Hinode Japanese Restaurant

It’s not uncommon knowledge that you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Asian cuisine in Chatswood. Fancy some BBQ duck or pork at one of the many kitchens along Victoria Avenue? Or do you feel like joining the throng of the crowd waiting outside yum cha while you stare at the seafood tanks? Or…

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…

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…

Café Lyon

I still remember the ripple of discussion that swept through the mid-North Shore when the old Food & Plonk premises had been bought out and the notices outside the restaurant proclaimed that a European-style bistro would be opening. It was seemingly out of place with the various casual Thai restaurants and chicken shops lining the…