Poké Bros.

6/71 George St, Parramatta NSW

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Only found in two Sydney locations, Parramatta and Cabramatta, Poke Bros is easily walkable and accessible from Parramatta station. Poke bowls out in Sydney’s West, is not very common, compared to Sydney’s CBD. It’s great that more and more of these types of establishments, are increasing available out west!

Poke Bros’ menu is filled with pre-set bowls, main ingredients ranging from salmon (raw/cooked), tuna, prawn, tofu and spicy korean chicken! Comes in two sizes small and large, additional ingredients can be customised or once again chosen from their best sellers. Boy was the large bowl a deep dig, I had trouble reaching to the bottom of the bowl. I also added their premium milk tea to compliment the deliciousness of the bowl. I forgot what meat I had chosen, however it was tasty, fresh, the ingredients blended well and had me full for the rest of the day.

We came on a quieter day so the service was quick! I unfortunately could not fit in any of their desserts, they have two options, but I’ll definitely be stopping by soon.

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Jeans Chilli Chicken

115 Rowe St, Eastwood NSW

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Located within Eastwood Hotel, Jeans Chilli Chicken has a spacious outdoor and indoor seating area, perfect for small and large gatherings. Luckily for me, we were the only ones there, so our meals were served efficiently and smoothly! I did see a few take-away orders coming out.

You will find yourself immersed for a few minutes in their menu, probably salivating and thinking at the same time. If you are big on chilli items, you will be blessed with their menu. The majority of their items, have a spicy kick to it, ranging from their single, shared, entree and main plates. Price ranges from $7 to $37, you will definitely find something to pick from, with meats varying from duck, chicken, eel, pork and seafood!

We were recommended to grab ourselves the EQ Honey Chicken and Jean’s Fried Chicken. I ate the EQ Honey Chicken, just cause I cannot endure the chilli kick, it was an absolute thumbs up! It had a more darker sweetness, which soaked right through the tender chicken. I couldn’t stop reaching out for more. When choosing any of the chicken mains, you also get a bowl of seaweed rice! A great pairing and I was thrilled that it came with it! The side Korean food items were less here, it may be because they wanted it to be kept minimal and suited to the hotel’s image? An additional Cheese Chilli BBQ Chicken was ordered, but unfortunately I cannot comment on it, cause it looked red as hell!

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Sepia

201 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

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You’re looking for a place to dine in style and receive explicit service? I would recommend to dine at Sepia, to celebrate a special occasion or maybe if you have a few dollars to burn, to dine-in randomly. They did not dissapoint!

E and I are not frequent fine-dinners, and it was fresh of breath air to experience it again. We were seated early, as we arrived earlier. The interior spoke aloud the words of class, modern, comfort and security. In the sense, that throughout our experience, the floor staff was on point in their deliverance and timeliness.

Each plate we received had their own unique presentation and style, however the theme was consistent throughout. They dishes presented was Japanese-influenced. I believe we ended up doing the 9+ course, just because it was tasty throughout! I can’t tell you my favourite, but I can tell you I was full after. Scroll till the end!

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Blues Point Hotel

116 Blues Point Rd, McMahons Point NSW 2060

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Recommended by a mate of E’s, Blues Point Hotel has a cosy and charming bistro where it is great to visit, after a long week of work. I couldn’t get over how the lounge area looked! Now back to the bistro…

Their menu was interesting, in that they incorporated a variety of flavours. Offering salads, grilled items to your usually pub food, pastas burgers, curries and seafood. The service was extremely fast and the quality of the foods were comforting! I left quite full and I was digging the flavour of their curry. The pepper squid was to die for, the mayonnaise and lime that came with it, was a tasty blend.

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Avenue on George

200 George Street Sydney 2000, Tenancy 2

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 I had visited during the busy lunch hour, found right across from a major company. You can either order your coffee and be off your way, or choose to casually dine amongst business suits.

The menu consists of modern, seasonal produce and serves from breakfast to lunch. I loved the interior, mostly consisted of browns against white and grey, I can imagine people having frequent meetings within. Enough about the interior, let’s talk about the food! Fresh, it deceivingly does not look filling but it sure was. I had particularly liked mine, which I believe was the Avenue Veggie Breakie Bowl.

Service was efficient and looked polished. The only downside is that the waiter got my coffee mistaken, but hey it still taste good!

Gojima

The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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Burgers, chicken, sushi, frozen custard and fries, this joint gives Sydney a nod towards bringing about contemporary food to Aus! Without losing the interest of Sydney-siders with their love of burgers, chef Chase Kojima brings his flavours of Japan. The burgers are twisted to accomodate rice and seaweed, instead of a bun.

The insides are just as flavoursome such as, not limited to, Angus beef, fresh vegetables, kingfish, katsu mushroom and topped with their ‘special sauce’. My experience was good, I loved their fries which was topped with Umami salt. I’m a slow eater, so I did find by the end my cheese burger was a tad soggy at the bottom. That did not deter the taste however, I have yet to taste their frozen custards mmm.

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RATE: 3/5

The Botanist

17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli NSW 2061

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I truly enjoyed having dinner here, it is also a bonus that it was literally down from where I work. Admittedly it is a hard place to miss, as it is tucked on the side. Be sure to visit!

Share platters is what you’ll find, which I think is perfect. It blends beautifully with the casual atmosphere, alongside with their scrumptious cocktails. Service was upbeat, be sure to ask what is their recommendations. I’ll let the photos show the rest…

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RATE: 4/5