sardines (not my fav but my friend loved them) served in their own little tin. For mains we had nose to tail pork which was different cuts cooked different ways, and cod with celeriac, potato and chirozo. Very quiet only 2 other tables- a shame because it is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant

Rice Queen


marion dined on Tue, 22nd May 2012 (3)

very disappointing. we went for the vege menu on tues had 4 courses- first appetiser celeriac soup quite nice, 2nd course was supposed to be brussel sprouts but was changed to broccolini (i was keen to have brussel sprouts but my dining companions were not so enthusiastic) to came with quinoa and pumpkin puree , main was jeruselam artichokes with couscous, 2 thin slices of apple, pecans and pomegranate seeds- the dish was very bland plain boiled couscous not inspiring & some of the artichokes too crunchy, dessert not bad coconut cream and mandarin. very small serves we went home hungry. staff seemed to disappear towards the end of the night took ages to clear dishes get water and out bill.

Terminus Hotel Fitzroy North

Clifton Hill

marion dined on Mon, 5th Dec 2011 (8)

went here for a bookclub christmas breakup and we are all pleasantly surprised. food delicious and very plentiful. no room for dessert after out ginormous main courses. waitress very nice and helpful

Mercato @ Daylesford


marion dined on Thu, 10th Nov 2011 (9)

lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly not pretentious wait staff, delicious food all round excellent.... definitely recommend

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