Proving neatly that you can get crabs, even if you use protection, I gloved up and donned a bib for the launch of House of Crabs. In a flurry of fairy lights and crab pots, they've taken over the first floor of The Norfolk Hotel; and suddenly Sydney has it’s first American seafood boil (common in coastal areas of the United States, like Louisiana and Chesapeake Bay).
Nick’s Bar & Grill
“That’s the damnedest thing I ever saw… it seemed to swoop down at you deliberately.” If I hadn’t seen Hitchcock’s 1963 movie The Birds, I’d swear seagulls were getting smarter. Yes, I’m starting a review with birdlife again, but their ingenuity stood out at this popular 550-seater.
The Welcome Hotel
"I'm sorry I led you into temptation," simpers Mimi (our Adele look-a-like waitress, with a Manchester accent) as she lays down the cutlery for Ricotta Fritters ($14.50). Dotted with chocolate chips and drizzled with warm apple blossom honey, they’re the crowning glory on a wonderfully unexpected pub meal in a venue that makes you feel like part of the family.
"We believe in good karma - doing things well then things will come back," says Jessie Xiao at the launch of her latest venture, Umi Sushi Express. That’s why the launch of this Event Cinemas George Street sushi train ended with an exclusive charity screening of Man of Steel with proceeds supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation & Sydney Children's Hospital.