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August 2018

In -, Dining, Lunch, Modern Australian on
August 30, 2018

The Butler, Potts Point

The Butler, Potts Point

Blink and you’ll miss it. The Butler’s entrance is as inconspicuous as restaurants get, a tiny green building nestled between two town houses which would easily be mistaken for a residential building. But it’s anything but once you’re inside, a beautifully decked out venue with a panoramic view of the harbour. Just check out their pics on Instagram and you’ll see what I mean.

Whilst the rainy weather when we visit means that the view isn’t the best, its a great venue with a casual vibe. We’re here today with colleagues so we go for the banquet menu, at $60 a head, we get to sample a bit of everything.

The Butler, Potts Point

Petuna ocean trout, lightly cured and smoked, apple, habanero, citrus

Menu items are anything but mainstream, and though some of the ingredients used can be a bit polarising, it is refreshing unique. The ocean trout is light and freshing, lightly cured with a slight kick from the habanero and a touch of freshness from the cubed apple.

The Butler, Potts Point

Hiramasa aguachile, orange, cherry tomato, pasilla infused dashi

Don’t ask me how to pronounce this dish, but the Hiramasa aguachile is a mexican style ceviche. It’s in some ways similar to the ocean trout, with a spike of chilli from the pasilla infused dashi and some citrusy zing from the orange.

The Butler, Potts Point

Salt and sugar baked beets

The baked beets are a sizeable serve, the combination of the sweet beets and coconut cream works well.

The Butler, Potts Point

Chicken empanada

The empanadas are easily the crowd favourite, beautifully golden fried pastries, encasing a tasty filling of Chicken, Kale and salsa verde.

The Butler, Potts Point

Spicy buttermilk chicken slider

The chicken sliders are also a clear winner, crispy buttermilk chicken sandwiched between fluffy burger buns, blue cheese range, sweetcorn slaw and jalapenos.

The Butler, Potts Point

Lamb Barbacoa

For the main event, we have lamb shoulder which is meltingly tender and delicious spiced with adobo, green olives & coriander.

The Butler, Potts Point

Quinoa, pickled red cabbage, cucumber, mint, orange & labneh

The side of quinioa with pickled red cabbage is beautifully coloured and a welcome side to the lamb.

There’s also desserts on their blackboards, at the bar.

The Butler, Potts Point

The chocolate mousse cake is decedent and chocolatey, and we have not trouble mopping up all the chocolate cookie crumbs with the vanilla ice cream either.

The Butler, Potts Point

The panna cotta is super jiggly, and very rich so definitely one for sharing.

The Butler, Potts Point

My favourite has to be the black sesame terrine, although I did wish there was more of a black sesame flavour.

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In Café, Dining on
August 30, 2018

Crepe House Café, Earlwood

         Crepe House Cafe Earlwod    

When was the last time you had a good crepe?

I’ll admit, it took a bit of thinking for me to answer this question. It’s been a while since I’ve had a crepe, let alone a good one! So if you’re anything like me, a visit to Crepe House Café is exactly what you need remind you what you’ve been missing out on!

Crepe House Cafe Earlwod

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In Asian, Dining on
August 27, 2018

Hulu at King Street Wharf

It sounds like a bit of an odd thing to say, but I’ve been waiting for Hulu to open up for a while. Two years actually.

Whilst most people probably know of Hulu at King Street Wharf for its social media presence since it opened a few months ago, I’ve been a fan since they first opened as Bistro Hulu on Liverpool Street. So much so that when I worked as a tour guide for food tours in Sydney, I was one of our first stops.

Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup ($6.8)

Bistro Hulu still exists in Crow’s Nest, but Hulu at King Street Wharf is their latest venture, a more upscale venue with a beautiful view of the harbour. And of course, I had to visit!


The menu itself is impressively extensive, including a handmade dim sum section that spans four pages. You could literally just order off the dim sum options for a yum cha style meal if you wanted!

And we’re loving the creativity with the unexpected addition of cheese in the crispy prawn dumplings, making for a satisfying cheese pull.

Finding Nemo ($16.80)

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In Dining on
August 14, 2018

Sugar Ray’s Bar, Surry Hills

Sugar Ray's Bar, Surry Hills

Surry Hills is full of great dining spots and although I’m more often in the area for brunch, there is so much more on offer. We’re here at the recently opened Sugar Ray’s Bar today, on the busy corner of Crown and Cleveland streets, the spot previously occupied by Iris Black.

Although it’s not exactly vibing when we visit at opening time at the beginning of the week, we’re actually loving the comfy homey feel of the studded leather lounges and framed photos on the wall. Mostly of sports, Sugar Ray’s Bar is a US Sport bar afterall!

Sugar Ray's Bar, Surry Hills

Passionfruit Caiprinha ($19)

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In Burgers, Dining on
August 5, 2018

Bare Grill on Bourke, Surry Hills

Bare Grill on Bourke, Surry Hills

As a dietitian, I try to make healthy choices most of the time. This means that when I do have a treat I make sure it is one that is pretty damn good! And when it comes to burgers, Bare Grill definitely fits the bill.

It’s not our first time at Bare Grill- we visited them a couple of months ago to try their awesome breakfast towers, but given how well their burgers rate, we had to make another visit to try them!

Bare Grill on Bourke, Surry Hills

Nutella Thick Shake ($8)

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