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Lovers of food, travel and new adventures. Sydney based :)

Joined 12 January 2017 Rose Bay, NSW

  • Echo On The Marina

    Restaurants Roseville Chase, NSW
    You just cannot beat this spot on the marina to sit back and enjoy your morning coffee. It is worth the drive to discover this oasis and eat your brunch next to the boats.

    The coffee will please those who like it strong and you may even be lucky enough to get some barista art in your cup. I decided to customize my own brekkie choosing eggs anyway, bread and add ons. The serving was generous and you can't go wrong when you pick all your favorites. The Waffles and Eggs Benedict also looked delicious as they were delivered to nearby tables. Even in winter this spot gets so much sunlight that you could easily sit back and watch the morning go by.

    We visited for breakfast but looking at the menu would love to come back for lunch! Pick a weekend and head to Echo on the Marina - you won't be disappointed!
  • The North Spoon

    Restaurants McMahons Point, NSW
    Newly opened and in a fabulous location at McMahons Point this cafe has a beautiful set up of indoor and outdoor dining.

    Grab yourself a seat outside to get a view of the harbour bridge whilst you sip on your coffee (order a large and it will definitely keep you going for the day). The menu is simple yet has something for everyone. We went for the 2tortillas and the breakfast skillet. The breakfast skillet was filled with bacon, blood pudding, rosti, beans, sausage and poached eggs. The breakfast is all day but the lunch menu looks fabulous and something to come back for.

    The indoor heating will keep you warm in winter so get to the north spoon to check out the newest cafe on the block.
  • Australian Meat Emporium

    Wholesalers Alexandria, NSW
    Grab a jacket on the way in and enjoy one of the largest cool rooms!! Great quality meats at good prices!
  • Spiced

    Restaurants Barangaroo, NSW
    Spiced is one of the new stylish restaurants at Barangaroo. A great covered outdoor dining area and delicious Indian cuisine makes it worth the visit. We sat down for dinner on a Tuesday night and the large outdoor heaters kept us warm whilst enjoying the open air. For food we decided to go with the staff's recommendations and they did not let us down. Starters saw us try the samosas and lamb cutlets. The samosas were tasty and the pastry was crispy. The cutlets were marinated in saffron, ginger, garlic and yogurt and were extremely tender. For main we could not go past the chef's special Chicken Tikka Masala which was far and above better than any other that we had. We also tried the Saag Ghost - diced lamb cooked with baby spinach, tomatoes and a variety of spices. These were paired with naan bread and basmati steamed rice and these two dishes filled us up, leaving us extremely satisfied with our meal choices! Highly recommended!
  • Stable Talk

    Restaurants Kensington, NSW
    An Irish feel cafe in Randwick that does good coffee and a decent chicken burger. The coffee was strong and the food was quick and tasty. The decor reminds me of an Irish racecourse and has a fun feel to it
  • Charing Cross Pizza

    Restaurants Waverley, NSW
    Charing Cross Pizza is a great little spot located on Albion Street. We went here for a work dinner and had the pizza and pasta buffet. This was started with a selection of meats, cheese and arancini balls. Quick service, good food and BYO - everything you want when after a quiet but fun dinner.
  • Sushi & More

    Restaurants Waterloo, NSW
    This is a simple yet nicely decorated Japanese restaurant that has every menu item you could want. For starters we had the chicken karage and the steamed gyoza both were fresh and left us excited for the mains. Being winter we bypassed the sushi and sashimi and went for the udon options. The teriyaki chicken udon was a generous serving and came out steaming hot. For those who like spice order the ramen udon! Feel free to get up and grab yourself a beer or sake from the fridge too!
  • Nung Len

    Restaurants Potts Point, NSW
    Amazing Thai food with BYO wine. We dined as a large group and found the banquet options worked perfectly. For only $42 per person we had dumplings, san choy bau, satay, spring rolls, calamari, curry, noodles, stir fry, fish and rice. Every dish was delicious and there was plenty of food. The restaurant is equally good for couples as the lighting and decor make me a romantic mood. Will definitely visit again!
  • Hale & Hearty

    Cafes Waterloo, NSW
    Be prepared to wait on a weekend as this place is quiet small and of course popular. Most people come for the pancakes and with all the delicious and unique options why wouldn't you. I had the Acai bowl which was filling and topped with fresh blueberries. The coffee was not to my liking but the food definitely was.
  • Quick and Easy Removalist Sydney

    Removalists Marrickville, NSW
    Moving is never easy but I've used this company twice and they have always come within their time slot. The quote, booking and any other queries were handed smoothly.
  • Yes Thai Food

    Restaurants Waterloo, NSW
    Tucked away just off bourke street this restaurant is serving up cheap and delicious Thai food. All the popular options you would expect as well as dumplings as starters.
  • Barista & Cook

    Cafes Waterloo, NSW
    Had the morning free and dropped in for a coffee and the classic avo on toast. This cafe has a large communal table which makes it a great spot to go solo. The atmosphere is warm and the coffee was delicious.
  • Lady Hampshire

    Pubs & Bars Camperdown, NSW
    This a hip pub in Camperdown. Whether you sit in the front bar soaking up the sport on the massive TV or grab a table out the back and laugh at the awesome graffiti of Australia's most famous and infamous - you will enjoy the vibe here. The menu is your typical pub fare, however, I can recommend the tacos, chicken wings and burgers. The tacos come out hot and the wings spicy. For me the best option though is the white chickpea and quinoa patty burger. Something about vego options always tempt me, they are usually the most flavoursome and this one was no different. I loved it, I must admit though that I added bacon to it as well - I just don?t feel full unless I add meat to my meal. I was here on a Tuesday and it was full without being crowded. The prices are reasonable and they have a good selection of beers, spirits and cocktails. Worth a look for sure.
  • Andiamo Trattoria

    Restaurants Summer Hill, NSW
    Visiting a mate and craving pizza, we decided on a familiar name - Andiamo. Located in Summer Hill village - this place has its own little atmosphere. Grab a table outside to enjoy the vibrant movement and noise of couples and families throughout the street.

    We ordered a large house special - The Del Popolo. This stonebaked pizza was crisp with plenty of flavour and quite filling. This pizza has plenty of meat, a rich sauce and does not overdo it on the cheese, a very nice balance between all the textures and flavours. At $23.50 and with enough pizza to share between the two of us, it's great to find good filling food at a reasonable price.

    This place can get packed so our mate who has just started a little family says if you have the kids get in about 5:30/6pm for a table and if you are wining and dining that someone special try for a later table. The staff here are extremely friendly. A great meal
  • Henry Lee's

    Restaurants Redfern, NSW
    This has always been on our list of cafes to try in Sydney and after visiting we agree Henry Lees is doing it right. Be prepared to wait for a table on the weekend but grab yourself a coffee and kick back in the open courtyard whilst you watch the other brunchers. The space is open yet cosy and the beats playing in the background were so good we want the soundtrack. Food wise we recommend the sweet potato wedges with housemade aioli, the croissant with cheese and leg ham or one of their burgers. The staff are friendly and the coffee is spot on - we will be back.
  • Juicy Burger

    Restaurants Merrylands, NSW
    I saw a couple of reviews for this place pop up when I was in the area so I thought I would give it a try - any excuse to grab a burger and some wings hey! I am a huge sucker for anything BBQ and couldn?t go past the BBQ beauty. Marinated chicken in a smokey BBQ sauce, salads and their signature juicy sauce. The burger was good, chicken tender and salad bits fresh, enjoyable. I paired it up with some fried BBQ flavour wings. They were crispy and the BBQ sauce was good, however they could have left it at that - they added a similar sauce to the burger. The price was what you pay for your usual burger joints these days and I didn?t add anything special to it. As it was super hot I couldn?t stomach much more but if I can back I wouldn?t definitely hook into their speciality shakes - esp. the Nutella peanut butter one. A nice Saturday treat
  • Out of Italy

    Takeaways Rushcutters Bay, NSW
    Excellent pizzeria that is fully licensed with some delicious wines. We had two large pizzas - the vegetariana and the prosciutto. The prosciutto pizza was on a tomato base with bocconcini, fresh rocket and olive oil. It was light and delicious on a crispy base. The vegetarian option was packed full of toppings with cheese, mushrooms, onions, capsicum, olives, spinach and garlic. Both pizzas were a crowd pleaser and at $44 it was reasonable for the gourmet style.
  • Harbour Kitchen & Bar

    Restaurants Sydney, NSW
    Dinner and drinks with a view - this is a venue to sit back, sip and take in the atmosphere of Darling Harbour. When here a table outside is a must. This restaurant provides a great view over Darling Harbour, Pyrmont bridge and the city skyline. We dined on a Tuesday night and found ourselves relaxing with a deliciously fresh cocktail - the Lychee Flyover (chambord, pineapple and strawberry) and some crisp Pacifico beers.

    For starters we had the scallops with quinoa and apple couscous and the duck spring rolls. The duck spring rolls were a standout - filled with snow peas, bean sprouts, ginger, garlic and flavoursome duck. Covered in a homemade pastry that gives them a homely crust. The pastry was deliciously puffed and crispy and went excellently with the plum hoisin sauce.

    For mains we could not go past the rib & rib combo - rack of pork ribs and a rack of beef ribs woodfired and basted in five spice sauce. The ribs were juicy and melted off the bone. The steakhouse chips were chunky and softened by the rib sauce - delicious. We also tried the swordfish fettuccine with mushrooms, olives and semi dried tomatoes - however the ribs would be our recommendation.

    After tackling the rib & rib combo we just couldn't fit dessert in but would like to come back to try the chocolate brle dome!
  • Daniel San

    Restaurants Manly, NSW
    Was in Manly for a catch up with some friends and stopped in here for a feed. The place was absolutely packed on a Saturday night and the options were awesome. My friend and I opted for the Sashimi Taco and main of Satay Fish. Both dishes were cooked perfectly and even though the place was packed it was not a long wait for food. Would definitely go back if in the area.
  • Rose Bay Hotel

    Pubs & Bars Rose Bay, NSW
    When the sun came out we just had to get out of the house. Found ourselves walking around Rose Bay foreshore and trying to dodge all the dogs there when we felt like trying the pub for a lunch feed. It was a Sunday so it was $15 burgers all day. I had the grilled chicken burger which was fresh and standard for pub fare. A big portion and side of chips was worth the $15. I paired it up with the sweet potato salad - delicious. Probably a little expensive at $16 but it was very tasty. The other burger was the vego mushroom option which was good as well. A nice space with plenty of natural light and a positive vibe. Worth heading in Monday to Thursday and Sunday for their $15 meal specials.