Joined 12 January 2010 Cherrybrook, NSW
Large Vietnamese supermarket with lots of quality Asian food and vegetables. Hustling with a large range of products. Bundles of babas hang from the ceiling, lots of people crowd the aisles... Pretty fun place to people watch and to stock up on Asian groceries.
Great service and authentic Japanese food. It is also where you might spot Ray Martin who was dining here the same time as us.
The owner is clearly a huge rugby union fan with many of the menu items paying homage to the sport. The game are also streamed through projectors onto large screens to ensure you never miss a move while dining.
We ordered the wallabies banquet which was $60. The squid salad was probably the best tasting squid I have ever eaten. Warm, perfectly cooked with a soft buttery flavour.
The sashimi and sushi platter that came out had all the other tables asking the waiter what we ordered. It looked and tasted fantastic.
A bit pricier than I would normally spend on a casual dinner but well worth the experience .
Located near the main strip of crows nest amongst the busy restaurants is this warm, modern rustic dessert house. If you have ever been to Prague, you will recognize the tubes of doughy goodness, which are freshly baked and covered in sugar and cinnamon. Other cakes can also be purchased for $45/100g we tried a few varieties but some were a little dry. The ambience however is warm and inviting, with lots of tables to enjoy a nice chat with friends after dinner.
Nice trendy little cafe in the castle hill area. When you are a bit over the food options in the Castle Towers, you can come here for a nice relaxing lunch. There are delicious sandwiches and some more substantial meals. Greats pretty busy on weekends so best to come when you aren't in a rush.
During the work week, this is a hustling shopping area. Lots of workers grabbing food for lunch or having a quick shop around the fashion boutiques. A good range of stores including French connection, Lorna Jane, Witchery, Sportsgirl, Cotton on, David Lawrence, Jigsaw and more.
Nice little retreat when you need to take a break from work or if you are passing through to head to the train station.
However, on weekends, this place is a ghost town...
Had a great time here with my family. Set in a renovated home, the place as a cottage-like feel with a courtyard and a warm, homely, setting.The escargot was perfectly cooked, full of garlic buttery goodness. The scallops were also seared to perfection and were delicious. For mains, we had the steak, which was juicy and the sauce was a beautiful accompaniment. The service was exceptional, our waiter was attentive- pre-empted our needs and was courteous and constantly checking to see if we needed anything from mustard, to drinking water, to extra spoons so we could share dessert. It is a little pricey, but it is a nice treat, in pleasant surroundings.
Love witchery and their latest collection is amazing. Lots of classic pieces with clean lines and strong silhouettes. When you spend $150 you get another $15 to spend on your next visit and you also get $20 on your birthday when you are part of their free membership program... Did someone say shopping spree?
Ever tried click and collect? I did and it was a fantastic experience! Ordered a dress online and because I couldn't wait 5 days for it to be shopped to me I chose to click and collect. It was so easy, paying online and then going to customer service on level 1 to collect the parcel. You show some ID and the. Voila! A beautifully packaged item all ready and waiting for you appears... There was even a promotion where I also received $25 to spend in store... So naturally, I spent more :)
Heard lots of hype about this place over the last few months and when my mum told me I should go there, I figured it was time... Located in surry hills on the now very 'happening' Saturday night hangout street- Albion, lies this graffiti-walled, hip hop music pumping establishment. The line is long, we waited 25 minutes for a table, but the staff are super friendly and fun to joke with. The vibe is a little hipster, but there are lots of groups of friends just hanging out over burgers and fries. The food came quickly and they were full of full fat mayo goodness, the meat wasn't that tasty but the overall experience made for a fun night out.
This place is now called the 'Lodge'. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is popular with the locals. On a Saturday morning the place is buzzing with couples and young families enjoying a casual outing. Service is good and quick. Good vibe, good food.
Whenever I am craving a little treat, I tend to go for a muffin. Muffin Break is like the maccas of muffins, you always know what you are going to get, the flavours and offerings are similar in most stores and the service is good. Late in the afternoon they are usually doing 3 for 2 specials, so it is very convenient to grab some on the way to the train station.
A little hole in the wall cafe is actually an extension of the famous Bourke Street Bakery. Featuring their amazing pies, sausage rolls, and more pastries you can possibly eat in a week. My personal favourite is the ginger brulee tart. It is the most delicious treat that I seem to constantly reward myself with. Couple this little tart of deliciousness with a takeaway coffee and I'm pretty much one very happy girl... The staff are very friendly and chatty and this place is already a favourite place for many in North Sydney...
This Aldi is tucked away in Westfield, it can be easily missed as it is not directly near the fresh food area of the shopping complex, nor is it near Coles. There's lots of stock and I often find the 'Red Deals' available here, where other stores may have run out. The staff are quick and efficient, but like all the other Aldi stores, don't forget to bring a bag!
Good asian grocery store with a variety of pastes and spices. There are two sections the front section is primarily frozen food and takeaway snacks and treats. The left section is where you will find the soup bases and the pastes. The prices are reasonable and lots of locals come here. Free parking too if you get them to validate your ticket. Sometimes it is easier to find parking in the Mandarin Centre than Westfield or Chase.