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Mates Gully, Wagga Wagga

Cafes

Overall 6.4  2

7.8 Recommended

Food  8      Coffee  8      Ambience  6      Service  8      Value  9     


This Cafe was the winner of the prestigious, NSW Southern Breakfast Restaurant Award for year 2011, returning we found the standard, and service had not changed, the culinary emphasis is still fresh, organic, locally produced food, in a warm friendly atmosphere.

Dull - gold walls and polished wooden floors, with an amazing array of colourful art works all painted by co owner Paul, dark olive squabs covered with a assorted of interesting cushions, compliment the tables and chairs of mixed metal, vinyl, wood and marble. An alcove in one wall contains various bottles of wine, glasses etc., while the spotless stainless steel kitchen is also on display, completing a charming unique decor.

All the breads of sour dough, unbleached flour baguettes etc. are produced on the premises from local organic ingredients. For starters we had organic Raisin and Nashi pear toasted bread with organic butter, absolutely delightful. Followed by house-made, pan fried Prawn and Pistachio pesto cakes with lime mayonnaise and fresh winter greens, plus the daily special of, organic lamb and herb sausages, caramelised leek, fennel, green garlic, heirloom carrots, sun dried tomato, with Randall organic rice (Koshi Hikari) both meals were prepared and presented beautifully.

We also enjoyed the award winning organic coffee, roasted locally by Premium Coffee Roasters. Marcia McCoy innovative gourmet chef, Paul Nolte organic farmer and artist, have made this a Cafe/Restaurant of distinction.

The paintings on the wall are by the owner


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Restaurants, Chinese, Italian, Modern Australian, Family Dining

Overall 8.7  2

8.8 Highly Recommended

Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  10     


The recently renovated Royal Hotel, is located in the main shopping area on Mary Street and has been named the Best Boutique Accommodation Hotel and Best New Business in Gympie. The new appointments include, 11 upmarket rooms with ensuites, Rascal's award winning Restaurant, a very well appointed lounge and cocktail bar, and a dynamic dance floor-bar.

In the restaurant a decor of soft greys, with feature walls of mocha, chocolate and grape, which compliment the multi toned timber floors to perfection. the bars have rich red frontages and one area has an exposed brick wall, highlighted with cow hide print, the cow-theme carried through to the restaurant in comical framed prints scattered about.

For dinner, from a very reasonably priced menu, we enjoyed, Royal Fish Basket-crumbed calamari, crumbed fish bites, mussels, natural oysters and prawns,a generous serve, cooked to perfection, served on a large puffed pastry shell. Also Coral trout, encrusted with light tempura butter served with chips, salad and tartare sauce, light, very well prepared and satisfying.

Desserts were freshly made profiteroles, served with chocolate sauce and cream, garnished with strawberries and mint, to die for, and a sticky date pudding with lots of sauce (as we like it), ice cream and also garnished with mint and strawberries, both desserts were generous and delightful.

The new French chef has created a whole new menu, which, combined with friendly and efficient service created a pleasant and memorable evening. Bookings are advisable.


Mobile Review Jul 11, 2013

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Esquire, Brisbane CBD

Restaurants, European, Good For Groups, Degustation Menu, Has Bar

Overall 7.9  3

8 Recommended

Food  8      Ambience  7      Service  10      Value  7     


The Zen style decor is ultra modern and chic, black, white and greys with polished concrete floors and expansive charcoal marble counters, beautifully contrasted with American walnut tables and chairs, in a rich warm stain. On the counters are featured large vases of twisted willow, and cherry blossoms, with stacks of chopped firewood, a pile of sea urchins, and a skeleton of a large fish. Huge glass windows overlooking a formal garden, the river, and the Storey bridge further delight the eyes. Imaginative light fittings and black and white modern art paintings, complete the picture.

The degustation menu which changes daily is created around the seasons and the weather, is imaginative, and decorative, with some amazing combinations of flavours, all served on extra large plates and bowls. The taster menu consisted of thirteen different recipes, all memorable, the stand- outs for us being, The Lamb Belly with aubergine and cavalo nero, and the Deckle of Beef, with yogurt and parsley.

Half of the pristine kitchen is open to the restaurant, and watching the chefs arrange and decorate the food was fascinating, altogether not soon forgotten. This restaurant is only a year old and has already won five prestiges awards.

Oct 06, 2012

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Oskars On Burleigh, Burleigh Heads

Restaurants, Modern Australian, Seafood, Fine Dining, Outdoor Dining

Overall 7.6  10

10 Highly Recommended

Food  10      Ambience  10      Service  10      Value  10     


My first impression of Oscars, was of a stunning, modern, restaurant with unobstructed continuous views of the coastline, with the skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise arising from the ocean vista. Charcoal floor tiles pave the entry, while the large dining area is carpeted. Two very striking paintings and a modern sculpture adorn the entrance area, and long white leather couches surround the large bar, scattered with a range of colourful cushions.

From the bar, ranch sliders open seamlessly onto a deck with wooden yacht flooring, surrounded by a ships railing, which along with the sound of the sea, soaring seagulls and sea views, create the illusion of first class dining on an ocean liner. The white table clothes and walls in the main dining area are contrasted with light grey and some darker grey chairs ofset by the charcoal carpet. Huge pot plants in white pots add a welcome touch of greenery.
Overlooking the town and the beach is a second alfresco dining area.

The menu has an exquisite range of food options, which change regularly, my entrée was half a dozen Tasmanian Oysters baked in cream spinach, with heidi farm gruyere, served on a slate tray, my favourite oyster dish to date, delicious.

Mains were, seared scallops, celeriac puree, crispy prosciutto, apple balsamic, served again on a slate plate, with a side order, of baby cos, beetroot and persian fetta salad, and verjuice vinaigrette, stunning. I finished with an individually baked rhubarb pie, vanilla anglaise and icecream, decadent I know, I also enjoyed a very well made coffee. The preparation and presentation of my selection could not be faulted.

The service staff were knowledgeable and professional. Across from me sat a couple who said, that they have eaten here about twenty times, in their opinion the best on the Gold Coast. It has been written "a special occasion deserves a special destination" and that is exactly what Oskars restaurant is all about, it is easy to understand why diners will return frequently. A wonderful dining experience, will certainly return.

Oct 06, 2012

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Edge Bar & Restaurant, Rockhampton CBD

Restaurants, Modern Australian, Vegetarian, Has Bar, Serves Breakfast

Overall 9.4  2

9.5 Highly Recommended

Food  10      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  9     


The Edge Restaurant is beside the Edge Hotel but is privately owned. The decor is minimalistic but very creative. The bar has etched glass mirrors behind it and grey marble bar fronts, softly illuminated. High tables in translucent terrazzo are lit from within, and fabulous orange light shades of pleated silk hover over the high glowing tables, like miniature space ships. Tall high backed stools and taupe leather sofas are the supplied seating. Between the bar area and the restaurant, are long green grasses incapsulated between clear polyurethane sheets which gives the appearance of water.

On the opposite wall are curves of small sheets of firm white shapes, woven together, looking like a flotilla of small yacht sails, also lit from behind, emanating a soft flattering light into the dining area. There is another etched glass feature, and the forth wall is comprised of concertina doors opening onto an alfresco dining balcony overlooking the river. Altogether elegant and charming.

We chose from an excellent dinner menu, entrees, a seafood tasting plater for two, It consisted of an abundance of local cooked seafood served on a large platter, absolutely delightful for starters. Followed by, "From the Reef to the Paddock" local Hereford eye fillet, topped with half a Moreton Bay bug, and a king prawn, dressed with garlic cream sauce served with sautéed crushed potatoes and broccolini, another 250 gram Eye Fillet, accompanied with red wine jus, the Edge House salad, with seasoned tempura chips. Both of these meals were faultless in preparation and presentation, both steaks were succulent and tender.

For desserts, Baklava, layers of flakey filo pastry with pistachio's and walnuts soaked in honey lemon syrup, and served with house made turkish delights, absolutely mouth watering, and a delicious Sticky Date Pudding, rich dark creamy pudding with red rum marinated dates, served with vanilla anglaise, both desserts were the perfect finish, to a fabulous dinner.

The service was up there with the food also faultless. Friday nights The Edge has happy hour, serving freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters, with drinks of your choice. A must do for oyster lovers.

Aug 12, 2012

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Mates Gully, Wagga Wagga

Cafes

Overall 6.4  2

7.8 Recommended

Food  8      Coffee  8      Ambience  6      Service  8      Value  9     


This Cafe was the winner of the prestigious, NSW Southern Breakfast Restaurant Award for year 2011, returning we found the standard, and service had not changed, the culinary emphasis is still fresh, organic, locally produced food, in a warm friendly atmosphere.

Dull - gold walls and polished wooden floors, with an amazing array of colourful art works all painted by co owner Paul, dark olive squabs covered with a assorted of interesting cushions, compliment the tables and chairs of mixed metal, vinyl, wood and marble. An alcove in one wall contains various bottles of wine, glasses etc., while the spotless stainless steel kitchen is also on display, completing a charming unique decor.

All the breads of sour dough, unbleached flour baguettes etc. are produced on the premises from local organic ingredients. For starters we had organic Raisin and Nashi pear toasted bread with organic butter, absolutely delightful. Followed by house-made, pan fried Prawn and Pistachio pesto cakes with lime mayonnaise and fresh winter greens, plus the daily special of, organic lamb and herb sausages, caramelised leek, fennel, green garlic, heirloom carrots, sun dried tomato, with Randall organic rice (Koshi Hikari) both meals were prepared and presented beautifully.

We also enjoyed the award winning organic coffee, roasted locally by Premium Coffee Roasters. Marcia McCoy innovative gourmet chef, Paul Nolte organic farmer and artist, have made this a Cafe/Restaurant of distinction.

The paintings on the wall are by the owner


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Restaurants, Chinese, Italian, Modern Australian, Family Dining

Overall 8.7  2

8.8 Highly Recommended

Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  10     


The recently renovated Royal Hotel, is located in the main shopping area on Mary Street and has been named the Best Boutique Accommodation Hotel and Best New Business in Gympie. The new appointments include, 11 upmarket rooms with ensuites, Rascal's award winning Restaurant, a very well appointed lounge and cocktail bar, and a dynamic dance floor-bar.

In the restaurant a decor of soft greys, with feature walls of mocha, chocolate and grape, which compliment the multi toned timber floors to perfection. the bars have rich red frontages and one area has an exposed brick wall, highlighted with cow hide print, the cow-theme carried through to the restaurant in comical framed prints scattered about.

For dinner, from a very reasonably priced menu, we enjoyed, Royal Fish Basket-crumbed calamari, crumbed fish bites, mussels, natural oysters and prawns,a generous serve, cooked to perfection, served on a large puffed pastry shell. Also Coral trout, encrusted with light tempura butter served with chips, salad and tartare sauce, light, very well prepared and satisfying.

Desserts were freshly made profiteroles, served with chocolate sauce and cream, garnished with strawberries and mint, to die for, and a sticky date pudding with lots of sauce (as we like it), ice cream and also garnished with mint and strawberries, both desserts were generous and delightful.

The new French chef has created a whole new menu, which, combined with friendly and efficient service created a pleasant and memorable evening. Bookings are advisable.


Mobile Review Jul 11, 2013

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Esquire, Brisbane CBD

Restaurants, European, Good For Groups, Degustation Menu, Has Bar

Overall 7.9  3

8 Recommended

Food  8      Ambience  7      Service  10      Value  7     


The Zen style decor is ultra modern and chic, black, white and greys with polished concrete floors and expansive charcoal marble counters, beautifully contrasted with American walnut tables and chairs, in a rich warm stain. On the counters are featured large vases of twisted willow, and cherry blossoms, with stacks of chopped firewood, a pile of sea urchins, and a skeleton of a large fish. Huge glass windows overlooking a formal garden, the river, and the Storey bridge further delight the eyes. Imaginative light fittings and black and white modern art paintings, complete the picture.

The degustation menu which changes daily is created around the seasons and the weather, is imaginative, and decorative, with some amazing combinations of flavours, all served on extra large plates and bowls. The taster menu consisted of thirteen different recipes, all memorable, the stand- outs for us being, The Lamb Belly with aubergine and cavalo nero, and the Deckle of Beef, with yogurt and parsley.

Half of the pristine kitchen is open to the restaurant, and watching the chefs arrange and decorate the food was fascinating, altogether not soon forgotten. This restaurant is only a year old and has already won five prestiges awards.

Oct 06, 2012

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Oskars On Burleigh, Burleigh Heads

Restaurants, Modern Australian, Seafood, Fine Dining, Outdoor Dining

Overall 7.6  10

10 Highly Recommended

Food  10      Ambience  10      Service  10      Value  10     


My first impression of Oscars, was of a stunning, modern, restaurant with unobstructed continuous views of the coastline, with the skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise arising from the ocean vista. Charcoal floor tiles pave the entry, while the large dining area is carpeted. Two very striking paintings and a modern sculpture adorn the entrance area, and long white leather couches surround the large bar, scattered with a range of colourful cushions.

From the bar, ranch sliders open seamlessly onto a deck with wooden yacht flooring, surrounded by a ships railing, which along with the sound of the sea, soaring seagulls and sea views, create the illusion of first class dining on an ocean liner. The white table clothes and walls in the main dining area are contrasted with light grey and some darker grey chairs ofset by the charcoal carpet. Huge pot plants in white pots add a welcome touch of greenery.
Overlooking the town and the beach is a second alfresco dining area.

The menu has an exquisite range of food options, which change regularly, my entrée was half a dozen Tasmanian Oysters baked in cream spinach, with heidi farm gruyere, served on a slate tray, my favourite oyster dish to date, delicious.

Mains were, seared scallops, celeriac puree, crispy prosciutto, apple balsamic, served again on a slate plate, with a side order, of baby cos, beetroot and persian fetta salad, and verjuice vinaigrette, stunning. I finished with an individually baked rhubarb pie, vanilla anglaise and icecream, decadent I know, I also enjoyed a very well made coffee. The preparation and presentation of my selection could not be faulted.

The service staff were knowledgeable and professional. Across from me sat a couple who said, that they have eaten here about twenty times, in their opinion the best on the Gold Coast. It has been written "a special occasion deserves a special destination" and that is exactly what Oskars restaurant is all about, it is easy to understand why diners will return frequently. A wonderful dining experience, will certainly return.

Oct 06, 2012

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Edge Bar & Restaurant, Rockhampton CBD

Restaurants, Modern Australian, Vegetarian, Has Bar, Serves Breakfast

Overall 9.4  2

9.5 Highly Recommended

Food  10      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  9     


The Edge Restaurant is beside the Edge Hotel but is privately owned. The decor is minimalistic but very creative. The bar has etched glass mirrors behind it and grey marble bar fronts, softly illuminated. High tables in translucent terrazzo are lit from within, and fabulous orange light shades of pleated silk hover over the high glowing tables, like miniature space ships. Tall high backed stools and taupe leather sofas are the supplied seating. Between the bar area and the restaurant, are long green grasses incapsulated between clear polyurethane sheets which gives the appearance of water.

On the opposite wall are curves of small sheets of firm white shapes, woven together, looking like a flotilla of small yacht sails, also lit from behind, emanating a soft flattering light into the dining area. There is another etched glass feature, and the forth wall is comprised of concertina doors opening onto an alfresco dining balcony overlooking the river. Altogether elegant and charming.

We chose from an excellent dinner menu, entrees, a seafood tasting plater for two, It consisted of an abundance of local cooked seafood served on a large platter, absolutely delightful for starters. Followed by, "From the Reef to the Paddock" local Hereford eye fillet, topped with half a Moreton Bay bug, and a king prawn, dressed with garlic cream sauce served with sautéed crushed potatoes and broccolini, another 250 gram Eye Fillet, accompanied with red wine jus, the Edge House salad, with seasoned tempura chips. Both of these meals were faultless in preparation and presentation, both steaks were succulent and tender.

For desserts, Baklava, layers of flakey filo pastry with pistachio's and walnuts soaked in honey lemon syrup, and served with house made turkish delights, absolutely mouth watering, and a delicious Sticky Date Pudding, rich dark creamy pudding with red rum marinated dates, served with vanilla anglaise, both desserts were the perfect finish, to a fabulous dinner.

The service was up there with the food also faultless. Friday nights The Edge has happy hour, serving freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters, with drinks of your choice. A must do for oyster lovers.

Aug 12, 2012

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Jam Corner, Townsville CBD

Restaurants, Modern Australian, Serves Breakfast, Serves Dinner, Serves Late Dining

Overall 8.7  3

9.5 Highly Recommended

Food  10      Ambience  10      Service  9      Value  9     


Favourable situated on a corner overlooking the city and the river, the Jam Corner is the epitome of european chic. Predominately black grey and white with contrasts in texture created by pressed metal around the bar and fabulous touches of damask wall paper and some very original cane based light shades.

The dining chairs, one single piece of elegantly curved wood, add warmth and style as do the bench seats and cushions around the windows and several booths available. An ornate black mirror and a large white iron chandelier complete the look, To the side of the front counter, a stunning function/dining room is striking in its black and grey stripes, french chairs, and stunning silver mirror and chandelier.

The Alfresco area also includes bench seat and cushions and a large table for groups. The function centre, which occupies the top floor has lavish decor of grey and black with brilliant reds featured in the wall paper, drapes and cushions. The verandah, hung with fairy lights, has varied seating arrangements with lovely contrasting cushions, tables and potted trees scattered between. This restaurant is dedicated to providing a seasonally inspired menu, of locally sourced, organic food, where possible.

Our selections from the dinner menu were, Oyster au naturale and kataifi wrapped with harissa and Yarra Valley pearls. Then Townsville half shell scallops, truffle potatoes, chorizo and salmoriglio, both dishes very memorable.

Our mains were, Pepper crusted Huon salmon on a fennel risotto with Schezwan calamari and red wine reduction and Western plains pork belly, crackle, green apple, pumpkin cream hazelnut and vincotto, (the crackling was superb). Both dishes were prepared and presented to perfection and totally unforgettable.

Dessert was of 4 flavours of winter chocolate petit fours, sticky date pudding/ apple crumble/lemon pudding/iced cherry and chocolate souffle. To take four popular desserts and encase each one in dark chocolate was inspired, and totally delectable.

The menu was accompanied by a small but selective wine list. We finished with the outstanding Piazza Doro Di Manfredi coffee. Add to the fabulous food, friendly and knowledgeable service and relaxing ambience, this would have to be at the top of the list of our best dining experiences.

Aug 04, 2012

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Salt House, Cairns CBD

Restaurants, Modern Australian, Family Dining, Fine Dining, Good For Groups

Overall 8.2  5

8.5 Highly Recommended

Food  9      Ambience  10      Service  7      Value  8     


Inside are wooden floors, walls and ceiling, with a myriad of matching lights hanging from chains of varying lengths, their reflections in the high windows adding further drama to their magical effects. The open kitchen is visible from the restaurant with a huge circular copper extractor above the bench and cooking space, dividing the two area's.

The kitchen walls are tiled with fabulous red miniature tiles, and the bench fronts are sheathed in crumpled netting with lights behind them creating another very striking feature. The largest part of the restaurant is outside on wooden decks, overlooking the marina at one end and dense tropical greenery at the side. Cream leather bench seats create a half wall and very comfortable seating and in the centre are dark cane sofas with deep cream cushions.

A large bar presides over illuminated ponds, surrounded by cube stools. Patterned ceilings, soft lighting and candles complete the romantic, Balinese atmosphere.

From an excellent menu we enjoyed for starters Oysters Kilpatrick, chorizo, sweet and sour onions, glazed with parmesan cheese, served on a narrow white rectangular plate, displaying the oysters to perfection. Along with a seafood bouillabaisse, herbed local redclaw, roasted garlic croute, herb oil, micro herb salad. Both these plates were delicious, prepared and presented to perfection. For mains we had a chilled seafood platter, king prawns, moreton bay bugs, natural oysters, sweet cured ocean trout, crab tzatziki and avocado tian, local red claw, wasabi tuna, horseradish and dill aioli, creating a very appealing dish.

The other main was, a salt mash herb crusted lamb rack, with potato and rosemary gratin, mustard glazed dutch carrots, mini gel, port and red currant jus, absolutely divine. For deserts we chose a Salt House dessert tasting plate, again a real pleasure for the taste buds. While dining met a much travelled, Western Australian entrepreneur who believes this place is Cairns' finest.

A stunning location, with fabulous food, ensures the continuing popularity of this establishment.

Jul 30, 2012

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Brewery, The, Townsville CBD

Restaurants, Modern Australian, Has Bar, Serves Dinner, Serves Lunch

Overall 8  1

8 Recommended

Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  8      Value  8     


The Brewery", Restaurant, and Function centre, is located in the former city post office (circa 1897). A heritage land mark in the CBD, it incorporates the only functional clock tower in Townsville. Inside, dark tones predominate, creating an elegant, moody atmosphere, highlighted by a pale tongue and groove ceiling hung with fabulous art deco lamps. Patchwork style art deco glass windows, and a huge decorative gilt mirror, add further interest.

Half the restaurant has large comfortable booth seats and tables, the other half, stylish wooden tables and chairs, and delicate, filmy curtains separate the two areas. One high stretch of wall has been pared back to the original brickwork revealing the Brewery's historic past, and a large window allows views into the actual brewery. A beautiful horse-shoe shaped alcove with soft lamps and a magnificent chandelier is tucked away at the rear. We tasted seven of the brewery's boutique beers,

Townsville bitter premium, Townsville lager, Bandito loco Mexican lager, Belgium blond wit bier, Digger's golden ale, Ned's red ale, and a Flannigan's dry Irish stout, all noteworthy, accompanied by a dozen "Moulting Bay" Tasmanian oysters, au naturale.

Our mains were, Eye fillet (250g) Kimberley red beef, grain fed, (Moranbar Queensland), served with pan fried prawns, cafe de paris butter, roasted vegetables, and a Pan seared Atlantic Salmon on pumpkin gallete with grilled field mushrooms, green beans, and salsa verde. All beautifully prepared and presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Espresso and hazelnut profiteroles with chocolate sauce and an individual caramelised lemon tart with double cream, completed our dinner, finishing with a well made coffee. A very enjoyable evening.

Upstairs, a very large function room is available for, weddings, conferences, etc. The furnishings and light fittings are stunning.

Jul 19, 2012

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Dunks and Unley, Parkside

Cafes

Overall 8  1

8 Recommended

Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  8      Value  8     


Dunks and Unley is an elegant, comfortable, welcoming, Polish themed restaurant/cafe. The entrance is through an attractive courtyard dining area with many topiaried trees and plants, with a toasty outdoor brasier. This leads to a hallway, with high stools and tables, adjacent to the cafe. Inside the cafe, dark olive walls highlight the beautiful oak church pew seats, and an antique chest used as a counter. A glass cabinet features delicious cakes and salads.

Across the hall is a huge room with pale olive walls and a striking, papered feature wall, full of beautiful furniture, china, glassware, lamps, candlesticks, mirrors and much more, all for sale. The owner Bridgett Minkus has fine examples of creative art work hanging on the walls. All this area is available for dining and coffee's, a feast for the eyes as you partake.

Additional comfy sofas and chairs enhance the relaxing atmosphere of this room to perfection. We chose from an excellent menu, the large breakfast, and a polish lunch dish (Polish krokiety) savoury meat mince, swiss mushrooms and sauerkraut, in pancake style pastry and lightly grilled. Served with fresh garden salad and Polish beetroot drinking soup, different, but absolutely delicious.

Then the Big Brekky with "the lot", eggs prepared to your choice, grilled Barossa Valley bacon, smoked sausage, saute'ed Swiss mushrooms, char grilled tomatoes with toasted Ciabatta bread, very satisfying. Salatka a side dish we tried their Sala, a Polish salad, finely cut steamed vegetables, egg, gherkins, fresh peas and parsley, lightly coated with Thomy Mayonnaise and served on toast with fried bacon and oak leaf lettuce, "Wow" recommend.

On enquiry we discovered that the food is prepared by the Polish owner and chef who obviously has a passion for food. We finished with a Polish cheese cake and five senses coffee, altogether a very relaxing, enjoyable dining experience.

Jun 14, 2012

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Bay Bar Dos, Glenelg

Bars, Tapas, Good For Groups, Outdoor Dining, Serves Dinner

Overall 8.8  1

8.8 Highly Recommended

Drinks  9      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  9     


Located at the top of Mosley square, behind the Town Hall, with the main entrance off the grassed area overlooking the pier and the beach, this situation creates a private and intimate dining experience. It is slightly out of the way but well worth seeking out.

The restaurant decor is French style with deep terra-cotta walls and French cafe two toned chairs. At each end are comfortable leather lounge suites in deep tan. There are attractive arched windows above french doors opening out onto a large el fresco area with fantastic sea views. Between the French doors are fabulous full size wine barrels with antique style candelabras atop. Around the large well stocked bar are white leather and chrome sprung bar stools, very comfortable and very trendy.

From a predominately tapas menu we started with the tempura fried oysters, with wakami salad, pickled ginger and wasabi mayo, the best cooked, dressed oysters we have ever tasted. This was followed by the combination seafood and meat platter for two, accompanied by fries, rocket salad and three delicious dipping sauces. The platter was very generous with a great array of seafood, chicken, and tender slices of rare steak, totally satisfying.

The recommended wine was a perfect accompaniment to the seafood courses. Our choices for desserts were the strawberry Eaton mess, amazing, and a chocolate Fondant with cherry and red wine compote and vanilla bean ice-cream, deliciously gooey.

This restaurant has a very inviting, intimate vibe, with exceptional food. Spoil yourself.

Inside dining Al fresco area, great views


May 06, 2012

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    Bars, Tapas, Good For Groups, Outdoor Dining, Serves Dinner
    1 Moseley Sq, Glenelg, Adelaide


    » Hahndorf 8 Cafe Assiette
    12 Photo of Cafe Assiette

    Cafes, German, Pizza, Has Cafe, Serves Breakfast
    72 Main Street, Hahndorf, Adelaide


    » Adelaide CBD 8.6 Corner Bistrot, The
    3 Photo of Corner Bistrot, The

    $$

    Restaurants, French, BYO, Licensed, Outdoor Dining
    7 Leigh Street, Adelaide CBD, Adelaide


    » Parkside 8 Dunks and Unley
    1 Photo of Dunks and Unley

    Cafes
    67 Unley Rd, Parkside, Adelaide


    » Henley Beach 9.3 Evida Cafe
    2 Photo of Evida Cafe

    Cafes, Modern Australian, Licensed, Always Open 24/7/365, Ample or Convenient Parking
    269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach, Adelaide
    Fabulous location, excellent upmarket menu, Comfortable lounge, fully licensed, Great sea views, goo… more


    » Glenelg 8 Glenelg Jetty Hotel
    1 Photo of Glenelg Jetty Hotel

    Pubs
    28 Jetty Road, Glenelg, Adelaide


    » Mount Gambier CBD 5.7 Sorrentos Cafe
    2 Photo of Sorrentos Cafe

    $$

    Cafes, Modern Australian, Family Dining, Good For Groups, Child Friendly
    6 Bay Rd, Mount Gambier CBD, Mount Gambier


    » Semaphore 8.5 Whipped Bake Bar Cafe
    1 Photo of Whipped Bake Bar Cafe

    Cafes, Licensed, Outdoor Dining, Serves Breakfast, Serves Lunch
    35 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore, Adelaide
    Whipped Bake Bar Cafe is a Modern Australian café in Semaphore. Settled along Semaphore Road … more




Tasmania 
Created 08 Mar 2012
1 listing

    » Hobart CBD 8.7 Blue Eye Seafood Restaurant
    2 Photo of Blue Eye Seafood Restaurant

    $$$$

    Restaurants, Seafood, Family Dining, Good For Groups, Child Friendly
    1 Castray Esp, Hobart CBD, Hobart




Victoria 
Created 08 Mar 2012
5 listings

    » Olinda 7.8 Cuckoo Restaurant
    19 Photo of Cuckoo Restaurant

    $$

    Restaurants, German, Family Dining, Good For Groups, Buffet
    508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Melbourne
    Located in charming Olinda along the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Cuckoo Restaurant is popular for … more


    » Hampton 9.3 Espresso Elements
    1 Photo of Espresso Elements

    Cafes, Comfort Food, Serves Breakfast, Serves Lunch, Serves Takeaway
    305 Hampton Rd, Hampton, Melbourne
    This cafe is a little different as there is no kitchen, but offer a great range of fresh organic muf… more


    » Warrnambool 7.3 Figsellers Cafe
    2 Photo of Figsellers Cafe

    Cafes
    89 Liebig St, Warrnambool, VIC


    » Healesville 9.5 Mocha and Lime
    2 Photo of Mocha and Lime

    Cafes
    11 Green St, Healesville, Melbourne


    » Port Fairy 8.6 Portofino on Bank
    3 Photo of Portofino on Bank

    $$$

    Restaurants, Mediterranean, BYO
    26 Bank Street, Port Fairy, Western and Geelong




Queensland 
Created 07 Aug 2012
6 listings

    » Townsville CBD 8 Brewery, The
    1 Photo of Brewery, The

    $$$

    Restaurants, Modern Australian, Has Bar, Serves Dinner, Serves Lunch
    252 Flinders St, Townsville CBD, Townsville


    » Rockhampton CBD 9.4 Edge Bar & Restaurant
    2 Photo of Edge Bar & Restaurant

    Restaurants, Modern Australian, Vegetarian, Has Bar, Serves Breakfast
    108 Victoria Pde, Rockhampton CBD, Rockhampton


    » Brisbane CBD 7.9 Esquire
    3 Photo of Esquire

    Restaurants, European, Good For Groups, Degustation Menu, Has Bar
    145 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane
    Clever and experimental are two adjectives for the cuisine at Esquire. Esquire has both informal and… more


    » Townsville CBD 8.7 Jam Corner
    3 Photo of Jam Corner

    Restaurants, Modern Australian, Serves Breakfast, Serves Dinner, Serves Late Dining
    1 Palmer St, Townsville CBD, Townsville


    » Burleigh Heads 7.6 Oskars On Burleigh
    10 Photo of Oskars On Burleigh

    $$$

    Restaurants, Modern Australian, Seafood, Fine Dining, Outdoor Dining
    Burleigh Beach House, 43 Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
    Oskars has been a highly respected name in dining on the Gold Coast for 33 years. Oskars, since open… more


    » Cairns CBD 8.2 Salt House
    5 Photo of Salt House

    Restaurants, Modern Australian, Family Dining, Fine Dining, Good For Groups
    Marina Point, Shop 6, 2 Pierpoint Rd, Cairns CBD, Cairns
    Salt House offers a space that is glamorous, funky, chilled-out, progressive, stylish, calming, liv… more








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