Hugos never fails to please, from their scrumptious cocktails to insanely delicious and cheap ($5 from 8-10pm) pizzas! The ambiance is much more classy and relaxed than most places in Potts Point/Kings Cross and the crowd is generally more tame than other clubs. As the venue is quite large there are often lots of people here and whilst still packed, bar staff are efficient enough so that you don't feel like you're waiting the majority of your night lining up for drinks! I am definitely a big fan of Hugos and recommend it to anyone looking for a good night out, with good cocktails, great pizza and a fabulously luxurious and exclusive atmosphere.
My personal experience was quite an enjoyable night on an Eve Fridays night. The bouncers were friendly to myself and a friend, giving us free entry to view the Luxoticca Fashion Show. The music played was mainly a mix of old school, 2000's and brand new RnB and hip hop which are some of my personal favourites, so I am possibly a little biased towards that. We were given free drink cards although I know this is a rarity. The dance floor, like most places, had your standard creepers and some men we met mentioned that they arrived early to avoid harassment by the bouncers for getting in. My own experience was definitely a good night out, enhanced by the music and quite trendy decor as well as what I thought were attentive and efficient bar staff.
Each time I've visited this restaurant I've come with one other diner, and service could possibly be improved. It can be particularly awkward when meals are brought out at separate times, considerable lengths apart - however this has only happened to me once and our waiter apologised. Their pizza and pasta menu caters for most tastes and the serving sizes are certainly what you pay for. With the amount of other restaurants on Church Street I would certainly prefer to look around than settle here first.
Nestled in a slightly dodgy-looking corner behind the Blue Star Petrol Station is this little gem! I have been getting take away Thai from this place for about 6 years now, and although prices have increased since I first began ordering you certainly get value for your money - and incredible Thai food to go with it! My personal favourites are the beef pad see ew, peanut satay chicken and curry puffs. The serving sizes are considerably big, and I'm often left with leftovers for further days in the week - which I look forward to just as much as when I first pick them up and get a waft of the divine smell of their food.
Situated further from the hustle and bustle of crazy shoppers, Chocolateria San Churro is perfect for those cold winter months where you wish you were snuggled up in bed for weeks at a time. Their hot chocolate is divine, but extremely thick - those who have difficult handling sickly sweet drinks should probably avoid it. The churros are tiny in comparison to traditional churros, and instead of sugar and cinnamon they are sprinkled with icing sugar and served with your choice of dark, milk or white melted chocolate pots. I personally have only ever visited this place when it has been quiet and the service has been standard - the typical order taking at the counter and relatively quick service so I cannot make complaints there. My only complaint would have been that their glasses near the free water stand were considerably dirty - and water is almost a prerequisite when indulging in this much chocolate!
It may not look like much from the outside, but this Thai restaurant is by far the best I've been to. Everything is made fresh in view of diners and tastes divine. This is home to the best massaman beef I have ever tried - the flavours and tenderness of the meat really are heaven for the taste buds. Their pad Thai is amazing too, and the menu is extensive. Price wise in relation to other Thai restaurants particularly in Gladesville I find Thai Noodle Hut to be of better value, and I'm constantly making take away runs to this place when in need of my Thai food fix.
The brainchild bar of Mr Ibrahim and Mr Sandilands certainly lives up to what you'd expect from the two - from the moment you walk in, the dim and sultry ambiance screams expensive and luxurious. Their new spring menu is to die for, offering relatively decent priced tapas. The Piano Room has translated heaven into the form of cocktails, with an extensive menu unrivalled by most other places in Kings Cross - I would certainly recommend the watermelon martini.
The amount of people in this place on Friday and Saturday nights certainly reiterates it's popularity. I've only ever been here with large groups of people for birthdays etc. and Blackbird Cafe and its staff has always delivered. Service was quick, as I assume such large groups would be priority, and the drinks menu was quite extensive which I always enjoy. The ambiance created was quite bar-like, with dimmed lights, lasers and a considerable volume for the great music being played. The meal servings were quite sizable so although a little pricey for some, it certainly seemed to be of value. I would certainly come here again with a large group of people.
Fine chocolate at, well... it's absolute finest! When you can find a seat (inside or out, the place is usually packed) I would certainly recommend the hot chocolate - this is no ordinary chocolate: you get a tiny cup of their divine, silky smooth chocolate (you can pick either milk or dark) and deliciously frothed up milk. You can create your hot chocolate with as much or as little chocolate as you like and the amount usually allows you to create 2 cups of it. I would also highly recommend the macaroons (my favourites are pistachio and chocolate) however the menu is extensive and I have only ever heard good things about what is on offer. Service is quite fast for how busy they always are, and the prices are reasonable for a place with such prestige.
I salivate at the thought of this restaurant! The Olive quite possibly has the best Greek food in New South Wales. I would recommend visiting on a Saturday night when they exclusively offer their famous banquets. Be warned, when paying for a family of 4 as I have the pricing can seem quite steep - but let me tell you there is no substitute for quality. Offering the freshest produce, every plate put in front of me exceeded my expectations. Including the most scrumptious dips and softest pita bread to start, I knew I was in for a treat. Their grilled haloumi cheese, melt-in-your-mouth lamb and gigantic grilled prawns are all included in the base price banquet, however we paid a little extra to fulfil our request of their soft shell crab: I would absolutely recommend this to any visitors of this restaurant! Their Greek doughnuts were so scrumptious and I would've been left wanting more had it not been for my stomach being beyond full from their delicious food. They have an extensive bar too for the drinkers. The building itself isn't grandeur but don't be put off, although small this place packs a real punch in the food stakes and the service is exceptional. If I could rate them more than 5 stars, I would!
Sydney, NSW Joined 17 June 2011
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A freshly 18, fun-loving girl with socialising, shopping, travelling and partying on her mind much to her parents' dismay. Occassionally tied down by uni life, she finds herself waiting for the weekends time and time again, with the dream of most young women to eventually replicate the life - minus the Mr Big issues - of someone as close to Carrie Bradshaw as she can get, whilst still being herself of course.