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      04-17-2012 04:31 AM #1
      Who's in to have a catch up on Friday night?

      BTW need recommendations for a restaurant to take some clients.

      i wanted to go Press Club but they are booked

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      04-17-2012 04:53 AM #3
      yeah buddy.

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      04-17-2012 05:00 AM #4
      I'm in, provided it's not too far from home. I'll have the kids with me.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      04-17-2012 06:34 AM #5
      Sweet so what does everyone recommend apart from Wes' Stalactites

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      04-17-2012 06:43 AM #6
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      yeah buddy.
      Don't forget you and I will be in JB for a wedding on that day!
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      04-17-2012 07:27 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      BTW need recommendations for a restaurant to take some clients.

      i wanted to go Press Club but they are booked
      What time of the week were you hoping to book the restaurant? Helenic Republic is good Greek fare if you don't mind something a bit chaotic and noisy. Sweaty, Monkey and I had a nice meal there. What is it you're after?
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      04-17-2012 08:26 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      What time of the week were you hoping to book the restaurant? Helenic Republic is good Greek fare if you don't mind something a bit chaotic and noisy. Sweaty, Monkey and I had a nice meal there. What is it you're after?
      Ill be looking to take them out say around 7pm Thursday night.

      Something nice looking to pay $40 to $50 a main?

      Doesnt have to be Greek cuisine. Heard great things about Hellenic Republic but doesnt look up market enough to take clients out.

      i was thinking Rockpool but i dont want them spending $100 on a steak

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      04-17-2012 08:35 AM #9
      I really don't think Rockpool will be any less expensive than the Press Club, particularly with the degustation menu. Rockpool's a good choice insofar as it's quiet enough to hear one another talk, there's never a problem getting a table and the food is good. And if you do have someone buy a $100 steak, get a combination of grass fed and grain fed steaks aged over a variety of different periods ie. 30 days, 60 days and 90 days, have the waiting staff split them up and try a bit of each one.

      The 30 day grass fed FTW. 90 days starts to taste like salami on the turn.
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      04-17-2012 08:37 AM #10
      Station Hotel in Footscary. Gastro Pub but the dining room bit is quite nice. Good steaks not break the bank stuff.

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      04-17-2012 09:04 AM #11
      Paul, I hear a gtg right there one evening! Sounds like a great little place.
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      04-17-2012 09:08 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I really don't think Rockpool will be any less expensive than the Press Club, particularly with the degustation menu. Rockpool's a good choice insofar as it's quiet enough to hear one another talk, there's never a problem getting a table and the food is good. And if you do have someone buy a $100 steak, get a combination of grass fed and grain fed steaks aged over a variety of different periods ie. 30 days, 60 days and 90 days, have the waiting staff split them up and try a bit of each one.

      The 30 day grass fed FTW. 90 days starts to taste like salami on the turn.
      Yeah but i can imagine a knob ordering the $150 steak and then I tell the waiter to split and he will be like wtf and things will be awkward.

      At least at Press Club there are no real $100+ dishes.

      Any other restaurants in Melb?

      Station Hotel looks nice but i dont feel comfortable taking them to a Pub

      Something like this place in Perth was awesome:

      http://redcabbagefoodandwine.com.au/

      Everyone had a good time and the food was great!

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      04-17-2012 09:10 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Paul, I hear a gtg right there one evening! Sounds like a great little place.
      We can go there on Friday night if its not far for everyone?

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      04-17-2012 09:50 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      We can go there on Friday night if its not far for everyone?
      Will be for me as I'll be in timmeh's part of the world!
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      04-17-2012 10:58 AM #15
      The Little Press Club is quite good.

      But really, I think Matt needs to take Costa to Richmond for his birthday.

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      04-17-2012 03:36 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Don't forget you and I will be in JB for a wedding on that day!
      I know I know. Was just backing Wes' recommendation

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      04-17-2012 06:56 PM #17
      Costa, try taxi in fed square. Just as good as the press club IMO.
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      04-17-2012 07:37 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Costa, try taxi in fed square. Just as good as the press club IMO.
      There are about 20 places at the standard of Press Club. Are they blokes? Take them to Vllado's in Bridge Rd Richmond (10mins by cab from Flinders St max.) - its a Melbourne institution. You want food? Pick your cut of steak... great for vegetarians.

      Rockpool is just an overrated steak house. Last time I was there for 3 hours and I had this obnoxious wog sitting behind me with his mail order bride and they had a "hair in their food" and wanted everything for free and a $150 voucher... turns out it was in their entree and they didn't make it aware until midway through their dessert. It was comical to watch given they pulled out all stops to get something while the staff pulled out all stops to avoid giving them what they wanted...

      The staff were a mix of hipsters and uni art students... had no f*kin clue.

    19. 04-17-2012 07:56 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Costa, try taxi in fed square. Just as good as the press club IMO.
      Most overrated place in Melbourne. I gave them the benefit of the doubt after a bad experience and they backed it up with equally terrible food/service.

      Hellenic great (I used to live around the corner but deffo not sort of place you'd take clients.

      You should be able to get a table at Ezard.
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      04-17-2012 07:59 PM #20
      out of the 6 ones an Asian lady.

      What are peoples thoughts of these places:

      Longrain Melbourne
      Vue de Monde
      Maha Bar and Grill
      Ezard
      PM24
      Il Solito Posto
      Papa Goose
      Taxi Dining Room
      Punch Lane
      The Atrium Bar

      What would your top 3 be?

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      04-17-2012 08:27 PM #21
      Ok my shortlist is:

      Ezard
      Atrium
      Taxi
      Papa Goose

      thoughts?

    22. 04-17-2012 08:29 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Ok my shortlist is:

      Ezard
      Atrium
      Taxi
      Papa Goose

      thoughts?
      I've made my thoughts on Taxi clear. Not eaten at Papa Goose, but can vouch for the other 2.

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      04-17-2012 08:40 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      I've made my thoughts on Taxi clear. Not eaten at Papa Goose, but can vouch for the other 2.
      Atrium v Ezard which is better?

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      04-18-2012 05:35 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      Atrium v Ezard which is better?
      any other thoughts where's Mike these days.

      So who's coming to catch up so far its Matt?

      Todd? Mike? will you guys be free?

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      04-18-2012 07:14 AM #25
      San Telmo - Great for steak
      Cecconi's - Italian
      Lupino - Italian
      Yu-U - Authentic Japanese

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      04-18-2012 07:30 AM #26
      Three best in bold:

      Longrain Melbourne: had lunch there last week. Amazing Thai food, just spectacular.
      Vue de Monde: the best in this list, but the bill will make you wished you ordered everyone a $100 steak at Rockpool.
      Ezard: nice, nothing special.
      PM24: sounds like a grade of dust particle.
      Il Solito Posto: lovely place, but possibly a bit noisy for a business lunch involving six people.
      Taxi Dining Room: one of Melbourne's finest. While Smarm may know that if you turn the chemical structure of lignocaine on it side, it looks like a man with a small erection, he knows nothing about restaurants.
      Punch Lane: again, nice for lunch with friends, but nothing special.
      Last edited by mdt; 04-18-2012 at 07:33 AM.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Three best in bold:


      Taxi Dining Room: one of Melbourne's finest. While Smarm may know that if you turn the chemical structure of lignocaine on it side, it looks like a man with a small erection, he knows nothing about restaurants.
      You sir and are an idiot and a fool.

      The last time we gave taxi the benefit of the doubt, we went the degustation again. After informing the staff about a shell fish allergy (which was one small part of one dish), the staff assured us that it was fine.

      And it was. The didn't bring a dish out for me. They bought my wife the dish. They "forgot" to substitute something for me. So I had to watch my wife eat a course. Brilliant service chaps. Then proceeded to charge us the same amount! Amazingly incompetent. I don't know how they're still in business. Also, the food was medicore at best.

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      04-18-2012 04:13 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      The last time we gave taxi the benefit of the doubt, we went the degustation again. After informing the staff about a shell fish allergy (which was one small part of one dish), the staff assured us that it was fine.

      And it was. The didn't bring a dish out for me. They bought my wife the dish. They "forgot" to substitute something for me. So I had to watch my wife eat a course. Brilliant service chaps. Then proceeded to charge us the same amount!
      Hahaha. That's not so good.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    29. 04-18-2012 04:48 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Hahaha. That's not so good.
      Tell me about it! Haha

      Meanwhile I'm off to try Senorita's tonight. Better then mamasita AND you can book. Brilliant

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      04-18-2012 06:37 PM #30
      Has anyone tried VdM since they moved to Rialto?
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    31. 04-18-2012 07:41 PM #31
      Hey Costa, I understand Vue DeMonde is okay for seating these days.
      Should be free, but can't do too late. Still recovering from your last visit lol.

      Maybe we should go get Kenny and relive the fast and furious. I'm sure he's got his licence back by now.

    32. 04-23-2012 01:55 PM #32
      Been awhile guys but thought i'd suggest a place.

      Try Rococo on Acland Street St Kilda.

      Not that expensive and good food.

      Not to mention next door (95 Espresso Bar) make same good coffee also.


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      04-23-2012 09:10 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Hey Costa, I understand Vue DeMonde is okay for seating these days.
      Should be free, but can't do too late. Still recovering from your last visit lol.

      Maybe we should go get Kenny and relive the fast and furious. I'm sure he's got his licence back by now.


      that was an interesting night.

      Remember i asked the cop if its true Vic Police are gun happy?


      Can you believe it was 7 years ago!

      So for the GTG:

      Matt
      Mike
      Todd?
      Zorg?

      Any of the other Melb crew?

      Where do you guys want to go?

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      05-07-2012 01:47 AM #34
      4 days left everyone still in?

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      05-07-2012 09:23 PM #35
      So who's coming Friday night?

      sweatyworker?
      smarm?
      micky?
      zorg?

      Is 7pm a good time for everyone?

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