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! :)
Branching out from their famous joint out in Lane Cove to a new place out in Hunters Hill!
A whole 4.8km! That's roughly around 11 minutes drive depending on Sydney traffic. (If you don't believe me you can check google maps - it doesn't lie)
We called at 6.40pm to book a table as its always best to book a table, was told they can sit us down at 8pm? Sure why not, you can always go to the pub next door (Hunters Hill Hotel) to have a drink or two and visualize which delicious flavours you will be eating shortly.
Our table was not ready until 8.10pm but we were happy to wait instead of sit outside as it was freaking cold! Place was still packed and loud at this hour.
Between the 4 of us we decided a metre long pizza was in order. The 3 flavours chosen was:
Quattro Formaggi (San Marzano Tomato,fior di latte, ham, sausage, mild salami, hot salami& basil)
Diavola (San Marzano Tomato, fior di latte, hot salami, olives & basil
and the (Fior di latte, prosciutto parma, rocket, parmesan & basil on a white base).
Pizza came out in under 10mins! Perfecto! All flavours we superb! The Diavolo was spicy hot! I could only have one slice, 4 cheese pizza amazing and the best would be the proscuitto.
Staff are friendly, efficient and loud (yes majority are Italian). If you have yet to try Via Napoli - I suggest you get on it quick smart young man/lady!
Address and opening times can be found here: weebly
Heard about this place a lot on Instagram so as usual it was a must visit but of course with life commitments you tend to call in on it months are your initial thought of visiting!
We got there 10 minutes to 8am on Saturday (because that's when they open) so of course the place was empty except for the staff which was great coz we got to choose a prime position to sit!
I did not realise that the Kitchen was part of the Koskela warehouse where the owners Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky produce "Australian furniture that is beautiful, functional and durable" (taken from their website) .... will you look at that you learn something new everyday!
We ordered the Sourdough pancakes with Lemon Curd $14, Big Breakfast $20 and Eggs benedict/royale $13. Everything was back to basics, you order at the counter then take a number and a seat and they bring it out to you.
In addition, to the usual breakfast menu they also have pastries/cakes on offer if you are not quite hungry.
The cutlery was in an old tomato tin tub which added the rustic look, food was served in tin plates like the kind you take camping.
Food was sensational! My eggs benedict came on a bun and all the sauce and the egg oozed out goodness! I scraped the plate...literally! Pancakes were divine.
After we had finished breakfast we waiting around till 9am as that was the time Koskela opened so we could peruse the designs.
Families and groups are welcome here, Great way to start the weekend!
Address details can be found here: weebly
Went to visit my sister and family in Auckland over the weekend and this is one of the places i visited.
The Wintergardens has beautiful architecture and the flowers and plants are alluring to look at!
Day was windy and overcast but inside it was magical!
Taken from the NZ Gardens Trust Website: " The Winter Garden at the Auckland Domain is a treasure of great historic interest. It was designed in the early 1900s in the style of the famous English partnership of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jeckyll and opened in 1913".
The Tropical area is hot as you would expect. In addition, this place is very popular with wedding photographers as you tend to see them every time you visit.
Once you have finished viewing the gardens you can make your way to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Great way to entertain tourists and the kids on the weekend.
Address details can be found here: weebly
I like trying new things, visiting new places and going on food adventures. I keep it short, simple and sweet!