I live on Sydney's North Shore with my partner and our pet dog. I enjoy time with family and friends, fitness and pizza!
Joined 09 October 2012 Sydney, NSW
I would rate six stars if I could! Dimanche Dinner is run by a husband (Max) and wife (Lauren) team - she manages the event and helps out on the night whilst he is the head chef. They catered a formal three course meal + canaps that we hosted at our home for 25 people. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented. It was a true fine dining experience, our guest loved it! The service was very professional but also friendly, just the right balance.
In the lead up to the event Lauren was excellent to deal with. There was lots of flexibility with the menu and they were also happy to provide delicious options to choose from. They catered to special requirements (including a soy intolerance and a celiac).
As for price, we found them very competitive when compared to other chef-at-home organisations.
I had a pleasant lunch here with my grandma on Tuesday. It is a nice quite place located inside the Chatswood Chase complex. The decor is quite quaint with tea cups and fake flowers decorating shelves and tables. The menu has a good selection of sandwiches, melts, burgers and other lunch items. I had the pulled pork burger ($12.90) on the house made brioche bun, it was very nice.
We had a nice Friday night dinner at Bellini's with a group of four. Having said this, I can certainly relate to the reviews below! The decor is a bit tired but the restaurant is nicely presented and was comfortably warm (it was quite a cold night outside). The waiter seemed a little indifferent.... rote read out the specials but generally ticked all the boxes.
My partner ordered fish and asked our waiter:
"Is there parsley on the fish"
"No, the fish is not served with parsley"
"Good, I do not like parsley and wanted to ensure that there would not be any on this meal".
Then of course the fish came out COVERED in parsley. He was certainly not impressed but we did not make a scene.
I had the spaghetti marinara which was very nice. Not a very generous serve, but certainty enough (I think I am used to excessive serves of pasta at Italian restaurants!). Garlic bread was quite dismal as suggested by previous reviewer... you would have thought an Italian restaurant could deliver in this regard but sadly no. We really liked the vegetables that were served for the table to share. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and then potato with a white sauce (a bit greasy but also yummy!).
When people leave they do not reset tables, it is a 'one sitting' type of venue. So it closes quite early. Good to bear in mind if you are looking for a long evening (aka go somewhere else).
Expect to pay $20-$35 per main.
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