Ron

Ron Scott

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

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The Rocks

Ron dined on Sun, 7th Oct 2018 (10)

The best, has everything, creative and beautifully prepared tasting menu, unbeatable views, great service, what more could you ask for

Lee Ho Fook

Melbourne CBD

Ron dined on Sat, 29th Sep 2018 (9)

Creative modern Chinese, wonderful food, very professional service from a team who worked with us to make great food selections

Rosetta

Southbank

Ron dined on Fri, 28th Sep 2018 (6)

Excellent Italian food but didn't enjoy the atmosphere on a cold Melbourne night. Being inside and outside meant there was constant traffic wandering past me. A difficult layout at Southbank makes it difficult to find a good table.

Flower Drum

Melbourne CBD

Ron dined on Fri, 28th Sep 2018 (8)

Great value for lunch, can choose between special good value lunch or go the whole way. Very professional old fashioned service.

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Sat, 1st Sep 2018 (8)

Good for anything; bar scene, quick snack or a longer meal and great views of the harbour and bridge

No.1 Bent Street by Mike

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Sat, 1st Sep 2018 (6)

This didn't happen; although it is one of my favourite Sydney restaurants and a regular go-to restaurant , the restaurant was full and they could offer only a bar seat. As I've said to them before, these seats do not give me the back support I need and a table is far better. Would have preferred they had told me of the limitation earlier, not just rely on the "conditions" on arrival.

The Establishment Garden

Sydney

Ron dined on Fri, 31st Aug 2018 (5)

It was an early morning breakfast, only a couple of tables occupied but the service was mediocre. Menu options not as innovative as past and coffee was barely luke warm

A1 Canteen

Chippendale

Ron dined on Sun, 26th Aug 2018 (9)

wonderful casual dining; not expensive but amazing twist on dishes to bring out maximum flavour

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Sat, 4th Aug 2018 (8)

Great views, better for lunch than dinner to get most out of it. Not fine dining, just good relaible"comfort" food.

Bishop Sessa

Surry Hills

Ron dined on Fri, 3rd Aug 2018 (7)

Good lunch venue and excellent for group dining

Bar Patron by Rockpool

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Wed, 1st Aug 2018 (8)

Excellent lunch for food and value, wonderful views of Sydney's iconic harbour

Bistrot Gavroche

Chippendale

Ron dined on Sun, 8th Jul 2018 (7)

good vale for ok bistro food if you take the 3 course value menu

Beach Almond

Palm Cove

Ron dined on Fri, 29th Jun 2018 (1)

terrible food,, entrees were shockers, with my wife's allergies, she falls back on pork belly often and this example was the worst ever. Can't say anything good about the experience.

No.1 Bent Street by Mike

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Fri, 8th Jun 2018 (10)

Wonderful in every day, superb menu, great dishes for sharing, relaxing and inviting atmosphere

Tonka

Melbourne CBD

Ron dined on Mon, 28th May 2018 (5)

Over-rated and very disapponting. Didn't have the Indian character and spice we were expecting.

No.1 Bent Street by Mike

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Fri, 19th Jan 2018 (9)

Great place for relaxing and sharing - style of food makes it easy to share with 2- 4 friends. Good quality food and service

Blackbird Bar & Grill

Brisbane CBD

Ron dined on Sat, 6th Jan 2018 (2)

Expensive and doesn't deliver. Don't believe the product served was as it should be. Menu said Speckle Park Scotch Fillet but meat served did not match known description of stud or breed.

Gerard's Bistro

Fortitude Valley

Ron dined on Fri, 5th Jan 2018 (8)

Excellent food, relaxing atmosphere, expensive but quality justifies it. Good for sharing dishes.

No.1 Bent Street by Mike

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Fri, 24th Nov 2017 (9)

Excellent food, interesting menu options and many dishes are good for sharing. Some interesting dishes offering good value.

Lee Ho Fook

Melbourne CBD

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

Excellent quality, interesting diversity of dishes in the tasting menu. Relaxing atmosphere

Olio Kensington Street

Chippendale

Ron dined on Mon, 25th Sep 2017 (9)

top quality food, amazing produce artistically presented

Banksii

Barangaroo

Ron dined on Sun, 24th Sep 2017 (6)

Be9ng part of the Barangaroo precinct, it is crowded and noisy. Fine if that's what you are looking for but not for a quiet meal for conversation

Butcher and the Farmer

Forest Lodge

Ron dined on Sat, 23rd Sep 2017 (8)

Excellent for breakfast, loved the complex, so much different to my memories of Glebe. Interesting menu options.

Ester

Chippendale

Ron dined on Mon, 11th Sep 2017 (10)

Outstanding in every way, quality inventive menu and superb service

The Spice Room

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Sun, 10th Sep 2017 (5)

Little to differentiate compared to others. Average service, didn't like all good coming at same time, little spice character, quite bland food.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Sun, 10th Sep 2017 (7)

Great location for views and ambience for a brunch or lunch. Better for daytime than dinner when it gets dark. Menu was limited for breakfast but views compensate.

Coast

Hervey Bay

Ron dined on Sun, 6th Aug 2017 (9)

Very good in every way, relaxing atmosphere, friendly and professional service, produce driven, excellent chef.

The Gantry Restaurant

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 (6)

Arrived too late for the degustation which seemed more interesting than what I had. Little of interest in a-la-carte menu.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Wed, 5th Jul 2017 (6)

Everything is excellent quality but the dining lacked any "experience" factor - felt more appropriate for a business meeting than a date night.

No.1 Bent Street by Mike

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Mon, 19th Jun 2017 (10)

Wonderful restaurant, hard to categorise. suits either personal or business lunch or pre -theatre, excellent quality produce beautifully cooked. Good open atmosphere with light and space.

subo

Newcastle West

Ron dined on Fri, 16th Jun 2017 (10)

Superb restaurant, quality food, great service and excellent value for such quality.

est.

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Fri, 19th May 2017 (10)

Wonderful restaurant, professional in every way. superb quality food and diverse tasting menus.

nel restaurant

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Wed, 17th May 2017 (7)

Didn't quite work, obviously a tasting menu and very artistic and quality focussed but didn't really get into any particular dish

The Euro

Brisbane CBD

Ron dined on Mon, 10th Apr 2017 (7)

Reliable and good quality More business type than innovative

ARIA Restaurant Brisbane

Brisbane CBD

Ron dined on Mon, 10th Apr 2017 (9)

Excellent food, perhaps a corporate style, wonderful views by the river Top service and amazing value for lunch

Public Dining Room

Mosman

Ron dined on Sun, 26th Mar 2017 (8)

Wonderful spot for breakfast, amazing beach side views. Excellent service, slightly on the expensive side but all the positives outweigh the negatives.

Lee Ho Fook

Melbourne CBD

Ron dined on Sun, 12th Mar 2017 (10)

Amazing food, innovative and cutting edge Best Chinese in years, so different to any other

Tulip

Geelong West

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

Excellent in every way - cutting edge and innovative food, wonderful service

Flower Drum

Melbourne CBD

Ron dined on Wed, 8th Feb 2017 (9)

Excellent quality and old-fashioned wonderful service

Estelle Bistro

Northcote

Ron dined on Tue, 7th Feb 2017 (6)

Bit disappointed as I hadn't realised that there were 2 options of Estelle, thought I was going to what I now know to be ESP - kept wondering through the meal why it didn't have the expected WOW factor. Probably good if this is what you had wanted.

Anason

Barangaroo

Ron dined on Tue, 17th Jan 2017 (9)

A wonderful relaxing atmosphere by the water at Barangaroo with a superb and diverse Turkish restaurant. Best to share, as a solo diner, difficult to enjoy as many dishes as I would have liked. Good quality wines including Turkish and Australian by the glass

Clovelly Estate - The Long Apron

Montville

Ron dined on Sun, 8th Jan 2017 (10)

Great finesses, exquisite food of wonderful quality . Excellent diversity of menu options. Wonderful setting in the hinterland.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Fri, 6th Jan 2017 (9)

Amazing spot, Sydney at its best. Better for lunch when you can best appreciate the views and surrounds.

Clovelly Estate - The Long Apron

Montville

Ron dined on Sun, 18th Dec 2016 (10)

Wonderful tasting menu of superb produce and quality in the best atmosphere. Top service.

No.1 Bent Street by Mike

Sydney CBD

Ron dined on Wed, 7th Dec 2016 (8)

Relaxing atmosphere, good menu choices and good selection of wines by the glass

Oliveto

Rhodes

Ron dined on Thu, 24th Nov 2016 (8)

Excellent in every way, great setting by the river, perfect for a lunch with friends; excellent food and service

Solitary Restaurant

Leura

Ron dined on Sun, 13th Nov 2016 (7)

Great views, check map for directions, GPS can be misleading for directions Excellent "comfort food", good service

Leura Garage

Leura

Ron dined on Sat, 12th Nov 2016 (6)

Crowded and noisy, put first in back next to servery then moved to back table next to family and kids not an enjoyable atmosphere Better outside

Nu Nu Restaurant

Palm Cove

Ron dined on Sat, 22nd Oct 2016 (8)

Idyllic spot for daytime dining; wonderful views of one of the world's best beaches. Excellent casual dining for breakfast and lunch with top quality food and presentation - on the expensive side but quality justifies.

Marion

Fitzroy

Ron dined on Sun, 2nd Oct 2016 (7)

Better as a wine bar than a fine dining restaurant. Good atmosphere and excellent service.

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

Ron dined on Sat, 1st Oct 2016 (8)

Lots of atmosphere and haracter. Excellent quality fod.

The Stunned Mullet

Port Macquarie

Ron dined on Sun, 11th Sep 2016 (10)

Amazing quality for a regional centre One of the best wine lists particularly with choice of half bottles

LuMi Bar & Dining

Pyrmont

Ron dined on Sat, 10th Sep 2016 (8)

Top quality tasting menu in a wonderful location

Beach Almond

Palm Cove

Ron dined on Fri, 19th Aug 2016 (5)

Ok food for tourist destination, would not compete in a major city. Too rigid and inflexible re menu i.e numbers for sharing, how to divide 3 by 2.

Ripples Milsons Point

Milsons Point

Ron dined on Fri, 5th Aug 2016 (9)

Wonderful views, one of best in Sydney for tourists. Food is good quality and wonderful value for such a setting. Excellent service.

Aqua Dining

Milsons Point

Ron dined on Wed, 3rd Aug 2016 (7)

Wonderful views but can be noisy. Tables close together make it difficult to have any private conversation.

Bar H

Surry Hills

Ron dined on Tue, 2nd Aug 2016 (9)

Xcellent fusion style food, wonderful atmosphere , either for dining or bar scene and excellent service.

Clovelly Estate - The Long Apron

Montville

Ron dined on Sat, 23rd Jul 2016 (10)

Better for lunch than dinner, Amazing hinterland spot with incredible views Can't beat it for a leisurely afternoon with a wonderful diversity of tastes and flavours.

GOMA Restaurant

South Bank

Ron dined on Fri, 1st Jul 2016 (9)

Quality and innovative. Excellent produce, beautifully cooked and well presented. Top service.

The Botanist Kirribilli

Kirribilli

Ron dined on Sun, 19th Jun 2016 (5)

Probably best for groups - good value , more about pizzas and burgers than fine dining

Muse Restaurant

Pokolbin

Ron dined on Sat, 18th Jun 2016 (9)

Atmosphere had changed since last visit, more formal than other room but meal was superb - a top chef, great produce and excellent service

Ester

Chippendale

Ron dined on Thu, 16th Jun 2016 (8)

Great vibrant atmosphere - good for groups and for sharing meals - knowledgeable team.

Pastuso

Melbourne CBD

Ron dined on Wed, 8th Jun 2016 (5)

Good for large groups for sharing, no good for a solo diner, choices are limited

Temple of Tastes

Palm Cove

Ron dined on Mon, 16th May 2016 (6)

Nothing special, traditional food without any innovation Perhaps more akin to a hotel dining room, no beach side aatmosphere

GOMA Restaurant

South Bank

Ron dined on Sat, 14th May 2016 (9)

Quality in every wY from produce, menu design and delivery First class

Gerard's Bistro

Fortitude Valley

Ron dined on Fri, 13th May 2016 (6)

Rigid policy re allergies, little ability to change. Menu not as exciting and innovative as some other Brisbane restaurants.

Clovelly Estate - The Long Apron

Montville

Ron dined on Sun, 27th Mar 2016 (10)

Getting better and better, exciting from the first course Innovative, old with flair and flavour Amazing location makes a total experience

Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

Noosa Heads

Ron dined on Fri, 4th Mar 2016 (3)

Disappointing experience, food doesn't live up to expectations, confused identity as to whether Sri Lankan or French Disappointing service

Woodland House

Prahran

Ron dined on Fri, 19th Feb 2016 (9)

Best value in Melbourne for fixed price lunch - for a limited menu, it still allows the opportunity of seeing the quality produce and delivery - wonderful setting.

Sixpenny

Stanmore

Ron dined on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 (6)

Lacked magic of past visits; food of high quality and technically good but lacked that little extra that made it special in the past

Ester

Chippendale

Ron dined on Fri, 29th Jan 2016 (9)

Great food and service - limited menu in perception but in reality very innovative and exciting.

Nu Nu Restaurant

Palm Cove

Ron dined on Sun, 17th Jan 2016 (4)

Atmosphere depends much on if you sit inside or out. Service is woeful. No wow factor. Better avoiding tasting menu, a lazy option for chef. Avoid the night when sous chef is on. Check that head chef is working before booking.

Salsa Bar & Grill

Port Douglas

Ron dined on Sat, 16th Jan 2016 (7)

Good Port Douglas atmosphere - relaxing eating in the fresh open style area - not destination style food but good for vacation din ing

Wasabi Restaurant & Bar

Noosa Heads

Ron dined on Fri, 27th Nov 2015 (7)

Wonderful location and setting, superb food. Great for a special o0ccasion but early sitting is best for the views. Let down by service in a number of ways.

Le Pelican

Darlinghurst

Ron dined on Wed, 14th Oct 2015 (10)

Not really "fine dining", more of a classical French bistro but nonetheless, the quality in every way makes it an exceptional night. Wonderful food and quality and you could almost feel you were in Paris.

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Ron dined on Wed, 16th Sep 2015 (7)

Excellent service, atmosphere and views. Entrée was excellent but steak was not so good. Quality was indicative of a "value" dish.

Bishop Sessa

Surry Hills

Ron dined on Wed, 16th Sep 2015 (8)

Had Dimmi special lunch which made it great value. Excellent quality and relaxing atmosphere.

Bar H

Surry Hills

Ron dined on Mon, 31st Aug 2015 (10)

Amazing diversity of innovative dishes, skilfully prepared - generous servings for a tasting menu and excellent value

Le Pelican

Darlinghurst

Ron dined on Thu, 6th Aug 2015 (10)

Outstanding restaurant - wonderful produce, beautifully cooked. Recommend to anyone

Amici Cafe

Caloundra

Ron dined on Thu, 21st May 2015 (3)

very disappointing, food not good

Clovelly Estate - The Long Apron

Montville

Ron dined on Fri, 13th Mar 2015 (10)

On one hand a special occasion venue, on the other, a great place for those who love the diversity of food experience with a lot of thought put into the total menu. It has everything - food, service, textures, flavours - a wonderful restaurant and one of the best in Australia.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Mon, 16th Feb 2015 (9)

Great location by the harbour with excellent value for such quality food.

Ormeggio at the Spit

Mosman

Ron dined on Thu, 12th Feb 2015 (8)

Excellent food and superb location but a couple of problems ; not everyone enjoys the view, on our night we were against the back wall and you could be anywhere. Would not suggest the matching wines with the tasting menu. You don't get a wine for some time; in our case we waited some 40 or so minutes and left us more stressed than relaxed.

Sixpenny

Stanmore

Ron dined on Wed, 28th Jan 2015 (10)

Superb quality, amazing flavours and such diversity of tastes and courses. A special place.

Ecco Bistro

Brisbane

Ron dined on Wed, 7th Jan 2015 (8)

Good bistro style, not cutting edge or innovative but professional backed by top service and interesting wine list.

Wasabi Restaurant & Bar

Noosa Heads

Ron dined on Tue, 6th Jan 2015 (9)

Definitely top quality in every way - location is wonderful food both in produce and presentation is first class and service is very professional. Portions are on small size so can be expensive ; wine list is both comprehensive and good value.

Bar H

Surry Hills

Ron dined on Tue, 30th Dec 2014 (7)

Obviously very fashionable and good value provided you are able to enjoy the tasting menu - good range of innovative dishes. Problem if you have allergies as they tend to dumb down the options and then demand the whole table have the same dishes. Be careful of your choice of "table" as you may finish up in a corner bar seat if you haven't been specific

Temporada

Canberra

Ron dined on Wed, 3rd Dec 2014 (10)

Wonderful restaurant - innovative and exciting menu, fun and funky atmosphere

Aubergine Restaurant

Griffith

Ron dined on Tue, 2nd Dec 2014 (7)

Quality and fine dining but erring on the safe and cautious side.

Clovelly Estate - The Long Apron

Montville

Ron dined on Sun, 2nd Nov 2014 (10)

One of Australia's best - lovely country setting with magnificent gardens but best appreciated by choosing the tasting menu - you don't appreciate the quality by just having 2 or 3 courses. The diversity of menu and the thought that has gone into each course is absolutely amazing.

Gerard's Bistro

Fortitude Valley

Ron dined on Sun, 19th Oct 2014 (8)

Excellent quality although on the light side of generous servings. A little challenge to overcome issue of allergies, sat in an alleyway so not Moroccan atmosphere as some have described.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Tue, 7th Oct 2014 (10)

One of Sydney's most relaxing sites - a magnificent spot for enjoying Sydney at its best by the harbour - calm and relaxing with excellent dining - not fine dining nor innovative like some but just good enjoyable dining.

Japaz

Neutral Bay

Ron dined on Tue, 30th Sep 2014 (9)

Love the tasting menu - good variety of dishes and excellent value.

Ripples Milsons Point

Milsons Point

Ron dined on Mon, 29th Sep 2014 (9)

A must go-to-place for interstate and international visitors. Captures everything good about Sydney.

Tapioca Restaurant

Cremorne

Ron dined on Sun, 28th Sep 2014 (9)

Excellent quality Thai food - far superior to the many other nearby Thai restaurants

Sixpenny

Stanmore

Ron dined on Fri, 18th Jul 2014 (10)

Innovative, exciting, great food with flavour and texture

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Wed, 16th Jul 2014 (10)

Went there last week and had such a great time that came back. Just as good on the repeat visit - great food, wonderful views, exceptional value and very professional service.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Thu, 10th Jul 2014 (10)

Highly recommended- great location, quality food and superb service

Le Chat Noir

Terrigal

Ron dined on Mon, 7th Jul 2014 (6)

Value if you like this style of food - it is very much old style French cuisine - more French bistro than French fine dining

Millbrook Winery Restaurant

Jarrahdale

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

A beautiful country / winery setting with good food and wine matched by top service. Great winery atmosphere sitting by the lake. An easy 1 hour trip from Perth

Tapioca Restaurant

Cremorne

Ron dined on Tue, 22nd Apr 2014 (8)

In an area with many choices of Thai food, this is one of the better ones. Excellent spice character.

Afous

Mosman

Ron dined on Tue, 15th Apr 2014 (8)

Enjoyable Moroccan style food in a wonderful setting with atmosphere

The Bridgewater Mill

Bridgewater

Ron dined on Sat, 15th Mar 2014 (8)

Excellent food, good for a day trip out of the city but service shows a lack of interest.

Ripples at Chowder Bay

Mosman

Ron dined on Mon, 10th Mar 2014 (8)

Great location; top quality produce and excellent chef. Ideal location for seeing Sydney Harbour. Probably best for lunch or early dinner

Public Dining Room

Mosman

Ron dined on Tue, 18th Feb 2014 (7)

Excellent value with Dimmi promotion It is a total experience - the view is superb but the food is more safe than adventurous. Better after 8 o'clock to avoid the punitive local parking charges

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