Friday, November 25, 2011

Doyles on the Beach, Watsons Bay - or - The Interview


 
 
I didn't even mention the garish neon sign out the front. I was being nice, Molly. Not once did I use the words "overpriced" or "overrated".

It's a shame that people will go here for special occasions, taking out-of-town guests or their families, expecting big things. But really, the place is OK if you're not expecting amazing food or value. Some people love it -- just look at TripAdvisor, UrbanSpoon or Eatability. But it's not universal -- others felt ripped off.

The william was $350 for five, including two bottles of wine and a cocktail each. It's a minor thing, Molly, but they don't accept Amex because of the additional fee. When you're charging that much, and you're a tourist destination, that just seems stingy.


Detective Chow
Case file 20110923

Doyles on the Beach
11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay
http://www.doyles.com.au/12199+0+doyles-on-the-beach.htm

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3 comments:

  1. Spot on review.

    The one-line version is "take-away food, ambience and service at fancy-pants prices", Molly.

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  2. Sadly it isn't what it use to be. Took some overseas guests there last month, thoroughly disappointed.

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  3. Hmm, seems I'm not the only one to feel this way.

    P57: fancy-pants prices indeed. Mind you I'm in Norway right now and even McDonalds charges fancy-pants prices. $13AU for a Big Mac! So maybe Doyles is Norwegian...

    Sara: Shame. I hope they didn't think that was the best Sydney could offer!

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