Bacchus Restaurant

Bacchus Restaurant, Newcastle (Closed)

April 20, 2012

Newcastle sounds like a long way to go for dinner, but not when some of your best friends live up that way. Dylan grew up in the Lake Macquarie area, north of the Central Coast and south of Newcastle. Most of his friends have moved to Sydney or New York, but a couple still live […]

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Gourmet Traveller Reader’s Dinner: Bilson’s, Sydney (Closed)

September 19, 2011

We always seem to be talking about ‘The List’ and I guess it is for a good reason. There are sooooo many restaurants we want to go to and only limited time and money to eat at them all. But if there was a place we needed to bump up ‘The List’ it would have […]

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The Montpellier Public House

The Montpellier Public House, Randwick (Closed)

September 15, 2011

‘The List’ of restaurants seems to be never ending and it takes quite some time for us to actually get to restaurants on the list. We finally got to Restaurant Balzac in June and wished we’d got there so much earlier as it wasn’t long after our first visit that chef/owner Matthew Kemp announced he […]

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Guillaume at Bennelong

Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney (Closed)

August 13, 2011

Birthdays seem to be the best excuse to tick off restaurants from our wish list and this year for Em’s 29th she chose Guillaume at Bennelong, a place that has been on all of our bucket lists for many years. Born in Paris, Guillaume worked at several highly regarded French restaurants, including four years at […]

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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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Tetsuya’s, Sydney

April 30, 2011

There is no better excuse than a birthday to go for something a little over the top, and for my 29th it had to be Tetsuya’s. This was the last of the ‘big ones’ on our list of restaurants to eat at, well at least in this country anyway, and I was more excited than […]

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Bécasse, Sydney (Closed)

February 14, 2011

Valentine’s Day for Dylan and I is really just an excuse to go out for a nice meal – and what could be better than splurging on a French degustation menu. I’d dined at Bécasse previously courtesy of the advertising industry’s love affair with fancy corporate lunches. Dylan on the other hand had never experienced […]

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Marque Restaurant, Surry Hills

January 28, 2011

Two of the things I love most in the world are food and birthdays, so naturally my birthday always involves a celebration with close friends and good food. I spent my 25th in the Hunter Valley tasting some of the region’s most decorated wines and fresh local produce, my 26th at a pasta making course […]

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Jacques Reymond Cuisine du Temps

Jacques Reymond, Prahran (Closed)

September 2, 2010

We had not heard very much about Jacques Reymond before doing a little reading and planning for our Melbourne road trip. Looking over the menu and hearing of Jacques’ philosophies on food we knew we had to dine there. Being widely known as Melbourne’s best restaurant had us buzzing with anticipation to see if Melbourne’s […]

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maze, Melbourne

maze, Melbourne (Closed)

August 29, 2010

I’ve always been impressed by Gordon Ramsay from those early years when you could flick to SBS and catch a glimpse of him doing what he does best. Having become more of a fan over the years I’d been waiting with anticipation to see when he would bring his brand to Australia. As much as […]

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