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

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