Category Archives: Modern Australian

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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Sydney Food Diary: Kitchen by Jamie, Maroubra

From me, the highest recommendation to scoot on out to Maroubra Junction and dine at Kitchen by Jamie. I like food with a story, and I’m charmed by this one, as years ago, Jamie and Daniela invited me (and some … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Poly, Surry Hills

Paramount is a really great place to see films. It’s intimate, with not so many seats, and a good view from each of them. But it’s still a communal experience, which, if people remember they’re not watching Netflix at homes, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Union Hotel, Newtown

A friend introduced me to the Botany View Hotel for a meal a few weeks back, and I found the experience so fun, we thought we’d do another pub dinner in Enmore (the bottom end of King Street, Newtown). The … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kid Kyoto, CBD

I’d heard very good things about Kid Kyoto, and you know, folks weren’t lyin’. We went for a special mid-week meal, an Entertainment Book meal with matching wines from St Hugo and Perrier-Jouët champagne. I quite like these meals, which … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Dead Ringer, Surry Hills

I would guess that the reason I didn’t review Dead Ringer before is because I’ve only had cocktails here. But what cocktails! An interesting selection with enticing descriptions in a fun, casual, hip atmosphere. I sent friends here who told … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Bar Lourinhã, Little Collins Street

What does one do if you’re Sydneysiders in Melbourne for the weekend? Eat and drink, I’d say (though we also loved the MOMA exhibit at the NGV). Bar Lourinhã was a superb choice for dining. It felt like Melbourne. Stylish … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Orient Hotel and Mrs Jones

Looking for a little Sunday lunch in between sessions of the Antidote festival of thoughts and ideas at the Sydney Opera House, we decided to wander over to the Rocks. I thought it was my obligation as an Oriental person … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: O Bar and Dining, Australia Square

Way back in the mists of time, I discovered that the revolving restaurant at the top of Australia Square, Orbit Bar, and then called O Bar (and now O Bar and Dining), served great cocktails and had the best views … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Glebe Point Diner

Lai Heng took me here for lunch once, and I didn’t manage to blog it, so am glad to get an opportunity with a lovely dinner with some friends from the United World Colleges. We did the $70 banquet menu … Continue reading

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