Category Archives: European

Sydney Food Diary: Johnny Goes Italian, Darlinghurst

I never made it to Fishbone, the previous incarnation of Johnny Goes Italian but I have made it to Buffalo Dining Club, a sister restaurant, and here, I got the same vibe. It’s a really cool vibe. It’s hipster and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Son of Frank, Darlinghurst

We were looking for somewhere for an easy meal after drinks at the Green Park and one of our party mentioned this restaurant, which I’d heard of and had been meaning to try. Long ago, I remember Sel et Poivre … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Bavarian, Moore Park Entertainment Quarter

We saw Seaton Smith at the Comedy Store (Really, really amazing) and were needing some food. I find the branch of Fratelli’s a bit expensive. There was a scary-looking place where people were wearing fake Mexican hats. There is a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bayswater Kitchenette, Kings Cross

It was good preparation to go to Bayswater Kitchenette before my vacation in Italy. The team (Broadsheet tells me it’s Glenda Lau, Alessia Bottini and Robert Patterson-Hyde) is serving up deceptively simple homestyle Italian food. The flavours are rich, savoury … Continue reading

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Roman Food Diary: Capo de Faro, Travestere

 My last chance for a meal in Rome before beginning a driving holiday: My AirBNB host recommended this place, saying the pasta was great, and referencing the house specialty: the democratic rigatoni. When I arrived, just past 12.30pm, there was … Continue reading

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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: Gigi Pizzeria, Newtown

There are a few things to love about this place. I absolutely adore that this is a vegan pizzeria that doesn’t really advertise as such. I didn’t see it on the walls of the restaurant, or signage, or the menu. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food & Grog Diary: Rosé Royale, Potts Point

‘Wow. That food was so bad I think I’ll have to give it two stars.’ ‘Give it a one.’ I guess what surprised me was that my pal Freddy also found his food bad. I mean, here I was thinking: … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Belluci Cucina, Australia Square

My financial advisor took me to lunch at this restaurant right below his office in Australia Square. It was a bit worrisome how hot and bright it was, but there are seats around the side in the shade. It seems … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mark + Vinny’s Spaghetti and Spritz, Surry Hills

So, first of all, count me completely charmed by this experience: we rock up on a Tuesday night for our anniversary dinner, and don’t have reservations. They managed to find a table for us, but not before Vinny welcomes us … Continue reading

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