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41 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

7
41 reviews
Recommended
(6.8)
Food
(7.1)
Service
(6.1)
Value for money
(7.2)
Atmosphere
(7.2)

dined on Wed, 29 Nov 2017

(9)
Always great service and food
Thank you very much
Naruedom Nukraihong, Mortar & Pestle responded on Thu, 30 Nov 2017

dined on Thu, 14 Sep 2017

(10)
Never disappoints! The food is amazing!! The only negative is that they didn't have the cab sav in stock, so I had to go with the shiraz ;)

dined on Mon, 5 Jun 2017

(10)
Beautiful food!!! Lovely experience...
Thank you
Thank you responded on Tue, 6 Jun 2017

dined on Mon, 15 May 2017

(8)
Been here a few times - try to go mid week as it is a lot quieter and service is better

dined on Mon, 1 May 2017

(7)
Relaxed Monday night dinner. The Peking duck noodles come recommended!

dined on Sat, 15 Apr 2017

(2)
Terrible!!! all staff where to busy eat to give any kind of service . never got asked if I would like a drink . waitress could hardly understand what I was saying ! salt and pepper squid was like an old tyre !

dined on Tue, 28 Mar 2017

(10)
We were seven and we all enjoyed that. My recommendations are spicy prown soup and beef oyster souce.

dined on Sun, 19 Mar 2017

(9)
Food was very tasty, customer service was swift. Only issue was that there was a lot of background noise so it was difficult to chat. I'll definitely be back.
Thank you
Naruedom Nukraihong, Mortar & Pestle responded on Mon, 20 Mar 2017

dined on Tue, 14 Feb 2017

(1)
The service was appalling. The dumplings were served cold before the drinks arrived. There was no cutlery or serviettes on the table. When we asked for some cutlery, so we could eat our dumplings, it never arrived, so I have to go and take it off a spare table. The drinks arrived after we finished the starter. When I said, my wine was warm, the waitress just snatched it off the table and ran away. No apology or even a single word from the waitress. She came back with the bottle which was warm, so I opted for a beer instead, as my partner's beer was cold. It arrived very quickly. For mains we had bbq lamb cutlets with sticky rice and crispy pork with greens and coconut rice. The pork was nice, but the lamb was revolting. Nahm jim sauce had some white powder on top and tasted like they have put too much fish sauce in it. The meat was very fatty and tough. We ended up eating only one out of 4 cutlets. Considering it was a Valentine's night, I understand the restaurant was very busy, but they should've out more stuff on shift. I have been running restaurants for 14 years, and have a great understanding of its operations, so I might have higher expectations, but this time it was definitely a very poor and disappointing experience. We have been to Mortar&Pestle many times before, and always enjoyed the service and food, but based on our last night's experience, we will not be coming back (even for a take away). There are many nice Thai restaurants in the area, and the competition is high. If Mortar&Pestle continues poor service and food, they will be out of business very quickly. Kind regards
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About Mortar & Pestle

Take a break from the daily grind Manly, Manly, Manly. Sun, surf and this gorgeous and intimate Thai restaurant right on Darley Road. Words cannot describe how lovely the décor is at this little jewel, with big wooden slats lining the walls, greenery throughout and low level mood lighting. Reminiscent of warm romantic evening meals in Koh Samui, dining at Mortar & Pestle will have you on WebJet the minute you get home to book your next trip back to Thailand! Mortar & Pestle serve all of the traditional dishes you would be familiar with - Pad Thai Hor Kai and Lemongrass Chicken - but they also offer some different and exciting dishes like Roasted Duck Fried Rice, Sriracha Duck and Gang Ga Ree Garlic (a yellow curry) so there is something for everybody. Food is prepared fresh which really shows in the steamed vegetable and soup dishes. As well as being very reasonably priced the staff are efficient and friendly. This cosy restaurant has quickly become popular with locals either to dine in or to order a take away. If you have picked up a little honey down on the beach that day be sure to bring her up to Mortar & Pestle, take up one of the seats in their alfresco area and impress her with an intimate night out for two. Without breaking the bank! Best dish: Hangover Noodles - the perfect cure to what ails you with hot and spicy rice noodles, chilli, sweet basil, Chinese broccoli and shallots.

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