Eastern Suburbs

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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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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Yellow

Yellow, Potts Point

November 23, 2013

Belated birthday celebrations for Mr O saw an invitation sent around to the usual crew. The invitation was an email that simply contained a link to a YouTube video of Coldplay’s hit song… yep, you guessed it… Yellow. Yellow is the latest offering from dynamic duo Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt. Sliding somewhere in between […]

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vincent

vincent, Woollahra

November 16, 2013

vin = wine. cent = 100. A restaurant with a wine list 100 bottles long. vincent is the latest offering from the crew behind buzo and Wine Library. Yes, that’s right, Traci Trinder, James Hird and Todd Garratt have a new baby. It’s French. They make their own cheese. Need I say more? Housed in […]

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buzo

buzo, Woollahra

August 3, 2013

buzo is one of my favourite restaurants of all time. Yes I know one of the owners through my friend Em but that doesn’t come into play here. With or without knowing one of the owners I love everything about buzo. From the cute converted terrace, knowledgeable waitstaff and great wine list through to the […]

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Monopole

Monopole, Potts Point

March 22, 2013

Monopole is Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt’s newish restaurant and wine bar. The duo have taken the knowledge learnt from running the hugely successful Bentley Restaurant & Bar and carved out an impressive looking eatery in Potts Point. Somewhat of a recent change, the restaurant now takes limited reservations with half of the tables for […]

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Bondi Hardware

Bondi Hardware, Bondi Beach

March 13, 2013

We rarely venture over to Bondi but an invitation to Bondi Hardware’s first birthday lured us in. Half of my colleagues are Bondi locals and a few have mentioned Bondi Hardware on a number of occasions. Share plates and a funky vibe, sounds like fun to me! Although my family now lives North West of […]

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Universal

Universal, Darlinghurst (Closed)

February 15, 2013

Same old story, different restaurant. We have wanted to go forever, but never actually got around to it until they decided they were closing. Yes, that’s right, after six years Christine Manfield has decided to close Universal at the end of April to focus on other projects. So naturally when I heard the news I […]

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Chiswick Restaurant

CHISWICK Restaurant, Woollahra

December 29, 2012

Lex’s mum’s birthday falls in between Christmas and New Year’s. Each year we get Lex’s brothers and their girlfriends together and surprise Sue with lunch. Last year we cooked up an Italian storm at home, the year before we dined along the waterfront at Sails. This year we decided to take Sue to Chiswick, Matt […]

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Perfection Chocolates & Sweets

Perfection Chocolates & Sweets, Rose Bay

June 16, 2012

For many years my older brother lived in Rose Bay in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Whenever he came to visit he would bring me goodies from a little store called Perfection Chocolates & Sweets. I adore their rocky road and nut cluster range. But being the chocolate fiend that I am, none of the […]

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Catalina

Catalina, Rose Bay

May 31, 2012

I’ve wanted to dine at Catalina since I first started working in advertising. It was mentioned often and always sounded wonderful. But back in the day I never got to go and with so many other places to choose from it somewhat dropped off my radar. As soon as I saw the offer of a […]

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Chiswick Restaurant

CHISWICK Restaurant, Woollahra

May 19, 2012

With rave reviews and the twitterverse going crazy for Chiswick, it was an easy decision to include Matt Moran & Peter Sullivan’s new restaurant in our Fatterday extravaganza. Located in the leafy streets of Woollahra in the small, yet pretty Chiswick Gardens, the first thing that surprised me was how big the restaurant was. And […]

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Three Blue Ducks

Three Blue Ducks, Bronte

May 19, 2012

So Fatterday is a concept that has grown out of our (Lex, Em, Mr O & my) slight obsession with dining out, having a few drinks and all things related to food. Our first two attempts were more or less prototypes which we tweaked along the way to finally develop into what we have here. […]

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buzo

buzo: b.o.b. (best of buzo) dinner, Woollahra

October 17, 2011

Sticky beef ribs, vincisgrassi, sgroppino, torta di verona… all synonymous with buzo restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. It feels like we’ve known about buzo forever, but truth be told we only dined at buzo for the first time in early 2009, though it seems hard to believe. For many buzo has been a […]

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