L’Ambassade d’Auvergne

This was my first time visiting L’Ambassade d’Auvergne, but it certainly won’t be my last. Like many restaurants nestled deep in Paris’ Marais district, it’s old world-charm looks onto some of the prettiest streets of le ville lumiere. Perfect for a quiet night enjoying some Aligot, a sometimes overlooked dish that Massif Central France has… Continue reading

Sushiko Honten

Surprisingly, decent but well-priced sushi didn’t appear as ubiquitous as I had imagined it would be in Tokyo. But it’s out there… as is bad sushi, and great (but extremely expensive) sushi. Sushiko Honten fell under the latter of these categories. As we poked our heads through the tiny door of the minimalist slate and… Continue reading

A Guide To Lyon

This was the third (but most important) time I’d been to the ‘Capital of Lights’, and France’s third largest city – Lyon. The city itself has all the beauty you’d imagine of a scaled-down Paris, and the charm to boot, with less of the bedlam that comes with being an international capital. Lyon has swiftly… Continue reading

Nour – Collaborative Review

Food critic Jackie McMillan and I have been friends for some years now. She’s the lovely lady that got me into the food writing game, having been the editor for CityHub for a good stint (a paper which I briefly wrote for), and being the owner and author of Sydney’s finest food blog – Does… Continue reading

Chez Robert et Louise

Every time I’m in Paris, it’s hard to resist the temptation to mosey on down to one of my favourite ‘Mom & Pop’ establishments nestled deeply in the heart of the Marais; Chez Robert et Louise. This increasingly commercialised restaurant (we bought a t-shirt for lols at 20 euros) is still serving up the goods,… Continue reading

I’d Rather Eat McDonalds

Masquerading as a reputable establishment, La Dame d’Aquitaine, is situated inside an old crypt in the otherwise pleasant city of Dijon, France. The multitude of positive preexisting reviews for this restaurant lead me to suspect they were written before a recent change of ownership, or the less palatable idea that the reviewers had suffered from some… Continue reading

The Grind & Co

  Restaurant in an abandoned train? Rave in a semi trailer? How about a café in a shipping container? Sure, why not… add it to the list of weird shit I never thought I’d see. But Christine and Rani Ousman’s new coffee and food bar ‘The Grind & Co’ – nestled in the parking lot… Continue reading

Bach Eatery

After hearing an odd whisper or two about Bach Eatery, I thought I’d pop down one Sunday evening and see for myself what all the hype surrounding ‘New Zealand cuisine’ was about. The predictably trendy interior was actually very welcoming, and sitting at a high table to the side of the restaurant gave an almost… Continue reading

Le Pub

Descending the stairs of the CBD’s go-to French Bistro ‘Le Pub’, this seemingly trendy, tardis-like, Parisian-style establishment opens up to reveal an odd mix of ‘after work drinks’ crowd, ‘family diners’, and ‘girls night’ victims. Nonetheless, the tastefully decorated venue is quite comfortable, albeit a little raucous. Starting with a traditional entree of Escargots de… Continue reading