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
Great new cafe that has only been open for 3 months now. Has the industrial vibe feel with exposed brick walls and open plan kitchen.
Have tried their chicken panini and that was great, toasted with rocket, semi dried tomato and Swiss cheese! Who knew all the flavours would sync.
They have a large brick wood fired oven for their delicious pizzas! Dough is freshly made on site! Very authentic.
You can choose to sit indoors or outdoors, however, its winter and its probably freezing outside!
Coffee is good, Staff are friendly and helpful.
Lots of different specials everyday in their bain marie stand so definitely one to check out if you are in the area. Last week they had Rolled Pork Porchetta with roasted veggies......nom nom nom Delish!
Address details can be found here: weebly
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
I follow them on Instagram so when they mentioned they open on Sundays now from 8am, I had to investigate ;D. Brunch you say?!
Located opposite the train station on Wentworth St. You will not see a sign but you can spot the outdoor seating and the colourful graffiti art wall!
Upon arrival there were a few seats inside so my sister and i opted to go in.
For starters i got a cappuccino and my sister got the African tea (came out with ice) she noted it was a bit sweet but we just added water and it was fine.
Everything on the menu sounded good but I ordered the Barossa Valley cured Schultz bacon, fried free-range eggs, house made tomato and red capsicum relish with aioli on schiacciata bread (the picture is pretty plain).
My sister had the Crispy skin pork belly on house made baked beans with poached eggs, cavolo nero and a seeded baguette! WOW.
Both meals were divine! Yum will definitely have to come back and try the baked eggs as noted by the waitress as one of their top dishes!
Great first time experience! Will have to go again another Sunday ~ That way its a bit quiet, I can only imagine what the weekdays would be like.
They also have Tea and Coffee Tasting menu - sounds exotic!
Address details can be found here weebly
What is Gyoza for those that do not know? Its pretty much a fried dumpling or pot sticker. So if you like yum cha you will love this place!
Located on Bayswater Rd just behind the Coca-Cola sign. Harajuku Gyoza is a happy place and they want you to be "happy in the tummy" as their slogan suggests, even the dumpling on the window has a smiling face! They also mention, you must 'Come in hungry like Godzilla"....:P
They do not take bookings so we rocked up around 7pm and there were few seats at the bar or stand alone tables. This place is great for nibbles, lunch, dinner and groups.
The plates are quirky with different pictures of Japanese themed such as buildings, Harajuku girls, scenery and so fourth. This place does remind me of being in Shinjuku.
Any quirky thing is when someone orders a sake (i think could be umeshu) the waitresses start screaming in Japanese. Quite strange but hilarious at the same time!
To get things rolling we got Kirin on Tap and Rising Sun pale ale then for food:
1 x Grilled pork gyoza (5 pieces) $8
1 x Poached duck gyoza (5 pieces) $8
1 x Vege grilled gyoza (5 pieces) $8
1 x Chilli Chicken Kaarage $9
1 x Edamame beans $4
That was for 2 and that was quite filling! We also did not want to fill up too much because we wanted to try out their desserts! For dessert we got the Nutella Banana gyoza with ice cream ($9 for 3 pieces). It was everything you can expect - warm gooey nutella with bits of banana through it. YUM! Pity there was only 3 :(
I give this place a thumbs up.Definitely will be back to try the sake cocktails and the frozen beer....hmm very interesting.
Address details can be found here: weeb
First visit and it was a success!
Took us a few extra minutes to find it as we went down the wrong end of Dixon St, alas, finally walking through a very crowded food court we were starting to doubt ourselves if the place was even in here! .... and then like magic as we veered down the bend there it was in all its glory!
Tucked away in the corner amongst all various Chinese food outlets.
Small queue, so we got our order in i had the Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle with soft boiled egg and my partner got the BBQ Pork Ramen and gyoza to share.
Wow such a thick garlicy broth with oodles and oodles of noodles! Delicious!
My partner and I both agreed that the flavour of the Garlic Tonkotsu was way better that the BBQ Pork. Gyoza was great too.
Such a cheap and cheerful dinner option. I was indeed noodled out!
Address & Opening hours can be found in my Eat Sydney Page: weebly-
I have been here a few times and every single time it has been a treat!
After visiting Salerno Gallery for the Sally Higgens - Down the rabbit hole exhibition (just across the road) we proceeded to Pastabella with hungry bellies !
The staff are friendly, although they can take time to come to you to take your order but that is a good thing as sometimes you need that extra time to decide from their vast selection of pasta or the special menu items. Too many good options!
Last visit i trialed the Fettuccine Al Gamberi - Yum!
This place is BYO which is an added bonus.
Desserts are as delicious - try the sticky date!
If you are in the Glebe area and looking for food, look no further! Reasonably priced for their authentic Italian food.
Good food, wine and company always makes a night memorable.
Address & opening hours details can be found on my Inner city - Eat Sydney page: 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
I went on my first visit last week and again today and this post is from where i went last week >
Located on Broughton St of the main strip in Artarmon.
There were only a few customers in there so I snagged a table beside the glass overlooking the street.
I was advised the lunch special of Cooked tuna rolls of the Chicken Katsu for $10 so opted for the Katsu.
Was given a glass of water and after a 2 minute wait go miso soup. hmm love this.
After bout 5 minutes my Katsu arrived.
Very quick and my goodness what a huge serving!
In my head all i could think was this place is already in my good books.
Check out the pictures for the Chicken Katsu, Grilled Salmon Roll and Chicken Karaage
Will undoubtedly be a regular here since they change their lunch specials every week.
Such a positive meal experience to take away your weekend blues! :)
Address 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!