Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review : Muse Dining

1 Broke Road
Pokolbin 2320

02 4998 6777

Restaurant Wed - Sat 6-10pm
Café Open 7 days 10am-5pm

On a recent trip to the Hunter Valley (for our beautiful niece's wedding), we decided to pay a visit to Muse Dining which resides within the Hungerford Hill Winery.

We are sitting down to lunch in the cafe, which is sleek & quite modern with a very relaxed feel.

Having scoffed a huge breakfast earlier, I am concerned that I will not be able to manage three courses, so Buggles & I opt to share a starter.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review : Paddington Arms Hotel

384 Oxford Street
NSW 2021

Phone: (02) 9360 9668
Fax: (02) 9361 0779

12pm-3pm; 6pm-late 7 Days

Don't you love it when a dining venue lives up to all that you hoped it would?
Nothing disappoints more (in Buggles and Squeak world anyway), than a restaurant that doesn't live up to expectation.
Thankfully, the restaurant at the Paddington Arms Hotel not only lives up to expectations, it exceeds them.
One could argue, how can they go wrong? Under the watchful eye of Colin Fassnidge and Neil Thompson, this is a venture that is bound to succeed.

We arrive early on a Tuesday evening and score one of the very roomy booths.

The fitout is fantastic.... well spaced tables/booths, loads of gorgeous timber and brickwork. The vibe is warm, comforting and relaxed. You immediately feel at home.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Review: Agape Organic Restaurant & Bar

1385 Botany Road
Botany (cnr Botany Rd & Bay St)

Tel: 8668 5777

Dinner: Tues - Sat from 6pm
Lunch: Fri-Sun 12pm - 3pm

Our last experience of a restaurant that attempted any form of 'organic' was a rather disastrous meal at Newtown's The Peasant's Feast many, many moons ago. It did not inspire us to give it another go! This is probably the reason we had not tried Agape Organic Restaurant & Bar before now. One evening though, Squeak suggested a spontaneous visit, so we headed out to Botany to see if they could erase all Peasant Feast memories (horrors?!) from the past.