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Joined 15 March 2011   St Kilda, VIC

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  • The Great Provider
    Restaurants    St Kilda, VIC

    Lovely atmosphere with good reliable food and lovely views of the marina and the boats. It's a perfect place for a warm summer's evening or a sunny afternoon. Staff is friendly and service is prompt. I was disappointed to see the manager had left when I returned recently as she did such an excellent job.

  • Dogs Bar
    Restaurants    St Kilda, VIC

    The Dogs Bar is a St Kilda icon where locals say it is one part hang-out, one part caf, one part restaurant, one part wine-bar. In winter there is a roaring fire place and on warm nights it is perfect to outside and watch the world go by. The menu is small with some lovely snacks and meals.

  • "Circa, The Prince"
    Restaurants    St Kilda, VIC

    I had the most wonderful cocktail here! the atmosphere is elegant and service is great. The food is imaginative and beautifully-presented but portions are very small and prices very high. I enjoyed my fish dish and would consider the chef's selection if it were not so expensive. Not much choice for vegetarians.

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  • St Kilda girl Newbie  reviewed Woolworths
    Woolworths took one of the best supermarkets in Australia, and turned it into one of the worst. Although they have kept many of the staff from the previous supermarket, they have removed all of the interesting, gourmet produce by small, niche, quality producers and replaced it with Woolworths brand stuff. So in the past, there would be excellent, interesting breads from artisan bread makers, sour dough, etc. Now there is Woolworths brand 'gourmet' bread. It says 'sour dough' on it, but when you read the ingredients, there is yeast! Anyone that knows anything about sourdough bread, knows that it is made from sourdough culture and contains no yeast. Just because Woolworths says something is 'gourmet' doesn't mean it is.
    So because it is a small supermarket, with not much space, they have had to reduce the brand choice you would normally get in a Woolworths. So when you go to get jam (for example) there is just two jams and one of them is Woolworths brand.
    So it doesn't give you the choice of a normal Woolworths, it just gives you rubbish to choose from. You know, cartons of 12 ridiculous cupcakes. Or some monster box of lamingtons. Not something I would ever want to buy.
    The old supermarket before this used to actually offer breads that were on a par with Baker D Chirico across the road. Proper artisan products. Now it is filled with Woolworths brand rubbish. The only thing it is good for is picking up something like yogurt that you need for a recipe and forgot to get when you went shopping at your regular supermarket, which would never be this one.
    It is no good. I am very, very disappointed. I used to rave about the old IGA and the interesting things they had. It was a supermarket you could be proud of. I would go interstate and only occasionally see a supermarket as good, one at Surry HIlls in Sydney. Otherwise, there were none as good. Now, it is the worst of the worst. To go from the best to the worst! Such horror.
    Woolworths should have thought more about what they were doing and realised where they are. This isn't some regional town where they can force their 'Woolworths' stuff on us. This is St Kilda!!! St Kilda deserves better than this. Massive Fail.

    4 months ago - 15/08/2014

    • starwoman8 Local Star 
      This review is spot-on! You now have to try order those wonderful niche products at the online website and often they are out of stock. By the way, the organic range offers no certification that I can see of its organic provenance.

      1 month ago - 03/11/2014

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  • starwoman8 Local Star  reviewed Gado Hair and Beauty Bar
    As I had driven a long way, I thought it would be a nice way to end the day to have my hair done. The staff seemed to understand my instructions just fine. Then the staff completely ignored them. My hair was a complete mess and I had to go elsewhere to try to rectify some of it- not easy.
    • starwoman8 Local Star 
      Unless you will pay for hair extensions or a wig, you can't rectify such a dreadful cut. I will simply have to wait for it to grow.

      23/08/2013

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