Paul

Paul Hamilton-Brown

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Queen Street Rescue

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 7th Jul 2017 (8)

A little crowded and noisy, but the food was good. No complaints here.

Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

South Yarra

Paul dined on Sun, 14th May 2017 (8)

Nice neighbourhood place. The end of the Autumn menu was nice. The staff were good and looked after us when the dessert went wrong. Replaced it with a beautiful bread and butter pudding. Looking forward to the Winter menu.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Paul dined on Sat, 29th Apr 2017 (9)

The new menu has some good things on it. Always great to come back here.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Paul dined on Fri, 31st Mar 2017 (9)

Can't get enough of that pork hock.

Red Spice Road

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Tue, 28th Mar 2017 (9)

Awesome as always. Pork belly, pork belly...

Pastuso

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Sat, 25th Mar 2017 (8)

Good food here, but the place was too cramped and difficult to have a decent date night. Service was generally ok, but the gap was too long between courses, such that we had to rush our mains. If you want to try the donuts for dessert, order in advance as they told us 10 mins before we had to vacate the table that they take 1/2 hr .

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Paul dined on Sat, 11th Mar 2017 (9)

Can't get enough of that Pork Hock!!

Campari House

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 (7)

The pasta here is good - the lamb ragu was nice and chunky. Good scallops on the risotto special.

La Luna Bistro

Carlton North

Paul dined on Sat, 21st Jan 2017 (9)

Food was great. The beef tartare on special was probably the best I've had. Great night out. Ate too much ...

Highlander Bar

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 13th Jan 2017 (8)

Very nice place. A little dark, but the food is good. The Braveheart was great.

Highlander Bar

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Tue, 20th Dec 2016 (8)

Love the black pudding. They were nice enough to give us a complementary welcome cocktail. What's left to say :)

A Hereford Beefstouw - Melbourne

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Thu, 15th Dec 2016 (8)

The short rib was awesome. Needs a little more sauce though to cut through the fat. Nice place with a few gimmicks. Like the wine decanter :)

+39 Toorak

Toorak

Paul dined on Sat, 26th Nov 2016 (9)

Great lasagne and nice specials. The Nutella pizza was awesome though :)

Hairy Little Sista

Melbourne CBD

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

Nice food, good service. The barbecoa beef burger was pretty good. The pork belly burger was very stingy with the pork though - just tasted like bread due tot eh lack of meat.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Paul dined on Sat, 19th Nov 2016 (9)

The menu changes threw us a little, but that pork hock is a keeper. Forget the lamb shoulder, double pork all the way...

Hairy Little Sista

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 14th Oct 2016 (7)

Nice food, but nothing special in the end. The barbecoa pulled beef was nice, but they don't give you enough. The pork belly burger was woefully low on pork..!

Meatmaiden

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Wed, 17th Aug 2016 (6)

Not great. Used to come here, but they've made changes to the menu - e.g. replaced beef and bone marrow burger with generic cheeseburger for the same price. The burnt end sandwich is now smaller than 3 weeks ago, more bread but less filling. Place was also noticeably empty. Looks like they have fallen into the trap of high prices and lowering quality to increase margins.

Third Wave Cafe Prahran

Prahran

Paul dined on Sat, 6th Aug 2016 (8)

Dinosaur ribs.!! Nothing more need be said. Need to come back with more guys.

Henry and the Fox

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Tue, 19th Jul 2016 (8)

The wagyu burger is really good. The pulled beef was a little too dry and stringy.

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

South Yarra

Paul dined on Fri, 8th Jul 2016 (7)

The food was good, but way too expensive. $110 for a fairly ordinary paella, and the pork belly was a half serve. Service wasn't very good either. Is it too much to get some water...? We missed our dessert as we waited 1/2 hr but had to leave.

Henry and the Fox

Melbourne CBD

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

The gnocchi is great. Must try the burgers next.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

Paul dined on Mon, 4th Jul 2016 (9)

Still good second time around. Will be our 'go to' place from now on. Only issue we had was witht eh pork hock being much smaller than this time. Wasn't enough to feed our table of 6 whereas last time out we couldn't finish the thing. Pork hock should is a better 'signature dish' than the lamb shoulder.

Henry and the Fox

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 1st Jul 2016 (8)

A really nice find. The pasta was great and the food has decent flavour. Could do with bigger servings though.

The Black Toro

Glen Waverley

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

Awesome food - great staff. Why haven't I been here before?? The Crispy Pork Hock was amazing - shlp shlp! Will definitely be coming back. Will try to tackle that lamb shoulder perhaps.

Rice Queen

Fitzroy

Paul dined on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 (7)

The beef rib was really nice, and the pork belly bites were delicious.

Nobu Melbourne

Southbank

Paul dined on Sun, 25th Oct 2015 (7)

We go this time every year and as usual the food was great. The service was excellent and they were very helpful and attentive. But - We often order the same things so we were very disappointed to see that the prices have gone up a bit while the serving sizes have shrunk. Our favourite: the Rib looks like it is half the size it used to be :( Shame because it cost $60. Also, it took over half an hour for our last dish to arrive, so we missed dessert - which is another shame - as it was my wife's birthday.

Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

South Yarra

Paul dined on Thu, 24th Sep 2015 (9)

Really good food. Everything was cooked perfectly and the desserts were great. I recommend the Philly Cheese Steak :)

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

Paul dined on Fri, 26th Jun 2015 (8)

Great place to eat as always. Nice that the menu has aether meats other than steak as well. Very accommodating when we told them we have a baby.

Papa Goose

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 19th Jun 2015 (9)

Great as always. Yorkshire puddings are the best!

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

Paul dined on Thu, 20th Nov 2014 (8)

Good as always. Worth the 2 hats.

Veludo Bar & Restaurant

St Kilda

Paul dined on Fri, 8th Aug 2014 (9)

Had a great meal with Groupon Voucher for All You Can Eat Street Food. Awesome Mex fare, especially the pulled pork tacos :)

La Luna Bistro

Carlton North

Paul dined on Sat, 7th Jun 2014 (8)

Great food and service. That rib was delicious. Good one Richo.

Aja

Albert Park

Paul dined on Sun, 9th Feb 2014 (8)

Try the pork ribs - they're great!

Mezzo

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 (8)

Food was great, but servings were small. The drinks were too pricy with a bottle of wine being $60. If it wasn't for the 50% off the food offer, I wouldn't eat here as they appear to skimp on servings to make up for the prices - forcing you to order more food...

Montalto

Red Hill South

Paul dined on Sat, 13th Jul 2013 (9)

I loved this place - great food and lovely people. They were very helpful at making my proposal to my future wife really special. :)

Saint Peter's Trattoria

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Thu, 23rd May 2013 (8)

The food was excellent, although the servings weren't too large :( That Date Tart was awesome!!

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

Paul dined on Wed, 22nd May 2013 (9)

We went for the "Beef Oddity" special dinner event. Fantastic off-cut dishes and matching wines. Great experience, great night.

Mercy bar + eatery

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 12th Apr 2013 (9)

Went on a Dimmi 50% deal - Awesome! We had the 500g rib-eye and the ocean trout. Shlp shlp shlp :) The staff were greatr as always.

Mercy bar + eatery

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Wed, 10th Apr 2013 (9)

As always - great food. I'm even going back in a couple of days :)

The Panama Dining Room

Fitzroy

Paul dined on Tue, 26th Mar 2013 (8)

The bar menu was very good. The food was full of flavour and very well thought out. Would eat again if there's another Deal :)

Morris Jones

Windsor

Paul dined on Thu, 14th Feb 2013 (2)

The Valentine's Day dinner shared menu is the biggest scam I've come across in a long time. $120 for essentially ½ servings! You must be joking! I was shocked and appalled when we were brought out 1 serving of each item for the two of us to share! If we ordered the equivalent items off the a la carte menu, we would have paid around $70. Basically they're trying to get away with giving people 1 serving of the 5 items and by calling it a 'shared menu': charging them $120. What a rort! For starters, how do they expect two people to share 3 oysters? Then to place 4 tortellini in a bowl of broth in the middle of the table for two people to share. How about smaller bowls? Or even better, a serving each!? Then to finish off with a single duck breast for two people to share ... that's utterly ridiculous. The fact that I was asked whether we wanted something else (like a steak to share) when I commented on the servings indicates that they were fully aware that they were not giving customers fair value for money. I feel sorry for those customers that didn't speak up. The couple next to us ordered off the a la carte menu when they saw what we were getting. In a city where there are so many good quality restaurants, I'm surprised you can get away with something like this. They should be embarrassed – and Dimmi should remove them from their list of restaurants.

Steer Dining Room

South Yarra

Paul dined on Sun, 27th Jan 2013 (9)

A little inconcistent with the doneness of the steaks. Last time: meduim rare was too rare and slimy, and tough to chew; so medium was more like it. This time meduim was too far done and... Difficult to know what you're going to get, but teh food was really tasty. Pricey though...

The Aviary - Bird Cage

Perth CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 28th Dec 2012 (6)

The food was good but the service was lousy. Overall it left me underwhelmed.

Mercy bar + eatery

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Wed, 19th Dec 2012 (9)

Very good Christmas Grooup lunch. Everyone loved it, and the boss reckons we'll be coming back there... :)

Orient East

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Fri, 16th Nov 2012 (8)

Singapore Slings and a lot of great food. Can't go wrong!

Mercy bar + eatery

Melbourne CBD

Paul dined on Wed, 17th Oct 2012 (9)

The dishes were totally awesome. I particularly liked the pig trotter with black pudding and scallops. The rump streak in the waygu Wellington could have been better though.

The Commoner

Fitzroy

Paul dined on Sat, 1st Sep 2012 (9)

This is the best restaurant I've been to in my 12 yrs in Melbourne. Coming from the UK I've never thought of British food like this. The Black Pudding and Brown Ale Pudding were awesome! I'll definitely be back... :)

Morris Jones

Windsor

Paul dined on Sat, 2nd Jun 2012 (8)

Nice French waitresses with cute dimples.

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