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Joined 12 January 2010 Cherrybrook, NSW

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  • Zipangu Japanese Restaurant

    Restaurants Port Douglas, QLD
    Such a great Japanese restaurant with authentic food, delicious dessert and friendly service.
    It is a nice little local shop and the ingredients are fresh. We had the double sashimi and the scallops were amazingly sweet and firm. The salmon was so fresh and the tuna had a wonderful firm texture.
    The highlight was the karage chicken which was juicy, freshly fried and great with rice.

    Will definitely be back when we are next in Port Douglas!
  • The Court House Hotel

    Hotels Port Douglas, QLD
    Lots of seats, good pub style food and great service. We came and had the seafood basket and the t-bone $18 special. You order at the side of the kitchen, then take a number and find your seat. Food came out quickly and the steak was delicious with that flamed grilled smokey taste. The fisherman a basket came with cold fresh prawns, battered and grilled fish, calamari and deliciously crispy beer battered style chips.
  • Coles Supermarkets

    Supermarket & Grocery Stores Port Douglas, QLD
    A really nice large Coles with lots of fresh fruit and veges. Found great baby essentials such as nappies, baby sunscreen and food! If you are heading to Port Douglas for a holiday save your baggage space and just buy it all here!

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  • Clean lines, modern, simple and chic- the entertainment units at Sydneyside are really nice. The quality is expectional too with well design soft-close drawers.
    The service was a bit overwhelming and in-you-face at the Castle Hill sotre- so we ended up buying it from the CrowsNest store and was serviced by Lawrence who was understanding and courteous- guding us through all the necessary details to assist with our purchase. Our unit will come in 6-8 weeks which is pretty normal for furniture but very reasonable considering ours is custom made to order. I'll see whether I am still this impressed after I get the unit delivered and installed :)
    • atan7 Local Star 
      It looked great! They installed it well. What will be interesting is that 4 weeks ago one of the hinges broke (we just opened it and it collapsed). We have emailed Sydneyside and sent photos but haven't heard back yet... So I'll let you know how their customer service is soon!
  • atan7 Local Star reviewed Kurtosh
    Located near the main strip of crows nest amongst the busy restaurants is this warm, modern rustic dessert house. If you have ever been to Prague, you will recognize the tubes of doughy goodness, which are freshly baked and covered in sugar and cinnamon. Other cakes can also be purchased for $45/100g we tried a few varieties but some were a little dry. The ambience however is warm and inviting, with lots of tables to enjoy a nice chat with friends after dinner.
    • atan7 Local Star 
      The Tiramisu was nice but it is all about the Kurtosh dougy spirals of goodness... try the basic cinnamon one...
  • atan7 Local Star reviewed Alio Restaurant
    Chef Ashley Hughes has really opened my eyes to quality Italian cooking. A friend and went to Alio for dinner on a Monday night and decided to experience the degustation menu.
    The service was impeccable- our waitress Tracey was highly knowledgable and made us feel welcome form the moments we were seated. Warm red walls and candlelights make this establishment perfect for a slow cosy meal.
    Warm olives in an olive oil, rosemary and chilli dressing were quickly devoured, this was followed by a focaccia-like bread with more olive oil. Restraint was needed to ensure we had enough rooms for the degustation ahead.
    A beautifully prepared rocket, fig and proscuitto salad was next, followed by a cooked salmon fillet with chickpeas and what I thought was a mild white wasabi... but was actually horseradish (very similar really)!
    The best gnocchi I have ever had was then served. Soft, smooth, creamy morsels of doughy potato goodness sitting in a shallow pool of gravy...
    The lamb was perfectly pink in the centre and the portions were very generous.
    We were thoroughly full by this time- but our dessert stomachs were put into action.
    Sweet and tangy blood orange sorbet cleanse our pallet- preparing us for the delicate vanilla bean panna cotta and poached pear (which we were convinced was soaked in red wine).
    Overall, a really great experience and the hours we were in there flew past- would highly recommend the degustation menu here to anyone wanting to have a leisurely dinner with great food and service. (just wished it moved to a nicer part of town!)


    A few tips- I don't think this area is suitable for families as the area has a few unsavoury characters roaming the streets and I didn't feel very safe walking to the restaurant from my car (parked about 5 mins away).
    There seems to be parking at Alio- but I don't know how to get to it as it seems to have its entrance from a back street (maybe call beforehand to ask for directions- I paid for street parking)
    If you are looking for the restaurant using your GPS- the suburb is 'Redfern'... 5 Baptist Street, Surry Hills- doesn't exist on my Tom Tom...
    • atan7 Local Star 
      I went to Alio again and tried their new degustation menu (which I realised chages every month)- it was amazing... Highlights included the baked Camembert cheese fondant with cranberries, the beautifully presented antipasto plate with an assortment of soft preserved meats accompanied with tangy olives and a soft cloud of mozarella cheese with vinegar. The Gnocchi was cooked to perfectation again and my friend also ageed- this was the best gnocchi he has ever had. The service was exceptional- we were tended to by a few different waiters- each as knowledgable and attentive as the other.
      PLUS- I also took my own advice and called beforehand to find out how to get to the Parking- the secret my friend is to turn off Clevelend into Matterson Lane (Just next to Bourke Street and Bar Cleveland.)- convenient, safe & no unsavoury characters to be seen.
      A little fact for all your Entertainment Cardholders- you get $30 off when you use the Entertainment Card (Sydney edition)- that's $54pp- woah