Review: Barrio Cellar’s Mexican Banquet – CBD (Sydney)

Barrio Cellar, near the corner of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street, is unarguably one of the best late-night bar and diners in the area; an underground hub of Tequila, Mezcal, and Mexican eats that keeps drawing people in like flies unable to tempt the bright red neon “Everything with Tequila” sign which greets you before you head down that spiraling staircase. Descending to this hot spot for a lively drinking session any day of the week has been a popular option for Sydneysiders and visitors, but Barrio Cellar is just as equally valuable as a diner, even more so now that they have introduced a share-focused set menu showcasing various bar snacks, sides, salsas, and meats. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Miss Peaches (new menu, summer 2015) – Newtown (Sydney)

Through a narrow door and up some stairs nearby The Marlborough Hotel is the passage through to Miss Peaches now well-established as one of the most popular diners in the area. There is a cool breeze blowing in and sitting high above one of Newtown’s busiest streets has afforded me the perfect view to people watch. The night my guest and I dined was a Thursday night which means the crowd pouring in are here for one thing, Roadhouse Rockabilly Night.... Read More | Share it now!

First Impressions: Henry Deane, Hotel Palisade – Millers Point (Sydney)

Millers Point is not often found on one’s list of essential cocktails bars in Sydney, with little reason for bar-lovers to walk all the way up Argyle Street beyond The Rocks side. That has all changed recently, with historic pub Hotel Palisade reopening after an extensive re-work in its 100th year. Since July of this year, the venue has been enjoying a new lease on life, re-introducing (or introducing) Sydneysiders and visitors to it’s stunning location. This month saw the venue take it’s next big step, by opening up the top levels of the building, revealing a stunning split-level cocktail bar and eatery that, unsurprisingly, now offers one of the best views in Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!

Surly’s – Surry Hills (Sydney)

American cuisine has become common place in Sydney, to the point it’s impossible to escape. Most bars now offer a menu inspired by the best and worst of American cuisine. Whether it’s Miss Peaches’ New Orleans themed menu or the mix of dishes that places like Dove and Olive or the Norfolk offer, there is now a place where you can get your hands on just about anything you’ll find in US cuisine.... Read More | Share it now!

Geisha Haus – Potts Point (Sydney)

You’ll find Geisha Haus tucked away upstairs via a nondescript entrance on Roslyn St, right next to Gastro Park. Formerly known as Beach Haus, the hidden little, oddly shaped gem is now a hub of fresh and creative contemporary Japanese food, with a menu shaped by Rajendra Kumar Tamang, a man who already has an impressive CV including venues like Sokyo and a a 5-star Maldives resort.... Read More | Share it now!