Rachel Carrel

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Otto Brisbane

Brisbane CBD

Rachel dined on Tue, 1st May 2018 (9)

This is the best meal out we have had in a long time and we eat out a lot. The food was fantastic thank you.

River Quay Fish - South Bank

South Bank

Rachel dined on Tue, 13th Mar 2018 (9)

We really enjoyed our starters and the Barramundi main. Gluten free is well catered for. Service was good for a busy night and the view was stunning.

Capalaba Tavern


Rachel dined on Fri, 9th Mar 2018 (7)

Good pub grub. Food was quick. Large eating area, but quite busy and a little noisy.

Estia Greek Cuisine

Henley Beach

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

Good tasty homely food. Busy and lively atmosphere with friendly staff.


Brisbane CBD

Rachel dined on Thu, 25th Jan 2018 (8)

nice meal but very hard seats uncomfortable to spend too long sitting in this restaurant

The Tamarind


Rachel dined on Sun, 21st Jan 2018 (8)

Fancy Asian fusion degustation, we were a bit disappointed things were a bit dis-jointed

LakeView Restaurant


Rachel dined on Sat, 20th Jan 2018 (8)

Great location overlooking the lake. Good service.

Caffe Primavera


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

Great place with good food and worth going, even though it is on the side of a main road.

Chu the Phat

South Brisbane

Rachel dined on Thu, 21st Dec 2017 (7)

A very busy place, but they got the food out in a reasonable time, and it was as per the order. Not sure if we would rush back though, perhaps because it was a bit noisy and impersonal.

Cutty Sark

New Farm

Rachel dined on Fri, 15th Dec 2017 (6)

Service and staff could be improved.

Sergio's Trattoria Pizzeria


Rachel dined on Thu, 19th Oct 2017 (8)

Tasty wood fired pizza, and they cater for gluten free as well. A number of other menu options as well, but we have only tried the pizza, and we have been happy both times.

The Push

Sydney CBD

Rachel dined on Wed, 18th Oct 2017 (4)

Pub grub in quite a small pub. Not really what we were expecting, but it was ok. Food was slow (about 40 minutes) though they did warn us first. Menu is quite limited, and for dining gluten free the only option was salad.

Muum Maam


Rachel dined on Tue, 17th Oct 2017 (8)

Great location, but the view was obscured by blinds, though this was needed due to the sun. Food was good, though they did not seem to deal well with dining gluten free.

Mama Rosy's


Rachel dined on Sat, 30th Sep 2017 (8)

We shared the grilled vegetables for a starter. My husband really enjoyed the swordfish main, there are limited Gluten free options. The gluten free chocolate cake was very good. All the staff were very friendly and service was good. We did feel a little cramped at the semi circular table against the wall but space is limited. Good use of mirrors makes the space seem bigger and we like the mural of Venice on the back wall.

The Cuban Place

Sydney CBD

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

Something different. Looks like they could have entertainment later but we were too early. Cocktails were good. Food tasted good. Not too spicy. A tasting plate on another table looked good.


Rose Bay

Rachel dined on Fri, 22nd Sep 2017 (8)

In reality rather expensive. However service was very good. One problem was that they had another table that was very loud and they did seem to struggle to deal with it. This did affect our meal, but luckily they left during our service. Food was delicious, and views and location were awesome. Recommend you arrive by ferry if you need transport as its just 100 meters from the ferry.

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke

Sydney CBD

Rachel dined on Wed, 20th Sep 2017 (7)

We dinned here a few years ago and it appears to have gone down hill a bit since then. We enjoyed the food but it was not as good. It lacked the atmosphere of our last visit.

The Parkhouse Cafe

East Toowoomba

Rachel dined on Sun, 17th Sep 2017 (8)

A good number of gluten free options including many desserts.

Muller Bros


Rachel dined on Sat, 16th Sep 2017 (7)

Lots of meat a bit rare for my taste. Tasting plate had large chunks of meat rather that thin slices. Good value.



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

We were celebrating my Son's Birthday it was good value with the 50% off Dimmi July special. It was easy for all of us to find something we liked to eat, complimentary bubbles was good.



Rachel dined on Sun, 23rd Jul 2017 (8)

Lots of food on the buffet, so you should not go home hungry. Deserts were a little more limited than last time we visited. Gluten free and other allergies well labelled. :)

Green Zebra Restaurant & Bar


Rachel dined on Sun, 23rd Jul 2017 (8)

Great location overlooking the water. A bit noisy over our Sunday lunch, with a number of large groups. Parking could be a bit of an issue, but we were lucky.

Moda Restaurant

Brisbane CBD

Rachel dined on Thu, 20th Jul 2017 (8)

Need to keep in mind that its all outside, but they have heaters. Service and food all good.

Colle Rosso Ristorante Italiano

Red Hill

Rachel dined on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 (9)

Good food and good service. The slow cooked veal was very tasty and my husband enjoyed the pizza special of the day (the best pizza he has had in a long time). I am looking forward to going back and trying their GF pizza next time.


Brisbane CBD

Rachel dined on Sun, 16th Jul 2017 (7)

Good food, good service. It is great to have so much choice when you have to eat gluten free. Dessert share plater was great. Uncomfortable seating, hard metal chairs could do with a cushion.

Bistro Allure


Rachel dined on Fri, 14th Jul 2017 (6)

The slow cooked lamb shoulder was very good. We gave a low mark for atmosphere because the Restaurant was cold. Many diners were eating with their coats on this could have easily been fixed by closing the main doors.

The Walnut Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Brisbane CBD

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

The menu had limited choices and only one main and one dessert that was gluten free. Most of the dishes could have been had a gluten free option for example the cheese board could be served with gluten free crackers. I had to have the roast spatchcock the only GF option for a main I found it dry and the mushrooms it was served with one was fine and the other was very salty.

Salon De Co.


Rachel dined on Sun, 2nd Jul 2017 (8)

We enjoyed the five course tasting menu. Everything was great apart from the beef course. The beef course was good but when compared the other courses a bit disappointing. Giving us an extra treat because it was our anniversary was a lovely touch.

Six Acres Restaurant & Bar

Bowen Hills

Rachel dined on Sat, 3rd Jun 2017 (7)

Surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night. We liked the decor and being able to see into the kitchen. Steak was nicely cooked, impressive cheesecake and accommodating staff.

Prive 249


Rachel dined on Tue, 30th May 2017 (5)

Gluten free not indicated on the menu. Waitress seemed unsure which items were gluten free.



Rachel dined on Sat, 27th May 2017 (6)

We dined on a Saturday night and had a main only. We could not hear each other talk due to background noise of other diners and being seated across from each other.

Jolleys Boathouse


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

Relaxing by the river and enjoying some good food what more could you want?

Mrs Q


Rachel dined on Thu, 9th Mar 2017 (7)

We needed to eat in a hurry as we had some where we had to be later. The service was quick and the food was quick and tasty

Sushi Planet


Rachel dined on Wed, 8th Mar 2017 (6)

Great sushimi. Plenty of options including set meals. An up market kind of sushi resturant.

Bistro Dom on Waymouth

Adelaide CBD

Rachel dined on Tue, 7th Mar 2017 (7)

Unusual but nice space, long and thin, with an old world feel.

Tukka Restaurant

West End

Rachel dined on Tue, 31st May 2016 (7)

Something to try at least once, with Crocodile, Emu and Possum on the menu. We recommends either of degustation menu's. Not sure how often we will eat these unusual dishes though.

Prive 249


Rachel dined on Sat, 28th May 2016 (7)

Located just behind their great buffet option, this is a small area, and does indeed feels a little private. Reasonably limited menu, and we only had a main this time, but food was very good.

Efendi's Turkish Victoria Pt

Victoria Point

Rachel dined on Fri, 20th May 2016 (4)

Belly dancing on Weekends, but on the Friday we went it was once only quite early. We would have expected more.

Two Small Rooms


Rachel dined on Wed, 18th May 2016 (4)

Venison entree was very good. Atmosphere was influenced by strange "christmas" music in May. It was a quiet night would of expected better service. Not as good as it used to be.


South Bank

Rachel dined on Thu, 12th May 2016 (8)

Great service, Great atmosphere but we were a bit disappointed by the food.

The Terrace of Maleny


Rachel dined on Sat, 30th Apr 2016 (6)

Service was very slow. Perhaps they were short on staff.

Clovelly Estate - The Long Apron


Rachel dined on Fri, 29th Apr 2016 (8)

Degustation menu was great. Staff happy to oblige specific food allergies etc. Great staff / service. Pricey but worth it, in a romantic intimate setting. The matching wines option was very good. Recommended.



Rachel dined on Sun, 17th Apr 2016 (9)

Advertised as an interactive dining experience this turned out to be a buffet, but it was had a very wide selection and the three dessert stations plus a chocolate fountain and ice cream bar was a dessert lovers dream