Ben

Ben Davies

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Red Spice Road

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 (5)

Fish cake Starter and small plate dumplings were awful. Mains were good though. Service a bit slow, and they love to ask a question when you have your mouth full!

BearBrass

Southbank

Ben dined on Fri, 8th Jun 2018 (4)

Had the worst pizza I can remember at this place. The procuitto tasted like gone off bacon and the pizza base was too floury. Nice restaurant and staff but food sooo bad

The Royal On The Waterfront

East Perth

Ben dined on Sat, 2nd Jun 2018 (5)

Great views but nothing else really stood out for me. They had no record of my Dimmi booking on the system when I arrived, then moved me out of the way to serve other guests first. Lunch was ok, it contained chorizo which wasn't shown on the menu which I would of preferred not to eat. Service average at best.

The Duke

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Sat, 26th May 2018 (7)

Good spot for pre-MCG lunch and beers, parma and pot deal $20 is good value but parma is not anything special

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

Southbank

Ben dined on Fri, 25th May 2018 (9)

Great spot for a Friday lunchtime Burger and Beer deal, excellent service

The Hof Downtown

Docklands

Ben dined on Sat, 19th May 2018 (7)

Normally stop here for a pre-game schnitzel and beers, this time was very disappointing though, 45 mins for food to arrive, ending up having to wolf our food down and miss the start of the footy. A bad experience this time around.

Commercial Hotel

Werribee

Ben dined on Sun, 22nd Apr 2018 (8)

Nice bistro area for a parma and pint lunch

The Mail Exchange Hotel

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Sat, 21st Apr 2018 (8)

A good spot for lunch before footy at Etihad

The Hof Downtown

Docklands

Ben dined on Sat, 7th Apr 2018 (8)

Always a good spot before the footy for a decent beer and schnitzel. Sadly the new menu has omitted my old fav the hanchen schnitzel with mushroom sauce :-(

Criniti's Southbank

Southbank

Ben dined on Wed, 28th Mar 2018 (8)

Pizza excellent as always, Peroni on tap also very good

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

Southbank

Ben dined on Wed, 21st Mar 2018 (9)

Burger Lunch Special always excellent and good drink options too

Oter

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Fri, 16th Mar 2018 (9)

Came here during the Food Festival Resto Express, great lunch and service, would defo like to return to try the full menu

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Ben dined on Thu, 8th Mar 2018 (8)

Pizzas always excellent, had to wait a while for them to come out this time, but usually quick for work lunch

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Wed, 28th Feb 2018 (8)

Burger is usually excellent but wasn't as good this time. Won't stop me from coming back though

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Ben dined on Thu, 1st Feb 2018 (9)

Superb pizza and wine lunch deal, always good.

TGI Fridays - Southbank

Southbank

Ben dined on Wed, 17th Jan 2018 (7)

Serves consistently good food, service a bit slow as they always seem understaffed. They stopped pint club ($7 pints) but now do $8 Coors pints which isnt too bad

The Hof Downtown

Docklands

Ben dined on Fri, 12th Jan 2018 (7)

Food good as always but service was slow and unfriendly, and music was way too loud in hall, had a sore throat after!

The Strand Restaurant

Williamstown

Ben dined on Fri, 29th Dec 2017 (10)

Superb express lunch, wine, service and views!

Copper Pot

Seddon

Ben dined on Mon, 18th Dec 2017 (7)

Great spot for a nice dinner with friends. Food is delicious and restaurant is pretty

EZARD

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Tue, 21st Nov 2017 (9)

Incredible degustation, excellent service and nice ambience

Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne

Southbank

Ben dined on Mon, 30th Oct 2017 (7)

Was impressed by everything except the beef we ordered which was tough and chewy

Shelly's Beach Pavilion

Williamstown

Ben dined on Wed, 18th Oct 2017 (10)

Great location on the beach, food is quick to come and always great, and service is very friendly. Love this place.

Long Chim Melbourne

Southbank

Ben dined on Thu, 12th Oct 2017 (10)

Excellent Noodles and Soda deal, the laksa was superb!

Luxsmith

Seddon

Ben dined on Fri, 6th Oct 2017 (10)

Excellent Asian inspired food and nice service too

Long Chim Melbourne

Southbank

Ben dined on Tue, 3rd Oct 2017 (9)

Fantastic Noodle and Soda deal for $25 - many options too

Criniti's Southbank

Southbank

Ben dined on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 (10)

Superb friendly and fast service for a large group, great pizza

Long Chim Melbourne

Southbank

Ben dined on Tue, 26th Sep 2017 (9)

Superb $25 noodles and drink deal was delicious

The Duke

Melbourne CBD

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

Great selection of beers, great parma and pot deal

Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder

Richmond

Ben dined on Sun, 13th Aug 2017 (10)

This place is always busy but the food comes out quick and its always delicious

Amorosa

Williamstown

Ben dined on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 (10)

Great pizzas in a family environment

Hophaus

Southbank

Ben dined on Mon, 7th Aug 2017 (9)

Nice lunch but not enough meat and too much salad on the $20 Chicken Salat special

The Mail Exchange Hotel

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Sun, 6th Aug 2017 (10)

Great place for a pre footy lunch, salmon is always excellent

Criniti's Southbank

Southbank

Ben dined on Thu, 20th Jul 2017 (10)

Pizza is excellent, so is the service

TGI Fridays - Southbank

Southbank

Ben dined on Tue, 4th Jul 2017 (7)

Always do a decent burger but this place needs more staff

Gold Leaf Harbor Town

Docklands

Ben dined on Sun, 25th Jun 2017 (10)

Incredible yum cha experience, always busy which is a great sign!

P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub

Southbank

Ben dined on Thu, 22nd Jun 2017 (8)

Excellent Guinness pie, best served with pint of said Guinness

Hofbrauhaus

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Tue, 6th Jun 2017 (10)

excellent schnitzel and beers

Momami

Docklands

Ben dined on Sat, 27th May 2017 (9)

Excellent Asian style lunches

Amorosa

Williamstown

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

Great pizzas and beers

Momami

Docklands

Ben dined on Sat, 20th May 2017 (8)

Great Asian food

Gurkhas Brunswick

Brunswick

Ben dined on Sat, 11th Mar 2017 (7)

Excellent service and great food

Turf Bar

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Tue, 17th Jan 2017 (7)

Good daily deals and nice Guiness

Amorosa

Williamstown

Ben dined on Tue, 10th Jan 2017 (9)

Great family restaurant with good value midweek deals

The General Assembly

South Wharf

Ben dined on Fri, 6th Jan 2017 (7)

Disappointed they took Burgers off the menu!

Spice Temple

Southbank

Ben dined on Fri, 30th Dec 2016 (8)

Incredible yum Cha lunch

Mt View Hotel

Richmond

Ben dined on Wed, 14th Dec 2016 (10)

Great specials every week night

Time Out Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Thu, 24th Nov 2016 (7)

Nice option in Fed Square for a casual lunch

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Ben dined on Thu, 20th Oct 2016 (10)

Awesome pizzas and express luch

Left Bank Melbourne

Southbank

Ben dined on Fri, 2nd Sep 2016 (7)

Good lunch deal including a free beer

The Hof Downtown

Docklands

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

Great schnitzel and beer

Hophaus

Southbank

Ben dined on Fri, 12th Aug 2016 (7)

Great spot for lunch with great German beer

Hofbrauhaus

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Fri, 29th Jul 2016 (8)

Superb schnitzel and excellent range of beers

Platform 270

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Tue, 26th Jul 2016 (7)

Check out the daily $20 specials including a drink

Copper Pot

Seddon

Ben dined on Sat, 16th Jul 2016 (8)

One of the best restaurants in the western suburbs

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Ben dined on Thu, 26th May 2016 (8)

Amazing pizzas and excellent service

The Tippler & Co

East Melbourne

Ben dined on Sat, 9th Apr 2016 (7)

Great pre footy spot

The General Assembly

South Wharf

Ben dined on Fri, 8th Apr 2016 (7)

Great counter meals menu. "Jugs" were actually 1 litre glasses.

Spice Temple

Southbank

Ben dined on Sun, 27th Mar 2016 (9)

Amazing Yum Cha and great service

Syracuse

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Fri, 11th Mar 2016 (7)

Beautiful restaurant

Montalto

Red Hill South

Ben dined on Tue, 9th Feb 2016 (8)

Great spot for a boozy lunch on the mornington pen

Big Mouth

St Kilda

Ben dined on Fri, 22nd Jan 2016 (7)

Classic St Kilda venue

La Citta

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Fri, 6th Nov 2015 (8)

Great pasta specials

Akachochin

Southbank

Ben dined on Sun, 1st Nov 2015 (7)

great sashimi

Amorosa

Williamstown

Ben dined on Tue, 25th Aug 2015 (7)

Great food/price/service but groups of screaming kids running around the restaurant ruined the ambience somewhat!

Sam's Boat Shed

Williamstown

Ben dined on Sat, 15th Aug 2015 (4)

Terrible gnocchi!

4 Fourteen

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Sat, 11th Jul 2015 (7)

Soup was amazing!

Nu Nu Restaurant

Palm Cove

Ben dined on Sun, 7th Jun 2015 (6)

Lighting was very poor outside in the evening. Could hardly see my meal!

Fresco Dining

Richmond

Ben dined on Sat, 4th Apr 2015 (6)

Nice spot to enjoy a view while eating outdoors

Ruyi

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Mon, 23rd Mar 2015 (9)

Amazing flavour in all the dishes we tried

The Pavilion McCrae Beach

Mccrae

Ben dined on Sun, 1st Mar 2015 (8)

Live music, seafood and verandah dining. Could be in Alabama!

Mezzo

Melbourne CBD

Ben dined on Tue, 25th Nov 2014 (7)

Great spot for pre-theatre fare

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