Reviews

  • The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Regals Musical Society is currently presenting a world class musical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame based on the Victor Hugo novel, with …
  • Joh-Eun-Nal

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Lidcombe has a bewildering array of Korean restaurants located in a relatively small, double-sided shopping strip on the south side of the station. With convenient angle parking as well as a multi-storey car park, it’s easy to s…
  • Salam Café + Restaurant

    Food & Drink Reviews
    At Salam Cafe & Restaurant in Auburn you can experience their bilateral relationship on a plate between neighbouring Ethiopian and Somali, writes Sydney Scoop restaurant reviewer Jackie McMillan.
  • Ikura Canterbury

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Don’t let the big burst of lobster salad catch you unawares as you bite into a crisp zucchini flower ($12/2) at Ikura Canterbury. They were my meal highlight at this tiny new Japanese fusion restaurant in Canterbury, though spurting bright orang…
  • Co Ba

    Food & Drink Reviews
    If you've spent as much time in Marrickville as I have, you'd know the 300 metre strip on Illawarra Road between Marrickville Road and Petersham Road serves some of the most accessible Vietnamese cuisine in Sydney. In such a small…
  • Self Raised Bread Shoppe

    Food & Drink Reviews
    The suburbs can surprise you. Carlton isn’t particularly known for its eateries, but Self Raised Bread Shoppe is attracting people from far and wide. This bakery-cafe is the brainchild of Sal Sanan and siblings, Amani and Hussein Rachid. If you…
  • Dunes By Dish

    Food & Drink Reviews
    With the weather busting straight through early spring and directly into mid-summer, Dunes by Dish was the place to be last weekend. The long, white and plainly furnished dining room gives off a cafeteria vibe bar for the magnificent view. Sitting…
  • Sto Lat (Polish Club - Klub Polski)

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Three weeks after the late completion of their whole building renovation, Sto Lat, at the Polish Club/ Klub Polski Ashfield, is cooking at the top of its game. This complete rebuild, said to have cost something in the tune of $72 million, sees the…
  • Berliners: Sydney Fringe Festival

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Berliners is an absurdist comedic play about two roommates sharing an apartment separated by the Berlin Wall. The play explores an alternate-history of 1989; one of the most influential moments in history. The stage is sp…
  • Osaka Bar

    Food & Drink Reviews
    While the mini kaiseki menu ($80/head) at Osaka Bar might not fill you up, it’s a chance to get amongst Sydney’s Japanese omakase experiences without the $200+ price tag. Chef Kazu Nakatani also offers you the opportunity to supplement this fi…
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Words have more power than given credit. Our words have the ability to help, to harm, to heal, to educate and to inspire. The words we choose and how we use them can build others up or tear them down; bring the community together or rip it apart.…
  • Sydney Fringe Festival: Crème de la Crème

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    COVID-19 was a tough time for everyone, and people working in performing arts sat at the sharp end of that dilemma. Crème de la Crème, a second show by Head First Acrobats for this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival, gives y…
  • Calico

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Set on a sunny corner in Redfern, Calico puts the hospitality back into all-day venues. We were greeted and seated the second we walked in the door. Despite it being a busy Saturday lunch, staff emitted a relaxed vibe, taking time at the table to …
  • The Northeast Restaurant

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Dishes from north-east of China often use wheat and maize. It was the latter that drew me to The Northeast Restaurant in Kingsford in the form of corn cakes cooked along the edges of their hearty hotpots. Her…
  • Kinx Cafe

    Food & Drink Reviews
    You often hear that Australia doesn't have a distinct cuisine. It's easy to take this at face value in a nation of immigrants since it's hard to pinpoint an actual national dish, and overseas visitors only hear about vegemite and meat pies. In Ame…
  • Whisky Dinner @ Eaton Chinese Restaurant

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Just Liquor Cellars gave me cause to return to Eaton Chinese Restaurant for another of their good value whisky dinners ($110/person). This price included a shared banquet of dishes starting off with giant, gently …
  • Wicked In Oz 2023

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Wicked opens spectacularly. From the first bar of music, the curtain opening, a giant winged dragon overhead and flying monkeys scampering up and down the stage extensions, the opening night audience knows Sydney is about to see s…
  • Sydney Fringe Festival: Class Browns

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Class Browns is an amateur comedy show that brings together the comedic talents of Akila, Riv, and Sath, three Sydney comedians who are on the cusp of greatness. And if not, as the show humorously suggests, one of them might just …
  • Sydney Fringe Festival GODZ

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Pec. flexing, hip thrusting, ball tucking, butt polishing... funny men. GODZ is a ribald and engaging deep dive into the hedonistic and homoerotic playground of the gods. With a very self-aware gaze, this four-man crew put as much…
  • Sydney Fringe Festival: Gary Starr

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Gary Starr: Greece Lightning at Sydney Fringe Festival Prepare to embark on an uproarious journey into the heart of Greek mythology with the one and only Gary Starr, a comic force of nature whose sheer audacity knows no bo…