James Doutre

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Italian Pomodoro Sardo

Melbourne CBD

James dined on Sat, 7th Apr 2018 (8)

A last minute decision that was a pleasant surprise .. a friendly welcome , prompt service & tasty food

Gramercy Social

South Yarra

James dined on Fri, 9th Feb 2018 (7)

An affordable go to when needing something to fill a gap in a hurry

Le Bon Ton


James dined on Sat, 16th Dec 2017 (9)

A tried and tested "many times" local with tasty food interesting cocktail list and friendly attentive service

Terminus Hotel Fitzroy North

Clifton Hill

James dined on Tue, 31st Oct 2017 (8)

A notch or three above the usual pub grub ..... interesting menu with extensive beer & wine list

Cafe Krifi


James dined on Sat, 16th Sep 2017 (6)

A standard pizza/pasta/burger venue for a quick, value for money meal pre or after cinema

Seoulja Boy

Melbourne CBD

James dined on Thu, 31st Aug 2017 (7)

Prompt service , friendly staff however food was of average quality though relatively inexpensive. We ordered the Popcorn chicken , pork dumplings, fried chicken bao and pork back rib platter ... all tasty but all suffered from over cooking .. will give it another go

The Denn Restaurant


James dined on Mon, 24th Jul 2017 (8)

Have been here many times in the past ... good affordable dining option before the movies ... tasty menu and adequate wine list to make things interesting

Le Bon Ton


James dined on Wed, 19th Jul 2017 (9)

Have been here several times ... always good and never fails to meet expectations

Mama Manoush


James dined on Sun, 9th Jul 2017 (8)

Value for money restaurant with fast & friendly service and a tasty healthy menu .. we will be back


Melbourne CBD

James dined on Thu, 20th Apr 2017 (9)

My first time at Pastuso .... pleasantly surprised with a value for money and interesting " Feed me " menu , varied wine list selection ( could do with a few more Aust wine choices ) and friendly informative service



James dined on Thu, 15th Dec 2016 (8)

Always a pleasure coming here ... great food & wine matched with attentive knowledgeable service ... busy so a bit noisy trying to talk over the din

Ladro TAP


James dined on Wed, 9th Nov 2016 (6)

A noisy venue with a pre Xmas function party impacting on the atmosphere and enjoyment of a meal amongst friends. Given that the venue was full, the service was friendly prompt and efficient. Food was only ok .. Given the Ladro name , there are better value for money pizzas around Melbourne

Lady Carolina

Brunswick East

James dined on Wed, 20th Jul 2016 (9)

The website doesn't do justice to this venue - fresh tasty & value for money puts Lady Carolina above similar restaurants - a great dining space with room to move with good acoustics so we could have a conversation - will be recommending this one

Mr & Mrs Howell


James dined on Tue, 19th Jul 2016 (9)

A very pleasant surprise midst Brunswick hum drum - friendly knowledge service , interesting wine choices along with the Feed me chefs selection set the scene for a memorable dinner - we shall be back

The Denn Restaurant


James dined on Wed, 13th Jul 2016 (8)

A go to neighbourhood regular with value for money food & beverages and friendly service.

Morris Jones


James dined on Fri, 8th Jul 2016 (8)

We hadn't been back to Morris Jines since the food was modern French . The new menu is modern Australian with a twist & we were pleasantly surprised with well executed dishes with Interesting flavours that didn't obscure the main stars on the plate. Combined with attentive service & a select wine list this is a restaurant that warrants return



James dined on Wed, 6th Jul 2016 (7)

Friendly efficient service from entry to exit - Whilst the menu was a bit limited on choices , those choices were well constructed & flavoursome . a good go to if you are looking for a. Mid week meat fix

Mexicali Rose


James dined on Mon, 14th Mar 2016 (7)

Standard " Aussie" mexican on offer at good value for money prices. Good for a mid week filling cheap meal.

Newmarket Hotel

St Kilda

James dined on Fri, 11th Mar 2016 (8)

As per usual the Food & Beverages were as expected - interesting , tasty and value for money. Overall the service on this occasion was a bit haphazard.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard


James dined on Wed, 13th Jan 2016 (9)

Great views matched by great food & friendly service in a relaxed casual atmosphere .. definitely will return

Il Pom Italian Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

James dined on Fri, 8th Jan 2016 (8)

Value for money Italian restaurant with quick and attentive service. Good venue for pre theatre dinner as in our case. Apart from Pizza and Pasta dishes the other main courses on offer had " Italian influences " rather than " authentico " but nonetheless was an enjoyable meal.

The Denn Restaurant


James dined on Sat, 13th Jun 2015 (7)

I have been to this venue a number of times and have found the food to be of a good standard and value for money. However the service has much to be improved. We had ordered a bottle of wine which they advised had run out ...we ended up reordering three times before they had one in stock ...this has happened on previous occasions. They seem to employee young students/travellers who need some more training on taking orders as our entrees and mains all arrived at the same time with one entree coming out half way through our main course . Service was however friendly and apologetic


Melbourne CBD

James dined on Wed, 10th Jun 2015 (7)

We selected from the Pre theatre menu which was good value for money. Portion sizes were more than adequate and service was attentive ( asked of we were seeing a show ) - would recommend this venue as a friendly , "know what to expect " experience

La Camera Southgate


James dined on Sat, 7th Feb 2015 (8)

A value for money perennial Italian favourite well positioned overlooking the Yarra in Southbank - well priced flavoursome food with a short wine list and fast and friendly service

The Flour Factory

Perth CBD

James dined on Fri, 30th Jan 2015 (8)

This is one of the new breed of bars/restaurants populating the back streets of Perth CBD - great atmosphere with the after work crowd on a Friday night although the music could have been a few decimals lower to hear ourselves over the crowd. Charcuterie style menu lends itself to a short but interesting range of cocktails,sherry flights,beers and a wine list leaning toward European producers. I'd certainly recommend this as a kick starter to a night in the city

Terminus Hotel Fitzroy North

Clifton Hill

James dined on Tue, 23rd Dec 2014 (8)

Good value Gastro Pub style menu although would be nice to have a few more sharing style starters . Main Menu choices are limited to one of each major meat/fish group with a number of Steak options. High quality Steak cuts along with a wide number of sauce choices inclusive of fries & salad made this a no brainer decision . Will return

The Denn Restaurant


James dined on Fri, 24th Oct 2014 (7)

I've been here on a few previous occasions and the food has been value for money which along with a friendly and cosy atmosphere makes for a good local choice. Service has been a bit disjointed from time to time > some more experienced floor staff wouldn't go astray. Website could be updated to reflect their more extensive menu which has something for everyone > even Gluten free Pizza options ! Wine list is also well priced and you can have a before dinner or post dinner drink next door at their bar Ember Bar

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