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Silvereye – Chippendale

The silvereye is a minute, omnivorous bird native to Australia and New Zealand. It’s also the name of the fine dining restaurant that has opened in the newly renovated Old Clare Hotel.The head chef is Sam Miller, who was the sous chef at Noma and Faviken (I was watching a food documentary that featured Noma and Sam Miller popped up in a segment!). It’s no surprise the 17 course degustation has a strong focuses on fresh, local produce. For those with a smaller appetite, there is a Short course of 12 dishes for you.

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Roastville – Marrickville

What’s better than fried chicken and waffles? Fried chicken, waffles and kimchi. That’s right the kitchen at Roastville have taken the classic American dish and added a Korean kick.

Before we dig deeper into the food and coffee, let’s talk about the decor. As you walk up the stairs of Roastville, you’ll find a sunny courtyard – perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch. If you prefer the indoors, then head inside the cafe for ample seating. The interior is brightly lit and matched with swathes of wood, creating a warm and inviting environment.

The coffee at Roastville are well made, which comes as no suprise since Roastville are coffee roasters (hence the name). Try their cold drip or ice coffee for a cool caffeine hit.

The Fried Chicken and Kimchi Waffles is an explosion for your tastebuds. The fried chicken was crispy and the waffles just right.

Don’t let the photo above fool you, the Fried Chicken and Kimchi Waffles is a massive dish. I struggled to finish it and left about 1/3 of the waffle on the plate. Through sheer will power, I managed to finish all of the chicken.

Recommended dishes: Fried chicken and kimchi waffles 
Atmosphere:  
Price: $40 for 2 people (approx.)
Stars:
One star means good, two means very good, three is excellent and four is absolutely incredible culinary experience.
This post was based on an independently paid visit.

Roastville
157 Victoria Road
Marrickville
Tel: +61 (02) 8317 4851
Roastville Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Sydney

Glider KS – Chippendale

Glider KS is the sister store to the original Glider Cafe in Potts Point. The KS stands for Kensington Street – the newly renovated lifestyle precinct where you will find the cafe nestled in one of the vibrant laneways.

You’ll find a Thai infused breakfast and lunch menu here, I took the waiter’s recommendation and picked the Ginger Chicken Burger with a Thai Style Fried Egg. The burger has a decent sized chicken patty that’s filled with rice vermicelli, crispy fried egg and lettuce served on a soft bun.

I never judge a book by its cover but I do judge a cafe by its crockery. The crockery at Glider KS are pieces of art. Cups and bowls are made from what seems like speckled earthenware paired with gold leafed spoons.

 

The clean, white decor combined with the gorgeous serving ware will defintely turn Glider KS into the next Instagram hotspot. Get in quick before the social media buzz sets in (and the lines start growing).
Recommended dishes: Ginger chicken burger
Atmosphere: Bright and clean
Price: $40 for 2 people
Stars:
One star means good, two means very good, three is excellent and four is absolutely incredible culinary experience.
Glider KS
Unit 9, Kensington Street
Chippendale
Tel: +61 410 992 354
Glider KS Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Sydney

Nomad – Surry Hills

Nomad
It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally dined at Nomad in Surry Hills. The one hatted restaurant serves contemporary cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Watch my YouTube video below for a quick overview:

There’s a strong focus on locally grown produce that extends even to the wine list. Nomad features a lot of snacks and small plates as the menu is designed to be shared.

 

duck and pork rillette
nomad interior
The interior and decor of Nomad is as impeccable as the food. There’s something incredibly satisfying when a restaurant is physically well designed. The airy and industrial interior is softened by the clean wooden furniture.

 

meringue
Nomad is well deserving of it’s one hat, every aspect of the restaurant has been designed and executed with care and detail. They even sent a feedback form via email a day after I dined.
Nomad

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Aqua S – Sydney, CBD

Aqua S has managed to elevate the humble soft serve into a sweet sensation. Their funky flavours, which have ranged from Pomegranate to Tofu, alternate every two weeks. Their trademark sea salt flavour is always available.

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So far, I’ve tried 5 of their flavours: Earl Grey Milk Tea, Pomegranate, English Breakfast Tea and Sea Salt/Tofu. The quality and texture of each flavour is incredibly varied. My Earl Grey was perfect — rich and creamy but the Sea Salt/Tofu was not my cup of tea.

Part of the allure of Aqua S is trying new flavours as they come out, inevitably you will get a few duds. For the less adventurous, check out other people’s reviews on Instagram before you visit.

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These Insta-famous soft serves are not cheap, a single serve cone with set you back $3.80. For $4.30, you can get the large serving which comes in a cup.

For those who want to decorate their soft serve, there’s a range of toppings including fairy floss, caramel popcorn, popping candy and a toasted marshmallow. Toppings start at $1.50 for one, $2.50 for two and $8 for three or more.

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Recommended dishes: Soft serve
Atmosphere: Funky and bright
Price: $15 for 2 people
Stars:
One star means good, two means very good, three is excellent and four is absolutely incredible culinary experience.
This post was based on an independently paid visit.

Aqua S
Shop 27, Regent Place Arcade
501 George Street
Sydney
Tel: +61 (2) 8668 5957

Aqua S Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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