A couple of weeks ago we went to Sydney for the weekend - our first little holiday since the move 2017! I was just writing a list of recommendations for our friends who's on their way there now - so I thought I might as well share it on here too!
We were only there for 3 days so we didn't have time to go to all places that was recommended to us, but here's some of the places we did go, and really loved! + a lot of scenery photos because Sydney is absolutely stunning! Fun fact; Sydney is actually what I expected Melbourne to be like - before I'd ever been. Near the sea, a beautiful harbour, beaches, sky scrapers..
My Sydney Top 5
1. 10 William Street
If I could go here every week, I would. It's a perfect mix of Melbourne's Embla and Tipo 00. Delicious natural wines and ridiculously yum food.
I loved e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g about this place. It's up there with my favourite restaurants ever. (That would make an interesting list actually!) (@10williamst)
2. Bella Brutta
One of the best pizzas I've ever had - and I order my pizza without cheese. And they've got really yum wines too. Very chill vibes and really friendly staff! (@bellabruttapizza)
3. Dear, Sainte Éloise
Cute wine bar with delicious wines and small bites. All you need. At least that's all I need. If I could live in a wine bar I probably would. Wow, that would be bad. (@dearsainteeloise)
4. Single O
Cute little brunch place we found in Surry Hills! Real yum batch brew and food looked absolutely incredible. I say looked because I ordered the wrong thing........ Probably the only disappointing dish on the menu. Note to self; stop ordering vegan dishes, you're not vegan!! (@single_o)
(5. Love, Tilly Devine)
A wine bar that was recommended to us, but was closed when we planned to go. Same founders as Dear, Sainte Éloise I believe. (@lovetillydevine)
Places we also went and enjoyed were;
Belle's Hot Chicken - always a good 'spicy fried chicken' fix with yum wines.
Coogee Pavilion on Coogee Beach - best fish and chips I've ever had, super crispy! and the sashimi was soo fresh!
Mapo - ice cream made with natural ingredients only - incredibly flavourful and perfect texture!
Chin Chin - South East Asian inspired food - prefer the Melbourne branch though.
We were only in Sydney Thursday - Monday, and most cafés and wine bars seemed to be closed weekends, so if you're planning to visit on a weekend, make sure you double check the opening hours, in order to not miss out.
Places that was recommended to us, but didn't have time to check out;
Fratelli Paradiso (@fratelliparadiso)
LP's Quality Meats (@lpsqualitymeats)
Reuben Hills (@reubenhills)
Paramount Coffee Projects (@pcpsydney)
Coogee Pavilion, Coogee Beach
10 William St, Paddington
Dear, Sainte Éloise, Potts Point
Bella Brutta, Newtown
Chin Chin, Surry Hills
Before we met up with a couple of friends at Dear, Sainte Éloise we had brunch at a nearby café - I can't remember the name, but I ordered an Ocean Trout Poké bowl and that was the best ocean trout I've ever had. I was incredibly impressed by the seafood in Sydney. So incredibly fresh! Maybe I don't eat seafood as often in Melbourne but I still think it was exceptional.
That was all I had from Sydney. If you're sitting on some similar places you think I'd appreciate, shoot them my way. Already writing a list for our next visit. Have a great weekend peeps. <3