Mary’s, Newtown

June 15, 2014

Ever since going to New York I have had burger withdrawals. Shake Shack has left a gaping hole in my heart and I have been trying to fill it ever since. There have been many attempts to find a burger that is on the same level as the ShackBurger but alas I have been out […]

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Bondi Hardware

Bondi Hardware, Bondi Beach

March 13, 2013

We rarely venture over to Bondi but an invitation to Bondi Hardware’s first birthday lured us in. Half of my colleagues are Bondi locals and a few have mentioned Bondi Hardware on a number of occasions. Share plates and a funky vibe, sounds like fun to me! Although my family now lives North West of […]

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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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Crown St Assembly

Crown Street Assembly, Surry Hills (Renamed)

August 23, 2012

Quite fresh into the Surry Hills scene is Crown Street Assembly. Erez Gordon of Bistro Bruno in Balmain has teamed up with Paul Cooper formerly of O’Connell’s Centenary Hotel in Melbourne [both formerly of The Botanical in Melbourne] to bring us a new restaurant/bar with a French influence. Melbourne’s loss is Sydney’s gain it seems. […]

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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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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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Bar H

Bar H, Surry Hills

September 9, 2011

Another day, another Spreets deal. We’d heard good things about Bar H and wanted to go there for ages but with this one coupon we were quite undecided as the value just didn’t seem to be there… sure for dinner for two sounded good, but we couldn’t see how it was worth 0. In the […]

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Eau De Vie

Eau De Vie, Darlinghurst

September 2, 2011

I’m not really sure how we decided to make a trip to Eau De Vie, but I guess that really doesn’t matter because we’ve wanted to go for quite some time and trying to remember the finer details after spending a few hours at The Argyle seems all too difficult. Nestled in a nice leafy […]

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Fix St James

Fix St James, Sydney

May 27, 2011

Em and I were organising a girl’s night and had been throwing around a few suggestions of where we could go, Em suggested Fix St James having been there before and highly recommending it and I’d wanted to check it out for quite some time so we locked it in. As soon as I mentioned […]

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Rambutan, Darlinghurst (Closed)

February 10, 2011

Having ventured to Rambutan a few times before, when we saw a Spreets deal offering value for a mere dollars it was a no-brainer. We booked quite a way in advance as the last few times we had been lucky to get any standing room downstairs let alone a table. On this occasion we arrived […]

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Der Raum

Der Raum, Richmond (Closed)

September 9, 2010

After finishing up our epic 5 hour lunch at Loam in Drysdale we headed back to our shortstay apartment in Southbank to cook up a storm with all the fresh produce we had bought that morning from Queen Victoria Markets. Sadly my Thai feast needed to be cut short mostly because we were still so […]

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