Testimonials

Guest Book

Testimonials

 

Just recently had my engagement here and it was absolutely amazing. The events coordinator Latetia was fantastic and extremely helpful, she went above and beyond with helping me plan the night. The venue is beautiful with great atmosphere and the food is amazing. All the staff were awesome, constantly had a smile on their face and made the night. All my guest were pleased and were constantly complimenting the restaurant. I highly recommend at Fernando's for a venue and dining and will be back for sure!

Elyse & Jordan

We had my twin nephew's 18th birthday last Saturday & it was amazing , the food , the music , & the staff were amazing especially Laticia she was an amazing host & made everything so easy thank you so much for a memorable night

Nilla Arena

Jordan and I had our engagement party At Fernando's this weekend, We could not be happier with our decision. The staff, food and drinks where amazing as well as the function room atmosphere. Latetia defiantly made the night, her customer service is impeccable going way above what is expected.
I think my guests will be talking about At Fernando's for a while.
Thank you for giving us the perfect night.
P.s. order the calamari rings for canapés for sure!

Chloe & Jordan

At Antonio's was the perfect place for our memorial celebration. Laetitia made everything happen so easily and we felt so well looked after. The function room is such a lovely space, and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for your generosity Laetitia. Robyn

Robyn Grounds

All it took was one meal here for my fiancé and I took book this place for our engagement party. And the staff are so lovely and accommodating. Letitia is an absolute gem who has made the planning super easy. The food is to die for and the serving sizes are very generous, not to mention value for money! This has become our favourite place and we will be recommending At Fernandos to everyone! Very much looking forward to our engagement party here

Ashley Alwan

Enjoyed a celebratory Sunday family lunch in the upstairs function room. From the initial enquiry to payment at the end, the entire process was smooth and easy. Although we didn't do any decorating for our function nor even request any, the room was beautifully presented including some lovely vases of fresh flowers. The food was delicious and ample too with everyone leaving with a very full belly! The staff were attentive and accomodating and the complimentary glass of sparkling for my husband & myself when we cut the cake was a bonus surprise! Thanks At Fernandos :)

Danielle North

A huge thank you for last night. Everything worked out perfectly - Fab was great. 

The food was delicious, the venue worked out exactly as we like it - casual, relaxed, no stress for us. Your courtyard is a lovely green space - just perfect. Thank you for making it a very special occasion.

Joan & Geoff Lunz

I just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your staff for the wonderful food and service last night. My family and I all had a great time!

Wishing you all a very happy new year and will see you soon!

Daniella

I organised Croydon Public School's staff Christmas dinner at your restaurant on 12 December. It was a special night farewelling 8 staff members, and our end of year function.

The restaurant exceeded my expectations in every way. The upstairs room gave us ample space to spread our wings. The food was plentiful and delicious, the service exceptional. Sean, went above and beyond in showing care and consideration for his patrons.

Nothing was too much trouble and it helped make our night unforgettable.

Kim Daniels

The food was absolutely delicious - the menu was created so well and the girls enjoyed the food so much last night.

The dishes were beautiful and the organisation splendid. What I really wanted to thank you for was the amazing service. Everyone was so lovely and friendly, allowing my party to flow so smoothly. I wanted to say a huge thank you to Sean also. He was so kind and helpfull my family can't thank him enough.

It was one of the most special nights of my life and all credits goes to you. Thank you very much.

Jessica

We would like to thank you and your staff, in-particular Shaun for the great service and his attention to detail in looking after us for the evening.

Please pass on our biggest thanks to Shaun and the other staff.

Perry & Nives

The food was fantastic and everyone enjoyed the night. Shaun was particularly attentive and is an excellent host and always had an eye on the room to ensure that everyone was comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for Shaun.

Simply Brilliant!

Jason & Anouska

Thank you for providing an excellent venue for my special birthday celebration. Everyone had a fantastic night. Guests loved the atmosphere, wonderful food and exceptional service you provided. Shaun was very attentive, and has a funny character my guests loved!

I will definitely recommend your restaurant to my friends and colleagues.

KB

I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic day yesterday, everyone loved the food and the venue. An the service was exceptional. I could not fault it. I will be writing some online reviews and will send you some images of the venue once i get them from my friend.

Thanks Again.

Trista

I was very happy with the venue, your staff particularly Shaun was excellent. He made me feel assured all would go smoothly and went out of his way to make sure any request was attended to.

My guest unbeknown to me is a vegetarian, was offered a special meal by Shaun who went above and beyond, she was so impressed.

Sam

I had my daughters baptism function on Sat and I just wanted to congratulate you and your staff for making the day such a success. The food, service and venue were outstanding and I couldn’t fault anything. It was definitely value for money, I will be recommending friends and colleagues to book their next dinner or function at your restaurant.

Kind regards - Pino

On behalf of Daniel and I, we would just like to say a big thankyou to you and all your staff for hosting such a lovely dinner for us and our friends and families.

From the moment we walked in to your restaurant we were kindly greeted by all your well presented staff, and even though we literally came in bus loads, they were able to work with the quick influx of people, making sure there was bread on the table within 5 mins of our arrival and everyone was immediately served at the bar.

There is absolutely nothing negative i could so about the food, everyone loved it and the quantity was perfect for our group of hungry eaters.

Susan and Daniel

I would like to extend my thanks for the excellent food & service that your team had provided yesterday.Such a wonderful surprise!

Everyone had expressed their delight and satisfaction for the quality of food and service. The venue was great and the wall feature at the end of the long tables got a special mention.

Thanks very much for your patience in working with me in ensuring that the event came into fruition without a glitch (on such short notice)

Well see you in March for my 7 year olds bday and first communion lunch (on a Sunday, 30 March) - smaller group, more off family.

Aby and John

Just a note to thank you and all at At Fernando's for a fantastic evening last Saturday. 

Everything was so well organised and the wait staff's attention to detail completed a terrific evening.

A special thanks to the chef and kitchen staff that produced such great food for a large crowd. Many commented on how wonderful the food was, I don't think there was many leftovers!

A great night was had by all and  it was such a fun way to celebrate my 50th.

All the best from Richard and myself, and we'll be back for many meals to come.

Wendy

 I can't thank you enough for your assistance and professionalism in the lead up to our special day; particularly in relation to accommodating our late change to the location so we could have wheelchair access.

 The day itself was made incredibly special with all the little touches (decorations, signage and flowers) to which you and the team went. Special mention should be made of the exceptional service and entertainment provided by Shaun. Nothing was too difficult.

 Several of my guests commented on the day and have since continued to remark on how fantastic the food was. Your last minute accommodation of the dietary requirements of a few was really incredibly generous and I was told the meals were of exceptional quality!  In short, we were really thrilled with how the day went and very pleased with our choice of venue. Rob and I will certainly be back and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

A heartfelt thank you!

Bec and Rob

We recently booked your restaurant for my girlfriend's 30th birthday party (Kaela Allbon-Crockett). We had 22 people and were seated in your function room upstairs. Both Kaela and I have visited your establishment many times over the years, it's become our go-to place in Leichhardt. The food is always excellent, the prices are reasonable, the service is good and the ambiance great.

But last weekend's function was above and beyond anything we expected. Our waiter Sean was easily the best hospitality staff I've ever encountered, in any restaurant. He was witty and engaging, entertaining our guests whilst still displaying excellent professionalism. He learned everyone's names (not easy with a 22-person guestlist!) and remembered who ordered what. Sean took photos for us, and even helped us hail a cab in the pouring rain later that night when we left.

The proverbial icing on the cake was when Sean brought my sister Chloe an impromptu birthday Tiramisu, complete with a sparkler. Chloe's birthday was the previous day, and he took it upon himself to make sure she didn't feel left out of the birthday cheer.

 I cannot praise his customer service skills highly enough. We stayed at your restaurant for over 5 hours, and the time flew by as everyone was having a great night. I will certainly be booking my next function in At Fernados based on this experience.

Jason and Kaela

We would like to thank you and the staff of At Fernando’s for making Justin’s 21st birthday dinner a great night for him.  From the preparation phase to the end your assistance and calm reassurance made everything so easy for us.  You knew exactly what was needed.

Justin let us know that it was a perfect night for him and his mates and he couldn’t have asked for a better 21st celebration.  Our family and friends were very impressed with your venue and more importantly the food – the pastas were exceptional.

In particular we would like to thank Shaun who is great at his job and we are very appreciative of the extra care that he took to make sure that we were happy with everything as it went along.  Many thanks Shaun and we will be back to see you for some more family dinners.  Nothing was a problem for you and we thank you for taking such good care of our minority guests (children, gluten free and fussy eaters).  There can never be 100% happiness when you are trying to please a large number of guests and although some people missed out on coffee we certainly understand that you can’t magically make 80+ coffees appear at once! We also realised how noisy we are and although we had some music planned we couldn’t see any sense in trying to compete with the noisy chatter.

Rita and Joe

To all the team At Fernardo's, A big, big thank you for making John's 70th surprise lunch celebration such a memorable and enjoyable occassion. From the moment of our first phone inquiry to the end of our function your service has been extremely friendly and efficient. The food was very generous and delicious and the drinks package was just unbeatable value. All our guests were thrilled with the venue and we will definitely be back to enjoy your hospitality again in the future. Once again thank you!

Regards the Fava families x0x

I'd like to thank you for all your assistance with running such a smooth and effort free dinner for us. We all enjoyed the food and the service we received on the night. 

Ken

The food was amazing and delicious; the ambiance of the restaurant was amazing especially when we were seated next to fireplace which added the romantic touch for us as a couple. Will defiantly go back there without hesitation, it is honestly the best restaurant i have dined in at Leichhardt. 

Sarmad

Chris and I could not let the opportunity pass to thank you all for providing such a memorable experience for my 50th Birthday celebration at the restaurant on Saturday night. From the moment we booked the event, Anthony was incredibly helpful and accommodating with all of our questions and requests for changes to the beverage package, dietary needs etc. Communication was excellent.

On the night of the party, the function room was beautifully presented, (despite the quick turnover from an earlier event) and the staff members very obliging and willing to assist, particularly as we set up. All of our guests spoke highly of the venue, the amazing food and the very attentive service. They were particularly impressed with the care taken with guests with particular dietary needs.

Thank you again for making it such a special evening. We would gladly recommend the restaurant/function room our friends and professional colleagues.

Paula and Chris

Celebrating my wife's birthday with special treatment made the evening more special. We were seated next to a fire place with a lovely and comfortable lounge and next to us was the dining area. Outstanding. The softness and italian music created an relaxing and cultural ambience. Would recommend!

Robert

Just wanted to thank you again for last night. 

You and your team were amazing, from setting up the place to your service. 

Thank you for all your hard work, our engagement was beautiful. 

Adnan and Sandy

"Came to the restaurant on Wednesday night, we were using a voucher, so approached with caution. Need not have worried, everything from the service to the food and atmosphere was brilliant. Despite getting very busy the waiter was excellent and should perhaps go to a few other restaurants around Sydney and show them how a 'real'waiter should behave and interact with restaurant patrons. We came away absolutely gobsmacked - to put it mildy by the great night (and food of course) we had there. The huge Chicken Schnitzel was amazing, not to mention the At Fernandos Salad.Should I also say the Creme Brulee was one of the best I have tasted. We will definitely be back. Congrats on serving first class food."

"Thank you for a wonderful lunch yesterday. The food... magnificent, the service..... tremendous..... what else can I say except like Arnie: "I'll be back". Thank you"

Paul

I want to say how much we appreciated your wonderful hospitality last Friday night (18/11/11). The 35 people who attended were all totally delighted with the night in every way. The quality of the food was excellent, the presentation excellent, the hospitality lovely and the venue itself - well, the best !  We will most certainly be back next year!  So, thank you very very much for the care you take to ensure our night went so smoothly. We wish you the very best." 

"I wanted to say thank you to the wonderful staff, especially Sean, who looked after us so well on Saturday night as our family celebrated my 60th birthday. It is not often that a group of 20 or so can feel that they are so welcome. Your attention to us was very much appreciated and we will certainly be recommending At Fernandos as a great venue. Thanks again from Moira McAlister" "My husband and I dined at your restaurant tonight and our experience was wonderful. Your staff, restaurant and food was devine and we will certainly be back again. Thank you for a lovely meal Scott and Natasha Durbidge" "Hello Anthony, I just wanted to say we had a delightful dinner on Friday night, the food was good with generous servings  and the chocolate mousse and ricotta cake are the best I have tried ever! The service was great and the restaurant is lovely."

Romina Figuerola