Sweet Belem, Petersham

I'd always heard Sydney's best Portuguese tarts could be found at Sweet Belem but I never realised they were located in Petersham. That changed for the better over a feast at The Oxford Tavern. Demolishing a platter of meats and relaxing with a few drinks our friend Lil started telling us a … Continue reading

The Oxford Tavern, Petersham

I can't say the old Oxford Tavern is a place I ever visited. But the new digs is somewhere I've wanted to suss out for a while, especially since Jamie Thomas installed 'Black Betty' the smoker. A catch up with friends was the perfect excuse for a Sunday sesh. And what better way to spend a … Continue reading

Cho Cho San, Potts Point

Cho Cho San is the second joint venture of restaurateur Sam Christie and chef Jonathon Barthelmess (the first being The Apollo). Ever since opening in June the interwebs has been filled with smoked duck steamed buns, Petuna ocean trout, fried chicken and udon. With Japanese being one of Dylan … Continue reading

Papi Chulo, Manly

Following on from our weekend away in the Hunter Valley we had two weeks of holidays booked for a Sydney 'staycation' and one place we were quite keen to hit was Papi Chulo, partly because we were heading to Oxford Tavern for a taste of what 'Black Betty' has to offer a few days later and of … Continue reading

4Fourteen, Surry Hills

Back in 2011 we dined at The Four in Hand Dining Room and have always talked about checking out 4Fourteen. But we talk about a lot of restaurants and of course it just ended up on that never ending list of ours. When the New Yorkers were in town they'd flagged 4Fourteen as a place they'd like … Continue reading