Archive for the ‘Australia eating’ Category

Saint Peter, Paddington

April 9, 2017

362 Oxford Street.

For a country famed for its seafood, it’s pretty hard to find really good seafood restaurants. So much care is taken here to represent fish the best it can be. I wish there were more places like this. Pics from a couple of meals. Go.


Moon Park, Redfern

April 9, 2017

Finally visited this highly rated Korean place the day before it closed last year. It was great. Shoutout to a Korean steak tartare and of course, the pork belly. 

In reverse order:

Momofuku Seiobo

April 9, 2017

The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney

A return visit from last year. Thanks Sean. This time with Paul Carmichael at the helm, bringing Caribbean flavours to fine dining. It makes for a novel dining experience, especially with the flavours and spices turned up to 11. Tastebuds get a good working out. Occasionally the heat dominates too much, but better than another run of the mill degustation. 

Rockpool (Bar), Sydney

June 29, 2016

Friday night in Sydney. On the martinis. Genius idea to prop up the bar at Rockpool on Bridge St. (Soon to close).

Not your average bar food. Smoked oysters, caviar finger sandwiches, chicken wings with konbu butter. 

Evened things out with low brow tinnies and shots at the next bar.

Brutal hangover. 10/10 would do again.

Tipo 00, Melbourne

June 26, 2016

361 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Another rough day in Melbourne. Needed a dinner to soothe the soul. Italian of course. Glass of wine in hand by 5pm. Chefs menu. Simple, excellent ingredients – arancini, tomatoes/burrata & bizarrely two squid courses (why?) duck/gnocchi & deconstructed tiramisu. Worth it.

Sepia (2), Sydney

June 26, 2016

201 Sussex Street, Sydney

A revisit back in Feb. Easily the best meal I’ve had in Sydney. Excellent fusion of east/west. Good generosity in terms of food & wine. Good chat with fellow lone diner. 

Crab/vinegar jelly, sous vide squid, scallop/macadamia cream, caviar/potato/dashi, abalone, ‘sushi’, duck, wagyu/mushrooms & host of desserts, including fennel ice cream. The only dish that was an acquired taste. 

Ormeggio (3), Mosman

January 16, 2016

Still very good. Just a few pics, not the whole meal.



Estelle by Scott Pickett, Melbourne

January 15, 2016

245 High Street, Northcote, VIC

Not in Melbourne. After a 30 minute taxi ride I discovered it was in Northcote. Last minute booking etc. Big open plan kitchen, lots of fawning customers. Running the gauntlet between style & substance. Green tomatoes are clearly ingredient du-jour. tuna, salmon, lamb, duck. Chocolate, Doughnut. Text book degustation. Worth the Uber.  


Pie in the Sky, Kurrajong

January 14, 2016

A well constructed meat pie.



January 11, 2016

47 Windsor Street, Paddington

Four and a half years at Leos. Leaving lunch at Lucios. A great long lunch spot. Loved the silverbeet taglioni with crab. 

Followed by laser-tag. Followed by a 24 hr journey back to the UK. That’s how I roll…..