A trip to Berowra Waters Inn is a journey, you might even call it a pilgrimage almost. It takes commitment and planning. Located along the Hawkesbury River, it’s a one hour drive north of Sydney leaving the confines of suburbia. Even when you get there, the journey is not quite over. The only way to get to the front door of this place is by boat, or if you have the cash to burn, by seaplane. And if its location doesn’t say ‘exclusive’ enough, to top it off, it’s only open for lunch on Friday-Saturday, and dinner for Friday and Saturday.Read More
Nestled neatly on a quiet side street in Petersham is a homey feeling French and European restaurant called Blancmange to which a group of us converged on to celebrate our friend Amy’s birthday. Lucky for us, she managed to secure the private dining room for the dinner on the restaurant’s last day of service for 2009 and we were ushered into the restaurant in style via a super secret back entrance.
Complete with a our very own (and very lovely) waitress named Marissa, the private dining room seats sixteen (though we squeezed in seventeen). One of the charms of this place is that the menu here is everRead More
When you book a large table for lunch at a nice restaurant on a work day, it’s usually something work related and is probably going to be taken care of by the company coffers. This was the presumption that my friend was met with when she made a booking for ten at Bécasse last week for the SIFF Let’s Do Lunch special. Instead of being asked who the table was for, she was asked what company the booking was for. Little did the maitre d’ realise that the booking was just for a bunch of friends with a penchant for a good meal.Read More
You know you’re a true foodie if even the worst weather cannot stop you from going out for the sake of food. This was exactly what happened on Monday when our booking for six at the Glass Brasserie for the Sugar Hit whittled down to a lonely two thanks to a weekend of wind and rain. Instead of being put off, I took it as a opportunity to prolong the long weekend just that little bit longer.
We got there a little wet and a little cold after walking through the streets of Sydney and were quickly ushered to our seats. The restaurant interiorRead More
There was once a time when everybody in Sydney used to say that you should try Tetsuya’s at least once. So it’s been a bit of a disappointment that over the years Tetsuya’s ranking fell from number 5, to number 9 in 2008 and then down to number 17 this year*. The logical conclusion therefore is that either Tetsuya’s has slipped over the years, or the restaurant business has just become a whole lot more competitive. Either way, in my eyes, number 17 in the world is still a phenomenal feat and I’m proud that Sydney can call a top ranking restaurant one of our own.Read More