A delicious four-course meal enhanced by four captivating stories is what to expect when you head to Hakawati at El-Phoenician Restaurant in Parramatta, and Director Wayne Harrison is very excited. “I get a particular thrill out of creating things that didn’t exist before, and part of the excitement of that is putting it in front […]

Review: El Circo Blanc

From the moment you enter the room – luxe white decorations shrouding the space and blanketing it in a glamorous wintry mystique, a friendly waitperson swaddled in (faux) furs hands you a dainty mug of piping hot mulled wine – El Circo Blanc is an experience. The Slide Lounge is putting on a show from the […]

Best Thai – Spice I Am

Diners are in good hands with Sujet and Padet. Sujet has been a food connoisseur since he was four years old, and is now a leader in authentic Thai cuisine in Sydney. Even dignitaries and international Heads of State drop by to taste his latest fare when they get a chance. The pair takes traditional Thai cuisine, […]

Best Caribbean – Jonkanoo

When you walk into Jonkankoo, you’d be forgiven for thinking that someone has put the essence of the Caribbean in a bottle, then shaken it up and watched it spray across the room. The people, the music, and most of all, the food and beverages, all work to create an authentic West Indian experience in the heart of […]

Best Basement Bar – Baxters Inn

Imagine a speakeasy with over 300 types of whiskey covering the walls behind the bar, where moustachioed bartenders serve you drinks and there is an abundance of free pretzels. This wellhidden, intriguing basement bar in the heart of Sydney provides patrons with wonderful service and even better drinks. It can be tricky to find this bar, but once […]

Best Tapas – Spanish Tapas

Live Flamenco shows every Monday, Friday and Saturday; $2 drinks with a meal purchase on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and paella and sangria tastings for parties – what more could a person want? Spanish Tapas offers all these amazing deals along with awesome party packages for all occasions. This restaurant offers more than just great food and service; it […]

Best Food Court – Eating World

The best way to avoid that relationship-ending squabble over what to get for dinner is to nab a food court table; be separate in your culinary tastes but so, so together. Eating World offers the most diverse range of Asian foods out of the Chinatown food courts. From Red Charcoal’s northern Chinese street food, through to the famous Gumshara […]

Best Café – Café Morso

Breakfast is important at Café Morso, moreso than any other meal. This is a place where they’re continually plating up breakfast classics with a gourmet twist. With bacon and egg gnocchi, smoked pork, and gruyere risotto with poached eggs on the menu, it’s surprisingly the simplest of dishes that’s the most Instagrammed: the truffle scrambled eggs with sautéed wild […]

Best Mexican – Guzman Y Gomez

Ever wandered the streets of Sydney on a quest for the perfect burrito? Well, stop searching because we found it! Guzman Y Gomez is a licensed Mexican Taqueria (taco shop) that endorses all things Latin: the food, the music and the personality. This restaurant can be a venue for a nice sit down meal with some margaritas, or […]

Best bakery – Central Depot Bakery

This place has everything you could want in a bakery: cakes, pastries, pies, sausage rolls, pizzas, salads and sandwiches. There’s something to suit every mood, whether you’re feeling sweet, savoury, tried, happy, sad, or just plain hungry. Each store has a range of daily specials, fresh bread baked on site, and sweet and savoury pastries that they can provide […]