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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

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  • McDonald's
    Takeaways    Drummoyne, NSW

    McDonalds...you just don't expect Mc'y D's to be this good. Especially considering the location. On a main road (Victoria Road), with uneasy access (cars constantly beeping you when you try and enter the car park off the main road) and the drive through somehow not suitable to most cars. It's what you find on the inside that counts as they say.

    Anyway, get there.

  • Catalina Restaurant
    Restaurants    Rose Bay, NSW

    I was lucky enough to be taken here for my birthday dinner. Its a good idea to book in advance as it gets busy for both lunch and dinner. The Tooth Fish was superb and tasted like the arctic as promised. There are views across Rosebay which compliment the modern sleek white decor. Service was very professional and the waitstaff were obviously very familiar with the menu.

  • Lashings
    Takeaways    Drummoyne, NSW

    This is what it is. The chips are awesome. The burgers are better. Who knew it was a chicken shop? Haven't tried one chicken burger, but I hear they are 'the beez knees' from a friend. The beef burgers, however, which I have tried are right up there with the quality you can only come to expect from a high quality burger joint, without the cost!

    I have eaten burgers from many quality burger restaurants, but have always paid the price. Here, I had a burger of amazing quality for a low cost.

    The drawback is that the ambiance is a bit basic. The best cplace the burgers to eat the burgers is at home, rather than at the store. Yum!

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  • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star  reviewed Rebel Sport
    Whilst this is one of the largest stores in the Westfield complex it is only moderately sized for a Rebel. Staff receive some incentive for every item purchased that they manage to tag with their identifying sticker. This makes for eager service, but don't expect expert advice. When it's busy it's hard to find someone to help, but they try to cater to self-service as much as possible. For example shoes of various sizes are stacked for customers to try and buy. Good for sales, good for browsing and an excellent returns policy. Just don't visit with very specialist requirements.
    • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star 
      cant recall) couldnt properly speak to the pros and cons of alternatives. I thought the assistant was helpful, I just didnt think the very specialised product knowledge was there.

      Overall I am very happy with the Rebel value proposition. I enjoy going to one stores and being able to buy most of my sporting requirments. This is reflected in my high star rating.

      5 months ago - 29/07/2014

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  • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star  reviewed Rebel Sport
    Whilst this is one of the largest stores in the Westfield complex it is only moderately sized for a Rebel. Staff receive some incentive for every item purchased that they manage to tag with their identifying sticker. This makes for eager service, but don't expect expert advice. When it's busy it's hard to find someone to help, but they try to cater to self-service as much as possible. For example shoes of various sizes are stacked for customers to try and buy. Good for sales, good for browsing and an excellent returns policy. Just don't visit with very specialist requirements.
    • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star 
      Hi Gareth,
      Thank you for your feedback. I have since revisited the Chatswood store as well as the Hornsby and Macquarie stores. I initially thought these two were larger than the Chatswood stores and have been doubting my size-evaluation following your comment. You are correct, the Chatswood store is large, I do however believe is 'feels' smaller because it is long and thin with 'isles' coming off the side. The Macquarie and Hornsby stores are squarer and I think they feel larger. Obviously I haven't compared them square-foot-to-square-foot.
      Regarding expert knowledge, I wouldn't expect Rebel staff would have in depth knowledge about such a diverse product range. I was not criticizing, I was trying to describe the nature of the stores and distinguish it from specialized outlets such as Athletes Foot (specialization in foot wear) or Lulu Lemon (specializing in womens gym wear). My specific reference experience was when buying running shoes, I felt that the assistant (whose name I...

      5 months ago - 29/07/2014

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  • dzwan  reviewed Workshop Espresso
    I tried this cafe for coffee after reading about from a very reputable website regarding good coffee. I try good coffee where ever I go, but to date, this was the very best. These guys know what they're doing. Their aim is clearly to make excellent coffee, and they do it very very well. I'd absolutely recommend this cafe.

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