Bob

Bob Thomas

Bob's Latest reviews: Bob's Top 10 restaurants:

Centra Hotel

Geelong

Bob dined on Thu, 27th Sep 2018 (7)

Centra is a pub, and as such, is better than average.

Tulip

Geelong West

Bob dined on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 (9)

Tulip continues to be one of the very best restaurants in the Geelong area.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Bellarine

Bob dined on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 (9)

We eat here regularly and never have been disappointed. It has the best views of any restaurant I have visited anywhere.

Zigfrids

Geelong West

Bob dined on Fri, 28th Jul 2017 (10)

This restaurant had a leap in quality in 2015 when James White took over as head chef and it just keeps getting better. If I was forced to suggest any improvements it would be to add regular specials to the menu for frequent diners like me in order to provide extra variety.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Bellarine

Bob dined on Fri, 3rd Mar 2017 (9)

It would be very hard to get a better view, and even harder to find a great view with food as good as can be found here.

House of Jack Rabbit

Bellarine

Bob dined on Fri, 6th Jan 2017 (9)

The view is the best I have ever encountered at a restaurant, made better by their house wines.

House of Jack Rabbit

Bellarine

Bob dined on Thu, 8th Dec 2016 (9)

I can't imagine why the place isn't full every meal.

The Boat House

Barton

Bob dined on Mon, 10th Oct 2016 (9)

A good place to impress your date

Zigfrids

Geelong West

Bob dined on Thu, 6th Oct 2016 (10)

Since Zigfrids got its new chef about a year ago, the food has improved dramatically. It's one of the best in Geelong now.

Marty @ Oakdene

Wallington

Bob dined on Sun, 21st Feb 2016 (9)

Excellent environment, great food. Mains are somewhat conventional, but good quality; entrees are creative and delicious

Marty @ Oakdene

Wallington

Bob dined on Sun, 10th Jan 2016 (9)

Arty environment is a joy, excellent local wines and fine food make for a good place to impress a date.

House of Jack Rabbit

Bellarine

Bob dined on Sat, 2nd Jan 2016 (8)

Best views around; generous servings; food conventional, but certainly adequate for most tastes. Room for kids to run.

Leura Park Estate

Curlewis

Bob dined on Sun, 29th Nov 2015 (8)

Go on Sunday for the live music. Party atmosphere

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Bellarine

Bob dined on Tue, 10th Nov 2015 (7)

Main courses very good; however, dessert (Salted Caramel Anzac Blondie) was three wedges of dry cake. This brought the overall food rating down. No french fries style potato option available.

Marty @ Oakdene

Wallington

Bob dined on Sun, 11th Oct 2015 (9)

Charming, kooky interior. Best food on the Bellarine.

Dandelion

Elwood

Bob dined on Sun, 27th Sep 2015 (8)

excellent expression of Vietnamese cuisine.

Tulip

Geelong West

Bob dined on Mon, 10th Aug 2015 (10)

The best restaurant in Geelong has gotten even better, with great value lunch deals (Mon-Wed). Cannot fault it.

Tulip

Geelong West

Bob dined on Thu, 9th Apr 2015 (10)

Without question, the best restaurant in Geelong

Tulip

Geelong West

Bob dined on Wed, 4th Mar 2015 (9)

Simply the best restaurant in Geelong.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Bellarine

Bob dined on Thu, 19th Feb 2015 (8)

The view can't be beaten anywhere. The food is of very good quality, but the menu could be more adventurous.

Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder

Richmond

Bob dined on Tue, 10th Feb 2015 (9)

It has been there for years, and our experience helps explain its longevity. it is a rock-solid choice for breakfast or lunch.

Eleonore's Restaurant

Yering

Bob dined on Tue, 9th Dec 2014 (10)

An excellent dining experience all around. Loved the grandness and sumptuousness of the venue.

Spanish Black Bull Tapas

Geelong

Bob dined on Fri, 28th Nov 2014 (8)

Fine Flavours, with a menu just Spanish enough to justify its name. Menu is not exceptionally adventurous, but as adventurist as it can be in Geelong. Dessert menu doesn't match the savoury menu. Thoroughly enjoyable experience, though, and will return.

Polperro Restaurant

Red Hill

Bob dined on Mon, 3rd Nov 2014 (10)

Excellent quality food in a delightful setting. Hard to choose from several attractive menu options.

The Stanley Pub

Stanley

Bob dined on Thu, 16th Oct 2014 (8)

Small, conventional menu, but done very well.

Bomba

Melbourne CBD

Bob dined on Thu, 9th Oct 2014 (10)

Can't wait to return. Very pleasantly surprised by the value with no sacrifices to quality.

Marty @ Oakdene

Wallington

Bob dined on Sun, 10th Aug 2014 (9)

Quirky, artistic atmosphere.

Mr Beebe's Eating House and Bar

Bendigo

Bob dined on Sun, 27th Jul 2014 (7)

Loved the combination of modern aesthetic with the best features of the historic bank building. The menu was pliantly innovative and flexible. The food was flavoursome, although the desserts were very sweet and hence seemed clumsily large. The chips were genuinely house-made and very good. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Wine list was good.

Marty @ Oakdene

Wallington

Bob dined on Thu, 10th Apr 2014 (9)

Oakdene just keeps getting better. Love the quirky environment.

Montalto

Red Hill South

Bob dined on Thu, 10th Oct 2013 (9)

Excellent mains; desserts not quite up to the standard of the mains, but still very good. Pricey, given the small portions. Exceptional ervice.

Port Phillip Estate

Red Hill South

Bob dined on Sat, 5th Oct 2013 (9)

1st two courses were divine, but desserts not up to the standard of the rest of the meal. Portion sizes could have been better, especially the pasta option.

Cafe di Stasio

St Kilda

Bob dined on Wed, 18th Sep 2013 (9)

Loved the cozy environment and authentic Italian menu

Port Phillip Estate

Red Hill South

Bob dined on Wed, 11th Sep 2013 (9)

Spectacular building as well as food, wine and views

Marty @ Oakdene

Wallington

Bob dined on Wed, 10th Jul 2013 (9)

Wonderfully creative ambience with good food.

Stillwater at Crittenden

Dromana

Bob dined on Tue, 18th Jun 2013 (10)

Enjoyed the Crittenden wines in a lovely setting with excellent service. A fine dining experience at a good price (midweek special). The only improvement would be the addition of some lighter lunchtime choices to the menu, and my partner's lamb trio varied in quality of preparation from satisfactory to excellent. The tart tartin was superb.

San Paolo Solarino

Melbourne CBD

Bob dined on Fri, 19th Oct 2012 (8)

This was a special deal and was exceptional value for money, but even at regular prices it is good value

No35

Melbourne CBD

Bob dined on Sat, 6th Oct 2012 (9)

As hotel restaurants go, this is one of the best. Excellent food, great views, fine service.

Mr Carsisi

Kyneton

Bob dined on Fri, 24th Aug 2012 (9)

Fascinating menu. I can't wait to return so I can try more of it. Wine list is equally interesting.

The Albion

Kyneton

Bob dined on Wed, 22nd Aug 2012 (8)

Not comparable to the fine dining establishments in the area, but definitely better than average. Good tasting, reasonably-priced, superior pub fare.

Provenance (Beechworth)

Beechworth

Bob dined on Thu, 26th Apr 2012 (10)

Provenance thoroughly deserves its 2 hats in the Age Good Food Guide. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, the waiting staff professional and the food is among the best I've had anywhere. My dinner partner agrees, too. The wine list would be good reading on a best seller list. Although moderately expensive, I have been to restaurants with higher prices and considerably less value, so I would consider Provenance a very good value for money.

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