It’s no wonder we’re willing to pay an exorbitant amount of rent to live here in Sydney. The beaches are pure luxury, there’s a festival to be conquered every weekend and the food… oh the food. We’re not going to give away too much but just so you know—one of these Sydney restaurants has fairy bread French toast.
Yeah, read on.
BLACK by ezard
Give up on that relentless hunt for quality steak, we’ve done the hard work for you (okay, so it wasn’t that hard). Hit up BLACK by ezard at The Star this weekend for luxury views of the harbour and a damn good Aussie grill with a new autumn menu bearing wider selection of its famed steaks. The new lunch and dinner menu designed by BLACK by ezard’s founder Teage Ezard and exec chef Dany Karam, lists 14 premium cuts of Australian grain, ration and grass fed beef, all prepped over cherry wood ash.
The Collaroy Hotel
Looking to extend those summer vibes a little longer? Surf’s up at the Collaroy Hotel this weekend, pairing a beachside paradise with a new and improved seaside inspired menu. Head chef Ben Varela has created seafood platters perfect for anytime of the day including spanner crab spaghetti and fresh sashimi salmon salads. For something a tad more relaxed, swing on by the Pelican Pavilion, an extension of the hotel, to pick up a smoothie, acai bowl or juicy wagyu burger!
One Penny Red
Shaking things up is One Penny Red, the little elegant eatery hidden inside the old Summer Hill Post Office. Radiating some homely feels on its bottom level, this gem of a restaurant churns out warm, hearty meals including salt cod fritters with smoked chilli mayo and their famous duck liver parfait featuring sweet and sour onion. The top level has a bar offering a delicious cocktail list (have a try of their basil and elderflower gimlet!) and a fabulous balcony on which to sip and dine with your friends.
Forget Sydney’s widely celebrated noodle markets to get your annual, experimental ramen-fix. Salaryman brings that sought-out nexus between quintessential, Japanese street-food and fine dining. Think share plates of rolled wagyu sirloin with shallot, enoki, egg yolk and gyu dare that melt in your mouth, tender kingfish featuring yuzu, soy, ginger and avocado that makes difficult to distribute with extra company and the crunchiest prawn toast okonomiyaki you’ll kick yourself over if you never get the chance to try (would easily go back just for these!).
As you already know Sydney, one cannot go wrong with Yum Cha. And the dumpling lords at East Phoenix make it absolutely fool proof. You’ve got your pork cheek with sugar snap in chilli sauce, your fried silken tofu with salted egg yolk sauce and your crunchy sesame prawn toast. We’re already drooling.
Devon On Danks
So this is it. Sydney, you’ll never be famished for another brunch again. And if you think brunch is overrated (god forbid), we hear you… but have you tried Devon on Danks? It’s magical and with sweet and savoury options so good you’ll be in a constant dilemma. Throw away your adult responsibilities with menu items including little lost bread with fairy bread French toast, orange cream cheese, strawberry gel and 100s and 1000s. Or snatch up their fish cakes with king salmon, lime mayo, herb salad and poached egg. It’s a hard decision to make and, if you’re not up for it, we’ll gladly take the burden!
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Image credit: Devon on Danks