If you are on Ascension Island more than 2-3 days you are probably going to partake of all the available options in terms of eating and drinking so I will cover the lot in one review. Continue reading “Eating And Drinking On Ascension Island – Various Establishments”
Where did Colonel Sanders, Frank Sinatra and Marlene Dietrich dine out when they came to Sydney? Well, the original Harry’s Café de Wheels in the suburb of Woolloomooloo, of course! Continue reading “Harry’s Café de Wheels: “For a Tiger Pie””
Victoria Park is a small, nine hectare, triangular park nestled between the busy Parramatta and City Roads and the University of Sydney. Given its small size and the constant traffic on the adjacent roads I imagined it might be noisy and not at all peaceful. This is not so, probably because it is set at a level slightly lower than the roads, though I am no expert on acoustics. Continue reading “Victoria Park”
On the northside of the central part of Lake Burley Griffin and just across the road from the Carillon a (to use that currently (2017) trendy term – at least in Canberra) ‘pop-up’ coffee shop (or for the not so hip among my small readership a coffee van or cart) has appeared, on and off, over the last five or six years. Continue reading “Lake Burley Griffin – Northside: “Coffee by the Lake””
Walking around Lake Burley Griffin and visiting the numerous attractions around it can easily take days. Most visitors will be restricted to a day, or at most two. Irrespective, you will need to eat at some point. There are numerous options, mainly in terms of museum cafes and the like, but my favourite is The Deck, assuming that is that it is a nice day and you actually sit out on the deck rather than inside, which I find cold, bland and lacking in atmosphere. Continue reading “The Deck at Regatta Point: “Decent Food with a Decent View””
It’s funny that in a city with countless options for lovely cafes one (or is it just me?) seems to gravitate to old familiar places.
For me Dymocks Café is one of those old familiar places to which I seem to return time and time again. This pleasant and unpretentious café is located in the city centre’s largest bookstore (Dymocks) which, in itself, is a major draw card for me. Continue reading “Dymocks Cafe: “A Hidden Treasure””
Despite a faux pas (Australians have a different term for this but as I don’t seek to offend the ears of my Gentle Reader I won’t record it here) I can highly recommend this quaint and cosy tea rooms/ café in The Rocks. Continue reading “The Tea Cosy: “Hope they forget about you!””
For good reason there are very strict rules as to what development and what retail activity is permitted on the shoreline of Lake Burley Griffin. This has resulted in very little development and, in the main, a totally unspoilt shoreline. All good.
There are two eating options on Garden Island.
The first is to bring your own food/picnic. This is an entirely feasible option given the lovely lawn areas on which you can sit and eat right on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. Should you prefer it, there are a number of tables and seats which you can use. Although I didn’t notice them, there are free bbq facilities if you want to go the whole hog and cook. Continue reading “Salthorse: “When Visiting Garden Island…””
In my separate review of Central (Railway) Station as a visitor attraction, I referred to the dire, indeed lamentable, facilities offered to the travelling public and visitors to the station. By the way, this is a positive review of the cafe! Continue reading “Café du Nord: “Dining at Central Station””