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“A step up from the local swill”
Review of The Moody Chef

The Moody Chef
Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in St Leonards
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Moody Chef was founded in Oct 2004, our organic growth has allowed us to maintain our core strengths which are consistency, innovation and a constant desire for excellence. We're proud that every one of our stores is unique, specifically opened with a different proposition and customer craving in mind. Whichever store you visit, you'll always get daily fresh ingredients and beautifully prepared food & beverage - prepared with absolute passion. All Welcome!!
Newcastle, Australia
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A step up from the local swill”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

St Leonards can't really lay claim to many culinary highlights, generally deferring to Crows Nest a few minutes down the road. However, The Moody Chef does its best to stand out from its peers and offer good food for breakfast and lunch with reasonably quick service at an OK price. The menu isn't particularly adventurous but is a step beyond the basic and the cooking and presentation is consistently good. The fact that the tables are consistently occupied is testament to the offering.

1 Thank Alan G
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  • English first
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English first
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good for business meetings”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Great tables, food and service.
Music too loud.
A bit expensive.
Well visited by business people in the area (not many options though)

Thank TrevelerFB2008
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Over priced”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

In this day and age how hard is it for a chef even a 'Moody' one to put together a vegeterian salad! They advertised a roast vegetable and chicken salad... I said i was vegeterian could i have the salad without the chicken and cheese. I got a small bowl of lettuce, about one tablespoon of diced tomato, six 'moons' of cucumber (no seeds basically peel) some grated carrot, a sprinkle of onion and a drizzle of dressing! $15 for the pleasure... No roast vegies, avocado, nuts... Hopeless!!

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1 Thank 30ish61
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic Brekky + Coffees”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I always come every weekend and have my breakfast + coffee. Without a doubt, they have the best eggs benedict and skim lattes that Sydney has to offer!

The restaurant is family friendly, the arty decor can inspire a homely feel.

The only downside is the waitress tends to not notice us every weekend when we come over. She looks tired and it seems like she doesn't want to serve us... but everything else is just perfect!!!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Krissie-de-Chanel
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Really friendly staff and chef, nice relaxed atmosphere and the food is great. Also - love the comfy chairs which are a nice break from those awful metal cafe chairs most places have.

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1 Thank AussieFem27
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