Pubs & Bars Burwood, NSWREDISCOVER THE BURWOOD HOTEL: Following the 6 month renovation and facelift of the bistro, gaming and bar entertainment areas, the new menu has been unveiled offering a smorgasbord of choice to suit all palettes.
INTERIOR / AMBIENCE: The environmentally friendly feature wall is a mosaic of old roof tiles offering visual texture and contrast within the seemingly unsuspecting charcoal tone. An art feature in itself, diners also have full view into the kitchen and can watch all the action as it takes place. The split level area leads down into the main bar area. Prominently displayed is a large brass bucket which once use to serve as a hotbed for metal castings adding a nice touch to the history and long established venue that has survived since the early 1920s. Live sports can be viewed on screen while the main staircase to the upper levels leads to the gaming area.
From the Rib Eye, Rumps, Burgers to the bite size Baos and handmade dumplings, the versatility of the menu shapes itself to your visit. Family friendly, wide bistro spaces in the main dining area makes it perfect for a quick easy meal out without fuss enjoying some premium quality cuts and exciting flavors.
Snacks / Share Plates: Prawn Har Gau, Shanghai Pork Mince Dumplings are a stable in the local area and you can?t escape them here, but it is the SPICY CHICKEN BAO with pickled cabbage and samba aioli that almost that stands out. That is, until you have the PORK BELLY BAO! When having Korean, I?m quite predictable and so it?s quite refreshing figurative
Great service awesome use of spaces for dining and/or drinks.
Restaurants Waterloo, NSWOpen just 5 months, the restaurant is on the upper floor of the Danks Street Produce Merchants. Beautiful space with a very elegant fitout - high ceilings, lots of natural light, and marble counters lining the bar and kitchen pass. A warm tightness group that offers a high standard of service that would rival many higher starred Michelin establishments.
Very interesting concept of Italian Yum Cha or ?PLATINI SELECTION; is served on a marble top Cerallo (trolley). It?s a beautiful selection, and is impossible to choose from as each dish is so beautifully presented.
We opted for the STUFFED CAPSICUM of italian sausage truffle paste parmesan breadcrumb. Thereis a nice outdoor crunch to the crumb and caramelisation to the caps surface and a nice blend of smokiness and rich rendered flavor.
The POLPETTE DELLA NONA (Beef Meatballs) are quite meaty. A nice plump size with tender premium mince that is bursting with juice enhancing the flavor of the house mad sauce.
PROSCUITTO was essential and they serve it here with roasted yellow nectarine and Stracciatella cheese. Made from buffalo milk, if you speak Italian, you?ll know that ?Stracciatella? means to shred and best describes the texture of this cheese that bathes in a gooey cream. Excellent blend of flavors here with such simplicity yet richness.
In between courses, Simon, displays his mixology chops in the STREGGA SOUR COCKTAIL. It?s an orange flavored liqueur base and is the perfect interlude.
The FETTUCINE CON FICHI is a wonderful non-token Vegetarian dish that is well thought out and celebrates rich northern italian. Fig quarters star in this pasta offering a nice pink and green speckling, it works well with the sweetness of the Taleggio cheese which binds it all together. A pistacchio crumble is mixed through for crush.
For dessert we share the AFFOGATO - vanilla gelato with espresso 8, frangelico , that nicely cleans the palette and is a nice end note of bitter sweet?
The service team led by the wonderful and charming Raff, the excellent menu created by Head Chef Ricardo complement each other in this new innovation that redefines the Italian Culinary experience. Special thanks to the well coordinated attendants serving us each course and drinks, Giada, Francesca and Simon.
A definite must if you?re in the area and unlike any other Italian venue around right now, is definitely a destination dining experience worth trying.
Restaurants Sydney, NSWOpened just 4 months, Paul and Chef Kit have travelled all regions of Thailand giving us a preview of their ?1st Collection?, having curated a new menu of 8 new dishes! Taking the best of the best, they?ve curated some very exotic dishes to reinvigorate our love for Thai. Conveniently located opposite Hyde Park & Museum Station on Liverpool Street, it?s tucked away on the ground level of the residential complex. . The menu tonight was truly breathtaking:
HRUEM (pronounced ?Room?) is a delicate crotchet of egg encapsulating a a mix Chicken mince and prawn mince, thai basil and peanut. Soft to the touch and striking not only visually, but in culinary technique.
LHON TASTE NHAM & SALTED PORK BELLY - Northern style mild coconut milk with pickled pork, Fried pork belly with fish sauce - a great yin yang to this dish of contrasting salt and sweet nutty versions of pork on the one dishing.
VEG SHADER RICE OF GOD - color rice, kaffir lime leaves, carrot, ground coconut, cucumber, lemon grass, radish, mango with Budu (sweet salty southern thick sauce) - a colorful dish that takes the vegetarian palette on a sweet, sour, crunch mushy journey.
HOR MOK TALAY - Mild curry with a mix of seafood. Absolutely the highlight as it?s brought to your table in a baby coconut while on fire!!! Stunning execution, riveting flavors, scraping the inside of fresh coconut as you scoop out the divine centre! (VIDEO AVAILABLE ON INSTAGRAM @randomdindins)
SMOKE IN THE WATER - Roast Thai aromatic herbs in a dried smoked and lightly grilled freshwater fish broth. Crispy skin, fresh coriander leaves. Quite salty and would be an acquired taste if you?re less open to new flavors. it?s really beautifully presented with the volcanic eruption of suspended benito flakes on the broth laid fish.
Drinks & water topped up like clockwork, service on point without being too intrusive, also did an amenities check (which to me, says a lot about the overall state of a venue) and it?s all top notc
Cafes Ultimo, NSWWhat?s worthy of note here, and refreshing is the flip on Chef Taiyo?s menu having taken the helm just 5 months ago. 4 of the 9 dishes offer an optional meat/seafood add-on. I?m not a vegetarian, but appreciate the dishes and find it refreshing. Today we focused on dishes with a slight hint of Japanese and Korean, but define it as Modern Australian. There are hints of next season?s menu weaving in some flavors from the Mediterranean showing great promise. Conveniently located across from the Powerhouse Museum and servicing the many media corporates and university professionals and students in close proximity, the menu is safe yet somehow daring enough!
KABUKI is Japanese theatre incorporating song, mime and dance and these guys have taken that drama into a Korean Chicken waffle combination that surpasses expectation. These waffles are not sweet but more in the Mochi gluttonous form allowing the Spicy Korean and sesame glaze to shine. The coating of the chicken is very South American with a herb flouring adding to the crunch.
KINOKO TARTINE, the french open sandwich that features an assortment of herb roasted Shimeji, Enoki, Button, Shitake, Oyster and Portobello Mushrooms with creme fruit, Confit Garlic, baby spinach and onion crisps on Sour dough. There?s a pungent broth that forms from the layered flavor of shrooms.
BIBIMPAP is the Korean mixed brown rice bowl of fried egg, shiitake, spinach, bean sprouts, seaweed, carrot, house made spicy sauce, pickled radish and bamboo.
The French BRULEE is revamped with the Japanese citrus fruit, Yuzu turning the old creme flavor into a pungent custard creme with hard caramel top.
And of course, you will have to find the ever popular MATCHA in the beautiful leafy toned cheesecake. The vegetal taste of matcha somehow works well with the cream cheese offering yet another surprise to your expectation.
Big thanks to Mana and her team (Mio & Etienne), Chef Taiyo (Marites & Dianne) for great service, excelle
It?s away from main light rail construction project so it makes for a nice warm haven on Foveaux where you can turn it into your office for the day, enjoy a catchup with mates or just indulge.
The menu plays into our comfort zones without being too over the top. This is good, because you can rely on it?s consistency and invest without taking too much risk.
Our meal today focused on their signatures:
CRUNCHY POTATO ROSTI (with smoked salmon, also available with smokehouse bacon FYI, roasted cherry tomato, feta, spinach and poached egg). Subtle enhancements to the hollandaise sauce with Saffron and a crumbling of crushed pistacchio are a welcome touch that revitalises predictability in this dish.
CONFIT PORK BELLY: (Beetroot puree, avocado salsa, roasted cherry tomato, radish pickles, poached eggs, orange sauce and toast). Interesting play on a number of technique and flavors here.
MATCHA HOTCAKES: Don?t hate, but I was pretty immune to the matcha craze with the fashionable on-trend regurgitations of lattes, cupcakes, donuts, sauces, crumbles and what not, but I really enjoyed these and could not get enough. The matcha flavor is subtle allowing the mascarpone cream and fresh fruit to have their moments and it?s all brought together with the coconut espresso syrup. Amazing amazing dish and amazing signature.
There?s a choice of indoor and outdoor tables, wait times were exceptionally fast and perfect for the restrictive lunch hour. Each dish deserving of a gasp as they were brought to the table by the friendly and attentive service attendants. Great standout in the Surry Hills cafe scene!
Associations & Unions Canley Vale, NSW Fantastic newly refurbished venue. The food is amazing! Flawless execution in the Garlic prawns which they serve with a baguette for you to dip into the emulsification of rich basil infused sauce! The meat on the trio sliders was tender, however what stole the show for me in the first course was the beer battered flat head soft tacos! Wasabi Mayo, charred corn, caramelized onion and coriander was a very interesting yet refreshing combination with an added crunch to this from baby radish - definitely my pick of the entrees!
The Seafood Share Platter is massive with wild caught kingfish, chermoula grilled prawns, salt & pepper squid, beer battered barramundi fillet, rock oysters, smoked salmon and chunky fries - pretty ordinary sounding right?? BUT NO - it's the jim jam sauce that's accompanies this dish that completely breathes new life into this classic choice.
Also worth trying is definitely the rotisserie of grain fed rump cap, such a beautiful texture in the meet from the way it's cooked.
The desserts of Mango & Coconut Domes, Salted Caramel popcorn and Petite Choc Mirror Glaze are absolutely stunning. Definitely the first is destined to be a crowd favorite.
Service was friendly, personal and charming, the ambience of the newly renovated venue adds to the atmosphere and the wait times were very very swift.
Cafes Chatswood, NSW Such a cute little setup in the middle of fashion shopper?s central in ?the chase?. Level 1 next to SABA. So many brunch sessions happening on a Friday morning it was the place to see and be seen in the North Shore!
Available for Breakfast & Lunch is the EGGS BENEDICT on toasted brioche with Alaskan King Crab. It?s a nice step up from the conventional with the salmon roe adding that ?crown-jewel? touch. The hollandaise and sweet potato were nice accents to this grand dish.
The ORGANIC BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES are served extra fluffy with fresh cranberry ricotta, seasonal fruits (in our case, mango, strawberry, blueberries and banana) and a side of maple syrup. This is the perfect Gluten Free option. Rich and substantial with so many elements to mix and match with each bite.
Washing it all down with a Cappucino, Short Black, and a bit of a gossip session - it made for the perfect Friday brunch catchup! Lunch menu is available from 11.45am. Great friendly service from Hasan and his team and super fast wait times from the kitchen led by Chef Masaki and Sous Chef Arye!
Restaurants Parramatta, NSWIt?s always a pleasure to visit a venue that has stood the test of time like Sicilian has for over a decade. Seafood dominates as it does in the region of Italy that this menu is inspired
LOW CARB BURATTA CHEESE - served with rocket and figs, dried cherry tomato, toasted ciabatta garnished with fig reduction
CLASSIC ARRANCINI DI RISOTTO - this is the main way Sicilians use their rice next to risotto, in its natural flavors and stock, sits on marinara sauce and shredded fetta.
PORK BELLY: The crispy pork belly with truffle mash, seared scallops finished with an apple mousse and cider reduction. The meat is so tender and and its rind making a nice crackling sound when breaking! Great contrasts and perfect prep.
BAIA MORTO BAY BUGS: Grilled garlic and herbed infused Morton Bay bugs rested on basil infused rustic mash and roasted vegetables (zucchini caps), finished with Sicilian Hollandaise sauce
RISOTTE DI PESCE: Is typical of the sicilian island as their risottos will predominantly always feature their local catches. Prawn, calamari, vongole, octopus, and mussels feature here with fresh roma tomatoes and saffron.
NUTTELLA PIZZA: It was impossible not to have a pizza from the feature woodier oven in the lower ground dining area. Chef made us a fantastic banana and strawberry creation with a luscious nutella base and a centerpiece of ice cream. Such simplicity, yet rich and elegant - perhaps the underlying thread to the success of the menu and this venue that has served tens of thousands of meals over the decade.
Karina and her team served our table, were very helpful with recommendations and the wait times were surprisingly quite swift considering a number of large groups had walked in while we waited to order. The ambience is classy and sophisticated, nice booths in the lower dining area, and versatile table settings to suit all occasions on the upper split levels and rear bar areas. Al Fresco dining is also available.
Cafes North Parramatta, NSWNestled away in a residential complex you can escape from the city metro hustle of Parramatta into a haven of plush greenery and a menu of Modern Australian. A relaxing space with light and airy indoor and outdoor seating, it's perfect for local area workers, post work out boosts and brunch with friends.
There's a great rhythm to the service with a smooth pace and transition have been served throughout our meal by manager Nader and members of his team Linda, James and Chiaki. Such welcoming hospitality encapsulating the warmth of the place.
THE HABIB' is a new item on the menu featuring Za?tar (a blend of middle eastern herbs, sesame and salt) poached eggs. The beetroot hummus provides a rich fuchsia tone to the classic chickpea with chunks enhancing the pasty texture - it's got an earthy taste. Bursts of pomegranate add surprise and excitement to the grand portobello mushrooms, smashed avocado that sits on sourdough. It's a fabulous reimagining of classic ideas.
If you prefer the classics, the F45 GRANOLA BOWL is a great choice with almonds, pecans, macadamia, pomegranate, chia seeds, shaved pears, apple maple, vanilla yoghurt - a healthy start with a nutritional super boost, but as the colder weather sets in (or not), there will always be a need for the signature SOCIAL HIDEOUT BREAKFAST. Poached Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash, thyme mushrooms, roasted tomato, sourdough are universally loved making it impossible to decide!
SECRET MENU ITEM: There's a range of lattes if you're looking to start your day with some vibrant colors. From the on-trend green matcha latte to the red velvet latte, ask about the purple taro latte which has almost a sweet potato kind of flavour.
This is the kind of place anyone can enjoy and becomes a local favorite, if not, need to know secret. It's menu has a balance of healthy options and comfort food in a relaxing setting.
Restaurants Rozelle, NSW It?s absolutely no surprise how a place that is something of an icon in the Balmain cafe scene has outlasted so many Prime Ministers these past 14 years!
You?re greeted by Connie, who?s like the big mama of the premises, every guest that steps in whether she knows you or not is welcomed like family with her cheery disposition. Coupled with the meticulous detail from manager, Andrea - it?s a formula for success.
The casual cafe / restaurant ?brings a slice of New York" to the urbanites of Balmain, full of life as it hosts a mix of local area workers, students and families. The menu is inspired by owner, Marco?s Italian roots and passion for travel.
SPICTY CHIPOTLE BEANS & CHORIZO - on toasted organic sourdough with fried free range eggs, guacamole and fresh tomato salsa. So filling and a larger portion than I thought it would be. I liked the Bean:Chorizo ratio in this.
SEASONAL FRUIT SALAD was great. The fresh bursts of juicy orange, apple, strawberry, rock melon, orange bound together by dollops of natural yoghurt, topped with berry compote and drizzles of coconut shreds!
SHORT BLACK & SEASONAL FRESH FRUIT FRAPPE beautiful intermission drinks of hot and cold weaved in throughout the two stunning dishes.
I was not expecting it to be so busy on a Monday and there was a constant stream of people couples, groups, takeaway offers with people hanging out the verb waiting for their orders! That speaks volume and says to me that this is definitely a must-see if you?re ever in the area!
Restaurants Sydney, NSWThere's a new menu being launched next week and I was lucky enough to get a preview taster of some of the new items by Tim and Liezl!!!! Delicious Lusciousness to the max!!!
NEW AUTUMN MENU ITEMS:
THE BOSS: Very nice introduction served open beautiful color on the shoestring shards dusted with paprika and a nice beetroot relish sweetens the handmade beef patty that's coated with aged cheddar and 'Boss' mayo.
THE BIG BOSS: A total upgrade from the The Boss sees a double up in beef and american cheese AND BBQ glazed bacon! With BP Sauce and house pickles wins hands down as the favorite of the meal and is destined to be a house favorite!
BOB'S BOY involves 8 hour braised pulled pork in chili maple and mesquite bbq sauce, BP house slaw, jalapeņo topped with kumara chips and tangy garlic dressing. So So good that it comes a close second!
STAYING PUT ON THE MENU: Relax these two babies are staying put this Autumn and it's no wonder why
THE PRO-FIT BURGER is a well thought out burger! It's not just another token Vegetarian item on the menu. The subtle smokiness from the dominating Mushroom smashed between the saltiness of Halloumi and bitter sweet sundries tomato baby spinach situation with yoghurt oozing through with a pistachio crunch!
THE ANGRY BIRD BURGER: Southern Style Fried Chicken, Lettuce, Coleslaw, Garlic Creamed Corn and Spiced Mayo
Service is personal and friendly with a tightness group of swift on the ball attendants. Located in the Home Hub complex there can be any number of reasons to make this your key pit stop from Ikea, Bunnings, Plus 24 Gym!
Restaurants Manly, NSWLocation Location Location is one thing! And when it comes to tourist destinations, the flavors can often be watered down to accommodate a diverse palate and the dishes might not have as much scope to be adventurous. Not here! The best thing about Australian cuisine is the melting pot of cuisines from all over and so when presenting Modern Australian to its customers, Whitewater draws from the best of the best in one showstopping menu curation!
ENTREE: Very interesting preparation of unstuffed ZUCCHINI FLOWER with pecorino and truffle honey. It's a hybrid tempura Italian fuse that focuses the tastebuds on the crunch of the stems and soft petals enhanced by honey. The ROAST CHINESE DUCK homemade pancakes, shallots, cucumber and plum hoisin sauce are an indulgence. Chunky breast pieces consisting of 4 or 6 pancakes are a nice filling starter that doesn't fill you up too much.
it was essential to investigate the new Vegan dish - as our Vegan friends are often left with token dishes that do very little to excite. I'm know expert but have dabbled in a few Vegan specialized places and can honestly say that it will be hard to disappoint anyone who goes for the CHIMCHURRI VEGAN PASTA Ribbons of Pasta are weaved around Mushroom, Chimichurri Sauce (of parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chilli pepper) Roasted Walnut, Sundried Tomato & Black olives. Bites of soft mushy sweetness offset with bitterness and subtle hints of heat floating around chunks of mushrooms! Amazing and very necessary addition to the menu!
The JAPANESE TERIYAKI BURGER of Woodfired Chargrilled Wagyu Beef patty is an excellent flavor dish of sesame leaves, sliced tomato and wasabi mayo and is a really nice play. Juicy patty with the luscious flavor from the rendered marble fat heightens the richness.
CRISPY SKINNED BARRAMUNDI - With Pappardelle pasta (broad flat ribbons), crab meat, heirloom capsicum and a saffron infusion is very imaginative. Obvious flavors that are twisted with passionfruit puree and beetroot chips resting on top of that crispy skin. It takes a while to get use to, the fish and passionfruit work well together and there's a moment of awkwardness as you catch a seed or too crunching in your mouth in between the skin crisp. The beetroot chips are amazing - so crispy and was a great accessory that sweeten the barramundi skin. Really really interesting combination here.
PORK RIBS are a trademark at their sister venues (ie. Blackbird, Harbour Bar & Kitchen, Meat District), so it's a surprise these are also a new addition. Slow braised and then chargrilled over their famous basting sauce with chunky steakhouse chips - it's impossible for this not to impress! Sticky, messy all over your face and your clothes!
Choosing a favorite is difficult as theirs a definite character to each dish.
DESSERT: The Strawberry Pillow harbors a mousse-like centre, surrounded with strawberry and topped with a chocolate leaf - such beauty in presentation - it's my kind of sweet treat. Not overly sugary, but soft and gentle. The Affogato (Vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee) was done perfectly!
COCKTAILS: Whether you're hear for after work drinks, or lapping up the ocean views for a boozy lunch, the cocktail selection is so extensive and destined to ensure you have a great time. In between courses we had the Manhattan, Lychee Martini (strange spice from the ginger which works!), Espresso Martini and (I forgot the name but mango and bitters were involved) - so good!!!!
SERVICE: Our service attendants Elena, Daniella and Thomas were excellent. From recommendations to, timing, there was a perfect balance of privacy given to our table. Led by Marjorie, she seemed to also take a personal interest visiting each of the guest's table throughout the whole 3 hours we were there.
Perfect location, Diverse menu offering, Extensive Drink List and impeccable service!
Cafes Sydney, NSW Stopped in for a natural yoghurt with mixed berries. the berries seem to be the frozen kind so adjust your expectations accordingly. the coffee is pretty good. easy location in the lobby area of the skyscraper right across from Hyde Park. Wait times surprisingly swift as there was a continual queue for the barista and two staff also servicing tables and takng takeaway orders.
Restaurants Sydney, NSW I wonder what happened to that massive Buddha statue that use to be in the middle of this restaurant! So nice to come into this new reincarnation on the top levels of Cockle Bay Wharf basking in some of the harbor's most coveted views. Coupled with a menu prepared on coal fires "where ancient ritual combines with raw elements".
The King's Feast shared board showcases the best slow-cooked lamb shoulder with an unbelievable smokiness and delicate texture, Beer brined chicken, sausage, thick cut chips, salad and grilled flatbread give a great teaser to the possibilities in the kitchen and peak curiosities of the A La Carte menu.
Great space, unmatchable location and culinary superiority is why this is destined to be a hit!
Restaurants Sydney, NSWSmack bang in the middle of Cockle Bay Wharf - it's the place to be seen and be seen hahaha. I love the metal menus in the shape of a butcher's knife - it's just fitting with the theme of this place. Getting the summer sun, the Pimm's cocktail was the perfect prelude to my LAMB HOOK, PORK BELLY RIBS and KALE WALDROF salad! Expectations were exceeded superbly with the sticky glaze on that moistly cooked rack of ribs! The lamb skewer was soo so tender, I'd been let down not too long ago at a competitor venue and was chuffed to enjoy this one! Great crowd, Great scenery and wonderful service from Jenny and her team, can't wait to go back!
Restaurants Sydney, NSWThere's a certain edge the Cockle Bay Wharf venue has over many establishments. The illustrious waterfront destination of entertainment features a French gazebo that can sit up to 8 people within the main dining area. It's balcony level ensures prime viewing over the hustle and bustle of the thriving and lively precinct.
It was nice to revisit this place after a long absence and reacquaint myself with some classic cocktails. The Toblerone is beautiful presented with a spiderweb of raspberry and chocolate garnishing revitalizes an overdone mixer of Baileys, Kailua and Ice Cream. The Cosmopolitan has been touched up with persian fairy floss breathing new life into another old favorite.
The Arancini (Risotto Ball) starter was amazing. It's gooey centre with the mozzarella and risotto filling, but so interestingly done with pumpkin peas and chill mayonnaise! I love italian and I love heat - so for me, the perfect marriage.
A dish that makes a statement on arrival is the Espatata which comes in Lamb or Chicken. We opted for the latter and it is one striking dish that towers over about 70-80cm above the table (I didn't have a ruler so don't quote me) on a skewer stand. At it's base is red wine chill jus dreched mash.
However it was the Pork Belly that completely stole the show for me. A beautiful golden colour on the rind perfectly crackling in contrast to the soft juicy meat. The portion in my opinion was quite large and easily shareable. The apple mousse was such a bright hue of green it was a nice update to the usually predictable accompaniment.
As a result there was no room for dessert and the ambience and striking dishes makes for a memorable experience unlike any other.
Takeaways Enmore, NSW I have to be honest, I stopped in here because I saw a powerpoint in the window and was at Fair Day all day and needed to charge up my phone to check my Instagram hahaha. The Duck Pancakes had chunky pieces of breast in them and for $9 you get four pieces - really liked these. The Prawn Papaya Salad was the perfect end note to 9 hours out in the hot sun. Love the crunch in this and the whiffs of chili from the fish sauce based dressing! Nice family run place. They were also setting up a takeaway stand outside which is a great idea for the commuters running up to the bus stop just 40m away from here. I never wander into this part of Newtown/Enmore and glad I did!
Restaurants Newtown, NSWCame in here because walking down King Street it seemed quieter than the other places on a Saturday at 2pm which I found strange. No idea why - because the sushi train and rump steak made to order was great! Train plates range from $3-5 and the main goes for about $15 - very satisfying meal. The Fillet steak was nicely cooked, though the accompaniments were a little bear (few pieces of broccoli and carrot chunks). The Takoyaki, Salmon Avocado and Sashimi Taco were great! We are spoiled for choice in Newtown when it comes to Japanese, and this is a bit out of the way from the main strip and I would definitely encourage a walk down this part of town.
Takeaways Bass Hill, NSWThe guys here are awesome - big fan of the classics and they do their Doner Kebabs with the Lot (no cheese please ;)) like no one else does. It's also conveniently located on my street and open until Midnight. Definitely my pizza, pasta, pide and kebab go to!!!! Thanks guys - stay awesome!
Hotels Perth, WAStayed here for 7 days and really loved the room here on the 11th floor overlooking Pier Street. The windows open which is refreshing. Quite spacious double room. The buffet breakfast is stndard hot english which I love, always busy during check in and check out times which would be an indication of this being a favorite due to its prime location, great service standards and competitive prices. Would definitely come back