Category Archives: Sydney

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: Croquembouche Patisserie, Botany

I needed a little sustenance on my way to a pottery sale at Claypool. And this pastry shop looked very appealing. Ringing with the authentic sound of French accents, it looks like they serve up classic pastries and savouries too, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hicksons Izakaya, Walsh Bay

            So, what could be better than a little izakaya next to the water in Sydney? Not much, I think! Hicksons Izakaya has not been open that long, and is a welcome addition to the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Monkey’s Corner, Chippendale

  This looks like a really cute place to hang out for a drink and a snack sometime. Appealing design. Cosy. On Chippendale’s eat street, which I think is a phenomenal success in terms of urban design. Koi, as you … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Holy Duck! Chippendale

Just over a year past my first visit, I brought my pal Tim to Holy Duck! It’s as good as it was, but nicely, much busier than it was before when it looked like it was finding its feet. These … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: House Bar and Bistrot, Kings Cross

Nestled behind Kings Cross at the end of Kellett Street is the House Bar and Bistrot. Chef Mauro Forgillo, who has worked at Fratelli Fresh, Rockpool and Merivale restaurants had the dream to open his own restaurant, and he’s achieved … 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: Cafe Salina, Bronte

So, I took my dear friend Daniel on the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, and we, of course, needed sustenance en route, particularly after a swim at Bondi Icebergs. Cafe Salina has slightly higher ratings on Zomato than the other … 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: Chica Bonita, Manly

So many restaurants to choose from! We came to Chica Bonita (“Pretty Girl”) because somehow they’ve managed to score a little higher than everywhere else on Zomato. So, why not? And I like Mexican food, the authentic kind and the … Continue reading

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