Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tasmania - Part 2 - Cradle Mountain


On my second day in Tassie, MW plans a big day out to world heritage listed - Cradle Mountain. We buy some snacks and sandwiches for the big hike and start the 2 hour drive from Launceston. I must confess, I was barely awake as we drive up there. I'm also not sure of my fitness level in conquering this beast of nature. We ultimately end up hiking for over NINE hours.

Monday, 30 January 2017

The Colonial, Surry Hills


The Colonial is a British-Indian restaurant. I check out their Darlinghurst venue for mid-week dinner. When I hear British-Indian - i'm not sure what that means so I was curious. I get a preview of some of the new menu items.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Tasmania - Part 1



Part 1 - My Tasmanian Adventure
I have lived in Sydney, Australia for several decades and I have always wanted discover Tasmania so I finally planned a trip, bought my plane tickets and rented a car and discovered what Tasmania has to offer. 

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Echo on the Marina, Roseville


Just 10 minutes from bustling Chatswood, Dazz and Melle discover their weekend food escape tucked away in the tranquil Roseville Marina. 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Interstate Travels: The River Cafe, Beauty Point in Tasmania


My first meal in Tasmania was at the River Cafe. It's set against such a beautiful backdrop and I arrive just for an early lunch in this little cafe located in Beauty Point.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Cafe Ananas, Circular Quay


The Sydney Festival is here and French restaurant Cafe Ananas has a special menu available until the 29th January. For $55, you can order 3 courses off their special menu and also toast with a glass of champagne.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Cucina Espresso, Concord


You may have seen Cucina Espresso in Sydney Weekender recently. By popular demand, Cucina Espresso have made some recent breakfast specials a permanent fixture to the menu so I had to come by and check it out. 

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Crossing – Bondi Beach

http://weekendfoodescapes.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/the-crossing-bondi-beach.html
The Crossing is an unassuming hidden gem just off the main restaurant strip. We checked out this local bar and restaurant on a weeknight during happy hour (5pm to 7pm), and were blown away by the bartender’s amazingly good signature cocktails.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Lal Qila, Darling Harbour


I must confess i'm not overly familiar with Pakistani or Indian food but was happy to try all the dishes at Lal Qila. Lal Qila has been operating in Surry Hills for the past 8 years and has recently expanded to King St Wharf. I check out their new venue. 

Monday, 16 January 2017

Kerasma, Newtown


I've walked past Kerasma in Newtown several times without really knowing what sort of restaurant it is. It's not a Greek Restaurant, they serve up food from Cyprus. Yes, Cyprus is a different country. The name is exotic and means "the offering". So let's see what's on offer then from Kerasma.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Walsh Bay Kitchen, Walsh Bay


Are you making the most of the Sydney Festival? Why not take advantage of Walsh Bay Kitchen's special Sydney Festival menu. With a glass of wine and two courses for $49 or three courses for $59. MW and I head there for a relaxing dinner.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Kobe Jones, King St Wharf


Kobe Jones sits nicely in King St Wharf with water views. Kobe Jones has an upmarket menu however you will often see special set menus, groupon deals and other ways to get more of a reasonably priced meal.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Encasa, Lane Cove

When I heard Encasa - my favourite tapas restaurant - had now expanded to Lane Cove, I was very excited. Some 10 years ago I used to work on Pitt st in the city and would often visit Encasa for lunch. I hold very fond memories of Encasa.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Haven, Surry Hills


For those who have travelled throughout Asia, you would be very familiar with the egg waffle. Haven now brings the famous egg waffle along with other Asian fusion breakfasts into Surry Hills, Sydney.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Peter's Seafood, Pyrmont Fish Markets


I hope you're enjoying some time with loved ones over the holiday period. I thought it was a good opportunity to blog about Peter's seafood which is located at the Fish Markets. I've been to Peter's Seafood multiple times and it's my place to get sashimi.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Salt Meats Cheese, Drummoyne


Salt Meats Cheese has been expanding across Sydney and I've yet to try out this popular eatery. I head to Drummoyne for some breakfast with MW.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Hotto Motto, Sydney CBD

If you've ever been to Japan, you would recognise the super giant Japanese bento brand "Hotto Motto". They are the largest bento box eatery in Japan. They are known for their healthy rice in their bento boxes. They are now in Sydney, Australia!!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Mamak, Chatswood


I hope Mamak is paying their staff correctly because their food is so amazing. I am guilty of regularly ordering my favourite dishes again and again at Mamak!