Category Archives: Bar

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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Sydney Food Diary: East Sydney Hotel, Woolloomooloo

So, jackfruit. Also known as breadfruit. I have seen these, in Chinatown, and during travels. How can you miss them? It looks like a huge spiky dried up watermelon (or perhaps my descriptive powers are failing me). In any case, … Continue reading

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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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