The Box On The Water, Ettalong
Sunny day? Check! We head to The Box On The Water at Ettalong Beach for a seafood lunch to end all lunches. We breathe in the salty beach air and feast on an enormous seafood platter, paella, oysters and salads!
Alex 'N' Rolls, Marrickville
Heads up banh mi lovers! Alex 'N Rolls in Marrickville serves up incredible banh mi rolls but with a difference. The fillings are all house made and delectable. Pork is the star be it pulled pork, caramelised pork or barbecue pork but vegetarians also have options too!
Siroo Rice Cake Cafe, West Ryde
Siroo Rice Cake Cafe is a cafe that serves rice cakes or tteok. Located in West Ryde, it's a popular cafe and Sydney's first and only rice cake cafe or bangatgan. This family run business starts early to ensure that customers get fresh mochi and rice cakes every day. They sell a range of over twenty tteok as well as four bingsus or shaved ice desserts.
A Foodie Sydney Staycation!
If you're a foodie and either live in Sydney or are visiting Sydney, I've got a delicious food-focused itinerary for you. This 48 hour Sydney itinerary will have you eating some of the best that the harbour city has to offer. And it may even surprise you to see what we have on our doorstep!
Haco Omakase, Sydney
Haco is the newest Omakase restaurant in Sydney. Located down Alberta Street, tucked away at the end of a laneway, it seats just 12 people during two seatings every evening. On the menu is an 20 course menu with an emphasis on tempura.
Puppy Tail Cafe, Lane Cove
Puppy Tail Cafe is a dog and human friendly cafe in Lane Cove. It is located adjacent to Blackman Park, an enclosed off leash dog park with a small agility course. There your furry bestie can have a delicious "Woofle" aka a doggy waffle or a dog latte while you can order coffee, tea, Japanese hot dogs, cookies or sweets.
Chi Koko, Hurstville
Today we are headed to Hurstville for some KFC or Korean Fried Chicken. Whispers (okay my friend Sophia) told me that Chi Koko fried chicken was one of the best Korean Fried Chicken places in Sydney! Are the rumours true?
Cafe Lost and Found, North Sydney
Cafe Lost and Found in North Sydney is dog friendly cafe where dogs are allowed inside. It also has one of the most eye catching interiors with lush greenery and Instagram worthy food.
Mango Coco, Sydney
Mango Coco is a Thai dessert cafe in Haymarket based on the combination of mangoes and coconut. There you'll a range of smoothies (naturally including myriad combinations of mango and coconut) as well as Thai fusion dishes and eye catching desserts. But be warned - there can be a queue to get in on popular nights.
The Pines, Cronulla
The Pines is one of Cronulla's newest restaurants open in November 2020. It has a gorgeous view of the water, a sleek and contemporary open air dining room, a casual side bar for walk-ins and 1,000 bottle wine room.
Osteria il Coccia, Ettalong Beach
If you're looking for a special meal head to Osteria Il Coccia in Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast. Helmed by married team Nico and Alexandra Coccia it has Modern Italian food with a wonderful Italian and French wine list.
Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf, Central Coast
Woy Woy's Fishermen's Wharf is a popular stop on the Central Coast for day trippers or those staying on the Central Coast. It is a casual restaurant known for its simple approach to seafood. There you can order fresh seafood and sit on the wrap around deck watching boats go by.
Warike Peruvian, Surry Hills
While travel seems tantalisingly close but far away, you can travel to Peru with a Peruvian cultural experience at Warike in Surry Hills. Guests have a set menu showing the best of Peruvian food with Peruvian entertainment. It is hosted every Sunday at Nikkei restaurant on Commonwealth Street in Surry Hills.
Jung Sung, Chippendale
Jung Sung is a new modern Korean fusion restaurant located at the Old Rum Store in Chippendale. Jung Sung means truth and sincerity in Korean and the dishes fuse together Korean ingredients with native Australian. Marron is paired with gochujang aioli and blue swimmer crab jus or Berkshire pork is matched with a Brussels sprout kimchi.
Yum Cha At Yellowtail, Terrigal
Yellowtail in Terrigal on the Central Coast offers yum cha from Friday to Sunday at lunchtimes. There's also outdoor seating and within the yum cha menu there's an optional set menu for $49 per person which pretty much gives you every dish except for one type of oyster and sashimi.
Pastizzi Cafe, Newtown
Pastizzi Cafe has been open in Sydney for 15 years and has moved from the South End of King Street to the Eastern end of King Street. There you'll find a menu of pastas and specials. Plus of course a range of fresh and frozen pastizzis from savoury to sweet ones like raspberry and custard and chocolate and ricotta.