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Intimate eats in the inner north

By Vonbare - 9 July 2009 31


Wonder if anyone can recommend somewhere nice for dinner……I’m after a cosy restaurant in Civic/Braddon for a meal tonight.  Nothing too intimate, but somewhere really warm and friendly (not clean lines, modern-esque)– and nice place for two people to go to to sit, catch up, eat, drink wine and have the mood of the place wash over us. 

Any recommendations?


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Intimate eats in the inner north
Vonbare 3:44 pm 09 Jul 09

lol – thanks everyone for suggestions!

rosebud 3:42 pm 09 Jul 09

What about Cafe Creme in Civic? It’s got a bit of everything including plenty of passing trade to get into if you like people watching.

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:39 pm 09 Jul 09

I’ve been reading too many police threads. I had to look twice when I read “Inmate eats the inner north”.

whatsinaname 3:30 pm 09 Jul 09

grundy said :

Mezzalira or The Chairman & Yip.

Though they might come under the ‘too intimate’ category.

DON’T go to Mezzalira!! The service when we went was disgusting. The staff spoke down to the patrons. One member of our party was actually ill from the food (as in straight away, not afterwards) and then, when it came to paying for the bill, we were accused of not giving them enough money. Clearly the guy taking the money couldn’t count because we’d actually given him more than what we should’ve. When we pointed that out, he threw the change at us and yelled at us as we left (something about “keep your bloody ten dollars then”). It was a very unusual (and somewhat disturbing) experience and I wouldn’t recommend the place to anyone.

jennybel75 3:15 pm 09 Jul 09

Tilleys food has gone downhill recently imho. Second the recommendations for Chairmand and Yip or the Lanterne Rooms. If you like sushi/ Japanese I’d also highly recommend Iori for outstanding food and service and an initmate atmosphere.

Mrshmellowman 3:08 pm 09 Jul 09

The place at Campbell (Lanterne, Lantern room?) is a cracker. I really liked it and it is intimate
Pulp Kitchen is really good too – BUT – everytime someone goes in or out a door the temp drops about 10 degrees. not a good choice for winter

ant 2:56 pm 09 Jul 09

Place at Campbell, where Chill used to be, might fit the bill. Vivaldi at ANU might too, if they don’t have any caterwauling on that night.

Jazz 2:51 pm 09 Jul 09

I had lunch at sage at gorman house recently with a few friends and thought it was excellent. intimate, but not too intimate

Holden Caulfield 2:50 pm 09 Jul 09

– Sabayon, West Row, Civic.
– Anise, West Row, Civic.
– Pulp Kitchen, Ainslie Shops.

They don’t all fulfil your brief to the letter, but all should provide a good experience for two.

Are you really suggesting that clean and modern lines can’t be warm and friendly? 😛

grundy 2:38 pm 09 Jul 09

heh, sounds like you’re speaking from experience Skid. 😉

Anyway, my first comment without links was:

Mezzalira or The Chairman & Yip.

Though they might come under the ‘too intimate’ category.

Skidbladnir 2:36 pm 09 Jul 09

More than two links, gets you in mod.
Use a bad word, get into mod.
Continue hurl abuse at other Rioters, get into mod.
Continually break with forum etiquette, get into mod.
Tick off Jb, get into mod and stay there forever.

grundy 2:34 pm 09 Jul 09

Hmmm, wondering why my first comment is saying “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”.

Is it some auto moderation flag when there are links posted in the comment JB?

grundy 2:33 pm 09 Jul 09

Debacle is normally too noisy to ‘catch up’ with someone, unless you dont mind yelling all night. 🙂

Good otherwise!

Tilleys is a good suggestions, but a bit futher north/west than where you wanted to go.


johnboy 2:27 pm 09 Jul 09

Tilleys or Debacle leap immediately to mind.

grundy 2:24 pm 09 Jul 09

Mezzalira or The Chairman & Yip.

Though they might come under the ‘too intimate’ category.

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