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Fantastic food and service as always; great range to the menu and absolutely excellent environment and service. Best value fine dining venue in the city.
Absolutely Devine!!!! We ordered 8 share plates- each beautifully crafted and delicious clean food, each standing out on their own merit! Could not share my dessert though- creme brûlée X 2 next time!!
Great food, lovely service. Well worth a visit. We had the banquet and it was delicious. The wine list had great variety and good knowledge of the wine from the staff.
Delicious meal, good service. That dessert! (9 textures of Choc). Would go again, wine list, comprehensive, but spirits far less so. Well worth a look.
The service was a little slow to start with - tables seated after us had their orders taken and drinks provided before we were even approached (despite having closed the menus and moving them away from us). Plates and cutlery were not changed between share plates, despite some dishes having quite a strong sauce. We were recommended a salad to complement the share plates we had chosen, rather than vegetables, but the salad came out with the last dish, a lamb belly. We felt that, given the timing, vegetables would have been a much better fit. The salad, though described as "crispy whitebait, dried shrimp and banana flower" was devoid of anything crispy, we couldn't identify any whitebait and found 3 small pieces of dried shrimp. The main ingredient was banana flower and it was over-dressed in a strong chilli dressing. None of our issues were major and could be easily improved. The food was otherwise delicious, it is a beautiful location and the wine list was excellent, and the wines we chose were very good. With a few small improvements, the rating could well be a 6/6.
The food was ok, not as tasty as I expected it to be to be honest. Quail great, pork too, chicken was dry and not a great flavour. Dessert was good. There was a bit of heat that isn't really explained. Table near us struggled. Waiter couldn't explain the dishes well, and in some cases, at all- kept referring to the menu and coming back. At one stage, he actually described a completely different dish to us. All interactions were like everyone was doing us a favor by being there on a Friday night. Coffee took an age. After all I've heard about this place, I'm actually quite disappointed. Not sure I'd go back.
A five star experience. Every course was well thought out, beautiful and delicious. The wine pairings were exceptional. It was one of our favourite dining experiences. The staff were friendly and knowledgable, without being stuffy or pretentious. We can't wait to go back.
My wife and I visited the Foraging Quail on the evening Saturday 3rd September. The décor and ambience is nice and the meals look good but our expectations were let down: Starters: The tempura asparagus batter was heavy and hard while the asparagus was over-cooked and mushy. The beef with lemongrass in beetle-nut leaves was very bland with almost no lemongrass flavor and little other seasoning. Main: The slow-cooked beef ribs were coated in a solid, inedible crust and were luke-warm with no jus or gravy. The mixed green vegetables were beautifully presented but again luke-warm. Wine: limited selection of wine by-the glass but good selection of full bottle. The wine waiter ungracefully sloshed the wine into my wife's glass. Thanks but we wont be returning.
We had the 10 course degustation, with one of us having the matching wines. It was fantastic. Lovely food. Great presentation. Nicely matched wines. Not too much food, just right! Nice atmosphere. Made for a great anniversary celebration.
Absolutely stunning avant-garde cuisine, and exceptional depth and maturity both in flavours, presentation, and informed guidance in the selection of accompanying wine and relevant historical heritage and background, presented with unobtrusive grace and poise - well done Min! Ric & Sue.