Friday, 25 May 2012

restaurant picks, June 2012

I get a lot of emails and text messages asking for suggestions on where to eat at the moment. Not that I'm sick of it, but let's face it - I'm very busy and important. The below list is by means a 'best of', or even that particularly harshly curated. They are, however, places I think are good. You should visit them.

Date Night: Moody lighting, good service, great food and most importantly a cracker booze list. 

Pendolino - Because pasta is sexy  
412-414 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9231 6117

Bodega - Sharing is also sexy
216 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9212 7766

Fratelli Paradiso 
12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point, NSW 2011
(02) 9357 1744

Great Steaks: Nothing too fancy. Just great a great piece of beef and the right, simple accompaniments. A dirty martini essential. 

Bambini Trust - Smart service and a proper bistro vibe
185 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9283 1888

346 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
(02) 9331 8749

New New New - It's new, it's here, let's eat

4Fourteen - Bustling, shared dish chic
72a Fitzroy Street Surry Hills, NSW 2010
(02) 9331 5399

Sixpenny - Refined, produce driven, an inner west gem
83 Percival Rd, Stanmore NSW 2048
(02) 9572 6666

The Fish Shop - Cape Cod chic
22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
(02) 9326 9000

Cafes - Weekend breaky sorted, innit. 

Cornersmith -They make most of their own pickles, jams, cheese. Main ingredient? Unpretentiousness. 
314 Illawarra Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
(02) 8065 0844

Single Origin - One of the original and best origin-focused coffee roasters in Sydney, great food
60-64 Reservoir Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9211 0665

Yum Cha - Filthy hangovers optional

Palace Chinese Restaurant 
145/133-145 Castlereigh Street Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9283 6288

Sky Phoenix 
77 Castlereigh Street Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9223 8822

Amazeballs: Because sometimes you just need to live it up

Sepia - GFG restaurant of the year 2012. Nuff said. 
201 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9283 1990

Quay - Will never cease to amaze
Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, 5 Hickson Road The Rocks, NSW 2000
(02) 9251 5600


Anonymous said...

Great post!! Agree with all on the list (that I have been to!)
I do hate the constant "where should I go for dinner" question from my friends/workmates. I usually end up responding with a plethora of questions...
who are you going with...
how many people...
what type of food...
how much do you want to spend...
what kind of ambiance/volume...