Category Archives: Sydney

Coffee in Sydney: Pelican Hills, Surry Hills

So, the Alta Building on Goulburn Street at Riley Street was finished at the end of 2011. Which means I’ve seen 7 or 8 years of restaurants and cafes come and go at the ground level. There was Pachamama House, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bayswater Kitchenette, Kings Cross

It was good preparation to go to Bayswater Kitchenette before my vacation in Italy. The team (Broadsheet tells me it’s Glenda Lau, Alessia Bottini and Robert Patterson-Hyde) is serving up deceptively simple homestyle Italian food. The flavours are rich, savoury … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mr Sun’s Fried Bun, Waterloo

  In Waterloo, there’s an entire little neighbourhood springing up of Asian restaurants, and not the typical Asian restaurants in most parts of Sydney. They seem to be regional Chinese restaurants, and some others, aimed mainly at students and other … Continue reading

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2019 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

(A work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors, the Enmore Theatre. See review here. Jane Siberry in concert at the Camelot Lounge, Sydney. Jane Siberry hosting Songwriters in the Round at the Estonian … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ume Burger, Barangaroo

It was a choice for us between Belle’s Hot Chicken and Ume Burger, and since Ume Burger had chicken burgers (but Belle’s didn’t have anything Japanese), we went for Ume Burger! I opted for the special of the day, which … 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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