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The Railway Club Hotel

Port Melbourne

Phil dined on Wed, 8th Aug 2018 (10)

Regularly dine at the Railway Club Hotel and have done for many years. Had a business meeting for lunch yesterday and as usual it was really busy and the steaks were great - also as usual! Haven’t found Anywhere in Melbourne that has steak as good and cooked to perfection!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sun, 15th Jul 2018 (9)

Visited Meat Market again on the weekend before heading off to Etihad Stadium for the AFL football- my 500gm Porterhouse steak was tender & cooked to perfection. Meals of the other 4 guests were great too! Meat Market is a regular dining experience for us in the AFL season as their steaks are always great! Highly recommended!

The Railway Club Hotel

Port Melbourne

Phil dined on Wed, 20th Jun 2018 (10)

Been going to ‘The Railway Club’ for over 25 years and it never disappoints. The food and service are always great. Last night the wives Eye Fillet and my 400gm Cape Grimm Porterhouse melted in our mouths! We hadn’t been for about 18 months and won’t leave it that long before going back again! If you line a great steak - Thd Railway Club Hotel in Port Melbourne is the place to go!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sun, 22nd Apr 2018 (9)

Hadn’t dined at Neat Market since last AFL football season so when we booked to go on Sunday last we were most interested to see how it was now! Well we were not disappointed as the steaks were as good as ever! The three of us who dined all had great steaks and my 500gm porterhouse was supreme! If you enjoy a great steak - get to Meat Market at South Wharf!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Sun, 18th Feb 2018 (9)

With my wife we dined at La Camera on Sunday last and thoroughly enjoyed our calamari salad, ham pizza & entrees. We sat on the verandah and took in the scenic views along the Yarra that Southbank offers. A great place to dine for those heading off to theatre, basketball, tennis , football as the venues are all close by. La Camera is great!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Wed, 24th Jan 2018 (9)

We regularly dine at LaCamera on our way to the theatre or basketball at Hisense Arena. The food and service is always consistently good and that is the reason we keep going back! Definitely worth a visit!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Wed, 3rd Jan 2018 (9)

We are regulars at La Camera and the fact we keep on going back is testament to what we think. Great place to dine if going to the theatre as State Theatre and Art Centre etc are just around the corner. Southgate area has a nice vibe to it and you get nice views along the Yarra and over parts of the City of Melbourne.

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Mon, 11th Dec 2017 (9)

We dine regularly at LaCamera. The food & service is consistently good. We have been dining there for over 5 years and I guess the fact we keep going back is the best recommendation one can give!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Sun, 19th Nov 2017 (9)

With 7 members of our family we had a very nice lunch last Sunday at La Camera. We regularly go to La Camera because the food and service is always good. It is in a very nice central location overlooking the Yarra River at Southgate. Thoroughly recommended!

Short Black Cafe.

Camberwell

Phil dined on Sat, 19th Aug 2017 (6)

With family we dined at Short Black Saturday 19thAugust at 6pm - the service was terribly slow for both food & drinks. I have been to Short Black often over the years and this was the worst the service has ever been. The meals were generous portions, in fact none of the four diners ate all their main meal...that said the food was good! The carpet in the building was old and dirty and suggest it should be replaced asap!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sat, 5th Aug 2017 (9)

Amongst the best steaks in Melbourne at Meat Market by the Yarra at South Wharf. Last night Four of us had steak and raved how good they all were. My 400gm Cape Grim Porterhouse was supreme and cooked to perfection. We regularly dine at Meat Market on our way to Etihad Stadium for the AFL football as we did last night.

The Railway Club Hotel

Port Melbourne

Phil dined on Sun, 9th Jul 2017 (10)

Have been going to Railway Club Hotel for many years -too many to remember!! The meals are always very good. Sunday night last with wife and family we had a pleasant evening with great meals - three had steaks and one a chicken parma! and each of us were very happy with our lot! Railway Club is highly recommended!

Mario's Italian Restaurant

Broadbeach

Phil dined on Mon, 3rd Jul 2017 (10)

We holiday on the Gold Coast 2-3 times a year and dine at Mario's on each visit - offer more than once per visit! The atmosphere and food are great. Mario's has had a major refurbishment in recent times and they have done a great job! Highly recommended if you enjoy Italian style food!

Squires Loft Docklands

Docklands

Phil dined on Fri, 16th Jun 2017 (9)

Our family quite often dine at Squires Loft and generally when we are off to an event at Etihad Stadium. Last night the four of us all had steaks, each of different cuts and they all were given a "thumbs up" rating. Mine was the 400gm Black Angus Porterhouse and was great!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sat, 3rd Jun 2017 (9)

Love the South Wharf Meat Market - Great steaks and great atmosphere. In the AFL football season we regularly dine there either before or after the game and then have a pleasant stroll from or over to Etihad Stadium for the game. The steaks at the Meat Market are as good as one will find in Melbourne! My advice is - if you haven't been and like steaks - be like the Nike advert and "Just do it!"

Mario's Italian Restaurant

Broadbeach

Phil dined on Tue, 30th May 2017 (9)

Whenever I am on the Gold Coast I go to Mario's - it is one of my favorites! Close to the beach at Broadbeach and it is a short walk across to Star Casino Mario's has just been renovated and has been made even better - it is bright & modern and most importantly the food & service is still great! My Chicken Parma last night was great!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sun, 28th May 2017 (8)

Steak at The Meat Market is a specialty! My dry aged porterhouse was great. The four of us had steaks and were all cooked to perfection! A nice place to stop for dinner last night after the AFL football at Etihad which is just a short walk away!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Sun, 21st May 2017 (9)

Dine regularly at La Camera - last night with family and after the Kangaroos defeated Melbourne at the MCG we all had a lovely meal that was enjoyed thoroughly. The best recommendation I can give is that I keep on going back to La Camera and have over the years recommended many of our family friends and also business associates to go! We will be back again many times in the future!

EZARD

Melbourne CBD

Phil dined on Mon, 3rd Apr 2017 (9)

Very nice restaurant in heart of Melbourne City Judy behind Westin Hotel! Very well prepared & presented meals. If there is a fault - in my mind is that the meal sizes are quite small! That said Ezard is well worth a visit!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sun, 2nd Apr 2017 (9)

We are regulars at Meat Market during the football season with Etihad Stadium just 1 15 minute walk away. The Waygu Burger & Fillet steaks were great and the service was good too! Highly recommended!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sun, 26th Mar 2017 (9)

Been to Meat Market quite a lot over the past 2 years and the food & service are always very good! The views along the Yarra River is good and a quiet stroll along the river before or after the dining experience is worthwhile!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

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

My wife & I dined at La Camera last night on our way to the James Taylor concert at Rod Laver Arena (just a casual stroll away along the Yarra River). We are regulars at La Camera because of its location and best of all the fact that the meals and service are consistently very good. The views over the Yarra, along Southbank & the City building make it even more enjoyable. Perfect for casual dining at reasonable pricing. High recommended!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Thu, 20th Oct 2016 (9)

Wife & I dined at La Camera last night on our way to Hisense Arena for the basketball between Melbourne United & Brisbane Bullets. The food and service was very god as it always is! We have been dining at La Camera for a number of years now and have always found it to be consistently great. Will keep going back!

The Railway Club Hotel

Port Melbourne

Phil dined on Mon, 3rd Oct 2016 (9)

Have been dining at Railway Club Hotel for many years and personally would have been there at least 25 times. . The food and service are always great and todays steaks were superb as usual. The Railway is in an "out of the way location" but always seems to be full of happy diners, whether at lunch time or dinner time! That I guess is the best recommendation any place could have!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Sun, 4th Sep 2016 (9)

Had lunch at La Camera prior to heading off to the stage play - We Will Rock You - with wife & grand daughter. The food & service at La Camera was first class,as it always is. The best recommendation I can give off this place is that we keep on going back! Friendly staff, great food & not expensive!

Squires Loft Docklands

Docklands

Phil dined on Sat, 27th Aug 2016 (9)

Had a table of 4 prior to the AFL game at Etihad Stadium last Saturday night. Squires Loft at Docklands is just a short walk to Etihad Stadium and there is ample car parking close by. The 400gm Black Angus Porterhouse steak was magnificent...so tender and well prepared by the Chef. Highly recommend Squires Loft!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Wed, 17th Aug 2016 (9)

La Camera is a very nice café/restaurant to dine at. The food & service are always very good. Today the Seafood Risotto & the Chicken Salad were delicious and the fat chips were too - as usual. We keep going back to La Camera & I guess that is the best recommendation one could give.

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sat, 30th Jul 2016 (9)

With two of my sons and grandson we died at South Wharf Meat Market on Saturday night on our way to watch "Boomer" play his record breaking 427th VFL/AFL game just a short walk away at Etihad Stadium. Our 400gm Cape Grim Porterhouse steaks were cooked to perfection and were delicious. We really enjoy the food and service at Meat Market and that is why we keep going back!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Fri, 17th Jun 2016 (9)

Great steaks, friendly service and nice atmosphere. We regularly dine at South Wharf Meat Market and have rarely, if ever had a meal that we dint really enjoy! High recommended!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 (10)

Really enjoyed our dining experience at Meat Market at South Wharf. Great location right near the DFO and Hilton Hotel and an easy walk to Etihad Stadium for the AFL football and concerts etc.. Been to Meat Market on many occasions and love it!

The Graham

Port Melbourne

Phil dined on Thu, 2nd Jun 2016 (6)

Visited The Graham Hotel for a business lunch today. We had been referred there by other business friends who had raved about The Graham. I found the meals to be very small and did not live up to the recommendation. Whilst the meals were small they were quite tasty.

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Wed, 1st Jun 2016 (9)

LaCamera is a favourite of mine-have been there many times over the years! That in fact is the best recommendation I could give-I keep going back! Pizza today was great and those fat chips are the best! Highly recommended!

Squires Loft Docklands

Docklands

Phil dined on Fri, 29th Apr 2016 (9)

Steak was absolutely fantasric,! 400gm Black Angus

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Thu, 18th Feb 2016 (9)

We are regulars at La Camera. The best recommendation I can give is that we keep going back! The food and service are always consistently good and if sitting on the verandah the views over the Yarra River and Southbank walk are really nice and enjoy able.I can say without hesitation we have never had a meal to complain about at La Camera!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Tue, 2nd Feb 2016 (9)

Best Chunky Chips in Melbourne Had lunch at LaCamera again today. I am a regular there and I guess that is the best recommendation I can give....I simply keep going back. My daughter and I had scrumptious meals, some pleasant wine & a bottle of Mineral wine. Everything including the service was spot on! Highly recommneded

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Wed, 2nd Dec 2015 (9)

I have been to La Camera on many occasions....today as usual the food was first class and great value for $$$$$. We sat on the balcony with views over the Yarra River and along the River walk - most enjoyable and relaxing. Lovely Italian style food - our risottos were great!

The Railway Club Hotel

Port Melbourne

Phil dined on Mon, 12th Oct 2015 (9)

Went back to the Railway Club Hotel again today. Have been there many times over the years and we still enjoy going there. My son and I had the 400gm Porterhouse steaks and they were delicious, tender and juicy...and well cooked! I have tried to find better steak in Melbourne - to date have not been able too!

Squires Loft Albert Park

Melbourne CBD

Phil dined on Wed, 7th Oct 2015 (8)

Three members of our family dined at Squires Loft, Albert Park 7th October'15. The meals and service were very good and anyone wishing to enjoy a nice steak in pleasant surroundings could confidently go there and enjoy a pleasant evening as we did!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Phil dined on Sun, 13th Sep 2015 (10)

On Sunday last with my wife & son we had lunch at La Camera at Southgate. Our table had lovely views over the Yarra River and along Southbank Avenue. Our meals were great, the pizzas were tasty and of good size, the 300gm steak delicious and the hand cut chips are as good as you get anywhere in Melbourne. I finished off my meal with a tiramisu which was beautiful!. After our meal we took advantage of the great weather and walked along the Yarra to the MCG to attend the AFL finals game to watch our beloved Kangaroos defeat Richmond in front of 90,000 screaming fans. A lovely meal at La Camera and a lovely Melbourne day!

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

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

As a group of 6 we had breakfast at La Camera at Southgate today (9August) prior to an easy walk to the MCG for AFL footy. Food was tasty, service was very nice and friendly and the cost most reasonable. We keep on going back to La Camera and I guess that's the best recommendation we could give.

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sat, 1st Aug 2015 (8)

With 3 members of my family we dined again at Meat Market. This was the 5th or 6th time in the past 3-4 months. The meals as usual were very good however tonight the service was quite slow. whilst it was quite busy the meals and drinks were slow arriving. We will go back again but maybe not as frequently. To the restaurant please return the chips and 400gm dry aged porterhouse without bone to the menu!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Fri, 17th Jul 2015 (9)

Great steak AGAIN! We go to Meat Market on our way to the AFL football at Etihad Stadium as it is close by AND the steaks are great. We have been 4 or 5 time sin the past 2 months....that I guess would be the best recommendation we could give!...we simply love the food!

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Sat, 11th Jul 2015 (9)

The Best recommendation we could give is that this was the 4th time we have been to the meat Market in the past 10 weeks. The 400g dry aged porterhouse steak is absolutely amazing! Further we are going back next Friday night!. We eat at 530-6pm and then walk to Etihad Stadium for the AFL.

South Wharf Meat Market

South Wharf

Phil dined on Fri, 15th May 2015 (9)

Family of 4 adults ate at Meat Market in May 2105. Food and service was very good. Good quality steaks and friendly service. Good location easy walk to Etihad Stadium for the AFL game!

Bobs Steak & Chop House

Docklands

Phil dined on Sat, 1st Mar 2014 (9)

We ahd a table for 6 at Bobs for dinner prior to going to a show. Service was prompt and food was great. Well done Bobs and we certainly will go backa gain!

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