Review: Waterloo’s Allegra Dining is a hidden gem worth digging for (Sydney)

Sydney’s food blogger community has been raving about Waterloo’s Allegra Dining for quite some time and it seems, in this particular case, it’s perfectly fine to buy into the hype. Tucked away at the far end of the breezy courtyard of 18 Danks Street, which also hosts Kepos & Co and a bunch of showrooms, this almost-one-year old is a stunning addition for an area that’s not at all lacking when it comes to quality options. It’s Italian by taste, with pasta and crudo regular finds on a menu which seems to evolve with seasonality in mind, and is beautifully spaced with the same kind of bright, chirpy demeanour and minimal, effective design Sydneysiders have come to expect from modern eateries.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Kid Kyoto dishes up rich modern Japanese flavours with a killer soundtrack

The entrance to Kid Kyoto should be on busy Bridge Street, but the logical way into the modern Japanese restaurant is shut. Instead you get signage gently redirecting you to Bridge Lane, where the real entrance to Kid Kyoto lies, almost opposite to dumpling favourite Mr Wong. There’s a reason for this, and the many other idiosyncrasies that pack Dr Sam Prince’s newest restaurant with a punchy and distinctive personality: it’s all themed towards your traditional izakaya, inspired by the neighbourly drinking dens found all throughout Japan where entrances are often obscured and seemingly drab locations give way to lively, affable atmospheres.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Stanton & Co is a welcome addition to Rosebery’s latest dining hotspot (Sydney)

What was once classified as a pretty quiet part of Rosebery has now become a bustling foodie haven thanks to the opening of The Cannery, a dining precinct jam packed full of notable restaurants, coffee roasters and purveyors of fine goods. Australian-Japanese influenced Stanton & Co has recently taken its place alongside other reputable eateries such as Three Blue Ducks, Da Mario and Frenchies Bistro on the second level near Kingsmore Meats adding to the complex’s burgeoning appeal.... Read More | Share it now!

Here’s a look inside Walsh Bay’s newest restaurant Seventeen (Sydney)

Dishing up contemporary Australian fare, the folks from neighbouring restaurant El Phoenician have opened up Seventeen at Walsh Bay. Wondering why it’s called Seventeen? It’s threefold – there are 17 moorings at Walsh Bay, it’s a lucky number for the family, and it’s also located at 17 Hickson Road. Chef Clint Jaeger works with locally sourced produce matched with an all-Australian wine list.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Handmade seafood pastas a strong point for Olio Kensington Street (Sydney)

Looking out those big arched windows down onto bustling Kensington Street while heaping through some lovely handmade pasta in a generous, well-designed historic space atop The Old Rum Store is my idea of a good evening out. As is sipping a perfectly refreshing nergroni on an open-air terrazza (terrace) while the faint summer breeze blows through a bright, energetic bar area. Luckily Olio offers both. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Everyday Espresso brings unconventional brunch to Redfern (Sydney)

Some weekends you’re awake by 7.30 am, have had a run and a kale smoothie by 9 and you’re now ready for a productive day of adventuring. Other weekends, it’s a struggle to remember what happened the night before through the haze of  the world’s best (or worst) hangover and you’re praying Deliveroo does McDonald’s delivery to your suburb. Everyday Espresso, Redfern’s newest cafe haunt embodies this duality of the average Sydneysider’s day to night lifestyle. While some cafes have taken the down and dirty road and others, the pathway to enlightenment with appropriately ‘light’ and healthy food, Tomislav Martinovic and Justin Stevenson pose the question, ‘Why can’t we have both?’... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Neil Perry’s Jade Temple is now doing premium yum cha (Sydney)

Light and bright with a great deal of character, Jade Temple is a substantial move away from Eleven Bridge for Neil Perry. The famous chef’s short-lived “fine-casual” restaurant, which replaced Rockpool last year, was all dark and moody compared to this majestic makeover helped by two beautiful cast iron Chinese guardian lions which stand guard while the rest of the interior is beautified with traditional Chinese artwork, custom-made bamboo chandeliers and wooden shutters.... Read More | Share it now!