Category Archives: Modern Australian

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 caf├ęs 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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Sydney Food Diary: The Unicorn Hotel, Paddington

OK. I’m confused. Yes, I am. I had this on my list of places to try since Broadsheet lauded it as amusing updated takes on Aussie cuisine (prawn cocktail, Jatz crackers) after being taken over by some of the new … Continue reading

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