The Boathouse, Balmoral Beach

The allure of the sparkling azure water at Balmoral Beach explains why the queues are neverending at The Boathouse, which juts out into the bay on a jetty. We braved the crowds on one sunny Saturday morning and managed to score a seat inside.

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Filed under Cafe, Mosman

Bowery Lane, Sydney

One of the newest chic restaurants to hit Sydney is Bowery Lane, located right opposite Swine & Co in the banking district. Compact and charming, it features sleek dark interiors, small booths and an extensive menu covering brunch, dinner and cocktails. Tonight we’re trying a whole bunch of dishes from their dinner menu where a lot of the plates are designed for sharing – sooo excited!

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Filed under Australian, CBD - Circular Quay, CBD - Martin Place, CBD - Wynyard

Claire’s Kitchen @ Le Salon

This chic French gem is hidden in plain sight on Oxford Street, close to the Museum end and exudes an aura of glamour when you step inside, thanks to its monochromatic decor and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

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Filed under Darlinghurst, French

Vapiano, Town Hall

We’re already fans of Vapiano’s fresh concept of making Italian dishes to order in front of you in a casual dining setting, so when we heard that they were doing some spring specials, we dropped in to see what would be on offer in the warmer months as Sydneysiders come out of hibernation. Tonight we’re trying a whole range of dishes (not just their pizza and pasta) compared to the last time we visited, which is very exciting. And what’s more exciting is that we’re running a competition to give you a chance to dine at Vapiano too! Keep reading for more details…

First up is a Classic Pumpkin Soup which is fairly smooth, but with a decently thick consistency. It’s served with some tasty garlic croutons, parmesan and basil, priming our appetites for more Italian goodness.

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Filed under CBD - Town Hall, Italian

The Tuckshop, Glenhaven

The crew at The Tuckshop in suburban Glenhaven sure know how to draw a crowd – when we drop in on a Sunday afternoon it was packed to the rafters and the takeaway lunch queues were out the door.

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Filed under Burgers, Cafe, Glenhaven