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@  stew : (19 August 2018 - 01:57 PM)

some will replace original parts with cheap copy

@  bill44ca : (19 August 2018 - 01:53 PM)

I too would not waste time repairing a TV or Computer unless it was a very expensive one here. But I don't know MacGuyver

@  Biggles : (19 August 2018 - 11:18 AM)

Yes, I had the same thought but a recommendation helps. Dont think it is a major problem.

@  Kadachiman : (19 August 2018 - 09:46 AM)

I have had 3 different companies take 5 attempts to fix my aircond (leaking gas)...still no luck. This and other items that I needed 'repaired' has led me to the conclusion that the skills are not available to fix anything, so better to throw it away and buy new

@  scuba539 : (19 August 2018 - 08:35 AM)

Saw an ad in the Blue Book for ACT TV Repair shop...09178315689...Never used them but claim to have been in Biz since 1981

@  Biggles : (19 August 2018 - 06:57 AM)

My TV is playing up, any one know a reliable repair place in AC, please. A home visit place would be good, no transport, but somewhere near to downtown AC would be ok as could take it in a trike.

@  bill44ca : (19 August 2018 - 02:19 AM)

@sandman if your computer goes down you should not have to wait 2 days. Second floor of SM has a couple places that will fix it while you wait if they have the part

@  statusquo : (19 August 2018 - 01:05 AM)

@Sandman! Up to you brother, this board is collective

@  grahamuk : (19 August 2018 - 12:55 AM)

:Cool3:

@  Sandman!... : (19 August 2018 - 12:22 AM)

Up 2 the Admin about setting up a section for my pix...It would be interesting..

@  Sandman!... : (19 August 2018 - 12:05 AM)

computer has been down for a couple of days so i didn't get to report the pool Parties are still 500 pesos New Group of girls i took pictures of only 2 girls before FOR A Change no Chunky Monkeys!!

@  stew : (18 August 2018 - 05:29 PM)

and no rain

@  Chris in Makati : (18 August 2018 - 04:28 PM)

@grahamuk It was mega-hot from June up until a couple of weeks ago. It had been hitting 35 degrees some days. Hotter than the Philippines!

@  grahamuk : (18 August 2018 - 02:24 PM)

I thought it was supposed to have been the hottest summer on record in the UK. Then again, we know how quickly that can change.:(

@  stew : (18 August 2018 - 12:58 PM)

@polarkat you must be up north, I went to PI in October cameback May not worn a coat since 2017

@  polarkat : (18 August 2018 - 12:51 PM)

I'm back in England for a few weeks for an operation and to think that in mid August i'm going out wearing a jumper and a coat! Can't wait to be back to shorts and tshirts :)

@  grahamuk : (17 August 2018 - 12:58 PM)

Seconded.

@  jeremy1234 : (17 August 2018 - 02:41 AM)

Sandman has plenty of tasteful and wonderful pictures. Professional even. I have seen videos of him at work, the man is meticulous and the final photos look great

@  jeremy1234 : (17 August 2018 - 02:40 AM)

Oh. I saw somewhere that somebody wrote 850 with consumables. I haven't been to any of these pool parties so I don't know

@  Girth : (17 August 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Pool Party? would you be so kind, and create a thread, and post plenty of tempting/ tasty pics for us mongers.... cheers



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Uluru Pub Restaurant. New On A Santos St Ac – My Review - Unfortunately, Not That Positive.


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#1 OFFLINE   Gary16

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:32 AM

Opposite the Royal Orchid hotel.  So close to Fields Ave and easy to find.

 

Compact stylish interior with nice lighting and good AC.  Nice bar with barstools along one wall or you can sit at  tables and chairs.  Even has 2 small table outside on the entry veranda.

We were heartily greeted by a smiling Australian host keen to point out they have 5 or 6 draft beer on tap and a selection of German beer.   Good.  A nice arrival, so first impressions were very positive.

 

I ordered Fish and Chips and my friend the Ozy burger, thinking this was food that this Australian Pub place should be able to do well.

 

We ordered Cafe Lattes while we waited to eat...100p.  They were served in stylish high glasses on saucers.. They looked really nice.  

Took a sip and my smile disappeared.  The Latte was very watery, not milky.  Probably 1/4 milk and the rest water.  Poor.  I drank only half of mine.

 

Food arrived in about 15min, so quickly.  Good.

 

I had the Fish in beer batter and chips with mushy peas 410p..

It was served in a stylish log fire style with the thin french fries as the starter wood and 4 sticks of battered fish as the fire logs with some green garnish on top.  The peas where in a tiny bowl on the side.

So very nice stylish presentation, but as soon as I removed the garnish I could see there was very little food on the plate

The 4 small battered fish sticks contained very little fish,  so were mainly batter and thus oily.

There was an Ok amount of Ok thin French Fries, though they were not very hot.

The peas were a tinny amount of puréed peas with way too much added mint.

Given the small size and the quality this was over priced at 420p.   Fail.

 

A ccomparable but better meal is the Puzzles Cafe's - London  Fish & Chips.  A good amount of battered fish simply presented with chips and side of veg at 320p.  This is larger and better and a main meal size.

 

My friend had the Ozy burger.  A high stacked burger stylishly skewered with a knife in place of the usual bamboo skewer, served on a wooden rectangle as a plate.

This all initially looked very nice but the wooden plate was too thin for the burger so its contents leaked over the edges onto the table.  Style over practicality.  He asked it be put on a normal plate to make it easier to eat.

The burger came with an Ok amount of Ok thin French Fries and had all the expected contents.

The beef panty was Ok but didn’t have much flavor and there was way too much barbeque sauce which over whelmed other flavors.

Overall my friend said the burger was nothing special and overpriced at 420p for what it was.

 

A comparable but better meal is the simply presented but good Bunny Restaurant - Ozy Works burger.

A high stack burger with everything  for 280p, but does not come with fries.

 

Overall  - After a good initial impression, that raised our expectations, this was a big letdown.

A lot of attention has gone to the presentation, but the food and coffee itself is lacking.

 

There are other reviews on piatnight.com some of which are more positive if you are interested to have a look.

 

To be successful I think this place needs to go 1 of 2 ways.

Pay as much attention to the food as they are to the presentation and it can keep its prices as they are and be satisfied with lower food sales and be more of a bar.

Or, simplify the food to what you would get in a real Australian Street corner Pub and lower the prices by 25% to match the competition.  This should get higher food sales supported by the bar.  So customers can come in and have a draft beer or 2 and a quick simple but good meal and be out in say 45 minutes or less.

I think the 2nd approach has a better chance of working, but something has to change.




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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:41 AM

I went there.  Meh.

 

I paid something like 425 (or maybe it was 420) for a burger and 200 for a shake.

 

Shake was typical filipino style shake with crushed ice and chocolate flavoring.  Could have made a real shake for that price, I think.

 

Burger...not sure if it was good by Aussie standards but it had tons of shit like onion chopped up into the meat.  I didn't even finish it.  To be fair, it IS called the Aussie burger so I should have known.  Was hoping it just meant there was beet root on top that I could remove.  The bun was pretty meh, too, at that price point.  They gavem e steak fries.  They were cooked ok and all that but fuck, it's steak fries for a 420 php burger.

 

The former Delzioso that was there, was friggin awesome.  Uluru...meh.  Expensive meh.


Edited by Hellboy, 10 April 2018 - 07:01 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:48 AM

I hate bullshit places like this. I want a white plate with good food. I havnt experienced nice battered anything in Angeles anywhere and that goes for Margrita. Charlie on bend. Puzzles


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:12 AM

The former Delzioso that was there, was friggin awesome.  Uluru...meh.  Expensive meh

 

Oh that sucks that Delizioso is gone. Only discovered it last trip and it was good food imho with good daily specials in a nice but simple setting, and close by fields. 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:36 AM

Unfortunately this is also what is happening in Aussie restos......................overpriced food, with minimal food (but heaps of garnish to make the plate look full) on an over-sized plate where presentation seems to have become the focus (blame all of the TV cooking reality shows for this trend)

What this means is that you go out to a fancy resto, pay a big price to impress someone and then after your meal go to McDonalds to eat as you will still be hungry...lol



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:47 AM

Burger...not sure if it was good by Aussie standards but it had tons of shit like onion chopped up into the meat.  I didn't even finish it.  To be fair, it IS called the Aussie burger so I should have known.

I simply prefer the aussie burger with the lot because its a well rounded meal whereas the americain version is not.

Ousted BM Salt taught me what a good beef pattie is which is mainly great quality beef. Yes theres terrible aussie burgers around even in australia and i think "what is in that pattie". I simply dont eat those. For the most part i make my own at home

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:54 AM

I simply prefer the aussie burger with the lot because its a well rounded meal whereas the americain version is not.

Ousted BM Salt taught me what a good beef pattie is which is mainly great quality beef. Yes theres terrible aussie burgers around even in australia and i think "what is in that pattie". I simply dont eat those. For the most part i make my own at home

 

For me, when you chop up breadcrumbs and egg and onions and put them in the meat, it's not a burger anymore, it's meatloaf.

 

I realize that part of my comment is cultural, though, so I tried to focus on the broader aspects, like shitty shakes and cheap fries hehe



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:01 AM

For me, when you chop up breadcrumbs and egg and onions and put them in the meat, it's not a burger anymore, it's meatloaf.

I agree which is why i dont add the bread crumb filler out of habit anymore

For me i have the balance of both versions now

Edited by Mentalist, 10 April 2018 - 11:00 AM.





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