Thursday, November 20, 2014

Metro Hotel Ipswich International - 2014 Christmas Degustation Lunch Menu

DEGUSTATION CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT METRO IPSWICH INTERNATIONAL:

8 COURSE DEGUSTATION CHRISTMAS MENU

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VEGETARIAN DEGUSTATION CHRISTMAS MENU:

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The Ipswich dining scene has raised its game with the presence of international experienced English chef, Guy Farrow. Before arriving in Australia, Chef Guy worked in roles as Sous Chef at the famous five-star Savoy Hotel in London which has accommodated and dined hundreds of celebrity actors, rock stars, politicians and royalty. Prior to that, Chef Guy worked at the equally famous stately home of Cliveden in Taplow, home of Lord and Lady Astor and also the setting to the world renowned ‘ Profumo Scandal’ that occurred in the 1960’s. Guy is classically trained in cooking and was inspired by his ‘idol’ Raymond Blanc, OBE when Guy started his cooking career at Oakley Court Hotel. The hotel is situated on the River Thames near Windsor where he was trained by Masterchef, Murdo McSween.
At the Metro Hotel Ipswich International this Christmas, Guy brings his diverse experience in fine dining and event catering with a fabulous eight course Degustation Christmas Day lunch. There will be no traditional turkeys with all the trimmings or plum pudding with lashes of brandy custard, instead Guy will use local produce to include vegetables, seafood, salads, beef and a variety of home-made sauces,. Cost of the meal is $135 and a special vegetarian menu is also available.
Chef Guy understands foods that go with the climate and has not forgotten his days growing up in the UK. “I always remember waking up on Christmas morning, going for an early crisp walk to church with the family and the smell of log fires” he says. “When we arrived back home, it was opening of the presents and waiting for the hot traditional turkey complete with the trimmings, followed by huge servings of plum pudding with brandy custard” he adds. After extensive travelling Guy set up home in Brisbane spending three and half years teaching cooking at the Private Hospitality Training School. His vision as Executive Chef at the Metro Ipswich International is to work even closer with as many local producers from Ipswich to the Lockyer Valle and present special themed meals according to the seasonality of the produce. He is also working on setting up a cooking school to share his passion with as many people who are enthusiastic to learn his culinary skills and techniques.
When asked what his tip was for cooking Christmas lunch, regardless of hot or cold, his reply “Give yourself plenty of time. Prepare as much as possible a couple of days beforehand and have minimum cooking on the day. Keep it simple and use nice flavours” he said. “And relax and enjoy the company around you” he added.
Enjoy a family getaway this summer at Metro Hotel Ipswich International. Terrific value from $150 per night including a full buffet breakfast (for up to 4 guests) in our own Platform 9 Restaurant and accommodation in a self-contained, family-friendly apartment. Featuring a kitchenette with dishwasher, LCD TV with DVD player and Foxtel, minibar and complimentary Wifi, they are the ideal choice for families visiting Ipswich. Complimentary car parking is also available on site.
Bookings can be made at Metro Hotel Ipswich International by calling the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 004 321 or visit www.metrohotels.com.au to book online.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cruise Sydney Package at Metro Apartments on Darling Harbou

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour is offering this Cruise Sydney Package, Book your pre/post cruise accommodation with Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour and you’ll save 10% off our Best Available Rate!








Select your required dates and enter the Promo Code “Cruise” in the booking panel above and ‘Search Rooms

Terms and Conditions: 


  • Rates are based on two adults 
  • All other terms & conditions will be provided when making your booking 
  • Bookings are non-refundable. 
  • Offer valid until 31st December 2015 
Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour is ideally located within easy walking distance to many of Sydney’s shopping precincts, theatre and entertainment venues.

Nearby Darling Harbour attractions include the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Aquarium, IMAX, Australian National Maritime Museum, harbour cruise departures, Tumbalong Park for concerts and events and Sydney Entertainment Centre.

The loft style apartments are fully serviced with plenty of room to relax and enjoy your stay. The bedroom and bathroom is located on the mezzanine level and the fully equipped kitchen and lounge with balcony downstairs. Complimentary WIFI is available in all apartments.

Our Executive loft style apartment offers the same facilities, but also features cathedral style windows from floor to ceiling overlooking Darling Harbour.

BOOKING URL - http://www.metrohotels.com.au/hotels/new-south-wales/metro-apartments-on-darling-harbour/hot-deals/cruise-sydney-special/

Monday, November 17, 2014

Degustation Christmas Lunch at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

The Ipswich dining scene has raised its game with the presence of international experienced English chef, Guy Farrow. Before arriving in Australia, Chef Guy worked in roles as Sous Chef at the famous five-star Savoy Hotel in London which has accommodated and dined hundreds of celebrity actors, rock stars, politicians and royalty.

Prior to that, Chef Guy worked at the equally famous stately home of Cliveden in Taplow, home of Lord and Lady Astor and also the setting to the world renowned ‘ Profumo Scandal’ that occurred in the 1960’s. Guy is classically trained in cooking and was inspired by his ‘idol’ Raymond Blanc, OBE when Guy started his cooking career at Oakley Court Hotel. The hotel is situated on the River Thames near Windsor where he was trained by Masterchef, Murdo McSween.



At the Metro Hotel Ipswich International this Christmas, Guy brings his diverse experience in fine dining and event catering with a fabulous eight course Degustation Christmas Day lunch. There will be no traditional turkeys with all the trimmings or plum pudding with lashes of brandy custard, instead Guy will use local produce to include vegetables, seafood, salads, beef and a variety of home-made sauces,. Cost of the meal is $135 and a special vegetarian menu is also available.

Chef Guy understands foods that go with the climate and has not forgotten his days growing up in the UK. “I always remember waking up on Christmas morning, going for an early crisp walk to church with the family and the smell of log fires” he says. “When we arrived back home, it was opening of the presents and waiting for the hot traditional turkey complete with the trimmings, followed by huge servings of plum pudding with brandy custard” he adds.

After extensive travelling Guy set up home in Brisbane spending three and half years teaching cooking at the Private Hospitality Training School. His vision as Executive Chef at the Metro Ipswich International is to work even closer with as many local producers from Ipswich to the Lockyer Valle and present special themed meals according to the seasonality of the produce. He is also working on setting up a cooking school to share his passion with as many people who are enthusiastic to learn his culinary skills and techniques.

When asked what his tip was for cooking Christmas lunch, regardless of hot or cold, his reply “Give yourself plenty of time. Prepare as much as possible a couple of days beforehand and have minimum cooking on the day. Keep it simple and use nice flavours” he said. “And relax and enjoy the company around you” he added.

Enjoy a family getaway this summer at Metro Hotel Ipswich International. Terrific value from $150 per night including a full buffet breakfast (for up to 4 guests) in our own Platform 9 Restaurant and accommodation in a self-contained, family-friendly apartment. Featuring a kitchenette with dishwasher, LCD TV with DVD player and Foxtel, minibar and complimentary Wifi, they are the ideal choice for families visiting Ipswich. Complimentary car parking is also available on site.

Bookings can be made at Metro Hotel Ipswich International by calling the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 004 321 or visitwww.metrohotels.com.au to book online.

View Christmas Day Menu at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

View this Press Release and More at Metro Hotels News

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tripadvisor guest review - Apartments G60 Gladstone - Aug 2014

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“Great Appartments in the City”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 24 August 2014 by simon S
These are good new apartments in the centre of Gladstone with 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. I have stayed here a couple of times and the staff are always friendly and the rooms are always clean. Great value for money especially if there are two people travelling.
Room Tip: I like the rooms overlooking the street








Thursday, November 13, 2014

Recent guest review of Metro Hotel Ipswich International - Oct 2014



“Great Weekend Package”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago by Lynette H
My Husband and I stayed at this Hotel last weekend 18/19th October, 2014.
What a wonderful Hotel with the most helpful Staff and the Rooms are first class.
We went on a Romantic Weekend Package and it was a wonderful package and the meals were fantastic as well. Could not fault anything about this Hotel or Staff.
We would recommend this Hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Ipswich CBD as it is close to everything.
Room Tip: We stayed on the fifth floor of this Hotel with a lovely spa bath and a nice view over the City.







Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Latest Reviews on TripAdvisor.com about Metro Hotel Tower Mill - Nov 2014




“Excellent value and location”

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago by Louise M
The perfect place for an overnight stay in Brisbane after our P&O cruise. We got off the boat early in the morning and were able to check into our room early which was brilliant. Very friendly and helpful staff; spacious, clean rooms and free WiFi - what more could you ask for! It was the perfect base for us to explore Brisbane from. Highly recommended for short stays in the city - request a park view roomful!
Room Tip: Request a park view room
Stayed October 2014, travelled with family

Source: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255068-d256676-r236500263-Metro_Hotel_Tower_Mill_On_Wickham_Terrace-Brisbane_Queensland.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

Metro Hotels Discount Code

Metro Hotels Discount Code
10% Off Best Available Rate