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JAN's Latest reviews: JAN's Top 10 restaurants:

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 30th Nov 2017 (10)

The express dinner is absolutely first class and excellent value

Il Forno Restaurant

Hampton

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

Definitely is a neighbourhood gem and always a vibrant atmosphere

Tutto Bene

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 28th Sep 2017 (8)

Risotto always reliably consistent and very tasty.

Preserve Kitchen

Glen Iris

JAN dined on Thu, 24th Aug 2017 (9)

Parking can be a little difficult but it is a very nice restaurant.

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 17th Aug 2017 (9)

The early dinner meal "deal" is fabulous value

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 15th Jun 2017 (9)

The early dinner package is excellent value

Milanos

Brighton

JAN dined on Sat, 13th May 2017 (8)

Good neighbourhood pub

Le Cinque Terre

Brighton

JAN dined on Fri, 12th May 2017 (9)

A really interesting and varied menu with lots of tasty specials as well as regular menu

Bellezza Restaurant

Malvern

JAN dined on Thu, 27th Apr 2017 (9)

Always consistently reliable. Delightful staff.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sat, 15th Apr 2017 (9)

Always a favourite. However, the shared main course was over salted. We did have a chat about it to the delightful Steve who was most apologetic and has undertaken to look after us in future.

Il Forno Restaurant

Hampton

JAN dined on Sat, 11th Mar 2017 (10)

Warm and friendly atmosphere and delicious food.

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 2nd Mar 2017 (10)

My friend and I had the express meal and it was fabulous value. Absolutely delicious and I will definitely be back!

En Izakaya

Balaclava

JAN dined on Wed, 1st Mar 2017 (10)

Great venue and interesting food

Arabesque

Elsternwick

JAN dined on Thu, 23rd Feb 2017 (9)

Always great and interesting food. Lovely and attentive young staff.

Cafe Florentine

Brighton

JAN dined on Tue, 21st Feb 2017 (9)

Under new ownership/management I believe the restaurant will now revert to its former excellence.

Le Cinque Terre

Brighton

JAN dined on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 (9)

The food is great and the staff are extremely attentive. Definitely worth a return visit.

Arabesque

Elsternwick

JAN dined on Wed, 25th Jan 2017 (9)

Always a favourite. Love the interesting menu

En Izakaya

Balaclava

JAN dined on Tue, 13th Dec 2016 (10)

Always a pleasurable experience

The Roti Man

Middle Park

JAN dined on Fri, 2nd Dec 2016 (9)

Reliable Indian fare

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sat, 5th Nov 2016 (10)

Amazing food and what arrives on one's plate is exactly as described by wait staff. Sensational flavours.

Rocksalt Cafe

Brighton

JAN dined on Sun, 23rd Oct 2016 (7)

Fairly consistent

Dandelion

Elwood

JAN dined on Sun, 2nd Oct 2016 (9)

Absolutely delicious and interesting food

En Izakaya

Balaclava

JAN dined on Wed, 10th Aug 2016 (9)

Always delicious. Have recommended to many friends.

En Izakaya

Balaclava

JAN dined on Thu, 30th Jun 2016 (10)

A favourite haunt

Caffe E Cucina

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 2nd Jun 2016 (9)

Lovely experience and lived up to its reputation

Arabesque

Elsternwick

JAN dined on Wed, 25th May 2016 (10)

Always a terrific experience and the waiter/front of house is just fabulous.

Society Restaurant & Bar

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sat, 30th Apr 2016 (7)

A return visit again but disappointed in my food. I ordered the,special which was recommended and the pasta was undercooked, I.e. Less than al dente. Waitress was a little over enthusiastic in removing wine glasses before we had finished our drinks.

Il Forno Restaurant

Hampton

JAN dined on Thu, 7th Apr 2016 (8)

A very pleasant and warm family atmosphere

The Roti Man

Middle Park

JAN dined on Wed, 6th Apr 2016 (8)

A regular haunt for good Indian fare

Morris Jones

Windsor

JAN dined on Sat, 19th Mar 2016 (9)

Fabulous food but unusual atmosphere with pub type venue on one side of the room and fine dining on the other. Toilets needed a bit of attention probably due to crowd

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

South Yarra

JAN dined on Tue, 1st Mar 2016 (9)

A great venue for a quick and economical lunch with the lunch special

Arabesque

Elsternwick

JAN dined on Thu, 25th Feb 2016 (10)

Always a favourite. Such friendly staff. Delicious and interesting food.

Syracuse

Melbourne CBD

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

Very disappointed with my main wagyu steak.

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sun, 24th Jan 2016 (8)

A very European ambience. Delightful.

Mezzo

Melbourne CBD

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

A pleasant way to finish an evening. The proprietor personally looked after us very well as we were last in and last out.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sat, 12th Dec 2015 (9)

Just love the food, it is so interesting and delicious

Garden Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sat, 5th Dec 2015 (7)

We waited almost 90 minutes for the main courses to be served. A friend and I ordered the same dish - john dory with shellfish. I had prawns and squid with my fish, she had no shell fish at all. We had to ask for bread rolls rather than them coming early seeing we were already drinking wine etc. It was quite a disappointing Christmas lunch although our waitress did her best to assist.

Marine Hotel

Brighton

JAN dined on Thu, 3rd Dec 2015 (7)

The Marine has a been a destination for me for over 30 years so I have seen many changes. I think this current menu is unfortunately a little less interesting than the previous one, fewer choices and less interesting ingredients.

Sails on the Bay

Elwood

JAN dined on Tue, 1st Dec 2015 (8)

This has been a favourite destination of mine for years but I feel the menu needs to be extended. The choices are fairly limited for all courses.

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

South Yarra

JAN dined on Fri, 16th Oct 2015 (9)

An excellent lunch venue for a working team. Great value and service

Vivace Restaurant

Brighton

JAN dined on Thu, 15th Oct 2015 (9)

One of my favourite dining venues in Bayside

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sat, 10th Oct 2015 (10)

A fabulous evening overall

Arabesque

Elsternwick

JAN dined on Thu, 1st Oct 2015 (9)

Delicious food and revamp of decor is great

Dish Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Mon, 28th Sep 2015 (9)

Always consistently good

Quaff

Toorak

JAN dined on Thu, 24th Sep 2015 (10)

A delightful occasion for a special birthday

Vivace Restaurant

Brighton

JAN dined on Thu, 20th Aug 2015 (10)

It is definitely one of Brighton's top restaurants.

The Pavilion McCrae Beach

Mccrae

JAN dined on Sat, 1st Aug 2015 (9)

A lovely "beachy" atmosphere - love the decor. A very pleasant return visit.

Lezzet

Elwood

JAN dined on Tue, 7th Jul 2015 (9)

It is always delightful but I felt the heating could have been turned up slightly as it was a cold night.

Tabella

Fremantle

JAN dined on Thu, 2nd Jul 2015 (9)

A lovely warm atmosphere

Sails on the Bay

Elwood

JAN dined on Sat, 20th Jun 2015 (10)

One of my favourite venues for special birthdays and events.

Morris Jones

Windsor

JAN dined on Thu, 18th Jun 2015 (10)

A wonderful dining experience. The menu is quite unique and such an unusual array of accompaniments and textures. Definitely a return visit is in order!

Jolleys Boathouse

Adelaide

JAN dined on Thu, 4th Jun 2015 (9)

Lovely and attentive staff

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 28th May 2015 (9)

A really interesting menu and delightful meal

Vivace Restaurant

Brighton

JAN dined on Tue, 26th May 2015 (9)

Disappointed it is no longer included in Entertainment Book.

En Izakaya

Balaclava

JAN dined on Thu, 7th May 2015 (9)

Delightful meal

Dish Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Tue, 5th May 2015 (9)

Always a favourite

Dish Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Fri, 24th Apr 2015 (9)

Still a favourite!!

Bacash Restaurant

South Yarra

JAN dined on Mon, 13th Apr 2015 (9)

Always a delightful experience.

Sails on the Bay

Elwood

JAN dined on Tue, 31st Mar 2015 (9)

One of my favourite dining destinations Bayside.

Bacash Restaurant

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 26th Mar 2015 (9)

A lovely event and always consistent

Bamboo House

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Sat, 28th Feb 2015 (9)

A regular favourite destination for pre theatre meal with friends

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 26th Feb 2015 (9)

A great venue for a casual business lunch without needing to spend over the top.

Sapore

St Kilda

JAN dined on Thu, 5th Feb 2015 (9)

Sapore is consistently reliable and good food.

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 (9)

The restaurant has a lovely charm that is lacking in many establishments these days. A lovely experience

The Pavilion McCrae Beach

Mccrae

JAN dined on Sat, 24th Jan 2015 (9)

The restaurant has a superb atmosphere. The coastal ambience has been captured perfectly.

Silks Melbourne

Southbank

JAN dined on Sat, 10th Jan 2015 (6)

I was extremely disappointed as there were a couple of families with small children running riot and not being disciplined. This is unacceptable in an expensive and upmarket restaurant. Further there was a group of youths dressed very shabbily. Finally a waiter poured wine for my friend without a napkin which resulted in condensation dripping not only on her arm but on her meal. The above is meant to be constructive but overall the event was below expectations.

Society Restaurant & Bar

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 11th Dec 2014 (9)

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are delightful.

Vivace Restaurant

Brighton

JAN dined on Thu, 13th Nov 2014 (9)

Always consistently good and nice ambience.

La Svolta

Hampton

JAN dined on Fri, 7th Nov 2014 (8)

A great family night

En Izakaya

Balaclava

JAN dined on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 (10)

Always an excellent evening as very consistent quality of food and service

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Fri, 27th Jun 2014 (10)

It was a delightful evening and the staff were excellent

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

South Yarra

JAN dined on Tue, 27th May 2014 (8)

The bar and restaurant has a good buzz but the service was lacklustre considering the small number of patrons dining.

Society Restaurant & Bar

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Fri, 23rd May 2014 (8)

I dined at The Society several weeks ago and I have to admit that was a more pleasant occasion. The waiting staff were rather dismissive at the beginning of our meal which was disappointing.

Cosi Bar Ristorante

South Yarra

JAN dined on Thu, 22nd May 2014 (10)

The food was absolutely sensational

Sarti

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 15th May 2014 (10)

Delicious food and great ambience

Aja

Albert Park

JAN dined on Thu, 8th May 2014 (10)

Very pleasant evening

Bottega

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 1st May 2014 (9)

It was a lovely meal but they made a mistake with the bill and charged us for a bottle of wine we didn't order.

Bottega

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Tue, 18th Feb 2014 (10)

A very pleasant experience although one special item was not actually available and we were still charged incorrectly on the bill which without our checking would have meant we overpaid by $14.00 for a main course.

Vivace Restaurant

Brighton

JAN dined on Wed, 18th Dec 2013 (7)

I found the waiter to be rather abrupt and have found him that way on a previous visit.

Bacash Restaurant

South Yarra

JAN dined on Wed, 11th Dec 2013 (10)

A regular destination and always first class in every respect.

EZARD

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 14th Nov 2013 (2)

Ezard is a top Melbourne restaurant and the quality and standard was first class. However, I believe the selection of wines by the glass was insufficient.

Comme

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 (10)

A lovely dining experience

The Grand Dining Room

Richmond

JAN dined on Thu, 26th Sep 2013 (10)

It was a lovely dining experience. Warm and friendly ambience and excellent staff.

Manta Restaurant & Bar

Woolloomooloo

JAN dined on Sat, 21st Sep 2013 (10)

My booking was at Kingsleys and it was sensational. The Alaskan crab was amazing and it was such a great day we stayed on and enjoyed some Rose.

La Svolta

Hampton

JAN dined on Thu, 19th Sep 2013 (9)

It was really buzzing. Very noisy but efficient staff and a fun atmosphere.

Cosi Bar Ristorante

South Yarra

JAN dined on Wed, 18th Sep 2013 (10)

A delightful lunch, delicious food, well presented and good quality.

Lord Cardigan Restaurant

Albert Park

JAN dined on Thu, 5th Sep 2013 (10)

The overall experience was really quite lovely. We all thoroughly enjoyed everything we had ordered and the service was first class. It is refreshing these days to be served a second roll/piece of bread without having to ask and also to have the oil refreshed more than once.

Flower Drum

Melbourne CBD

JAN dined on Thu, 21st Mar 2013 (9)

An excellent culinary experience as always

Quaff

Toorak

JAN dined on Thu, 29th Nov 2012 (10)

Very pleasant evening and lovely surroundings. Most enjoyable