Category Archives: Modern Australia

Sydney Food Diary: The Paddington

Hey, I’m not even going to note in the title that the Paddington is in Paddington, but I was surprised to learn that Merivale took over not only this pub, the Paddington, and started a restaurant, Fred’s, with a hot … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Merchants of Ultimo, Broadway

It’s really impressive. They turned a non-descript corner of Broadway Mall into a hipster chic dining area. As designed by George Michael (yes, seriously), and modelled after NYC’s Eataly, it’s a perfectly designed little food experience with a barista, a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: LuMi, Pyrmont

I’ve had my eye on LuMi since I started reading reviews about it (it opened in 2014). In particular, a filled pasta dish with liquid gruyere or parmesan was mentioned, which had caught everyone’s taste buds. So, I was disappointed, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Automata, Chippendale

We were definitely sold on this hot, new restaurant. Automata’s been on my hit list for a while. I’d read about it before it opened… and then good reviews after it opened. It’s just taken me a while to get … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Broadsheet Restaurant, Waterloo

   A fun concept. Check out this pop-up restaurant before it pops down. Hard to go wrong with these idea. A cool website/newspaper (Broadsheet) that specialises in writing about cool, new eateries, opening a pop-up restaurant where you can get … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Yellow, Potts Point

Yellow is destination dining, offering a stunning vegetarian degustation. Instead of thinking of vegetarian and vegan food as lacking in meat, why not think of it as a particular culture or style of eating? For a visit to Yellow could … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Lyme Disease Awareness Dinner at nel.

A very special meal indeed at nel., a fundraiser for the Lyme Disease Association of Australian, and in honour of one of nel.’s chefs, Kirk Haworth, who has Lyme Disease. I was lucky to get into this sold-out dinner; I … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills

Wow, has the Dolphin ever changed! I’ve been there for many a casual meal and drink over the years; now, taken over from the team behind Icebergs, there is much to explore. First of all, there are three different eating … Continue reading

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