Sydney CBD


Quay, The Rocks

January 26, 2013

It has become a bit of tradition for the four of us (Lex, Em, Mr O & I) to make birthdays the pinnacle of our gastronomic explorations. The 4 days of the year we let loose – literally, I went sans belt – and do not let our logical budget conscious minds interfere with our […]

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Jackie M Malaysian Cooking Masterclass

Jackie M, Malaysian Cooking Masterclass, The Grace Hotel, Sydney

December 9, 2012

Who is Jackie M? Jackie is a self-taught chef. Her restaurant, Jackie M Malaysian Cuisine, is one of the best Malaysian restaurants in Sydney. The restaurant is only open three nights a week, but Jackie and her team can also be found at Leichhardt, Marrickville, Concord Hospital and Hornsby-Kuringai Hospital markets most weekends of the […]

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The Woods

The Woods, Sydney (Closed)

December 4, 2012

If you’ve read some earlier posts or follow me on Twitter you would know I love Grain, the new bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Dylan and I were invited to the opening and have returned several times since. I love the design, being able to sit at the high tables and watch the […]

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Rockpool on George

Rockpool on George, The Rocks (Relocated)

December 1, 2012

Turning 30 worries some of my friends, but for most of us it’s a reason to celebrate. We celebrated Dylan’s 30th with a group of friends at our beloved buzo. Em’s shindig was at her favourite, Sepia. My birthday, which falls at the end of January, has been booked in at Quay for many months […]

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Bistrode CDB

Crave SIFF 2012: Bistrode CBD’s ‘Uncorked’, Sydney

October 30, 2012

As always Crave pulled us in all different directions – would we tempt ourselves with a decadent feast at one of the ‘hatted’ restaurants or hunt down what we felt was an opportunity to be wowed by some of the smaller guys. Bistrode CBD’s ‘Uncorked’ resonated with not only Lex & I but of course […]

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The Dip

The Dip, Sydney (Closed)

September 26, 2012

Dude food. Not something Lex or I are that into. But when a catch up with foodpornnation and Brazil was locked in, they convinced us to head to The Dip for a dude food hit. Don’t get me wrong, when done well ‘dude food’ can be pretty spectacular. But it can also be very meh. […]

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GRAIN, Sydney

September 20, 2012

Spring is in the air and the party season vibe is starting to amp up. I just love this time of the year. It’s also the season for new life – there seems to be openings left, right and centre. Monday 10th September saw the opening of GRAIN, a bespoke bar at Four Seasons Hotel, […]

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Mamak, Haymarket

August 29, 2012

One of the bloggers we met at the Restaurant Atelier blogger dinner was foodpornnation. It was there we discovered she had never dined at Mamak but had read about it on our blog. It didn’t take long for us to lock in a catch up… at Mamak of course. This time around it was Lex […]

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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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Sydney Seafood School

Sydney Seafood School with David Thompson, Pyrmont

June 2, 2012

David Thompson fell in love with Thailand on a trip there in 1986. He subsequently moved to Bangkok where he learnt the fundamentals of Thai cooking and spent many years researching techniques and recipes. David opened his first restaurant in 1991, Darley Street Thai, which was awarded Best Thai Restaurant in the SMH Good Food […]

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Tetsuya’s, Sydney

May 1, 2012

I love birthdays and as Dylan was turning 30 this year I knew I had to take him somewhere special. And I knew it had to be Tetsuya’s. We celebrated Dylan’s 29th with a group of friends at Tetsuya’s last year and it immediately became one of his favourite restaurants. I made the booking and […]

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Sepia Restaurant

Sepia Restaurant, Sydney

April 13, 2012

Ever since our first adventure at Sepia during Crave SIFF last year we have wanted to return and experience all that Martin Benn and his exceptional team have to offer. Mr O was hassling us all to book it in and in the end we caved and told him to book it. During the months […]

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Bistrode CBD

Bistrode CBD, March Into Merivale 2012, Sydney

March 23, 2012

Bistrode CBD is a place I walk past every week day. I work just a few doors down the street and have had a few sneaky drinks at CBD Hotel from time to time but have somehow never ventured upstairs to the restaurant. When deciding what restaurants to check out during March Into Merivale 2012 […]

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La Bodeguita del Medio

La Bodeguita del Medio, Sydney (Closed)

March 21, 2012

If there was one thing I had heard about LBDM it was the mojitos. Mojitos are such a great cocktail and probably my all time favourite. They’re an awesome mix of sweet, sour and freshness of mint with just enough soda water for that great fizz. Other than the mojitos I’d not heard too much […]

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