The Original Meatball Company

When I was setting up my new place, I spent a fair few of my lunchtimes walking up and down York Street in the Sydney CBD. My workplace is on Carrington Street, and I’d use my hunch hour to walk to almost Town Hall. I made quite a few pricey visits to Lincraft and Mitre…

La Rosa Bar & Pizza

A few weeks ago I handed in my notice to finish up at my workplace of a year. I had been working full-time in a legal department, where we referred applicants to solicitors on a pro bono basis. While I was pleased at having reached the one year mark and stuck it out through the highs and…

Hot Star Fried Chicken

Once in a while, one has got to indulge in a little of what I like to call “dirty food”. Doughy pizza piled with lots of oozy, melted cheese and loaded with slices of cured meat that are speckled liberally with pockets of delicious fat. Burgers with their shiny and pillow-soft bread buns, stuffed full…

Sushi E

Sushi e is located on Level 3 of the Establishment Hotel; one of the city’s most notable Merivale venues in the middle of the Sydney CBD. Upon arriving at Level 4, I was slightly surprised to see that it was right in the corner of Hemmesphere, which occupied most of the floor. It was a…

Ash St. Cellar

One of my most disliked vegetables are cucumbers, and yet funnily enough I can never get enough of pickles, or cornichons, as I like to call them. Only a few weeks ago I got home late-ish, around 11.00pm (it wasn’t a school night), and had a downright outrageous craving for…vanilla ice cream and cornichons. Now…

The Flynn

According to the wise words of Wikipedia, Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian actor, known for his romantic swashbuckler-style roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. In 1935 he was married to French-born actress Lili Damita (who was one very stunningly gorgeous lady; look her up if you have the time), before they…

Encasa

It was time for a long overdue catch-up with two of my favourite Zumba girls. With the pressure of them trustingly bestowing the duty of selecting a venue up to me, I decided that we pay Encasa Restaurant a visit. Having previously visited Encasa Deli many times when I worked around the corner, I was curious…

Sydney Madang

The Sister and I have very different tastes when it comes to movies: I like my action, drama and comedy movies, while she’s very much into her romantic comedies, international cinema and documentaries. During the Boxing Day sales I bought the DVD of The Hunger Games and insisted she watch it with me over dinner that…

Bambini Trust

When my boss discovered that I was an avid foodie, one of the first questions she asked me was whether or not I’ve ever visited Bambini Trust. I replied in the negative, and took her word for it that it was a place that I should visit. The list of recommendations I get from people…

Le Pub

I may have mentioned this previously, but I’m not really a huge fan of the fine dining scene. Sydney is yet to live up to the calibre of international customer service, whether it be in retail or dining. For me, as fine dining is as much about the service and atmosphere as it is the…

Barrafina Tapas

Barrafina Tapas is located in a rather quiet corner of the Sydney CBD, situated on Bligh Street and surrounded by corporate office buildings. It was therefore no surprise to see predominantly businessmen and women at the establishment, spilling out into the outdoor dining area on the street as they chatted and mingled with a glass…

Alpha

Alpha was the new kid on the block and everyone was talking about it. Being a relative novice when it comes to Greek cuisine, I was initially rather reluctant to sample it, right until I accidentally walked by it and was immediately intrigued by its gorgeous, modern interior and design. I jumped online to scan…