* North Bondi RSL

Thank you @omptymedia for the invite! Commanding an impressive view of Bondi Beach sits the recently renovated North Bondi RSL. The venue offers some great pub classics, as well as a few restaurant-esque dishes. I could taste the squid’s salty freshness immediately, which paired nicely with the creamy aioli. Unfortunately the batter was a bit…

*Akira Sushi Chatswood

Thank you to the Food Critics and Bloggers Australia (FCBA) for the invite! Inside Chatswood’s new dining precinct The District, lies Akira Sushi. It’s a little tricky to find the entrance the first time round – and then you realise how easy it actually is! (I’ve added some directions at the end of the post…

*Moroccan Feast

*Thank you @omptymedia for the invite! Randwickians have been keeping quiet about Moroccan Feast for years, almost to a point of petty selfishness. It’s okay to share, Randwick! Well, the cat’s out of the bag, and thanks to the gents over at Ompty, we were able to get in on this gem. As soon as…

Goros

Thanks @anitastopeating, @itsmiss.t and @pa7ricko for your awesome company! Salaryman rejoice! There’s a bar for you to get your drink on close to Central station. Just don’t fall asleep on the way home and miss your stop again, okay! Enter Goros; a slightly over-the-top Japanese themed bar. The space has tables for groups looking to…

*Manoosh Pizzeria

* Thanks @manooshpizzeria for the invite! Manoosh Pizzeria offers some decent value-for-money Middle-Eastern eats that will get you salivating in next to no time. The shop largely caters to the take-away crowd, but there are some spots to sit and chow if you’re not on the go. A recent addition to Manoosh’s menu are the…

*The Bulgogi Chatswood

Special thanks to @qtix and @bugolgi.chatswood for the invite! Nestled on the outside fringe of Chatswood’s Westfield sits The Bulgogi, a two-levelled restaurant dishing up some serious Korean BBQ. We managed to try some of Bulgogi’s most popular dishes, which had a strong seafood and steak theme. I was salivating as soon as the dishes hit the…

*Harajuku Gyoza

*Special Thanks to Harajuku Gyoza for the invite! Open the door to Harajuku Gyoza and you’re immediately greeted with loud exclamations of “Irasshaimase!” The friendly and energetic staff are one of Harajuku’s attractions. They act exactly as they would in a Tokyo Izakaya, albeit a few decibels louder. They’re impressively attentive, going out of their…

BL Burgers (Bar Luca) Parramatta

One of Sydney’s most notorious burger bars has opened a store within Parramatta’s CBD, another notch on the suburb’s foodie bedpost. The vibe and fitout of BL Parra is as if you’ve stepped into an RnB Fridays sesh, ready to party with the burger gods. BL Parra has largely the same menu as its cousin…

*Inferno Bar & Grill

Special thanks to @omptymedia and @infernogrillmaroubra for having us! Inferno Grill & Cafe is a casual eatery that boasts incredible value-for-money within its wide variety of eats. We quickly noticed a strong sense of the Maroubra community at Inferno. Old photos and artworks of the suburb lined the walls, proudly displayed. As we sat, we…