Category Archives: Modern Australian

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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Sydney Food Diary: Cafe Kentaro, Surry Hills

I knew I knew the name Kentaro from somewhere… and that’s because I had brunch quite a while ago at Cafe Oratnek (Kentaro, backwards, get it?) in Redfern. I love me some Japanese fusion, and I can see the rest … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Meet Mica, Surry Hills

There’s a nice buzz happening about Meet Mica, and I think it’s well-deserved. I think the phenomenon of instagram-ready cafĂ©s and restaurants is an interesting one. I’d find it cynical or irksome if the visuals weren’t matched by the taste, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen

Truthfully, there’s not a lot of choice if you want to grab a quick meal before going to a show at the Seymour Centre. So, I was intrigued to try the Duck Inn Pub, which has excellent ratings on Zomato, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Embers Mezze Bar, Darlinghurst

It’s good to feel confirmed. Since the other two times I’ve been here, I’ve been impressed. So a third time makes me feel pretty confident to say: this place is amazing. Modern Lebanese food. A Modern Australian twist. Reasonable prices … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chin Chin, Surry Hills

It’s interesting when a restaurant has such a buzz that people have heard of it moving to Sydney without knowing where it is exactly, or in my case, that I didn’t exactly know what kind of food to expect (a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: et al., Potts Point

New kid on the block, et al., takes over from Impromptu, which lasted a little less than a year (I didn’t manage to get there!). In fact, the last time I ate here was when it was a modern Korean … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bistro Rex, Potts Point

This place has got a major buzz about it, whenever I’ve walked by. Sometimes I get this suspicious feeling with shiny, new, popular places like this. Is it hype? Will it deliver? We popped in for a pre-theatre dinner, and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bowery Lane, CBD

So, a lunch with some folks on our building’s body corporate; this is one of the favourite restaurants of one of them. At lunch, in the city, it has the feel of a business lunch; you’d want to have a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Momofuku Seibo, Star City

I’ve been to Momofuku Seibo at least twice (and loved it) but haven’t been to try it since the new chef, Paul Carmichael, Barbados-born, arrived. This was a thrilling, fun, tasty and memorable meal. I’ve never had fine dining combined … Continue reading

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