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“We will definitely go back again!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Simpatico - CLOSED

Simpatico
CRN Given & Latrobe Terraces, Brisbane, Queensland 4064, Australia
07 3367 1117
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Cuisines: Bar, Tapas, Bistro
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We like our food. It's interesting, moreish & perfect for sharing. Service is speedy, the wine list smart & relevant to the menu, w cocktails to boot at the bar. Prices affordable, atmosphere relaxed - what more would you want?Just hightail it to this around the corner bistro for something a little out of the ordinary!
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“We will definitely go back again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Booked online which is very convenient- restaurant rang to confirm booking. On an unbearably hot day we were seated near the air con which was great.
Staff were very friendly and helpful- water appeared instantly and chilled drinks poured expertly.
The tapas style "shared" plates were explained really well as were the specials. When we ordered the rib fillet the server helpfully suggested she'd arrange for 4 portions (one each) & that the chef would cook mine to order when I said I didn't like my meat rare.
All the meals were beautiful presented and delicious! Portions were sensible too.
Not a huge menu but there is something for everyone. Gluten free and meat free options too.
We really enjoyed dining at Simpatico- we will definitely be going back Ang highly recommend.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Don't go!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Four of us lunched at Simpatico on 13 Dec 12 after booking that morning including confirming the booking with to the owner at 11:00am for a 12.00 midday lunch. We choose it as one of the dinners had been there before and enjoyed the deserts. The ambiance and the food we got were ok and the service excellent. The young person did a great job despite having to continue to apologise for the restaurant's failings (see below). When ordering we were informed there was no fish and they had sold out of the wine we tried to order and half the scallop dish couldn't be done as they had run out of ingredients. The reason given - it has been a busy week! But the best was to come. When we tried to order desert (the reason we choose this restaurant) we were told we couldn’t order desert as they had a big group booking and there was only enough for them! It was unbelievable and unacceptable. No mention was made of this when I booked at 11:00am that morning. When we tried to complain to the owner he did his best to avoid us but once he did speak to us all we got was the woes of running a restaurant.
The four of us will never return and do our best to discourage others.
Don't go, as there are plenty other better choices in Paddington!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Friday night delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Having only every enjoyed a Saturday morning breakfast at Simpatico, we made an impromptu visit last night for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised.

The menu is 'Share Plate' style but more generous and inviting than the usual tapas bites which have over-stayed their appeal in my opinion. Simpatico's portions would be enough as a meal for some and the choices offer variation.

We chose Bread with Olive Oil & Balsamic to accompany our Bubbles to begin then shared a delicious Parmeson encrusted Pumpkin salad followed by a fabulous Barramundi dish with crispy fresh green beans & garlic on the side. YUM!

Dessert? Oh yes! Frangelico Affogato went down a treat.

Service was a tad off par with a young guy lacking in experience and knowledge of the menu but it didn't let down the evening in any way.

We'll happily return to Simpatico.

Visited November 2012
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“Good share plates”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Funky bar/restaurant in a fashionable Brisbane suburb. Great food although the wine list not that impressive. Still one to recommend and definitely one to go back a second time

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Food very good, unfortunately service did not match”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Went to Simpatico with my wife on a Thursday evening at around 8:00. There were people dining at around 4 or 5 other tables.

We ordered the fried olives, slow roasted pork belly, fried prawns with green papaya salad, risotto of the day and the fried mushrooms a portion of French fries and a bottle of Riesling. The food was served in a timely manner and was fresh and well prepared. The kitchen can be seen from the dining room and there were two chefs working that evening.

The downside of the evening was that the waiter seemed anxious for us to settle our bill and leave even though it was only 9:00 pm! Admittedly we were the last diners but had only been in the restaurant for around an hour. Bill was just under $130. Shame front of house standard did not match that of the kitchen. Based upon other reviews I would assume this was not the norm.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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