Joined 12 January 2010 Cherrybrook, NSW
Been coming here since I was little, and the decor has remained the same, similarly the food is still as good as ever. For a little restaurant in the middle on Thornleigh, it sure brings in the crowds. If you want to meet people of the local Chinese Malaysian community, they all know of this restaurant, and they eat here. My favourites for a weekend lunch, wat tan hor, and 1/2 bird of hainanese chicken rice... Service is average, but you shouldn't expect too much at a Chinese restaurant, it's all about the food and after 20 over years, this is still a favourite for me.
Still one of my favourite places to eat when I visit Melbourne. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff are super friendly and the prices are reasonable, expect to pay around $50 per person. Everything on the menu is delicious, but many customers seem to order the lamb, which is a whole shoulder slow cooked to share with two people. Every dish is made to share, but this lamb is pretty large and comes with sides. I had the steak with butter, it was full of flavour, slightly charred, creamy herb butter made it extra delectable. The steak might be a little undercooked for some. Definitely come here when you are in Melbourne city.
As you walk along bridge street, you could easily walk past this place, even if you were actively looking for it! Keep and eye out for the name spray painted on the wall and walk down toward what looks like a 'deadend'. Located alone in this alleyway is a modern dining gem! I wasn't very hungry, but it didn't want to pass an opportunity to eat at Mr Wongs. People rave about this merivale group icon, it is fresh, clean Chinese food with great service. The atmosphere is casual and the vibe is slightly noisy.
The food is delicious, a bit pricey with dimsum ranging from $12-$15 a dish (with 3-4 dumplings) but they are delicious. Scallop Sui Mai is so good! If you are ordering just good be prepared to pay about $70 per person. Great place for a nice meal with friends, date or just cos you are hungry and want to splash out a little.
Friendly train station staff, convenient place to purchase a myki card and the station is modern, well lit and easily accessible as there are entrances everywhere.
Lots of food options, mad mex, red rooster and there is a woolworths.
Good location- round the corner from Souther cross station and on the free city circle tram line route, but even with the double glazed windows you can still hear the trains. The showers are fiddly with either really hot water or freezing water and the pressure is terrible. The pool is a small, thin lap pool, the gym is reasonable with a good variety of equipment and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Spencer street outlets recently reopened at spencer street next to souther cross station. Great place to shop with trade Secret, witchery, portmans, Peter Alexander and other specialty stores. Easy for tourists and locals to get to, it isn't too crowded and you can spend a few hours here grabbing some pretty good bargains.
The nicest Myer store in Australia! Being the flagship Myer store it is no wonder this department store is well lot, perfectly merchandised and has more brands than any other Myer store. There are great little concession stores such as witchery and seed, coupled with a section of Australian designers such as Wayne cooper, Charlie Brown and alannah hill. There is also a huge international designer section which at the time I visited had a further 40% off. A must for shopping when in Melbourne.
There are lots of people trying to eat at Chin Chin, and for good reason. Don't even bother trying to get a table if the time is past 6pm... By this time there would already be groups of people reserving their table for a 9pm seating. They take no bookings, so you need to get here early to put your name down, they then SMS you when your table is ready.
The staff are so lovely, friendly, hospitable, ensuring you always have plenty of water and they take time to explain the menu items. My favourites were the salmon BBQ in banana lead and the palm sugar dessert. Rich thai flavours of coconut milk, the sweetness of sugar, tanginess of lime and crunch from the fried onions - a fusion of western and thai. It's a casual and fun environment where the food comes quickly and flavours are unique.
Warm, modern and inviting... The large wooden tables, and chic lighting make this restaurant in the Westfield food court area inviting. Lines start forming out the front after 6:30 so make sure you get in early and everyone part of your dinner is there, if not everyone is there, you don't get seated! Start the meal off with a pork bun, don't ask, eat it and you will know why I said that... The ramen is next, all of them are good (well I haven't heard anyone complain about any variety, except if you don't like bean sprouts, you might want to tell them when ordering a pork soup based ramen). You can even ask how 'cooked' you want your ramen, I get it the traditional 'hard'/al dente noodle cooking method.
Warm ramen goodness, with a slight sweetness, add a bit if chilli... Amazing!
Service was great too- Angelo was so friendly and polite! Highly recommend this place, top 3 ramen spots in Sydney.
Good authentic flavours in this Malaysian restaurant. The laksa. Was more like curry laksa but it was tasty and satisfying. Noodles are approximately $9.50 and rice dishes about $8.50. The nasi Lemak came wih lots of chilli sauce but the chicken was clearly overlooked and dry.
Pretty much every Melbourne local knows about this place, an establishment in the city that is famous for its beef noodle soup- Vietnamese Pḥ. Be prepared to eat in a crowded hot setting, busy with people even at 3pm. The walls are adorned with 90's photos of old Chinese celebrities who have eaten at the restaurant. I shared a table with about 4 other people and I think it was the 'singles' table, where people eating alone were seated. I order beef and meatballs, and the food came out quickly. A small bowl is $9.50 and a medium $10.50. The noodles were delicious, the soup was bit as flavoursome as I would have liked but it was satisfying. Expect quick service, without a smile, they are busy people... Come here for a quick and casual meal!
This store seems to feel different to other stores, the fit out is more basic. It is a normal store and has lots of new season items, there was a bit if sale stock at the back but it was no different to their sales areas at the full price stores. This store stocks kids, women's and a bit of men's stock.
Friendly sales assistant, welcoming and warm. The store is very small and there isn't much stock, mostly basics. Didn't find anything I liked which is a surprise, as normally I buy a fair bit from metalicus.
You may miss this store as you walk down bridge street as it is set back compared to the other stores in the area. The older looking country road sign may also throw you. Lots of clothes here but not much variety, just lots of large sizes of a few designs. The staff are super busy. The place is a little messy and the prices are around 50% off normal rrp, but not much different to sales at their normal stores.