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“Excellent tapas- generous portions! Delicious!”
Review of Simpatico - CLOSED

Simpatico
Cuisines: Bar
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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!
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Said we'd be back and last night dined with 2 other couples- all well travelled foodies.
We suggested Simpatico having enjoyed our last visit so much- delighted to say they did not disappoint.
Delicious food- oh the chilli pork belly!
Generous portions and the best service we've had for a long time.
Staff are friendly and helpful and go the extra mile to ensure you have a great night.
They were busy and buzzy but we had constant attention.
Love, love, love the indoor outdoor room- perfect for a balmy evening.
Between us we had about 15 different dishes - every plate went back clean!
Tried: pork belly/ calamari/ prawns/ lamb/ goats cheese tart/ chorizo and the thick cut fries!! Delicious!
Dessert: churros/ chocolate medley and apple tarts....with Di Bella coffee. Very good.
One bill but easy to figure out what you want to pay for if you don't want an given split.
Really did enjoy ourselves and yes, we will go back!

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Thank Willstars
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We went to Simpatico for my birthday and absolutely loved it. The four of us shared a variety of tapas and they were all great. They are reasonably priced and very decent sized portions. We ate the pork belly, the chorizo, beef empanadas, calamari, the eggplant and pork tortillas and they were all worth trying. But we especially enjoyed the lamb with haloumi and the prawns with sugarcane & lime. The beer and wine list was good too - which helped. :)

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Thank missRBit
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Simpatico is a great tapas restaurant with attentive and friendly service. The tapas meals were reasonably priced (7-15 dollars) and had generous portions. We loved the sticky pork belly and the lamb and haloumi plate but it was all delicious! Definitely recommend!

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Thank rachel2012255068
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Reviewed January 15, 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.

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Thank Willstars
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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!

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Thank Ian700613
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