Merivale just keeps on opening winners. This one – Queen Chow. I hadn’t had time to research this place before I went so all I knew (or assumed from the name) is that it was going to be Chinese food. I was pleasantly surprised to find a rather quirky Chinese meets Aussie pub where east meets west – something I can certainly relate to!
It’s located in what used to be the Queen Victoria Hotel Read more
I have to say, some of the recent Top 100s I’ve been to have left me somewhat – not cold, but lukewarm. The current trend appears to be ‘simple food done well’ – a whole grilled fish with a few salad leaves, a simple pasta dish, a good quality steak – and served in stylish, ‘trendy’ surrounds. All Read more
And then there was one… and this is it! My 100th and final Top 100 to complete the 2016 list! Once again, it’s one of those places that has been on the list for a number of years but I just hadn’t made it as it was a little harder to get to being in Bowral, around 1.5 hours south of Sydney – the town Read more
O.MY makes for a great story. Why? Because it’s the story of three young brothers – Blayne, Tyson and Chayse who bought an old butcher shop and, in a relatively short time, have successfully created a Top 100-worthy dining experience in Beaconsfield, regional Victoria. Yes, it’s the Read more
Wasabi in Noosa is serving authentic Japanese food primarily using produce sourced from the local area. This is so for many restaurants in Japan where their cuisines are based on only locally sourced ingredients. Wasabi has its own Read more
Paper Daisy is the restaurant at Halycon House, a 21-room boutique hotel at Cabarita Beach. I hadn’t heard of Cabarita Beach before this restaurant appeared on the Top 100 list so Read more
Now here’s a place that fits in perfectly with its surrounds. Three Blue Ducks at the Farm is super-relaxed and informal, just like the whole NSW Northern River area. There’s no fancy schmansy or finery here, but that in no way means the food isn’t up to scratch, or the service. I have Read more