Sushi Rice Bowl Tama-Ya, December 2016

We had a need to shop on the other side of the motorway today, so my mind immediately began thinking about Sushi Rice Bowl Tama-Ya for some brunch. It was a good choice, and we sampled some of the menu, discovering that while it was primary a take-away business you could make custom orders. As was the case with the large serve of pickles I had at the end of the meal. While tasty, I […]

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You Japanese Restaurant, December 2016

I could become a regular at You Japanese Restaurant. On previous occasions it has been closed, and this was in fact my third time to try and get a booking, but thankfully I was lucky. You wouldn’t know it, but they’ve been operating for 22 years, in the same location. I guess I don’t go into Surfers Paradise much to notice. The meal was enjoyable, and the atmosphere about as authentic as you could get […]

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Bistro Franc, December 2016

On our way to our regular drinking spot we pass a French restaurant by the name of Bistro Franc. Previously a popular Spanish restaurant, the owner sought a change in his routine and changed cuisines. I have been following them on Instagram for a while, savouring food that was not for me, but it was finally time to try them for ourselves (website). The menu was well priced, with about 10 smaller dishes and the […]

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Arakawa Restaurant, December 2016

I have recently had my braces tightened, resulting in very sore teeth. This poses some difficulties when you want to eat food, even toast. On this visit to Arakawa I thought I may be on a very restricted diet, but the chefs there were happy to suggest alternatives for me. Thinly sliced sashimi was a start, however I didn’t expect the Nattō to be so hard on my teeth, perhaps a result of the cold (I […]

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Kutchi Deli Parwana, December 2016

On my recent visit to Adelaide, I was anxious to try as much from the local food and drink scene as I could. With the help of the City Brief, I was able to do just that, finding this lovely eatery to sample on my last day. I wish I had been hungrier as the food on offer all sounded really good, but I chose to eat outside of my comfort zone for the one […]

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Hey Jupiter, December 2016

Using the City Brief guide for Adelaide, we chose to visit Hey Jupiter on the trendy Ebenezer Place for breakfast. The morning we chose to visit was a little rainy, so it was a busier experience, but we luckily found a table indoors to enjoy a little bit of France. I found the tea pot size a little underwhelming, and the staff were run off their feet so service was a little haphazard, but the […]

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Riverside Restaurant, December 2016

A special dinner in Adelaide was held at the Riverside Restaurant. The food was lovely, and the service impeccable, but as you would expect from a top-rated hotel restaurant, the prices were high. My starter was delicious. I was a little apprehensive about the octopus because I know how easy it is to end up with a chewy mess, however in this case the chefs did an amazing job as the meat was so tender. […]

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Sato, November 2016

It should come as no surprise that I enjoy Japanese food. I will go out of my way to try new places and dishes and trying the food at Sato has been a long time coming. As it is located nearby to a venue I frequent often, I see it a lot but am on my way elsewhere. On a few occasions I have received takeaway Nattō, and have missed out on getting a table once […]

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Toastface Grillah, November 2016

Toastface Grillah is an interesting venue in Perth. Hard to find, down an alleyway at the back of the main shopping mall, but serving interesting toastie creations. We first found out about them while watching a TV special last year on Perth, but have not had the chance to check them out as we live on the East Coast. As they were on our to-do list for that long, there was a certain level of expectations, and they […]

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Jane Brook Vineyards, November 2016

While in Perth I was lucky enough to go on a tour to a vineyard in the nearby Swan Valley. As we were a part of a group, a discounted wine tasting and lunch package was organised that was very good. I wanted to highlight in particular the wide range of food offered in the basket. Each basket was between two people, and you can bet no one got close to finishing it, but they did […]

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