Review: The Ternary – Pyrmont (Sydney) (revisited February 2016)

Both Sydneysiders and visitors to this great city may know the large, salmon-coloured Novotel building in Darling Harbour. What they may not realise is that this hotel also houses a great restaurant called The Ternary. This is the brain-child of Executive chef, Anthony Flowers and the perfect place to experience a memorable dining experience, which we were fortunate enough to do.... Read More | Share it now!

First Impressions: Kensington Street Social – Chippendale (Sydney)

British Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, he who runs Pollen Street Social and was once behind Gordon Ramsay’s famous Maze, has now seen his first Sydney restaurant and bar, Kensington Street Social officially open to the public. Part of Loh Lik Peng’s Old Clare Hotel, KSS is directly in-line with what has made Atherton such a renowned culinary force, fashioned by an award-winning architecture and design firm (Neri & Hu), and serving up some interesting, unique food and drink.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Cheekyburger – Chippendale (Sydney)

Cheekyburger, once a Paddington-only exclusive, has opened up shop a little closer to the CBD locale. You can check out their fresh new look at The Chippendale Hotel, located a stone’s throw from Broadway. One can get nice and cosy in the dimly lit interior of the pub or make like my friends and I did and enjoy the longer daylight hours in the outdoor seating area.... Read More | Share it now!

First Impressions: Garden Kitchen & Bar at Jupiter’s – Broadbeach (Gold Coast)

The Gold Coast is in the midst of great change in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, motivating the city to truly match it’s beautiful landscape and famously stunning weather with modern, attractive restaurants, cafes, and bars, putting it in the perfect position for the expected increase in tourism. The iconic Jupiters Casino is at the forefront of this change, rolling out a massive $345 million redevelopment which has already seen two acclaimed, well-designed restaurants brighten up the property. The property’s latest big opening does away with the dated Prince Albert pub and replaces it with the sightly Garden Kitchen & Bar, a large 350-seat restaurant that flows into a gorgeous, imposing al-fresco scene and makes use of the large grassy area around the side of Jupiters main entrance. ... Read More | Share it now!

Lotus, The Galeries x Black Star Pastry’s Lunar New Year Menu – CBD (Sydney)

As a special treat during Lunar New Year in 2016, lofty CBD restaurant Lotus, The Galeries has brought in Sam Yeo from Sydney dessert staple Black Star Pastry to help newly appointed Lotus Head Chef Tiffany Jones (Four in Hand, Banc Restaurant) create an exclusive dessert degustation, exploring both the various textures and tastes of Asian desserts, representing the three blessings of wealth, prosperity, and longevity. The menu will be offered for just five days in February, from the 10th to the 14th, at a set price of $68 per person ($98 with matching wines), and brings in unique twists and turns on traditional flavours, delivering complex, layered desserts that follow a round of Lotus’ savoury dumplings.... Read More | Share it now!

Calaveras Mexican Cantina and Tequila Bar – Newtown (Sydney)

It’s no secret that there’s plenty of places to get your Mexican fix in Sydney. From chain restaurants to independent eateries, you have a vast array of options depending on where you are, how much you’ve got in your pocket, and whether you want to spend the entire night with a tacky plastic sombrero on your head or not. However, despite the number of choices, the moody Calaveras Mexican Cantina and Tequila Bar should certainly be near the top of your list.... Read More | Share it now!

Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie – Alexandria (Sydney)

Tucked away on the corner of Botany Road and Mandible Street Alexandria unassuming Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie has been a long term goal of John Ralley and Steve Anderson, realised when they opened for business a mere five months ago. The duo, having met over a decade ago during their apprenticeship in the Southern Highlands, have reconvened with a stack of experience under their belts both locally and abroad, having worked with a multitude of the industry’s best.... Read More | Share it now!