Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Amy Ruth's. Southern style food in Harlem NYC

Visiting the United States from Australia I wanted to eat at Amy Ruth's based on a friends recommendation. I was not disappointed and looking forward to visiting again sometime.

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Watts Cooking in Surrey Hills

We visited for Sunday brunch and were greeted by a welcoming waitress.  Our coffees were promptly served.  The cafe was really busy and I was surprised we were able to get a table for two.

I had the corn frita with avacado, bacon and mushroom.  My dish was absolutely yummy.  My only comment would be the sweet chill sauce drizzzled over my dish was too much for my savory plate.  I would have preferred the sweet chilli to be served on the side or in another dish.  My friend's big breakfast serving was yummy, enormous and real value for money.

The service was friendly and considerate.  I look forward to visiting again.

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Taste Dumpling

The deep fried beans are amazing.  I would try these again!  As we waited for our dumplings to be served I noted the pork hocks (petitoes) that were being served in this bustling cafe.  At least seven plates passed by.  Not being a keen meat eater myself  I often overlook dishes like this.
A friend who has tried the hocks says it's fantastic!

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Nuts about Coffee Blackburn

Customers queuing out the door and rarely a free seat inside or out is telling enough. Well worth a visit to Blackburn. I have found myself visiting this cafe twice a day sometimes. Nuts About Coffee on Urbanspoon

Miss Marmalade Brunswick

Love the food, service and coffee. Visited three times now and never been disappointed on any level. Highly recommend!
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Holgate Brewhouse

A friend and I took a day trip to visit Hanging Rock and to check out the Holgate pub for lunch. The food was well priced and what others were eating looked tasty. There appears to be two areas for food: one for bar meals and the other a restaurant. For bar meals patrons are asked to order and pay at the bar. Here comes the back story of why I'll never go back. I and four other customers politely waited in queue only to be ignored for 20 minutes. It appeared that the bar staff gave 100% attention to those buying alcohol and only once all drinkers were taken care of did they bother to notice those who wanted to order food. Is there a hidden message here? Management want customers to only eat in the restaurant section instead? My friend's sausages were good, but not worth it for the irritation of the weird ordering system - how hard is it to have a separate POS for food and one for the bar? Or the slightly depressing feel of bland decor once you get beyond the front bar. Once my undercooked and over spiced wedges arrived I really was convinced the whole Holgate exercise was not a good one. I was wanting to try the beer tasting plate but was so disgusted from being ignored I didn't want to spend anymore money. We went because it was billed as a foodie stop. Don't think it lives up to that call.

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Jacqueline Coffee & Pastry

The owner is lovely and very chatty. The coffee is quite decent. A really pleasant experience.

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