Sydney

The Ivanhoe
Sydney, Sydney Burgers

The Ivanhoe

Is the Ivanhoe home to the best burger in Sydney? Ivan-no! This pub is one of those who has spent a fortune on the fit-out, and not much time on the food. The burger is lackluster and has a dirty, herbaceous flavour that stays with one long into the evening… […]

Element6
Cafe, Sydney

Element6

The drab borough of West Ryde has not much to offer humanity; it’s bleak, stale and in a total state of decay, and is only missing that “wild wag of an oculist”, T.J. Eckelburg to preside over the residents. You can imagine my surprise at the discovery of a super […]

Pendolino
Restaurant, Sydney

Pendolino

For an Italian dining experience described as “bigtime Italian” by the handsome Doctor M (my friend is not a doctor, but has insisted I refer to him at this in this post), Pendolino in The Strand Arcade delivers old school charm with sophisticated food. From the pillowy soft focaccia, that […]

Trinity Bar
Bar, Restaurant, Sydney

Trinity Bar

Monday, as I delightfully discovered, is $10 steak night at The Trinity Hotel in Surry Hills. Usually, any kind of $10 pub meal sends the blood in my veins icy-cold. You know the sort… Some trashy piece of rump steak that is as tough as a saddle and not nearly […]

The Grounds of Alexandria
Sydney, Sydney Burgers

The Grounds of Alexandria

Not having been to The Grounds of Alexandria for almost a year, not since it was fresh and sparkly, I see that the rest of Sydney has discovered it. Woah. It was a sunny Sunday arvo and the joint is utter mayhem. But I’d come with a mission – to […]

The Newtown Hotel
Sydney, Sydney Burgers

The Newtown Hotel

Awarding best chips in Sydney to the Newtown Hotel, I’m delighted to inform you that their $12 bacon cheeseburger is pretty rad too. It’s brimming with dinge and is a little bit less pretty-looking which always equates to awesomeness – it’s those pristine, monumental Adonises of burgers that turn out […]