Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: Sixpenny

83 Percival Rd

T. 9572 6666
e. info@sixpenny.com.au

Dinner from 6pm
Lunch from 12pm

I am having a 'Tom Cruise' moment right now - you know, one of those fist pump, jump on Oprah's couch kind of moments. 
This moment has come about courtesy of Sixpenny and the stupendous lunch we experienced there recently.

Let me take you back to that day and how it all began...

We have been wanting to dine at Sixpenny for positively ages - I was tweeting the boys on a semi regular basis asking when they were going to open, were they taking bookings yet, etc. etc. 
When they finally did open, we never seemed to get our act together and actually book, and then before long, the rave reviews started & securing a table became a little more tricky.

...So this day started off as most Saturdays have for the last 4 months - up at the crack of dawn to get the house ready for inspection.

Then with inspection number 112 over, we fire up the Mazda & make the very short trip to Sixpenny.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Catalina

Lyne Park
Rose Bay

t. 93710555
e. reservations@catalinarosebay.com.au

Mon-Sat Lunch/Dinner 
Noon - Midnight
Sun Lunch only

We awake to a glorious winter's day; the sun is shining, the birds are singing and we are on holiday - it really doesn't get much better than this....well, yes it does, if you throw in lunch by the water!

With this in mind, we bundle ourselves into the trusty Mazda & make our way to Catalina.

Parking sorted (in a 12 hour zone, no less), we make our way inside. The restaurant is spacious, bright & inviting & complements it's glorious harbourside location.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review: Blacksheep

256 King Street

Mon - Sat: 12pm - midnight
Sun: 10am - 10pm

8033 3455

Blacksheep is a relatively recent addition to King St, taking over where Funky Bar ended. Newtown can be an interesting place to eat. For a long time it has seemed that the food had to be secondary to the company. Now with the recent openings of places like Bloodwood, Hartsyard and Spencer Guthrie we can happily start to enjoy both. Blacksheep isn't attempting to be a fine diner; it kind of wedges in nicely between casual cafe and restaurant and offers a variety of share plates - which works well for us prior to a spontaneous Dendy visit.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: 4fourteen

414 Bourke Street
(enter via 72a 
Fitzroy St)
Surry Hills

Tues-Sat: from 12pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm
Tues-Sat: from 6pm



Buggles & Squeak have been long time devotees of all things Colin Fassnidge (right back to Le Grande Bouffe days!) so when news of the opening of 4fourteen filtered through to us we were counting down the days until opening. We manage to snaffle a lunchtime reservation and one beautiful Friday we make our way to Surry Hills - excited to sample the new fare.

4fourteen is quite a large space and it is decked out in a very urban, but warm, way with lots of exposed brick, beams and timber with a large open kitchen.