Karen

Karen Marston

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Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 12th Jul 2018 (10)

Glad Thursday Steak Night is back. The only thing is that you only get a midi and no red wine, which should be offered with steak. But everything else was lovely.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Tue, 3rd Jul 2018 (9)

Surfboard was really good.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Sat, 9th Jun 2018 (9)

Nice way to spend a Saturday lunch. Great Seafood board.

Bistro Guillaume Perth

Burswood

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

Ultimate Bistro Lunch, entrees were wonderful, mains a bit disappointing this time. I think it was because most people were having the champagne lunch.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Wed, 23rd May 2018 (9)

A very nice lunch, Seafood Board was really good with a nice bottle of wine.

Bistro Guillaume Perth

Burswood

Karen dined on Fri, 27th Apr 2018 (10)

The Ultimate Lunch is good value. Food and service were excellent a nice glass of bubbles. The only criticism is that they charge a fee on all credit card transactions, come on guys you're part of the Crown.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Mon, 23rd Apr 2018 (10)

A wonderful Bistro Lunch. The prawn souffle was amazing.

Red Cabbage

South Perth

Karen dined on Fri, 20th Apr 2018 (10)

A wonderful degustation menu. Service was excellent. Good value when the menu is on special.

Jezebelle

Guildford

Karen dined on Sun, 15th Apr 2018 (8)

The truffle donuts and the dessert share plate were the best.

The Royal On The Waterfront

East Perth

Karen dined on Sat, 27th Jan 2018 (9)

Very nice lunch, Peking Duck Salad was really good alos the Chorizo Pizza.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Mon, 22nd Jan 2018 (10)

Great food, wine and excellent service.

The Royal On The Waterfront

East Perth

Karen dined on Fri, 12th Jan 2018 (9)

The special pizza was really good nice and fresh for summer. The Peking Duck salad was also very good.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 15th Dec 2017 (10)

Great food. The Chicken Nasi Goreng was our favourite.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Tue, 12th Dec 2017 (9)

I felt the Bistro lunch menu wasn't as good as usual, no fish at all on the menu and some of the dishes are what you would expect in the winter and not light enough for summer.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 24th Nov 2017 (10)

The portions are very generous, we actually ordered too much. The goreings were all really good.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 16th Nov 2017 (10)

Once again another great Thursday steak night.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 26th Oct 2017 (10)

Thursday steak nights are such good value, steaks, sauce, sides and wine were great.

Must Winebar

Highgate

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

Once again an excellent lunch, lovely new menu.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 28th Sep 2017 (10)

Once again a lovely meal, the Thursday steak nights are such good value.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

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

Food and drinks were good, nice atmosphere. Still have to wait when you go in for someone to show you to your table.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Thu, 14th Sep 2017 (10)

Lovely new Bistro Lunch menu, the barramundi was beautifully cooked, wine was lovely and such pleasant helpful staff.

Juniper & Bay

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 8th Sep 2017 (9)

The food was very good, decor needs to be a bit of updating.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 4th Aug 2017 (10)

Very enjoyable meal, nice buzz. Nasi Goreng and Chicken Nyonya Curry were really good.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 13th Jul 2017 (10)

Thursday night Steak nights are such good value for excellent steaks, sauce and side plus a glass of wine.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Tue, 11th Jul 2017 (10)

Excellent food and wine, very good value lunch.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 29th Jun 2017 (10)

The steaks, sauces and sides were excellent as was the pizza. The issue is still someone to meet you when you enter.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Thu, 22nd Jun 2017 (10)

Food, wine and service were excellent. We'll be back.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Sat, 3rd Jun 2017 (8)

Food was good but steak not as good as usual. It was pretty quiet.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 2nd Jun 2017 (9)

Not up to the usual standard.

Must Winebar

Highgate

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

Excellent food and wine, and our waiter was so friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back.

The Meat & Wine Co Circular Quay

Sydney CBD

Karen dined on Mon, 17th Apr 2017 (10)

Steaks were wonderful, very pleasant waiter who knew his wines. Desserts were also very good.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Tue, 11th Apr 2017 (10)

Very enjoyable dinner food was excellent.

Benny's

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 1st Apr 2017 (6)

Disappointed, food was pretty heavy and the tastes just sorted of blended together.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 30th Mar 2017 (10)

Great steaks perfectly cooked. Just need to sort out someone to be at entrance to seat you.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Sat, 18th Mar 2017 (9)

The food was very good. The restaurant lacked atmosphere as we were the only people there. The waitress was not as friendly as previous waiters and waitresses.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 (10)

Excellent value for money, service was good and food was also excellent.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Sun, 5th Mar 2017 (9)

Very nice lunch, really good pizza.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 17th Feb 2017 (8)

Food wasn't as good as previous visits.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 16th Feb 2017 (9)

Really good steaks again and great pizza.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Thu, 9th Feb 2017 (9)

Didn't realise it was Steak night, the food was great. Really good value, a beautiful steak, sauce, side and either a glass of wine or beer. We'll go back.

The Standard

Northbridge

Karen dined on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 (8)

Quiet bohemian venue, food was a bit different, wine was very good.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Fri, 13th Jan 2017 (10)

A wonderful lunch, food, wine and service was great. A bit quiet but we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Fri, 23rd Dec 2016 (7)

Menu has changed but not on website, prices have certainly gone up and not as much choice. The steak sandwich has gone up $7 but is now smaller. The duck was very good. It wasn't mega busy but we had to wait 40 minutes for our meal, obviously the kitchen wasn't coping very well.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Sun, 18th Dec 2016 (9)

We had to wait quite a long time before we were seated. Food was good and a good party atmosphere.

The Karalee on Preston

Como

Karen dined on Wed, 7th Dec 2016 (9)

There was a good selection of food and drinks. Christmas atmosphere was good although a bit on the noisy side.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Sat, 19th Nov 2016 (8)

Bit disappointed this time, service was very poor as there was just one waitress and the place was very busy. When the food came it wasn't very warm.

Lamont's Bishop's House

Perth CBD

Karen dined on Fri, 4th Nov 2016 (10)

A lovely lunch in a great setting. Food and wine were excellent.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Sat, 29th Oct 2016 (8)

Not as good as usual, we all had something wrong with our food and it wasn't that busy.

Raffles Hotel

Applecross

Karen dined on Sat, 8th Oct 2016 (9)

Enjoyable lunch, the Surf Board was very good.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 7th Oct 2016 (10)

Once again an excellent meal and such good value.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Tue, 4th Oct 2016 (9)

Meals were good, although the chicken parmigiana was absolutely huge. Entertainment was good with a magician wandering around the tables.

Cantina 663

Mount Lawley

Karen dined on Thu, 29th Sep 2016 (7)

Food was good but not much choice.

Cott & Co. Fish Bar

Cottesloe

Karen dined on Sun, 25th Sep 2016 (8)

Not as good as previous visits, very disappointed that our favourite, Clarence River Prawns, have been removed from the menu due to people not realising you ate them whole.

Globe Cafe and Restaurant

South Perth

Karen dined on Thu, 15th Sep 2016 (5)

The quiche was overcooked and it was really cold in the cafe.

The Karalee on Preston

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 9th Sep 2016 (8)

Good steak sandwich and the Salt and Pepper Squid were both good.

Red Cabbage

South Perth

Karen dined on Thu, 8th Sep 2016 (9)

A lovely meal with matching wines. Great place for a special occasion.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Sat, 3rd Sep 2016 (9)

Steak sandwich and beef pie were really good.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 2nd Sep 2016 (10)

Excellent yet again. The Chicken Nyonya Curry is definitely a favourite.

Cott & Co. Fish Bar

Cottesloe

Karen dined on Sat, 27th Aug 2016 (10)

Love the specials, lots of yummy things to choose from. Our favourite is still the Clarence River crispy prawns and the scallop ceviche.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Fri, 26th Aug 2016 (10)

Yet another good meal. The Gorgonzola gnocchi was lovely, so light and full of flavour.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 19th Aug 2016 (10)

Excellent value for money. You need to book as it is a very popular venue. Chicken Nyonya Curry, Bihun Goreng and Roti were great. Friendly staff.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Thu, 18th Aug 2016 (9)

Beef pie was very good, also the steak sandwich. Good wine list.

Cott & Co. Fish Bar

Cottesloe

Karen dined on Sat, 13th Aug 2016 (10)

Even better than last our first visit.Bouillabaisse was excellent, sword fish in it was perfectly cooked. The scallop ceviche was wonderful, so refreshing.

Cott & Co. Fish Bar

Cottesloe

Karen dined on Sat, 30th Jul 2016 (10)

The food was really good, price pushed up with a bottle of wine. The whole crispy prawns were the best.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Fri, 22nd Jul 2016 (9)

Some changes to the menu. The crumbed pork fillet was very good, also the lemon and pepper calamari and fillet steak sandwich. Good choice of wines.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Thu, 7th Jul 2016 (10)

Had a selection of the smaller dishes, Thai lettuce cups, panko prawns and steak sandwich were all really good.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Tue, 5th Jul 2016 (9)

The lunch menu is very good value, food and wine were very good but it was a bit quiet so not much atmosphere.

The Windsor Hotel

South Perth

Karen dined on Sun, 3rd Jul 2016 (9)

First time here since they have set up the restaurant. The choice of food was really good, the pulled duck was very good and a good size portion.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Sat, 2nd Jul 2016 (10)

Food was excellent and it so reasonable. Bihun Goreing, Chicken Nyonya, Pasembur and Nasi Goreing were all so good. Definitely worth a visit but you need to book as they are so popular.

Dux Cafe Restaurant

Como

Karen dined on Fri, 24th Jun 2016 (9)

Very good lunch, nice wine and good service.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Thu, 2nd Jun 2016 (9)

Took kids this time, not quite as good but I think it was what we chose.

Nasi Lemak Korner

Como

Karen dined on Sat, 28th May 2016 (10)

First time dining here, but we will definitely go back. The Chicken Nyonya Curry and Beef Rendang were excellent. Staff very friendly.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Thu, 21st Apr 2016 (10)

Once again a lovely meal and great service.

Must Winebar

Highgate

Karen dined on Fri, 15th Apr 2016 (10)

Food was excellent, especially the prawn croquettes, beef short ribs and the Gnocchi.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Tue, 29th Mar 2016 (10)

Excellent service. Food was wonderful as usual, some very nice additions to the menu. Thanks you for making my birthday lunch so enjoyable.

Dux Cafe Restaurant

Como

Karen dined on Sun, 6th Mar 2016 (8)

Not as good as our last visit, maybe because the owners wife wasn't there. One of our chicken pieces still had glad wrap on, waitress just said she would tell the chef.

Dux Cafe Restaurant

Como

Karen dined on Wed, 27th Jan 2016 (10)

Very friendly staff, food was great and the wine list was also very good. We had the seafood plate which was lovely and complimented by the Asian salad. The Creme Brulee and iceream was smooth and delicious.

Pony Dining The Rocks

The Rocks

Karen dined on Tue, 19th Jan 2016 (10)

The food was excellent together with the service. It was our best meal in Sydney.

The Meat & Wine Co Barangaroo

Barangaroo

Karen dined on Mon, 18th Jan 2016 (8)

Wasn't as good as our previous visit, sure they have reduced the number of steaks on offer.

Jacs Applecross

Applecross

Karen dined on Mon, 4th Jan 2016 (9)

The steaks were wonderful, perfectly cooked. Our waitress was very good, especially with the wine recommendation. Pretty busy for a Monday night.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Thu, 17th Dec 2015 (10)

Wonderful meal, service was excellent even though it was very busy. Our visitors were very impressed with the food and choice of wine. Coconut Panna cotta was absolutely delicious.

Jacs Applecross

Applecross

Karen dined on Sun, 13th Dec 2015 (10)

Great place for Sunday afternoon tapas. Quesadilla's are really good and so was the crispy chicken with honey.

Tabella

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 12th Dec 2015 (7)

Food was good value, bit slow with service.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sun, 29th Nov 2015 (10)

Change of menu, the new Seafood Board was really good with more cold fish, nice for summer.

DB'z Bar & Bistro

East Victoria Park

Karen dined on Sat, 17th Oct 2015 (7)

My husband had the best dish, beef and Guinness pie, which was very tasty. I had a club sandwich which was quite dry and my son the wagyu beef sliders which were ok. Service was good and they were pleasant.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 10th Oct 2015 (10)

Great lunch again, the fish, chips and mushy peas are excellent. Service was great and the staff so friendly and helpful.

Mister Walker

South Perth

Karen dined on Thu, 8th Oct 2015 (5)

Location is lovely, good wine but food was very disappointing. None of our dishes were good, the gumbo lacked taste although described as spicy, chowder was very watery, fettuccine vongole was tasteless and lacked seasoning, deep fried fish and fried fish board were overcooked, batter a dark brown color and the scampi in breadcrumbs were so dry because of being overcooked. We will not be going back.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Sat, 3rd Oct 2015 (10)

Once again a beautiful lunch. The food, wine and service were excellent. Had visitors from the UK and they were very impressed. Still our favorite place in Perth to eat.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sun, 27th Sep 2015 (10)

Our visitors were very impressed, especially with the view.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 5th Sep 2015 (10)

A great lunch, staff were very attentive. Seafood platter was really good, excellent reef fish.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 22nd Aug 2015 (9)

Good meal, some nice additions to the share plates.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Sat, 15th Aug 2015 (10)

Once again a beautiful lunch, served by friendly and efficient staff. Our favorite restaurant in Perth.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 1st Aug 2015 (10)

Great food, loved the soft shell crab and pork belly. A little bit too noisy.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 13th Jun 2015 (9)

Lovely winters day, great food and service. Seafood platter was excellent.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 23rd May 2015 (8)

Service not quite as good as normal. Shame they haven't brought back the fish fingers and mushy peas.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Sat, 16th May 2015 (10)

Once again excellent food and service. This is our favorite restaurant in Perth.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 18th Apr 2015 (9)

Wonderful food, prawn salad was excellent so refreshing.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Wed, 8th Apr 2015 (10)

Well last time we had lunch here it was good but this time it was excellent. Food, wine and service. Thank you for a wonderful birthday experience.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Fri, 3rd Apr 2015 (8)

Service was not as good as previous visits. Unfortunately they have changed the menu and a favorite of ours "fish fingers with mushy peas" has been taken off.

Bistro des Artistes

Subiaco

Karen dined on Sat, 21st Mar 2015 (10)

The food was fantastic, service wonderful and so was the wine. What more could you ask for. It was especially nice as they brought out a treat for my daughter's birthday. We will definitely be going back soon.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Fri, 20th Mar 2015 (9)

Once again a lovely lunch. Perfect weather which enhances the view. Great service.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

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

Food wasn't quite as good as previous visits. It was very noisy as we dined on a Sunday evening, the music from upstairs was just too loud for the restaurant downstairs. We will go back but it will be at lunch time and have the smaller plates which are really good.

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle

Karen dined on Sat, 21st Feb 2015 (10)

This was our 3rd visit, once again the food and service were great.

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