Damien Keddie

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Les Bistronomes


Damien dined on Sat, 11th May 2019 (10)

Delicious French cuisine with quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Complemented by an excellent wine selection. A quality restaurant we keep returning to.


Red Hill

Damien dined on Fri, 25th Jan 2019 (9)

4 course degustation was the perfect size with wonderful flavour s and paired wines were ideal.



Damien dined on Sat, 19th Jan 2019 (8)

Our local Indian and I found the Thali meal was very authentic with a range of delicious flavours in the small dishes.

Indian Affair


Damien dined on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 (7)

Pleasant local Indian restaurant that has been around for years

Tipsy Bull


Damien dined on Sat, 27th Jan 2018 (8)

Best gin list in town and can be served deconstructed with tonic, ice and garnish so you can enjoy in how you prefer. Service was very attentive and knowledgeable. We selected several of the tapas dishes which were all very tasty, but we would have enjoyed them more if they were brought out closer together. The cold dishes were obviously served first, but they could have been held back until the hot dishes were ready.



Damien dined on Sat, 20th Jan 2018 (8)

Nice casual setting and delicious food. Cooking your own food over the coals is a fun option for groups or families.

Beer DeLuxe Sydney

Sydney CBD

Damien dined on Thu, 4th Jan 2018 (8)

Food is mainly pub grub but decent quality and the daily specials are good value. Small but reasonable range of craft beer in a nice setting on Darling Harbour

Endeavour Tap Rooms Sydney

Sydney CBD

Damien dined on Wed, 3rd Jan 2018 (10)

Beautifully restored building with lovely separate rooms so you can have your own space. Food was top quality, especially my steak, and the craft beers on tap were excellent.

Toros Tapas & Bar

Darling Harbour

Damien dined on Tue, 2nd Jan 2018 (6)

Great location and attentive service but food quality was poor. This restaurant ‘s focus is on tourists rather than culinary excellence.

Seven by the Lake


Damien dined on Fri, 22nd Dec 2017 (8)

Better range of dishes than a standard Indian restaurant and an enjoyable setting, especially outside on a warm evening.

Bicicletta Restaurant


Damien dined on Fri, 19th May 2017 (8)

Great atmosphere and some genuine Italian-style meals. A favourite of mine in a nice location.

La Camera Southgate


Damien dined on Sat, 8th Apr 2017 (9)

Some of the best calamari we have ever had and Frederica was excellent helping our daughter selecting her dessert.

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

Damien dined on Fri, 7th Apr 2017 (8)

Great beer list and nice burgers but a little expensive. Very busy and loud on a Friday night as you would expect.

Indian Accent Canberra


Damien dined on Sat, 25th Mar 2017 (10)

Delicious Indian food in a high quality setting. The degustation was a perfect mix of dishes and good value.

Les Bistronomes


Damien dined on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 (9)

Mains to share are a great option and the unique ash-crusted duck a l'orange was delicious. Wonderful service with friendly and professional bi-lingual staff.



Damien dined on Fri, 3rd Mar 2017 (8)

Nice Thai food with a pretty good range on the menu. Including dishes for kids. The lamb cutlets in Penang curry were excellent.

The Boat House


Damien dined on Sat, 18th Feb 2017 (10)

Fantastic views and a delicious four course meal.

Saffron Kingston


Damien dined on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 (7)

Nice spot for a middle-eastern meal with a group of friends



Damien dined on Sat, 17th Dec 2016 (8)

Good to see some modern Chinese dishes rather than just the same tired old offerings. Great flavours and top quality presentation.



Damien dined on Fri, 30th Sep 2016 (8)

Excellent selection of Indian dishes that are not the standard fare. Food was prepared and presented well, was delicious and portion sizes were perfect. The range of food in the menu will keep us coming back.

Courgette Restaurant


Damien dined on Sat, 24th Sep 2016 (9)

Service was excellent from start to finish, including adjusting meals for lactose intolerance. Delicious food and wine well presented for a very enjoyable evening.

Ostani Bar


Damien dined on Fri, 29th Jul 2016 (7)

Nice and decent quality casual food, but very busy and noisy with the after work crowd on a Friday night. Great if you are part of that group, but not good if you are not.



Damien dined on Sat, 2nd Jul 2016 (8)

Nice fresh food with great flavour. Service was friendly and prompt. Delicious standard Thai restaurant.

117 Dining

Sydney CBD

Damien dined on Sat, 9th Apr 2016 (8)

Fantastic service, discussed the creativity behind the food and drinks, and delicious meals to go with it. The atmosphere could be improved, especially at the entrance where it is segregated from another restaurant in the hotel by a curtain. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.



Damien dined on Thu, 18th Feb 2016 (6)

Food was OK - too much sauce on both meals, although home made pasta was very nice.

Saffron Kingston


Damien dined on Sat, 16th Jan 2016 (8)

Delicious Turkish food with great service.

Harem Turkish Restaurant


Damien dined on Sat, 9th Jan 2016 (7)

Very tasty Turkish cuisine - I had bread with red capsicum dip and a mixed grill and it was all delicious.



Damien dined on Fri, 8th Jan 2016 (9)

Great share plates and quick service. Food was fantastic.

Blu Ginger


Damien dined on Wed, 16th Dec 2015 (8)

Food was great - from a well balanced menu with enough selections, but not too many.i had a tandoori chicken entree and lamb curry for the main, both of which I really enjoyed. Portions were generous and my only problem was that I ate a little more than I needed to. Decor is a little plain and the building drives some of that with the huge concrete pillars middle. This was my second visit so is worth coming back to.



Damien dined on Wed, 9th Dec 2015 (6)

Fairly limited menu selection, but the steak I had was tasty and well cooked, although a little small. The main problem is that the restaurant is over priced for what you get. It is a pretty basic hotel restaurant, with seating in the same area as the breakfast area, with nothing to make it a venue to recommend.

Le Rendezvous


Damien dined on Tue, 8th Dec 2015 (7)

Food was enjoyable but took w while to be served due to some large groups eating at the same time. Located inside a shopping arcade, seating options are inside the restaurant proper or out in the middle of the arcade - the latter being more suitable for groups.

Torba Restaurant and Lounge

South Bank

Damien dined on Sun, 6th Dec 2015 (9)

Nice to have a different style of food and the Eastern European selections were delicious, even for those who are not particularly adventurous.

Bicicletta Restaurant


Damien dined on Mon, 26th Oct 2015 (9)

Nice selection of Italian wines to match the food

BLVD Restaurant

Springfield Lakes

Damien dined on Sat, 17th Oct 2015 (8)

Pulled pork is fantastic!

Summit (Brisbane)


Damien dined on Sun, 4th Oct 2015 (8)

Fantastic views and atmosphere, especially on a bright sunny day. Food was enjoyable although selection was limited, with a decent wine list.

La Dolce Vita Restaurant


Damien dined on Sat, 8th Aug 2015 (8)

Nice atmosphere and good food, but service was patchy with some clearly inexperienced staff.

Mood Food & Co


Damien dined on Wed, 15th Jul 2015 (9)

Interesting meals with quality ingredients. Very enjoyable.

The Euro

Brisbane CBD

Damien dined on Sat, 6th Jun 2015 (8)

Good menu and wine list - I especially enjoyed the duck and the selection of European wines. The bar was also a goof spot for a pre or post dinner drink with a good selection of top shelf spirits.

Four Winds Revolving Restaurant - Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise

Damien dined on Fri, 3rd Apr 2015 (8)

Nice seafood buffet along with a good mix of Asian dishes. Wine list is limited but service was very prompt and friendly. Fantastic views and the rotating concept lets you enjoy all around the Gold Coast. The early sitting is best if you want to see the sights clearly.

Summit (Brisbane)


Damien dined on Sun, 22nd Mar 2015 (8)

Service was poor to start but the manager corrected that quickly. We enjoyed a delicious tasting degustation in a delightful setting. The views were fantastic even in the rain.

Reserve (Milton)


Damien dined on Fri, 20th Feb 2015 (10)

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Reserve for our wedding anniversary. The service was exemplary – maitre d’hôte was very professional as well as friendly, and the wine waiter was engaging with his commentary on the wines. We had the six course degustation and found every dish delicious with the wines complementing the food nicely. Great to see a quality fine dining option in Brisbane.


Brisbane CBD

Damien dined on Sun, 30th Nov 2014 (9)

Great buffet, especially the seafood selection. Unlimited sparkling wine was included which was good value, although I was hoping for champagne rather than an Australian sparkling. We went for Sunday lunch and it was very busy, but the service and the buffet re-stocking kept up with the crowd. This and Prive 249 are really nice restaurants in the Sofitel which we will return to and I have recommended to friends.

Prive 249

Brisbane CBD

Damien dined on Fri, 26th Sep 2014 (9)

We had the 6 course degustation without the matched wines, because some of the matched wines didn't appeal to us. Each dish was a wonderful experience and had at least two stages of appealing to the senses and maximised the use of different senses. The pork belly was my favourite, while my wife really enjoyed the wagyu beef. Great service on a fairly quiet night to complement a terrific experience.

Ochre Restaurant


Damien dined on Tue, 9th Sep 2014 (9)

Australian game platter was superb!

Birdcage Restaurant


Damien dined on Fri, 27th Jun 2014 (9)

Fantastic service, nice setting and great Asian food that is better than the normal fare of this style.

Bicicletta Restaurant


Damien dined on Mon, 26th May 2014 (9)

Great service and a delicious lamb paperdelle. I was dining in my own but it would be suitable for families or groups of friends. Noisy busy atmosphere but very enjoyable. Good location in the Diamint Hotel, among other bars and restaurants.

The Pepper Lounge


Damien dined on Sat, 24th May 2014 (8)

Nice quiet setting and good range of cocktails and food. My Beef Wellington was perfect, but my wife would have liked the skin on the Pork Belly to be a bit ore crispy. Portion sizes were generous.

Albert River Wines Restaurant


Damien dined on Sun, 11th May 2014 (8)

Beautiful setting and nice food. Was a little busy on Mothers Day so service was a little slow, but an enjoyable experience overall.

Black Angus Bar & Grill

Sanctuary Cove

Damien dined on Sat, 24th Aug 2013 (9)

Top quality steak, cooked to perfection and an excellent wine list.

Amanda's on the Edge


Damien dined on Sat, 18th Feb 2012 (9)

Great atmosphere and views to match the wonderful food. Wine list is not quite up to the same standard as the food.

Boca Argentinean Grill


Damien dined on Tue, 3rd Jan 2012 (8)

Delicious meat platters, although portions could be a little larger. Enjoyable atmosphere and nice list of Argentinian wines even though our first choice was unavailable. Will definitely return.



Damien dined on Mon, 2nd Jan 2012 (8)

Tasty Indian curries with a couple of styles that I hadn't seen before. Good value.

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