Posts tagged 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

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

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

Orto Trading Co. (Surry Hills)

Years back, Orto Trading Co. was a staple for my friends and I. With its concealed location (advantageous for facilitating private conversations, when people-watching is off the menu), its frontage is anything but – and its al fresco garden area – comfortable for any lunchtime configuration. On this occasion I noticed an ever-so-slight dip in… Continue reading

Buffalo Dining Club (Darlinghurst)

Every now and then one needs a quick reminder of some of their city’s finest go-tos. For me, one of those is Buffalo Dining Club. For the last since-I-can-remember I’ve frequented this enclave of casual elegance – hidden in plain sight – just off Victoria Street, Darlinghurst. The ordering style here is simple. No fuss,… Continue reading

Sydney’s Best Burgers – Mary’s

*** FEATURED IN CITY HUB – BEST OF SYDNEY 2015 *** My favourite type of burger (and the best type, because I’m always right), consists of a meat patty, American style cheese, a pickle, and a killer bun. Sometimes bacon. No egg. No pineapple. No beetroot. Got it? Good. It’s simplicity (like a good Pizza)… Continue reading