Category Archives: Modern Australian

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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Sydney Food Diary: The Nielsen, Vaucluse

I really wasn’t expecting at a beach during school holidays to pop into a restaurant and for it to be so elegant. But it was. Fine dining in a lovely location and a very pretty old house at Nielsen Park. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: No. 1 Bent Street by Mike

So, let’s talk about Mike. I mean, Mike is a pretty common name, so I think it’s amazing that Mike McEnearney​ has cornered the market on putting his name on a restaurant and causing a buzz. He was at Rockpool, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: love.fish, Barangaroo

     While I find the meals pricey at Barangaroo, I’ve not really had a miss so far. The atmosphere, open and airy, is matched with the constant buzz of people enjoying themselves, the view, the food and each other’s company. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Saint Peter, Paddington

I’d heard various rumours of greatness; a smart young food blogger told me at our Christmas food bloggers event that Saint Peter was her favourite current restaurant; I’d seen a few good reviews but not read them carefully; SMH’s Good … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pheast, Waverley

It looks like a casual café, albeit with some nice artwork and greenery up, but the food is sophisticated. With a focus on vegetables, the dishes here are ‘globally influenced’ and more importantly, tasty. For three of us, we ordered … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Around the corner of Haven and a few blocks away from Meet Mica, Devon is the original purveyor of Asian-Western fusion brunches and lunches. I last reviewed the Devon in 2015, three years ago, and it’s good to report (bringing … Continue reading

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