Andre Fransen

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Indian Palace


Andre dined on Sat, 9th Jun 2018 (10)

WOW! Food was amazing. Unique to Indian as well as the usual. Generous portions with repeat serves of free poppadoms. We had 2 entrees 1 main and 2 bowls of rice (Coconut and lemon), just enough for both of us and delicious. Can't wait for next meal!

Manhattan Restaurant & Bar


Andre dined on Sat, 19th May 2018 (9)

Tasty nice size meals. Bacon, potato and leek soup with garlic bread side was to die for. Could be meal on its own.

Hearth Pizza & Small Plates

Battery Point

Andre dined on Thu, 26th Apr 2018 (10)

Hearth is situated in a beautiful old home. The menu consists of small plates (not tapas) that are very unusual and delicious. Pizzas and mains (we had one of each) were delicious. We had the deconstructed cheesecake for sweets between us. It was delightful. Well worth a visit if you are going to Hobart.


Melbourne CBD

Andre dined on Sat, 14th Apr 2018 (9)

I would regard this establishment as a genuine FINE dining experience, delicious food, impeccable service and expensive. That said, the food was soooo amazing that we will definitely return.


Mount Waverley

Andre dined on Sat, 10th Feb 2018 (8)

Steel chairs very hard. Ask for or bring a cushion. We had Dimmy’s 50% discount and servings were still identical to all others.

Gemma Simply Italian


Andre dined on Wed, 22nd Nov 2017 (10)

Wednesday night pizzas are $14.90 and they are simply delicious. On some other night there is a 50% discount with Dimmi's reservations.

Shalimar Indian Restaurant

Brighton North

Andre dined on Wed, 18th Oct 2017 (10)

Indian food at it's best. There is a Tandoori Oven visible from the dining area. Garlic Naan is a must. Rice exceptionally fluffy.

Rocksalt Cafe


Andre dined on Sat, 7th Oct 2017 (9)

We ordered a Porterhouse special each. Very tender and we asked for mash and vegs. instead of salad and chips. No problem. Good service. Friends had Barramundi with vegs. They were pleased as well.

Il Forno Restaurant


Andre dined on Thu, 5th Oct 2017 (10)

Second time in a week. Cannot fault anything.

Il Forno Restaurant


Andre dined on Sat, 30th Sep 2017 (9)

This is a family run Italian restaurant. The menu has some unique dishes. We had the white-bait as a starter which was made into a ball and deep fried served on a base of pistachio creme. It was very delicious. Followed by a pizza with white potatoes, onions gorgonzola cheese and rosemary. Yum. then main was a pasta dish with swordfish and lots of other things. Yum x 2. We will certainly come here again.

The Grand Dining Room


Andre dined on Thu, 13th Jul 2017 (9)

Fine dining at its best. Attention to details by the wait staff is impeccable. We all had different dishes and the taste sensations for all of us was fantastic

Spring and Summer

St Kilda

Andre dined on Sun, 30th Apr 2017 (10)

The three of us had the "Feed Me Menu" (Degustation of Asian Fusion) 3 Entrees 4 Mains 2 Sides 1 Desert Apart from the rice, none of us had even remotely tasted anything like these dishes. Unanimous approval. Yummmm.


Carlton North

Andre dined on Sun, 2nd Apr 2017 (10)

Sometimes one wonders why a restaurant/bar is TOTALLY not booked out. This place is MAGNIFICENT! We had a pizza and a marinated chicken/beetroot/pear salad. Both were delicious and reasonably priced. It is a new restaurant and is clean, neat, tidy and has impeccably restrooms. Service went beyond any expectations. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.


Melbourne CBD

Andre dined on Thu, 2nd Mar 2017 (8)

German band at 7.00 pm was a great unexpected bonus. Serves were HUGE and tasty. We asked for Vegs & Mash instead of salad & chips. No problems. The menu had a lot of pork dishes on it making it somewhat more difficult for those not eating it.

Indii of Brighton


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

For once, different Indian food. Huge menu with choices I've never seen before. We had 2 x Tasting plates to start and 2 x mains. (Fish Malabar and Spinach prawns) with coconut lemon rice. REAL bits of coconut! Both food and service were outstanding. WE WILL RETURN!

Rocksalt Cafe


Andre dined on Sun, 1st Jan 2017 (9)

Very large salad selection. Three of us had one and they were all large and tasty. Coffee was a reasonable $3.80. Service was good.

Indian Palace


Andre dined on Sat, 19th Nov 2016 (10)

Generous delicious serves with a very broad smile.


Melbourne CBD

Andre dined on Thu, 27th Oct 2016 (10)

Best service EVER. Excellent choice for pre-theatre. We had the crab risotto cooked in a prawn bisque. Yum.

Rocksalt Cafe


Andre dined on Sat, 8th Oct 2016 (7)

This restaurant is so noisy, that it is hard to spend more than an hour there if you're with friends and want to talk. The menu has a good variety and the food was excellent for dinner. It was a Saturday night and might be better on other times.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

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

The food was mainly "Tapas"style and very unusual and delicious. We went there pre-theatre and only had 4 tapas serves and no mains. The food was pricey but worth it.

Riva Restaurant and Bar


Andre dined on Sat, 7th May 2016 (10)

I love paella. I REALLY LOVE THEIR PAELLA. My partners barramundi was delicious ans served with vegetables and black rice. We also shared an Asian tasting plate. Impeccable service.

Le Cinque Terre


Andre dined on Sun, 10th Apr 2016 (7)

This was the fifth time we have been here. Usually the food is superb with wonderful tapas. This time the gnocchi special was magnificent, but the mixed paella was a bit burnt and somewhat cool. It was quite busy.

Bay Street Grill & Pasta

Brighton North

Andre dined on Sat, 9th Apr 2016 (9)

This restaurant has been a favourite as far back as I can remember. Everything I've tried had been superb with generous portions at a low price. The menu has rarely changed, but why fix something that is not broke?

Bombay by Night

Caulfield South

Andre dined on Sat, 19th Mar 2016 (8)

Service was slow as there were a lot of Take-Aways and they were busy. However the food was excellent and worth waiting for.

The Grand Dining Room


Andre dined on Mon, 14th Mar 2016 (10)

We had the Antipasto to share for entrée. I had the goat with polenta and my partner had the duck with semolina gnocci. All three dishes were exceptional. Service is flawless.

Le Cinque Terre


Andre dined on Sat, 27th Feb 2016 (9)

Best duck EVER. partner had the King fish with many accompaniments. Outstanding. Friend had the beef cheeks and specifically pointed out to me that a knife is definitely not necessary. It just fell apart. Many gluten-free options.

Le Cinque Terre


Andre dined on Sun, 15th Nov 2015 (10)

Factastic tapas and seafood. Will definitely return.

Blossom Thai

South Yarra

Andre dined on Sat, 19th Sep 2015 (8)

Good service and tasty food

Warramunga Restaurant

Glen Waverley

Andre dined on Sat, 22nd Nov 2014 (10)

Ordered the Moroccan Chicken with Prawns, mashed potato and salad. Came with a delicious Aoli sauce. Really, and I know you've heard this before, but it was genuinely one of the nicest meals we've had. Never been disappointed here.


Melbourne CBD

Andre dined on Sat, 25th Oct 2014 (9)

No dedicated waiter, most unusual. ALL waiters were extremely attentive

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