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 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, many of Sydney’s […]

Top 5 Lucio’s Italian Restaurant

As Lennon and McCartney wrote: ‘there are places I’ll remember all my life’ – and Lucio’s Italian Restaurant is certainly that for generations of Sydneysiders. While Sydney is blessed with much good food, wine and service, much rarer is the authentic hospitality in rooms full of colour, laughter and creative energy that transform a good […]

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 back to Paris, like these […]

Top 5 Sydney Dishes 2019-2020

  This time each year, the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list heralds the start of restaurant awards season. Not this year … with the hospitality industry among the hardest hit by Covid19, most organisations are more concerned with how best to promote all that’s great in the industry and support those fighting […]

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 […]

Top 5 Sydney Restaurants Coronavirus Response

When restaurants closed for dine-in meals due to Covid19, some Sydney restaurants turned into grocers, bakers and suppliers of great produce to cook at home. Check out their offerings here. Top 5 Sydney Restaurants Doing Their Bit Someone said the other day: “If you want to know what it’s like in the hospitality industry right […]

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