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This family and authentic run business is simply worth supporting. Sadly I understand that the changing face of business and society this business is closing down at the end of June.
I guess that's the reality of society with its changing needs. A great place to hire toys with plenty of variety and choice. I think towards the end, the price to hire some toys, were close to the "on special" price at some department stores. Perhaps a reflection of our throw away society?
I wish the business owner all the best in the future and it's a shame that we do no have more of these type of businesses,
What I really like about this Grill'd is that it is mixed in with the abundance of Chinese and other Asian restaurants in the area known as the Cabramatta of the North.
So if you want something different that isn't Asian, but not any of the crap fast food outlets food in the near mall, Grill'd is perfect.
Sure it's a bit on the pricey side when you include chips, mayo and a drink, which seem to be strategically priced to maximise the dollar out of your pocket and into theirs. It doesn't remove the fact that it's one of the best burgers around and the "Almighty" is my favourite. Worth a visit when it's not so busy, which this place gets at times.
Lastly I love how it's open between 3-5pm which is not often the case with many restaurants.
The key part for me is that they try, they try in their customer service and table service as well as putting on live music on an evening - mainly when it's a little warmer.
I disagree that there is "lots of seating" in the courtyard. If that's lots, then well Australia has lots of States and the prices are "lots" as well. Neither is true of course. JarrahOlives is right about getting being slow, but honestly that doesn't bother me, as most of the time I have plenty of time when I am in Lane Cove.
Coffee is just good and far from full bodied and robust in flavour. Prices are on par with the plethora of Coffee Shops in the Plaza. Food was good though a little on the average size considering what one pays.
So my biggest drawback, is the non-lots courtyard which allows smokers. Being a bit close to the main road - means you already suck the car fumes, but around food (and families) why do they even have ash trays! If they got rid of this, I would add a star, as such the taste of death which accompanies my meal, makes this place below average.
It does come with entertainment in the sense of the waiters dodging the cyclists who take short cuts through the plaza. That's always added value. I go here because they try, I don't if I see a smoker which is far too often.
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