Mike

Mike Burgess

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

Deckhouse Woolwich

Woolwich

Mike dined on Mon, 9th Oct 2017 (7)

Appropriate menu for a waterfront restaurant with excellent service that was very patient and understanding when one guest was an 1.5 hrs late!

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Tue, 12th Sep 2017 (9)

Excellent water views, outstanding service, regularly changed menu with freshly cooked dishes and plenty o proximate parking.

No.10 Bistro 10 Macquarie Street Sydney

Sydney CBD

Mike dined on Thu, 7th Sep 2017 (8)

Outdoor seating on the 1st floor verandah overlooking Macquarie Street is a must (it has gas 'mushroom heaters'!)

Spanish Tapas

Glebe

Mike dined on Thu, 24th Aug 2017 (8)

Wide variety of dishes, excellent service and a very happy environment.

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 (9)

Good range of dishes and 1st class service

Sassi Cucina + Bar

Port Douglas

Mike dined on Fri, 4th Aug 2017 (9)

Great cocktails esp the whisky sour & Mai Tai, superb seafood as always and the service just gets better each year.

Sassi Cucina + Bar

Port Douglas

Mike dined on Tue, 1st Aug 2017 (9)

Great cocktails, excellent staff and wide ranging fresh food menu

Via Alta

Willoughby

Mike dined on Wed, 5th Jul 2017 (8)

1st visit, excellent menu, enjoyable selections, very good service so will be returing.

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Fri, 2nd Jun 2017 (8)

Excellent service & menu as always !

Le Bouchon

Crows Nest

Mike dined on Wed, 10th May 2017 (8)

Great atmosphere, service and selection of meals/wine

Le Village

Hunters Hill

Mike dined on Thu, 30th Mar 2017 (8)

Always a delightful experience!

Amanda's on the Edge

Pokolbin

Mike dined on Tue, 28th Mar 2017 (7)

Beautiful views over the vineyard, quiet dining room, good, well presented, selection of local food, warm plates (so rare these days!) and excellent service.

Waters Edge

Parkes

Mike dined on Fri, 24th Mar 2017 (8)

Beautifully presented fixed price 4-course dinner on a quiet (Friday) evening. Broad wine selection and generous cheese plate.

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Sun, 19th Mar 2017 (8)

Excellent service and menu [especially the additions to the wine selection] as always.

Le Village

Hunters Hill

Mike dined on Wed, 8th Mar 2017 (8)

Excellent service, food & ambience as always

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Fri, 3rd Mar 2017 (9)

A delightful experience as always and great to see the crab ravioli is back!

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Sun, 26th Feb 2017 (9)

Outstanding service as always with a revitalized menu/wine list and excellent harbour views.

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Mon, 9th Jan 2017 (8)

Excellent as always [though I would really, really like to see the crab ravioli back on the menu!]

Le Village

Hunters Hill

Mike dined on Sat, 7th Jan 2017 (8)

Yet another excellent dinner this time for 5 people. Excellent service, patience personified [we arrived early and were the last to leave] and excellent value with the 3 course special without corkage.

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Thu, 8th Dec 2016 (8)

The food and service just get better and better!

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Thu, 13th Oct 2016 (8)

Excellent service & food every time so am a very satisfied and regular customer

The Spice Room

Sydney CBD

Mike dined on Thu, 29th Sep 2016 (9)

Excellent service and excellent food. What more could one ask for.

Zinc Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Port Douglas

Mike dined on Sun, 31st Jul 2016 (8)

Always our 1st choice when we arrive in Port Douglas and never disappointed! The wine list appears to be broader than before with a good selection by the glass; and the menu is varied and excellent as always.

The Spice Room

Sydney CBD

Mike dined on Thu, 23rd Jun 2016 (8)

Excellent service despite every table being full plus a wide variety of menu items - it doesn't get much better than that!

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Fri, 20th May 2016 (8)

Another excellent meal and a great place to eat as far less crowded now that the tourist peak has passed.

Justine Grill

Hunters Hill

Mike dined on Fri, 6th May 2016 (7)

Attentive service, fresh produce, excellent presentation and interesting wine list.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Mon, 7th Mar 2016 (9)

Excellent service and new menu. This must be at least our 10th visits and delightfully it just gets better and better!

Le Village

Hunters Hill

Mike dined on Fri, 19th Feb 2016 (7)

Charming venue, broad menu, very much improved service, popular but not crowded

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Sat, 16th Jan 2016 (9)

Yet another excellent experience!

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Tue, 8th Dec 2015 (10)

Excellent menu as always and the staff/service just keeps on getting better and better!!

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Thu, 20th Aug 2015 (8)

Wonderful harbour views plus excellent food and outstanding service!

Zinc Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Port Douglas

Mike dined on Sun, 9th Aug 2015 (9)

Yet again an excellent dinner. In fact, as it was so enjoyable this year, we returned twice more in the week. Definitely still the best restaurant in Port Douglas

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Mon, 22nd Jun 2015 (8)

Excellent as always - menu changes are enticing!

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Sat, 9th May 2015 (9)

Yet another excellent meal with outstanding service!

Cafe Lyon

Lindfield

Mike dined on Wed, 6th May 2015 (7)

very convenient for a lower north shore resident

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Mon, 9th Mar 2015 (9)

perfect location, excellent food and very, very good service. Why eat anywhere else?

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Wed, 25th Feb 2015 (9)

Outstanding - have difficulty in not returning every week!

Waters Edge

Parkes

Mike dined on Sat, 6th Dec 2014 (9)

Outstanding service with excellent food. I could not find any suggestions for improvement and wonder whether those who have criticised both were there when it was under different management team or perhaps on a busy weekday rather than a relaxing weekend.

Flavour of India Edgecliff

Edgecliff

Mike dined on Fri, 5th Dec 2014 (8)

excellent service and hot plates [what a luxury these days] so no need to eat quickly before the dishes cool.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Mike dined on Tue, 18th Nov 2014 (9)

Beautiful harbour views, excellent menu & outstanding service!

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Wed, 3rd Sep 2014 (9)

Excellent yet again!

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Thu, 7th Aug 2014 (9)

This was my 5th dinner this year which says much about the attractiveness of the venue. The restaurant was quiet [a Thursday evening] and the staff very attentive. The excellent ravioli, tofu and duck 3-way dishes are still on the menu and there is more narrative on the [locally] sourced items. Plenty of parking immediately outside. NB An early reservation is advisable as when the room is full conversation can be difficult in the absence of sound absorbing carpets, wall hangings, etc.

Mumu Grill

Crows Nest

Mike dined on Wed, 16th Jul 2014 (8)

Wonderful appetizers followed by an excellent steak.

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Wed, 2nd Jul 2014 (10)

This was 3rd delightful dinner this year. The foor and wine menus have been updated [fortunately the excellent ravioli, tofu and duck 3-way dishes remain!] and the service is still excellent. Definitely without peer for the Illawarra. An early [6pm] reservation finds staff at their best.

Mumu Grill

Crows Nest

Mike dined on Wed, 11th Jun 2014 (9)

Yet again an excellent steak, cooked exactly as requested and a fine wine.

Mumu Grill

Crows Nest

Mike dined on Tue, 10th Jun 2014 (8)

Excellent steak cooked exactly as ordered. Pavlova good too! Good selection of wine by the glass - ideal if you are driving

Zinc Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Port Douglas

Mike dined on Fri, 6th Jun 2014 (9)

Yet again; another excellent meal with refreshing cocktails and near perfect service.

Zinc Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Port Douglas

Mike dined on Sun, 1st Jun 2014 (10)

Excellent service & food. Our 10+ visit in the last 5 years and always delighted!

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Fri, 11th Apr 2014 (9)

This would be at least our 20th visit since it opened and the menu [especially the new items] is always attractive and the service excellent. An early [6pm] reservation finds both fresh and at their best.

Mumu Grill

Crows Nest

Mike dined on Wed, 26th Mar 2014 (8)

Brilliant Victorian Beef Fillet and Schottland pork & fennel sausages; beans a little undercooked but then who goes to a steakhouse for the vegetables!

Hungry Duck

Berry

Mike dined on Wed, 15th Jan 2014 (9)

Excellent food as always especially the crab ravioli and fried rice with chorizo

Bistro Bruno

Balmain

Mike dined on Wed, 28th Aug 2013 (8)

This was our 2nd visit and still great ambience, interesting menu [with frequent changes] and very good value [especially the Tuesday & Wednesday specials].

Bistro Bruno

Balmain

Mike dined on Wed, 26th Jun 2013 (8)

Excellent service, delightful cooking, parking within 20m [though it was only 6.30pm], relaxing environment [tables not too close to each other} and a very pleasant overall atmosphere. Will return for another degustation in the near future.