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“Hard to review as we are not age approriate at 70”
Review of Neild Avenue - CLOSED

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Neild Avenue
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
Santa Barbara, California
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290 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Hard to review as we are not age approriate at 70”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Young Australian friends took us to this converted warehouse now a wildly popular restaurant. With no booking a 30 minute wait for a table on a Thursday night. Of course noisy but tolerable $12AU Entrees and $38 mains all what might be called fusion food or trendy. Full bar and a small mug of Coopers Pale Ale $6. We walked but next door was a warehouse parking garage with a $20 flat fee. If you want to see what young Sydneysiders are doing this is it. Pensioners, it's up to you.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Gary G
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Overhyped rubbish”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Went to the opening night and it was chaos. Ignorant staff with attitude, failure in computer ordering system. Ordered pretzels with humus having seen lovely looking home baked pretzels on display and were served supermarket packet pretzels dumped in a bowl of humus so they had to be fished out with fingers - yuk! Bill was totally wrong and took ages to sort out.

Several friends have been since and nothing has improved. One asked advice on wine and was told to "ask the sommelier". When he arrived 20 minutes later, he said he had "no idea about the wine as he had not tried most of them".

Overpriced hype full of "beautiful people".

  • Visited December 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A fresh new addition to the Sydney scene”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Having driven past for a couple of months I thought it time to venture inside Neild Avenue, and it was worth the visit(s) as I have been twice now.

The scene is cool, cool, though not too hip, just a really clever design that affords diners a sense of intimacy in a BIG space atthe same time as feeling you can see everything thats happening.

Fresh faced eager staff are almost always there to help witha creative menu that allows you to go tapas style with a grazing approach or just a main course which was more than enough to fill me up. I woyuld recommend the duck and the aubergene with minced pork. Really tasty and satisfying food.

There is an extensive wine list to satisfy almost anyone.

Price wise, it feels a bit hefty, so I marked the value down a bit, but nonetheless I would definitely recommend it for food, fun AND fashion!

I never give top marks to a restaurant that refuses to take booking, its just being greedy or lazy to have such a policy.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank dudeskewl
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“a joke - poor on every level and i still cant believe i paid 45 bucks for a kebab”
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...

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank uktraveller_md
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Fontvieille, Monaco
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A long wait but a fun night”
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 penguinwebb
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