Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Roman Food Diary: Sora Margherita and Le Mani in Pasta

I arrived in Rome at 6.30am, got myself into Travestere a few hours later, and then my kind AirBNB host allowed me to check in at 10.30am. But she still had to clean the apartment, so I went out for … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Dulcies, Kings Cross

So, my friend John says, he says, there’s a night at a bar in Kings Cross where the theme is that they show slides from other people’s family holidays. Bad holiday snaps. It’s an amusing idea, and an amusing bar, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Soi 25 Thai Restaurant, Darlinghurst

This to me seems a high form of bravery. Soi 25, a new Thai restaurant in Darlinghurst, has taken over the space of the old Darlinghurst branch of Spice I Am. I don’t know why Spice I Am closed up … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bao Dao Taiwanese Kitchen, Chatswood

I don’t know Taiwanese cuisine very well. I’ve heard about the famous beef noodle soup, that seems to be gaining in popularity these days, and the other dishes seem familiar, but I’m still a bit foggy: so it was good … 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: BCD Tofu House, Epping

It’s not like we get to Epping very often. But someone on Gumtree was selling some Krosno glasses that I hoped would complete our set, and they’ve stopped selling them at Myers. They were the right model but … shrunk. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Babylon, Westfield CBD

I didn’t even know Westfield CBD had a seventh floor, but Lai Heng told me it’s new. Head Chef Arman Uz, from the restaurant Efendy, uses influences from Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon and Egypt, presenting a menu of dishes to … 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‚Äôs 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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Coffee in Sydney: 2.0 Coffee Co, Darlinghurst

If anyone reads my reviews regularly, they’ll know that I love latte art. I love it. Coffee in Australia is generally great. Coffee in Sydney is generally superb (I’d guess it is in all capital cities). Because the quality is … 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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