Calma has a great ambience and feels clean and tranquil. Organised reception and wonderful 1.5 hour treatment side-by-side for my daughter and I, followed by my favourite pink champagne and chocolates. Candles, relaxing music, gorgeous treatment - couldn't ask for more and very happy with the experience. Thanks Calma!
Great gastro pub in Hawthorn. The front bar has a good atmoshphere, with a few comfy Churchill couches around around low tables in the midle, and some higher tables with bar stools around the perimeter. A couple of TVs are usually playing some sport. There is a good range of beers on tap. The licensed restaurant has a bistro feel to it, but the food is top notch. It can get quite loud on busy nights. Solid wine list. Sometimes it can be nice to eat the food in the front bar for a different atmosphere.
This modern Australian wine bar & bistro located in Hawthorn is sure to impress. With a varied menu including gourmet pizzas, pastas, steaks and salads, it's easy to forget that the establishment used to be known as the 'beehive', a rather grungy looking pub. The food is extremely tasty and the servings ample. I had the braised beef gnocchi and was blown away by how tasty the meat was - melt in your mouth type stuff. The table service is impeccable: napkins folded on your lap, water topped up consistently throughout the evening. We were there for a birthday and someone brought cupcakes. Word of warning: be sure to call ahead if you plan to bring cupcakes or you will be charged 'cupcakeage' at $3.50 pp. Prices are reasonable to expensive with the average steak priced at $35. Pastas around $22 - $26 and Pizzas, a reasonable $18. Definitely worth checking out.
WoW!!! GREAT SERVICE!! MY WAITER XRISTOS WAS REALLY HELPFUL!! I HAD A PIZZA AND BOY O BOY WOW WHAT A PIZZA IT WAS REALLY GOOD AND SUPPER DELISHOUS. THE OWNER EAS A GREAT BLOKE TO HE VERY GENTLE AND KIND. I JUST HOPE HE CAN FIND HIS DOG SOON!!! 5 STARS!!!
Quick, laid back, friendly service in this small Italian cafe. Pasta vongole, the special of the day was beautiful, pomodoro pizza and Eggs Benedict with ham were also great. Coffee was excellent, especially the latte. None of the food was too heavy, all are lovely light and fresh. Very good value for money. Definitely coming back. Cash only.
My family and I often came to this little shop because it's close to work and home and the food are very cheap and not too bad compare to the real Japanese restaurant. Sometimes I took away food on the way home from work. The owner/chef always greeted which sounded and looked genuine hospitality until today this man/chef rushed to our table while we are just having our food and talk rudely and genuinely angry to our 8 year old son because he is eating chips and with very unclear English he yelled "this is not food court you know!" And his hand gave shooing gesture similar like when you shooing birds whose flocking to your food. My wife, my 16 year old son and I ordered three meals and sashimi worth $45 whilst my youngest son brought in his chips because he doesn't like Asian/Japanese food. Because of his attitude we paid the food and left without touching the food. I said you can't talk like that too young children/my son and this will be our last meal from this shop. We may understand his concern if he speak appropriately with polite tone similar to his greet when he welcome customer expecting their money. He is not GENUINE. Very upsetting and disappointing experience. The Chef/owner need to learn about Australian / general manners.
The Courtyard Cafe is a great little place to drop in for lunch or afternoon tea. Surrounded by historic features the cafe is warm and inviting and boasts a friendly staff. Great menu offering a lovely devonshire tea, cakes and tea items or a selection of lunch items such as the popular fishermans basket and sandwiches. Situated down a little laneway you can enjoy your meal in the sunshine away from the busy main road. Plenty of seating area, easy access and fairly reasonable prices.
I had a berry muffin and a chino. Really delicious. These people seem like a family business. They were super friendly. Next time i have to try their seafood basket. Cause it looked fantastic as they walked passed me.
Funky bar with great drinks menu and wonderful Asian dishes. The decor is Asian with warm wood and oriental motifs and makes for a cozy and intimate environment. As the evening progresses the music starts and it's definitely worth waiting for! The staff is great, friendly and knowledgeable.
This is a fantastic bar with an oriental theme that's a bit overused, but it works. Although very easy to miss as the bar is located downstairs and hidden in between the busy restaurants on hardware lane, once down here, it's difficult to leave. The dark atmosphere and closed off tables provide a great place for groups of friends to share some social drinks. They have a wide range of cocktails, and if cocktails are not your thing, the bar staff definitely know their drinks and can easily make a recommendation for you. I've been a number of times and would continue to come back. Recommended.
A gorgeous little find in the CBD. Enjoyed a martini here and the chorizo plate for something light to start the night. Loved the comfy couch stuffed with cushions, a very cozy little nook. Will be back!
A cosy nook filled with tapas-inspired food and wine. Come early to secure a window seat in this tiny place and hear locals debate which tapas bar is the best. The food is Mediterranean-inspired with lots of tasty dishes, best shared among friends with a glass of wine. There's a great wine list with some exotic offerings.
The meals never disappoint here. I come here all the time for hearty traditional Italian. Great comfort food. The setting is quite quant as the furniture comprises laminex tables from the 70s/80s. The seafood pasta is a must. The garlic breads are flavoursome and so soft and moist. The old Italian charm is very appealing and it is very unpretentious.
Having just returned from a wonderful honeymoon in Florence and Venice, I was searching for an Italian restaurant in Melbourne that served authentic food in a 'trattoria' setting. Then I discovered the 'Italian Waiters' Club'! The food is simple yet beautiful, and the interior definitely takes me back to my days in Italy. Will be back again soon!
Went here on a date and was really impressed with the food, service and interiors of David's. It's the kind of place you want to move right into - it's that beautiful. The food was well priced and varied, the staff were really knowledgable and accommodating to food allergies.
Tucked away from Chapel St this place still had a great hum to it without being over crowded. Will definitely be back - overall great dining experience.
A popular Chinese restaurant even on weeknights. It is not a budget restaurant but surprisingly well priced. The 4 of us had a few entrees, vegetables mains, tea and dessert which left us a little too full and went home with a truly well packaged, complete with safety instructions doggy bag. Unlike most other Chinese restaurants, the food are not salty- they are just right. Menus are not too extensive but excellent varieties, unusual interesting combinations.
Lovely ambience, excellent, friendly and prompt service without being overwhelming.
Saw the unlimited yum cha on Sat and Sun. Prices has slightly increased since the previous reviews but it is always best to ring and check. There are also local night and another special night.