Mary Hobson

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SoCal Neutral Bay

Neutral Bay

Mary dined on Thu, 16th Feb 2017 (6)

I found a human hair (not mine) in my food and politely pointed this out to the waiter. He responded by getting me a clean 'empty' plate and made no offer of replacement of food that I didn't eat. When the bill came there was also no discount to reflect this. I will NOT go back.

Malabar @ Crows Nest

Crows Nest

Mary dined on Tue, 14th Feb 2017 (8)

The dosas are sensational. Food never disappoints here. We have been coming here for many years.

Blue Fish

Darling Harbour

Mary dined on Sun, 5th Feb 2017 (7)

food and service was lovely but despite it being a double birthday for my husband and I, and letting them know at time of booking and twice while we were there, there was no mention of our birthday or anything special done for us.


North Sydney

Mary dined on Wed, 11th Jan 2017 (7)

Good if you like yakiniku

Small Bar & Kitchen


Mary dined on Tue, 3rd Jan 2017 (6)

Limited menu for lunch - not many options to choose from as quite boring selection

Jah Bar Dee Why

Dee Why

Mary dined on Thu, 22nd Dec 2016 (9)

Love it here - consistently good food and service.

Blue Eye Dragon


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

Service was good, menu is limited. There is no air conditioning and the ceiling fans don't cool the space, so avoid this on a hot day. It was 30 degrees when we visited and it was very uncomfortable.

Wockbar Manly


Mary dined on Mon, 28th Nov 2016 (9)

Always good here. Great service and good value for great tasting food.

The Boatshed Cafe and Bar


Mary dined on Sun, 6th Nov 2016 (8)

Fantastic spot. Lovely views, generous, tasty meals and service was good.

Mare Sole


Mary dined on Wed, 26th Oct 2016 (8)

Authentic Italian food and generous serves

The Greens

North Sydney

Mary dined on Wed, 19th Oct 2016 (5)

Over priced and service was shocking. Rude and arrogant staff. No table service - for those prices, it should be table service. Won't be back.

Manly Pavilion


Mary dined on Sun, 18th Sep 2016 (8)

Great location, fit out and service. The meals were very tasty and generous in portion size. Our only comment was around the lack of variety on the food menu. Would like to see a broader range of choice in mains and also prices.

Lola Cocina

Crows Nest

Mary dined on Tue, 30th Aug 2016 (5)

We went for a late lunch and despite there only being two table of two dining, service was extremely slow and we kept having to chase a waiter down to order food and drinks. It might be better for dinner?

Wockbar Dee Why

Dee Why

Mary dined on Thu, 28th Jul 2016 (6)

Service was extremely slow

Victoria Bar & Grill


Mary dined on Wed, 27th Jul 2016 (7)

Service was good and meal sizes generous

Dove & Olive

Surry Hills

Mary dined on Thu, 21st Jul 2016 (6)

Average service


Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Mon, 18th Jul 2016 (10)

Sensational food and service. We were made to feel very special. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back and will recommend to all of our friends.

I Love Pho

Crows Nest

Mary dined on Thu, 7th Jul 2016 (8)

Food consistently good

Oceans Narrabeen


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

Food portions were generous, service was a bit too slow

In Situ


Mary dined on Fri, 24th Jun 2016 (5)

Food was average, service very slow and despite booking ahead and asking for a table inside we were put in the courtyard which was freezing. Lots of screaming girls as well.

Criniti's Manly


Mary dined on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 (6)

Service was very slow and they got two of our good orders wrong so we had to wait for them to be cooked again.

Not Bread Alone

Crows Nest

Mary dined on Sun, 15th May 2016 (7)

Food choice and quality is consistently good

I Love Pho

Crows Nest

Mary dined on Sun, 15th May 2016 (8)

Great food at good prices

Red Clove Indian


Mary dined on Tue, 16th Feb 2016 (7)

Family restaurant. Good service and nice food

Postales Spanish Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Fri, 12th Feb 2016 (5)

We booked this for 2 birthdays. Even though we mentioned this, no effort was made to make us feel special. Service was extremely slow as they are very short staffed. Food was good but serving sizes are small

Whitewater Restaurant


Mary dined on Fri, 5th Feb 2016 (3)

Very disappointed last time we visited but thought we'd use a redemption to go for our joint birthday. Service was terrible and they did nothing to acknowledge it was our birthday. Will not recommend to anyone - we are locals not tourists, so that is not good.

Criniti's Manly


Mary dined on Mon, 1st Feb 2016 (9)

Excellent service including treating our sun with a Birthday dessert with candle and bongo drums,


Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Fri, 18th Dec 2015 (8)

Great food and service

Al Aseel Newtown


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

Food was very tasty and portions were generous. Well worth trying this place

Mejico Pitt St CBD


Mary dined on Mon, 28th Sep 2015 (3)

Service was slow and meals were bland and small sizes.

Chiosco by Ormeggio


Mary dined on Sat, 23rd May 2015 (7)

Good food, service was a little slow and BYO charge is quite pricey

Manly Wine


Mary dined on Sun, 17th May 2015 (7)

Very quiet on a Sunday night so atmosphere was lacking

House of Crabs


Mary dined on Sun, 19th Apr 2015 (5)

Small tables, no atmosphere, frozen crab, messy as! They won't split bills but they don't tell you that before and the ATM was out of order!! Prefer Harry's Chili Crab,

Jah Bar Manly


Mary dined on Thu, 26th Mar 2015 (8)

Always a good meal and fun

Mussel Bar and Restaurant


Mary dined on Sun, 11th Jan 2015 (3)

Short staffed, waited more than half hour for each drink and more for the meals. Website is 1 year out of date!!

The Meat & Wine Co Barangaroo

Millers Point

Mary dined on Sun, 21st Dec 2014 (7)

We sat upstairs by the window. Great spot to watch the passing foot traffic at Darling Harbour, and of course the water/boat views.

Little Truffle

Mermaid Beach

Mary dined on Mon, 13th Oct 2014 (7)

We used a Dimmi voucher. Unfortunately, we were told that we could not pick the special 3 course menu (after we were initially told we could!). This seemed like a silly rule. If we had selected the 3 course special menu, we would have spent $20 each more, plus we would have probably had coffee & dessert wine, so even more $$ for restaurant. The food is great, so unfortunately the chef's good work is ruined by these rules and by mediocre service of the wait staff.

Grumpy's Barefoot Bar & Grill


Mary dined on Sat, 11th Oct 2014 (7)

A busy place with good seafood specials. Alison was quite attentive even though she was run off her feet.

Ormeggio at the Spit


Mary dined on Thu, 9th Oct 2014 (9)

Location, menu & service were all great. I recommend that you have lunch or sunset dinner to captivate on the views. Will definitely go again.


Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Tue, 9th Sep 2014 (6)

Lunch time s the best time for this restaurant

Jah Bar Manly


Mary dined on Wed, 13th Aug 2014 (9)

Sit by the bar/kitchen and also be entertained by the chefs!!

Afous Restaurant


Mary dined on Sat, 22nd Mar 2014 (9)

Omar runs a good outfit. Very attentive service and great food/value.

Chinta Ria

Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Mon, 17th Feb 2014 (6)

Food was good but a little expensive.

Emmilou Bar & Tapas

Surry Hills

Mary dined on Thu, 30th Jan 2014 (3)

Staff were too busy chatting to notice that we needed drink refills., even though we were the only diners at the restaurant

Blue Fish

Darling Harbour

Mary dined on Mon, 16th Dec 2013 (6)

Good food and great location

Hyde Park Barracks Cafe

Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Tue, 10th Dec 2013 (6)

Great food, service a bit slow and very hot given a beautiful heritage building with only fans and no AC.

Mad Pizza e Bar Surry Hills

Surry Hills

Mary dined on Fri, 6th Dec 2013 (2)

Food is very average and service is terrible. I wouldn't go back.

MoS Cafe

Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Wed, 30th Oct 2013 (7)

The lunchtime/monthly specials are great value


Sydney CBD

Mary dined on Wed, 31st Jul 2013 (7)

Great food and nicely spaced tables to enable business conversations but they are understaffed so the wait is too long.