Just a few places I’ve tried out the past month in Sydney…all links to the websites are in the heading just click on the name.
Milky Lane – Bondi
We went here for a Birthday meal. The venue is very cool street art all over the walls with murals of everyone’s favorite hip hop artists. The place has a lot of energy with a DJ playing. It is known for its burgers so of course I had to have one. It is pretty hard to pick as all the burgers look incredible ( a great Instagram account for this restaurant). I tried the pulled pork burger which melted in my mouth very tasty. A few friends split burgers so you could try more then one. The deserts are massive and visually looked great … I didn’t have enough room to try one but I would head back here in a heart beat as the menu had so much to offer.
Last weekend I had date night with my boyfriend and we wanted to go to the city. We tried out Jamie’s Italian. I booked a table online and would recommend booking especially on a weekend. We ate early around 6PM and there was a line of people waiting for a table when we arrived. The staff were lovely very helpful with the menu. I tried the egg plant and he had mussels and pasta. We shared a starter which was on the small side, I would probably have got one each. The food and wine were delicious and to say it was in the city center the price was very reasonable. Just around the corner from the restaurant is the O Bar on the 47th floor. Strict dress code on the bar so dress to impress. We got seated at a table I asked to be put on the wait list for a window seat and in 10 minutes we had one. The bar rotates giving you 360 degree views of Sydney. We had a few cocktails Espresso Martini, Orchard Crush and Mojito they were all very tasty. For a special date night or if you have visitors in town the O Bar is worth a visit to show off Sydney’s sky line.
Lentil as Anything – Newtown
The original Lentil as Anything opened in Melbourne. The idea behind this place is it survives off donations. There is no pricing on the menu. The menu changes everyday depending on what food is donated to them. I went on a Friday night and some how we got seated straight away. It is a fast paced experience as soon as you are seated you are asked what you would like to order. There was a choice of about four dishes on the chalk board. I quickly selected a Mexican bowl and with in five minutes it was in front of me. The menu is always vegetarian. The food was unbelievable so tasty and filling. I had Mexican beans, rice, humus and flat bread. To pay for your meal it is by donation. There is a leaflet on the table to help you decide what on a amount you should donate. There is a big box on the way out where you make your donation. I cant wait to head back there its a incredible idea. Check out the website for there story and everything they done for the community so far.
The Grounds – Alexandria
I met a bunch of friends here on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The place is massive and has so many different areas to explore…the potting shed, the grounds,the farm, the flower shop and the market stalls. The Grounds even has a bus on a weekday to help customers get to and from the venue. Its a beautiful venue which makes you forget you are in the concrete jungle. We ate in the Potting shed restaurant. I went for the mussels which were very good there was just a lot of them that were shut. I didn’t get that many out of the bowl. After enjoying some food and wine we had a walk around and met Kevin Bacon. I wish we had got there a little earlier as the market and flower shop had shut. You could easily spend all of your Sunday in this place. Yet again this is a place I would go back and spend a little longer.