On a quiet sidestreet in the Darlinghurst neighbourhood is Onde, a small, simply decorated restaurant with a delicious seasonal menu. A trend I noticed at a few of the restaurants we visited was the use of blackboards to display ever-changing menus. Onde was no exception. I munched on a pear, walnut, blue cheese and arugula salad, while Hubby went for the steak frites - to die for.
Fratelli Paradiso & Lotus Bistro
On Challis Avenue, a leafy side street in Pott's Point, you'll find a number of wonderful cafes, restaurants and bars. We sat down to a fantastic dinner and wine at Fratelli Paradiso, followed by expertly mixed cocktails at the trendy Lotus Bistro.
|Another chalkboard menu at Fratelli Paradiso|
|Delicious wine at Fratelli Paradiso|
|The bar at Lotus Bistro|
|Cozy tables at Lotus Bistro|
On our last night in Sydney we moseyed down Darlinghurst Road in search of somewhere a little bit different to eat. We were pleased to stumble upon Almond, a tiny restaurant specializing in Syrian "Mezze" - small plates. The place was packed and we squeezed up to the bar where we enjoyed a number of delicious dishes including dips and pita, salty grilled Halloumi cheese, and a dish inspired by the chef's favourite childhood meal - chicken with rice, grilled eggplant, almond and yogurt.
Sydney's beaches were so gorgeous, we almost forgot we were minutes from the city. Below, the view of Bronte Beach from the Bondi to Coogee trail; and slightly out of town Palm Beach, a favourite for locals.
Well Birdies, it's time to get back to normal life again. I hope I can hang onto the Sydney sunshine for the rest of the winter!