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
What could be a better way to spend a long weekend than to meet up with friends for a long brunch? So when a friend suggested a catch-up we all said yes in a heartbeat. Before you knew it, we had nine people on the list which pushed us over the the magical number of eight required to have the Breakfast Banquet at Kazbah. At just $20 per person for this, it’s definitely worth the logistical agony of getting together such a large group.
Bookings are essential and even then, be prepared to wait on theRead More
October 1st marked the start of Sydney International Food Festival* previously known as Good Food Month. For the food enthusiast in Sydney, this is the Christmas for foodies. October becomes a month of indulgence with the top restaurants coming together to bring us Sydney-siders a whole month of specials for every palate possible to help jolt us out of the winter blues. There are specials for almost every meal of the day and you’re just about guaranteed to try something new.
A definite crowd favourite is the Sugar Hit which is a dessert only courseRead More
Not the most inventive name for a eatery out there, but the Chinese Noodle Restaurant in Haymarket is best known for its dumplings. Even though we went there on a cold rainy night there was still a 15 minute wait to get a table. The shop decorations will definitely not win any interior design awards with its plastic grape vine covered ceiling and the country-side deco rugs on the walls. I’ve never understood the logic of this, but apart from this the restaurant has the buzz and feel of a typical busy Chinese restaurant you might find hidden in an alleyway somewhere in China or Hong Kong.Read More
Went for a quick and simple meal last night at Red Chilli Sichuan in Burwood. I’d been discounting the restaurant as ‘just another Chinese restaurant’ so I only realised the other day that it had the same name as an existing restaurant in Chinatown which is well known for its spicy dishes. Turns out, it’s not the second, but third branch of the restaurant.
I love spicy food, but for me there’s a threshold beyond which the food goes from being enjoyable to pure torture on the senses. So it’s a goodRead More
Time for some much needed relaxation! So we spent last weekend away at the beautiful Lilianfels in the Blue Mountains. We chose the ‘Hats off to Hugh’ package which was made to celebrate Lilianfel’s in-house restaurant receiving a coveted two Chef’s Hat this year in the Good Food Awards. The package includes an overnight stay, full breakfast the next day and a three course meal at Darley’s.
After checking in and unwinding with a spa treatment, we headed to Darley’s which is located right next door to the hotel. The restaurant andRead More