Burgers by Josh Pop-Up at the Annandale Hotel

Burgers by Josh Pop-Up at the Annandale Hotel

I first had Burgers by Josh (or BBJ, as it is affectionately known by its fans) at The Spectrum Festival in the Domain a few months ago, and was immediately smitten. So when I found out that it was popping up for the month of April at The Annandale Hotel, just down...
3 Weeds

3 Weeds

Last Thursday night, my partner and I enjoyed the 7-course degustation with matching wines at The 3 Weeds Hotel in Rozelle. “The 3 Weeds was established in 1881, as the ‘Rose, Shamrock & Thistle’. Despite the name the venue has always...
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...
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...
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...
Old Clare Hotel

Old Clare Hotel

After a long hiatus, The Old Clare Hotel recently reopened! It is certainly the centrepiece of the $2 billion redevelopment of the former Carlton United Brewery site as Kensington Street laneway precint. You can stay here of course, in one of the luxury hotel rooms....
Spanish Tapas

Spanish Tapas

A spontaneous night out on Saturday led to dinner at Spanish Tapas. Living just 15 walks away, I can’t believe I had not been here earlier. We chose to sit outside as it was a very warm evening, which meant unfortunately that we did not get a great view of the...
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...
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...
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...
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!...
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...
Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina

Where do I start? How can  begin to do Gelato Messina justice? They wee voted the Best Gelato in The SMH Guide 2011 and they have not slowed down since. To my delight, they now have branches in Darlinghurst (complete with a Dessert Bar), Surry Hills, The Star, Bondi,...
Australian Youth Hotel

Australian Youth Hotel

If, like me, you thought this dining establishment sounded like a backpackers joint, think again. I have driven past here many times, but never been inside until tonight, and I was very pleasantly surprised. I might even go as far as to describe it as the ‘perfect...
Blackwattle Cafe

Blackwattle Cafe

I have been to this cafe many times. It is always good, except the one time they forgot our coffee order, but nobody is perfect, right? Blackwattle Cafe is pretty much the ideal local cafe. I mean look at those views! They also have a grassy lawn, which is great for...
Mori Sushi

Mori Sushi

My partner & I ate here tonight in Glebe, and it was pretty good. You can order a la carte, or choose the All You Can Eat option. We chose the latter of course. It costs $29.50 each for the Standard menu, where you can choose anything on the a la carte menu...
The Sydney Time Out Bar Awards at Wentworth Park Greyhounds

The Sydney Time Out Bar Awards at Wentworth Park Greyhounds

For the last two years, The Sydney Time Out Bar Awards were held at The Island Bar on Cockatoo Island, so initially I was disappointed when I found out that the 2015 awards would be held at Wentworth Park instead. Then I realised I could walk home. And it turned out...
Woolwich Pier Hotel

Woolwich Pier Hotel

The Woolwich Pier Hotel has to be the perfect local’s pub! I only wish I was a local, so I could enjoy it more often. Having said that, the ferry to Woolwich is a great way to travel there. It seems I am not alone in my thinking…it was recently voted The Best Pub in...

Seafood Fish Markets

If you like seafood, the Seafood Fish Markets, overlooking Blackwattle Bay, would seem like the obvious choice for lunch. Unfortunately though, a lot of people buy their Christmas Day prawns and oysters there, but forget that they do eat-in cooked food, as well as raw...
Balla

Balla

This swordfish looks amazing. Unfortunately though, both my partner & I ended up ill after eating here and we think it was the swordfish. Such a shame as it looked great and tasted fine. Other than that, Balla‘s pre-theatre menu is a good deal, the service and...