Category Archives: Food Court

Charlie & Co Burgers, Westfield Sydney

Charlie & Co Burgers has been a resident of the swanky Westfield Sydney food court almost from the beginning and I recall heading on over to try their gourmet burgers back when they first opened. For some reason, I passed over their signature wagyu beef burger in favour of a more exotic crab burger and was left a bit disappointed by my choice back then.

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Jones the Grocer, Town Hall

The last time I popped into Jones the Grocer on Level 5 of Westfield Sydney with a friend for lunch, I had been pleasantly surprised by how spacious and sleek the restaurant inside actually was. Looks can be deceiving; at first glance it appears to be a fancy deli with a bakery attached to it. But when you peer inside, you find that it is actually a full fledged restaurant.

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Ramen Ikkyu, Haymarket

There’s been a lot of fanfare in the foodie world over the newest ramen bar on the block – Ramen Ikkyu, tucked away in a corner of the Sussex Centre Food Court. It is run by the ex-head chef of Blancharu (a French-Japanese fusion restaurant in Elizabeth Bay) and when I heard that he had opened up a ramen bar in Chinatown, I was dying to try it out because I’d heard rave reviews about the ramen at Blancharu. I was a bit worried because I had also heard that the chef’s business plan is to only produce 150 bowls of ramen every day and to close up the store when they have all been sold – but luckily on the night we decided to drop by, they hadn’t sold out yet by 8.30pm and we were able to sneak in a late ramen dinner.

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Enchilada Burrito – a Mad Mex experience

In the last couple of years, Mexican food has gradually increased in popularity across the Australian food scene, thanks to its bold flavours, affordability and shareability guaranteeing a great meal. Mad Mex is one restaurant chain that has helped pioneer this trend and continues to by constantly expanding their menu with different Mexican flavours. They’ve just introduced a new Enchilada Burrito from the region of Oaxaca and what better way to go on this food journey than to make and roll up our own burritos, learning from the expertise of Mad Mex’s founder and CEO himself!

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Madame Nhu at The Galeries, Town Hall

Food courts are usually not very inspiring places to have a meal, but some of the CBD food courts have been getting quite fancy lately. One of my favourites is the revamped The Galeries food hall in the basement of the shopping complex, just a short stroll from Town Hall station. The food hall exudes a modern vibe with bright colours and interestingly shaped decorations which make it feel much less like a dull conventional food court. The Galeries food hall also offers quite a few gourmet eating options like outlets of the ever popular Ichiban Boshi ramen and Chat Thai, which thankfully have much shorter lines than their restaurant counterparts.

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