Three days in Sydney. The highlights? The food of course!
Full of excitement and energy for our first night in Sydney, we happily strolled down the road to pay a visit to Mr Wong: contemporary Chinese food layered with flavors and exotic ingredients. As we were to discover, for everywhere we went, there was a long wait! Not to worry, The Tank Stream Bar was convieniently tucked around the corner which was a lovely way to pass the time, and we got a call from Mr Wong once our table was ready. Mr Wong is big. Seating as many as 240 guests spread out over two levels.
Recommended by Shirley McCarthy on Facebook, thanks Shirley!
Saturday afternoon was our time to view the Missoni 2014 range - arriving at Tessuti very soon! (Our lips are sealed… but WOW)
Suggested by our friend Billy, we headed to Jimmy Liks for dinner. Being a gentleman of good taste and a fine cook, we gathered together our Sydney-side family and headed to Potts Point to enjoy the flavours of Thailand and South East Asia. It was a good choice with a larger group as we got to try lots of different dishes - all equally delicious! Twice-cooked pork hock, crispy skin duck, soft shell crab…. the mood is fun and bustling - it's street food on steroids!
Good times, good food, good friends. Thanks Billy!
Another recommendation was from the lovely Annie. It was for Eau De Vie at the Kirketon Hotel, and seeing as it was just a short walk away, we all wandered up there after dinner. Hidden at the back of the hotel, a charming speakeasy-style bar, the list includes a 'group cocktails' section - perfect! A group-sized punch bowl arrived at our table and looked amazing. This place deserves its outstanding reputation.
A recommendation from one of our lovely customers at Tessuti, Annie. Thanks Annie!
We visited Bills, restaurant of celebrity chef Bill Granger for breakfast a couple of times too - why wouldn't you! We enjoyed the Ricotta Hotcakes - melt in your mouth!
For our last evening in Sydney we went to eat at Jamies - purely out of curiosity! It is a franchise, but we went in early on a Sunday evening to check it out. It did not disappoint, delivering simple Italian food in a very stylish setting. Once again, a big operation, and with the best looking waiters in Sydney!
On our way to the airport we stopped and had lunch at The Grounds. Located in the old Four 'N Twenty pie factory built in the early 1900's, The Grounds open out onto a stunning garden, full of heirloom vegetables and fragrant herbs. It is a perfect place to visit for the whole family, equipped with a kid's playhouse, pigs (one named Kevin Bacon!), hens, and a sheep that looked like his head has been dipped into a pot of black paint! We loved it.
We did some work too!