Category Archives: Bar

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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Drinking in Sydney: Covent Garden Hotel

Whether or not this was a conscious marketing decision, putting a bit of London’s Covent Garden smack dab in the middle of Sydney’s Chinatown, at the bottom of Dixon Street, seems a good move, and the fellow behind me in … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: The Lansdowne, Chippendale

The Lansdowne is a good choice if you’re in the neighbourhood, coming out of Glebe, or having eaten in that crazy strip of Asian restaurants, catering for students, on Broadway. We stopped by on a Tuesday night and it was … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Cafe Lounge, Darlinghurst

It’s near where I’ve usually lived in Sydney, and has been around since 2002, so I’m not quite sure how I’ve missed this strange, funky bar off Riley Street in Darlinghurst. It certainly keeps a low profile, and not one … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Young Henry’s, Newtown

So, this was a really, really, really fun place to hang out on a Sunday afternoon. And while during the Newtown Festival should mean it’s a special event, friends say it’s always pretty fun here. They have different events. They … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Goros, Surry Hills

Sometimes I just feel like I’m on a reconnaisance mission. I’ll have just a drink or a coffee to see if the place tempts me back for a meal. Or I’ll have a meal to see if it tempts me … Continue reading

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