Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food Diary: Barbetta, Paddington

Hurrah for food reviews. Right? I had only the quickest glance at Broadsheet’s recommendations for cafes in Paddington, but if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have noticed Barbetta, tucked away in a side street, and near where we parked to drop … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Wilmot, CBD

I never noticed the Primus Hotel, but it’s apparently just got a refurb, and with it, a fancy new restaurant. The lobby in this place is insane. It was the old Sydney Water Board Building from around the late ’30s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Soul Burger, Newtown

The other day we were at Soul Dining and not long after I’m at Soul Burger in Newtown. There must be a theme going on. In any case, I am COMPLETELY on board for the new vegetarian burgers made up … Continue reading

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Australian food adventures: Biota Dining, Bowral

Husband treated me to a weekend in the Southern Highlands as a little post-birthday escape. I’ve heard about Biota and always wanted to try it, so we built the weekend around our planned visit. We even stayed here on the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Paramount Recreation Club Kiosk

A Saturday morning and we weren’t sure where to take our friends from Adelaide for breakfast. Paramount downstairs was packed. So, then we see the sign to take us all the way up to the rooftop (perhaps we should have … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Soul Dining, Surry Hills

All hits, no misses at this new modern Korean restaurant in Surry Hills I read about Soul Dining in Urban Village and was surprised I’d missed it. It’s been open 8 months already, though our host, Kim, explained to us … Continue reading

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Australian food adventures: Birch Restaurant, Moss Vale

Mini-break! We headed down to the Southern Highlands, nearly two hours outside of Sydney, for a winter escape and a continued birthday celebration (for me). I did a bit of research and saw that Birch has not been open a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Jambo Jambo, Glebe

Ethiopian food is not easily found in Sydney. In other cities I’ve lived in or passed through, there is usually an Ethiopian restaurant or two. I last ate at one in Paris and was reminded of the magical combination of … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Felix, Newtown

I really loved the vibe of this place, open and airy and a very high ceiling. It seemed like the crowd were regulars, and that there was a nice vibe between staff and customers. And if you’ve read my reviews, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Butler, Potts Point

What I remember about Mezzaluna, The Butler’s predecessor, was that it was formal and fancy. It was there for 20 years! The vibe I got from The Butler was very different: light, airy and casual, and a beautiful outlook over … Continue reading

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