Eat & Drink

Bei Amici

Owner/chef Felix Rutz does a wonderful job in the kitchen, serving premium produce at a price that belies both quality and the location of this warm, little Italian restaurant. Sip on a Bombay Sapphire with fresh mint syrup, lime and soda ($12/glass, $25/pitcher) as you decide on your meal; then move on to try one […]

Garden Court

This restaurant surprised me with exceptional food, and an unexpected setting. Step into a curved glass conservatory decked out in the style of a 70s-modern French Bistro, with black and white striped banquettes, bevelled mirrors and stylised pineapple wallpaper. There are two ways to dine ' I tried the four course 30 Minute Lunch ($42) […]

360 Bar & Dining

As a special occasion restaurant, this is totally a valid option. It is expensive, your dining experience may not be perfect, but the view is really second to none. Cocktails at the bar are a highpoint, and the best I tried was the Thai Mai Shu ($18.50) served with spheres of apple and chilli; though […]

2 Sista’s Cafe

In an area not blessed with many breakfast options this café is understandably popular on the weekends. Unfortunately on the first time I dined, service ambled through with the best of intentions, but without much actual movement toward clearing tables (with people waiting), or warning that the kitchen was a little overwhelmed. Beyond the usual […]

Sydney Tower Restaurant

When you dine at Sydney Tower, you get more than just a meal ' it's also an attraction. Feel like a king as you take a separate (uncrowded) lift to the impressive slowly-rotating, modern dining room. It's decorated with a simple black and white mural, but the view is the real show-piece. The staff, and […]

On the Foodie Trail

By Jackie McMillan My quest for good food this month has taken me a little further a field. It has reminded me that there are food adventures to be had in the least likely places, and all it takes is a little research, a good nose, and a passion for great food. Read on for […]

2008 Kings Cross Food and Wine Festival

By Jackie McMillan If you fancy some colour and movement with your food, venture to the iconic El Alamein Fountain at Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Cross from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 4 May for the 2008 Kings Cross Food and Wine Festival. After all, what other food festival offers delights like seeing the recent winner […]

3 Dots Pizza & Cafe

Alex Stepanyants is by day a risk assessor - this newly opened Pyrmont pizzeria is his first venture into the food game. The unusual name refers to a tattoo of three dots in a triangle between his thumb and forefinger. It signifies mi vida loca or 'my crazy life' in Spanish. But after trying his […]


There's been a reshuffle at Liquidity, with the kitchen now run by the talented Ricky Keeley. His new Mediterranean influenced menu takes some inspiration from his Grappa days; and is more cohesive, with slightly lower prices overall. Start with a bowl of warm marinated Sicilian and Ligurian Olives ($6.50) enhanced with lemon peel; then progress […]

The Balmain Bug (CLOSED)

In its current form Balmain Bug has just celebrated their second birthday, but the building it is housed in has been around since 1856! After being everything from a watchmaker to a haberdashery, for the last 40 years the sandstone walls have housed a restaurant. Dine under the gaze of a bevy of curvy Norman […]