Category Archives: Bar Food

SoCal, Neutral Bay

SoCal has been open for less than a year but is already a hit with Sydneysiders all over. Nestled just off the busy Military Rd, Neutral, they bring to the area a southern Californian surf vibe and theme featuring lots of bite-sized eats (perfect for sharing!) and cocktails too. They’re owned by the same guys who opened The Botanist and the last time I visited SoCal, I absolutely loved their food! This time I’m visiting on a Tuesday as part of a food bloggers social event and it’s near packed out – pretty impressive for a weeknight.

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Dining through Canberra

Canberra evokes images of museums, memorials and government in my mind as I’ve only really been to Canberra as part of school excursions. I must admit I have never really thought of Canberra as a gourmet foodie destination, but my most recent visit to our nation’s capital for the annual Truffle Festival has certainly changed my mind.

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Gowings Bar & Grill, Sydney CBD

It’s been a while since we last visited Gowings Bar & Grill, and since then they’ve been awarded a hat by the 2014 SMH Good Food Guide – not bad within their first year of business. Situated smack bang in the middle of the city, Gowings features dark and sleek interiors, exuding a cool vibe transporting me to Melbourne, or even the New York restaurant scene. It’s pretty busy for a Saturday night but we’re seated promptly with stunning views overlooking QVB and the bustling George Street.

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Parlour Burger, Wynyard

$10 gourmet burgers are a rarity in Sydney, but head on over to Parlour Burger (next to The Morrison) and you’ll find 5 tasty versions on the menu!

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House of Crabs, Surry Hills

After visiting The Boiling Crab on my USA trip last year, I was eagerly anticipating the opening of House of Crabs at The Norfolk by the Drink ‘n’ Dine group who are the brains behind Santa Barbara and other funky pubs around town. House of Crabs is based on the same simple yet effective concept of boiling the seafood with your choice of tasty sauces in a clear plastic bag, similar to the type they usually bring the live seafood out to show you in Chinese restaurants.

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