Matt R

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Tandoori Palace


Matt dined on Wed, 15th May 2019 (6)

We dined at Tandoori Palace last night and it was a bit of a mixed experience. Maybe it was the night or time but the place lacked atmosphere (there was only 2 other people in the place, no music and they put us in the window to generate business as we had a discount). The food was quite good but I've definitely had better Indian (especially from my Indian relatives). The service was fine but the waitress seemed a bit sad (or maybe just shy). Honestly I was expecting more and probably won't be back, which is a pity as the food was quite good.

Neko Darlinghurst


Matt dined on Thu, 9th May 2019 (7)

We went to this lovely Japanese restaurant last night! The service was great and made us feel at home and the atmosphere was quite good too. We both enjoyed the food and it was great value for money. Definitely worth checking out if you want some Japanese in the area.

Italo House @ Mad Pizza Bondi


Matt dined on Sat, 4th May 2019 (9)

We had a delightful Saturday night date here with amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic service. We got the prosciutto and rucola pizza and the amazing home made lasagne, which were both incredible! A very enjoyable experience on a Saturday night in Bondi.

Vizio Caffe e Cucina


Matt dined on Mon, 29th Apr 2019 (8)

This Italian restaurant is an amazing gem of a place! The staff are so friendly and the service was great. It also has a lovely atmosphere and apart from some jolly Happy Birthday singing it was a great place for an intimate date. The food was very delicious with great flavours and presented very well. The portion sizes are definitely on the smaller side especially for the price but we enjoyed both the dishes we had very much! I highly recommend this place and I'll sure we will be back soon as well.


Surry Hills

Matt dined on Tue, 16th Apr 2019 (8)

My girlfriend and I had a lovely night at SaltVine - it is a great venue in Surry Hills and quality service and fantastic food. My girlfriend is a bit of a Middle Eastern food lover, so she wasn't impressed by the hummus (it was OK but she has tasted better ones) but the pumpkin, lamb and cauliflower we had both of us enjoyed a lot! Being tapas the portions are a little smaller than I expected for the price but I really enjoyed the experience!



Matt dined on Sat, 13th Apr 2019 (7)

I must preface my comments with the fact I am not a vegetarian and my girlfriend who enjoys plant based food isn't really either but we decided to try something different. It is a lovely little place on the main street of Newtown with quite well done interior design and an enjoyable vibe. As a meat eater I was suitably impressed by the range of options I wanted to try out at a good price. I ended up getting the mission impossible vegie burger, which was epic and my girlfriend got one of the poke bowls, which she really enjoyed! Personally I would prefer a bit of meat but it was an enjoyable food experience. The service was quite good on a busy night and we will probably be back sometime in the future.

Franita’s Pizza Pasta & Schnitzel


Matt dined on Wed, 10th Apr 2019 (8)

This neighbourhood gem just moved into its current Botany location recently and it is already a local favourite! It is more a family/group friendly venue than a fine dining/date venue but the food is fantastic especially for the price. I had a beautiful chicken schnitzel with some lovely toppings plus a side of steamed veggies. It was really enjoyable and my girlfriend had one of the pastas, which she enjoyed. The place was a bit noisy when we first arrived due to 2 large groups but it is a family venue, so that is to be expected but it quietened down as the night progressed. The service was good without being exceptional and I really enjoyed my time. Definitely a must if you like a good schnitzel!



Matt dined on Thu, 4th Apr 2019 (8)

We had a great night out at Vitaly! The service was quite good and the food was very tasty with good portion sizes. We shared a pasta dish and a pizza and there was plenty for both of us and it tasted great! It wasn't overly fancy but a great local venue for a night out with friends and family.

Alegrias Spanish Tapas


Matt dined on Thu, 28th Mar 2019 (7)

We got stuck in a horrific traffic jam coming out of the city (it took 50 mins from Darling Harbour to Balmain!!!), so we got there quite late for our booking but thankfully they accepted us. The food was good - we had the zucchini flowers, chorizo and lamb shanks, which were all beautifully cooked and quite tasty. Service wise the staff were friendly and helpful but they just seemed understaffed, so they were constantly running around and some people including ourselves had trouble asking for things. Overall a good experience and probably would come back again because there was a lot of options on the menu I would love to try!

Meat District Co.

Darling Harbour

Matt dined on Sat, 16th Mar 2019 (7)

Quite good first experience on what was a very rainy night. Our table wasn't the best (not very private and near the stairs) but overall it was OK. The food was very tasty (we had the lamb hook) plus some salad and veggies. Really enjoyed the meal and the service was good.

Bellucci Cucina

Sydney CBD

Matt dined on Thu, 21st Feb 2019 (9)

It was my first time to Bellucci Cucina and it was a fantastic experience! The service was great and the food was very tasty as well as being well priced. The open air feel to it was quite good as well despite having cover as it was a rainy day. It is definitely a place I would look forward to coming back to in the future.

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