R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star

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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  • HCF

    Insurance Chatswood, NSW
    The customer service here is reasonably good. The store is a little bit old but it was comfortable. The staff were helpful to discuss extras benefits with.
  • Pancakes On The Rocks

    Restaurants The Rocks, NSW
    This is an odd place. The pancakes are, as you might guess, pretty good. I always get a simple stack with vanilla and it is really a fun thing to do. I have tried the savoury and wouldn't again; it is a bit 'fast-foody'.

    Enjoyable after a late night in the rocks - or perhaps a really early morning! Being open all hours makes it interesting.

    It is a bit dated but I like that it reminds me of the 90s.
  • The Meat & Wine Co

    Restaurants Sydney, NSW
    I have been here twice. It is very expensive. The food can be good but you need to be careful what you order. Anything cheap seems horrible. Stringy meat at a steak house?!?! It has happened to me and others I have been with here. You either need to go high end steak or for the ribs. Being cheap, I go for the ribs.

    It is quite booked out. My view is that it is overrated. Still, if you like the idea of steak and ribs for dinner then here is one of the better choices.

    Never really tried much wine here. Seems expensive and we always go for the cheap stuff, which means it ain't great!

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  • As a regular at St Ives village I was initially excited by the opening of this cafe, particularly when I saw they used Campos coffee beans. Unfortunately, after three chances I've decided never to venture into here again. 1) The management has been terribly rude 3/3 times despite me being a very friendly and accommodating customer at all times. Management has this bizarre manner which makes you feel guilty for asking for a table and when I asked for 3 high chairs today (for 3 infants under 12 months), despite seeing a stack of approx. 6 of them, they looked at me in bewilderment and said they could probably only manage 2! They seemed quite put out to get them for me, despite seeing that I was carrying my baby. 2) The food is overpriced and very bland. I ordered a barramundi burger when it first opened and it lacked flavour immensely. It was basically a piece of fish on a soggy burger bun with a small amount of mayo and a lump of soggy iceberg lettuce. Today I ordered a pumpkin and balsamic vinegar bruschetta for lunch. Boiled pumpkin slices on soggy bread? Not very appetizing at all. 3) I was under the impression a cafe had to maintain an excellent standard of coffee-making to use the Campos logo but unfortunately, despite friendly feedback from me in the past, my coffee has been weak 3/3 times. It was reasonably ok today but that was because I ordered 3 shots in my large soy cap. That shouldn't be necessary in my opinion. Would highly recommend avoiding this one.
  • I love this place. Massages are really deep and relaxing. There is huge variation between masseurs... so if you go with a friend and get the same treatment dont expect to receive the same thing! Just make sure you book (even if only a little earlier than when you go) as they are very busy.
    • Just went back here. Had a great experience again. Prices seem good and the service was great.
  • 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.
    • 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.