General Retailers Mosman, NSWHad a massive craving for eggs Benedict and the smoke salmon version at burnt orange did NOT disappoint. Creamy sauce over perfectly poached eggs with a brioche bun. I was in egg-heaven. The staff are fun and joked around with us and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. One of our favourite places for breakfast or lunch.
Takeaways Mosman, NSWCame here for dinner again and the menu for the week was spot on. Fresh pasta with figs, pancetta and a light cream sauce, freshly made ravioli with thyme butter, calamari and of course their signature pizzas. We shared the dishes and were very happy with everything. Even though there are lots of families who come here it is interesting to know they actually don't have any child seats.
Restaurants North Ryde, NSWHad yum Cha here and the service was great! They refilled our tea frequently, served a copious amount of chilli sauce and the trolleys came quickly. The siew Mai was very good but the har gao (prawn dumpling) and har Chong (prawn wrapped in rice noodle) were a little dry and disappointing. The price was good around $20 per person including tea. A nice place to get your yum Cha fix.
Restaurants Neutral Bay, NSWAmazing service! Yoko and the other waiters treated us so well from the moment we walked in. They are friendly, attentive and very accommodating. As well as superb service the food was also incredible! The sashimi was delicious and freshly prepared by the Japanese 'master' at the back of the restaurant which also has bar style seating if you want to see your sashimi and sushi being prepared. My favourite dish was the zucchini flowers which were stuffed with prawn and scallop paste and light fried. It was crunchy, warm and filled with the delicious sweet filling. Cost was around $55 each, but we were very full and may have over ordered. We will definitely be back!
Restaurants Crows Nest, NSWOne of the best Japanese dinners I have had. The menu is fresh everyday as they list the market fish they have. The sashimi is super fresh and delicious and the sushi is perfect. Ok the staff are super friendly and the ambience is humble and a more traditional style. We ordered the California roll, prawn tempura, grilled tooth fish, sashimi and miso soup. My husband ordered the red miso which is a richer darker red broth. I overheard another customer say "every time I come the food is so good!" And I can attest to that!
Cafes Sydney, NSWLocated down in the foodcourt underneath Myer, this Soul origin is like a well oiled machine with beautifully made sandwiches, wraps and baguettes ready to be toasted and served. There are also beautifully presented salads which taste delicious.
My favourite item is the grilled wrap, the chicken used is really tender and tasty.
Cafes North Sydney, NSWLocated in the lobby of the M Group building this cafe is bustling with office workers. There are limited seats so it is more of a casual takeaway coffee cafe. Good quick service!
Cafes Crows Nest, NSWAs you peek through the window you can already see delicious treats offered by this European dessert cafe. Doughy rolls on large metal rolling pins are ready to be placed on the fire, assorted condiments such as nuts and cinnamon are also ready to cover these signature desserts. Walk in further and you can see the different cakes on offer which are giant slabs of cake. It costs around $5 for 100grams and it is cut to order.
There are lots of seats and there seemed to be a lot of couples here hanging out after dinner.
Restaurants Crows Nest, NSWLocated right across from the main multistory car park this Guzman has quick service and tasty Mexican fast food. There are lots of seats outside and inside with burritos costing around $12. Service is quick and I always leave satisfied and full. They also do naked burritos in a bowl of you are carb conscious, you can even say no rice or Beans etc as they cater to your tastes. Don't forget to head tit he sauce station to add hot sauce and onions!
Hospitals North Sydney, NSWHeard that 'hotel' Mater is a superb place to have a baby? It is all true... The midwives are incredible, going above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and to help you recover. They offer really great advice, check you are feeding correctly, offer to help take your baby to the nursery so you get rest and are just lovely people. Mater recently renovated the rooms putting in sensor lights in the bathrooms and repainting. The rooms are clean with a mini fridge and around 4 chairs for your guests. The bathrooms are clean and housekeeping comes to change your sheets and clean your bathroom everyday. The food is great too, had a rack of lamb for lunch, some herb chicken, a grilled teriyaki salmon for another meal. A tip is to ditch the smelly scrambled eggs and order the poached eggs, much more delicious, and I only realized this was an option after a few skipped breakfasts. There are classes everyday and I high recommend the physio class, it costs extra but it is so worth it to ensure you take care of your body post birth. The high tea is lovely, gets packed but they have a wonderful selection of food and they even use fancy teapots and cups. Such a lovely way to introduce the grandparents to their new grandbabies! The hospital also have a brand new special care nursery, and the mothercare staff are so helpful and encouraging as you learn to bathe your baby for the first time. All the rumors are true, this place is so lovely, and I would recommend it. I really didn't want to leave...
Restaurants Crows Nest, NSWI love the food here and often come when I am craving Vietnamese food but don't want to travel too far. You don't get msg thirsty here because they only use quality ingredients. Love the pho and I get the large size as it is so delicious. The chicken ribs are also a favourite. Staff are great and have quick service. Lots of seating but it can get quite cramped. Will definitely come again!
Restaurants Crows Nest, NSWI love the gelato here, full of flavour, smooth and delicious. Flavours from raspberry, rock melon, hazelnut and coffee, there are over 20 flavours to choose from. After dining at one of the many restaurants in crows nest this is a great destination for dessert. As well as gelato they also sell ricotta cheese cake, a selection of pastries and other sweet treats. It gets busy on a Saturday night but takeaway gelato is easy, and there are seats in the nearby park or stroll along the streets of crowes nest to scope out your next dinner venue.
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Crows Nest, NSWReally great grocer with a fresh deli section and high quality produce. They are part of woolworths so you can also use wish gift cards here. They sell our favourite household cleaning brand 'method' too. Bought a bottle of white truffle oil here as they have quite a nice selection of flavored oils.
Gourmet Mosman, NSWWe often come here to pick up cheese and cold cuts. There have a really nice selection of European cheeses and preserved meats. The staff are friendly and are very generous in terms of letting you try different items. They are also part of Citibank dining rewards which means if you are a Citibank credit card holder you have a choice of free wine when you dine in! Looking forward to trying it!
Cafes Crows Nest, NSWGood coffee, try the breakfast brioche! There are plenty of seats and there is a lawn area for little kids to run around. Lots of people here doing work on laptops, having a casual breakfast and just enjoying the fresh air.
Staffa are friendly and there is a nice casual hipster feel here.
Restaurants Crows Nest, NSWNu Mu? Apparently so! With more than just steaks, the menu feels more casual, with burgers and cheaper options available. I still ordered the prime rib and it was delicious and juicy. The fat rustic fries are crunchy and delicious. Our friends ordered the mixed grilled platter and it was a generous portion of ribs, sausages, brisket and more.
Steaks were around $45 and the mixed grill platter was $79.
The atmosphere is pretty casual and there are plenty of tables inside and out.
Restaurants Chatswood, NSWOne of my favourite Malaysian food places. Casual, great for families, reasonable prices and delicious food. My favourite is the wat tan Hor which is rice noodles and a rich thick gravy. It has a slightly charred taste and comped with meat and seafood. We also tried their limited edition chicken and ginger soup which was slightly herbal in flavour and tasted slightly sweet.
You pay at the counter and then find a table either downstairs in the main area or walk up the stairs to find more seating especially for larger groups.
Cafes Kirribilli, NSWHad not visited this cafe in a while but came here for a casual breakfast with friends. It is situated right on the Kirribilli ferry wharf. The menu has a variety of dishes from 'something sweet' to 'something savoury' and my personal favourite the Smithie roll with is ham, coleslaw, onion jam Ina white roll. I also ordered a blueberry and lavender milkshake which was very yoghurty but was nice and not too sweet.
The something savoury was toast, with peas, broad beans and chorizo. Everything was very nicely presented and the ambience is very casual.