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...
The Grounds of Alexandria – revisited

The Grounds of Alexandria – revisited

I went to The Grounds, as it is known as for short, a couple of weeks ago, for a coffee meetup with a few fellow solopreneurs. Amazingly, it was the first time I had been in almost a year, despite it being one of my favourite Sydney cafes. Why was this? Unfortunately,...
Captain Cook Long Lunch Cruise

Captain Cook Long Lunch Cruise

Last weekend, I enjoyed a Captain Cook Long Lunch Cruise for my partner’s mum’s birthday. My partner and I joined the cruise at 12pm at King St Wharf, and the rest of our party joined us at Circular Quay ay 12.30pm. 3.5 hours later, we disembarked at...
Kent Street Kitchen

Kent Street Kitchen

Thanks to an amazing deal on Travelzoo, last night my friend and I enjoyed 2 courses and a Bellini on arrival for less than $100 (for both of us) at Kent Street Kitchen! Kent Street Kitchen is the main restaurant at The Langham Sydney, and having enjoyed their...
Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Tella Balls Dessert Bar is proof that the best things come to those who wait! I finally went to their cafe in Dulwich Hill, and was lucky enough to go with some friends plus the brother of the owner, who gave me all the inside info. They were supposed to open about 18...
UTS Haberfield Club

UTS Haberfield Club

I had lunch today at UTS Haberfield Rowing Club with friends. Overlooking Iron Cove Bay, on the famous ‘Bay Run’, UTS received a huge makeover in 2013 and comprises of a large dining area upstairs (seating upto 220) and rowing club downstairs. I have eaten...
The Stinking Bishops

The Stinking Bishops

If you love cheese as much as me, you will think you have died and gone to heaven as soon as you walk in the door or The Stinking Bishops and see the huge list of cheese options on the wall. We were lucky enough to get 2 seats at the bar within about 5 minutes or...
Drummoyne Sailing Club

Drummoyne Sailing Club

Last night I dropped 1,500 receipts back at a client’s house, which I had entered in Excel for her. On the way home, we decided to drop into Drummoyne Sailing Club for dinner. I can safely say that this was one of the best spontaneous decisions I have made...
Aqua Dining

Aqua Dining

A couple of days ago, my boyfriend and I were taking out friends from the UK who were only in Sydney for a few days. We wanted somewhere with a view of course, as one does with overseas guests, and eventually decided on Aqua Dining. I had been here before, but not for...
Margan Restaurant

Margan Restaurant

For my partner’s birthday, I bought him a weekend in the Hunter Valley including Cold Chisel tickets at Hope Estate, 2 night’s accommodation and the degustation at Margans. I had wanted to visit this restaurant for many years, but it is located a little...
Botte D’Oro

Botte D’Oro

Last weekend my partner and I moved from Forest Lodge to Leichhardt. After a lovely Christmas and hectic few days unpacking, last night we decided to do as the Romans do and try a local Italian restaurant. The first one we came to was La Botte D’Oro and what 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...
Watershed Kitchen

Watershed Kitchen

I dined at Watershed Kitchen for the first time yesterday. It was just brunch, but I have a feeling I will be back very soon. In addition to the lovely water views and great service, the food is good. Okay, my toast was a bit dry, but nothing the hollandaise sauce...
Kobe Jones Sydney

Kobe Jones Sydney

As part of the Dimmi ‘Let’s Go Halves’ Promotion*, whereby you receive 50% off your food bill at upto 27 different restaurants in Sydney, my partner and I chose to dine at Kobe Jones at King St Wharf. My partner had dined here a few years ago,...
The Boathouse Shelly Beach

The Boathouse Shelly Beach

The Boathouse Shelly Beach is the fourth, and the newest, of The Boathouse Group. You can find here our reviews of The Boathouse Balmoral and The Boathouse Palm Beach. We have not reviewed their other venue, Moby Dicks, yet as it is only open for weddings,...
Centennial Parklands Dining

Centennial Parklands Dining

Until last Saturday, I had only dined at Centennial Parklands Dining for brunch. What a lovely surprise, when I had lunch there for a friend’s birthday on the weekend. The food is delicious…I had the Scotch Fillet which was great, but I had serious food...
Bar Sirrocco

Bar Sirrocco

I have been hesitant to review this great cafe (not a bar, despite the name) for awhile now. Not because it is so bad, but because Bar Sirrocco is so good and it is already hard to get a table on weekends! I have been going here at least 2-4 times per month for...
Cafe Opera at The InterContinental Sydney

Cafe Opera at The InterContinental Sydney

Can you have too much of a good thing? Not at InterContinental Sydney it turns out! I dined there last Saturday with my partner and friends. We had the Lunch Buffet with unlimited sparkling wine (Bimbadgen), unlimited cocktail of the month (we had ABVs which were...
Astor Espresso

Astor Espresso

We had breakfast here on Saturday. It’s the third time I have eaten at Astor Espresso, so I thought it time I wrote a review. The upside – the food and service are always excellent. The standard menu is good, but don’t forget to check out the Specials Board. I had...
Thievery

Thievery

Expectations were high last Friday evening. This is Stuart McGill’s first restaurant, former Sous Chef at Tetsuya’s, though he is perhaps more famous recently for the brilliant Eat Art Truck. Thievery did not disappoint. Firstly, they were were incredibly helpful when...
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...
El Phoenician, Parramatta

El Phoenician, Parramatta

After the Rosehill Races  last Saturday, we went to El Phonecian in Parramatta for dinner. It was a spontaneous decision and a good one at that. The six of us ordered the Banquet to share. The Labne, Homous and grilled meats were particularly good. As it turned out,...
Sake, The Rocks – Round 2

Sake, The Rocks – Round 2

A few weeks ago, I dined at Sake Restaurant in The Rocks and wrote a less than flattering review of the service. It is unfortunate that this was our first visit, but I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and dine there again with my boyfriend. They are an...
Crown Street Fish Shop

Crown Street Fish Shop

On Wednesday night, I went to Crown Street Fish Shop for $1 dumplings! We were hoping they would have several options, but as it is a fish shop, they just had prawn dumplings – they were pretty good though. This obviously wasn’t going to fill us up, so my partner...
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...
Bloodwood

Bloodwood

I dined at Bloodwood years ago and have been meaning to go back for a long time, but since Hartsyard opened in Newtown, Bloodwood has gained some competition! That being said, Bloodwood is damn good, and probably less likely to give you a heart attack than Hartstyard!...
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...
Ester

Ester

To say, I had been looking forward to dining at Ester for awhile is an understatement. Was it since they won Best Restaurants and Best New Restaurant at The 2014 Time Out Food Awards which I attended last August? Or perhaps it was when they won  Two Hats, as well as...