Chin Chin

Chin Chin, Melbourne

November 1, 2014

One of the very best things about Chin Chin has to be the variety of dishes. Their focus spans the cuisine of South-East Asia which is vast and contains some of the best flavours on earth. A lot of my favourite dishes come from this part of the world. Being our third or fourth visit […]

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The Town Mouse

The Town Mouse, Carlton

October 31, 2014

There are all kinds of friends in life and when you are into food like we are some of the best are your dining buddies; you go to every new place with them, get terribly drunk at your regular haunts with them and suggest places you MUST eat at, around town and interstate, when not […]

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Bowery to Williamsburg

Bowery to Williamsburg, Melbourne

October 31, 2014

On previous trips to Melbourne we had noticed the Bowery to Williamsburg sign a few times on our way to one place or another and finally our curiosity got the better of us. Being a Friday morning it was the CBD office workers that were the majority in the cafe but it was still quite […]

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Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry, Rosebery

October 4, 2014

After a morning workout at trampoline land, Sky Zone, what better way to spend the afternoon that a long lunch at Da Mario followed by dessert at Black Star Pastry. Yes, that is indeed how I planned our Saturday morning adventure to the inner west with Arch & Mim. After all, life is all about […]

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Billy Kwong Chinese Eating House

Billy Kwong, Surry Hills

October 1, 2014

When we got word that Kylie was moving her restaurant to Potts Point we lamented the fact that we had not returned since our very first visit (and very first blog post) nearly 5 years ago. It just so happened we spotted an Instagram by Kylie saying that for the last 19 days of service […]

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Four Frogs Creperie

Four Frogs Creperie, Mosman

September 21, 2014

The last time we were in Melbourne we sussed out the crepe offering at Roule Galette which wasn’t too shabby at all, but I was keen to find a crepiere closer to home to satisfy my crepe cravings. And when in the space of just a few days a handful of people told me about […]

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Sweet Belem

Sweet Belem, Petersham

August 31, 2014

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 little more about […]

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The Oxford Tavern

The Oxford Tavern, Petersham

August 31, 2014

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 […]

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Cho Cho San

Cho Cho San, Potts Point

August 28, 2014

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 and my favourite cuisines we had […]

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Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo, Manly

August 28, 2014

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 […]

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4Fourteen

4Fourteen, Surry Hills

August 27, 2014

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 […]

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El Loco

El Loco, Surry Hills

August 27, 2014

If there is one annoying character trait I find in regards to dining out it would be that I dislike bandwagon jumping for the latest restaurant opening. I actively avoid quite a lot of new places in the first weeks because of this. El Loco was one such place, there was so much blogger attention […]

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County Dining

County Dining, Morpeth

August 24, 2014

We first met Heather Moore in her managerial role at Bacchus Restaurant in early 2012. Heather is one of those hospitality folk who just ‘get it’. She’s a welcoming host who ensures her guests are well looked after. When I heard Heather was opening her own restaurant with Chef Jamie Ryan I couldn’t wait to […]

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Muse Kitchen

Muse Kitchen, Pokolbin

August 23, 2014

When Marcos & Missy made plans to visit from NYC we decided a trip to the Hunter was required. Our group hired a luxurious architect-designed house and left Sydney for the weekend. We decided it would be best to have lunch out and about during our day touring the wineries, and Muse Kitchen seemed the […]

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