Lunch

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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Racine Restaurant

Racine Restaurant, Orange

September 2, 2012

Racine Restaurant is located at La Colline winery in Orange, an 8 minute drive from the city centre. Shaun and Willa Arantz own and operate Racine, with Shaun heading up the kitchen and Willa managing the business side of things. They’ve been running Racine for close to four years and received their first hat in […]

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Factory Espresso

Factory Espresso, Orange

September 1, 2012

Bill Parianos and his wife Lisa began roasting coffee beans in Orange in 2005, supplying “Bill’s Beans” to cafes and restaurants. Two years later they opened their espresso bar, Bills Beans, in a converted butcher’s shop in East Orange. Fast forward a few years and they’ve now opened Factory Espresso, a relatively new offshoot of […]

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Ocean Room

Ocean Room, Sushi & Sashimi Masterclass, The Rocks (Closed)

August 25, 2012

Dylan and I both love Japanese food, especially sashimi, so we were thrilled to have been invited to a sushi and sashimi masterclass at Ocean Room. And what a stunning winters day in Sydney; with barely a cloud in sight it was a perfect day to head down to the waterfront. Ocean Room is located […]

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Restaurant Atelier #porkfest

Restaurant Atelier, Pork Masterclass – #porkfest, Glebe (Closed)

July 29, 2012

Pork is the ‘it’ thing at the moment. Everyone is talking about it, eating it and cooking it… or attempting to cook it. There are many who just have no idea how to cook pork, especially pork crackling. We don’t eat pork at home very often, but when we do we generally pan-fry a pork […]

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New Shanghai

New Shanghai, Chatswood Chase, Chatswood

July 7, 2012

Hidden away in the corner of the food court at Chatswood Chase is New Shanghai, a Shanghai-style restaurant offering dim sim, soups, noodles, stir fries and desserts to hungry shoppers. Chatswood Chase is one of their five Sydney locations – the others being Ashfield (original), Chatswood (Lemon Grove Plaza), Bondi Junction and the newly opened […]

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Helm Bar

Helm Bar, Darling Harbour

June 23, 2012

When hidden away from the sun, in the shadow of buildings, the city did its best to pull the warmth right out of our bodies. But the moment we made it down to Darling Harbour the sun was beaming down with great fervour and it appeared that Sydney had put on a fantastic winter’s day. […]

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Looma's

Looma’s, Bankstown

June 9, 2012

I have a confession to make. I love pies. Buttery shortcrust pastry, flaky puff and piping hot meaty filling – what’s not to love? But pies have got a bad rep over the years, some would say unfairly. Pies are like pizza – you can get the downright dirty variety, cheap n cheerful, homemade and […]

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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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Cala Luna

Cala Luna, Mosman (Relocated)

September 10, 2011

Dylan and I were recently offered to sample a new deal from the group buying website Ouffer. The deal was for lunch for two at Cala Luna in Mosman. We live quite far away from Mosman (then again we live quite far away from most places!) but having heard good things about the restaurant we […]

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Quay

Quay, The Rocks

September 2, 2011

When Dylan and I were deciding what to do for our 6th anniversary we ummed and ahhed for quite some time. For our 4th anniversary we dined at 4 restaurants (4 for 4), for our 5th anniversary we spent two weeks travelling from Sydney to the Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. We ate a lot […]

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Restaurant Balzac

Restaurant Balzac, Randwick (Closed)

August 12, 2011

Taking a day off work to celebrate Em’s birthday with breakfast at Danks Street Depot and plans of afternoon drinks at Wine Library, we knew we had to continue the trend of indulgence throughout the day. Em and Mr. O had not yet been to Restaurant Balzac and with its revamp quickly approaching, the awesome […]

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Sassy's Red

Sassy’s Red, Westfield Sydney

May 19, 2011

While Sydney fashionistas have been delighting in the new Westfield shopping centre in Pitt Street Mall, the foodies have been drooling over level 5; the Westfield Sydney City ‘food court’ known as “Food On Five”. On my first four visits to the food court (I don’t get out of the office for lunch too often) […]

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Thai Splendid

Thai Splendid, Rouse Hill

March 15, 2011

I absolutely love living in north west Sydney except for two things: the distance from the city and the lack of good cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are not many good dining options in the north west and it frustrates me to no end. The prices tend to be quite high and the quality quite […]

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