Biota, Bowral NSW

Biota is a stunning two-hatted restaurant in Bowral in the Southern Highlands.  I was fortunate to enjoy lunch at Biota after spending the morning picking blackberries at Montrose Berry Farm. I wasn’t actually sure whether or not I would write a blog on my experience at Biota for several reasons. The restaurant was closed to […]

Echoes, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

A few weeks ago it was our wedding anniversary and the plan was to go away for a couple of nights.  However, with having to squeeze the celebration in between a number of other events, we had to scale back our intentions and instead head away for a 24-hour escape. That meant we also didn’t […]

Rosie Campbells, Surry Hills

Located on the busy restaurant strip of Crown Street in Surry Hills is Rosie Campbell’s, a Jamaican rum bar that opened just a couple of months ago. Situated on the corner of Campbell and Crown Streets, the rum bar appears from the outside to be a Jamaican corner store; especially as the signage says, ‘Campbell’s […]

Malabar, Darlinghurst

When it comes to excellent and authentic Indian restaurants, the area of Sydney where I live is a bit of a desert.  Such a shame because I do love Indian cuisine.  However, an opportunity recently presented itself where I was invited to dine at an award-winning Indian restaurant.  I leapt at the chance. Malabar at […]

Sarong, Seminyak, Bali

Before we left for Bali a couple of friends gave me a list of restaurants we should really try to get to while staying in Seminyak. On our first day in Seminyak we went for a walk along the narrow, treacherous and busy street with virtually no footpath that led from our accommodation.  After about […]

Better Homes & Gardens Live Event

One of Australia’s most successful and endearingly loved magazines is Better Homes and Gardens.  With a circulation of over 300,000/month, it has an extremely loyal following.  While the magazine is successful enough to stand on its own merits, it is certainly benefiting and remaining in the spotlight from the outstanding success of the Better Homes […]

Hydro Majestic High Tea

Most people who grew up in Sydney and are from my generation will have memories of visiting the very pink Hydro Majestic Hotel in Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains. Perhaps as early as 1901, Mark Foy, of Mark Foy’s Department Stores, sold shares in his business to finance what was to become Australia’s first […]

La Lucciola, Seminyak, Bali

The absolute joy of a dining experience that exceeds expectations. La Lucciola is a very well known and very established restaurant in Seminyak.  It’s right on the beach and as the name suggests, serves Italian cuisine.  The people who own La Lucciola recently opened Bambu, our favourite restaurant while in Bali.  La Lucciola is a […]

Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Many years ago when I had just finished school, a friend of mine, Paul, invited me to a B&S Ball in Bathurst, a town west of the Blue Mountains.  I’ll spare you the goings-on of the B&S Ball, but on the way home Paul said, ‘I’ll take you to lunch at my grandmother’s restaurant’. The […]

George’s, Sanctuary Cove

While the Gold Coast is envied by Australians living in other cities because of its almost continuous days of sunshine and warm temperatures and its outstanding tourism attractions, generally, the envy stops with the food scene. I know things are improving and I know one day I’ll have the dining experience that’s going to make […]