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!
Admittedly I was reluctant to experience a massage at home, outside of the ambiance of a beauty salon with scented candles and a separate room - Claire and her amazing service made me forget this completely! Arriving with a massage table that she sets up in the comfort of your own home, Claire was friendly and I discussed my concerns for the problem areas in my back in which she had significant knowledge of and the best way to treat them. Using the softest towels I've ever felt and scrumptiously scented and decadent oils, for the following hour I experienced pure bliss and could not believe the value in having someone drive to my house and massage me in the comfort of my own home - something I surprisingly favoured to visiting a salon. I will most definitely be using her services again, and would recommend her to anybody and everybody!
The quality of their chocolate in mind, I visited the Guylian Cafe' expecting service and food parallelled to the likes of the Lindt Cafe' and Max Brenner. Unfortunately, I was disappointed - served cold waffles and watered down chocolate - I sent the first round back. The waffles weren't fresh and rather than a Belgium style waffle, they were the consistency of a filo pastry that disintegrated when cut. I left unsatisfied and with a complaint to the head office that was never returned - particularly with how expensive such food was, I expected value for money and delectable food. I would not recommend this to someone who was looking for hearty, comfort desserts that are worth the price.
Consistent with the rest of the Max Brenner franchises, the quality of the food here never fails to deliver a delightful chocolate coma. However be warned: trying to find a spot to seat for dining in can be extremely difficult every night of the week. Waits can be up to 30 minutes for take away food and ever longer for table service if you were lucky enough to get a seat (inside or out). The tutti frutti waffles are definitely a crowd-pleaser amongst customers as well as the insanely good value $2.50 chocolate lick (shot).
This little cafe boats the most impressive and sizable desserts on Church Street! If you're brave enough to tackle their sundaes you will leave extremely satisfied and full. Their dessert menu includes pancakes and waffles and some of the most delicious flavoured ice creams including Raffaello and Tim Tam gelato! If you're game to handle the calories, there is also a deep-fried Snickers bar on offer! Their all-day breakfast never fails to please and they are also licensed and offer beer, spirits and cocktails. Prices are extremely reasonable with a big breakfast generally around the $15 mark. A perfect place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and cocktails (any time of the day really!).
Oh man, did Julian Tobias get it right! theclub may not be as grandeur in size as some others, but it packs a punch. The crowds are often sprawling with the trendiest people in Sydney - no doubt a result of the Door Person's keen eye and appreciation for those who party in style. If you aren't on a guest list, arriving early is ideal as on busy nights the line to get in can be phenomenal. Drinks pricing is pretty consistent with the rest of Kings Cross. Every time here is guaranteed to be a good night - did I mention the fabulously tacky decor and stripper poles? Perfection in a club at theclub.
Living close to Parramatta I've always opted for Napoleon Perdis and in particular the MakeUp Academy that is situated outside across from the railway station - I'm not keen on the prying eyes of the general public in shopping centres walking past. I have only ever been to this store (and recently, the new Westfield Sydney store) for makeovers and every time I have come out 100% happy. The staff are friendly, energetic and accommodating. The price of the makeover is redeemable for product which I am a huge fan of. As a regular customer I'm often phoned to be told of deals that are coming up, as well as being given the occasional free makeover - perfect for special nights out etc. I would personally recommend Tanya, Ash and Blake (he's usually at the Blacktown store but I was lucky enough to have him make me up once!) however I've had many more and each one of them knows what they're doing let me tell you!
Sydney, NSW Joined 17 June 2011
- About BiancaG5
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.