Category SYDNEY

Aqua Dining (Milson’s Point)

Descending the steep hills of Sydney’s lower North Shore can be a daunting task. Keeping your eyes on the road while trying not to be distracted by the expansive vistas of our glorious harbour can prove a challenge… but fear not! If you do take a tumble, you may find yourself rolling all the way… Continue reading

Where’s Nick (Marrickville)

Gorrondona, Dormilona, Poggerino, Damiano and Colombiere. No, this is not some ’Lorem Ipsum’ style placeholder text. It’s the name of a bunch of wines I’ve never heard of before, and they’re all available by the glass at Marrickville newcomer Where’s Nick. I first stumbled across this breath-of-fresh-air the week of its inception, completely by accident…. Continue reading

Two Chaps (Marrickville)

It had been a while since I had the luxury of sitting at a forty five degree angle on a wobbly wooden bench while enjoying my lunch, so a visit to Marrickville local favourite ‘Two Chaps’ sorted that particular hole in my calendar right out. If you’re not aware of ‘Two Chaps’, they’re also the… Continue reading

The Owl House (Potts Point)

Anyone who frequented the Stanley end of Crown Street, would know that I may as well have been painted as a mural on the wall outside number 97, slowly sipping my martini. This address, of course, was the old hat stand for Amir Halpert, owner / operator of The Owl House. They say change is… Continue reading

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

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

Fishbone (Alexandria)

I stumbled into Fishbone on a rainy day last week (as much as someone can stumble into any establishment in Alexandria), on account of having to change venues to a more accessible place, to meet a friend who was on wheels. He’d hunted down this local Fish & Chip outlet last minute, and was racing… Continue reading

Barmuda (Newtown)

The outdoor seating at Barmuda leaves precious little space between you and the adjacent lunch crowd, making awkward silences, well… awkward. No stranger to uncomfortable social situations I remained stoic in the face of silence, until the unbearable lack of chit-chat got the better of the couple sitting beside me. “Are you a local around… Continue reading