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Restaurant recommendations thread.
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No of people:
Gathering / special occasion:
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$$ per head:
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City / suburbs / area: Paddington
No of people: 2
Gathering / special occasion: Shopping day with my Mother from out of town.
Byo: Not required
$$ per head: Less than $20 each
Cuisine: Just a simple, light lunch on a Saturday. Salads, wraps, pastas kinda thing.
Pre booking: No.
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City / suburbs / area: Paddington
No of people: 2
Gathering / special occasion: Shopping day with my Mother from out of town.
Byo: Not required
$$ per head: Less than $20 each
Cuisine: Just a simple, light lunch on a Saturday. Salads, wraps, pastas kinda thing.
Pre booking: No.


do you mean like oxford street area or 5 ways area? The Paddington Inn on oxford st has some decent food
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do you mean like oxford street area or 5 ways area? The Paddington Inn on oxford st has some decent food

Yeah, Paddington Inn was my default choice, but didn't know if there was some other hidden gem in the area.

And yeah, Oxford St area.
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dunno, ask the people who assume that everyone knows that the Paddington is in Sydney. I'll stop my thread derail now.

I looked at her location ? but i see your point
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I looked at his location ? but i see your point

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Location: Melbourne (we're staying near the big train station)
No of people: 2
Gathering / special occassion: We are going to melbourne for 5 days. wanting somewhere for the fri or sat nights.
Byo: not worried
$$ per head: not too fussed
Cuisine: not too fussed, something very delicious
Pre booking: ahh, if we can.
Special Request: need somewhere with decent vegetarian or chicken options. the gf is quiet a fussy eater yet she'll eat chicken sometimes. (i know its a fucking pain) and yes, she is even fussy with her vegetarian options.
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City / suburbs / area: Paddington
Pre booking: No.

there's quite a nice cafe underneath the scanlan and Theodore shop - may be a little over $20 / head but nice spot and the downstairs indoors bit has a nice vibe if a little noisy at times!

Or paddo inn is good and great people watching (ie let's laugh at thefashion trajic blow ins!) if you snag a window seat
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Special Request: the gf is quiet a fussy eater yet she'll eat chicken sometimes.

Lucky she is a quiet eater. Nothing worse than somebody who chews their food loudly.
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Originally Posted by drater View Post

City / suburbs / area: Paddington
No of people: 2
Gathering / special occasion: Shopping day with my Mother from out of town.
Byo: Not required
$$ per head: Less than $20 each
Cuisine: Just a simple, light lunch on a Saturday. Salads, wraps, pastas kinda thing.
Pre booking: No.

The London has some good food ~$20, but might be more like $25, had some great Rabbit Ravioli there. Paddo Inn is pretty good too. In Five Ways, Tiger Mottle is good - both the coffee and the blackboard specials.

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Lucky she is a quiet eater. Nothing worse than somebody who chews their food loudly.



edit: whoops, you've said Oxford St now. Maybe walk to Darlo to eat?
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[SYD] Restaurant/Bar around Laundry?
Birthday for myself and a mate is coming up on the 31st July and we are looking for a place to go before Chinese Laundry to see Wisternoff and Jaytech that avatar karma twerp play later on.

Looking for a restaurant or a bar within walking distance of Laundry that could potentially handle a large group (joint party) that is pretty good value.

Most of the places ive been around that area would be a bit too exxy for some guests or some are too small or dont accept bookings (i aint gonna wait all night at mamak). Doesnt really matter too much what kind of food, but something spicy would be good. BYO great but not essential.

Anybody know of any?
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[SYD] Something a bit different
It's my birthday next weekend!
Initially I wanted to go to Slide - El Circo on Oxford St, but it's booked out for that night

Can anyone recommend a place for dinner / show thats a little bit interesting?
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not many places do dinner and shows in Sydney - only the vanguard, the basement and the crystal bar below gpo spring to mind,
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sydney question....
which would you recommend out of:
  • baroque
  • assiette
  • sailors thai @ the ivy
visiting sydney this weekend and checking options for dinner! thanks
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just looking for a nice place for dinner, not ott expensive but wanting to splash out a little...got those names from the syd reviews thread! the bentley also caught my eye?

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Birthday for myself and a mate is coming up on the 31st July and we are looking for a place to go before Chinese Laundry to see Wisternoff and Jaytech that avatar karma twerp play later on.

Looking for a restaurant or a bar within walking distance of Laundry that could potentially handle a large group (joint party) that is pretty good value.

Most of the places ive been around that area would be a bit too exxy for some guests or some are too small or dont accept bookings (i aint gonna wait all night at mamak). Doesnt really matter too much what kind of food, but something spicy would be good. BYO great but not essential.

Anybody know of any?

BBQ king is around there and it is top notch food, massive servings too so you won't break your budget.
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It's my birthday next weekend!
Initially I wanted to go to Slide - El Circo on Oxford St, but it's booked out for that night

Can anyone recommend a place for dinner / show thats a little bit interesting?

Churas brazillian bbq on oxford street is awesome. It's cheap too and it's pretty much all you can eat, however it's not great for vego's but if they 're not around i would highly recommend that and it's not too expensive
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marksound - we are booked into bentley. i can't wait! for you to say it is one of your favourites, it must be amazing.
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If you can do it, go for the degustation. It's a good restaurant to try some natural wines too if your into that!
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City / suburbs / area / state / country / planet: Sydney CBD and inner suberbs
No of people: 5
Gathering / special occassion: My birthday - Sunday lunch with the parentals, sister & her partner
Byo: Not neccessary
$$ per head: Not too restrictive, but nothing too over the top either
Cuisine: Open to suggestions. Basically just want a place that is comfy for the parents as they have bad backs.
Pre booking: Preferred
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City / suburbs / area / state / country / planet: Sydney, anywhere easily accessible by innerwest folk and manly folk
No of people: probably 10-15, MUST be flexible with numbers to 24 hrs before seated
Gathering / special occassion: none really... group of mates getting together, for a [MUST BE BYO] lunch
Byo: yes yes and YES
$$ per head: cost effective.
Cuisine: anything, would love out door in CBD or close to ferry ports though.
Pre booking: required due to numbers

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Can anyone recommend Sydney cbd: pereferably with a view as he's an out of towner, somewhere for a long boozy 1;30 til 4:30 pm business lunch with my boss - will be doing some handover of docs etc so no communal tables
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Yeah that was my first thought - just never really dug the food that much, will probably go that route unless this weather continues !
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Yeah that was my first thought - just never really dug the food that much, will probably go that route unless this weather continues !

Yeah I'm not a huge fan but it's the easy/obvious choice. Not many other decent places with a view that I can think of.
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Hey guys, my gf and I are visiting Melbourne for the first time, we'll be there for three nights (Thu, Fri, Sat).

If you had up to 1500 bucks to spend on five meals, how would you spend it?

City: Melbourne
No of people: 2
The rest doesn't really matter lol, but least one of the meals will be fine dining.

Would love to hear your recommendations,

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City: Sydney
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$$ - $100-$250 a person
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No of people: 4-6
Gathering / special occassion: My Birthday
Byo: N/A
$$ per head: N/A
Cuisine: Japanese &/or Sushi
Pre booking: Yes

I was leaning towards Kobe Jones but am open to anywhere else you can recommend.
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Hey guys, my gf and I are visiting Melbourne for the first time, we'll be there for three nights (Thu, Fri, Sat).

If you had up to 1500 bucks to spend on five meals, how would you spend it?

City: Melbourne
No of people: 2
The rest doesn't really matter lol, but least one of the meals will be fine dining.

Would love to hear your recommendations,

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City: Sydney
No of people: 4-8
$$ - $100-$250 a person
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looking for: a delicious degaustation dinner with great matching wines.

I'd recommend Balzac
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HELP!!!!

City: Sydney
No of people: 4-6
Gathering / special occassion: My Birthday
Byo: N/A
$$ per head: N/A
Cuisine: Japanese &/or Sushi
Pre booking: Yes

I was leaning towards Kobe Jones but am open to anywhere else you can recommend.

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Help needed!

I've suddenly been asked to help organise my sisters hen's night for dinner this saturday! She doesn't want anything too 'hen party-ish', but somewhere fun, lively and with decent food.

Areas: Surry Hills, Darlo, CBD, Potts Point.
People: - 9 or 10 people, 3 girls, the rest guys.
Byo: Not a necessity.
$$ - mid range..nothing too expensive.
Cuisine - Japanese would be a bonus, nothing spicy though. (no thai/viet ect...)
Booking: Yes.

Was thinking somewhere along the lines of Toko, Sake ect....but booked out already. I'm REALLY struggling to think of somewhere...at the moment someone has booked us into Lot40, but I think that's a shit idea! Needs to be buzzy.
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