the owl house

Want the two best words of the week? Date Night! The Owl House in Darlinghurst is where we went for our date earlier this week. Located just off Williams St, this little red terrace is cute & cosy; hosting a well stocked candlelit bar downstairs and a small dining room upstairs. We had a specialContinue reading “the owl house”

hartsyard | restaurant review

[via] To celebrate Jay’s birthday last week we went to the newly hatted Newtown restaurant Hartsyard. A work colleague Sheena has long been urging me to go, as it’s co-owned by one of her school friends and is her fave restaurant, so I have to admit I had high expectations. The restaurant is all about community;Continue reading “hartsyard | restaurant review”

dinner club 2013 february | mexico surry hills

mexico food + liquor | Surry Hills It was Jay’s choice for February dinner club. We went to Sydney’s latest Mexican buzz establishment Mexico Food + Liquor in Surry Hills (affectionately aka Slurry).  pic above borrowed from their website Goodness it’s hot & muggy when we arrive after work on Tuesday evening. E & Neen are already seatedContinue reading “dinner club 2013 february | mexico surry hills”

est. restaurant | celebrating long service at work

I was just a wee lass when I started working for Dimension Data (or ComTech as it was then called). Of course they demonstrated vision & forward thinking hiring a university drop-out with a pierced tongue and black nails. I reckon it all paid off (if I do say so myself); I must be doingContinue reading “est. restaurant | celebrating long service at work”

ellenix lennox head | cafe review

Lennox Head is exactly what I imagined Byron Bay to be like; a sweet little beach-side town with surfy shops, cute homewares & trinket stores and funky little cafes situated along the beautiful Pacific ocean. While Byron is much more developed; a buzzy but relaxed alternative-lifestyle hub for Northern NSW, Lennox Head is just asContinue reading “ellenix lennox head | cafe review”

blue plate bar + grill | restaurant review

French & Mexican are my favourite cuisines closely contested in third place by Southern American style food. While Sydney has an abundance of French and Mexican, finding the Americano cuisine is rare. I’ve been to Blue Plate Bar + Grill a couple of times over the last couple of years but since it had beenContinue reading “blue plate bar + grill | restaurant review”

moo gourmet burgers | restaurant review

Jay’s pick for October Dinner Club with the Jacksons was a last minute call, chosen for it’s location close to the city and sticking with our years theme of ‘cheap & cheerful‘! Moo Gourmet Burgers on King St Newtown is a fun, casual, quirky cafe that servers burgers, sides & a couple of desserts. It’sContinue reading “moo gourmet burgers | restaurant review”

felix bistro | restaurant review

In 2007 in Trocadéro, the 16th arrondissement in Paris, I ate one of the best meals in my life. Jay & I had discovered this little bistro after hours of walking and sight-seeing. To sit at this quaint little restaurant with latticed seats facing the street, aperitif in hand, perusing the menu and using our brokenContinue reading “felix bistro | restaurant review”

monkey magic | dinner club four

Japanese fusion was on the menu for Ian’s pick for April’s Dinner Club. Monkey Magic in Surry Hills is a beautiful space; it’s industrial but warm; an open warehouse feel with a mix of concrete and wooden floors and exposed wood ceiling beams. Entree For Jay’s starter he has sushi roll; it’s so good IContinue reading “monkey magic | dinner club four”

Ad Lib Bistro | restaurant review

picture credit: The Sydney Tarts Ad Lib Bistro has been on my restaurant “to do” list for ages. It opened a couple of years ago on a controversial site in Pymble (the former Tables restaurant which closed after a man died of food poisoning). The resume is formidable; it’s been on Australian Gourmet Traveller’s top 100 restaurantsContinue reading “Ad Lib Bistro | restaurant review”