Out About Foodie

I like to hang out in Sydney's inner and Eastern suburbs discovering the newest/best restaurants & cafes. Also enjoy getting to Melbourne occassionally to check out their dining scene. Good produce, great cooking and efficient service a must for any dining establishment.

Joined 04 October 2007   Surry Hills, NSW

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  • Billy Kwong Restaurant
    Restaurants    Surry Hills, NSW

    We have just revisited Billy Kwongs, this time at their new Potts Point location which only opened two weeks ago. Regulars to Billy Kwong will love that the space is about four times larger than the old place, with a long bar running down the side (and the uncomfortable stools have been replaced by more comfortable seating). Not a bar for drinking, but a bar you can sit and eat and watch Kylie and her team in the kitchen. It's a real sight to watch, Kylie at the other side and her team standing not far behind her as she orders instructions into space age looking headsets (so the team can here over the noisy chatter of patrons).

    Don't be disappointed if you sit at one of the standard tables as the food is still the star here (with excellent service). But if you are the type who wants to be close to the action and within feet of Kylie herself then insist on seats at the bar (and just check she's leading the team on the night as it's hard to imagine she's working 7 nights at such a popular and frenetic place). We sat at the corner of the bar which is perfect viewing. As always Kylie and her team didn't disappoint.

  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra
    Hotels    Yarralumla, ACT

    This was my second time at the Hyatt and both times I've had the same problem. Noise. I was there recently on a hot night and when I turned the air conditioning off in my room all I could hear was ambient noise coming through the wall from another room - I suspect it was either their air conditioning or similar. It was impossible to sleep but given it was 11 pm at night I couldn't be bothered calling reception to move. Ear plugs weren't enough to solve the problem either. This is the second time I've had the same problem at this work-prefered hotel. I complained to reception the next morning and they took off the small cost of mini-bar which was a nice gesture - but in essence I suspect these problems are not an easy fix, thus will never stay at this Hyatt again.

  • Crystal Car Wash
    Car Wash    South Yarra, VIC

    I take my car here all the time for a wash I think it changed hands recently and some previous reviewers don't look happy but I've always always found them very service orientated and the do a good job. You can also hang at their cafe which serves on ok coffee and cake.

    I'm always particular about my car so I always check it before driving off and if the guys have missed anything they're always happy to quickly address it without fuss. I recommend this place.

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  • Out About Foodie  reviewed Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa
    I recently had a weekend at Wolgan Valley. The drive up on a Friday over the mountain was a little tedious but once at Wolgan Valley you start to relax. The final 15 kms of road is dirt (being upgraded and likely to be tarred by late 2013) but is an ok drive in any car. When you arrive at the gate you park your car and will be ferried to the resort in a 4wd. This is definitely a luxury eco-type resort with suites all separated from each other at the base of the property, a short walk to the main building.


    Overall the suites are outstanding. Really well appointed with a beautiful open fire place (gas) and large walk in wardrobe space. Only criticism is the floor in the bathroom was very cold which didn?t have any under-floor heating. A small issue really in the scheme of things.


    We opted to mountain bike ride and horse ride which was not too strenuous. I recommend you book in your activities a few days before you arrive to avoid missing out.


    The day-spa is very good. The massage therapist was well trained, the spa-rooms very private (with your own shower/change area) and the relaxation area afterwards with tea and fresh fruit a nice touch.


    The meals are good, but to be honest I was a little disappointed. The deserts we?re woeful. They need a good desert chef for sure. The mains we?re ok but nothing that special. I couldn?t quite pin-point exactly what was wrong, other than I think for the price you?re paying I expected better. Nothing really wowed.


    The staff were friendly and non obtrusive. The service in the restaurants was patchy; one night we had perfect service, the next night a young lady who seemed out of her depth. We had to ask for the wine list three times and when we did order it arrived after the entrée.


    My key criticism is the check-out. For some reason they have everyone checking out at the same time, 11.00 am. It would be so much more logical to stagger the check-outs, as they don?t have enough staff for a mass exodus. We waited 45 minutes for a buggy to collect us and our luggage (after calling them three times). A rather annoying ending to a pleasant weekend.
    • Out About Foodie 
      The private pool was a bit cool for swimming, the horse riding was really mild

      28/10/2013

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  • Cee Zee Foodie  reviewed Berta Restaurant and Bar
    fast becoming my favourite place eat in the neighborhood. I'll never say no to an invitation here. the martinis are good. the duck terrine divine. this is a great place to dine :)
    • Out About Foodie 
      Good recommendation Cee Zee, going tonight with a bunch of workmates, will let you know how it goes.

      16/02/2011

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  • Woodsman  reviewed Icebergs Dining Room & Bar
    Icebergs is the best place to take non-Sydneysiders to pretty much sum up Sydney during the course of one lunch. The interiors and more particularly the exterior view is amazing, flashy and sleek. The crowd is "beautiful", over-dressed and extraverted. The waiters are models who look unlikely to have ever tried the food judging by their waistsizes. The meals are expensive and bite-size. But the overall feel is that the place values looks over substance.

    Maybe it was the inability of the waiters to place meals in the correct locations or deliver glasses of wine because "they forgot"; or the inadequate nightclub-style after-thought toilets that makes you question whether this is fine dining or just a fine view at fine-dining price tag. And call me a little old-fashioned but I really prefer my waiters to be able to speak English. It is cute and "authentic" to have French waiters but when you can't understand a word they say it is tres naff.

    Icebergs is best enjoyed with a great group of friends who are content to enjoy lots of laughs and a great view...particularly if one of them pulls out the Platinum Amex and pays for your "Sydney experience".

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