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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Ramen O-San, Haymarket

I love a good bowl of ramen and judging by the lines outside popular ramen joints in town, so does the rest of Sydney. One of the newer players is Ramen O-San, which has just opened up an outlet in the heart of Chinatown, hidden in the underground Dixon House Food Court. It’s nothing flash, but they serve up a very good value bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen which is under $10 and features a thick, flavoursome pork bone broth as its base.

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Brighton the Corner, Petersham

Tucked away in the quiet suburb of Petersham is Brighton the Corner, a cafe suitably named so as it sits right on the corner of a block, next to a roundabout. It’s my first time visiting and it ticks all the boxes so far – plenty of free street parking, big and spacious and best of all, no lines.

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