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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
nel. restaurant

nel. restaurant

Having heard amazing reviews from a friend with high standards (it’s their new favourite restaurant), I had been dying to dine at nel. restaurant for months. I finally had the opportunity to try their set lunch menu a week last Friday for a business lunch. I am...
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 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...
Zushi

Zushi

Last Saturday night was the fourth time I have dined at Zushi, but it was the first time I have paid full price (if you sign up to their newsletters, you get your age % off the total bill, with no limit!). Previous times, it was just 2 or 3 of us dining. This time,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

This has to be my favourite cafe in all of Sydney! Unfortunately, The Grounds of Alexandria seems to be the favourite for all 4.5 million of the other Sydneysiders too! Here are my top tips to survive your visit: It is open from 7am-4pm in the week and 7.30am-4pm on...
Tedder & Woodroffe

Tedder & Woodroffe

There is only one thing better than a holiday, and that is visiting friends in far away places who can act as a local tour guide and take you to the best restaurants. Friends on The Gold Coast did just that when they took us to Tedder and Woodroffe at Main Beach. I...
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...
Peat’s Bite

Peat’s Bite

UPDATED on January 14th 2016 – Last weekend I dined at Peats Bite for the third time, and I can honestly say it just gets better on every visit. Each time I build it up so much, I am worried that my friends who have not been before will be disappointed. I am...
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...