Category Archives: Inner West

Urban Bites Newtown: A menu that’s Ecclectic or Schizophrenic?

The menu of this place almost mirrors a diverse history of the area with an assembly of Italian, Mediterranean, Malaysian and modern Australian dishes.   It was interesting to tie all these dishes together in one meal taking the taste buds on a sensory rollercoaster.

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Manoosh, Enmore: The lowdown on their wraps and pide!

It’s the flagship award winning eatery of its four outlets.  Their secret dough recipe that base their pizzas and coat their wraps still very much a hit with its regulars entering its eleventh year now.   That edge coupled with the deep bench of culinary influences of the Mediterranean reaching back thousands of years has allowed a success so many in the dining landscape fail to achieve.

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Zeus for Two

Zeus Street Greek is a spinoff from the teams who brought us Pony Dining and Crust Gourmet Pizza.   Fresh breads and condiments made on site, the Spartan Box is ample enough for a casual dinner for two.   Choose a starter, Choose your meat and choose a side!  It showcases the essential staples common in one of the world’s most favorite cuisines – slow cooked meats, freshly made dips and seasonal salads.

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Boatyard Brunch: The Galley at Sydney Boathouse in a league of its own

On invitation with CPM, lunch with My Food Safari 

The location steeped in the history of the nation’s colonisation named after the Black Wattle tree,  in the distance Pyrmont Bridge is the focal point of the blue sky and fresh ocean breeze that the boathouse is immersed in.  Once restricted clientele for owners of the luxury boats and yachts at port there these elements life the casual cafe to new dimensions.

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7 favorite dishes at Pepperseeds, Broadway

It was one of the standouts that changed perceptions of food court eateries back in the day.  It was the newer younger sister site to the Balmain establishment and the portions, quality of dishes and overall configuration of the complex makes you forget you’re in a shopping mall food court.  Management said they’er able to pass on savings to customers as they have a very good relationship with their supplier who source ingredients for both restaurants. The portion sizes are quite generous, with prices of their premium dishes approximately 25-30% less than a standard casual restaurant in the area.

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Espresso Brothers: Third time’s a charm!

Espresso Brothers may have only been around for just over 6 months, but it’s been a cafe experience 27 years in the making.   Owned and operated by twin brothers, that grew up in the area – who better to cater to hungry locals then those who live and breathe the local inner west lifestyle?

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Korean BBQ for 6 – $250 – perfect for indecisive groups!

Amazing value with the BBQ set.   Not only does it include Beef short rib, Pork Belly, Beef Thin skirt, Bulgogi, Marinated Chicken, Marinated Pork Rib and ox tongue, it also comes with sweet potato noodle, Hot Pot and Soft Shell Crab, Seafood Pancake, Spicy Stir Fried Rice, Fried Prawn and sweet and sour chicken!

This particular group when left to their own devices can be quite indecisive and the variety in this particular set combination fit very well and satisfied the diversifed pallettes!

Service ran like clockwork, plates cleared, grills replaced at regular intervals.
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