Eastern European

Tommy’s Beer Cafe

Two visits in one week! If that makes me a glutton, so be it - just pass me another Potato Pancake ($8.50)! They’re really good here – especially wrapped around chicken sautéed with capsicum, shallots and mushrooms then topped with cheese in the Shepherd’s Bag ($23.50).


There’s nothing like Czech food on a gloomy winter’s night to push the buttons on your new winter clothes. I was seduced by the Devil's Toast ($9.90); crunchy fried bread topped with spicy mince and melted cheese.

Foodies’ Diary: Quest for the Holy Ale

A wise man told her that beer should be enjoyed with food, cherished on it’s own and appreciated like fine wine. To find out why, Alex Harmon ate and drank her way through Sydney, searching for the Holy Ale…

Klaus’s Brasserie

As the name suggests, the menu at the Paddo RSL is splattered with Germanic delights. Weiner Schnitzels, liver, brains and sauerkraut are amongst the choices, all served in a very modern and Western manner.

New In Town

From Poles drinking Portuguese rosé to lesbians with long necks, this popular new entry on King Street is dishing up hearty serves of accessible modern Polish food to all comers.

Foodies’ Diary: Four Foodie Pilgrimages

The roti canai at Mamak number amongst my favourite dining experiences, so it’s with particular pleasure that I tell you they’re now available in a second location!

Essen Restaurant *UPDATED*

The mere suggestion of rain has me rushing back here for another plate of Deep Fried Camembert ($10). On a Friday night there’s a regular turnover of tables and a convivial hum from the smiling post-work, post-school crowd, punctuated by the clinking of steins and forks and the odd gasp when one of the plentiful serves lands.

Foodies’ Diary

Taste Korea During the month of October you can enjoy a taste of Korea for the bargain price of ten dollars at some of Sydney’s best Korean restaurants. I was hooked by a stone hot-pot of Dolsot Bibimbap, an excellent rice dish mixed at the table, full of beef, sautéed vegetables and egg.

Essen Restaurant

At the first sign of chill in the air, I’m ready to declare that schnitzel season is openand wrap myself in a Chicken Jaeger Schnitzel ($21) complete with excellent potato roesti and paprika sprinkled cabbage salad. The crumbing here is great,

Restaurant Atelier

Darren Templeman's food shines from the first explosive mouthful of the Duck Egg Atelier (a divine concoction of foie gras, cauliflower soubise and goat's cheese foam served in a duck egg). Let him personally create for your table one of Sydney's best value degustation menus ($80/person, $130/with wine) and prepare for the fireworks. If seven […]