Check out this place. It needs to be on your go-to list. On an unplanned night out I stopped in with a friend to feed a man-size hunger and a thirsty soul. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were at a well mannered friends home - we got personal service like I've never experienced in Sydney. Food is crazy good and should win awards. And an amazing array of drink selections expertly crafted.
I'm still thinking about how good it all was the day after.
If you haven't been to Stanley street in a while, or you normally just go to the same places, please consider this a fantastic place to eat, drink, relax, socialise with friends. Love it. All thumbs up on this one.
A very good range of most pet stuffs. The food section is quite large and stocks most brands you'd be after. Particularly good place to find the larger more economical sizes of dog food. There's also a very extensive fridge/freezer section that stocks fresh and prepared foods. (snake owners can buy mice here - which looked creepy stocked in the freezer next to the roo meat).
Most pleasantly I had a really positive experience with some help and good natured fun with a staff member today. She made my day with some wisecracks and help re pricing and correct points attribution for my membership.
There are mysteriously two pet barns quite close to each other in Alexandria. This is the better of the two. It has a bigger range. As with other Pet Barn locations, you can bring your leashed dog in with you shopping. Dogs go a little nuts while browsing the snacks and treats section. All those pigs ears and rawhide must be tempting.
I'm a regular here. Love their dumplings and service. My favourite guilty indulgence is to scoff down a range of dumplings all to myself - yeah, it's fun to dine with others too - but, I get more to myself this way. I'm such a greedy piggy.
A relaxed, yet professional and attentive service. I like the vibe here. It gently hums with satisfied diners. Had a very tasty lamb fettuccine ragu that was a bit more al-dente then what I'm used to. A friend who'd been the week before also felt it was "more" al-dente than what most restaurants around Sydney serve. It was good though. Not complaining at all. Complimented with a simple radicchio salad side.
Simple fresh ingredients all served quickly and with a smile. Big thumbs up.
I like the idea. Great, small bar that you want to love. The food is ok. Not great. I didn't enjoy watching my meal being walked across from the Cafe on the opposite corner when I visited one weekend.
I still go though for the relaxed vibe and close proximity to everything else in my area. Good wine list.
The most appealing thing here is the generous outdoor seating right in the heart of the city next to the gorgeous QVB building. Watch the world pass you by and sip away on your coffee. Good central point to meet friends or visitors to the city and easily found.
Inside is very noisy if you're not a fan of echo-ey environments. I didn't try the food, and the coffee was decent.
Fantastic range of wines. Staff were attentive, yet, not pushy at all. Nice relaxed buzz with people sipping and enjoying their conversations. The wine list caters for most budgets from the more affordable to the sublimely ridiculous.
A good selection on the menu for food, though on this occasion I did not partake.
If you've been to the other Grill'd stores, you'll know the food - and it's pretty consistent between the locations. Not sure if it's whether this store is new or not, but, the staff are super friendly and pleasant.
I reckon the serve of chips are bigger here too. I may be imagining that though. ;)
Darlinghurst, NSW Joined 13 May 2011
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