Bei Jing Dumpling Surry Hills, Sydney

Bei Jing Dumpling

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting at the bus-stop near the corner of Cleveland and Crown Streets (Surry Hills) and a Chinese guy came up to me, asking for directions. He showed me a piece of paper with the address "432 Cleveland Street" written on it. As I don't speak Chinese and his … Continue reading Bei Jing Dumpling

The New BBQ King

The New BBQ King

"OMG BBQ King is closing down", a colleague explained to me a year or so ago. He was genuinely concerned at the loss of a "Sydney institution" Located near the corner of Sussex and Goulburn streets, BBQ was the place where you could go with a large group or by yourself to feast on plates … Continue reading The New BBQ King

Argentinian beer for Dinner at Porteño

Finally Porteño

"How long before you move?", I asked the waiter tonight. "About five weeks, or thereabouts", he told me. Once the home of Greek restaurant, Dimitri's (with associated plate breaking), the building on Cleveland Street will be looking for a new life, as Porteño is moving to another Surry Hills location. In contrast to Dimitri's, which … Continue reading Finally Porteño

Terrine at Bar Brose

Darlinghurst Dinner

It started with a cough on Tuesday. A persistent cough. I was in a series of quite important meetings, and apologised profusely to my colleagues about my cough. Later in the afternoon, I wandered home. And almost as soon as I arrived home I had a "Hillary Moment", as I've since joked about. Within minutes … Continue reading Darlinghurst Dinner

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The Glasshouse – Hobart

"I'm sorry, we're fully booked", the maitre'd told us as we made our way into Hobart's "The Glasshouse". "However, we could offer you some seats at the bar or a couch", she added. We looked over at the couches near the window. Two longish couches which could have seated six, with a low table in the … Continue reading The Glasshouse – Hobart