Restaurant Plage

It never fails to astound me just how good life is living on the lower North Shore. I can walk to Balmoral Beach in forty minutes or drive it in ten minutes. If I’m not in the mood for waves, I can walk down to an ocean pool in fifteen minutes, and at the same…

Bishop Sessa

I don’t know if this is the case for anyone else, but I think it’s alarming how quickly romantic nights out become a thing of the past when you move in and settle down with your significant other. If you both have 9-5 jobs, you develop a routine incredibly quickly: the morning ritual of getting…

The Governor’s Table

With winter having well and truly arrived early for Sydney, there is really nothing better than comfort food. Yesterday evening my brother-in-law made the most beautiful pappardelle bolognese, with thick ribbons of hand-made fresh pasta. His first ever attempt no less, and cooked perfectly al dente. I’ve personally only attempted to make pasta once for…

The Governor’s Table

In my younger years, I was fortunate enough to go to schools that placed a significant amount of importance on alternative methods of teaching. It’s not uncommon knowledge that children and teens have short attention spans let alone trying to teach them Chemistry and Ancient History through simply writing notes on a whiteboard and making…

Watts on Crown

I had bought a voucher for this place almost a year ago from Lime and Tonic (a website selling package experience deals similar to that of TravelZoo or Groupon, but these places have been tried and tested) and all but forgotten about it, pushed to the back of my mind with work and social commitments taking front…

Alfie & Hetty

We are all too well aware of the dilemma that happens when you have too much choice. Too many clothes – yet you have nothing to wear. A fridge full of fresh ingredients, snacks and ready-prepared meals – yet you have nothing to eat. This is pretty much my dilemma when it comes to Sydney’s…

Jones the Grocer

The sad reality is, I’ve always been a girl with an appetite. I enjoy chips with my burgers, tempura with my sushi, ice cream with my desserts. My gluttonous love for food in any shape or form knows no bounds, but what I do make sure is that if I splurge on a particularly decadent…

Selah

For those who are regular followers of the blog, you will know that I’ve already reviewed this restaurant on two occasions: my first visit back in May 2012, and then a slightly more recent diner in March this year. Both meals were absolute highlights for me and I dearly love the venue. Tucked away a…

Reel on Redleaf

I still remember a couple of years back when Reel Cafe used to be in Roseville, next to the ancient Roseville Cinemas, and I was absolutely devastated when they decided to move further north into Wahroonga. Reel introduced some of the finer points of Modern Australian dining to me, but the most reminiscent was my…

Garfish Kirribilli

‘Would it be possible to get a table inside?’ The waitress scanned the list of bookings and as I was one of the earlier bookings for dinner that evening, she agreed and led Lara Croft and myself to a table inside the restaurant. Tonight was one of my fortnightly catch ups over good food with…

Foveaux Restaurant & Bar

I was surprised, to say the least, to find a voucher for a hatted restaurant on Groupon. ‘Foveaux?’ I said aloud. ‘I’ve never heard of it.’ I looked up the restaurant’s menu and it was very easily the strangest combination and use of ingredients I’ve ever seen or tasted. While usually I’m not one that…

Selah

It was a cold, blustery Sydney evening and Persian Princess and I were on the search for somewhere to eat around Circular Quay. Our original place of choice was a little too crowded and noisy for our taste, and so I suggested a long-time favourite of mine, Selah, tucked away just down the street from…