Review: Nour – Surry Hills (Sydney)

Going from owning and operating Cuckoo Callay, one of Newtown’s most beloved and youthful cafes, to running what is now a hatted restaurant in Surry Hills may seem like a huge leap for young restaurateurs Ibby Moubadder and Eleanor Harris, but it’d certainly come as no surprise to anyone who enters Nour. As soon as one steps off Crown Street through that large fantastical pink door and into an absorbing rose gold glow of peach and salmon pink, natural oak, and some really beautiful copper detailing, it’d be a safe bet to count on them becoming a regular.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Barzaari – Marrickville (Sydney)

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like walking into a restaurant like Quay or Rockpool for the first time, back when they first opened. Would diners get that instant feeling of longevity, the kind that says to you “yeah, this is something special, this is going to be here for the long run”? I certainly got that feeling when I first walked into Restaurant Hubert earlier this year, and it hit me again while walking off Marrickville’s quiet Addison Road and into Barzaari. In a few years time this will be considered an indelible part of Sydney’s dining scene, I had little doubt about that as I walked back out after a very filling, inspiring meal.... Read More | Share it now!