Category Reviews

Lumi Bar & Dining

It’s not often I dine ‘fine’, as it tends to reside on the ‘showy’ side of the culinary world, that rarely incites interest from me. However, this was my two-year anniversary with my fiancé, so the occasion called for it. Celebrating this milestone at Lumi Bar & Dining proved a prudent choice on this evening…. Continue reading

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Robuchon is a hard name to avoid in the French (and world) culinary scene, and it’s a level of recognition well deserved. The first time I had the privilege of dining here, I had my fucking socks knocked off with the simplest of dishes done to absolute perfection. Steak and Mash. Often when something so… Continue reading

The Dog House

The trick about having a busy inbox is to know which emails to ignore, and which ones to pay attention to. So when I received one inviting me to The Owl House’s new Thursday night Hot Dog soiree ‘Dog House’, it immediately raised an eyebrow. Selecting an appropriate aperitif in the Buttered Fashioned (Butter infused… Continue reading

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