Category Archives: Surry Hills

MoVida Special: MoVida Sydney, Surry Hills and MoVida Bar de Tapas y Vino, Melbourne

I am a massive fan of Spanish cuisine and have been waiting patiently to try the tapas at MoVida for months. I first tried my luck at booking a table at MoVida Sydney back when it first opened, but it seemed that the rest of Sydney had the same idea as me and it was practically booked out for months. Luckily, my patience has paid off – the boy took me to MoVida Sydney for our anniversary, followed by MoVida Bar de Tapas y Vino in Melbourne to see how the two measure up against each other.

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Filed under CBD & Surrounds, Melbourne, Spanish, Surry Hills

Madam Char Char, Surry Hills

It’s well known that diners on Crown Street in Surry Hills are spoilt for choice with the many vibrant eateries in the area and one night we were feeling like a quick bite so we popped into Madam Char Char which is near The Winery. At first glance, it looks a bit like a fancier version of a deli with the option to eat in and you can pick from a selection of burgers or braised dishes which are heated up and served with couscous or brown rice. We picked one of each and settled down at the bench next to the open window which faces the sidewalk on Crown Street, making it a great spot to people watch.

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Gnome Espresso and Winebar, Surry Hills

Gnome Espresso and Wine Bar is one of many cosy little cafes on Crown Street, but it caught our attention because of its cute name and the fact that it was packed to the rafters every time we walked past it. Gnome is on a corner and usually has a small queue outside it, probably because there’s limited seating inside and only a few tables outside too. Bearing all this in mind, we were pleasantly surprised when we turned up on a Sunday morning for brunch that we managed to get a table within 5 minutes as the waiter had said we would.

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Dinner On The Run, a Lime & Tonic experience

Ever had the dilemma of wanting to eat at various restaurants but just can’t decide where? Why not try visiting them all in the one night! Lime & Tonic is a website that runs social experiences and tonight we’re giving one of their dining experiences “Dinner On The Run” a go. This is a progressive dinner which visits three Asian-style restaurants in the Surry Hills area within the span of 3-hours to indulge in 3-courses. Yum!

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Filed under Bar Food, Chinese, Degustation, Fusion, Pop Up Restaurant, Surry Hills, Thai, Vietnamese

Pachamama House, Surry Hills

Note – Pachamama has rebranded into Pisco Pisco

New to the Surry Hills food scene is Pachamama House, a Peruvian-style restaurant serving up dishes with Asian and Modern Australian influences. It opened at the beginning of this year and is conveniently located on a quieter part of the neighbourhood, just off the busy Oxford Street, around the corner from Oxford Square.

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Filed under Australian, Fusion, Peruvian, Surry Hills