Review: Devon Cafe nail the winter truffle menu yet again (Sydney)

Now that all three of their venues across Sydney (the original Surry Hills location, North Sydney and Barangaroo) are well-established, Devon Café has never been in a stronger position. The highly influential and pioneering café, which arguably bolstered the cities offensive in its ongoing dining rivalry with Melbourne, remains one of the best and most referenced across the city. It’s a bonus that all three of their venues have slightly tweaked menus, a commitment to difference that carries over to their now traditional winter truffle menu. Each season Devon introduce a number of creative and playful truffle dishes (as with many other top venues up and down the East Coast) and this year is certainly no exception. Here we’re taking a quick look at Barangaroo’s limited edition truffle menu, which also extends to their regular everyday menu seeing as anything can be ‘pimped’ with truffles while the season lasts (I don’t even have to tell you how heavenly their signature ‘Breakfast with the Sakumas’ tastes with added truffle).... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Lucio Pizzeria celebrate “Australia’s Best Pizza” win (Sydney)

Walking away with the title of best pizza in Australia is nothing to be taken lightly. That’s exactly what Lucio De Falco did at this year’s authoritative World Pizza Championships, snatching the title from the usual suspects and bringing it home to his two Sydney restaurants, Darlinghurst’s acclaimed Lucio and its more recently opened Zetland location. What’s more is that this was the first year in which Lucio competed in the championships, attracting much attention with his award-winning signature STG (specialita traditionale garantita) which highlights the traditional Naples style with ease. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Tally-ho towards The Stables for more Modern Australian (Sydney)

Paddington, is the ‘Sunday Best’ suburb of Sydney. Boasting equally chic and affluent Australian fashion labels and hole-in-the-wall art galleries, a quick jaunt down Oxford Street is all you need before you find your steps a little lighter, your smile a little wider. It’s also home to some of the best eateries known throughout Sydney. And for better or worse, The Stables, newcomer to this happy part of town, sits at the annex of said delicious eateries. ‘Just behind Saint Peter’, ‘Ten steps from 10 Williams Street’ and ‘A march along from The Paddington’ are all apt and easy directions for first-timers, but how will this bode for said new challenger?... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Catalina has some new tricks but their signatures remain the highlight (Sydney)

We don’t all have the funds to be regulars over at storied Rose Bay restaurant Catalina, but while many may keep this as an occasional indulgence, it’s always well worth seeing how this dining institution is constantly evolving thanks to their unwavering commitment to change. Like most seasonally-focused restaurants, Catalina switches up their signatures with dishes according to the best produce available at the time, and with that billion-dollar view as a constant, it’s the perfect dynamic and reason enough for its revered position in Sydney’s dining scene.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: the tide is high and bountiful at Barangaroo’s love.fish (Sydney)

Seafood is the ‘S’ word here at love.fish, as is ethically Sourced, Sustainbility and Supports local Suppliers. For a harbour city like ours, there aren’t many restaurants that can attest to being experts of what lies under the sea. The data is skewed at polar opposites of the graph, we have tonnes of fish and chip shops and plenty of elegant fine dining options. As a result, seafood also seems to come with its own misconceptions due to the dining climate of our city, that it is either deep fried and dirt cheap, or exceptional but expensive. Love.fish aims to occupy the vacant sweet spot in between, a casual-but-chic restaurant that you could patron a few times a week, rather than only for special occasions.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: A new autumn menu launches at Barangaroo’s Été Restaurant (Sydney)

Spearheaded by ex-Vine chef Drew BoltonÉté Restaurant takes on contemporary French-Australian cuisine with finesse and plenty of flavour.  One of the newer additions to Barangaroo, the restaurant plays on the notion of seasons (Été translates to summer). The menu is, of course, seasonal, but even the interior changes with the décor and installations transforming according to the seasons. The bright, contemporary restaurant was designed by Foolscap Studio, the team behind Noma Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Hacienda revamps Cuban inspired menu with newly appointed Executive Chef

Situated on the third floor of 5 star hotel Pullman Quay Grand, Hacienda’s old world Cuban charm and prime location have made it the perfect spot for an evening cocktail whilst marvelling at Sydney’s stunning harbour views. The luxe vista bar has recently revamped its distinctly Cuban menu thanks to award winning head chef Joshua Davidson taking over the management of kitchens at Pullman venues Q Dining and Hacienda.... Read More | Share it now!

Collaboration is king as Belle’s Hot Chicken and PappaRich deliver delicious Malay-American fusion to Sydney

Last week, the latest culinary collaboration hit Sydney, as fried chicken experts Belle’s Hot Chicken teamed up with renowned Malaysian chain PappaRich to create the “Ultimate Fried Chicken Sandwich”. And indeed, it’s a dish not to be missed by fans of the delicacy, as the unique Malaysian flavours blend in with Belle’s take on Southern American fried chicken.... Read More | Share it now!