Category Archives: Bar

Sydney Food Diary: Happy D’s, Redfern

Hilarious. My kingdom for a wine glass with a dumpling illustration on it! Happy D’s is a very happy place with a long, fake, ironic fishtank, a kick-arse neon sign and a good selection of drinks (wine, beer, sake and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ze Pickle, Surry Hills

So, looks like a successful concept imported from the Gold Coast (and then Brisbane) and now to Foveaux Street in Surry Hills. I’ve walked by this place a few times, and been intrigued: it’s a huge, open space and certainly … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Young Alfred Bar, Circular Quay

Good old Sydney went from absolutely swelteringly hot to a torrential downpour on early Tuesday evening. I’d wanted to try the Spice Room in Circular Quay but man, is that place busy. Perhaps it’s a go-to spot for pre-theatre meals. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food and Drinking Diary: The Bar, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay

Just a block or two up from Circular Quay, this is a great location for a drink or light dinner, on your way to or from the Quay, or as a destination on its own. The Bar has a fun … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, CBD

  Beer galore, with a range anchored by local brewery Redoak. With the brewery established ten years ago, I think I should have heard about this local brewery before now… but then I’m not a huge beer drinker. Other breweries, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chicken Parma at the Bat & Ball, Redfern

As a Chinese-Canadian, I’ve observed how different dishes are transformed from country to country and sometimes emerge as an interesting hybrid. A number of North American Chinese dishes are not known in China. In a similar way, Australia seems to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Friday night at Bangbang Cafe, Surry Hills

Friday night was a bloody fun night out, with Earth, Wind and Burger, at Bang Bang Cafe in Surry Hills. They’ve got a licence so they’re testing the waters… They’ve got two guys, Groove City, spinning some cool tunes, and … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: The Newtown Hotel

The everchanging Newtown Hotel Oh, gone are the days… I used to love the Newtown Hotel, not that I frequented it very often but it offered a completely different atmosphere than the gay bars on Oxford Street, more down to … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Corridor, Newtown

Buzzy, hip and crowded. Who cares about reviews? Corridor has a good look about it, the open frontage revealing a shiny bar, and in back and upstairs, classic Newtown: it could be a share house, really: pull up a few … Continue reading

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