Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Lumi Dining, Pyrmont


Lumi Dining has a stellar reputation in the Sydney dining scene and Matt has been wanting to go here for some time. I took him out to Lumi Dining for a nice lunch for his birthday. I had such an amazing lunch here last time Mel took me that I knew he would enjoy Lumi. 

Monday, 16 October 2017

District 8, Cabravale Diggers, Cabramatta



If you haven't been to Cabra-vale Diggers for some time, you should come back and check out their new $18 million dollar renovated venue including the brand new spanking dining area called "District 8". I went there for a family meal and was eager to see what has changed.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Bondi Pizza, Top Ryde


Matt and I are local to the Ryde area and on date night, we decide to check out Bondi Pizza. It's a Friday night so the venue is buzzing. I am feeling a bit cold tonight so I am hoping for a seat inside.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Hisshou Teppanyaki, Haymarket

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I've never experienced Teppanyaki before. Recently, True Local hosted a food safari including a teppanyaki experience at Hisshou Teppanyaki. I was excited. Along with other reviewers of True Local, we are seated around a hot iron plate in Haymarket.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The Nolza, Sydney CBD Karoake and Food


Come on Barbie, let's go party. Who's ready for some Karoake fun with a side drinks and Korean/Japanese food? I check out The Nolza recently along with Matt and a few other singing friends. We got a room straight away thanks to Qtix - an app which allows you to digitally queue up. 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Yoksod, Sydney CBD


On a particularly stressful Friday lunch, I head to Yoksod for a thai lunch for a $13 with your choice of main and drink (house beer or wine). Yoksod is located within the bar Mr B's which is on the corner of Pitt St and Goulburn St.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Restaurant Plage, Cremorne


Restaurant Plage is my favourite restaurant of 2017 so naturally this calls for a revisit to see what's on offer for the Spring menu. There's a level of sophistication, flavour, balance of texture and technique that I am such a fan of at Restaurant Plage. With Japanese flavour inspirations infused with french technique in cooking - this makes for such a high quality meal.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Silly Tart Kitchen, Potts Point


Silly Tart Kitchen is a new venue in Darlinghurst, a short stroll from Kings Cross Station. It's a bruncher's delight with a nice little garden area and a new Spring menu

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Bodega, Surry Hills


Bodega has been on my wishlist for some time. I had heard lots of great things and my work colleague suggested we head there for a nice dinner. Nestled in Surry Hills, Bodega is a cosy little restaurant. As I want to see all the action, RR and I sit at the bar.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Mordeo Bar and Bistro, Sydney CBD


Mordeo Bar and Bistro is a hidden little gem at the bottom of a large office building in Sydney CBD. Matt and I have date night at Mordeo Bar and Bistro recently. I had never been here before....

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Nostimo Cafe, Malabar


Nostimo Cafe is a cosy little cafe in Malabar in the Eastern Suburbs. I drop by with MW and we catch up with Tony Hollingsworth for a chat about life and food. From the outside, it looks like a tiny cafe but the menu packs a nice punch of variety.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Spice of Life, Taste Food Tour

So next up on the Taste Food Tour is the Spice of Life. Have you heard of Taste Food Tours? They are a not-for-profit organisational the promote diversity and cultural harmony. Their Harris Park tour is a cracking tour and full of new things to try if you are not familiar with Indian cuisine.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Taj Bhavan, Harris Park Taste Food Tour Part 4


Next up is the Taj Bhavan on the Taste Food Tour. Have you heard of Taste Food Tours? They are a not-for-profit organisational the promote diversity and cultural harmony. Their Harris Park tour is a cracking tour and full of new things to try if you are not familiar with Indian cuisine.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Velsha's Indian Take away, Harris Park, Taste Food Tour Part 3


I'm really enjoying the Taste Food Tour so far in Harris Park. I had quite a bit to eat at the first stop and second stop so I am almost full however I will try and pace myself moving forward. 

Have you heard of Taste Food Tours? They are a not-for-profit organisation that promote diversity and cultural harmony. They aim to support local cultural hubs. The next stop is Velsha's Indian Take Away.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Chatkaatz Sweets, Harris Park, Taste Food Tour Part 2


I decide to check out the Harris Park Food Taste Tour. The Taste Food Tours is a not-for-profit organisation that is designed to promote diversity and cultural harmony. After a cracker of a start with some Indian street food, it's now time to experience some desserts. Next stop is Chatkaatz Sweets in Harris Park.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Chat Kaatz, Harris Park, Food Taste Tour Part 1


I must confess, I am no expert when it comes to Indian Food so MW and I decide to check out the Harris Park Food Taste Tour. The Taste Food Tours is a not-for-profit organisation that is designed to promote diversity and cultural harmony. Today, we venture out into the suburb of Harris Park which is known for it's authentic Indian Food.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Cucina Locale Revolving Restaurant, Blacktown


For a touch of indulgence, many may not know about Cucina Locale Revolving restaurant in Blacktown. West is Best. Yes the restaurant rotates so you get amazing views. The Australian Good Food Guide facilitated a lovely lunch for Matt and I recently.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Meet Mica, Surry Hills


"Meet Mica" is located in Surry Hills and I predict future long lines. Why? Because it's got the X factor. There's high quality coffee from the little marionette and a delightful Asian Fusion menu.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously, Surry Hills


You'll often see a large queue outside Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously even with all the light rail work that hides most of the area. I come back for some brunch with Matt on a cold and windy day.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Passion Tree, Chatswood


Passion Tree is an Asian dessert cafe which has very foodgasmic instagram photos! Who has a sweet tooth? MW and I have walked past here before and it's been on the list to check out.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

One Penny Red, Summer Hill

The locals know One Penny Red well though as they are known for modern, fresh and innovative dishes. I must admit, I am unfamiliar with the area of Summer Hill. So when MW and I ventured into One Penny Red, I wasn't sure what to expect. I think I've uncovered a hidden inner west gem. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Weston Eatery, Canley Vale


I love the buzz from the Canley Vale and Cabramatta and all the Vietnamese delights that always bring my childhood to life. But for a slice of cafe life, the locals always head to the Weston Eatery. The Weston Eatery is a sleek and modern cafe that brings modern twists to cafe favourites.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Capriccio Osteria, Leichhardt


Head Chef Nicole Bampton is a genius! She's taken all her tasty technique from her time at Tetsuya and Lucio's and brought them to the new venue Capriccio Osteria located in Leichhardt. MW and I had a nice date night at Capriccio Osteria recently and our expectations were surpassed. Nicole is keeping it classy in Leichhardt. Get your tastebuds ready because her quality of cooking is hatted quality...

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Moroccan Feast, Randwick


Moroccan Feast is a unique and cultural restaurant located in Randwick with decore furnishings all from Morocco. It's quite rare to find a Moroccan restaurant in Sydney. Think African influences of spices, earthy and bold flavours. 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Frankie's Beans, Darlinghurst


Steph and I check out the cosy cafe called Frankie's Beans recently. Coffee fans, have you heard of Frank Andrews Australian International Award Winning coffee beans? Frank has a whole sale business in selling his coffee but has also recently opened up a cosy little cafe where you can find his coffee and some cafe culinary delights. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Le Mesa, Taste Food Tour


The final stop of the Chinatown Taste Food Tour is at Le Mesa which is a Filipino restaurant. Taste Food Tours is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes diversity and cultural harmony with any profits going back into the cultural hubs in Sydney.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Noodle King, Chinatown - Taste Food Tour


I am a massive fan of hand made noodles and dumplings. So I was very happy when we were heading to Noodle King as one of the venues as part of the Taste Food Tour.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Sparrow's Mill, Taste Food Tours - Part 4


Next stop on the Taste Food Tour is a visit to the Sussex Centre Food Court. The group are all big fans of Korean Fried Chicken. I have been to the Sussex centre food court a few times and have often been tempted to head to Sparrow's Mill Express as it's famous for it's Korean fried chicken. I've had the pleasure of tasting this chicken in Strathfield before.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Topotea, Haymarket - Taste Food Tour Part 3


The next stop on the China Town Taste Food Tour is Topotea in Haymarket. Topotea is located in the Sussex Centre and has a special range of teas. 

Friday, 25 August 2017

Emperor's Puff, Chinatown - Taste Food Tour part 2


Have you been on a Taste Food Tour before? These tours are great for discovering an area that you may not be familiar with or with a cuisine(s) that you want to learn more about. Taste Food Tours are a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote diversity, harmony and gives back to local diverse communities. This is part 2 of the China Town Taste Food Tour. 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Petaling, Taste Food Tours - Part 1


Have you ever been on a Taste Food Tour? They're a not-for -profit organisation that aims to spread the word of harmony and diversity and also giving back to the cherished cultural hubs within Sydney. On this occasion I check out the China Town tour.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

East Village Hotel - A Roof Top to Delight in Darlinghurst





East Village Hotel Darlinghurst has a lovely Winter Garden-Themed Rooftop with 4000 starry fairy lights and heaters galore to warm you up. Inspired by European Winters, the rooftop of East Village Hotel is incredibly inviting. I stop by on date night with MW.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Lot.1, Sydney CBD


Lot.1 is a lovely three level venue with sleek and modern interiors and with an inviting decore. I head here for lunch with KL for a quick lunch and debrief on all things in life and food.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Toast the Macallan, A Great Father's Day Gift Idea


Cheers! A toast with the Macallan to all whisky lovers. As representatives of the Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) , I recently attended an exclusive event presented by The Macallan, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

12-Micron, Barangaroo


My old high school Meenal had a birthday and we decided to head to 12-Micron located in Barangaroo to celebrate midweek. It's not quite on the water so you need to find the right entrance, up the lift. 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Ubereats First Birthday - Held at the Grounds of Alexandria


The Grounds of Alexandria is a lovely venue that attracts many people on the weekend however on this particular night, it's the venue which is hosting UberEats first birthday. Ompty Media kindly extended an invitation to Weekend Food Escapes.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Banh and Butter, Sydney CBD


Banh and Butter is a new little Vietnamese Asian Fusion Cafe located in Town Hall, right nearby the Galleries. Steph and I are massive fans of Banh Mi and Steph has also been longing for an amazing Vietnamese coffee.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Mamak, Haymarket


On a lazy Sunday, I decide to go to Mamak for an early lunch. Mamak opens at 11:30 am so there's only a handful of people entering at this time. I've always been a big fan of Mamak but I think it's lost some of it's magic.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Flying Egg, St Leonards

I check out Flying Egg recently which is a cafe located in St Leonards. I've had the pleasure of dining at the owner's other venue in Rydalmere so I had some pretty high expectations given the quality i've experienced before.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Shed, Top Ryde

I've been incredibly unwell and knocked out with a virus recently so I've been spending a lot of time in bed sleeping and I really missed my eating adventures! How are you faring this winter? 

As soon as I was remotely well enough, I headed out locally for a brunch. I head to Top Ryde where there are some new shops nearby the Coles and I check the shed cafe.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Bettys Burgers, Darling Harbour


The Original Betty's Burgers is an American inspired style kind of burger joint based in Noosa. Betty's Burgers has expanded and is now in Darling Harbour (among other locations).

Friday, 28 July 2017

District Cafe, Marrickville


District Cafe in Marrickville is the sister restaurant of Newtown's Satellites Cafe. Matt and I head there for a Sunday brunch facilitated through the guys from AGFG

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Devon Cafe, Surry Hills


Devon has long been on my list of cafes to visit and I finally drop by for a nice lunch recently with my other half. Devon is located on devonshire st in Surry Hills which is currently under a lot of roadworks

Monday, 24 July 2017

Taisho Wagyu Japanese BBQ, Zetland


Taisho Wagyu Japanese BBQ is the newest restaurant to hit Zetland and I predict that the locals will absolutely love this place which is their second venue in Sydney. They also have other Japanese favourites on their menu.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Stacks Taverna, Darling Quarter


Stacks Taverna is a bar and popular eatery at lunch time in Darling Quarter. A group of us head to Stacks to farewell our colleague Anne Maree. There's quite a large number of tables of groups inside the venue and outside as well.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ttotaler, The Galeries, Sydney CBD


On a random whim, I take my interstate friend to Ttotaler to try their Earl Grey Tea Hot chocolate as it sounded quite unique. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

La Provence, Lane Cove


La Provence is a new cafe (former bakery) in Lane Cove, right next to Coles. The owners have a mixture of traditional cafe favourites and also some new fusion dishes that are light, healthy and nourishing.