Michael

Michael Clark

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Gowings Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Michael dined on Sun, 30th Jun 2019 (10)

Fabulous as always, service is outstanding.

Gowings Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Michael dined on Sat, 22nd Jun 2019 (10)

Consistently delivers fabulous food and service. Hotel dining at its best, restaurant dining at its best!

Gowings Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Michael dined on Sun, 9th Jun 2019 (10)

Fabulous service from Sam, Francesca and the team along with beautifully prepared fresh seafood and beef. Drop by the funky bar and listen to the great sounds of a cool DJ on the weekends and treat yourself to a cocktail or two from the friendliest team in town.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 2nd Jun 2019 (10)

Absolutely fabulous! Best roast chicken ever! Fantastic service from Nic and the team.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 12th May 2019 (10)

As always fabulous! You will not get better service or food for a local pub. Best chook in Sydney!

Gowings Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

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

Superb as always ! Service is second to none. This restaurant and bar is exactly what five star hotel dining should be about. Perfecto.

Capitol Bar & Grill

Canberra

Michael dined on Sun, 21st Apr 2019 (10)

Another perfect dinner. Wonderful service from the delightful Anya. We ate twice over the Easter weekend and the food was excellent.

Sage Dining Rooms

Braddon

Michael dined on Fri, 19th Apr 2019 (10)

Warm professional service combined with beautifully prepared produce made for a wonderful evening. Freshly shucked plump Sydney rocks then to shaved pickled calamari and lightly seared tuna belly all perfectly prepared for starters. Followed by King George Whiting and Spinach Gnudi for mains again ever so tasty and expertly prepared. The menu also has a great selection of beef, lamb and poultry which we will try on our next visit as on this trip was on Good Friday. A well put together wine list with good local offerings. A restaurant that is definitely worth a visit. A really nice surprise is the snacks that the chef prepares from a stunning amuse bouchée to a yummy pre desert selection all complimentary.

Capitol Bar & Grill

Canberra

Michael dined on Thu, 18th Apr 2019 (9)

Great food from freshly shucked oysters to a wonderful antipasti plate served with a tasty basket of house baked breads for starters. Then to superbly cooked snapper fillets all delicious. A comprehensive wine list with some great Pinot’s. Our waitress was absolutely delightful friendly , professional and knowledgeable about the food and wine. There was a mix up with our account when leaving which was not handled very well. But was quickly rectified by the reception team. Look forward to dining again tonight.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 7th Apr 2019 (10)

You can’t go wrong no matter what you choose. And most of all best pub service in Sydney. Thank you James, Nick and the lovely Greta.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 17th Mar 2019 (10)

What every neighbourhood needs a Merivale pub with super food and service and it won’t break the bank.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 10th Mar 2019 (10)

Fabulous the best chook in Sydney

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 3rd Mar 2019 (10)

Superb as always best pub food in Sydney. Restaurant quality food and service. Exactly what you expect from Merivale.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 24th Feb 2019 (10)

Another memorable meal, superb chicken and seafood. Every neighbourhood needs a pub like this. Special thanks to warm super friendly team thanks James, Jack and Nick!

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 17th Feb 2019 (10)

Fabulous food with warm friendly service once you have been you will visit again and again. Chicken is to die for along with the expertly prepared seafood. Big shout out to Nick he is a wonderful host who really cares about his guests.

Felix

Sydney

Michael dined on Sat, 16th Feb 2019 (10)

The perfect French Bistro for all occasions. What else do you expect it’s a Merivale restaurant. Perfect !

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 10th Feb 2019 (10)

Every suburb needs or better still deserves a pub with a restaurant like this. Value for money, delicious food and fantastic service.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Mon, 28th Jan 2019 (10)

Love the food and the service. Great for sharing and always consistent. The chook is must have and also the delicious seafood and I won’t break the bank.

Lucio's Italian Restaurant

Paddington

Michael dined on Sat, 26th Jan 2019 (10)

As always never disappoints. Beautifully prepared and presented Italian food with probably the most knowledgeable and personable service in Sydney. No wonder it has been around for decades and continually receives rave reviews and accolades.

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 9th Dec 2018 (10)

Great food that is ideal for sharing and the service is always warm and freindly. No better chicken in town and the seafood is always fresh and expertly prepared. Love that it is open all day, ideal for a long leisurely lunch. Thanks Nick for the great service and the laughs.

Felix

Sydney

Michael dined on Sun, 4th Nov 2018 (10)

Always delivers this remains one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney.

Lucio's Italian Restaurant

Paddington

Michael dined on Sat, 27th Oct 2018 (10)

Exceptional, gets better with age! Professional warm welcoming service combined with expertly prepared Italian food makes for a very memorable dinner or lunch. As always we cannot wait to return Thank you Lucio and family.

The Fish Shop

Potts Point

Michael dined on Sun, 16th Sep 2018 (9)

Super fresh seafood cooked perfectly. Not cheap but definitely worth it for the quality. Love the opening hours and the casual atmosphere.

Felix

Sydney

Michael dined on Sun, 26th Aug 2018 (10)

Never fails, beautifully prepared food combined with warm welcoming service. You can’t go wrong at a Merivale Restaurant!

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 5th Aug 2018 (10)

Another great visit spectacular grilled squid and as always the world famous Roast Chicken along with some of the friendliest service in town from mine host Nicci and you have the perfect Sunday late lunch.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar

Leichhardt

Michael dined on Sat, 28th Jul 2018 (10)

A large busy Italian restaurant that consistently delivers superb freshly prepared produce that is handled with care along with warm welcoming service. Think freshly shucked oysters , charcoal grilled local squid and octopus, house made pasta and wood fire pizza and that’s just starters. Main courses of are also expertly prepared and generous and make sure you leave room for dessert this a family owned and run restaurant and the owners and the staff make you feel like you are part of the family!

The Paddington

Paddington

Michael dined on Sun, 22nd Jul 2018 (10)

A pub that everyone would love to have as their local. Service staff and managers are the most friendly welcoming folk you will find. Combine that with some of the best pub restaurant food you will find in Sydney. Go for the chicken , go for the fish of the day or the beef you won’t go wrong whatever you choose. Large serves that are meant for sharing so ideal for families and groups. We all need a Merivale pub in our superb!

Felix

Sydney

Michael dined on Sun, 15th Jul 2018 (10)

Fantastic French bistro that keeps getting better. We have been visiting this restaurant for many years and the service is always amazing. A real Parisian gem in the laneways of Sydney.

Cho Cho San

Potts Point

Michael dined on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 (9)

A must do if you love modern Japanese food. Service outstanding my only negative is that it is noisy. Would that keep me away no.

Aubergine Restaurant

Griffith

Michael dined on Sat, 9th Jun 2018 (9)

Superbly crafted food where every course is a culinary delight. Great wine list with good choices by the glass, carafe and bottle. Staff knowledgeable and welcoming. Sorry to say that the “manager” on the night we visited forgot his manners and spoilt a wonderful dinner.

Felix

Sydney

Michael dined on Sat, 19th May 2018 (10)

The best French restaurant in Sydney!! Situated in a lane way off George St this Parisian styled bistro serves the classics along with modern French dishes. All expertly prepared using the best produce available, as you would expect from a Merivale restaurant. Outstanding wine list and warm welcoming service make this a place you will want visit again and again. Do try the freshly shucked oysters, garlic prawns provencale, steak tartare, any of the wonderfully prepared fish or beef dishes and the profiteroles are to die for.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar

Leichhardt

Michael dined on Sat, 21st Apr 2018 (10)

Large bustling retaurant with delicious Italian food. Large wood fired oven that not only turns out some of the best pizza in Sydney but also cooks some wonderful seafood like roasted Barramundi, local baby calamari and octopus. And of course the house made pasta is cooked to perfection. Service is always warm and friendly by the time you leave you feel like you are part of the family.

Felix

Sydney

Michael dined on Sun, 1st Apr 2018 (10)

Keeps getting better with age. Classic French bistro fare with a modern touch. As all always expertly prepared food pared with warm, knowledge service. What you expect from a Merivale restaurant.

Fratelli & Co.

Concord

Michael dined on Sat, 24th Mar 2018 (5)

Busy neighbourhood Italian.

Hotel Centennial

Woollahra

Michael dined on Sat, 23rd Dec 2017 (10)

We loved the new menu and the service has definitely stepped up a notch. This beautiful dinning room now has food and service to match. As we have come to expect from the Merivale group.

Mode Kitchen & Bar

Sydney CBD

Michael dined on Sun, 1st Oct 2017 (10)

Great fresh seafood and warm friendly service made for a most enjoyable dinner.

Kensington Street Social

Chippendale

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

Sit at the counter and watch your food being prepared.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Sat, 19th Aug 2017 (10)

We have been visiting this restaurant for many years and are never disappointed. Seasonal produce expertly prepared and served by warm friendly wait staff makes this a great bistro. What every neighbourhood needs!

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Michael dined on Sat, 27th May 2017 (8)

Interesting menu, quality food with good service exactly what you want from a neighbourhood osteria.

Ester

Chippendale

Michael dined on Sun, 21st May 2017 (9)

Interesting beautifully prepared food which is perfect for sharing. Warm, friendly and knowledgable service. Bravo.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Sat, 25th Feb 2017 (10)

The food and service were first class. The freshest ingredients treated with respect and beautifully prepared. Warm, friendly, knowledgeable service.

One Ford Street

Balmain

Michael dined on Fri, 23rd Sep 2016 (8)

Good local osteria.

One Ford Street

Balmain

Michael dined on Fri, 16th Sep 2016 (10)

Fantastic neighbourhood trattoria. Super friendly,knowledgable and warm service. The food a excellent and interesting selection of well prepared Italian dishes. We opted for the chefs selection and it was faultless. Kingfish carpaccio, salmon crostini and heirloom tomato salad followed by macaroni with slow cooked beef cheek and blue eyed trevalla with pipes in a superb shellfish broth. And lastly a sublime deconstructed cheesecake. Perfecto!

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Sat, 10th Sep 2016 (8)

Food on last couple of visits not quite as good as previously.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Sat, 27th Aug 2016 (9)

A pub we wish we all had as our local. Good to see the restaurant is back to its best.

LuMi Bar & Dining

Pyrmont

Michael dined on Sun, 21st Aug 2016 (10)

Superb as always! A restaurant for those who love to have a dining experience, innovative food beautifully presented and served by a knowledgable team of waiters and chefs who make you feel welcome and special from the time you arrive until you leave. Bravo Fredrerico and Michela!

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Sun, 14th Aug 2016 (10)

Another fabulous lunch! Great food and service as always.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Sat, 6th Aug 2016 (10)

Consistently great! Service always warm and welcoming. Excellent bistro fare using the freshest produce available that is tasty and beautifully prepared. Great value considering the quality of the product and service. Perfect for a long Sunday lunch or anytime.

Criniti's Parramatta

Parramatta

Michael dined on Sun, 29th May 2016 (6)

Big serves, big menu and big restaurant.

Ombretta

Glebe

Michael dined on Sat, 21st May 2016 (8)

A great local trattoria worth a visit.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Fri, 20th May 2016 (10)

Always good. Consistently delivers great food teamed with warm friendly service.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Sat, 30th Apr 2016 (10)

Absolutely fabulous, great service teamed with consistently good food expertly prepared from some of the best produce.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Sat, 16th Apr 2016 (10)

Perfect as always. Delicious well prepared food teamed with friendly service.

LuMi Bar & Dining

Pyrmont

Michael dined on Sun, 27th Mar 2016 (10)

Seriously good food expertly prepared and presented. Degustation dining at its best. Japenese influenced Italian food prepared by master chef Frederico along with a fabulous wine list and caring informative service thanks to the super talented Michela. Can,t wait for our next visit.

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe

Michael dined on Fri, 25th Mar 2016 (10)

Fantastic bistro with delicious modern Australin food and friendly welcoming staff. Comprehensive wine list full of good value local and international wines. This a local landmark and definitely worth a visit

LuMi Bar & Dining

Pyrmont

Michael dined on Sun, 28th Feb 2016 (10)

A must do if you love expertly crated food along with beautiful harbour views and exceptional service. The eight course degustation menu is Italian with a Japenese twist that uses the freshest produce presented to the table by the Chef who prepares the dish. The staff led by the wonderful Michala are very welcoming and informative. Can't wait to go back!

LuMi Bar & Dining

Pyrmont

Michael dined on Sun, 18th Oct 2015 (10)

Fantastic food and service. We had the 8 course degustation menu which was stunning. It was really difficult to pick a favourite course from the beautifully presented innovative menu. The service is warm friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable. What a way to spend a lazy Sunday lunch 😎

The Tilbury Hotel

Woolloomooloo

Michael dined on Sat, 26th Sep 2015 (6)

Not as good as it use to be.

Ajò at The Welcome Hotel

Rozelle

Michael dined on Fri, 25th Sep 2015 (8)

Not as good as we expected. Recent reviews have been glowing fell short tonight from what we expect of a one hat restaurant. Still worth a visit the mulloway and pork mains were good.

Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room

Sydney CBD

Michael dined on Sat, 25th Jul 2015 (9)

Great food and service. The lamb ragout with gnocchi and truffle was a knock out dish and my partners pork cutlet was grilled to perfection. Service was friendly attentive and welcoming. Extensive wine list with something for all palates and budgets. Will definitely visit again.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar

Leichhardt

Michael dined on Sat, 13th Jun 2015 (10)

A large restaurant that is buzzing with great Italian food and warm friendly service makes for a great night out. Mine host Charlie makes sure that everyone feels welcome and special.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar

Leichhardt

Michael dined on Sat, 6th Jun 2015 (9)

Super fresh seafood with warm friendly service makes for a memorable night. Highly recommend !

Vincent French Dining Room & Bar

Woollahra

Michael dined on Sun, 17th May 2015 (9)

Beautifully prepared food with warm friendly service. fantastic welcome and caring service from the restaurant manager !

Vincent French Dining Room & Bar

Woollahra

Michael dined on Sun, 10th May 2015 (9)

Great food and service. Loved the spatchcock, ocean tout and gnocchi with pork. Also the baked quince and the apple galette are top notch. Add to that a well put together wine list with some yummy French wines and you have a good French bistro !

One Penny Red

Summer Hill

Michael dined on Sat, 2nd May 2015 (9)

Great local restaurant with a fantastic wine list and great food.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Sat, 21st Feb 2015 (10)

Go you won't be disappointed very good pub restaurant food with freIndly professional service. This is pub dinning at it's best beautifully prepared food, a small but well thought out wine list all served in a room with so much character.

Vanitas - Palazzo Versace

Main Beach

Michael dined on Fri, 24th Oct 2014 (10)

Fantastic food, knowledgeable service and beautiful surroundings make for a first class dining experience. We have dined here a number of times over the past few years when visiting Main Beach and I must say the restaurant has always been very good but now it is at its best. The food is now modern exciting and very well executed. The service led by the new team of Matthew and Cyril is first class. This is the ultimate special occasion place, try for a table on the window next to the Versace blue pool.

Vie - Palazzo Versace

Main Beach

Michael dined on Thu, 23rd Oct 2014 (9)

Smart restaurant on the boardwalk with great water views. Service was super friendly from mine host Pasquale. The food was good but I thought the menu was limited in choices and not as good as previous visits. Bring back the burrata, pasta and more fresh seafood. Definitely still worth a visit.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Fri, 3rd Oct 2014 (10)

As always fabulous food and warm welcoming service.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Sat, 27th Sep 2014 (10)

As always excellent food and service !

Lucio's Italian Restaurant

Paddington

Michael dined on Tue, 19th Aug 2014 (10)

Superbo! Another fantastic dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Service, food and wine all first class. We ate beautifully prepared house made pasta, venison carpaccio, grilled Yamba Bay prawns with cannellinini beans and grilled Mahi mahi in the most delicate calamari broth. Belissimo ! Expert service overseen by probably the most warm and freindly host in town Lucio. Can't wait to visit again soon.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Sat, 16th Aug 2014 (10)

Consistently good, never fails to impress. Every suburb needs a pub restaurant like this !

Lucio's Italian Restaurant

Paddington

Michael dined on Sat, 21st Jun 2014 (10)

Perfecto ! From a lovely warm welcome from mine host Lucio to some exceptional food and service this restaurant has it all. Beautifully crafted house made pasta and fresh local produce cooked to perfection. We will return.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Michael dined on Fri, 20th Jun 2014 (10)

Fantastic as always. Great food, wine and super freindly service from the team ! Start with a selection of antipasti and then graze on one of the superb house made pastas and you will not go wrong.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Wed, 11th Jun 2014 (10)

Superb as always ! Definitely one of our favourite restaurants. Consistently good food and friendly professional service.

3 Weeds Restaurant

Rozelle

Michael dined on Sat, 7th Jun 2014 (9)

Super restaurant in a busy Balmain Hotel. Well crafted food with warm friendly service. Highlights were the beef tartare, fortina and truffle tortellini in a beautiful mushroom consommé and a superb deconstructed cherry and pistachio crumble. Add to that a well put together selection of wines and friendly informed wait staff and you have a great nighbourhood restaurant that is worth visiting.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Fri, 30th May 2014 (10)

Fantastic as always made super sweet by the current Dimmi promo of 50% discount on food. Full price, half price the food is always superb.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Fri, 14th Mar 2014 (10)

Superb food, great service and very good value. If you live in the Balmain region and have not dined in this restaurant you need to go.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Michael dined on Sun, 2nd Mar 2014 (10)

Absolutely fabulous ! Another memorable meal this place is a real neighbourhood gem. Great Italian food with some of the friendliest service in town. We ate some simple but superb antipasto of thinly sliced prosciutto served with house made focaccia and stuffed zucchini with a beef ragu. Followed by a calamari and pea risotto and baked Mulloway with a cauliflower purée and braised wit loaf with olives, superb.

The Riverview Hotel

Balmain

Michael dined on Thu, 13th Feb 2014 (10)

Fantastic venue, food and service. The locals are so lucky to have this place. We dined on stuffed zucchini flowers, bream carpaccio, pork pie and barramundi all superb ! With some great service to match the first class food.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Michael dined on Mon, 27th Jan 2014 (10)

Fabulous,fabulous,fabulous ! Once again another superb meal. From the antipasto to the house made pasta with amatriciana sauce and the perfectly cooked swordfish with a fennel, olive and orange salad all perfect. And as always the service is friendly and welcoming led by the lovely Zan on Monday.

Popolo

Rushcutters Bay

Michael dined on Sun, 19th Jan 2014 (9)

Very good neighborhood Italian. Extensive Italian wine list and interesting menu combined with friendly service at a reasonable price. We will be back again.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Michael dined on Sun, 12th Jan 2014 (10)

Another fantastic dinner ! Thanks to Zan and team for great service, food and wine.. See you again soon.

Vie - Palazzo Versace

Main Beach

Michael dined on Sat, 26th Oct 2013 (10)

Fantastic service and food matched with a beautiful view.

Vanitas - Palazzo Versace

Main Beach

Michael dined on Thu, 24th Oct 2013 (10)

Absolutely fabulous ! Degustation menu superb and fantastic service from the restaurant manager Michael. Well worth a visit.

Baccomatto Osteria

Surry Hills

Michael dined on Sun, 22nd Sep 2013 (10)

Super find we will defiantly be back ! Great food and service.

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