Category Archives: Sydney

Sydney Food Diary: Ouroboros Organic Wholefoods

As I’ve said before, Sydney’s a tough place to open a restaurant or cafe. It’s not enough to have good food, or a good idea. It has to be the right vibe for the right place as well. So, it’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pieno, Surry Hills

So, I live pretty close to Pieno, as do friends of mine in Surry Hills. And it’s a funny thing. Pieno is on the CBD side of Crown Street, and Kawa is on the other side, and most friends prefer … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Stanbuli, Enmore

Enmore Road is chock-a-block with new bars and cool restaurants these days. I will be back to try some of the new ones I spotted, but was very glad to catch up with my excellent friend Mary to go to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Barzaari, Marrickville

I love a restaurant in an unexpected place, and while I’d heard about this much-lauded restaurant in Marrickville, it was still a surprise to walk along a humble section of Addison Road to find this stylish fit-out among the other … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie, Waterloo

We were browsing carpets in PYD. Yup, we were. In need of coffee, and perhaps a little snack, we stopped by here. We actually did a macaron class here years ago, so we know the quality of the pastries and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Adriano Zumbo Patisserie, Circular Quay

The Zumbo empire expands. And why not? I think the fame is not (only) based on his appearances on Masterchef and then his own dessert competition show, but because he makes beautiful pastries. I stopped in for a look. I … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Holy Duck! Chippendale

Located on the new dining strip, Kensington Street, next to Central Park Sydney, I reckon Holy Duck is going to be a great success. Opened by the successful folks behind the Chef’s Gallery, it’s a great way of making the … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Bread & Fill, Circular Quay

Hmm. Coffee at 11am on a Saturday. In search of a little fuel in between the Max Dupain-inspired exhibit at the State Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Three people behind the counter but not enough staff: the cashier … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Happy D’s, Redfern

Hilarious. My kingdom for a wine glass with a dumpling illustration on it! Happy D’s is a very happy place with a long, fake, ironic fishtank, a kick-arse neon sign and a good selection of drinks (wine, beer, sake and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Snag Stand, Westfield, CBD

I’m trying to eat less meat these days. It’s good to do so for the environment and for my health. But sausages are a weakness. I’ve wanted to try the Snag Stand many a time, but flashier fare has called … Continue reading

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