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  • Khao Pla
    Restaurants    Chatswood, NSW

    I just have to revisit Khao Pla. This time, it was as good as the first time; great friendly service and very delicious authentic Thai food. What blew me away was their dessert. An assortment of Thai specialties on a plate including jackfruit, tea ice cream, sago and more! It was so good I didn't want it to finish...

    Now there's more of a reason to return for another meal! I'm loving it!

  • Dan Murphy's
    Bottle Shops    Manly Vale, NSW

    Shopping for alcohol and spirits has never been easier. If you know what you're after, log online to make your purchase and you can pick them up at your preferred Dan Murphy's store location. It is a great service that saves time and efficient. I was out of the store in 5 minutes.

    The staff members were friendly too, making transaction pleasant and easy.

  • N-dumpling Australia
    Restaurants    Chatswood, NSW

    If you love dumplings, this is the place to go to. The dumplings are handmade and prepared fresh. Best of all, they are really delicious, especially their dipping sauce!

    One word of caution; the dumplings are very hot because they're served up to you immediately the moment they're cooked. Not an easy thing to do when these deliciously tempting morsels are right before your eyes!

    Thumbs up!

  • ALDI
    Supermarket & Grocery Stores    Frenchs Forest, NSW

    This chain of supermarkets often has great bargains but you need to check back regularly for special buys as their special stock changes. Great selection of frozen foods and ice cream. Their alcohol and spirits are very well priced too.

    To shop here, you should bring your own shopping bags or be prepared to buy some.


  • Farr Fencing
    Fencing Construction    Manly, NSW

    Robin was great to begin with; punctual, friendly and professional when he came to our property to survey our damaged fence.
    A shame that we didn't get to use his service in the end. I must admit that Robin's quote was more than reasonable and given the chance, I'd have chosen Robin to repair our fence for sure. I'll definitely recommend Farr Fencing to anyone who needs fence installation.

  • Forestway Fresh
    Supermarket & Grocery Stores    Terrey Hills, NSW

    Great fresh produce and gourmet grocery store. Glad they have onsite parking which is convenient and plenty of shopping trolleys and baskets as well.

    This store has a wide range of gourmet grocery items like condiments, spices and other dry foods. What I really appreciate most are the fresh cheeses in the open refrigerator, fabulous Greek cheese, which was exactly what I was looking for. I shall pay attention to the other cheeses available the next visit there.

    The fresh produce are great too although certain items are way more expensive than other green grocers. I was also glad to find fresh chestnuts as the big chain of supermarkets don't usually stock them.

    It is a great market and even though a bit dear, I enjoyed browsing through their stock shelves.

  • Northside Glass & Glazing
    Glazier    Manly Vale, NSW

    My phone call was answered quickly and so was my query. Gary was prompt and professional, the businessman of no funny-business. The job was organised and completed swiftly with no issue whatsoever. The quote was reasonable, considering the amount of work involved necessary to ensure a safe installation. Thank you!

  • Sherringhams Nursery
    Nurseries & Gardening Retailers    Terrey Hills, NSW

    Great entrance to the nursery. Some really nice plants; tropical and native but it was unfortunate that I didn't find what I was looking for.

    The staff were friendly without being nosy nor intruding, which was highly appreciated. Worth checking back.

  • Spot on rubbish removal
    Rubbish & Waste Removal    Penshurst, NSW

    These boys worked really well together as a team; courteous, friendly, considerate and efficient. They arrived on time, surveyed the job at hand and moved on really quickly.

    I was pleased with how well and quickly they completed the task with absolutely no fuss. I would definitely recommend these guys and use their service again in the future. Thumbs up!

  • New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
    Restaurants    Chatswood, NSW

    Yes, the place is busy but we were lucky enough to not have to wait. The ambience is bright and modern but the acoustic is BAD. I could hardly hear our conversation at the table but the surrounding noise reflected around us.

    The food was rather ordinary and so was the service. My meal at this restaurant was completely a no-smile experience.

    Not in a hurry to return. Not recommending either.

  • Khao Pla
    Restaurants    Chatswood, NSW

    This restaurant is always busy, even if there isn't a line way out of its door. However, the quick thinking staff would take your phone number down and rings you when a suitable table has freed up. I was there with my family on a Saturday night and the wait was about 25 minutes.

    It is a tiny restaurant but don't judge it by its size because the food they serve is sensational! Every morsel of their dishes brings me back to Thailand. Packed with fresh flavours and spices, you'd want to sample their 'Banana Blossom' and 'Wagyu Beef Salad'.

    Our dinner was beyond our expectations. In fact, it was awesome. We're coming back!

  • Tanoon Mai Modern Thai
    Restaurants    Chatswood, NSW

    My husband and I have travelled to Thailand many times, have had many Thai meals so good we'll always remember. At Tanoon Mai, I can assure you will return for more after your first meal there.

    Their crab fried rice was the dish that was fought over! And so were the dumplings and salt n pepper squid.

    The ginseng chicken was awesome although it was a little too salty, still it was no show stopper; it was all polished up in no time.

    The pork belly noodles are much like the street carts in Bangkok. Only this serving is size of a whopper!

    The jungle curry was REALLY good. Clean curry that's full of flavor. A dish we can't miss when we dine there.

    Will I recommend? Definitely yes!

  • The Rice Den
    Takeaways    Chatswood, NSW

    Ok, not much to rave about.

    The curry was sickly sweet smothered by too much coconut cream. The rice serving was meager.

    The rice rolls were what you'd buy in a box from an grocer to steam at home, but they served them with a sauce that's heavily sweet and salty, sprinkled with sesame seeds. Flavor was right but seasoning was too much.

    The satay skewers were nothing to talk about, really. Just another adapted recipe, far from authentic.

    Will I go again? Unlikely. It wasn't a cheap lunch.

  • Subway
    Restaurants    Torquay, QLD

    Yes, the bread is baked fresh daily; you see them in their oven. The filling ingredients are all there on display; are all real and fresh. So your sandwiches are assembled upon your order, it's all fresh. I get it but somehow the taste of their sandwiches is often simply mediocre. That's purely my opinion, my taste buds.

    Not a sandwich I'd buy frequently.

  • Golden Chicken
    Takeaways    Urangan, QLD

    We've been driving past this little brightly lit building and have noticed each time how busy it was, especially in the evenings. So we decided to check out what the hype was.

    It was busy when we walked in but I ordered my son's dinner anyway, only because I promised he could have a try. It was none other than an expensive greasy fast food.

    I wouldn't have even thought of ordering any such food if we weren't on a holiday, if I hadn't made my promise. It was hideously expensive for junk food and the chicken was salty beyond consumable standard.

    NEVER going back there again.

  • Clarence Hotel
    Pubs & Bars    Maclean, NSW

    After a long day on the roads we were tired and eager to stretch our legs. Well, and hungry. So we walked up and found this pub bistro at Clarence with a menu we couldn't resist.

    The staff were wonderful and thoughtful, not just friendly, they gave us insect repellent when we were getting swallowed by the mosquitoes.

    The food was great, fresh and tasty, portion was just right for us and kids were happy.

    Pity we were exhausted, we didn't stay out long enough to enjoy its casual outdoor setting on that one balmy evening we were there.



  • The Great Australian Ice Creamery
    Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt    Torquay, QLD

    OMG this place is a heaven of ice cream. Real flavors from real ingredients that you can see. REALLY. Chunky ingredients! In fact, you can smell it!

    If you're a fruit lover like I am, you're going to have a tough time deciding. Or, you'll be back there alot!

    Their best, my bias opinion, is the pineapple ice cream. Or watermelon. Maybe it's the fig. Possibly mango. Well, it's really DIFFICULT to decide!

    You should have a try for yourself to judge. They're all good. I mean GREAT.

  • Harbour View Caravan Park
    Campgrounds & Caravan Parks    HERVEY BAY, QLD

    This caravan park sits right on the harbour of Urangan in Hervey Bay, a quiet spot with plentiful sea breeze and little traffic even though the boat club was literally metres away.

    Situated 5 minutes drive from the nearest mall and other major malls not much further away. Lots of restaurants and takeaway shops nearby too.

    There's a beach only 5 minute stroll away where we swam with dolphins not too distant, which was really awesome. There many other beaches not too far away and they were all great too.

    Our villa was bright, clean and spacious, well ventilated with lockable windows and a ceiling fan. A little disappointed there were no sheets on the queen bed and our fridge was as small as it gets. No show stopper, we still had a wonderful time.

    The local boat ramp was really close by, probably no more than a 100 metres away.

    In a nutshell, this park ticks all the boxes in our case and we've enjoyed our stay there. We're now looking forward to our next holiday there.

  • Aquatic Caravan Park
    Campgrounds & Caravan Parks    Port Macquarie, NSW

    It's a tight caravan park, literally but we did manage to fit our car and boat into the parking spot next to our cabin.

    The cabin is pretty good. All merry when we found an air-conditioner in the unit which helped keep us cool during that very warm summer night.

    The kitchen had everything one would need to prepare a meal and a full size fridge with a freezer on it, which was a plus.

    The bathroom was small but the shower stall even smaller! I honestly cannot image someone of a large size in it.

    Our stay there was flawlessly easy. I rang up to inform them we would be late so the staff left our key in the cabin for us with the porch light on for our late arrival. We left the key the way we found it when we left as we had to be on the road early. Although I've never met any if the staff members, they were all friendly and considerate. That's helped make our stay more pleasant.

    Thanks!


  • Compass Claims
    Car Rental    Crows Nest, NSW

    True, it wasn't my fault!

    I needed a replacement car quickly after an accident and I was referred to Compass Claims just for that service.

    The transaction was a breeze. All paper work was paperless, completed in less than 10 minutes at the time of delivery.

    The car was delivered like I was promised, a model similar to my current car except the replacement car was brand new! And with the tank full of petrol.

    The return was too easy; all I had to do was leave the car key with the car repairer and hop into my car that's already waiting for me.

    Well, after reading my review you would by now know who to call when a replacement car is necessary!

    Thumbs up!

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