Moorish Blue, McMahons Point

North African food is one of the less common types of cuisine found in Sydney, so when the opportunity arose to give it a go, my foodie senses couldn’t say no. Moorish Blue is located at McMahons Point, just a few blocks from the iconic Blues Point, with access to views of the stunning Harbour Bridge. The restaurant is decorated in hues of blue and is just as stunning as the harbour views – I feel like I’ve walked onto an interior design shoot characterised by the high ceilings, sandy coloured walls and elegant furnishings.

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Subsolo Spanish Restaurant and Bar, Sydney

I’ve always been curious about how the food is at Subsolo, which is just around the corner from my office and serves up Spanish dishes (one of my fave cuisines). Part of the curiosity stems from the fact that I have never been able to work out the vibe of the place as it’s in a basement and you can’t see much from it’s small street entrance. But if you venture down those steps, you’ll find yourself in an elegant, yet somewhat sensual restaurant that fits the Spanish theme with moody lighting, plush furniture and exotic drapings for their booths up the back.

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Burnt Orange, Mosman

Tucked away in Mosman is Burnt Orange, a cafe sitting amongst the pristine bushland of Middle Head, featuring sweeping views of Sydney Harbour.

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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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