Inner West

Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry, Rosebery

October 4, 2014

After a morning workout at trampoline land, Sky Zone, what better way to spend the afternoon that a long lunch at Da Mario followed by dessert at Black Star Pastry. Yes, that is indeed how I planned our Saturday morning adventure to the inner west with Arch & Mim. After all, life is all about […]

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The Oxford Tavern

The Oxford Tavern, Petersham

August 31, 2014

I can’t say the old Oxford Tavern is a place I ever visited. But the new digs is somewhere I’ve wanted to suss out for a while, especially since Jamie Thomas installed ‘Black Betty’ the smoker. A catch up with friends was the perfect excuse for a Sunday sesh. And what better way to spend […]

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Hartsyard, Newtown

June 15, 2014

Hartsyard is Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart’s ‘urban homestead’. A restaurant with a focus on seasonal produce and nose-to-tail cooking with a focus on Southern American cuisine. Think fried chicken, biscuits (similar to British scones) and crazy desserts. It’s a little bit American and a little bit inner-west. Hartsyard is one of those places I’d heard […]

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The Stinking Bishops

The Stinking Bishops, Newtown

June 15, 2014

I can still recall the first time I walked into the fromagerie at Simon Johnson in Pyrmont. I was working as an office manager in an advertising agency and was sent to buy cheese for Friday afternoon snacks. It was the first time I’d set foot in a cheese room. I had no idea what […]

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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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sixpenny, Stanmore

February 16, 2014

A fine dining restaurant in the ‘burbs that launched as degustation only. That is pretty much unheard of. But we have heard of the two men behind sixpenny – James Parry and Daniel Puskas. James’ CV includes Icebergs, Billy Kwong, Bird Cow Fish, Oscillate Wildly (where he won the 2009 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of […]

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Kazbah, Balmain

July 6, 2013

Do you have a list of restaurants you’ve wanted to go to for a long time but for some reason or another you haven’t? My wish list is a mile long but there are some restaurants that never seem to make it to the top. That list includes the likes of Ms G’s, Ryo’s Noodles, […]

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