Joanne Lock-Haden

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The Gallery @ Craig's Royal


Joanne dined on Fri, 26th Jan 2018 (10)

Stunning décor in old hotel. Great service, great food and couldn't ask for better.

Locanda Restaurant & Bar

Melbourne CBD

Joanne dined on Sat, 20th Jan 2018 (9)

The bar menu was what we ended up having as we had been out during the day. The pizza was delicious and it was a busy environment as the Australian Open tennis was on. Good atmosphere.

Rocksalt Cafe


Joanne dined on Thu, 4th Jan 2018 (9)

This is a great place to grab a bite to eat before or after the movies. My partner had the Wagyu burger and said it was delicious. I had fish and chips and the fish was fresh and real fish not a frozen pre-made piece. Yummy!

Allegro Bar & Dining Room


Joanne dined on Fri, 22nd Dec 2017 (8)

The restaurant is well positioned and the service was friendly and attentive. The food was good but not spectacular - the fries were fantastic though.



Joanne dined on Tue, 25th Jul 2017 (9)

This is a great family restaurant. The service was excellent and the food delicious. We were there early in the week and still plenty of people there including a large group.

Windows on the Bay


Joanne dined on Tue, 4th Jul 2017 (10)

The service is always great at Windows on the Bay and the food was delicious and plentiful. The lunch special menu with two courses or three, is substantial. Thanks to our waiter - he's a gem!

The Mail Exchange Hotel

Melbourne CBD

Joanne dined on Sat, 10th Jun 2017 (7)

This can be a pre-footy venue so quite busy which is great but not for a quiet dinner for two unless you choose your time carefully. The service is good and the food ok for a pub.

Veludo Bar & Restaurant

St Kilda

Joanne dined on Mon, 22nd May 2017 (9)

The atmosphere is good here and when it's quiet you can hear each other talk which is great. The food was polished off by all of us (7) and no-one had anything bad to say at all. Thanks Veludo!

Windows on the Bay


Joanne dined on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 (9)

Gorgeous view as always, delicious food and steak cooked perfectly and the rocket and walnut salad is yummy! Great service too.


St Kilda

Joanne dined on Wed, 16th Nov 2016 (9)

Local gem. The food was delicious and we tried several tasting plates. Chilled wine and great service.

Patterson River Golf Club


Joanne dined on Tue, 8th Nov 2016 (8)

The venue is a golf club and myself and three friends arrived and entered a the venue where many gentlemen were sitting around after their golf game. It was easy to talk and chat and the service was good. The food was quite nice and if the weather is nice, sitting outside under the umbrellas would have been lovely.

Perfect Drop Restaurant and Wine Bar


Joanne dined on Sat, 8th Oct 2016 (10)

The waiters were very knowledgeable and the use of local produce and ingredients makes for a lovely meal. Great location close to many accommodation places.

Il Pom Italian Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

Joanne dined on Thu, 6th Oct 2016 (8)

In town for the drumming as part of opening of Melbourne Festival so great spot to eat. Weather beautiful so sat outside. Service good and my pizza was very fresh.



Joanne dined on Thu, 25th Aug 2016 (9)

Food was delicious and the service was very good. The atmosphere is very buoyant but it wasn't so noisy that we couldn't hear each other speak. Tables spaced ok too.

Big Mouth

St Kilda

Joanne dined on Mon, 30th May 2016 (9)

They popped us upstairs which was great as much quieter and we had an older person in the group.

Vincent's Cafe Restaurant


Joanne dined on Fri, 15th Apr 2016 (8)

The food is always great at Vincents and it wasn't too noisy today. Sometimes the service is a little slow.

La Svolta


Joanne dined on Thu, 17th Mar 2016 (9)

The food is delicious and the service is good but you do have to grab their attention. We were celebrating a birthday so took champagne and paid corkage and also took a birthday cake which they served for us. Thanks for a great night!

Vivace Restaurant


Joanne dined on Thu, 17th Mar 2016 (9)

Mum took me back to this local gem for my birthday and we had a lovely time. The salad was great for Mum and my gnocchi was perfect. The service is excellent and the staff are really friendly. Thanks for starting off my birthday!

Vivace Restaurant


Joanne dined on Fri, 4th Mar 2016 (9)

We used our Dimmi rewards voucher $50 and no problems at all taking it off the final bill which was $120 for 5 glasses of wine and three courses each. Excellent and thanks for the great service.



Joanne dined on Tue, 22nd Dec 2015 (8)

The special lunch menu was delicious and the wine was good too. The service was attentive and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The toilets are upstairs so note this if you have elderly people going to the restaurant.



Joanne dined on Tue, 20th Oct 2015 (7)

The restaurant has a nice feel about it and there is plenty of parking. Service was quite good. The food wasn't plentiful but it was tasty. I have been before and would go back again and try something different next time.


Melbourne CBD

Joanne dined on Thu, 11th Jun 2015 (8)

Pre-theatre booking and timing was perfect. Wait staff were very busy but still attentive. Food was delicious!

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