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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Bruny Island Self-Drive Gourmet Food Tour

Bruny Island Self-Drive Gourmet Food Tour

For my birthday last year, my partner took me to Hobart for a long weekend. On day one, we ended up spontaneously deciding to visit Bruny Island. Best. Decision. Ever! We didn’t have a huge amount of time as we were meeting friends for dinner in Hobart that evening,...
Burger Project

Burger Project

When Burger Project was opened late last year by Neil Perry, of Rockpool and Qantas fame, I got my hopes up. Despite that, I didn’t eat there until last night (9th January 2015). I guess by this point, my expectations were too high. After all, the burgers in the bar...
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...

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...