Category Archives: Modern Australian

Sydney Food Diary: Firedoor, Surry Hills

What does a 169-day dry aged rib of beef taste like, cooked medium rare, over fire, and costing $200? Well, it tastes like steak, the finest steak I’ve ever eaten. The crispy burned bits of fat melt in the mouth. … Continue reading

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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 Unicorn Hotel, Paddington

In May 2017, when I stopped by the Unicorn with my pal Trevor, it was on the back of some great reviews and a quite different menu. This time my friend James suggests that we have to try the place … Continue reading

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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’s 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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