The Burger Shed, Mosman

Balmoral Beach is one of my all-time favourite beaches and every time I drive there, I always pass The Burger Shed. Characterised by large windows, white tiles and exposed brick, it feels like you’ve just walked into a beach house of some sort, despite it being located a good 15 minute walk from the actual beach.

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Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, Haymarket

Old Town is just a bit fancier than your regular Hong Kong diner in Chinatown, with a fun fitout that mixes traditional elements of Chinese diner decor (think simple wooden furniture and barbecued meat hanging in glass windows) with exposed brick walls and snapshots of Hong Kong streetscapes plastered on some of the walls.

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Whitewater Restaurant, Manly

There’s nothing better than spending a lazy summer’s day by the beach. And eating, definitely eating. Manly is one of those perfect suburbs with a giant beach and promenade bursting full of restaurants so that you can get the best of both worlds.

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Manpuku, Kingsford

In my uni days, I used to spend a lot of lunchtimes around Kingsford at all the little restaurants on Anzac Parade – but this time visiting as a non-student, I was quite amazed at how much the restaurant offerings in the area have changed in terms of variety. One of the more recent additions is Manpuku, a ramen joint which is quite busy on a Friday night.

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Banana Blossom Asian Salads, Bondi Beach

Nestled off the busy Hall Street at Bondi Beach is the third branch of Banana Blossom, a small chain of Asian salad restaurants which opened a few years ago. It’s a beautiful summer day and I’m planning to visit the beach later, so I’m pretty stoked to be trying a lighter lunch of salads instead of the usual meat-heavy lunches I’d usually opt for.

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