Category Reviews

Nomad (Surry Hills) *Update*

It’d been too many moons since I popped my head into Surry Hills’ stalwart Nomad, so it was time to see what they’d been up to. Turns out, they’re still up to their old tricks. We foolishly begin with “not enough Oysters”, and are swiftly forced to order a couple more per head, with their… Continue reading

The Wild Rover (Surry Hills)

If you’re a fan of finding out what exists on the other side of doors like this, you’ll probably really enjoy sticking your head into The Wild Rover. Officially a Whiskey Bar, the somewhat aesthetically conflicted interior combines zoological images with exposed brick, brass and dark woods in an unpretentious display, that surprisingly proves easy… Continue reading

Lyle’s (London)

Lyle’s is a name you hear hushed by more London foodies than any others in recent years, and I’d been absent from the city’s graces since the restaurant’s inception back in 2014. I was however, a long standing fan of St. John – Clerkenwell’s seminal offal diner – and a far better night out than if… Continue reading

St. Leonards (London)

Amidst the palpable and often painful trendiness of Old Street, lies perhaps one of London’s best new culinary landmarks – St. Leonards. Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke of Brunswick House fame lend visionary witness to what – on surface value – appears to have developed a welcomed identity crisis. Fresh shucked Oysters remain on display… Continue reading

Chinese Noodle Restaurant (Haymarket)

Once a household name amongst my friends group, the unimaginatively named Chinese Noodle Restaurant (or “Dumpling Drama” as we referred to it. Don’t ask), has been off my radar for the last couple of years, until my interest was recently reignited by mention from a friend. A return visit was in order. You could just as easily… Continue reading

Double Zero (Broadbeach)

Calling all Gold Coastians! There’s an AVPN accredited Pizzeria right in your hood, and it appears somewhat underappreciated. Those of us who probe the globe, pursuing establishments with this OG seal of Neapolitan approval, know all too well the eyebrow raise this bat-signal elicits. For those of you unaware, Neapolitan style pizza is to regular… Continue reading