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Paringa Estate Winery & Restaurant

Red Hill South

Alan dined on Fri, 9th Nov 2018 (9)

First time at Paringa and it was a great experience. We had the 5 course degustation and it was excellent, especially with the paired wine. Kudos to John our waiter for his excellent service. Had a good chat to the maitre'd/sommelier Bruce whose experience included time at Inniskillin. He was kind enough to let me try the 2016 Shiraz The Paringa after talking about reds. I couldn't resist walking away with a bottle. Definitely a return to place for me.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 (8)

We came early for dinner and was shown to a square table which looked a little small for 4 of us. When asked to change to a round table, was told no even though it didn't looked reserved. Two of our mains was the chef's grill, a medium rare for me and medium for another. Unfortunately, the serve was reversed, with mine looking more medium well than medium rare. I sent it back and eventually, after the other guests had finished, my new meal came out, this time perfect. The manager was very apologetic and offered to take my meal off the bill which I graciously accepted. Overall, still a good night out with family.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 (8)

Pleasant service and good food.

Olivigna Restaurant at Pietro Gallo Estate

Warrandyte

Alan dined on Sat, 27th Oct 2018 (9)

This is a great place to go for up market italian. The unique style of pizza and pasta are delicious. A glass of Pietro Gallo Prosecco is a good start to a wonderful meal.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Tue, 23rd Oct 2018 (8)

Service was excellent. All our meals, hapuka, steak and pork were great. Only issue was that the skin of the pork wasn't crispy as expected.

Carne Grill

Chirnside Park

Alan dined on Fri, 12th Oct 2018 (8)

our first time there using the scoopon voucher for the carnivore feast. We were not disappointed. Wagyu rump, porterhouse, salmon, barramundi, short ribs and a generous serve of chips and salad. Great place for a good steak.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Wed, 19th Sep 2018 (8)

Bucatini's kitchen is consistent in the food that they serve in that it is well prepared and service is good.

Oakridge

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sun, 16th Sep 2018 (9)

We used a gift voucher for a 2 course meal which we extended to 3 to include dessert. Started with beef tatare and eel chawanmushi followed by kangaroo loin and beef cheek. Topped off with gin orange dessert and chololate artichoke. One of our favourite weekend restaurants. Thanks Matt and Jo.

Tokar Estate Winery

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sun, 9th Sep 2018 (8)

The steak was beautifully cooked. Very nice tempranillo that went beautifully with the meal. Also delicious desserts. Definitely will visit again.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Wed, 29th Aug 2018 (8)

Friendly staff. Good food.

Oakridge

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sat, 25th Aug 2018 (10)

We had the 3 course offering and a bottle of the 864 syrah. Food was excellent and the wine was bold yet beautiful. A favourite wineyard of ours to visit and dine.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Fri, 24th Aug 2018 (8)

We had a good selection of tapas and a couple of mains between the 6 of us. Food was very good and enjoyable.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Tue, 21st Aug 2018 (9)

Our waiter John provided us with excellent service and was able to recommend some different combination of sauce for one of the fish dish. We had the wagyu, barramundi and mulloway, which were all delicious.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Fri, 3rd Aug 2018 (9)

It was unusual to be served the wrong order for a restaurant of that calibre, not once but twice. All 6 of us had the lamb shoulder for two, and unfortunately, it was a little dry.

Fedele's Ristorante Italiano

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Wed, 1st Aug 2018 (7)

I had the eye fillet which did not seem to be as tender as other eye fillet I have had in the past. Fish was good.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Wed, 25th Jul 2018 (8)

The food taste and quality is always consistent and good. Friendly staff as usual.

Hunter & Barrel - Eastland

Ringwood

Alan dined on Tue, 24th Jul 2018 (9)

We had the 3 course special all of which were excellent and at the end of it, extremely filling. Probably our 5th time there.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 22nd Jul 2018 (9)

We had 3 wagyu steak and 1 barramundi between the four of us and everything was cooked brilliantly. Unfortunately, service was a little distracted this time round. We had to wait unusually long (compared to previous times we’ve been). We asked for the dessert menu and it never came. Had to ask for it again. It wasn’t like the place was packed full, the staff were just a little distracted.

Abacus Allday

Ringwood

Alan dined on Fri, 20th Jul 2018 (9)

First time there. The young waitress was extremely polite and patient and also knowledgeable with wine. Food was great. Would come again.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Tue, 10th Jul 2018 (9)

Night views are excellent. Food is always excellent as is the service.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Thu, 5th Jul 2018 (8)

A place I regularly come to enjoy a steak or fish.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Mon, 25th Jun 2018 (7)

Would like more vegetables served with their main course.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018 (9)

The steak was cooked to perfection. Salmon was grilled and had a nice crispy skin.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Tue, 19th Jun 2018 (8)

The bbq platter was enough for 3. Very tasty meat platter.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 3rd Jun 2018 (9)

We had the lunch buffet. The seafood (oysters, prawns) were fresh. Wine was included which complemented the wide spread of food choices. Dessert choices were yum.

'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley

Dixons Creek

Alan dined on Sat, 19th May 2018 (9)

Staff ver very polite and friendly. Had the barramundi. Lovely and lightly crisp at the edge. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Fri, 18th May 2018 (8)

Service and food presentation is good. Entree serves are quite large and filling. One of our regular haunts.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Fri, 11th May 2018 (9)

Food was good, service was good, a very enjoyable evening.

Oakridge

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sun, 6th May 2018 (9)

Had the 2 course entree and mains. Smoked trout and beef tatare for entree and trout and port for mains. Beautifully cooked and delicious. Staff were excellent and attentive, even though it was full.

Tokar Estate Winery

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sun, 18th Mar 2018 (8)

Staff were very pleasant. Food was good. Cant ask for much more than that.

The Auburn Hotel

Hawthorn East

Alan dined on Wed, 7th Mar 2018 (7)

Busy meeting place. Nice outdoor eating area.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Mon, 5th Mar 2018 (6)

High turnover of staff.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Fri, 2nd Mar 2018 (8)

Consistent service and quality of food

The Playford Restaurant

Adelaide CBD

Alan dined on Sat, 24th Feb 2018 (9)

First time there and was very impressed by the presentation and quality of the food. The three of has had a steak, kangaroo and salmon. The entrees were also excellent.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Fri, 23rd Feb 2018 (7)

Enjoyed the food.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Tue, 13th Feb 2018 (8)

Friendly staff, good food.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Fri, 9th Feb 2018 (8)

One of our goto places when we want to have a good steak cooked to our liking. Friendly service and good food.

Pescare Restaurant

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Tue, 6th Feb 2018 (7)

Food was ok. Nothing to rave about.

The Meat & Wine Co Hawthorn East

Hawthorn East

Alan dined on Tue, 23rd Jan 2018 (9)

Great food and service. Had so much food that I had to roll out of the restaurant.

'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley

Dixons Creek

Alan dined on Sun, 21st Jan 2018 (9)

Staff were very friendly. We were a party of 8 and ordered a shared platter of entree which was delicious as was our mains. We had lab rack, pork belly and barramundi. The only thing to note is that the current menu doesn't include any steak.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Fri, 19th Jan 2018 (8)

Ordered a medium rare filet and it was cooked to perfection.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Tue, 9th Jan 2018 (8)

This is one of the place I go to for consistent good food.

The Bavarian Parramatta

Parramatta

Alan dined on Tue, 26th Dec 2017 (7)

Had the share platter which was ample for just the 2 of us. The pork belly skin wasn't as crackly as expected. Still a nice place to have a meal.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Wed, 6th Dec 2017 (8)

Food was good and service too.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Tue, 5th Dec 2017 (7)

Always enjoyed the food at Toro.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Tue, 28th Nov 2017 (8)

Have been there several times and each time not disappointed with the quality and standard of the food and service.

The Cliveden Bar & Dining

East Melbourne

Alan dined on Sat, 25th Nov 2017 (8)

Unfortunately the morten bay bugs seemed overboiled and was tasteless and dry. Oysters and mussels were fresh as were the prawns. The wagyu rump and striploin were however very tender. Very nice desserts too.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Tue, 21st Nov 2017 (8)

We both had fish meals, the barramundi and tuna steak. Both well cooked and very nice.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 19th Nov 2017 (10)

Have not been disappointed with the food or service the times I have been there.

'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley

Dixons Creek

Alan dined on Sun, 12th Nov 2017 (9)

A party of 4 had the degustation of 4 courses celebrating 30 years of De Bortoli in the Yarra Valley. Excellent food paired perfectly with great wine. The icing on the cake was the 1992 Noble One, absolutely fantastic.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Wed, 1st Nov 2017 (8)

Steak and salmon mains were cooked to perfection.

Hunter & Barrel - Eastland

Ringwood

Alan dined on Sat, 14th Oct 2017 (8)

Nice atmosphere. Food and service were good and good food as well.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 17th Sep 2017 (9)

The view is great, food is great, service is great.

Felt Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sat, 2nd Sep 2017 (6)

Hopefully this is not the norm but both our steaks were one level under done, ie i ordered medium rare and my wife medium but the steak came out rare and medium rare respecively. However, the restaurant did not charge one of the steak due to this issue.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 27th Aug 2017 (9)

Always enjoy dining at No35.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Fri, 25th Aug 2017 (9)

Always enjoy dining there. Quality of food and service is always good.

Oakridge

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 (9)

One of our favorite places. Service and food was excellent as expected.

Bucatini

Mitcham

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

Always enjoy eating here. Food and service are consistently very good.

Firechief

Hawthorn East

Alan dined on Sun, 30th Jul 2017 (8)

Had the hawaian and meatball pizzas and the Sunday roast. Pizza's were great but found the porchetta roast not as tender as I would have liked. Also had the tiramisu which was huge and shared with 4 people. Overall enjoyed the food and will come again.

Firechief

Hawthorn East

Alan dined on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 (9)

Loved the food .

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Thu, 13th Jul 2017 (7)

Food was good but service could be better. Waiters/waitresses were too busy talking to each other to notice customer's needs.

Firechief

Hawthorn East

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

We enjoyed the pizza, spaghetti and a salmon main. The tiramisu dessert was very nice.

Bucatini

Mitcham

Alan dined on Fri, 30th Jun 2017 (9)

2nd time there and stil impressed with the food and service. My scotch was cooked the way I enjoyed it and the burramundi was moist and fresh.

Hunter & Barrel - Eastland

Ringwood

Alan dined on Fri, 23rd Jun 2017 (9)

Food was great and service was also great. Had the Hunters platter which was very filling.

Lindos Cafe

Ringwood

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

Food was nice but service was a bit slow, especially when my area only had 2 tables that I could see.

Hunter & Barrel - Eastland

Ringwood

Alan dined on Wed, 24th May 2017 (10)

First time there and wasn't disappointed. Great food and staff.

Oakridge

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sat, 20th May 2017 (10)

Our second time there and we were just as impressed by the food and service as our first.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 30th Apr 2017 (9)

Consistent good food and service. One of my favorite places for special occasions.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Wed, 26th Apr 2017 (8)

We ordered a couple of tapas and the standard pork hock. I think the tapas is a bit expensive in general and the hock was a little dry this time round. Still enjoyed the meal though.

Medah Mediterranean Kitchen

Wantirna South

Alan dined on Wed, 22nd Mar 2017 (8)

The staff were friendly and food came out reasonably fast. We had the meat platter to share and that was quite enjoyable.

Oakridge

Coldstream

Alan dined on Sun, 12th Mar 2017 (9)

First time there and was impressed by professionalism of staff. Food was excellent.

Butcher's Bench

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Wed, 8th Mar 2017 (7)

We had the duck breast which unfortunately was quite tough and also the steak. Not quite the expectation from such an establishment.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Sat, 12th Nov 2016 (9)

Friendly staff, excellent food. Been a couple of times already and will still continue to do so.

Mario's Pizzeria

Croydon

Alan dined on Sat, 13th Aug 2016 (7)

Ordered entre spaghetti meatball and pizza. Found the meatballs too salty but pizza was very nice. So was the tiramisu.

Olivigna Restaurant at Pietro Gallo Estate

Warrandyte

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

2nd time there and this time, had the pizza and pasta. Again not disappointed. They got busy and forgot about us for a bit but nevertheless, an enjoyable lunch.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Alan dined on Thu, 28th Jul 2016 (9)

One of the best in service and friendliness. The crispy pork belly was excellent.

Ocha

Hawthorn

Alan dined on Tue, 26th Jul 2016 (8)

I would classify the place as Japanese fusion with usual classic dishes, eg sushi, sashimi. Beautiful food presentation.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 17th Jul 2016 (9)

I always enjoy dining at the restaurant. Staff are friendly nd will take time to have a chat. Food quality and standard are excellent.

Olivigna Restaurant at Pietro Gallo Estate

Warrandyte

Alan dined on Wed, 13th Jul 2016 (9)

Olivigna was recommended to us by a friend. The last bit of the drive reminded me of driving in the barossa valley, but unfortunately due to the darkness, we were not able to enjoy the views as portrayed on their website. That is a review for another day. I had the $55 winter Affare which was a choice of any 2 course from a set menu and a glass of estate wine. I chose the antipasto followed by Pesce which was a hapuku and that was perfectly cooked, so moist and tender. This was enjoyed with a glass of sauvignon blanc. My wife had the Vitello (veal osso buco) which came with homemade gnocchi. I am not much of a veal person but I couldn't resist pinching a couple of mouthfuls from her plate. The surprise came when the bill was presented. They had only charged me for my wife's meal and I thought christmas had come early. Anyway, I pointed out the mistake to the maitre 'd and he was very appreciative of my honesty. Would have been nice if I was offered free drinks the next time I came though. :p

Quanjude

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Tue, 19th Apr 2016 (6)

A group of 7 ordered the 8 course banquet, with one of the dish being peking duck. We had high expectations of the Peking duck thinking that it would be as good as the one I had when I went to the same named restaurant in Beijing. Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed. It was nothing like what I had in Beijing.The rest of the dishes were nice and enjoyable. To me, the restaurant boasts of it's Peking duck and sadly it appears to be an idle boast IMHO.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 21st Feb 2016 (10)

Wine was excellent

Hargreaves Hill Brewing

Yarra Glen

Alan dined on Sun, 18th Oct 2015 (9)

This is the 4 time there and the quality of the food has been consistent.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Sun, 5th Jul 2015 (9)

This is our 6 time at the restaurant and the service and food is still as good as ever. We had breakfast buffet and the selection was extensive and freshness of the food was excellent. The waffle and chocolate special was absolutely delicious.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Tue, 12th May 2015 (10)

First time dining there on recommendation of a friend. Wife and I were celebrating my birthday. Staff were very attentive, friendly and polite.Food was great. Had the menu taster of 6 courses, 1 appetizer, 2 entree, 2 mains and 1 dessert. We were already full by the 3rd course. A definite on my list of "come again" restaurants.

Il Sogno

Surrey Hills

Alan dined on Sun, 26th Apr 2015 (9)

We were very happy with our main meals which was the only thing we ordered. Very tasty and not your traditional Italian fare. Will certainly drop in again.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Alan dined on Tue, 21st Apr 2015 (8)

Service was not as good as before but still good.

No35

Melbourne CBD

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

Service was very good as expected at such a place.