Henry Deane at Hotel Palisade, Sydney

Gracing the harbour foreshore along the Hungry Mile, where shipmakers and stevedores made their craft along the wharfs in days gone by, the Barangaroo precinct in Sydney is a development in development. At the end of the precinct, adjunct to Walsh Bay & Millers Point, sits Hotel Palisades. Once an ugly duckling, this establishment has…

Mary’s, Newtown

Bloody Mary’s. That’s what we started with, but no ordinary Bloody Mary. This one was topped with a cheese slice, strip of bacon and half of a little white onion. Quite possibly a meal in itself, the flavour was unbelievable good; nay sensational. Almost burger like. Though, not content with this as a nightcap, after…

Nomad Restaurant, Surry Hills, Sydney

After a failed attempt at a walk-in (no reservation) dinner at Nomad, I was particularly taken with the glassed-in hanging charcuterie display of smoked & cured carnivorous goodness and knew for my own sake, that I needed to get back there real soon to sample, so I swiftly took matters into my own hands, jumping…

New Orleans

  Tennessee Williams and I have a lot more in common than I thought. It extends beyond the written word and a love of the South. How I came to know this is because I saw it, printed on a tea towel in New Orleans, Louisiana, for $12.95 and it said: “The USA has only three…

The Carrington Hotel, Surry Hills

Sometimes matters of the heart call for discussion over matters of the belly. In the mood for sampling some pintxos, off we went to The Carrington, Surry Hills. Popping up on various recommended lists and having frequented the place prior, but not reviewed it, thought we would back track to remember what all the fuss…

Burger & Lobster, London

29 Clarges St London WIJ 7EF  www.burgerandlobster.com   I love a bit of crustacean action…except the time when I was aged 8. My mother brought home a seafood feast of blue swimmer crabs, prawns and lobster which we happily tucked into one afternoon, and a few hours later, I broke out in horrendous hives!!   Not too…

Sake Restaurant & Bar, Sydney

Sake Restaurant & Bar 12 Argyle Street, The Rocks  Sydney  NSW 2000 http://www.sakerestaurant.com.au Back in Sydney and with babysitters on tap I was keen to have a rare night out and catch up with my girlfriend (and guest GB blogger) Jacqueline. So on a balmy summer eve we drove into The Rocks, parked just before…

Our favourite ELEVEN of 2011

2011 – What an indulgent year of eating!! Not only did one half of Gourmet Belly literally *pop* (Freya is her name), we really pushed the boat out this year in terms of fine dining, travelling across continents just to experience some of the San Pellegrino top restaurants of the world. We had an incredible 5 hour lunch at Noma in Copenhagen (ranked…

NY State of Mind, New York

Besides London, there aren’t many cities in this big bad world that I’m totally besotted with…but New York just happens to be one of these. From the splendor of Central Park, the artistry of MOMA, to the fantastically hip Williamsburg, it’s difficult not to be captivated by this city. And with a vast and vibrant…