Head to the beer garden for a little festive oasis in at the back of the slip inn. The famous el loco serves food here including hot dogs, tacos and mains of crackling pork and chicken. Had a great lunch sipping on beer and eating good Mexican inspired food. Lots mod large benches for groups and there's seating inside and out. You can book in advance too. Great vibe, great food. Expect to pay about $35 per person including drinks.
Yesterday myself and a posse of work mates dined at "El Loco" to celebrate two of our beloved co-workers birthdays. We were looking for a place where we could kick back in a casual environment, enjoy a meal and drink in the sun and not pay an arm and a leg. As you walk in to the newly renovated Slip Inn the Mexican atmosphere is evident everywhere - from the colourful walls and table settings to the menu. The prices are pretty reasonable for a quick lunch hour meal and include a range of tacos in a number of exotic flavours (they are quite small so if you arrive with a rumbling tummy take the advice of attendant and order 2-3 tacos. "The Cuban sandwich" which although very tasty filled with spit roast pork, resembled more of a hamburger than a sandwich. There are french fries and a couple of main meals including lamb, chicken and fish. Portions aside the food was all very fresh and their were no complaints from our group. The service is very friendly and completely accommodating for a large or small group, the atmosphere is very bar-cas and overall it is still a really nice venue to pop in for a laidback meal with friends.
Warning!!! Don't ever book this restaurant or its Hunters hill one. I booked 4 weeks in advance for my birthday lunch of 12 people and two hours before my lunch that day they rang and said they were not ready for lunch and MAYBE they could squeeze us in for dinner! I had people coming from all over Sydney and left no time to find a decent place that could accomodate 12 people at such short notice given the time of year. They offered no compensation and didn't give a tinkers toss about ruining my Birthday lunch. Shocking! I would hate this to happen to anyone else on their special occasion Totally out of order.
AMAZING FOOD guys, the pork belly here is to die for and so is the chicken salad and the scallops with their amazing garnishings that make the dish simply superb! The san choy bau is so unique and delicious that it leaves me wanting more! The dishes are plated and served in such a high class manner which makes other restaurants appear quite inferior. As a person who frequents restaurants and is Chinese (eats a lot of chinese food), this restaurant brings out the jaw dropping supremacy of amazing foods!
For a thorough remedial massage and for a reasonable price, I can definitely recommend the team here. Friendly staff, clean studio, and great service - my only criticism is the toilets being located deep into the gym (the massage business is located in the front of the gym's building) and having to bypass all the fitness pros getting their muscles on!
I love Ripples! I've had them out to my home for a joint massage session and loved it! Very professional and lovely people to deal with. They also have a fantastic range to choose from at reasonable prices. What more do you need?....Except more time to get massaged!! :P
Chez Dre has a full range of Viennoserie for breakfast which is quite tantalising and gives it that French Patisserie feel. The breakfast menu has things on it you definitely won't see elsewhere. The wait wasn't as bad as I expected and we were seated fairly promptly and service was excellent. I enjoyed all my food although it wasn't cheap. It was extremely noisy and we found it hard to carry on a conversation. Had it not been so noisy we would have stayed and consumed more!
Simply the BEST pizza. Hearty bases, generous toppings and delicious flavours. We had a prosciutto as well as a satay chicken pizza for take away and they were still pipping hot when we got home to our apartment.
I really rated the service of this casual but fun pizza bar, and the pizzas were good. The place was heaving quite early, but tables turn quickly - recommend grabbing a drink from the bar and pull up a pew in the front, overlooking Hastings Street.
Key takeaway was that they are 'gluten-free' friendly, no hassles there-just an extra $2.00 for the change. A wide selection of pizzas, split into categories: classics, gourmet, seafood. Starters are the usual, including wedges, garlic bread and nachos. Really wanted to try the nachos but weren't that hungry. Keen to know how they go?
$16 cocktails, reasonably priced. The bar's decor is a bit corny, but look pass the fluoro lights and you'll be in for a treat.
They do takeaway too, so either drop in, make an order and have a beer while you wait or call ahead if you want to avoid the crowds.
Bit of a moot point talking about this place because I don't see it lasting with the current management......certainly in terms of delivering on promises made to those hiring the venue and wanting to make a very important night special for their friend...they failed...big time...all the staff are doing the best they can to deal with what is obviously a mismanaged,highly disorganized venue with bad,uncaring management,we had the misfortune to meet them and it all became clear...goodbye The Village..
The location of this restaurant is right on the beach, it would have to be the most romantic, scenic, setting in Queensland. Dine out doors to the resonance of the sea, with all the accompanying sounds, view the setting sun, or dine indoors with intimate, comfortable, surroundings, without losing the view, celebrate a special occasion, or get married on the beach, then drift into the Bistro for the reception. The interior is very spacious, with a wide frontage of glass, making the most of the beautiful scenery. The modern decor is predominately in white and grey shades, very stylish with unusual modern art and black and white photos on the walls. A built in book case at one end, is lined with pressed metal and then adorned with antique books and other interesting mementos. Pressed metal also decorates a counter and columns near the entrance, which features blinds with a narrative from "the last days of Pompeii" printed on them, fascinating. Three groupings of, string and cane ball light shades, white bird cages, and dark balls strung at varying lengths, all add to the visually stimulating environment, yet over-all creates a lovely gentle ambience.
From an excellent menu, with daily specials, we chose an Eye fillet of Kilcoy beef, on smashed desiree potatoes, garden peas, roasted pimento salsa and mushroom jus, the preparation and presentation of the steak was perfect, and, a caramelised pork belly, on shiitake mushroom prawn and asparagus nasi goreng, sour pineapple achar, and sticky tamarind glaze, hot and spicy, with very crisp crackling. A carefully selected wine list accompanies your dining choice. Highly recommended.