'A Tavola' - one of Sydney’s best-loved Italian restaurants in Darlinghurst has now opened up seaside, contributing to the rejuvenation of Bondi Beach, Sydney - making Bondi not just a sun and surf destination but now a great' foodie' destination too.
A sleek new restaurant hits leafy Surry Hills, Sydney
Hitching its post to a leafy spot in Surry Hills, Nomad is a cool new cellar door in an old building with a checkered past. Calling ahead for a booking, an apologetic voice said that they were closed that night, but could they find somewhere else for us close by? Such a charming gesture led us to feel that a promising visit was in store, and we would have no need for a Plan B. 'A Magazine' dropped in to see what the buzz was about on Foster Street. By Tina Gomes Brand.
This latest Surry Hills cafe is sleek with exposed brick pillars, white tiles, soaring ceilings, plenty of light and polished concrete - a fresh change from the hipster recycled shabby chic of late. It is the hottest place to grab a stylish lunch and sip seriously good coffee in Sydney.
Combining the delicious flavours of Chinese and Malaysian cuisine with a hip and casual bar atmosphere was the creative force behind Chui Lee Luk's vision for her new Sydney restaurant, Chow Bar & Eating House. By Alisha Buaya.
Guan Wei is a Chinese artist born in Beijing and he lives and works in Australia. Wei has had 39 solo exhibitions, is represented by Martin Browne in Paddington, Australia and has exhibited at the MCA, Greene Street Studio, New York and more. A Magazine's Tina Gomes Brand speaks to Wei about art, food and living between two cultures.
The Rose Bakery became a 'home away from home' for our Rebecca Ryba when she recently lived in Paris. The english-themed café was an escape from the rich tartines and entrecôtes of the more traditional parisian cafes. Rose bakery has become an institution famous for its organic produce, impressive and changing menu and desserts that will have you returning on a daily basis.
Once ridiculed as home to the worst food in Europe, England now has now turned into quite the epicurean hub. However some english traditions are worth saving - 'Rules' is one of London's oldest restaurants - Toby Blyth eats and reports back.
A recent trip to Rome for a week, pounding the pavements in sweltering heat, sighing at the beauty and age of this eternal city inspired me to share a few out-of-the-way finds... narrowing down the huge choices you are given in the guide books and heading a little off the main streets. By Susan Harte.
Fifteen years ago, wandering the rustic streets of Rome, I stumbled upon Gusto - it was a breath of fresh air after heavy wooded trattorias, there was a lightness to the large open restaurant and verandah and the food was modern and simple. The Gusto brand is still going strong and they have added to their stable now with a Pizzeria, Wine Bar, Formaggia, Osteria and the cook shop.
Rachel Ang investigates the rise and rise of Gusto.