If you're looking for great customer service then walk AWAY, perhaps RUN because you will not find it here. What a pity, I was really excited to try what looks like a fun discovery in Darlinghurst but instead was met with one of the most arrogant wait staff I have ever encountered. Our waiter made us feel like we were doing a huge disservice by asking him challenging requests like " can we get some water for the table" Even our fair query " my friends allergic to shellfish can we confirm there's no fish in the stock?" was met with disdain. The arrogance left a stench that ruined the night - we were all unimpressed - never again.
I always set a higher standard when it comes to the more expensive restaurants in Sydney - and yes, this may be a little unfair, but if you're going to raise the stakes with price, I am going to judge your eatery with a little more finesse.
Firstly, Lucios' is beautifully positioned in the heart of Paddington suburbia - finding this special little building is in itself a gift. The interiors of Lucios is what it is more famous for - the walls hold a collection of some of Australias top artists - consider yourself sitting in an art gallery with a few million dollars worths of paintings to gaze at.
The wine collection is extensive, with a wonderful range of both Italian and Australian bottles represented. My suggestion is save some space for the dessert wines - they're like drinking liquid honey - a luxurious taste sensation - truly worthwhile...
Now, onto food - and I'm being honest with you because I want you to have the best dining experience - I would say "meh"... It's ok - the food is nice - but does it warrant the $30 entree and $50 main price tag - absolutely NOT. I had the Kingifish Carpaccio which was beautifully presented. A bell jar lifts off the food and the smokey flavour is meant to saturate the taste - it did, kind of - but in many ways I think it delivered more of a show than a taste sensation. Fish of the day was good - firm fish, minimal vegetable - good, but not excellent.
Would I suggest you go to Lucios? Maybe if you've got money to drop... but if its a special occasion that you've been saving for then I think there are much better places to spend your hard earned cash.
Staff are friendly - attentive and hardworking - my only criticism was they were too attentive and didn't give us much room for privacy - sometimes you want to be left alone...
I hope this review offers you some guidance...
Dear Pulse Pharmacy Double Bay
Thank you for making sure that i NEVER EVER EVER EVER go back to your pharmacy EVER again (in fact I wish I could make the EVERS even bigger and bolder just to make my point clear!!)
Thank you for making sure I was treated like crap! Firstly you didn't label your prices properly and overcharged me $20 at the cashier THEN - when I pointed it out you made me feel like an idiot as if I should know that the small wax should cost $10 not the $6.75 as advertised on your shelf.... THEN you made me have to wait for another ten minutes as you rudely tried to rectify the problem with no apology - as if you were doing me a MASSIVE favour by sorting out the mistake.... THEN.... when you put in the advertised price and it scanned through and I paid - i noticed I was overcharged by ANOTHER SEVEN DOLLARS! Thats THREE major mess-ups and not ONE apology.
It was such a horrible experience I will be sure to tell all my YELP friends, my Facebook friends (1557 people), my Twitter followers (3000) and my Facebook Group (10,000 plus people) how AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL my experience was.
Thanks for screwing me over.
Best regards your lost customer,
What - how can we go from LOVE to OK? Is it because i had expectations? Is it because someone new was serving me? Oh the sadness - had the same dish as before the Grande Melt - it was soggy and sad which left me feeling sad and maybe slightly soggy....Bless you cheesy, sour creamy, avocado, pepper yumminess in a tortilla wrap toasted and ready to… En savoir plus
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS PLACE....
You probably haven't heard of it right but I was lucky enough to be taken here for my birthday with my family and I loved it.
This restaurant is Japanese Degustation (yum) and there food is excellent (more awesome) their presentation is stunning ( super cool ) AND their staff are lovely (WOW) AND AND their prices are reasonable (YAY!!!)....
I can't tell you enough how special this place is and if I could give it 6 stars i would.... it's completely underrated and unknown... so...i hope you grab some friends and discover their WAQU goodness for yourself, they'll love you for it - it's really really REALLY REALLY good!
Price review -
5 course menu ($60pp, $100pp with matching wine) and
6course menu ($75pp, $123pp with matching wine)
Amazing right? And when you see the food you'll be even more happy!
Situated on the corner of Crows Nest this wonderful establishment always has a great vibe. Wethers that's talkative crowds or bluesey music, this is a great place to chill in.
Now you can't help but love a menu where the first item reads "corn bread"... I mean if that doesn't set the tone I don't know what will....
They have a mix of Southern Style dishes, burgers, salads, nachos and wedges and I'm pretty confident you will find something here on the menu you'll like. ( Price range is between $15 - $30)
They have a liquor license and its handy to know that happy hour is from 4 - 6pm...
It's open till late and I really think its simply a wonderful restaurant to enjoy.
I know you set yourself up to fail when you have expectations - but I couldn't help myself - Wet Paint looked so great from the outside and it's called "Wet Paint" whats not too love? Well I guess to answer that I would have to say the food.
I guess you would call the food "Modern Australian" with a mix of meats and fish on the menu - and whilst the descriptions sound alluring - "Salmon Petits Pois
quick seared and finished in the oven with petits pois and chive creme fraiche" its pretty average and nothing too exciting is happening in the flavor department.
The prices are.... ok... mains cost between $25 - $30 - so it's middle range for Sydney I suppose... the atmosphere is nice.... but when you're a more "sophisticated" restaurant, I think it's only fair that you live up to your patrons expectations...
If reviews were only about location, Bathers would be 5 stars as its gorgeously situated across from Balmoral Beach. Unfortunately for them they also require reviews on food and service and thats when I get let down.
The food is good but it's not great and the same can be said of the service. Although its a beautiful place to get a meal you'll probably spend most of the night talking about the view then the food you're eating.
$35 dollars for appetizers and $48 for mains and let me tell you - it's not worth the price... If you like the view so much maybe grab takeaways from somewhere up the road and enjoy it on the beach....you'll probably end up having a better time (and food)
If you want to learn about Manly Kayay Centre read Morgan C's review.... if you want to learn about relationships then may I suggest you go kayaking with your loved one....
WOW - interesting things can happen in the water... let me tell you, this is a wonderful way to work out how well you can work as a team and how in-sync you two really are.... When two people are in a kayak they have to work together in order to move forward and navigate. If they don't work as a team and communicate things can go terribly wrong and people can end up getting hurt....
If you want to see if you're the "captain of the ship" or whether or not you and your "partner" are actually on the same team - there's nothing like the plastic kayak and paddles to bring relationship issues to the surface.....
A great social experiment.
What a great way to conquer your fear of clowns or heights... thats if you get enough courage to "take the leap" and go to Sydney Trapeze School....
This is a place where you can really connect with your fear as you make your way up and up and up and up a ladder still you're standing on the precipice, and yes, even though you're fully safe, with a harness wrapped tightly around you and a trampoline net below, plus a staff member holding you by a rope - the idea of throwing yourself off a ledge can be both exhilarating or scary.
I think this is a wonderful place to challenge yourself and to explore whether you can take yourself to new heights.