Something that you can't help but experience in Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is enjoy the beauty of the desert sky at night. For those ve live in cities, with light pollution, seeing all the stars is quite a shock. With this breathtaking scenery, it's not surprising to organize Sounds of Silence suppers. The ingredients are a welcome cocktail at sunset (overlooking Uluru), dinner with typical Outback cuisine, Didgeridoo music (Australian flute with a unique sound) for your enjoyment, and explanations of the Southern Hemisphere constellations, which I found particularly interesting. Dinner can be booked through the hotel (better in advance, they have few places) and begins at 6:30 pm.
The Barossa Valley is one of the most important wine regions of Australia. This is where some of the most famous Australian wines are produced, which have become tremendously popular around the world. The valley is one hour north of Adelaide, and worth a visit if you're in the area and interested in the wine scene. There are plenty of wineries offering tasting sessions, charming hotels and gourmet restaurants where you can enjoy good food. Personally, I prefer the wine regions of Spain, which have more interesting landscapes. One interesting thing to note - the name Barossa comes from a misspelling of La Barrosa, in Cadiz, Spain, where a battle was fought during the War of Spanish Independence. A British general fought there and, years later, named this region after the battle to commemorate his victory. But unfortunately it was misspelled!
In Sydney, being the city facing the sea that it is, it ends up being pretty easy finding fish and seafood at good prices. But, in the case of the oysters, the difference in the quality to price ratio to that of what you can find in Spain, for example, is abysmal.
For example, you can eat dinner on the fantastic terrace at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, with views that overlook Sydney Harbor that would be hard to beat, for a price that won't empty your wallet (about 20 euros per person with wine included). Everything there is in full circular view and it's in one of the most touristy areas of the city.
The Xic is the best Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Sydney, recognized by many travel guides such as Lonely Planet or Sydney City Guide. It is sitauted in the downtown area, near Chinatown. Vietnamese food is like most Oriental food, with a lot of spices and many dishes with rice or chicken. The specialties of this restaurant are chicken with rice, Vietnamese pork rolls or tuna and pork in general. The price is pretty good in terms of quality: it costs about 10 or 12 euros a meal. The décor is simple and fairly minimalist white tables and chairs and the atmosphere is very good. The service is quite fast and very good and attentive to the clients.
This Japanese restaurant offers one of the cheapest buffets in Sydney. There are over 40 dishes to choose from and it costs about 8 euros. For dinner, there are over 50 options for about 13 euros. You´ll find everything from oysters, shrimp and noodles, soup, sashimi or tempura to typical sushi or teriyaki on the menu. The food is of good quality and it´s a great place to go on a weekday. It is usually pretty busy so it is advisable not to go during rush hour. It is frequented by executives and tourists ve want to eat quickly while also taking advantage of the opportunity to sit down and rest for a bit. It isn´t the best Japanese restaurant in town, but it is a very good low-price alternative for resting and recharging after a morning of sightseeing or business. It is really close to Hyde Park and the financial city of Sydney.
It is a famous traditional company that has lasted over 70 years offering the best of traditional Australian food, especially Pies (pastries filled with meat or chicken and a combination of different ingredients depending on your order. They are known for their low fat items and excellent quality.
This is one of the best Indian restaurants in Newtown, Sydney. Its value for money is one of the best in town as far as Indian restaurants are concerned. It specializes in Tandoori chicken (tandoori chicken), the fish curry, as well as and prawn korma. You can choose the level of spiciness of each dish, and have a variety to choose from on the menu. I recommend the Korma and Tikka Masala dishes, which are delicious, well spiced and not fatty. The Indian bread is also particularly well done here and always served hot. The atmosphere is excellent. The décor is 100% Indian, with murals and paintings on the walls filled with Asian motifs that make you feel like you are in India. It doesn´t usually cost more than 8 or 10 euros a meal, so it is worth going to this neighborhood to eat curry.
Toko is definitely the best sushi restaurants I've ever been to. I love Japanese food and have eaten at many restaurants specializing in sushi but I've never eaten sushi so exquisite as at Toko. Toko is situated in the district of Paddington, opposite the markets in Sydney, Australia. It´s a train sushi bar which means that there is a central table around which the sushi dishes move on a conveyor belt. Each customer can take the dish or dishes that he wants when it passes in front of him. The dishes have different colors and each color represents a price. They are 43 different dishes, all made with high quality vegetables and fish. Toko has won the award for best sushi in Sydney in 2001 which is an award that has much merit when you consider the number of Japanese restaurants in the city there. Sushi is one of the most consumed foods here so the award says a lot!
Is it possible to enjoy the best Thai food outside the Thai border? Well, yes. Where? In Sydney - SPICE I AM. They have 2 restaurants but undoubtedly the most authentic is the one on 90-Wentworth Ave Surry Hills. It is impossible to reserve a table in advance and it is always filled with people .....So there is no other way to show up, put your name down, and wait. I promise it's worth the wait. I didn´t get to try the noddle soups, but everything is delicious, the service is good, fast and the value for money is extraordinary. If you go to Sydney and you like Thai food, do not hesitate to try this place ... It also offers takeaway. Here is the the link for you to see. Ummmm ... How nice ... Http :/ / www.Spiceiam.Com / eatin-takeaway / menus.Html...Ah! I forgot ... Watch out for the spicy .... As the name suggests ... it's all very SPICY.
Welcome to Far West in the heart of Australia. You can really feel like a Cowboy going through the double doors. Order one of the Australian ales have a seat and if you feel hungry don´t miss the chance to try any of their dishes or their gigantic burgers. Call your friends to make then jealous, seeing you in an authentic saloon from the website. In the year 1935 Bojanles opened it up as a guest house, then in the year 1956 it was transformed into the Teapot Inn and later became a restaurant in the year 1967. Since the year 1998 the owners have given the spirit of Bojangles to the current place. The preferred place for the people of Alice and bikers crossing the country of kangaroos in the endless desert. Decorated in old wood, with hundreds of shoes hanging from the ceiling, crocodile skins and skulls, dozens of posters of beers from around the world, saddles and Aboriginal paintings. In the evening you can listen to live music and dance between tables next to your beer.
Another place to visit in the West End. Excellent live music, great food, and a wide selection of beers. The staff are very nice and the atmosphere is lively. There is an interior garden, which is a great place to relax and have a quiet beer. At night there are jazz concerts that take place right at the entrance, you can hear the music from the street, and although you can not take the drinks to the streets, smokers can continue enjoying music on the pavement. A very good bar and restaurant, with the crème de la crème of the neighborhood.
Everybody knows that French cuisine is one of the most famous in the world. Sadly, the British kitchen is not on the same level ... so as a French tourist abroad, sometimes I am relieved to find a French restaurant (especially on George Street, where the only other options are fast food). De La France is a place where you can have sandwiches made with real French bread! There's a wide selection to choose from: salad, chicken, tuna ... a number of classic options. There are also sandwiches and croissants.
This restaurant serves the best burgers in Sydney, according to the newspaper. In my opinion, they aren't the best, but the atmosphere is great, with delicious drinks and cosmopolitan dishes like ceviche. The entrance is a spectacle, resembling a church with its high columns. It is expensive, so a rare treat.
This cafe is well known for the high quality of food it serves, as well as the good music, and fashionable clientele. At the weekend, it's not easy to get a table for lunch, so don't arrive too late. Better yet, make a reservation. Eggs benedict are the specialty of the house, and are very good, but the staff aren't particularly friendly. But you can't have everything!
I was looking for a different and original place for dinner, and in this case it was the legendary and highly recommended restaurant, the Melbourne Supper Club. It was a little bit hard to find because there's only a mini poster on a door next to a wine shop. Going up a narrow staircase leads you to the first floor. It's decorated with leather sofas, armchairs and various corners that are dimly lit with candles, which gives it a romantic, intimate and exclusive touch. I'd say it's similar to a jazz club hidden in the basement of a warehouse. There are over a hundred wines on the menu, with the walls lined with bottles, so that, for those of you ve are wine lovers, it's the ideal place to enjoy it. As for the food, they have original dishes based on Anglo-Saxon food. In short, it's an excellent spot to enjoy a good wine in good company as you discuss the day's and trip's stories.
A noisy, smoky pub where we couldn't even find a corner of an open table to set our glasses down. Terrible acoustics for bands invited to play on a stage that's far too small and poorly located ... but still, a fun place, with good Guinness and a real sense of Irish-Australian camaraderie, with everyone singing in a makeshift karaoke. Nowadays the bar has been refurbished, with a new design and amended menu - the same but better. As such, there's no reason to miss it.
At the beginning of the road, this bar is one of the last hold-outs against smoking regulations. Here, you can still smoke inside. Whether you're for or against this practice, the owners are certainly brave in facing the hefty fines for sticking to their principles. As for the service and drinks/dishes on offer, there's nothing to complain about, but on the other hand, nothing really stands out. The decor is quite nice, with plenty of interesting photos.