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“a joke - poor on every level and i still cant believe i paid 45 bucks for a kebab”
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Neild Avenue
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
Reviewed 8 February 2012

A joke.
No booking, poor service, the bread was burnt and black, the meat average, the choices limited, the wine list average...
nothing good to say about the place!
and i still cant believe i paid 45 bucks to eat a kebab...

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Thank uktraveller_md
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Yes, it's a ridiculously long wait, and stupid that you can't reserve, but that's the rules and we knew it before we went. One useless bar waitress, but a fab bartender made up for her rude incompetence by making us the best expresso martinis (and I have tested expresso martinis the world over). The wait was worth it in the end, nice staff, nice food, easy to share. And my new fave thing to rave about in Sydney......FREE BREAD (and good bread too). I am sick and fed up of overpriced pretentious places charging you for a few slices of white bread and a teaspoon of olive oil.
Great space, relaxed seating, not too close to the neighbours.
Staff uniforms were really unflattering(poor girls), but all in all a fun night out.

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Thank Carla W
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

Service was ok, in great surrounds but unfortunately having waited 90mins for a table we were told only after the starters arrived that the kitchen had run out of chicken, duck, lamb and goat by 9:30pm (which accounted for 70% of the mains on the menu). We had to settle for $38 lamb kebabs which were basically the only mains available on the memu aside from 3 seafood dishes. No apologies made from the kitchen or management. Who runs out of goat? Definitely won't be back.

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Thank AussieGinger
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

Very disappointing! It is a destination restaurant where people come from all over and when they are told that there is a 90 minute wait because they are not a celebrity is disrespectful. This night club concept can not last. The building itself is grand and the decor is standout good. The uniforms are too clinical and makes the diner feel like they are in hospital. And the most important well the title says it all. You would be better off getting a kebab in the cross and going to see PICASSO at the NSW Gallery.

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1  Thank alexa g
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

We lunched at Neild Avenue a week after it had opened via credible recommendation. The space is fantastic and well renovated, quite warm in atmosphere for the vastness. The menu is classed as Mediterranean, which is a fair description. For starter we tried the familiar Arancini balls, a variation of a favourite at Nth Bondi Italian & Guiseppi Arnaldo & Sons, along with a few other smaller portion starters. Our mains were the kebabs which were presented at our table on the skewer removed by the staff served with rice. We found them pleasant but not flavour-some as we had imagined, and possibly not worth $38, I would recommend the starters and substantial starters to share to sample a variety of dishes. The wine list is varied with a good selection of Australian wine and priced from around $60 upwards. Although the service was a bit "patchy" I anticipate, over the coming weeks once the team find their groove, Maurizio Terzini will predictably have another hit on his hands. The only frustrating thing is of course, like all Sydney restaurants, there are no bookings for dinner so be prepared to sit it out at the bar and botox gaze! My client and I agreed, we had ticked the "been there" box. Given the choice, I would choose Nth Bondi Italian over Neild Avenue though for consistently good food & service. $340 for lunch for 2 people (our alcohol made up close to half the bill with our wine $100 a bottle).

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Thank Lolli S
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