Restaurant

La Shish
Restaurant, Sydney

La Shish

Almost a year ago, at a dear friend’s birthday party, which I look back on and chuckle about as he was recovering from a little surgical procedure at the time… A little, voluntary procedure… I met a lovely man who recommended La Shish to me. Seeing as he was Lebanese, […]

Saigon Queen
Restaurant, Sydney

Saigon Queen

Aptly named, Saigon Queen, on Oxford Street Darlinghurst, was the scene of tonight’s crime: catching up with someone you haven’t seen in three years. Criminal, I know. Where does the time go? Frequented by the lovely Nick, Saigon Queen serves fast, fresh Vietnamese fare and fills the gaping hole in […]

Palings Kitchen and Bar
Bar, Restaurant, Sydney

Palings Kitchen and Bar

“Food you love to eat.” This was the brief given to Palings Kitchen and Bar Head Chef, Christopher Whitehead by Merivale captain Justin Hemmes. The latest evolution in the ivy open-air courtyard, Palings Kitchen and Bar, has seen the birth of an upmarket food-hall style of dining, serving everything from […]

Mr Wong
Restaurant, Sydney

Mr Wong

After a glorious night at the theatre, a late-night supper was in order. Housed in the old Tank night club, Mr Wong is very New York; exposed brick, multi-levelled and teaming with people even though it’s after 10pm. One of the newer Merivale restaurants Mr Wong is a showcase of […]

La Lupita
Restaurant, Sydney

La Lupita

On the recommendation of a friend, I set off this afternoon to sample the delights of pop-up taqueria, La Lupita. Nestled on a drab stretch of road, if you didn’t know it was there, you would rocket right past it. Its unassuming facade is just a decoy. Inside it is […]

Sepia
Restaurant, Sydney

Sepia

Sepia was awarded Restaurant of the Year by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide in 2012. It is easy to see why. From the moment you walk in through the grand glass doors it is obvious you are not in Kansas anymore, you are definitely in the land of […]