11.7.12

Fresh Air


Winter Sun
Vest: Witchery
Necklace: Diva
Shorts: Urban Outfitters, New York
Shoes: Nike
I had the afternoon off today and there is not much to do in Goulburn. I mean nothing to do! So I found myself a bench in a park and have finally started reading "50 Shades of Grey" (how cliche). I am back in my sport luxe phase and still totally in love with my "Nike Free Runs". I am so happy that "sneakers" are in fashion this season. You are able to wear them to exercise and for every day wear. Win! They are definitely worth every cent, I wear them daily. They are the most comfortable shoes I own. Only problem I have now is that I want a pair in every colour! 


I am more a cafe/lunch girl that a restaurant girl but I do have my favourite spots to have dinner in Sydney (I have a huge 'wish list' too). Here are my current 11 favourite restaurants to have dinner at in Sydney. I dine at these restaurants quite regularly! 


1. Chiswick
65 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025


Please Sir, can I have some more?
Snow crab sliders
Moran family lamb
Char-grilled scallops.


Overall: 9.5/10


Top: Hand cut chips, thyme and black garlic aioli ($9), steamed broccoli with garlic and chilli ($10),  wood roasted Moran family lamb, chick peas and mint ($59)
Bottom Left: Snow crab sliders, lettuce, keepie mayonnaise ($9 each)
Bottom Centre: Rhubarb eclair, with poached rhubarb and custard apple ($15)
Bottom Right: Chocolate mousse cake with mandarin sorbet, caramelised peanuts ($15) 


Char grilled grass fed beef, fresh horseradish ($35)
Roast Trivet fillet ($30)
Other Favourite Dishes: 
Char grilled asparagus, smoked almonds, lemon and raisins ($10)
Char grilled scallops, artichokes, burnt butter and tarragon 
($22)
Laurent-Perrier Brut, Tours-Sur-Marne champagne ($24 glass)
2010 Bartlett's Sauvignon Blanc ($10 glass)


2. Ms.G's
155 Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011


Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Mini banh mi - crispy pork belly
Grilled corn on the cob, parmesan, lime (must)
Stoner's Delight 2.0 (must)


Overall: 9.5/10


Pina Colada Cocktail ($16)
Grilled corn on the cob, parmesan, lime ($4 each)
Mini banh mi - crispy pork belly ($6)


Top Left: Grilled king prawns, konbu, lemongrass, lime ($28)
Top Right: Stoner's Delight 2.0 ($12)
Bottom Left: Egg noodles with XO sauce, braised duck, soft poached egg ($18)
Bottom Right: DIY chicken sang choy boa ($26)


Other favourite dishes: 
Stir-fried greens ($9)
Wok fried cultivated mushrooms, baby corn, sugar snap peas, broccolini ($18)
Silver jasmine suzhou tea ($4)

3. Jamie's Italian
107 Pitt Street 
Sydney NSW 2000

Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Meat Plank
Barramundi in a bag
Ultimate brownie

Overall: 8.5/10

Meat Plank and peppers with ricotta

Top Left: Meat plank and peppers with ricotta and balsamic
Top right: Barramundi in a bag with vegetables, stir fried brussel sprouts,sautéed spinach and squid ink and scallop linguini
Bottom left: Complementary bread
Bottom right: Tiramisu, three scoops of gelato with smashed honeycomb and Jamie's ultimate brownie with Belgian chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream 
4. Gazebo Wine Garden
2 Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011

Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Little lobby rolls
Roast chicken
Olives in rosemary oil
Chocolate brownie everyone talks about

Overall: 8/10

Top Left: Roast chicken to share with winter veggies ($49)
Top Right and Bottom Left: Cosmopolitan ($16.50)
Bottom Right: Little Lobby Rolls ($19 for 3)

Damn good bbq'd lamb burger and fries ($21)

Top Left: Barra fish and chips ($24)
Top Right: Mojito ($16.50)
Bottom Left: Pot of mussels and fries ($15)
Bottom Right: Chocolate brownie everyone talks about ($14)
Other favourite dishes: 
Olives in rosemary olive oil ($9)
Steak frites ($29.50)
Steamed green, flaked almonds ($10)

5. Wild Fire
Overseas Passenger Terminal
Circular Quay West The Rocks NSW 2000

Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Bombe Alaska

Overall: 8/10

Chocolate Souffle (17)
Bombe Alaska filled with seasonal gelato ($32 for 2)
English Breakfast Tea ($5), Darjeeling Tea ($5) and Sentimental Tea ($6)

Bombe Alaska ($32 for 2)


Belgian Bliss ($7) and Bombe Alaska ($32 for 2)
Other favourite dishes: 
Deluxe Churrasco ($95 pp)
Charcuterie - Salumi Tasting Plate ($31)

6. The Winery 
285A Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Double rich chocolate brownie
Crab and zesty lemon mayo toast
Lamb meatballs
Crispy little fish
Chorizo + veal sausage roll

Overall: 8/10 
Top Left: Double rich chocolate brownie ($14)
Top Right: Crab and chicken salad ($26)
Bottom Left: French Maid ($17)
Bottom Right: Cheeky rascal cider ($9.50) and kitchen wagyu steak burger and fries ($25)

 
Other favourite dishes: 
Crab and zesty lemon mayo toastie ($19)
Chorizo and veal sausage roll ($19)
Italian olives ($10)
Lamb meatballs ($14)
Crispy little fish ($18)
Steak Frites (29.50)

7. The Beresford 
354 Bourke Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Barramundi cooked in a bag
Shaved cabbage salad
Sautéed broccoli
Sautéed mushrooms
Fries with roast garlic mayo 

Overall: 8/10

Top: Barramundi cooked in a bag ($24), shaved cabbage salad, parmesan, parsley and garlic ($9), marinated olives ($7), chicken parmigiana ($25, sauteed broccoli ($9), fries with roast garlic mayo ($8)
Bottom Right: Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato, prosciutto, fried quinoa and apple balsamic ($17)
Grilled prawn salad, avocado, croutons, cucumber, radish and salsa verde ($20)

Other favourite dishes: 
Tuscan style cured meats served with home made pickled vegetables and bread ($18)
Pizza Margherita, tomato, mozzarella and basil (v) ($18)
Squid ink fettucine, fresh tuna, capers, rocket, chilli, and lemon ($22)
Sautéed green beans, chilli and garlic ($9)
Sautéed field mushrooms with lemon, parsley and garlic ($9)


8. Xanthi 
Level 6 Westfield 
100 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Vine leaf dolmathes
Spinach and feta pastry
Barbecued haloumi


Overall: 8/10


Top Left: Caramel baklava ice cream, chocolate bougatsa and dessert wine
Top Right: Lamb skaras
Bottom Right: Ouzo
($55pp for six entrees, one main, two desserts and a glass of dessert wine)

Other favourite dishes: 
Three dips and pita bread
Barbecued haloumi
Vine leaf dolmathes
Barbecued octopus
Spinach and feta pastry 
Greek salad


9. Gastro Park
5-9 Roslyn Street 
Kings Cross NSW 2010


Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Liquid butternut gnocchi
Chocolate, honeycomb, mandarin sphere, cookies and cream


Overall: 7.5/10


Top Left: Liquid butternut gnocchi, mushroom consomme and sage ($26)
Top Right: Chocolate, honeycomb, mandarin sphere, cookies and cream ($22)
Bottom Left: Seared scallops, serrano ham, crene carrot, endive caramel, marcona almond ($28)
Bottom Right: Nitro Pavlova, mango, pineapple, coconut ($20)


Chocolate honeycomb, mandarin sphere, cookies and cream ($22)
10. Bondi Pizza - Bondi Beach
180 Campbell Parade
Bondi Beach NSW 2026


Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Margarita pizza
Sizzling chilli prawns
Oven baked swirls


Overall: 7.5/10
Top: Angel Cove Marlborough sauvignon blanc, New Zealand ($8.50 glass), spinach pancetta pizza ($24.50), margarita pizza ($19.90)
Bottom Right: Oven baked swirls - original and chocolate brownie ($9.90), triple chocolate brownie ($11.90)



Original and chocolate brownie oven baked swirls ($9.90)
Other favourite dishes: 
Sizzling chilli prawns ($12.90)
Meatballs ($12.90)
Steamed broccolini ($9.90)


11. Wine Library 
18 Oxford Street
Woollahra NSW 2025


Please Sir, can I have some more? 
Eggplant parmigiana 
Veal meatballs
Cabbage salad


Overall: 7/10


Left: Marinated olives ($5), sweet potato chips ($5)
Right: Eggplant parmigiana ($15) 

Other favourite dishes: 
Veal meatballs ($15)
Lamb and ricotta gozleme ($15)
Onion and cheese toasted sourdough sandwich ($15)
Boiled eggs with fennel salt ($4)
Cabbage, white balsamic, parnigiani and mint salad ($9)


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