Just an intro, writing about food is truly something that is new for Conversations of Us, it may not be our best shot, but in my (Eena) recent trip to Australia I came across places that do not just offer good food, but in this (sort of) list of recommendations, I’ll try to share with you about its people, environment, and overall feel of the place. Once you have a chance to go to New South Wales, mainly, Sydney, take some time to drop by these places.
Also, bear with me for not explaining things properly. Sorry!
Quay Seafood Fish & Chips (Sydney)
I know the photo above is their very own Nuggets & Chips, but this was also the very first one that I’ve eaten in Sydney. During my stay in the city, I could say that I truly became addicted with a good fish & chips or nuggets & chips or calamari & chips, but for me the best one that I’ve had is located just right below the very famous Circular Quay station. What I also love with Quay Seafood Fish & Chips was also the fact that their staff were so nice and welcoming to travellers like me, plus they’re Asians! And since they’re just a food stall at the station, you’ll have to eat your food somewhere nearby, but don’t worry you got a great view of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House anyway, or if you’re like me, there was a time that I ate my fish & chips inside the train going to my place. One last thing is try their chicken salt for your seasoning, it’s really good!
A haven for one’s organic needs is what this garden is all about. Inside the grounds, you’ll see their lovely farm animals, a flower shop, and different food stores that will give you a hard time in picking what to eat. But if you’re like me, I’ve decided to stay at The Garden in here you could order from The Garden Bar, Wood Fired Kitchen, and BBQ, on where I ordered this Greek Salad Bowl with Salmon, oh and from The Garden Bar I’ve had a good red wine too!
This area is simply relaxing as well, there may be a lot of people chatting, but each corner could make you feel that you’re home at your granny’s house. Would love to go back here in the future, but hopefully next time I’ll be there for a longer time.
Address: 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW
Hours: 7:00-21:00 on Mondays-Thursdays, 7:00-22:00 on Fridays, 7:30-22:00 on Saturdays, and 7:30-21:00 on Sundays
In my last letter about my stay in NSW, I shared that I also had a great time at Shenkin, a cafe in Newtown. Besides their incredibly nice staff, who could gladly give some tips about Australia with you, they also offer good vegan food and drinks. So yes, do not miss out their Falafel Laffa! The interior was also lovely, but my travel buddy and I enjoyed the great outdoors and immediately had a sit at the café’s backyard, since it is cosier and could somehow make you feel home.
Address: 129 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW
Hours: 7:00-15:30 and 7:00-15:30, 18:00-21:00 on Thursdays-Fridays
Tamarama Beach Kiosk (Tamarama)
Talk about good view! The Tamarama Beach Kiosk is for me a place that you should eat as you take a break from your Bondi to Bronte to Coogee walk. I ordered a really delicious Halloumi Burger and Strawberry Smoothie, which are both safe for vegetarians, and what also made me stay with the place longer was the fact that it has a great serene view of the Tamarama Beach.
Address: Tamarama Beach
I am quite not sure of their hours though
The Australian Heritage Hotel’s Pub (The Rocks)
Taste a more historical part of The Rocks with The Australian Heritage Hotel Pub, in here I suggest for you to try their great selection of beers and also their amazing Aussie Beef Burger. Their drinks are also not that pricey, plus the people who stay there really have some good fun up in their sleeves. Not just that but this pub is also a nice place to learn some facts about Sydney, especially that this hotel once stood on George Street where the Museum of Contemporary Art now stands. So yes, this is not just one’s regular pub or hotel, but this 1824 architecture is one of the historical landmarks of The Rocks.