Restaurants

Here you will find local and global restaurants with lots of photos and mouth-watering descriptions. The thing about blogs is that we can include as many pictures as we like! Perfect for showcasing gorgeous dishes and enticing you to visit ASAP!

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Review: New Shanghai, Chatswood

Posted on February 15, 2011

It’s not often that you get to sit down to a proper restaurant in a shopping mall food court, but at New Shanghai that’s exactly what you do.

Admittedly, Chatswood Chase is not your regular run-of-the-mill mall; it’s super posh. So having a restaurant in their food court doesn’t really seem out of place at all.

We went for lunch on a Saturday and as it was a review, we had a table booked, much to the dismay of the long line of punters queuing as there are no bookings on the weekends!

We felt even more special when we were shown to the private dining space that is in a raised area at the back of the restaurant. It was the perfect spot for us as there was lots of room for our pram and very convenient as Poppy decided she wanted to be fed just as we were seated. Babies are so wonderfully unpredictable sometimes! (more…)

Review: Lennox Head Pizza and Pasta

Posted on January 13, 2011

This is the pizza to eat if you only eat pizza once a year!

Well, according to my hubby’s Grandma (and my little girl’s Great-Grandma), who only eats pizza at xmas time when she visits family in Lennox Head.

There is only one pizza shop in town – Lennox Head Pizza and Pasta – so that’s where she goes.

She could, of course, venture further afield to the many pizza shops in Ballina or Byron Bay, but why do that when there is delicious pizza right there on your doorstep? (more…)

Foreign Food Fridays: Florence, Italy (cont)

Posted on September 10, 2010

I can’t believe it’s Friday again so soon! Where did this week go?

Last week’s edition of Foreign Food Fridays was the best panna cotta of my life. But I got a bit ahead of myself.

As promised, here’s the meal we ate before the panna cotta. As you’ll see, we could have really done without dessert, but I’m glad I went for it. No regrets.

Above is my entree of mozarella burrata with fresh truffles. Served just like that and hoovered up by me in less than 3.2 seconds. Well, not really, but that’s what I wanted to do…

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Review: Grill’d Healthy Burgers, Darlinghurst

Posted on September 1, 2010

Behold the ‘Almighty’… burger, that is.

This big guy was happily devoured by hubby and he declared it excellent. We were dining mid-week with my friend Lorraine, you might know her from her food and travel blog, Not Quite Nigella and her lovely hubby Mr NQN.

Armed with the knowledge that we could pretty much order anything, you’ll be pleased to know that we didn’t totally pig out. Well, we didn’t over-order, but then we weren’t counting on the two extra burgers the staff were going to offer us.

But hang on, I’m getting ahead of myself, we’ll get to that bit in a minute… (more…)

Cafe Sydney: Behind The Scenes Tour!

Posted on August 16, 2010

I was lucky enough to accompany my friend Lorraine, who writes the blog Not Quite Nigella, on a very special ‘Behind the Scenes’ evening at Cafe Sydney, Circular Quay a few weeks ago.

We got to be part of a staff meal, listen to a front of house briefing, get a tour of the kitchen, watch the kitchen in action during busy service and then dine in the restaurant as customers!

Warning! There’s loads of photos in this post, so grab a cup of tea and come along for the ride. (more…)

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