Dan Nicholls

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The Waterline Restaurant


Dan dined on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 (7)

The open plan nature of the restaurant meant it was confusing to find and then identify who to speak to. There were only 4 other diners hence the lack of atmosphere, however the shared space with Friday’s bar who had a superb pianist/vocalist made it a quiet and pleasurable venue to dine alone (never the most social experience!) with the great nighttime view of the beautiful Story Bridge. Service was attentive and quick, feedback was sought and received professionally and in a friendly way. The food was ok and as described.

Tandoori Cuisine & Bar Indian Restaurant

Geelong West

Dan dined on Sat, 1st Jul 2017 (9)

We had a great time, food was great, good pricing for drinks and friendly service. The only negative was it was noisy and a group of unruly children running around shrieking and shouting at 9pm spoilt our evening slightly. How they didn't end up with food on their heads we don't know - they were oblivious to the waitresses trying to serve customers. Parents didn't seem aware of the genuine risk or impact on rest of diners. Maybe using some screens to partition off the big single room into smaller areas would help.

Lara Indian Restaurant


Dan dined on Sat, 24th Jun 2017 (9)

We had a super experience. The food was great, all choices were delicious and well balanced. Service was good.

Bicicletta Restaurant


Dan dined on Mon, 1st May 2017 (8)

I ate an early dinner so cannot really judge the atmosphere fairly. Food was really good, service was friendly and attentive if a little over so at first (but understandable when you are the first and only diner!), wine was good. Location is handy for a couple of large hotels in the block.

Pane E Vino


Dan dined on Wed, 19th Apr 2017 (6)

I ate early so it was quiet, no real atmosphere. The staff were great from my greeting, to taking orders and sorting out an issue with my meal when my feedback was sought. This was resolved quickly and generously but sadly it had affected the quality of my food.

Darbar Indian Restaurant


Dan dined on Sat, 11th Mar 2017 (8)

Newly opened having relocated from nearby, still some soft finishing touches required to the decor. Inside has two main rooms, set out for good numbers. We were the only diners in our room, lovely and quiet but some may wish for a better atmosphere. Very polite attentive service, good choice on the menu, meals cooked fresh so we had a bit of a wait which we didn't mind. If the restaurant is busier this could get longer though and potentially be an issue? We will return again, our food was great and there are more options. Hopefully trade will increase and it's new location will be a success.

Darbar Indian Restaurant


Dan dined on Sat, 4th Mar 2017 (2)

Sadly we were prevented from dining here as 24hrs before our booking (which was made several weeks before) a representative of the restaurant called me to say they had relocated. It took several attempts to confirm that the place is closed. They are relocating to Yarra Street but we were disappointed at the very late notice, another local restaurant benefitted from our custom instead.

Mt Duneed Estate

Waurn Ponds

Dan dined on Thu, 26th Jan 2017 (6)

We were a bit early for atmosphere, it was v quiet inside.

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