Reviews of Twelve Restaurant
I first visited Twelve at Newtown many years back, but it is only this weekend that my friends and I finally decided to drop by this restaurant for lunch.
Twelve has a spacious, open-style area with great caf-like atmosphere which are perfect not just for quick bites but also for chilling-out whilst enjoying the Newtown scene. The decoration is simple but beautiful and modern, and the place is also perfect for families.
We ordered the $8 burger blackboard specials (it was the main reason why we decided to come in at the first place) and we were satisfied. The burgers were of acceptable size, presented beautifully and were delicious. We also ordered the beetroot and rocket salad although the presentation and the taste were not as high-quality as we expected it to be.
The floor staffs were friendly but were not that attentive. I cant remember interacting with them except when we were seated, taking orders, and receiving the orders.
Great restaurant. I've been twice and I hope to go back again, I love it. My food (and my hubby's) was fantastic. I highly recommend the marinated olives, the lamb pizza and the cake called 'river cafe' (the richest, smoothest chocolate dessert ever). Great atomosphere, great staff.
Waldo you want to eat but can't decide? So many choices in King St, though this place was buzzing. Seated swiftly with a smile, a couple of coffees - I thought it was a joke when asked if I'd like a bowl, though i do usually ask for a bucket. Yesireebob coffee in a bowl...I'll just go a mug today, "oh, bring Jack back for the ride, thanks."
Two lovely hot Mochas arrived and Jack too..though Jack was a little weak, yet still not a bad accompaniment for the Mocha. Give it a try.
Cesar salad neat for Waldo, Baby octopus linguini for the missus. Bowl of fries for a side treat, they looked great on the plate next door.
"Oh my goodness the chips...arrived, then straight back for a re-fry,suppose to go in oil after they're peeled. Happily assisted by young waitress.
Cesar salad arrived...well a bowl of shredded lettuce, tiny packet croutons, undercooked bacon, stiff poached egg, NO Worcestershire?? I think the olive oil was there though no other dressing? Very disappointing indeed. Why was this place so busy?
Linguini, with it further disappointment, Pasta underdone, occy overcooked, dry basil and a very watery sauce. It had a semblance of flavour though not worth the $17 at all. Why was this place busy?
By the looks of it we should of had steak sandwiches or burgers. Seemed to be the meal of the day...Maybe 'cos it was pouring rain outside.
2 stars for the Mochas and 1/2 for Jack
Chips were a treat!!