19 items tagged "Restaurant"

  • Bau Truong at Mounties

    From the gorgeous, patterned slate tiles, to the delicately painted roses on the chairs, the soft finishing touches that adorn Bau Truong are what culminate to create the warm, inviting atmosphere of Mounties brand spanking new Vietnamese eating spot. But it’s not just the elegant interiors that make Bau Truong at Mounties worth visiting. The food is quite frankly, phenomenal. Though this is no surprise as it is the fourth restaurant for a family businessthat has been trading across Sydney for more than 20 years.

  • Bistro 2166, Canley Vale

    When I took my dad out for lunch the other day, the brief was: a pub for a beer and a steak. Not hard to find really. However, I wanted to take him to a pub where the food had a little bit more pizazz and we didn’t get given a buzzer to know when our food is ready. After much research, I took him to nearby Richards on the Park in Canley Vale.

  • Blacktown Thai

    While in Blacktown checking out the Westpoint shops with Alice and Mr 10 last weekend, we thought it would be nice to have lunch in one of the local Blacktown eateries. We decided to escape the hustle and bustle of the Sunday shoppers and step out into Main Street to find a local restaurant in a quieter setting. We found our way to Blacktown Thai.


  • Brasserie On The Park, Cabra-Vale Diggers

    I remember coming to Cabra-Vale Diggers club back in the eighties. My friends and I would drink and dance here until the wee hours of the morning. Of course, back then, we were more into the Rieslings so I never got a chance to try the club’s food. Now, a few decades on, I was excited to hear that Cabra-Vale Diggers is undergoing a huge $18 million dollar transformation, with stage 1 already complete: Brasserie On The Park. Alice and I were invited along to the club to check out this beautiful new bistro on the border of Cabramatta and Canley Vale.

  • Common Ground at Picton

    The sun seems to be rarely making appearances lately, so when it decided to poke its head out the other day, we drove to Picton to make the most of it. We went to the gorgeous Common Ground café and bakery at the Razorback Inn. This beautiful place that is run by an alternative religious group has been on our agenda for ages, so we were thrilled to finally visit.

  • Da Vinci's, Summer Hill

    Every Sydney-sider has their go-to Italian restaurant. With so many options available, sticking to your local sure makes life easier so you can focus on making other difficult decisions like choosing the pizza or the pasta…or both. But this weekend, Mum and I decided to be a little bit more adventurous. We headed into the quiet, little inner west suburb of Summer Hill to try a much loved neighbourhood gem, Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant.


  • Deniro's Restaurant, Fairfield Heights

    Deniro’s Restaurant and Pizzeria is a small, suburban restaurant specialising in you guessed it, Italian food! After following these guys on Instagram for a while and ‘liking’ each other’s photos of early morning visits of Sydney Market, the Western Sydney Food Blog has finally gotten around to visiting them for a Friday night dinner.

  • El Jannah Charcoal Chicken

    Yesterday while I was paying for my items at Big W in Blacktown’s Westpoint, I mentioned that I was hungry but didn’t want ‘food court food’. The lovely lady working behind the check out mentioned that El Jannah was just outside and across the road. Being a long time fan of the original Granville eatery, I was excited to learn that the legendary charcoal chicken had spread it’s wings even further west so I hopped on over to have some lunch.

  • From Humble Potato to Delectable Gnocchi

    Deniro’s Restaurant & Pizzeria in Fairfield Heights is one of our favourite local neighbourhood restaurants. The pizzas at Deniro’s are always scrumptious, the pastas are always delicious and the salads are always fresh. It’s easy to take for granted the effort that goes behind producing consistently great food, but we caught up with owner Rob Dababneh and learnt about the enormous amount of hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

  • Jamie's Italian Trattoria, Parramatta

    Jamie Oliver, aka the Western Sydney Food Blog’s Food God, has certainly done a lot in Western Sydney lately. There’s his Ministry of Food cooking school in Wetherill Park (the first in NSW), his appearance at the Sydney Royal Easter Show (where we had a huge fan girl moment) and last year he even spent a day in the Southern Highlands (not exactly western Sydney, but we’ll claim it). And it seems that he has heard our prayers, as most recently, he has opened up at restaurant in Western Sydney’s CBD, Parramatta.

  • Kouzina Greco, Parramatta

    Located just off bustling Church Street in Parramatta, but still in the thick of it, Kouzina Greco draws in diners with its charming, checker green table cloths and its cosy size. If you can’t tell by the name, it is a Greek restaurant and it is serving up all you would hope for on traditional terracotta crockery.

  • Lachlan's at Old Government House, Parramatta

    The sun was out on Sunday morning, so I pestered Ethan until he was forced to get out of bed and take me out for brunch. We went to Lachlan’sat Parramatta. Lachlan’s is set in the picturesque Parramatta Park, on the site of Old Government House. I absolutely adored this place from the moment I walked in as history and good food are two of my most favourite things.

  • Mokoji Yakiniku BBQ in Newington

    You know when you go to an amazing restaurant and you just want to tell everyone you know and it is all you want to talk about for the next three weeks because it was the most amazing restaurant you have ever been to in your whole life, like ever?! Well, that’s how I feel about Mokoji Yakiniku BBQin Newington.

  • My Canh Vietnamese, Bankstown

    The other night, my boyfriend, Ethan and I headed to Bankstown to see a movie at Hoyts for cheap Tuesday. We wanted a quick bite to eat beforehand that kept in line with the cheap theme, so we headed to My Canh Vietnamese restaurant on Greenfield Parade.

  • Pizza in Western Sydney: The Italian Bistro

    When it comes to pizza, western Sydney has a lot more to offer than the standard Hawaiian (though we do love a slice of the ole’ ham and pineapple). Many cuisines have also recreated the traditionally Italian fare with their own twists. Stay tuned as we share our favourite pizza places throughout the west.

  • Port Bar & Restaurant Parramatta

    If you are looking for waterfront dining in the heart of western Sydney, look no further than Port Bar, Parramatta. In prime position, right at the ferry wharf, Port Bar serves delicious, generous portions of your favourite Italian dishes. My friend Nat and I went to Port Bar for lunch to celebrate her birthday on a sunny summer’s day.

  • Smithfield's Neighbourhood Gem: Candelori's

    Last Friday night after a less than average week, I forced my boyfriend to wine and dine me. He took me, under instruction, to Smithfield’s classy Italian dining spot, Candelori’s. I had already spent an hour or so carefully reading through the extensive menu before we had even arrived, but still took my time trying to work out what I should get once I got there - which is very rare for me!

  • Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club

    Attention all golfers! Did you know Western Sydney has a beautiful big Greg Norman designed Golf Course just ten minutes north west of Blacktown? It's called Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club, and it's the home of the New South Wales Open. But wait there's more! The Chefs at Stonecutters Ridge have been finalists two years in row in the Club's NSW cooking competition, The Chefs Table. When we went to dinner at the club, we had high expectations!

  • The Usual Cafe, Cabramatta

    Smack bang in the middle of Cabramatta, perhaps The Usual Café should have been called the Unusual Café, as unlike its local authentic Vietnamese counterparts, this eatery looks sleek with a menu to match. A somewhat peaceful place to retreat to, away from the hustle and bustle of the colourful streets, it was the spot for a recent catch up with friends.