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Great Pattaya German Restaurant

April 7, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Leckerle German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Great Pattaya German Restaurant located in Soi 33 off naklua Rd just north of the Dolphin roundabout. It’s one of many very good restaurants in the lively busy Soi. 

Two sections

Great Pattaya German Restaurant The outoor & open area as you can see in the photo plus the air conditioned bakery  in the first photo which is where I prefer to eat.

Lets talk about the food

Great Pattaya German Restaurant It is such good value for the excellent quality. I guessing 80% of the customers are German, in fact the Naklua area is where they prefer to live.

 Lots of healthy entres

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Leckerle have a large menu to choose from, all dishes are reasonably priced.

However this one is my favourite

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Pea soup with German sausage. The good news is that it’s the best I have ever tasted, the bad news is it is rather filling and I have to settle for a small 2nd course. 🙂

 Everyone loves the soup

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Here is my good friend from Australia Geoff Robinson & his Thai lady Nana, they agree with me that Leckerle is great value.

Nana love the deserts

 photo fe79f12d-3467-40c3-8b75-95e1a007f0c5.jpg I must admit I do as well.

More Aussie friends

 photo Leckerle Viv amp friends 2.jpg The big guy Viv Kennelly is another friend from Australia, I introduced hiom & his friends to Leckerle in February 2017 & they likes it so much they returned the following evening. 🙂

Another favourite dish

Great Pattaya German Restaurant After the soup this is a small dish I often order, prawns & bacon on German bread, delicious.

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Another tasty small dish I often have after the soup. Slices of ham on German bread. 

 Nice decor

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Plus another bomus is they always seem to play very good background music from the 80s & 90s.

Hamish & I attack the Pork Knuckle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant My friend Hamish Elton also loves his food & remarked the knucle was one of the best he has eaten in Pattaya.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, & a 10 minute walk to Leckerle, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

Farewell from Leckerle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Thanks for visiting my Great Pattaya German Restaurant  photo blog.

For details of their menu follow THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

February 19, 2017 by David Herd

Sunday lunch at The Edge

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant is a wonderful dining experience particularly on Sunday. It is in direct competition with the fabulous Mantra at the Amari hotel. Further on in this review I will endeavour to make comparisons between the two.

Fresh seafood

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Fresh seafood is of course the star of the show, however there are many more special offerings guaranteed to delight you.

An impressive choice of Oysters

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant There are 4 or 5 variety to choose, mainly from France.

 My first course

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Oysters, crab, prawns, caviar & fresh white bread, I always find it difficult to get past the seafood counter. 🙂

Did I mention caviar?

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Certainly one of my favourite delicacies, salmon Roe.

 Lots of sushi & sashimi

 photo Hilton Sunday buffet B1500 6.jpg As I said before, it’s hard to get past the fresh seafood. 🙂

Sushi

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Too much sushi is never enough. 🙂

I travel to Japan every year and the Hilton sushi is certainly high quality.

Outside seating

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Catering for smokers & those who want to get closer to the view.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant A beautifully designed kitchen & restaurant.

Check out my review of the Hilton Sky Bar. 

BBQ duck & ribs.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Funnily enough the six baskets contain 6 different variety of Chinese buns, a little bit of overkill I feel. I would much prefer to see some Shumei & prawn dumplings similar to what’s on the menu at the Mantra.

BBQ seafood station

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant You really need a big appetite to cope with this fabulous buffet.

 Hardworking chefs

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant This is one of my favourite photos from Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant.

 Pizza

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant No matter what you fancy it is all here. 🙂

The Bakery

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

The bread here is excellent.

An excellent cheese selection

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant I was at Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant on Sunday February 19, & sadly I overindulged & could not fit in any cheese. 🙂

An amazing choice of deserts to finish.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Put this great buffet on your list, & many thanks for visiting my Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant photo blog.

I have given a lot of thought to which is the best buffet, the Hilton (with the salmon caviar) or the Mantra (with the Alaskan crab), & the verdict is Mantra by a short 1/2 crab claw. 🙂 

However I have noticed they now serve the clawless variety of Alaskan crab, please Mantra bring back the claws. 🙂

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Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

February 12, 2017 by David Herd

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road between Nana & Asoke stations is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel is a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

Great Asoke View

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

For a great room rate at The Sheraton just use THIS LINK to book.

The pool at The Westin Hotel.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The hotel is only 50 metres from Asoke Station. For a great room rate at The Westin use THIS LINK to book now & pay later.

 Waiting for the lights to come on.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Tonight there was quite a bit of haze over the city which effected the sunset & the view.

Thirty minutes later.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The Bangkok haze is still around I’m afraid.

Pachara Suites Soi 6 Nana

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Looking down on Soi 6 which is a very good location, close to Nana Plaza & Nana station. Use THIS LINK for an excellent room rate at Pachara Suites.

 Bangkok looks great at night

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Of course Murray Head is famous for the great song about “One Night in Bangkok. “

 

 Lets check out the bar

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The entire 32nd floor is occupied by the L’Appart restaurant & the Sky Bar.

Relax on the lounge with a cocktail or two.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The whole place is beautifully designed.

L’Appart kitchen.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok It certainly is a great looking kitchen. 🙂

Sit outside &  watch the city lights.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok There are probably between 25 & 30 Bangkok Sky Bars & this is one of the best. L’Appart opens daily from 5:00 pm at the Champagne Bar, and dinner is served from 7:00 pm.

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Many thanks for visiting my Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok photo blog, I hope to see you there soon. 🙂 

Location

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Buy one get one free between 5pm to 7pm daily at happy hour.

             

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

December 15, 2016 by David Herd

46th level Sky Walk Condominium

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok is another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only
five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

As usual with Bangkok Sky Bars it’s always best to arrive before sunset to get the benefit of seeing the city in day light, dusk & night.

Who is this guy?

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

He greets you as you arrive at Sky Walk condominium, he could almost be saying “take me to your leader”. 🙂 

Here we are at the bar

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok If you fancy a cocktail Pina Colada, Mojito or Mai Tais are around 200-250 Baht.

OK, back to the wonderful view

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok The late afternoon traffic is starting to build up. 

Open from 6 pm to 1.30 am.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok Compared to many of the other Bangkok Sky bars drink and food prices are quiet reasonable starting at B120 for a Singha beer.

The city lights are coming on

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok In my opinion enjoying a cold beer or a Margarita & watching the city lights come on in Bangkok is the perfect way to spend an evening.

Pra Khanong district

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok Pra Khanong district is a middle class residential area rather than a commercial district. 

Only 12 minutes by Sky Train from Nana.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok I usually stay in Soi 11 Nana and it only takes 12 minutes by Sky Train to get to Pra Khanong station. Then take exit 3 and walk 5 minutes along Sukhumvit to the Sky Walk Condo.

 As you can see the restaurant is stunning

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok A small beautifully designed intimate room with chandeliers to add to the opulence.

Well worth a visit

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok On this occasion I dined elsewhere however I certainly will return to Cielo try out the intimate restaurant.

Casa Teo

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok This restaurant looks very interesting indeed, it’s located at the front of the Sky Walk condo. Check them out on Facebook. 

Lovely colourful fountain.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok Also located in the forecourt of the Sky Walk condo, thanks for visiting my Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok photo blog.

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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Kagoshima restaurant village

November 6, 2016 by David Herd

Kagomma Furusato Yataimura

Kagoshima restaurant village Kagoshima restaurant village near the railway station is called Kagomma Furusato Yataimura. There are about 25 small restaurants that seat only 8 or 10 people.

 Kagoshima restaurant village

Kagoshima restaurant village Many of the places are so tiny it’s hard to get a seat. 🙂

Some have seats outside as well

Kagoshima restaurant village Big & small, it doesn’t matter, the atmosphere is fantastic.

 Big crowd for a Sunday

Kagoshima restaurant village I’m guessing this place is crowded every night.

Yakitori washed down with hot sake.

Kagoshima restaurant village One of my favourite Japanese dishes.

Such a busy place

Kagoshima restaurant village The action never stops here. There really isn’t any English spoken however you can get by just pointing at the menu. 🙂

This nice guy spoke a little English

Kagoshima restaurant village Not only that he was in Thailand on holiday the previous week. He took great delight in telling me how much he enjoyed Soi 4 & Nana Plaza. 🙂 

Lots of narrow little alleys

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This village reminded me so much of “Piss Alley” in Shinjuku in Tokyo.

Wonderful smiling faces

Kagoshima restaurant village Some things in Japan you can be sure of, happy smiling faces, they love to be in a photograph, & people are just so nice & polite.

Hot sake coming up sir. 🙂

Kagoshima restaurant village

I realised after my first two glasses of sake the waitress was adding about 30% hot water, I thought they were tasting a little weak. Perhaps she did me a favour. 🙂

Great location & excellent hotel

Kagoshima City Aquarium Kinko Bay

My hotel was only 10 minutes walk to lots of restaurants & the ferry terminal, a great location and a great room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

A very busy village

Kagoshima restaurant village I didn’t see any other foreigners here, I was the only one.

Kagoshima restaurant village

Kagoshima restaurant village

The village is quite close to the railway station which is adjacent to the Ferris wheel.

Keeping the rain out

 photo Kagomma20Furusato20Yataimura2024.jpg Rain is absolutely no problem here.

Happy customers

Kagoshima restaurant village You gotta love the Japanese people, as soon as they see a camera they want to be in the photo. 🙂

Here is a map of the village

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Kagoshima restaurant village

Thank you for visiting my Kagoshima restaurant village photo blog. Just a reminder my hotel was in a great location, you will get a discounted room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

Here is another photo blog for Kagoshima. 

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Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

November 23, 2015 by David Herd

Mantra Sunday lunch

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya has been my favourite restaurant since it opened about 10 years ago. Sunday brunch is amazing allowing you to sample food from seven different kitchens. My number one dish is Alaskan crab and oysters from France.

 Sashimi and Sushi

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya As I said there are seven kitchens to choose from, however I rarely get past the seafood, sashimi and dim sum. 🙂

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya October 2012

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya I’m even stuck on the seafood in this photo blog. 🙂

 Dim Sum station

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Dim Sum has always been one of my favourite cuisines, the Peking Duck rolls at the mantra are to die for.

Bring on the duck

Mantra Peking Duck

Not everyone is happy with the duck

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Dim Sum washed down with cold sake.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya The Mantra is part of the fabulous Amari hotel and the food, service and décor is world class.

Benjamina Sitthi

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya This gorgeous lady is the public relations manager at the Mantra, she always makes sure we all have a wonderful dining experience. We always seem to spend Xmas and birthdays at this great restaurant.

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From the Chinese kitchen

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Beef fillet steak with Cantonese onion sauce just melts in your mouth.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Xmas day 2013

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya All the usual suspects celebrate Xmas at the Mantra.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Xmas Day 2014

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Here we are again celebrating Xmas. I’m with Brendan Daley who is GM at the Mantra, and a Sydney boy as well. Brendan has left the Amari & I have not met the new manager.

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 Looking towards the sushi & seafood

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya The décor is simply stunning, is it any wonder so many of my friends think this is the number one restaurant in Pattaya?

Beautiful presentation

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya The food at the Mantra is presented beautiful, we often take over three hours to enjoy the Sunday brunch.

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Wood fired Pizza

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya They even have a pizza oven. The à la carte servings are smaller at Sunday lunch, the idea is to encourage customers to sample many dishes on the menu. As you can see casual dress is acceptable on Sundays compared to dinner 7 nights per week when you are expected to dress a little more formally.


Mantra Restaurant Pattaya July 7 2015

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Another birthday, another Mantra celebration.

Le cake

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya A cake and a hat, both birthday gifts from the Mantra.

Lets not forget the beautiful welcoming smile from Anusara songkarin

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Like most Thai ladies she has a nickname we can pronounce, Beer.

January 2011

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya We have had some big groups at Sunday brunch over the years.

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pièce de résistance

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya It has to be the wonderful seafood which I usually wash down with cold sake. The brunch (B.1,690) opens at 11 a.m. and operates until 3 p.m every Sunday, so take your time, wander through the stations, enjoy a glass of wine (the free flow wine buffet is B.1,490)

Of course those prices were in 2013, now in 2017 brunch is B1,990 & free flow wine is B1750.

Birthday for Hamish

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya July 21st 2014 and we celebrate Hamish turning 46.

A great photo

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

A fabulous of Benjamina on December 27 2015.

Farewell from David & Benjamina

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Thank you for visiting my Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya photo blog, there is no better Sunday brunch on the planet.

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Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand

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Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

August 15, 2015 by David Herd

Let the games begin

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village has a quintessential main town square where everybody gathers to play chess, socialise and relax in the sunshine.

Early evening in Airole

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

 One of my favourite Italian villages 14 km south of Breil and 14 km north of Ventimiglia on the coast. A beautiful Italian medieval village with a population of 461, it has a delightful town square where the locals meet to chat, play chess & enjoy a vino or an espresso.


 

Town square

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Everyone gathers here to chat & socialise.

Discussing serious business

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The world cup was being played & I’m guessing these gentlemen were discussing the teams.

Enjoying a cold beer

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Well it was a beautiful summers day. 🙂

Deborah & Jodie

   

Homes in Airole

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Very peaceful & quiet.

The town square

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The local will gather here later to watch the world cup football on TV.

July 2010 and the World Cup is on.

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The TV is set up in the village square.

The Roya river

   photo At Airole 1.jpg On the road to Airole just south of Breil Sur Roya.   The Upper Roya Valley begins at the Col de Tende (1871 m) on the French-Italian border. It runs south about 35 km to Breil-sur-Roya and then another 8 km to where it crosses back into Italy. (The Lower Roya Valley flows into the Mediterranean at Ventimiglia.) TheUpper Roya Valley is a region of mountains and valleys, with swift rivers, thick forests, and villages with an Italian flavor.  

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Located just beside the French border.

Road to Airole

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The road winds up to the village.

Narrow lanes

  Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village OK, time to find a nice restaurant in Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village.

Local restaurant

  Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village  And here it is. 🙂

Veal scallopini al funghi

  Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village My favourite Italian dish, so far this trip I have had it in Como, Fanghetto & now Airole.  

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

It’s now July so to warm for firewood.

Nestled in the mountains

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The village is sheltered by the mountain range.

Ancient water fountain

  David Herd Thailand In Airole there are hidden treasures around every corner.  

 Is David Herd in Airole? I’m looking for David Herd.

  Airole Medieval Italian village A guy can dream can’t he? 🙂  

A very peaceful village

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Thanks for sharing my Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village photo blog, I will certainly return one day.

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Freeway Hotel restaurant AFL football

October 1, 2014 by David Herd

Private box at the Sydney Cricket Ground

freeway hotel restaurantFreeway Hotel restaurant AFL football was my entertainment before flying to Brazil. The entertainment was so good I missed my plane & had to book for the day after. My old friend Peter Hesky owns the Freeway hotel & like myself is a fanatical AFL Sydney Swans fan. He shuns publicity so I’m sure when one of his whistle blowing friends sees this post they will alert him & I will get an e-mail requesting changes. My message is don’t waste your time, this is my life history & it stays. 🙂

However being a generous man I have included links back to the Freeway Hotel to help his traffic. 🙂

As you will see towards the end of this post we have had some great private functions at Peter’s hotel & the food provided is absolutely the very best as was the service.

Here is the man himself

Sydney Cricket GroundPeter Hesky & Joyce Weir, I first met Joyce in 1981 & Peter in 1976.

Long time friend now living in Adelaide Roger Williams.

Sydney Swans SCGRoger & I had some very wild times knocking around Sydney for a decade or so from the late 70s, he also moved to QLD a little after I in 1987.

Roger Williams Anne Lacey & Warwick Robinson

freeway hotel restaurantI have known Roger & Warwick for 30 years & Anne for 20.

I’m with Steve Bates & Peter Hesky

freeway hotel restaurant

All rugged up for the footy.

What a fabulous city

Sydney AustraliaI was born & raised in the beautiful city & still get goose bumps every time I fly back over Sydney.

Jock Granger with one of his fine collection.

E-Type JaguarJock is a retired Qantas flight attendant who’s passion is collecting beautiful motor vehicles.

Another incredibly busy year for travel including Belem at the mouth of the mighty Amazon , Fortaleza on the north coast of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Cabo Frio & another great trip to Tuscany & Portofino.

Two trips to Sydney including a wedding & terrific family Xmas plus one trip to Melbourne for an AFL weekend. Yes, 2006 was another great year.

 Sea Treasure Chinese restaurant at Crows Nest

Sea Treasure seafoodSea Treasure is one of my favourite restaurant on the north side of the harbor.

Freeway hotel restaurant

freeway hotel restaurantCheck out the Lobster mornay at the Freeway, lobster, I don’t see any lobster. 🙂

What about the prime rib of beef?

freeway hotel restaurant prime ribAs I said earlier the food we had at the freeway hotel restaurant was absolutely fantastic.

The view at the Freeway is fantastic.

freeway hotel restaurantThe food was so good extreme measures were used at the Freeway hotel restaurant to take our mind off eating. 🙂

Eye candy at The Freeway Hotel restaurant

Freeway Hotel restaurantI’m with Peter Hobbs & one of the cute waitresses at the Freeway Hotel restaurant.

 Jock Granger & Warwick Robinson at the Freeway Hotel

freeway hotel restaurant

Two very happy guys looking forward to the food and wine.

Steve Bates can’t handle the pressure

Rack of lamb freeway hotel restaurantIt seems like the wonderful rack of lamb was a bridge too far for Steve Bates.

Do you like my tattoo Peter?

freeway hotel restaurant tattooTattoo, what tattoo? I can’t get my eyes off your knockers. 🙂

Drop your arms for the camera dear.

sexy babe freeway hotel restaurantWarwick is doing a reasonable impersonation of Dr Evil.

What a shame I’m flying to Brazil tomorrow.

fantasy freeway hotel restaurantOtherwise we could have spent the night together, got up early for breakfast, then begin looking for furniture for our new apartment before visiting a jeweler to buy an expensive ring for you.  (A guy can dream can’t he?)

Oooh! it’s so hot in here.

freeway hotel restaurantHer name was Lola she was a showgirl, does that line sound familiar?

David Herd Peter Hesky Steve Bates & Warwick Robinson.

David Herd Freeway Hotel restaurant

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