Category Archives: Bar

Sydney Food Diary: Milky Lane, Coogee Beach

I got invited to the launch of the fifth Milky Lane in Coogee Beach the other day. It was fun. After succcessful branches in Bondi, Parramatta, Cronulla and the Gold Coast, this tells me they’ve got that formula down pretty … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Priscillas at the Imperial Hotel, Erskineville

Did Priscillas really go there? Why, yes, they did. The photo above is from their Rood Food menu, a roasted carrot with two zucchini herb balls with a creamy sauce, and let’s not get into interpreting what the rest of … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Misfits, Redfern

Seems to be a few new places in Redfern, and I wanted to go somewhere I haven’t been before: Misfits sounded like a good option. The name reminds me of an old-fashioned gay bar, somewhat awkward and trying too hard. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Forresters, Surry Hills

Like the venerable Clock Hotel a few blocks away, and even the White Horse (now, the Horse), even closer, the Forresters has stood the test of time. I’m sure it’s been through management changes over the years. Gone is the … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Handpicked Cellar Door, Chippendale

Right at the end of Spice Alley in Chippendale is Handpicked Cellar Door. And what a fun place to hang out. I love visiting vineyards and tasting different wines, and this place brings the cellar door experience right to you, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Orient Hotel and Mrs Jones

Looking for a little Sunday lunch in between sessions of the Antidote festival of thoughts and ideas at the Sydney Opera House, we decided to wander over to the Rocks. I thought it was my obligation as an Oriental person … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: The Roosevelt, Potts Point

Second chances are important, right? Except the problem is, in Sydney, spoiled for choice, if you have a bad or mediocre experience, it’s not easy to decide to return somewhere when there are so many other options. On the other … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: O Bar and Dining, Australia Square

Way back in the mists of time, I discovered that the revolving restaurant at the top of Australia Square, Orbit Bar, and then called O Bar (and now O Bar and Dining), served great cocktails and had the best views … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Delfino Aperitivo #45 with Hiroyuki Sato at the Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills

Masterful sushi Having lived in and around Surry Hills for most of my time in Sydney (since 1999), the Dolphin Hotel is a local. While the latest incarnation is a bit hectic for me to have a quiet drink, I … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Queen Chow, Enmore

If I keep on writing that Sydney’s restaurants are surprising me, it’s a good sign that 1/ I’m not becoming a tired, old jaded thing (at least I think I’m not) and 2/ Sydney’s restaurants are constantly offering something new. … Continue reading

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