Category Archives: Modern Australian

Sydney Food Diary: Song Kitchen, CBD

As far as I can tell, this humble restaurant is part of the Song Hotels, which is the new name for the YWCA hotels. Well, not so new now, I think. So you’d think that a YWCA restaurant, and a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Orana in Residence, Surry Hills

When I saw news that Orana coming to Sydney, and not a ten-minute‚Äôs walk from our apartment, I knew I had to book in. They took over the Longrain space for about a month or so, bringing down some core … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tilly May’s, Upstairs at the Trinity Hotel, Surry Hills

Upstairs at the longstanding institution the Trinity Bar (to be renamed the Trinity Hotel) has undergone a huge change: a bright, light space with soaring ceilings and comfy and stylish decor. My pals and I really like what they’ve done … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Wilmot, CBD

I never noticed the Primus Hotel, but it’s apparently just got a refurb, and with it, a fancy new restaurant. The lobby in this place is insane. It was the old Sydney Water Board Building from around the late ’30s … Continue reading

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Australian food adventures: Biota Dining, Bowral

Husband treated me to a weekend in the Southern Highlands as a little post-birthday escape. I’ve heard about Biota and always wanted to try it, so we built the weekend around our planned visit. We even stayed here on the … Continue reading

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Australian food adventures: Birch Restaurant, Moss Vale

Mini-break! We headed down to the Southern Highlands, nearly two hours outside of Sydney, for a winter escape and a continued birthday celebration (for me). I did a bit of research and saw that Birch has not been open a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Butler, Potts Point

What I remember about Mezzaluna, The Butler’s predecessor, was that it was formal and fancy. It was there for 20 years! The vibe I got from The Butler was very different: light, airy and casual, and a beautiful outlook over … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Paragon Hotel, Circular Quay

If you live in Sydney, you know this place, even though you might not know that you know it. It’s the pub on the corner at Circular Quay next to and above the McDonalds. I must have passed it a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: White Cockatoo Hotel, Petersham

Now, this was a surprise. And such a surprise that I didn’t get proper photos of all the dishes we tried, nor of the venue. It was a fairly impromptu reunion of old friends, in a part of the city … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Yulli’s, Surry Hills

It’s great to see a restaurant doing so well, and a vegetarian restaurant doing so well in particular (eating less meat is good for the planet). On a Monday night, Yulli’s was pretty much packed. I’m surprised I haven’t blogged … Continue reading

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