Le Pub – Sydney CBD *** Permanently Closed

** Dear readers,  This restaurant has permanently closed! Dear readers, I have to be honest with you and confess that I’m not the biggest pub fan you’ll meet.  When friends invite mon mari and I for lunch or dinner at a pub they had heard made the best steak or fish and chips or had…

Le Bouchon Crows Nest

There in the heart of Crows Nest’s lively Willoughby Road you will stumble quite pleasantly upon a Lyonnaise inspired bistro/restaurant by the name of Le Bouchon.  In French, bouchon translates to the cap or cork of a bottle but it also is the name given to a type of old fashioned and very traditional family…

Cafe De France Coogee

For years and years Coogee beach, for me, has been the closest thing to a beach side town along the French Riviera.  With its azure waters, silky sand, broad promenade and lively atmosphere how could it not be a favourite hang out?  My family and I have spent countless times strolling along the promenade, dining…

Cafe Parisienne Bondi Junction ** Has permanently closed!!

**  Dear readers, this restaurant has permanently closed!! Dear readers, it seems that Paris is mysteriously appearing in places one would least expect, especially on a busy yet uninspiring commercial strip that is not quite the heart of Bondi Junction but  a mere minute away from the Westfield shopping hub.  Tucked in between an Italian…

Alfie & Hetty Restaurant Glebe ** Has permanently closed!!

ALFIE & HETTY Restaurant Glebe Dear readers!! This restaurant has permanently closed…  Once upon a time almost a century ago lived a warm-hearted, dear sweet and lovely lady named Hetty.  She was known all throughout the local area to be a kind philanthropist who had a gift for cooking and her delicious roasts in particular…

La Guillotine Bistro – Kent Street CBD

It doesn’t take much to excite me into going to a French restaurant dear readers, if only but the merest hint is given I’m already dialling the number and booking before anyone has a chance to change their minds.  Even a name as dire and macabre as La Guillotine deters me not but only entices me to…

Le Petit Flot – City Centre

Just when I think Sydney is running out of French surprises, I am again proved delightfully wrong.  In my ongoing obsessive research into all things French here in Sydney I stumbled on an exciting newish Hotel, established in 2015, in the historic part of Pitt Street Sydney by the curious name of Tank Stream Hotel….

Four Frogs

FOUR FROGS Randwick Spot I often would ask myself, after dismissing another poor and rubbery interpretation of a crepe, why can’t anyone here in Sydney make a darn authentically good crepe?  Then one day a miracle occurred and my cries were heard up in the culinary heavens where the spirits of chefs glance down with…

Mistelle Double Bay ** Has permanently closed!!

MISTELLE 16 Kiaora Lane Double Bay **  Dear readers this restaurant has permanently closed!!   When I heard about a newish bistro that had opened in Double Bay and prettily titled Mistelle the connotations of that one word alone sent a rush of effervescent energy through my veins. I imagined this place to be something…