Department Stores Chadstone, VICThis review is for the Men's Department between PS and Van Heusen. The latest visit was a disappointment dealing with the 2 young staff where we have waited for a few minutes to pay in a cashier and then being told by the staff behind the counter that it was closed! Went to the next one at PS. Was directed by the staff to the cashier where we just came from. When told that it was closed and directed here, only then we were actually served at this cashier. Clearly, the staff was free and both staff was stiff and not friendly. What a contrast to the other cashier right next to ours who was serving a customer at the time in a very gentlemanly manner!
The others we encountered that day in DJ were helpful though.
Restaurants Coldstream, VICCharming place. Garden tour available at certain times at a cost. There is a little shop selling goodies for the home, including plants, gardening tools, decor, house made jam, chutney, etc. A small gallery next door and a beautiful pricey restaurant- bright and stunning. The staff in the shop was lovely. Unfortunately, could not say the same with the staff at the restaurant. We were there for coffee and dessert. A staff who brought water splashed quite a bit of water onto us but no apologies was uttered. Both coffee and desserts were placed on the wrong table before being brought to ours, at separate occasions. We were served by a few different staff throughout and none were friendly and was given eating spoon for dessert. Very disappointed at the service- especially at a high end restaurant. Coffee and dessert were ok. Dessert was too sweet for our preference.
Vineyards & Wineries Coldstream, VICBeautiful location, pleasant restaurant, spacious, full of natural light, rustic-modern, clean, service was efficient and good. We were here on a Sunday afternoon past lunchtime but there were continuous stream of people coming and going. They did not take bookings so come and place your name in a waiting list when there are no space available. While waiting, snacks and drinks from the brewery can be ordered. Pizzas were fine- not too rich, the beetroot salad was delicious- very refreshing.
Newly opened for about 7 months, this authentic little French patisserie cafe is run by a couple who trained as pastry chefs and worked in Australia and abroad with some of the biggest names. Excellent service, friendly, delicious $8 mini baguettes (they are also sold plain big and small). Beautiful croissant, divine hot chocolate. Crepes are served after 2pm. The patisserie is almost always full and a steady stream of customers come and go, cakes and pastries quickly disappeared. They do take orders for functions and birthday cakes. The only drawback was a long wait for food. Or maybe it was just that afternoon. Will definitely be back.
The price is quite high compared to many others. Professional and detailed through the phone with sms confirmations as well as email. Called the day before the cleaning was scheduled. On the cleaning day, cleaners were about 40 mins late, no calls. 2 cleaners, finished faster than expected. Did a good move out clean. Can be paid with cash or card, but has a 8% surcharge if paying cards.