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Zigolini's was great. I'm not sure why they...

Zigolini's was great. I'm not sure why they closed, it can't have been for lack of custom.
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You ever been to Cafe Nino on Ocean? It's like...

You ever been to Cafe Nino on Ocean? It's like stepping back to 1985 except for the prices. Forty five dollars for veal marsala. (they've got to be the only place in Sydney still serving marsala)....
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Oct 16, 19, 7:52 pm
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They're not taking you at your word, they just...

They're not taking you at your word, they just know they can fill the table with walk-ups if you don't show, so whether you turn up or you don't is inconsequential to them. Customers have brought...
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Oscillate Wildly would have been my first...

Oscillate Wildly would have been my first suggestion but sadly that's closed now.

Others on the list would be Ester, Poly, Sean's Panaroma, Saint Peter (my personal fav at the moment). That space...
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Arthur is great. Although I'm not that into...

Arthur is great. Although I'm not that into tasting menus, and I really wish they had a la carte even if it was just at lunch. I think Arthur is a good example of what Sydney does best; very high...
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I agree. It's always good to get feedback. So...

I agree. It's always good to get feedback. So much of what is posted is highly subjective so knowing that someone enjoyed something you recommended or how you structured your itinerary helps others...
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Manly also has wild, nesting fairy penguins at...

Manly also has wild, nesting fairy penguins at certain times of the year. The last colony left in mainland NSW actually.

Fairy Penguins - Manly Wharf...
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https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeti...

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/character

And...

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/glossary#substantial-criminal-record

ETA: For the removal...
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Here is the full list of character requirements. ...

Here is the full list of character requirements.
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*Substantial is defined as...


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I don't know how to make a wiki, but it probably wouldn't be a bad idea.
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That seems pretty self explanatory in your...

That seems pretty self explanatory in your father's situation.

Welcome to FT, jodes.
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I did Sydney-Uluru-Sydney a couple of months ago....

I did Sydney-Uluru-Sydney a couple of months ago. Fantastic drive if you love long distances of nothing. Some very interesting towns along the way. I did the whole thing in 12 days. It's a long way,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 18, 19, 10:52 pm
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That buffet in the pictures looks like it would...

That buffet in the pictures looks like it would fill you up, but it does look a lot like what you'd get in a half decent J lounge ie food that can sit for far too long without losing its flavour or...
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Grand Royal Barbers on Liverpool Street in...

Grand Royal Barbers on Liverpool Street in Darlinghurst do a great shave. I have only had my hair cut there, but a few mates I know go regularly for a cut and shave.
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Sep 10, 19, 8:20 pm
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I'm the same, albeit I've got a 7 that's about 3...

I'm the same, albeit I've got a 7 that's about 3 years old now. I don't see any reason to upgrade. The giant leaps in the tech have been and gone. When I do finally buy a new phone it will be a used...
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When I was a kid, Alimentari was JA Bonaventura,...

When I was a kid, Alimentari was JA Bonaventura, a delicatessan. A few of us kids on bikes used to go in there on Saturdays and Joe would make us a mortadella roll, wrapped in butcher's paper on...
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So the NZ government, in the interests of...

So the NZ government, in the interests of checking someone has enough funds, puts a bar on those funds? That's the most illogical thing I've heard.
Aug 21, 19, 7:26 pm
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It sure is. I was in there a few weeks ago for a...

It sure is. I was in there a few weeks ago for a business meeting and I couldn't believe how crowded and dirty it was. We ended up sitting in the terminal.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 19, 19, 6:11 pm
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I have no idea. I've probably been to Baker's...

I have no idea. I've probably been to Baker's Delight twice in my life, but the bread is infinitely better than Subway. I just assumed they were making it there. Five ingredients and no...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 19, 19, 5:07 pm
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Posted By bensyd

That explains the taste! :D

That explains the taste! :D
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 19, 19, 5:06 pm
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Of course they could. There are chains here that...

Of course they could. There are chains here that make their own bread and they're staffed by the same sort of people who work at Subway.

Eg...
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Return ticket and accomodation are pretty common...

Return ticket and accomodation are pretty common ways to sound out the intention of a person. "I don't have a return ticket, and I'm staying with my friend I met on the internet" is a pretty good way...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 18, 19, 1:42 am
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But those loaves are delivered as frozen bread...

But those loaves are delivered as frozen bread dough. There's nothing really fresh about the whole operation. I've got so many good bread options around me – places that literally use flour, water,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 13, 19, 10:14 pm
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I just had a Subway sandwich. First one in many...

I just had a Subway sandwich. First one in many years. Still as awful as ever, even with the brand "refresh". I see it's having real trouble, which isn't surprising. Until they learn the basis of a...
Aug 5, 19, 7:06 pm
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I like the S&P squid. It's a nice snack in lieu...

I like the S&P squid. It's a nice snack in lieu of a full meal. Glad to see it's not going anywhere for now!
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They're not "permits" in the sense that they...

They're not "permits" in the sense that they authorise you to drive, you driver's license does that. They're just a translation of your driving license into several languages. Australian driver's...
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