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...
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...
Sake, The Rocks

Sake, The Rocks

I have been wanting to try Sake Restaurant in The Rocks for ages, and finally dined there last night with my partner and friends. We had chosen the second sitting at 8pm. My friends were not keen on the traditional sunken dining and they swiftly moved us to a normal...
Nomad

Nomad

The first thing that struck me about Nomad is how similar to Ester it is. And that can only be a good thing. The owners and chefs may disagree, but for me the inner-city, trendy, urban location, warehouse style restaurant and food were all quite similar. The main...
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...
Hartsyard

Hartsyard

This was my second visit to Hartsyard and it certainly didn’t disappoint! On both visits, we were going to see Bernard Fanning perform afterwards, so we had an early sitting at 5.45pm on a Thursday evening. Despite just opening 15 minutes earlier, they were already...
Ms. G’s

Ms. G’s

A trip to Ms G’s is always fun, but I was disappointed on my second visit here in December 2012 to find out that they had changed the recipe of their famous dessert, Stoner’s Delight (pictured). It used to consist of banana ice cream, chocolate, rice bubbles, pretzel,...
Movida Aqui

Movida Aqui

I had eaten at Movida Sydney 8 months earlier, but was excited to be finally dining at one of the originals in Melbourne, Movida Aqui. Phew, they also had Slowly braised beef cheek in Pedro Ximenez on cauliflower puree on their menu. Who would have thought I could...
Movida Sydney

Movida Sydney

When I heard Movida was opening a restaurant in Sydney, in October 2012, I was very excited but also very nervous. Nervous that it would not be open in time for my birthday that is. Luckily it opened a few days before and that is where I celebrated with friends. At...
Attica

Attica

After overtaking Quay Restaurant in Sydney, Attica in Melbourne was named the 32nd Best Restaurant in the World last year, the highest in Australia! They were also voted Restaurant of the Year 2015 by Gourmet Traveller magazine. I was extremely lucky as my generous...
Biota Dining

Biota Dining

Biota Dining is located in Bowral, in the Southern Highlands, about 1.5 hours south of Sydney. It is on a train line, so if you want to have a few drinks but not stay over, it is easy enough to do a day trip by train. I was lucky enough to dine here for my 40th...
Quay

Quay

My expectations were high when I found out my boyfriend was taking me Quay (the World’s 60th Best Restaurant) for our anniversary, but nonetheless I was extremely impressed. The views were outstanding, the food was amazing and the service was good (they could have...