Angela

Angela Smallwood

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El Grotto Bar and Taqueria

Scarborough

Angela dined on Thu, 23rd Nov 2017 (6)

Menu was limited and a little disappointing, as the reviews I had read made it out to be sensational, but, no so. Food we ordered did not deliver on taste or quality. eg Dips platter, salsa- under-seasoned, glaucomole- under-seasoned, other two dips, too runny to pick up on a nachos chip.... they were more like a runy sauce. Quesadilos, were just nothing like they should have been. In its favour, it is a vibrant, busy, funky beach-side café, good for al-fresco gatherings, with attentive happy staff, and very casual. Wine list is good, but $40 a bottle minimum.

Stable Hands

Fremantle

Angela dined on Tue, 3rd Oct 2017 (8)

Menu was interesting, and it is mostly small plates food for sharing. Meals varied from outstanding (the duck breast, the pasta ravioli) to average. There were unusual sauces and Australian native plant seeds. We ordered bread for 4 but there was a misunderstanding, we wanted more bread, but did not know that we had to ask for more, and that it could be filled up, the staff removed the bread bowl after we each had eaten just one slice. The venue is in a historic old Fremantle building, and the kitchen was on full display. Unusual and nice.

Nunzio's

Fremantle

Angela dined on Sun, 24th Sep 2017 (9)

A lovely evening with our very attentive waitress Lisa. Food was delicious and very Italian. The goat casserole in particular was lovely, and a good size. The venue is very nice, and cosy on a cold wintery night. Thanks to the staff for making an enjoyable evening.

Cott & Co. Fish Bar

Cottesloe

Angela dined on Sun, 18th Jun 2017 (6)

Portions are tiny. We had the platter to share but although it looked good, there was not much of substance. This is a lovely place to go for views and location. Service was really good, and a nice wine list.

Pure Bar

Subiaco

Angela dined on Wed, 19th Apr 2017 (9)

Have been here many times, always love the vibe in this buzzy little restaurant. Great central location to meet a friend.

Pure Bar

Subiaco

Angela dined on Wed, 8th Mar 2017 (9)

Lovely modern restaurant , close to the city and a great place to drop in after work or lunch/dinner. Seafood platter special was very good.

Julio's

West Perth

Angela dined on Tue, 24th Jan 2017 (10)

Sensational !!! Lovely renovation of an old historic building, and really really good food...... a very talented Chef who makes everything very tasty and with extra additions of little flavours. Had mixed seafood baked in the oven in tinfoil..... yummy, then, my friend had the slow cooked lamb which she really enjoyed. The deserts were also excellent.

Recipe Restaurant

East Perth

Angela dined on Tue, 13th Dec 2016 (6)

We dined here with a Dimmi discount, but if we had paid full price, it would be quite expensive to dine here. Therefore we thought the restaurant was quite expensive, and the food, was nice but not exceptional. The view over the park is nice, and it is close to the Concert Hall and maybe well located for pre theatre dinners.

Chiquis Tapas

Leederville

Angela dined on Wed, 23rd Nov 2016 (7)

Great affordable local restaurant with nice spicy Mexican food that is a little different to other Mexican restaurants I have tried.

Cott & Co. Fish Bar

Cottesloe

Angela dined on Fri, 30th Sep 2016 (9)

This restaurant of course specializes in fish and there were several types of fresh fish available to chose from, and it was cooked beautifully. The accompanying dressings and salad had some lovely flavours.

Catalina

Rose Bay

Angela dined on Wed, 16th Mar 2016 (8)

Fabulous LOCATION! Overlooking the water and some flying boats. Its named after the Catalina flying boats that landed there during second World War. Service was wonderful, and although food had a terrific reputation, the food this day was OK, or good, but not exceptional. We used a dimmi voucher which made the overall experience much cheaper, but prices and therefore expectations are very high in this well established venue.

Kobe Jones Melbourne

Docklands

Angela dined on Sun, 24th Jan 2016 (9)

We very much enjoyed the set menu. Service was excellent. Views and location along the Yarra River were lovely.

Saint Urban

Richmond

Angela dined on Fri, 22nd Jan 2016 (6)

An interesting wine list - many wines from Europe. Staff pleasant and attentive. Food delicate and trendy. Very popular and often packed as a dinner place, but we went for lunch and were dining alone, as it was a wet and windy day. I think they need a special lunch menu to get people there for lunch.

The Painted Bird Bar & Kitchen

Perth

Angela dined on Thu, 14th Jan 2016 (9)

Delightful food. Home made bread and home churned butter,- terrific, oysters - fresh, home made eggplant dip,- fabulous, pork belly,- the best!, seafood linguni- average. All in all, a terrific place to get share plates and our meals were great with a dimmi special offer on price. A cool, dark, atmospheric city food and bar venue, with great service. Wines are a little expensive, but that seems to be the norm now in Perth.

Heirloom Restaurant & Bar

East Perth

Angela dined on Tue, 8th Dec 2015 (9)

This is really wonderful chef quality food, some delightfully presented meals, that also taste wonderful, from their wonderful paleo menu, to the best gluten free pizza I have eaten in my life (which has an almond meal crust!) to the normal but delicately handled fish meals. Very happy here!

Purl Bar

Subiaco

Angela dined on Wed, 25th Nov 2015 (9)

Have been to this delightful local restaurant many times, the service is always really good, the food, delicious, and they have some very interesting small meals -tapas for quick gourmet snacks.

Purl Bar

Subiaco

Angela dined on Tue, 10th Nov 2015 (8)

We dined using a meal voucher, which made it very inexpensive. We had the beef cheeks which were very soft and rich in texture. We always like the service here, it is very efficient and polite. Food was also very good, but they actually also prepare a great tapas menu which we had last time we were here.

Lost Society

Perth

Angela dined on Wed, 14th Oct 2015 (9)

A tapas style bar, with nice mix of music and a good bar atmosphere. Food is inexpensive and very tasty!

Chiquis Tapas

Leederville

Angela dined on Tue, 6th Oct 2015 (9)

This was a surprise, a very yummy Tapas feast! Great Dimmi special. Margarita cocktail was the best I have had, and the portion size for the main courses was good. Definitely will be coming again!

The Byrneleigh

Nedlands

Angela dined on Tue, 22nd Sep 2015 (9)

The Tuesday cheap steak night is a " must do"! Always wonderful food and great service. Ability to sit outside or inside.

Pure Bar

Subiaco

Angela dined on Thu, 18th Jun 2015 (8)

A lively buzzy lunchtime bar, with good food to share (tapas) or even proper meals.Probably good for after work drinks as well! A nice meeting spot!

Agni Fine Cuisine

Innaloo

Angela dined on Tue, 21st Apr 2015 (8)

Very attentive service, nicely furnished, good quality Indian restaurant. They have "all you can eat " some nights. Food was good!

Dux Cafe Restaurant

Como

Angela dined on Wed, 11th Mar 2015 (9)

Lovely local restaurant with a super chef. Beautiful presentation of all dishes and trimmed with delicate home grown herbs. Good for tapas and light lunch as well as more substantial meals.

Salt on the Beach - Blacksalt Brewery

North Fremantle

Angela dined on Thu, 5th Mar 2015 (9)

Fabulous "beach shack" style cafe/bar /restaurant with good music and great for being casual and coming in from the beach. Good for families as well.

Sool Cafe Piano Lounge

Perth CBD

Angela dined on Fri, 13th Feb 2015 (7)

We had a dining discount, so that made the food less expensive. it was ll beautiful in presentation and taste. Perhaps the servings were a little on the small size. Lovely venue for music on the weekends. We listened to a pianist on a grand piano.

Funtastico

Subiaco

Angela dined on Thu, 5th Feb 2015 (8)

I have been many times and the only negative, is it can be noisy, as there are no carpets, but that aside, it is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten in. The menu is genuinely Italian, from wood fired Pizzas to all types of pastas, to fine dining with duck, fritto misto to other very well known italian delights. We tried their buffalo mozzarella, and it was beautiful. Also, the pricing is very agreeable as you could select cheaper meals. it is also one of the only restaurants where deserts are just $10.50, and they are very very good! A happy customer!

Purl Bar

Subiaco

Angela dined on Thu, 29th Jan 2015 (10)

I have been to this restaurant twice now, and it has become my favorite! Very good food, with interesting flavors and presentation. Recommended!

Purl Bar

Subiaco

Angela dined on Fri, 23rd Jan 2015 (9)

A very skilled Chef, lovely menu, nice vibey city restaurant, opposite Subiaco Hotel.

Funtastico

Subiaco

Angela dined on Wed, 21st Jan 2015 (9)

We dined with benefit of a dimmi voucher, so the value was excellent. Wines are a little expensive, around $40 upwards. Food was good quality, nicely cooked, we enjoyed Tiger Prawns in chilli-garlic sauce, - highly recommended. Also the Misto mare- seafood. Pizzas looked wonderful, many people were eating them. Very attentive waitresses giving good service.

Wild Duck Restaurant

Nedlands

Angela dined on Thu, 13th Nov 2014 (8)

We chose the Degustation menu, which was really good. A side serve of bread would have been nice, the 7 courses only just filled us up. We were not keen on the wine selection that accompanied the courses, so next time would just order a bottle of our choice. Its a great venue for a very special occasion.

Lido Restaurant

Peppermint Grove

Angela dined on Wed, 12th Nov 2014 (9)

Have been going to this restaurant for several years. It is always very enjoyable and usually very full, as it is so popular,

Sool Cafe Piano Lounge

Perth CBD

Angela dined on Fri, 31st Oct 2014 (9)

We were in a group of 4 people, and used a discount coupon, so we had very good value for the amount we paid. We ordered the calamari, and yes, the portion was very small, but quality - good, and also the prawn entree, which was 4 prawns, but they were fresh, not imported prawns, so small size, good quality. We all enjoyed our main courses, the best was probably the lamb rack, cooked to perfection with a lovely strong gravy made from a reduction, the scotch fillet was a little too thinly cut. Barramundi was fresh and very enjoyable. We were entertained by a fabulous brother and sister duo, guitarist and singer, which really made the evening worthwhile. We discovered that these two wonderful performers are the children of Hank Marvin (the Shadows)! Highly recommend this restaurant especially on nights where there is live music, and to see the musicians we saw, go on a Friday night!

Bluewaters

Cottesloe

Angela dined on Fri, 8th Aug 2014 (9)

Tapas share plates are a speciality, and is it is possible to taste a lot of different meals. It is a lovely menu!

The Byrneleigh

Nedlands

Angela dined on Tue, 5th Aug 2014 (9)

They have fabulous theme nights eg steak and glass of wine on a Tuesday for $20 Very enjopyable! Steak very tender.

Bluewaters

Cottesloe

Angela dined on Fri, 1st Aug 2014 (10)

We had the Dimmi coupon, but even if we did not have one, the quality and value is still there. They are at the top of my list for a very good value menu and stylish presentation, with lovely fresh fabulous food. Staff were also very good and attentive.

Lido Restaurant

Peppermint Grove

Angela dined on Thu, 8th May 2014 (9)

Fourth visit to this restaurant, consistently good!

Amani Bar & Kitchen

Leederville

Angela dined on Wed, 30th Apr 2014 (9)

Fabulous fresh food creatively presented and cooked perfectly. They also have weekly special nights and a Happy Hour. Staff are very efficient and helpful. There are a lot of overcrowded buzzy cafés in Leederville, but this place is more cosy and intimate.

Amani Bar & Kitchen

Leederville

Angela dined on Wed, 23rd Apr 2014 (9)

Cosy, warm, small bar atmosphere with exceptipnal food and some good promotional specials.

Chik & Kent

Perth

Angela dined on Thu, 27th Mar 2014 (7)

Food was delightful, and we had good advice on what to order, from the waitress. The wine list was extremely expensive, tho beer was affordable! Not a drop of chardonnay on the wine list either, meaning we had to drink something else, and less attractive to us. Our Dimmi discount made the whole evening very well priced, but the full price on the menu we feel is expensive, but very nice food.

Dux Cafe Restaurant

Como

Angela dined on Wed, 5th Mar 2014 (8)

Wonderful food, and attention to detail. The menu gives a choice of affordable casual meals at lunch, and more substantial meals e.g. fish of the day, which was delicious. Staff are very attentive.

Italian Pomodoro Sardo

Melbourne CBD

Angela dined on Wed, 19th Feb 2014 (9)

We dined with a discount voucher, but even without, it would be an affordable restaurant with gutsy Italian meals. The pasta and pizza meals were better than other food on the menu, eg the barramundi, was fresh but swimming in a tasteless liquid. Definitely recommended for a nice vibe and good pasta.

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

Angela dined on Tue, 18th Feb 2014 (6)

Cosy pub atmosphere, in an old building. There is a very exclusive wine list that makes the dining experience quite expensive. Food was very good, but the extra side dishes make the meals quite expensive too. Staff are very helpful and service was excellent.

Butterworth Kitchen

Perth

Angela dined on Wed, 12th Feb 2014 (6)

A newish restaurant, quite dimly lit. A bit difficult to find as it is not actually on the Esplanade, but on the side street, where the Exchange Plaza is. Good wine list. Good service. Not overly happy with dishes we ordered.

George's Meze

Subiaco

Angela dined on Tue, 28th Jan 2014 (9)

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years and it is always a lovely night! Live Greek music Fridays and Saturdays.

George's Meze

Subiaco

Angela dined on Thu, 16th Jan 2014 (9)

Seafood clay-pot meal was lovely, with a choice of tomato or creamy garlic sauce. We dined outside and it was lovely. Deserts were quite expensive but very nice. Our guests were very complimentary of the evening, and said they would happily go again.

Three Five Three

Wembley

Angela dined on Wed, 18th Dec 2013 (9)

Superb fine dining restaurant. Great well informed staff, who make good recommendations, and a creative chef who offers alternative taste sensations. Well done to a restaurant that has re-created interest!

Mussel Bar and Restaurant

Fremantle

Angela dined on Wed, 13th Nov 2013 (4)

Sensational views over the fishing boat harbour. Very attentive staff. Sadly let down by the food, poor quality seafood on the seafood platter. It was a generous portion, but they served frozen, imported seafood, not fresh locally caught seafood.

Funtastico

Subiaco

Angela dined on Tue, 29th Oct 2013 (8)

The seafood was just wonderful! Meal sizes were good. We were all very happy with the food quality.

Madrid Tapas

Claremont

Angela dined on Wed, 23rd Oct 2013 (7)

A nice covered patio, off the street. Some of the meals are smaller than would be expected, especially the entrees. Deserts were very good. Beautifully presented. The wine list is extensive, with a lot of imported wines, but it is also quite highly priced. Good value with the Dimmi discount.

Madrid Tapas

Claremont

Angela dined on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 (10)

Lovely atmosphere, tasty tapas, nice wine, friendly service, good for casual lunch and catching up with friends for a small tapas meal or large meal. We had a discount voucher for the food, but normal prices were not over the top. Salads looked lovely. Coffee is good there.

Three Five Three

Wembley

Angela dined on Wed, 16th Oct 2013 (10)

Absolutely one of the best restaurants we have eaten in, in a long time. A very skilled chef, who scores 10/10 for wonderful presentation, - (entrees on a slate square plate) complimentary bread and oil, and each main dish is a constructed/multifaceted taste sensation. This place will soon be discovered, and difficult to book!

Bluewaters

Cottesloe

Angela dined on Tue, 9th Jul 2013 (9)

Food presentation 10/10 Taste 10/10 Interesting menu 9/10 Really enjoyed this meal! Obviously they have a Chef , not a cook!

Metro Indian Restaurant

Subiaco

Angela dined on Thu, 6th Jun 2013 (8)

Very good curries! We used a discount voucher, so it was cheaper for us, but the food is good.

Metro Indian Restaurant

Subiaco

Angela dined on Tue, 30th Apr 2013 (9)

Great service. Good wine list. Really good quality food, the non vegetarian entree plate was quite impressive. Lovely condiments were served with it. Seafood was good quality. An enjoyable meal!

Dragon Palace City Restaurant & Bar

Perth CBD

Angela dined on Thu, 21st Mar 2013 (8)

Very good quality food, they use large Australian King Tiger Prawns instead of the cheaper imported prawns. The Peking Duck is their speciality - very good! Portions are a good size. Very good service, crisp white table linen and nice CBD outlook onto a bit of grass.

Mez Kouzina

Northbridge

Angela dined on Thu, 14th Mar 2013 (8)

Nice to see a restaurant with good house wine for $25 a bottle. The food quality was very good, we had Seafood Sensation, and the Chef knew to not overcook the seafood, in particular the mussels were nice and plump, and there was lovely garlic butter dressing over the seafood.

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