Instagram Food Styling Workshop at The Grounds

If I had to describe the The Grounds of Alexandria in one word, it would be photogenic. It comes as no surprise that its one of the most Instagrammed venues in Sydney, so I knew we were in for good things when I was invited to an Instagram Food Styling workshop hosted by Iron Chef Shellie – one of my biggest blogger … Read More

Sweethearts Rooftop BBQ, Kings Cross

In one of my recent posts I mentioned one new venue that we opened recently, but we actually have another new baby – yes, that’s right, we opened two new venues within two weeks of each other (phew)! Sweethearts BBQ is located on the rooftop of the Sugarmill building in Kings Cross, which also houses Kit & Kaboodle nightclub… and … Read More

Signature Brasserie, Brighton Le Sands

I don’t go out to eat that much any more. I know it’s almost blasphemous for a food blogger to admit that, but it’s true. In years past I would often find myself out most nights of the week, but these days I often prefer to return to my favourite places, and the camera hardly ever comes with me. But … Read More

Orto Trading Co, Surry Hills

My friends are the best in the world. Seriously. Steph and Karen gave me the choice to go anywhere in Sydney for my birthday lunch, and after much deliberation I picked a restaurant I’d been meaning to try for a while, Orto Trading Co in Surry Hills. Nestled in right next to El Capo and Izakaya Fujiama (both awesome) on … Read More

The Grounds of Alexandria

I was about 9 years old when we moved into our house, which at the time had beautiful gardens lovingly tended by the retired couple that lived here before us. I would spend hours outside, chasing my chickens to try and catch them and pet them (which they probably hated me for) and pretending I had my own secret garden … Read More

The Fish Shop, Potts Point

Fish are friends and food, the menus proclaim at Merivale’s newest venue The Fish Shop, situated where Lotus used to be in Potts Point. Inspired by those idyllic seaside towns of yesteryear with a nod to retro Americana. There are cool quirky touches where ever you look, like giant sea shells on display, toilet signage marked “Buoys” and “Gulls” and … Read More

Barrio Chino, Kings Cross

“We have to go there!” my cousin Ros exclaimed upon reading a review of Barrio Chino. I had been meaning to check out the new Mexican place that had opened up around the corner from my office so immediately I agreed, and so plans were made to have her upcoming birthday dinner there. Because we were in a group, we … Read More

Saké, The Rocks

I’m not sure why it has taken so long for me to write this post, considering this was actually my birthday dinner with two of my favourite people, Steve and Denéa. Yes, this was June last year! Since then, I have been back to Saké quite a few times, and each time has been flawless. An unassuming entrance near the … Read More

El Capo, Surry Hills

The list of Sydney restaurants to visit seems to grow perpetually longer, never shorter as new places pop up in Sydney all the time. We’re a little bit spoiled for choice here, I’ll admit. A restaurant I’d been meaning to visit since it opened is El Capo, part of a trifecta of good eating on Waterloo St in Surry Hills … Read More

Dumplings & Wine at New Shanghai, Chatswood Chase

My love of dumplings has been well documented, so I jumped at an invitation from the lovely George to attend New Shanghai’s first ever Dumpling and Wine dinner. Admittedly wine is not the first beverage I would think of to pair with dumplings – tea or a cold beer, perhaps – and so I was intrigued. New Shanghai’s Chatswood Chase … Read More