We are seated on the verandah of this 19th century mansion, looking down on Watsons Bay picnickers. Feeling like characters in an Oscar Wilde play, we are served cucumber sandwiches by mistake – the irony is too delicious to fault. Sunny days in Sydney lead us to Oysters ($3.50/each), the lubricating mignonette goes down a treat.
Helm Bar & Bistro *UPDATED*
With the school holidays in full swing, the Darling Harbour precinct was packed with families! The beer garden bistro on the lower level of Helm Bar seems just the spot to combine a spot of 'please-everybody' lunch with a visit to one of the neighbouring attractions - Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World and the National Maritime Museum are all within cooee.
Newtown – Not All Bad
This week Alex Harmon, a 27 year old doing her Masters in Writing by correspondence at Swinburne University, will fill my column inches with a piece on eating well in Newtown. The suburb’s dining outlets have been getting a bit of a bad rap of late, particularly in other publications, so Alex is geared to defend it.