But when I get invited* to visit somewhere that I probably wouldn't go to otherwise, it's a good opportunity that I grab with both hands.
However I think it's important to judge a place as you find it, in our case the taste of the food, so I leave any prejudices at the door. Besides Australasia has a new chef in Australian David Spanner.
The service and interior was as slick as ever as you'd expect. It's just such a nice space with jazz playing although slightly too loudly we thought.
* We were invited to Australasia at their expense but always tell it as it is.