Located on Taylors Arm Rdm, Macksville about 42km from Nambucca Heads. We decided to stop by here for lunch on our long drive back to Sydney.
It is located literally in the middle of nowhere! Our GPS told us the spot it would be but we had to drive for a further 3 mins before we came across it. You can definitely spot their handmade sign before you pull into the carpark. (see pictures)
YES, they do still serve beer! We arrived at 11.45am, So we decided it was early enough to grab a beer and to order our food. They have Murray's beer on tap. For lunch we got the Pub with no beer burger with chips and sausage, peas, mash and gravy. Food was quick and good.
The place was so quiet! We thought it would be busy because it was Sunday lunch but you had more tourists arriving then locals.
Staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a lots of tables to choose from to sit, either indoor, outdoor and on the verandah/porch. The furniture on the verandah looks to be hand made with stools carved out of tree trunks! Very arty.
Glad to say that we crossed this pub off our list! :)
Located at 225 George St beside The Morrison bar and Oyster Room we missed the entry so walked through from The Morrison, arrived about 7.30pm ish there were no tables so we sat at the bar.
Tiny little spot i would have to say. Thankfully a couple left so we snagged their table.
Order at the bar and grab a number. Ben and I both got "The Black Widow" which is the charcoal bun with ground beef, Chipotle mayo and Jalapenos and the duck fat chips to share!
Did not have to wait long, they arrived we devoured them and then we commented.
- The charcoal bun doesn't really have a strong taste to it but it felt a wee bit odd eating a black bun alas that also made it feel special
- Ground beef and chipotle together great combo!
- Not a fan of jalapenos but Ben loved them
- Duck fat chips - mmmm tasty!
Overall a great first time experience, we missed the deep fried pickles so will have to suss that out next time! .
P.s - Don't go and try to see Vivid on a Saturday like we attempted to! Its CRAZY!! People everywhere!!!
Address and opening details can be found here: weebly
Catching up with a girlfriend always require a place that isn't too loud so you can hear each and not have to YELL.
Arrived after 6pm and was asked for a reservation? Of course I didn't have one seeing as it was so early! We chose a table on the border of the inside/outside line. The courtyard floor is lined with fake grass, in addition, they have fairy lights all lined up with some displayed in glass jars.
I would have to say the ambiance is casual with relaxed vibe accompanied by some great tunes. We spotted a DJ deck but by the end of the night there was no one playing, probably stuck with the trusty Ipod.
I started with some pear cider and Emma had Prosecco (i think). To eat we had a selection of dumplings ranging from mushroom, prawn, duck and crab. Each had 4 portions. The BBQ duck is amazing! You must get this.
We were content with our starters and decided to leave mains for now till we were more hungry. Instead we filled up with some beautiful Barrosa Shiraz and when then was nearly finished we decided to share the "Kuila Dadai" which is Malaysian style pandan crepes, caramelised coconut, "laughing donuts" and coconut cream ($10). Mouth watering dessert!
Staff are friendly and attentive. Located upstairs on the mezzanine level, below ‘Hugos Lounge . We were surprised it was not packed?! Indeed this is not one of your average dumpling bars but the food is spectacular.
Get on it!
Address deets can be found here: weeb
First visit last Saturday and so far I was impressed.
We arrived after 9pm and there was no queue of hipster peoples.... so straight down the stairs we dashed as the bouncy was busy talking to a cop i think the convenient store a few doors down may have just been robbed! Yikes
Place was half full (everyone else was probably still at the Mardi Gras parade) and the lovely couches were empty so we made a beeline for the bar. Was not in the mood for cocktails so i ordered a glass of Shiraz from a friendly blonde waitress.
Thank goodness it was palatable as i would of been disappointed for getting a glass liquid that resembled the taste of vinegar for $10!
Atmosphere was good, Ambiance was good.
Ever so often they would make a cocktail that had flames so that was always entertaining and i made a promise that i would indeed attempt this flaming cocktail on my next visit.
We did not get to try the food but the menu looked tasty!
Address details can be found here in my Drink in Sydney page: weebly
I believe this place has been open just over a month.
It is one of those novelty restaurants and we wanted to try the food ourselves.
We arrived about 6pm so not many people seated yet. Staff are friendly and attentive. So far so good!
Lighting is pretty bright here but then again it was a very gloomy day out.
I ordered the banana milkshake and the Jack Daniel ribs. Milkshake was sweet and tasty reminded me of when I was a kid at restaurants. Ribs were a big serving with chips and salad and very saucy just how I like it! And I don't eat a lot of ribs so that's saying something.
My sister enjoyed her meal too which was the Jackies Eye fillet I think with mash and veggies.
It's my first visit and the place is still new so we shall see how far it goes!
I gave it 2 1/2 to 3 stars because I did enjoy my ribs but for 2 meals and a kids meal came to $93! Pretty exy I think!
A bit of a delayed post as i went on the 2nd of December for Birthday Dinner for 6 people.
We started off with the dips of Capsicum humus with pastirma, Pistachio chili smoked babaganush and the Walnut, capsicum muhammara all came with freshly baked bread as per pictures. All the dips were delectable with the soft fresh bread.
For mains we got share plates which consisted of: Zucchini, feta and walnut gozleme, Bosphorus fried mussels with white tamara, White hot chicken wings with mint yoghurt and Sautéed scotch fillet, capsicum, tomato, chilli, flat pide. Everything was superb! Quite filling for 6 people.
The restaurant also had their own home made chilli pickles which was hot but not boiling to the point you needed milk ;P.
Overall a great experience as it was my first time visiting, yet will not be my last :).
Address can be found here: weebly
Until the next adventure.
I read that this bar only opened up sometime last week and decided that it would be the venue for a mini reunion with some of my old bar colleagues.
Monday night 6pm, it is pouring with rain and i'm trying to find this place, upon finding it I realised I walked past twice! Its located at 346-348 Kent St (a little alleyway to the right of the building) where you will find this cosy New Orleans/voodoo inspired bar. It was previously a garage but with the way the owners have revamped this bar, it looks like it has been here for years.
The seating is quite spacious stools at the bar complete with lounges, bar stools and chairs, so a variety to pick from.
Cocktails range between $16-$19 with a tantalizing selection from the traditional Daiquiri (Hemingway style) to the Showchomp Sour (I think that's what it was called).
Throughout the night we kept getting complimentary popcorn, burger rings and what tasted like shapes biscuits! Between the 6 girls it kept disappearing as soon as it landed on the table!
The owners/bartenders are very attentive with our drinks and snacks, they were very helpful in relation to their cocktails and would check to see if we liked them :) Great hospitality~
If your looking for a new bar to check out or just need a new change of scenery, give Papa Gede's a go and you will not be disappointed!
Until the next adventure, Cheerio :D
Address details can be found here also: weebly
P.s ~ My pics are not the best but if you can see the skull I deem them sufficient!
Last Dinner in Melbourne so we decided on somewhere close to the hotel.
We checked out their website and saw they had ice cream sandwiches = sold!
We ordered meatball sliders (Beef) and the Balls & All (Chicken) both amazing! For dessert of course we had the whoopie mac which consisted of Ferrero Rocher ice cream between pistachio and ginger biscuit.
Drinks we started off with the Aperol Spritz then had the Ramazotti Hot chocolate which consisted of Fine cocoa & milk steamed with amaro ramazotti and fresh mint!
Pictures are not the best quality but alas they give you an idea of this cute little bar.
Link for their website can be found on my "Eat in Melbourne" Tab or click here weebly
I like trying new things, visiting new places and going on food adventures. I keep it short, simple and sweet!