Bouche on Bridge

Bouche on Bridge

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to lunch at Bouche on Bridge. I’m not sure what to rave about first, the food or the service, as both were outstanding. Amazingly, the restaurant opened just 8 weeks ago, but I couldn’t tell as it runs so...
The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Sydney

The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Sydney

When a friend from Melbourne is in town for work during Vivid, there is really only one choice for dinner; The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Sydney. As you can see from the photo, the view from this restaurant are magnificent. Unlike a lot of Sydney restaurants with a...
O Bar & Dining

O Bar & Dining

When my cousin said she was coming up to Sydney, from Melbourne, for the weekend, I racked my brains on where we should dine last Friday night. I wanted somewhere with a view, but also great food and service. As I have mentioned before, a lot of restaurants with a...
Kensington Street Social

Kensington Street Social

On Tuesday night, Sydney Concierge was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party of Kensington Street Social! Kensington Street Social opened to the public last night and is run by Jason Atherton, a Michelin-starred British chef with 13 other restaurants under...
Automata

Automata

A few weeks ago, I booked a table at Automata at The Old Clare Hotel, for myself, my partner and 2 good friends who were on holidays here from the UK. The head chef at Automata is Clayton Wells, who was sous chef at Momofuku Seiobo until August 2014, so we knew we...
Intercontinental Sydney Supperclub

Intercontinental Sydney Supperclub

Once upon a time you had to go to Melbourne if you wanted a decent rooftop bar. Not anymore. And I can safely say there is not a rooftop bar in Melbourne with views like this. Or anywhere in the world for that matter. Until about a year ago, if you wanted to visit...
The Palisades Hotel: Henry Deane Rooftop Bar

The Palisades Hotel: Henry Deane Rooftop Bar

It’s all about the views here. The roof terrace at The Palisades Hotel is great, but I think they rest on their laurels a bit, thanks to the stunning 270-degree views of the Harbour Bridge, city and Barangaroo. I have been twice since it opened a few weeks ago,...
Bennelong Restaurant: Cured & Cultured

Bennelong Restaurant: Cured & Cultured

A week last Sunday, a good friend from Melbourne told me that she would be in Sydney for a couple of days and was I free for dinner on Tuesday night. That gave me just 48 hours to find somewhere fabulous. I like to take overseas and interstate guests somewhere with a...
Matilda the Musical and dinner at The Star

Matilda the Musical and dinner at The Star

Last night, I finally saw Matilda the Musical at The Star. I have been wanting to watch it since I read the reviews of it on London’s West End! To be honest, I could hardly remember the story beforehand…I had read Roald Dahl’s book as a child, but...
The Theatre Bar at the End of The Wharf

The Theatre Bar at the End of The Wharf

Last Tuesday, I went to see the hilarious Wharf Revue at Sydney Theatre Company. We ummed and aaahed about where to go for dinner beforehand. We thought about the revamped Pallisades Hotel, the newly named View by Sydney (was Dedes on the Wharf) and old faithful Cafe...
Lûmé

Lûmé

Last weekend, I went to Melbourne for my birthday. I initially chose to go to Melbourne as I had missed out on a Fat Duck table and wanted to dine at Dinner by Heston. Having been to Dinner by Heston in London, I knew it would be a great experience. Sadly, it was not...
The Deck

The Deck

We dined at The Deck last night, to enjoy the start of Vivid Sydney. It is the perfect bar/restaurant, from which to enjoy The Harbour Bridge changing colour over the next two weeks (from 6pm-midnight). As well as stunning views, the food and service was also...
Fish & Co

Fish & Co

In so many restaurants these days, we order fish and have no idea where it comes from. Fish & Co in Annandale, on the other hand, is a sustainable seafood restaurant in Sydney’s Inner West. In fact, it was the first seafood restaurant to be certified by the...
Cafe Sydney

Cafe Sydney

There seems to be a new, hot, trendy restaurant opening in Sydney every week these days (which is great), but sometimes the classics are the best. Cafe Sydney is one of those classics, having stood the test of time for the last 16 years. I was lucky enough to dine...
Coogee Pavilion (Rooftop)

Coogee Pavilion (Rooftop)

I have been to Coogee Pavilion three times since it opened last year, including twice to the Rooftop which opened just after Christmas 2014. In a nutshell, Justin Hemmes has waved his magic wand again. Downstairs is an oasis for little and big kids, whilst upstairs is...
The Dining Room at The Park Hyatt

The Dining Room at The Park Hyatt

The hotel itself was listed on the Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Hot List after a $70m refurbishment in 2012. The restaurant was also updated to emphasise its premier position, which is obvious from the floor to ceiling windows which show off the stunning Opera House and...
Intercontinental Melbourne: High Coffee

Intercontinental Melbourne: High Coffee

I can’t believe this concept hasn’t taken off all over Australia, or at least in Melbourne – the city of coffee. But as far as I know, the Market Lane Bar in The Intercontinental is the only place in Melbourne that offers offer High Coffee as well as the usual High...
Eau de Vie

Eau de Vie

Eau de Vie in Sydney  – there is also one in Melbourne now, but Sydney was first of course ? – has won so many awards from Sydney Time Out, Australian Gourmet Traveller etc over the years that I am unsure where to start. It even won Best New Cocktail Bar in the World...
The Island Bar

The Island Bar

Could there be a better spot for a bar in Sydney, nay the World? The Island Bar on Cockatoo Island was made for a Sydney Summer’s Day. I have been here many times, including for the 2013 and 2014 Time Out Bar Awards. If you are planning to go here, make sure you check...
The Winery

The Winery

The Winery is a great spot in Surry Hills for a pre-dinner drink (there are so many great restaurants nearby, such as Zushi next door), but they also do great food themselves. In fact, it is the kind of place where you might pop in for one or two with plans to get...
The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is The Grounds of Alexandria (read our review) for adults. Not only is it next door to The Grounds, but it is owned by the same people. These guys are definitely on to a winning formula! They do not sell coffee at The Potting Shed, but you can queue...
Deli Wine Bar

Deli Wine Bar

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Opening Night of this new bar by Darrell Felstead. His new restaurant, Foveaux St Dining, also opened at the same time, but I have not had chance to check it out yet. Both Deli Wine Bar, and the restaurant reportedly, are a lot...