Butcher and The Farmer, Glebe


The first time we visited Harold Park's gentrified Tramsheds complex was during the first month of opening, and the space was teeming with masses of crowds who were eager to get a piece of the Inner West's newly-restored food destination. It was, in all honesty, quite a stressful experience because it was just so busy.

China Doll, Woolloomoolloo


Being of Chinese heritage, we don't go out to eat at Chinese restaurants as often as one might think. I'm a big fan of the cheap, no-frills Chinese restaurant for a good noodle feed or family yum cha, however we seldom dine at restaurants on the higher end of the price spectrum. But the iconic China Doll is no ordinary Chinese restaurant, so when time came to choose at place at which to celebrate my birthday recently, I knew that that was where I wanted to go.

Dumplings ahoy at Yang's Dumpling, Burwood


This dumpling eatery has cemented a spot in our hearts as one of our favourite dumpling places of all time. If you haven't heard of Yang's Dumpling before, then be you'll be itching to try their dumplings by the end of this post.

ester, Chippendale


ester is a restaurant that I have been dying to try for quite some time now. This Chippendale favourite delivers honest, punchy food and has gained a cult status on the Sydney restaurant scene. 

Harry's, Bondi Beach


It can be hard to find a cafe that revamps the way you view breakfast. Harry's Bondi manages to do just that, while maintaining that surf-side coastal cool. 

Pasta Party at The Italian Bowl, Newtown



I don't think there is anything quite like the humble bowl of pasta in the world of comfort food. There's probably not a single person I know who would turn down a bowl of pasta. It has such universal appeal, and can be cooked in so many different ways that it's hard not to say no.

Bennelong, Circular Quay



Bennelong is one of those iconic Sydney restaurants on every avid diner's bucket list. Whether it be the allure of eating under the Opera House sails, those stunning harbour views, or the much talked about, produce-driven menu, there is something about Bennelong that makes it a truly unique and sublime place to dine.