Countries

Sushi-Ya Shirako
Japan

Sushi-Ya – A Tokyo Treasure!

Sushi-Ya, Tokyo – Introduction Sushi-Ya is one of our favourite sushi restaurants in the city of Tokyo. Finding it is not too hard, but the entrance can be a bit difficult to detect. The chef at Sushi-Ya, Takao Ishiyama, is an expert in choosing the very freshest seafood and his […]

Antiche Carampane
Italy

Antiche Carampane – A Venice Treasure

Antiche Carampane – Introduction Travelling to Venice is not without doubts and questioning. Should we add to the problems this beautiful city is having with the ravages of tourism? Can we “tread lightly” in the city and not add to the many problems that it is currently experiencing? These days, […]

Winestand Waltz
Japan

Winestand Waltz – An Intimate Bar

Winestand Waltz – Introduction Winestand Waltz is a tiny natural wine bar in Shibuya run by talented Yasuhiro Ooyama who has a deep knowledge of French and Japanese natural wines. You will find it quite close to Ebisu station. You cross to a side street, walk along for a few […]

Butagumi Tokyo
Japan

Butagumi Tokyo – Excellent Tonkatsu

Butagumi Tokyo – Introduction We never cease to be amazed about the power of a good restaurant to help enliven you and make you want to eat, no matter what the circumstances. We had been looking forward to our lunch at Butugami for some time, but a trip to one […]

Agnes Brisbane
Brisbane

Agnes – Brisbane

Agnes Brisbane – Introduction Agnes in Brisbane is an exciting Brisbane restaurant. In retrospect we should have made more than one booking. Hidden away at the CBD end of Fortitude Valley this restaurant is hidden away in a quiet street out of the main action. The space is relatively large […]

Automata Sydney
Sydney

Automata – Extraordinary Food

Automata – Introduction Automata is a sleek yet charming restaurant in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale serving absolutely delicious food overseen by talented chef Clayton Wells. Clayton has assembled talented staff for both the kitchen and the front-of-house. Clayton and his team turn out the beautiful food, the dining […]

Gauge Brisbane Fried Prawns
Australia / Brisbane

Gauge – An Enticing Restaurant

Gauge Brisbane – Introduction Gauge is a very good restaurant in South Brisbane that we have enjoyed on a number of occasions including a quite recent trip prior to the latest lockdown. On this recent trip we were looking forward to our weekend lunch booking as we were meeting up […]

Miller + Baker Perth
Coffee / Perth

Miller + Baker – Strong baking and coffee program

Miller + Baker – Introduction Miller + Baker is the first time we have written a story about a place that is both a flour mill and an excellent café and coffee house. Miller + Baker is a place that exudes a friendly atmosphere while, at the same time, being […]

Brisbane East St outside Snack Man
Brisbane

Brisbane – Exciting Eating and Drinking

Brisbane – An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Over the past decades we have made many trips to Brisbane to sample the food and drinks without being too excited about many of the venues. We have also noticed the continuous encroachment on the CBD and surrounding areas of ugly, too-high […]

Snack Man Brisbane
Brisbane

Snack Man – Delicious Chinese Food

Snack Man – Introduction On our first visit to Brisbane in a number of years, one of the highlights of our visit was discovering Snack Man in Fortitude Valley and the story of the people behind this exciting, busy venue. First the setting. You reach Snack Man from East Street […]