Downstairs Restaurant, Darlinghurst

The owners of The Hazy Rose cocktail bar have recently opened a new restaurant situated underneath, appropriately calling it Downstairs Restaurant, offering modern British fare. It’s even decked out in theme, from the bowler hat lamp shades to seating booths with curtains (like those on UK trains) to give it a British feel.

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Product Review: Di Bella Coffee

On my return from my recent trip to Italy, I have a newfound appreciation for the more balanced coffees that the Italians seem to favour, although they’re not as strong as the standard Sydney coffee. So when I popped into Macchiato cafe the other day, it was nice to find that the flat white I had ordered was smooth, quite well-rounded and balanced like the coffees I had grown accustomed to in Italy.

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The Ternary, Hotel Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

I’ve walked through Darling Harbour many times and have always noticed the big Novotel Hotel towering behind Harbourside Shopping Centre, but have never really thought of it as a dining destination. So when we were asked to check out their new restaurant, I was a bit sceptical about whether it would just be another hotel restaurant, or whether it would be able to stand on its own two feet.

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The Tall Lemongrass, Crows Nest

It’s been a while since I last visited The Tall Lemongrass, but memories of their amazing garlic rice still comes to mind whenever I hear their name. And three years later we’re back, but this time we’ve celebrating their five year anniversary with a special dinner curated by Chef and Owner Wendy Khouphongsy.

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Public Dining Room, Mosman

Balmoral Beach is pretty as a picture when the sun is shining in Sydney and what better way to enjoy the view than at the sleek Public Dining Room, a more upmarket option for brunch than the always packed Boathouse.

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