Food & Drink Reviews — Restaurants

  • Review: Rosie’s Proper Fish & Chips

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    Jackie McMillan heads to Coledale for this review of 'proper fish 'n' chips' at Coledale an easy drive south of Sydney.
  • Bistro Nido

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    Regent Place Sydney is the latest location for restaurant reviewer Jackie McMillan. Here's her report on Bistro Nido.
  • Miss Arda

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    Jackie McMillan visits NSW South Coast Kiama Cafe Miss Arda, and reports on her latest eating out discovery.
  • Toei

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    Jackie McMillan continues the Sydney Scoop discovery tour of Asian fusion restaurants with her next destination, Toei Surry Hills.
  • Barbicrew

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    Jackie McMillan reports on her latest Sydney discovery: Brazilian Barbiecrew BBQ restaurant and catering.
  • Fusion Afro Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant

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    Sometimes the best things get relegated to the most liminal of spaces. You’ll find Fusion Afro Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant at the end of a dead end street in an industrial estate that backs onto the railway line. Fringing palms …
  • Beverly Hills 888

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    San nin faai lok! There is a bit of a 1990s Golden Century vibe to Beverly Hills 888 Classic Chinese Seafood Restaurant, which inclined me to like it right away. The interior is a clean, bright white with splashes of colour. Down one side, a serie…
  • Bottom of the Barrel BBQ

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    Jackie McMillan shares the unexpected location for the best Texan BBQ she has eaten in Sydney. And here's her review...
  • Kurumba

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    Making the jump from Sri Lankan cafe to restaurant, Kurumba takes up where The Fold in Dulwich Hill left off. The narrow, two-storey Surry Hills terrace squeezes in a pale green bar downstairs, and a dusky pink dining room above. …
  • Bob Hawke Leisure Centre

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    Born under Whitlam, it was actually Prime Minister Bob Hawke I most remember from being a kid. Hawke re-set the standard for Aussie masculinity: he loved his beer, thought strict bosses were bums; and cried on the telly when his family got in stri…
  • Longshore

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    The server gives the whole roasted John Dory on the bone ($70) a big rap, talking us down from the ledge where we were debating adding a grilled Margra lamb rib ($10/each) apiece just so we can do it justice. I’m salivating, picturing the impend…
  • The Naked Baker

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    Next in the industrial space cafes, new The Naked Baked Mortdale provides house made pastries, to take home or eat in.
  • Superbear BBQ

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    Chinese barbeque (BBQ) or shaokao comes different forms, but the most famous type comes from the Xinjiang region where the Uyghur people make their famous cumin-dusted lamb. Many regions of China have adopted Xinjiang BBQ, including the Northeast …
  • Marci Lou's Burger Co.

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    There's something about pulling off a busy main road and picking up a take out at a food truck. Marci Lou's Burger Co. is a regular pitstop on my late night way home when I don't take the toll roads. As the name …
  • Walsh Bay Kitchen

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    As it turns out, you can order a la carte from the Walsh Bay Kitchen restaurant menu. Or at least I think so, though I'm still not sure. Sitting next to the Roslyn Packer Theatre, I arrive a good half an hour before my com…
  • Chubby Cheeks

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    Chubby Cheeks opened in Paddington with a bit of a splash in 2018 with a menu created by executive chef David Claesson (ex-Glass Brasserie). The tea smoked duck breast and banana blossom salad ($27) has stayed on the menu since inception. In the h…
  • Zaap by Chang

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    Zaap by Chang wasn’t my first foray into Lao or Isan cuisine, so I knew to order Lao sausage ($15) and to avoid asking for extra heat. Dishes from Laos and Thailand’s northeastern corner tend toward being both fiery and sour. The Lao sausage p…
  • Vung Tau Street Food

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    Jackie McMillan takes us on her next taste adventure in a street truck journey to Cabramatta for bánh khot.
  • Porkfat

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    Choo chee curry comes alive in the hands of the talented kitchen team at Porkfat. The red curry made of long red chillies, fish sauce, makrut leaves and palm sugar is poured over a well-presented deep fried golden pomfret ($49) an…