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  • Gloria Jean's Coffees

    A perfect Babychino for most babies.

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  • Oscars Lounge Bar & Restaurant

    Plenty of signage for free snacks & drinks. But don't offer a coke as in pic

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  • Spice I Am
    Restaurants    Surry Hills, NSW

    The most over rated Thai restaurants around.

    Due to its popularity, its always busy filled with pretentious Surry Hill types who are here to try and be seen, as they cannot be here for the food. They pile the people in and the moment you enter can be exhausting. Once you are packed in like battery hens the service goes down hill. Simply terrible from slow, to trying to get their attention and for them to come over was near impossible.

    The food was below average, nothing special from the Pad Thai, to the green curry's or beef dishes.

    I really do not understand why this place is so busy considering the Thai choices in Sydney.

  • Bar Century
    Pubs & Bars    Sydney, NSW

    All the reviews are on track. Cheap drinks swapped out for a stench which hurts the eyes, my eyes are burning. Clientele seems to revolve around having a quick drink before before heading out to a venue with more expensive drinks. Or having a slap - which means playing the pokies.

    I wouldn't hang here very long, like sipping on a martini or anything. Just have a drink get the job done, save a pretty penny and head home or hit the club for triple priced drinks and deep queues.

    P.S. Stock up responsibly

  • World Square Pub
    Pubs & Bars    Sydney, NSW

    This place seriously has no atmosphere.

    No local barflys means, staff I feel deal with clients in a way they know they won't be seeing them tomorrow. Not a bad way, just not like the difference of a homely feel vs a touristy, one and done deal.

    My mates who work nearby (hence why I am doing some day drinking here) tend to go elsewhere for a drink or workmans lunch.

    But for me the place was rather empty at lunch time, pretty empty after work on a Thursday night and this all added to the lack of atmosphere. Mid-shelf spirit and coke was $11.50 which again is okay, just not great when its to an empty room as people have gone elsewhere.

    I can only assume they pick it up on a Friday night and Saturday night, otherwise how can this place keep kicking? So my fellow reviewers are spot on, no long wait or difficult in finding a seat.

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  • FurthestFromTheTree Barfly  reviewed Bar Century
    If bars were poetry, bar century would be Flo-Rida.
    If bars were movies, bar century would be Twilight.
    If bars were shoes, bar century would be Crocs.

    The most positive thing I can say about this place is, "it exists."

    Cheap drinks, but just go to a bottle shop and sit somewhere nice that doesnt require you to step into a vertical coffin and walk up 3000 flights of stairs to hell's toilet.

    The one star is for the staff who are, from my personal experience, awesome.

    3 weeks ago - 06/02/2015

    • Parge Local Star 
      Awesome review, except dissing on Flo-Rida!
      What's up with the hate. Would be funny if the bar was playing that when you were there!

      3 weeks ago - 09/02/2015

  • Parge Local Star  reviewed Thai Face
    Just way too busy to be good. Had to wait forever for our dishes. I appreciate it was a Saturday night, and very very busy. But at the same time there's just reasonable wait times, and ready to walkout times.

    Unfortunately the six different dishes we ordered from Duck to Beef to Chicken with different flavours - just seemed rather same. I wouldn't use the term bland. Just more of a case of not tasting different enough. There's just so many better options in the area, and I would encourage you to try elsewhere.

    Of the 4 other guests with me, we all felt the same. So I am not just writing about my isolated opinion. Lastly if you are going to give this service and this level of food, Thai Riffic really needs to consider lowering their prices, extremely pricey for what we got.

    Maybe if this was the only Thai place around, but there's just too many better places to choose from in Crows Nest.
    • Parge Local Star 
      I will say the BBQ platter for a tick over $40 is pretty awesome!

      3 weeks ago - 09/02/2015

  • Joanne Lee Phin Local Star  reviewed Kam Fook Seafood Restaurant
    So what do you do on Australia Day? Go for yum cha, of course.

    Admittedly in have avoided yum cha here at Kam Fook Chatswood because of the crowds, but we came at 11 and a friend managed to get us a table for 7 adults, 2 children and a pram.

    The restaurant is huge and it filled up pretty quickly. The steamed dumplings at Kam Fook were really good - generous portions without skimping on seafood, while other dishes like the "yong tau foo" (tofu and eggplant stuffed with fish paste) aren't spectacular. (other restaurant in Castle Hill do a great job with that one.)

    Service is decent, but they charge $3 a head for tea. That's $21 for cheap tea leaves and hot water.
    • Parge Local Star 
      How Australian of You :p

      But 4 stars seems rather high after reading your review? Just based on your comments alone, not 2 or 2½ stars max? Just a question

      1 month ago - 30/01/2015


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