Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sydney Weekender

The Boy and I have just returned from a lovely extended break in Sydney. Jealous much?

We stayed in the heart of Darlinghurst/Surrey Hills (across from Hyde Park and just off Oxford St) and boy did we have fun! We also saw a few lady boys but that's what happens when you're sleeping half a block from the drag shows. Basically, we spent a lot of time sleeping in, eating out and drinking up.

The leaves were falling and we although it did rain a little we were lucky to get some beautiful sunny days to enjoy the harbour city in all it's glory. Now you can see for yourselves - but be warned this post is photo heavy. Oh and if you want to know where to eat in Sydney just skip to the end.

Autumn leaves in Hyde Park

Love in a Harbour city...

Wine and Cheese at Opera Kitchen? Yes please!

This is how you at a burger


Vivid Live Festival

So where exactly did we eat and drink? Here's my short but comprehensive list of some old favourites and some new discoveries (for me at least).
  • Opera Kitchen, Circular Key - The tagline says it's Sydney's finest food with the world's best view. Not too far fetched if you ask me. Cheese platter was amazing and you can't go past the burgers!
  • Yulli's , Surrey Hills- vegetarian and totally tasty. Try the mixed chip plate, avoid the zucchini flowers (disappointment) and DON'T MISS the white Belgian chocolate caramel slice. It is worth every calorie.
  • Hugo's, Manly- After visiting Hugo's in the Cross a few years ago, this time we caught the ferry out to Manly to feast on their gourmet pizza's. Gluten free Chorizo was by far the favourite.
  • Pocket Bar, Darlinghurst - possibly my favourite. We went in for a quick afternoon drink....and left a few hours later, merry and full of tasty food.
  • The Winery. Surry Hills- Grey Goose, great tunes and we stayed a whole lot longer than expected!
  • Flying Squirrel Tapas Bar, Bondi - Sangria, baby octopus, AMAZING falafel, sardines - you want it? They got it. 
  • Fifi Foveux's, Surrey Hills - every time I'm in Sydney I go here for a strawberry smoothie without fail. The breakfast's are tasty and reasonably priced - just make sure you have cash on you as there are no eftpos facilities.  
Now, when are you going to Sydney??


    1 comment:

    1. such gorgeous photos. what a lovely trip away. sorry to hear about the zara sale but loving your restaurant wrap-up. x


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