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 Tavern, Darling Quarter

Stacks Tavern 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.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Din Tai Fung, World Square, Sydney CBD - Revisit

I must admit, I go through periods where I crave Din Tai Fung because of it's lovely dumplings. I head back to the World Square Din Tai Fung with my workmates for a nice lunch to celebrate a belated birthday for Kel.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Restaurant Plage, Cremorne

Tomoyuki Usui has worked at many top restaurants in Sydney and has recently decided to opened up his own venue called "Restaurant Plage" in Cremorne. Based on his previous stints, there is incredible technique and creativity in his cooking. So how has he designed the menu at Restaurant Plage?

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Spiced by Billus, Barangaroo

Some of the best Indian food is in Harris Park and Billu's has a stellar reputation for delicious, authentic Indian food. More recently, Spiced By Billus has opened up in Barangaroo. In conjunction with the Australian Good Food Guide, I stopped by for a leisurely lunch on the weekend.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Dos Senoritas, Gladesville

I've long been a fan of Dos Senoritas in Gladesville for their generous portions and delicious experience. I hadn't been there for a while and noticed they had changed their location. No longer is Dos senoritas on Victoria Rd, they've moved around the corner to Cowell St where there's a small car park outside. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills

Pizza Autentico is a popular venue for a reasonably priced dinner with a lot of variety! For $20 within 90 minutes, you can eat to your heart's content on pizza and pasta.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Bills, Surry Hills

Over the years, I've heard stellar things about Bills and their breakfast. It's one of those venues that you have on your list to must see. As I was heading off to work interstate, Matt suggests we have breakfast at Bills as a mini send off. 

Friday, 7 July 2017

The Barn Korean BBQ, West Ryde

Matt absolutely loves Korean BBQ and we decide to check out our local "The Barn" which is right across from West Ryde Station. As I walk in on a cold winter night, the room looks quite smokey. That's the one thing I dislike about Korean BBQ - the fact that you smell like meat afterwards. Matt seems to like this effect on the other hand.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Mezza Via Italian, Denistone

Work has been absolutely crazy recently and it's these times that make me cherish the weekend even more. So I feel like I'm literally escaping with food on the weekend! Right before I headed up to Brisbane for a work trip, Matt and I settled on date night at our favourite local Italian - Mezze Via in Denistone. 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Ippudo, Sydney

Ippudo has had a stellar stream of people every time I walk past at lunch or dinner. I came here 4 years ago and didn't feel like ramen so I tried all this other random fusion food which didn't sit well with me. This time I came back for the ramen on a cold night with my gals Yuri and Mel.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Holy Duck - New winter dinner menu, Chippendale

Have you been to Kensington St? There's so many great places including the venue Holy Duck which is an Asian Fusion restaurant and is a sister restaurant to Chef's Gallery.  I recently head here to check out their new winter menu.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Grill'd, Penrith

While Grill'd is not necessarily the best burger joint in Sydney, I have to say that I have a very consistent experience regardless of which Grill'd venue I go to. I check out the Penrith store for a quick lunch to see if it's a consistent experience. This is a delayed blog post.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

One Sushi - Japan City, Top Ryde

Matt and I are still discovering the local eats in Ryde. On a casual weekend trip to Top Ryde, we decide to head into Japan City and try out their Japanese Restaurant called One sushi. This is a delayed blog post! 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Sushi Hub, Sydney City

Have you been to Sushi Hub recently? I'm a big fan of their take away boxes for a quick lunch but there's also many other options. Who's ready for some sushi porn?

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Cafe Birkenhead, Drummoyne

Delayed Post! After a stroll around the Bay Run, my friends and I head into cafe birkenhead for some brunch. The venue is located upstairs in a big and open space. There are some nice tables with a view but we settle on one nearby

Friday, 23 June 2017

Inferno Grill and Cafe, Maroubra

Burgers, satisfaction, lip smackin' fun. I head to Inferno Grill and Cafe again for some burger fun. I've missed the mighty burgers from Inferno Grill and Cafe and I know Matt is hankering for a decent burger.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sushi Rio, Chinatown Sydney

A short stroll away from the office, I have walked past Sushi Rio many times but I've never come in. I finally join them for lunch one workday after being enticed by their $3 sushi plate sign.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Upstairs Lord Nelson Restaurant, Miller's Point

With some changes at my work, my former work colleagues and I decide to have one last heart felt lunch as we embark on our new roles at work. 

By chance, we stumble upstairs the Lord Nelson looking for a table and we find "Upstairs" at the Lord Nelson. We managed to grab a table!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Long Kin, Pyrmont

Thai food is such an favourite in Sydney. I absolutely loveee the flavours and often crave my usual pad thai with prawns or a good pad see eww. On a rainy afternoon, Matt and I head to Long Kin in Pyrmont which has a monkey mascot.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Where the Bean Drops, Rozelle

Where the Bean Drops is a cosy little cafe located on Darling St in Rozelle. On a cold rainy day,  I pop by for some breakfast with Matt. I love this area.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Ms. G's, Potts Point

I recently had the pleasure of dining with my work mates at Ms G's in Potts Point. I've heard great things about Ms G's and their famous burger spring rolls. As we are dining in a group - we go with the banquet. The banquet is $67 with a requirement of 4 people or more.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Vapiano, Sydney CBD

Vapiano has a new winter menu coming up so I stop by and check out these winter warmers. Who's got their heater on these days? 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Bridge Room, Sydney CBD

Where does a large chunk of my money go? It has to be food.
While I love my cheap and cheerful meals, for special occasions, Matt and I like to go out to a nice restaurant. We head to the Bridge Room to celebrate a recent anniversary. We head to the very famous Bridge Room.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Choc Pot, Chatswood - Vivid Special

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood runs from 26 May – 17 June from 5.30pm – 10.30pm. There's also a great series of Vivid foodie specials to check out. Today I share with you some of the desserts!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Orchard Tavern and Vivid Chatswood - Lights, food and fun.

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood runs from 26 May – 17 June from 5.30pm – 10.30pm. There's also a great series of Vivid foodie specials to check out. I check out the Orchard Tavern for their Vivid Special.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Mappen, Sydney CBD

With the cooler weather, I am seriously craving udon and this has meant repeat visits to Mappen. This place is cheap as chips and is very popular with students however I go there anyway. 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Tequila Mockingbird, Paddington

Tequila Mockingbird is such a catchy name for a restaurant. I head to Paddington on a sunny Sunday with Matt and we have heard lots of wonderful things about their food so we have high expectations. 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Chef's Gallery, Hurstville

To tempt and satisfy the locals of Hurstville, Chef's Gallery has introduced a new regional menu of authentic Southern Chinese cuisine.  Chefs Gallery in Hurstville is located in Westfield (on the Forest rd entrance) and you will have to enter via the stairs or lift down into the downstairs venue. Downstairs, you'll see their signature open window where you can see the chefs working in action. I love watching the chefs working on the long strands of hand made noodles.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Nok Nok Eating House, Darling Harbour

My first experience at Nok Nok Eating House was average. Since then I've come back and had much better experiences. Have you ever gone back to a venue and it's gotten better?

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Vic's Meat Market, Pyrmont

Whenever we have a free day, Matt always wants to go to Vic's Meat Market. He is obsessed with this place because of their smokey tasty burgers. We head back to relive the magic recently.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Ninou, Rosebery

Ninou, a french cafe and patisserie located in Rosebery is the perfect location for brunch or lunch followed by a delicious and decadent treat. You need to save room for a few cakes... you'll see why soon.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cava Cafe Restaurant and Bar, Sydney CBD

Cava Cafe, Restaurant and Bar is a hidden little gem which sits in Miller's point, between Wynyard and the rocks. I head there for brunch on a Saturday morning with Matt. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Hard Rock Cafe, World Burger Tour, Darling Harbour

The World Burger Tour is back on at Hard Rock Cafe in Darling Harbour for a limited time. They bring the best burgers from Hard Rock Cafes in other countries and show case them on the Sydney Menu. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Munich Brauhaus, The Rocks

If you haven't been in Munich Brauhaus recently (previously Lowenbrau Keller) in the rocks; you'll have to come back to check out their latest menu and check out their new beers. They have a live band every night and at lunch times on the weekend to entertain as well and a wide range of beers to boot.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sakae Yakiniku, Eastwood

It's getting colder and I seem to be constantly on the edge of getting sick when I am outside! I recently go back to my local Japanese BBQ in Eastwood. Sakae Yakiniku is located right near Eastwood Station and has an extensive menu.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Pony Dining, The Rocks

 Pony Dining is one of the rocks’ most delicious secrets. Kel and I had a great time when we visited Pony Dining last year (Kel went back to Pony Dining earlier this year as well). I can attest to Pony Dining’s high quality produce and food, excellent service and intimate d├ęcor. Pony Dining also do AMAZINGLY orgasmic cocktails as well.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Bluestone Restaurant and Bar, Darlinghurst

I recently checked out Blue Stone Restaurant and Bar in Darlinghurst for lunch. It's an Asian fusion restaurant with dumplings and Chinese/Malaysian influences on their menu. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Cottage Bar and Kitchen, Balmain

I visit The Cottage Bar and Kitchen in Balmain on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Luckily I had a table booked as it quickly filled up by 12:30pm with a buzzing atmosphere outside and the tables inside being filled up as well.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Vivaldi, Matraville

Vivaldi is a new Italian restaurant in Matraville, Sydney's East. Vivaldi is run by an Italian family with lots of charm and character. I also eye off the big pizza oven that they have.