Posts Tagged ‘ CBD ’

Sushi & Sashimi Masterclass – Ocean Room, Sydney

September 23, 2012
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Sushi & Sashimi Masterclass – Ocean Room, Sydney

Living in Sydney, we can often take our surroundings for granted. Always on our way somewhere – usually in a hurry – we are so concerned with where we are going, that we don’t bother to look around us while we’re getting there. Sydney really is a gorgeous place. I have noticed this more so lately and its really never more apparent than when you’re by the water. Sun bursting through the roof to floor windows, Sydney’s harbour and Opera House on one side and the finest fish money can buy on the other. I’m at Ocean Room at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, and am surrounded by other Sydney food bloggers and we are in for a treat. Chef Raita Noda – Ocean Room’s executive chef – has graciously offered to give us a sushi and sashimi masterclass (*squeeee*). Chef Raita came to Australia in 1990 from...

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Helm Bar – Sydney CBD

June 22, 2012
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Although it’s been a cold week in Sydney, it hasn’t rained (touch wood) which Sydneysiders are pretty glad about. Me, I’m on the fence. I have conflicting opinions of rain depending on which body part you speak to. My hair for example, hates rain. Hates it! The girly part of my brain also hates rain, I think just by association (from my hair), but also as it went to all the trouble of GHDing my hair and fringe, only to have it ruined by a mere couple of drops. It’s just frustrating really. My feet on the other hand, love rain! Well, they love rain in my wellies. They can walk through shin height puddles with the greatest of ease and they snicker (quietly of course) at other wet Sydney feet thinking to themselves “I bet they wish they had wellies like us”. This in turn, makes the childlike...

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Beef Steak Club at Chophouse – Sydney CBD

February 23, 2012
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I never won medals as a child. I was always that kid who ended up with a certificate of participation rather than 1st, 2nd or 3rd *collective “nawwwwww” sadface*. Don’t get me wrong, I was always proud of my certificate, it just wasn’t a medal, you know? When I arrived at Chophouse for their quarterly Beef Steak Club event, I was greeted by the lovely Belinda who was our host for the evening. She quickly handed me a glass of Taltarni Brut Taché Tasmania 2009, and I was introduced to Karina Dambergs, Senior Winemarker at Taltarni. This lady knows her stuff! I’m a wine lover (mostly bubbly), but I would by no means call myself a wine connoisseur. I like what I like and regardless of price, vintage, or type of grape, if I’m not a fan, I’m just not a fan. The Taché however was delicious! Taché is...

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Sushi Hon – Sydney Westfield

December 27, 2011
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Sushi Hon – Sydney Westfield

Santa has come and gone for another year and I hope all of you had a wonderful day with family, friends, food, and Michael Buble (of course). Stud and I did the usual family lunch, stuffed ourselves silly and then came home to watch Love Actually and have toast for dinner lol. Boxing Day was spent in the city. First time ever for both of us actually braving the Boxing Day sales. Never. Again! It was a nice day out but not massively relaxing haha. We did manage to slip in a quick lunch at Sushi Hon as Stud was craving a Japo fix. I didn’t actually realise until after but apparently, Sushi Hon has the longest sushi train in the southern hemisphere. I have to say, it didn’t look to massive when we were there but we were seated right at the front so didn’t go in too...

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Medusa Greek Taverna – Sydney

August 19, 2011
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Medusa Greek Taverna – Sydney

In my last job, I worked directly opposite Medusa and had always wanted to go. In my new job, I work on the same street and in order to get the gym, it taunts me every day as I walk past. Finally, it was time to visit! YAY! That time, was Rai’s birthday. Because there was a big group of us (about 25), we went with the banquet menu. It can get too messy otherwise with 100 different orders and I have found that usually, the banquet menu gives you the best of everything anyway so was pretty pumped for this. So as the food came out, I screamed at everyone in my vicinity not to touch it until I had taken a photos lol. Sorry to all my friends but yes, this is how it is, from now on, forever 🙂 And apologies to all the readers for...

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Felix

May 25, 2011
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Felix

Rach is obsessed with anything Frenchie so when Felix opened, it quickly became a place we needed to go to. Another long overdue catch up was the time, Felix was indeed the place. When we arrived, Felix was at its peek (the 1:00pm lunch rush) and it seemed the staff were a little frantic. The lady who was front of house was very professional and advised us that our table wasn’t ready and we could wait in the bar however as she ushered us over, our table was cleared and we were good to go. We sat down and were greeted promptly by a waiter who gave us water – in our glass and also, it seemed, all over our table. I know people can make mistake especially when they are in a rush but to spill a substantial amount of water on our table, notice it and then...

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Stitch Bar

May 9, 2011
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Stitch Bar

If you weren’t looking for it, you would walk right past it. Stitch Bar is located on York Street just past the corner of Barrack Street and is recognisable only by the old fashioned sewing machine propping the door open. As you walk in, you’re not 100% sure you are in the right place. It kind of looks like the simple foyer to an alteration joint. But that’s the point! The “foyer” section is decked out with old school sewing machines and lots of thread. When you head downstairs it’s like stepping in to a funky Melbourne bar and we are instantly happy that such places are in Sydney. We had booked ahead and were really glad we did. Our booking was for 5:15 and by 5:30/6:00 the place was packed. Rach had mentioned that they stop letting people in once it reaches seating capacity so that it doesn’t...

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Pony Lounge & Dining

April 10, 2011
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Pony Lounge & Dining

Rach and I had organised a girly catch up dinner and typically, it was the day it rained. We met promptly after work and made a quick trip to Priceline (when it wasn’t raining). Rach has just started dance classes (Rock & Roll 50’s! Awesome!) and had left her umbrella there the night before. Luckily! It wasn’t even raining when she bought it but we had been walking no more than 5 minutes when it started to sprinkle. We were heading over to Greenhouse. It has been on our “list” since it popped up and we were excited to finally make it over there to try it out. Walking in the rain with the two of us and one umbrella wasn’t easy. We had both done our hair that morning – so the ladies reading this post will sympathise. As per the online instructions, we walked down George Street...

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Charlie & Co

November 18, 2010
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Charlie & Co

I don’t do crowds. Patience is not one of my strong points and when you add a lack of patience to a crowd quite obviously not knowing where they’re going, it can get messy. This is how I felt walking through the new Westfield Sydney on its first full day of opening two weeks ago. Don’t get me wrong, I was suitably impressed and very glad it has reopened but I feel like – as I described it to my friend – as the best place on earth and the worst place on earth at the exact same time. The shops are amazing, the crowds are amazingly oblivious. The place is huge, the crowds are huger (I know, it’s not a word but you get my drift). Admittedly it’s not as bad since then and although I wouldn’t say the novelty has worn off, the crowds are nowhere near...

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Sydney Night Noodle Markets

November 5, 2010
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Sydney Night Noodle Markets

People come from far and wide to visit the night noodle markets in October and I was lucky enough to just scrape through on the last night. Naturally because it was the last night, it was pretty packed. We had thought ourselves lucky when we arrived and it wasn’t too bad but we still couldn’t find a seat. Luckily we hijacked a couple of chairs from a friend of a friend and sat there until the rest of our party arrived and then migrated to a nice grassy corner with a great view of the dragon show. When you go to the noodle markets you really need to devise a plan of attack before you even think of getting up to move. As it was still reasonable early (5:20ish), we got our priorities in check and headed straight for the bar, then a little look around for some appetiser...

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