fish Archive

  • It was our last night on the Gold Coast before the return to reality of work and life. The SO did a little online research and suggested we visit Provincial Restaurant & Bar on Tedder Avenue for dinner to top off our little vacation.

    Provincial Restaurant & Bar, Gold Coast

    It was our last night on the Gold Coast before the return to reality of work and life. The SO did a little online research and suggested we visit Provincial Restaurant & Bar on Tedder Avenue for dinner to top off our little vacation.

    Continue Reading...

  • You know there’s some serious shit going down when there is an establishment with a vodka menu that is almost seven pages long on double-sides. Who knew the world of vodka could be that extensive?! If you’re a vodka aficionado, you couldn’t have fallen into a better place than Borsch, Vodka and Tears.

    Borsch, Vodka and Tears, St Kilda

    You know there’s some serious shit going down when there is an establishment with a vodka menu that is almost seven pages long on double-sides. Who knew the world of vodka could be that extensive?! If you’re a vodka aficionado, you couldn’t have fallen into a better place than Borsch, Vodka and Tears.

    Continue Reading...

  • “I’ve heard a lot about Claypots, but never tried it. I think it’s Asian,” she quipped as we walked through their door. She wasn’t necessarily right on that account, nor was she completely wrong.

    Claypots Seafood Bar, St Kilda

    “I’ve heard a lot about Claypots, but never tried it. I think it’s Asian,” she quipped as we walked through their door. She wasn’t necessarily right on that account, nor was she completely wrong.

    Continue Reading...

  • The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

    Sydney: Intermezzo Italian Restaurant

    The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

    Continue Reading...

  • With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

    Sydney: Breakfast at Jones the Grocer

    With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

    Continue Reading...

  • What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

    Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess – a look into their menu

    What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

    Continue Reading...

  • I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to drop in at Samson and Sophie Café and Deli in Teneriffe. Every time we've passed them by, there is always a crowd of eagerly yet very patient customers waiting for available tables.

    Breakfast at Samson and Sophie Cafe and Deli

    I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to drop in at Samson and Sophie Café and Deli in Teneriffe. Every time we've passed them by, there is always a crowd of eagerly yet very patient customers waiting for available tables.

    Continue Reading...

  • There are a couple of cafes we rarely visit, on account of the lack of parking and/or notoriously difficulty in securing a table. Sourced Grocer is one of those unfortunate candidates which suffer from both these aliments.

    Quick breakfast at Sourced Grocer

    There are a couple of cafes we rarely visit, on account of the lack of parking and/or notoriously difficulty in securing a table. Sourced Grocer is one of those unfortunate candidates which suffer from both these aliments.

    Continue Reading...

  • Keep tongue in cheek when you confront Kwan Brothers, the latest addition to the Constance and Alfred Street entertainment corner. This eclectic mix of Asian cultures appears to be the theme for Kwan Brothers – their menu of sharing plates feature the big gusty flavoured cuisine from Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong.

    A pig-out at Kwan Brothers

    Keep tongue in cheek when you confront Kwan Brothers, the latest addition to the Constance and Alfred Street entertainment corner. This eclectic mix of Asian cultures appears to be the theme for Kwan Brothers – their menu of sharing plates feature the big gusty flavoured cuisine from Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong.

    Continue Reading...

  • Just off La Trobe Terrace on Collingwood St, the modern Middle Eastern influenced café Shouk is housed in a warm blue-grey corner shop that has seen a modern extension out the back, thus providing guests seated at the back of the café an almost bird’s eye picturesque view of the little suburbia towards Jubilee Terrace.

    Guess who we bumped into at breakfast at Shouk Cafe

    Just off La Trobe Terrace on Collingwood St, the modern Middle Eastern influenced café Shouk is housed in a warm blue-grey corner shop that has seen a modern extension out the back, thus providing guests seated at the back of the café an almost bird’s eye picturesque view of the little suburbia towards Jubilee Terrace.

    Continue Reading...