Restaurants Potts Point, NSWWe have been wanting to try this merivale establishment for a few months and finally found ourselves in the area. There was plenty of street parking and it was easy to get a table. But really, it was only 5pm. We were anticipating family favourite a with the usual modern flair you would expect from Dan Hong and crew. This place did not disappoint. Beautiful fresh seafood, cooked in simple elegant ways. The cuttlefish was so tender and the garlic, coriander and chilli oil made it taste so deliciously fresh. The market special fish stew was $37 and with only 2 pieces of fish, 2 prawns and four mussels it was a little disappointing, however that broth... It was all consumed and savoured. The fish and chips was a classic but the batter was super crispy and have a lovely beer tangy, with a deliciously fresh tartar sauce accompanying it. Overall we would come back again. It seems to be a very family friend venue and there were lots of kids and families there, in fact at the back was a 21 in attendance kids party full of 8 year olds... In my day maccas was our venue for parties, now it seems $14 merivale kids meals are the standard! Would definitely come back, lots of dishes we would still like to try.
Restaurants Melbourne, VICI love eating here when I am in Melbourne. The flavours are complex and delicious. It is busy lunch and dinner so ensure you have a booking or come early, that is 11:55 for lunch which is just before they open! Beautiful Asian flavours and friendly service in a quirky fun setting.
Shopping Centres South Melbourne, VICNot your typical market, this is well organized as is filled with a. Nice variety of shops including little boutique homeware stores with quirky storage solutions and ornaments for the home. There are also a few produce stores such as a fresh pasta store, and a shop selling different varieties of fresh eggs. There are very popular eateries along the perimeter of the markets too selling paella, gozleme, bacon and egg rolls and more.
Restaurants Melbourne, VICI love coming here. The Asian inspired flavours are always satisfying and whe you say "feed me" it is a culinary adventure waiting to see what you will get. Our waitress Bec was so friendly and helpful, unfortunately we the had another waitress half way through our me who wasn't so friendly. Sticky wagyu beef rib with a lime dressing to cut through the sweetness, my favourite salmon with a sweet and spicy sbal wrapped in banana leaf, betel leaf and lamb, papaya salad which was fresh and tangy, pad see ew which was rolled rice noodles with sticky wagyu beef.... Oh so many good dishes. To top off our meal we had the palm super ice cream with honeycomb. Overall a fantastic meal. Come here at 11:30 if you want a table for lunch...
Restaurants Melbourne, VICLove coming here when I am in Melbourne. The staff are nice and professional. The food is simply presented but full of rich flavours. I had the sauces, ham hock, and beans topped with a poached egg. We ended breakfast with a Madeline accompanied with lemon curd and left with a warm belly and happy heart.
Cafes South Melbourne, VICRich, full, deliciously hearty beouf served with crusty authentic baguette. This French cafe is serving really amazing food. Unfortunately, the maitre'd is rude, staff are run off their feet, and even though there are tables inside and you ask to be moved when a table is available, they won't. If the food wasn't so great I would probably never come here again.
Restaurants Melbourne, VICA casual warm and inviting ambience gives a humble backdrop to some beautiful, authentic Italian cooking. The pasta is freshly made and soft. Like dancing ribbons on my plate it was a memorable experience. The service is exceptional but you need to ensure you book a table. They generally have first service till 7:30 and then another round after.
Universities Unsw Sydney, NSWReally nice campus with modern buildings that are aesthetically pleasing inside and out. The food outlets in the university are reasonably priced with most meals under $10 but the university is also closer to a plethora of Asian restaurants in the Kensington and randwick area. Surprisingly it was quite easy to get to the university by bus from the city with stands at eddy avenue at central station or stand E near circular quay.
Restaurants Sydney, NSWThere are lines from 5:30 but really it isn't full, it just take a bit of time for the waiters to get organized. You can't really predict how long the wait will be as I have been told there re no tables till 9pm, but today I was told t would be a 20minute wait but was taken to a table 5 minutes later. The food is good, polenta chips with crisp, fragrant Rosemary and freshly shaven Parmesan. The chicken was deliciously charred and was a decent portion. The pasta Nero is squid ink pasta and is light and fresh. It isn't as good as I remember but it is busy here so they must be doing something right.
Cake Shop Mosman, NSWAs we walked into the shop, glitter filled the air, sparkles edible glitter... It was a fitting welcome to this magical cupcakery. Maple, red velvet, chocolate and vanilla, it is pretty difficult making decisions in this shop. They were holding a fun cake pop making class while we were in there and the group of 12 looked like they were having lots of fun.
Cafes Marrickville, NSWAs we pulled up we knew this cute local cafe was going to be good. There was a huge crowd of people waiting outside for a table. I walked into the cafe and found the waiter taking names. She opened her iPhone and took my name and number of people. After 15 minutes we were seated outside. The menu looked amazing and there were at least 5 dishes I wanted to try. I ordered the mushrooms with a side of pork and fennel sausage. I also had a fresh cold pressed juice. The food came out quickly and everything looked delicious and beautifully presented. I loved it here and will definitely come again if I am in the area.
Kitchen & Bath Retailers Sydney, nswLeon is great. Professional, friendly, courteous and even took his shoes off at the door. He is an expert in ovens, range hoods and dishwashers and can give advice and install these. In our discussions he believes he has installed 19,000 appliances! Leon installed our oven quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend him if you ever need help installing things in your kitchen. Thanks Leon!
Pubs & Bars Sydney, NSWGreat pub lunch. Walk up the stairs to the right of the bar to access much more comfortable seating upstairs. Order at the bar and enjoy pub favorites such as steak, buffalo wings, wedges and burgers. Lunch costs around $20 which is expected in the tourist hub of the rocks.
Takeaways Sydney, NSWI know Maccas is losing its popularity and I admit I don't often eat here. But something about mcnuggets and sausage and egg mcmuffins that remind me of long drives on vacation, or late night snacks with friends. This Maccas is very popular with tourists given its proximity to circular quay. The device is fast but gets very busy at lunch times. Come here for a nostalgic naughty fast food meals.
Dentists Maroubra, NSWI'm pretty sure I've been seeing Dr Sim since I have had teeth. I always come back because he is a talented, caring and professional dentist who always puts your health first. He explains everything clearly no matter what the procedure and goes above and beyond to ensure all his patients are treated to the best care. If you ever need a dentist, come see Dr Sim.
Cafes The Rocks, NSWReally love coming here for an afternoon lunch. Had the wagyu pie and it was quite large, but I still managed to finish it because it was that good. Big chunks of slowly cooked beef accompanied by vegetables and covered in fluffy puff pastry. Great for a nice lunch with friends or a casual work lunch with clients. Also, one of he nicest views of Sydney harbour, without the expensive price tag.
Takeaways Sydney, NSWWas in the mood for pasta and came here for dinner on a Thursday night. The service was quick and for dinner, $12-14 pasta ain't bad. My friend ordered the carbonara and apparently it took him back to Italy. It was very rich and cheesy. I had the aribatta with fettuccini and it was hearty and delicious with a naturally sweet tomato sauce and a hint of chilly. It was light and tasted fresh. We will definitely be coming back!
Department Stores Sydney, NSWA huge collection of beautiful silk kaftans and dresses. The change rooms are right next to the counter and the staff are helpful. Right now there is 25% off reduced prices which is such a great deal if you have dreamed of buying a Camilla piece.
Takeaways Bella Vista, NSWNice clean subway in the food court. You can order large platters here which are a great catering solution for large groups. You can order online and pick up from the store. Staff are helpful and quick at service.