Top 5 Country Pubs

Top 5Country Pubs Pubs are a great part of Australian culture, egalitarian spaces where tradies and CEOs drink side-by-side and everyone feels at home. In the old days there was a public bar for the blokes and a ladies’ lounge for the gals, with no cross-pollination. Today’s public bars welcome anyone who enjoys gaming and […]

Top 5 Thai

Top 5 Thai Sydney - Viand - Annita Potter

Given how ubiquitous they are today, it’s hard to believe it was the late ‘70s before Sydney’s first Thai restaurants opened. Now suburbs are awash with cheap-and-cheerful spots churning out repetitive menus of fish cakes, red and green curries, and pad Thai. However, thanks to legends like Amy Chanta and David Thompson who pioneered authentic […]

Top 5 Places To Drink (& Eat)

Sometimes (OK, often) what I drink is as important as what I eat – and sometimes it’s more important. The eats still have to be good of course (and inclusion on this list is in no way an indictment of the food at these establishments), but sometimes I just feel like grazing my way through […]

Top 5 Portuguese Shops

The inner western suburb of Petersham is Sydney’s ‘Little Portugal’ – with everything you need for a vicarious Portuguese gourmet tour in a short strip of New Canterbury Road. There’s a butcher, a baker, a deli, liquor store and authentic Portuguese chicken shop. Here’s where to stock up on Sydney’s best Portuguese food and drink. […]

Top 5 Vegetarian Menus

Top 5 Vegetarian Menus Have you noticed how ‘plant-based menus’ have replaced ‘vegetarian menus’? It makes sense; while vegetarian smacks of mung beans and anaemic-looking hippies – plant-based speaks to concern for the planet’s limited resources and our own well-being. Vegetarian is a lifestyle but plant-based is just a menu option. Far from being fringe, […]

Top 5 French Markets

I love French markets – not just for the fresh produce, though there’s always something new to discover, but also the traditional baked goods, distinctive charcuterie and local cheeses that give an insight into the regional cuisine. There’s also the voyeuristic pleasure of watching locals go about their daily business and the chance to find […]

Top 5 French Restaurants in Sydney

Top 5 French Restaurants in Sydney When I think of French food, I think of traditional Parisian bistros and casual country restaurants serving simple classics, rather than Michelin-starred temples of gastronomy. French cuisine isn’t as well represented in Sydney as it should be … but there are a few great places that transport me straight […]

Top 5 Sydney Dishes 2019-2020

Check out the highlights of past years: ~ Top 5 Sydney Dishes (2018-2019) ~ Top 5 Desserts (2018-2019) ~ Top 5 Sydney Dishes (2017-2018) ~ Top 5 Sydney Desserts (2016-2017) ~ Top 5 Sydney Dishes (2016-2017) ~ Top 5 Sydney Dishes (2015-2016) ~ Top 5 Sydney Dishes (2014-2015) Top 5 Sydney Dishes 2019-2020 This time […]

Top 5 Sydney Restaurants Reopening

If you’re not quite ready for dine-in, remember that these restaurants are all still doing great take away. Other favourites already reopening (and doing fabulous take away) include Lucio’s (1-sitting lunches or dinners for exclusive-use table of 10, what fun!!) ~ Yellow (vegetarian like never before) ~ Pilu at Freshwater ~ Don’t Tell Aunty ~ […]

Top 5 Restaurants Turning Into Markets (Covid19)

Check out the innovative takeaway offerings from some of Sydney’s finest restaurants. The situation (and therefore Sydney restaurants’ coronavirus response) is still changing weekly; all or some of these restaurants may be closed soon without your support. Please support small, local, independent businesses as much as you can. Now more than ever – use it […]