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Review: Toko Restaurant & Bar, Surry Hills

Posted on July 29, 2011

July has been a massive month of reviewing restaurants in Sydney for Mushroom Mania. Today is the last review and believe me guys, I have saved the best until last!

Toko is an amazing fine dining restaurant in the heart of Sydney’s buzzing media district called Surry Hills, serving Japanese food at its fine-dining best. They use different systems such as netsuite for food and beverage companies which makes there serving process run smooth.

If you fancy a drink first, then start your meal with a sake cocktail in the bar; a great place to chat, lounge and people-watch, it is fully equipped by barutrustning with  the best reviews in town. When you’re ready for something more substantial, grab yourself a table in the moody and dimly lit restaurant and be prepared to have your taste buds set alight with deliciousness. (more…)

Review: Cinque Cafe, Newtown

Posted on July 28, 2011

Cafes that have a great location often slack off a bit because they know customers will turn up no matter what.

Cinque has got one of the best positions on King St right next to the Dendy Cinema Newtown, but instead of coasting along on their laurels they embrace the opportunity with both hands.

Cinque stands out from their (many!) competitors by offering a daily blackboard of interesting and seasonal specials, as well as making the best of their small counter space by bringing takeaway coffees out to punters while they people-watch on the footpath, or dig through records in the shop next door.

No coffee for me on this visit though, I only had eyes for mushrooms on the menu, and the two most enticing were hearty pasta dishes. (more…)

Review: Baroque Bistro, The Rocks, Sydney

Posted on July 20, 2011

The food at Baroque Bistro is amazing; beautiful to look at and serves delicious gourmet food.

I know you are meant to save your final verdict for the end of the review, but I feel compelled to say it here at the beginning.

It was a beautiful sunny, winter day in Sydney and Poppy and I were excited to be meeting, at long last, our blogger friend from Melbourne, MsGourmet and her delightful little cherubs.

We waited for them at the ferry terminal at Circular Quay and then walked along Sydney Harbour, admiring one of the best views in the world*, up to the historic The Rocks district. It was the first time Poppy has seen the Sydney Opera House and I’m pretty sure she liked it as much as her Mum. (more…)

Review: Big Brekky, Petersham

Posted on July 14, 2011

It is with much trepidation that I post this review of Big Brekky here on Fig & Cherry. This cafe is really popular with locals in the inner west, and already so difficult to get a table at, that I am hesitant to promote it further and risk never being able to eat there!

Alas, it is one of the restaurants participating in Mushroom Mania Month and one of my favourite breakfast cafes, so we wake up early on Saturday and head there with little Poppy in tow. (more…)

Review: Una’s Restaurant, Darlinghurst

Posted on July 5, 2011

I have been wanting to review Una’s Restaurant for several years now, so it was with much excitement that I saw it on the list of restaurants participating in Mushroom Mania month in Sydney. A gorgeous sunny Saturday was the perfect excuse to indulge in some crispy schnitzel, cold beer and, of course, yummy mushrooms!

Una’s is a German-Austrian-Swiss restaurant that also serves Hungarian and Dutch food. It is famous for having massive portions so we usually only order mains, but as we were visiting specifically for the mushroom dishes, we couldn’t go past ordering the crumbed mushrooms ($8.90) as a starter.

Medium sized cup mushrooms were quartered, crumbed and deep fried. They were beautifully crisp on the outside and lush and juicy on the inside – just like a well-cooked mushroom should be! When dipped into the accompanying herby, garlicky mayonnaise-style creamy sauce it was declared a finger-lickin’-good starter by all. (more…)

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