Dinner

Rosetta

Rosetta, Southbank

December 30, 2014

Rosetta is the only Rockpool Group restaurant that we were yet to dine at – and that is only because it happens to be interstate. But for New Year’s Eve we decided to do things a little different and celebrate down in Melbourne. To make it more ‘fun’ we decided it would have to be […]

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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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Hare & Grace

Hare and Grace, Melbourne (Closed)

October 30, 2014

When Dylan had to fly down to Melbourne for work there was one thing on my mind, a sneaky weekend feasting in one of our favourite cities. And so it came to be that I flew down to Melbourne on Thursday and headed straight for Hare & Grace. Hare & Grace was Raymond Capaldi’s restaurant […]

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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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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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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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Guillaume

Guillaume, Paddington

August 15, 2014

If there was a more anticipated reopening in the Sydney restaurant scene than Guillaume Brahimi’s self-titled Guillaume I have not seen it. After 12 years at Bennelong the December 31st closure was quite a public affair but thankfully ‘only’ 8 months later the French inspired Modern Australian establishment was ready to reopen. And open just […]

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Hartsyard

Hartsyard, Newtown

June 15, 2014

Hartsyard is Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart’s ‘urban homestead’. A restaurant with a focus on seasonal produce and nose-to-tail cooking with a focus on Southern American cuisine. Think fried chicken, biscuits (similar to British scones) and crazy desserts. It’s a little bit American and a little bit inner-west. Hartsyard is one of those places I’d […]

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Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney

Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney, Sydney

May 3, 2014

Having respect for every venue under the Rockpool umbrella and great admiration for the man behind it all, I have recently found myself becoming a bit of a fanboy of sorts. So when news hit that there had been a fire at Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney with extensive damage I was a bit sad. […]

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MoVida Sydney

MoVida Sydney, Surry Hills

April 5, 2014

Impromptu is what I would call this adventure. There were more booking changes and phone calls to and from the restaurant than I’d ever experienced before. A VERY late attempt at booking on a Saturday night only a day ahead may have been the catalyst but the MoVida team took it in their stride and […]

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sushi-e

sushi-e, March Into Merivale 2014, Sydney

April 4, 2014

Japanese is one of my favourite cuisines. I just love the precision that goes into it. While you can definitely recreate many dishes at home I always find that to get the most from Japanese food you need to go to a Japanese restaurant. Lex had been to sushi-e on a number of occasions with […]

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Emmilou

Emmilou, Surry Hills (Closed)

March 20, 2014

Emmilou (Lounge & Tapas Bar) is Chris Cranswick-Smith’s tapas bar and lounge. I heard about it back in 2009 when a colleagues’ brother began to import Argentinian wine. Emmilou was one of the restaurants buying their wines. I’d heard good things. Yet another ‘on the list’ restaurant that we’d simply never got to. As we […]

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Maha

Maha, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

Maha is Shane Delia’s Middle Eastern fine dining restaurant in Melbourne. I initially came across Shane on Twitter and thought his style of cooking sounded rather interesting. When he appeared on Masterchef I became even more curious. Then SBS Feast magazine were giving away Shane’s Spice Journey DVD with every subscription – sold. Dylan loves […]

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Huxtaburger

Huxtaburger, Melbourne

February 13, 2014

A few months had passed since our first visit to Huxtaburger and I was keen to head back and see what I thought second time around. So after an afternoon drinking session which rolled on into the evening we headed out for a late night burger. Theo – double beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, bbq […]

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