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Summer Feeds

Just a few places I’ve tried out the past month in Sydney…all links to the websites are in the heading just click on the name.

Milky Lane – Bondi

We went here for a Birthday meal. The venue is very cool street art all over the walls with murals of everyone’s favorite hip hop artists. The place has a lot of energy with a DJ playing. It is known for its burgers so of course I had to have one. It is pretty hard to pick as all the burgers look incredible  ( a great Instagram account for this restaurant). I tried the pulled pork burger which melted in my mouth very tasty. A few friends split burgers so you could try more then one. The deserts are massive and visually looked great … I didn’t have enough room to try one but I would head back here in a heart beat as the menu had so  much to offer.

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Jamie’s Italian & The O Bar – CBD

Last weekend I had date night with my boyfriend and we wanted to go to the city. We tried out Jamie’s Italian. I booked a table online and would recommend booking especially on a weekend. We ate early around 6PM and there was a line of people waiting for a table when we arrived. The staff were lovely very helpful with the menu. I tried the egg plant and he had mussels and pasta. We shared a starter which was on the small side, I would probably have got one each. The food and wine were delicious and to say it was in the city center the price was very reasonable. Just around the corner from the restaurant is the O Bar on the 47th floor. Strict dress code on the bar so dress to impress. We got seated at a table I asked to be put on the wait list for a window seat and in 10 minutes we had one. The bar rotates giving you 360 degree views of Sydney. We had a few cocktails Espresso Martini, Orchard Crush and Mojito they were all very tasty. For a special date night or if you have visitors in town the O Bar is worth a visit to show off Sydney’s sky line.

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Lentil as Anything – Newtown

The original Lentil as Anything opened in Melbourne. The idea behind this place is it survives off donations. There is no pricing on the menu. The menu changes everyday depending on what food is donated to them. I went on a Friday night and some how we got seated straight away. It is a fast paced experience as soon as you are seated you are asked what you would like to order. There was a choice of about four dishes on the chalk board. I quickly selected a Mexican bowl and with in five minutes it was in front of me. The menu is always vegetarian. The food was unbelievable so tasty and filling. I had Mexican beans, rice, humus and flat bread. To pay for your meal it is by donation. There is a leaflet on the table to help you decide what on a amount you should donate. There is a big box on the way out where you make your donation. I cant wait to head back there its a incredible idea. Check out the website for there story and everything they done for the community so far.

The Grounds – Alexandria

I met a bunch of friends here on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The place is massive and has so many different areas to explore…the potting shed, the grounds,the farm, the flower shop and the market stalls. The Grounds even has a bus on a weekday to help customers get to and from the venue. Its a beautiful venue which makes you forget you are in the concrete jungle. We ate in the Potting shed restaurant. I went for the mussels which were very good there was just a lot of them that were shut. I didn’t get that many out of the bowl. After enjoying some food and wine we had a walk around and met Kevin Bacon. I wish we had got there a little earlier as the market and flower shop had shut. You could easily spend all of your Sunday in this place. Yet again this is a place I would go back and spend a little longer.

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East to West

I have just moved into my new house and new area. I have moved from the beaches of the Eastern suburbs to the Inner West.

The two suburbs could not be more different. It is nice to be living in a house again with a garden but I am sure I will miss the beaches being just 10 mins away. Excited to see what I get up to this summer. Summer will be very different living near Newtown and having a boyfriend in Coffs…I expect a few weekends away up the coast on the cards.

I have  two new housemates. I am finally mingling with the locals as one is Australian! The other is English and just moved out so we have another one who has just moved into the house and has been in Sydney about 30 seconds. A lot of change but I guess this why we leave home as the same old just didn’t suit.

 

Its nice to meet people who have just moved to Australia. I met  a lad from Northern England on Saturday night in a bar and he was just so excited to talk to someone from home. He was also just full of excitement about starting his new adventure in Australia. He was listing all the places he wants to visit and asking me questions about the dreaded farm work. I think after the first 6 months into Australia you take living near a beach and having hot weather for granted. You take for granted all the amazing weekends up the coast, visiting Melbourne, drinks in the office on a Friday and how seeing the Sydney Opera House on your daily commute. It is only when you start talking to someone who has just landed look back on all the crazy nights and experiences you go through when living abroad and trying to start a new life. We are lucky to be out here and to have and experience all we do but we have also worked so hard and gone without a lot to stay and build a life out here in a foreign country.

After this weekend of lovely weather Id say Summer 2016/17 has begun…

 

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