La Favola | Newtown

When you think "pasta in Newtown", think La Favola; a casual little eatery on King Street, which focuses on fresh ingredients and authentic, no-fuss Italian flavours. Choose from six different pasta varieties, which are made fresh using egg yolks and semolina, then select a homemade sauce like the...

Gogyo | Surry Hills

Hands down one of my favourite new restaurants this year, Gogyo has reconfirmed my admiration forΒ Shigemi Kawahara, i.e. the same guy that brought us Ippudo, i.e. the creator of my ramen dreams. After two visits, I'm absolutely in love with this eatery, which serves up stunning, refined small plates alongside big bowls of slurpable Kogashi-style ramen...

John Smith Specialty Coffee | Waterloo

Back in 2015, I stumbled across John Smith and fell in love with a certain avocado on toast with goats cheese, chilli jam and a snowstorm of rainbow coloured edible flowers. Fast forward a few years and I've rediscovered this glorious little corner cafe, which is full of character and really (really) good food...

Bang Bang Izakaya |Haymarket

One of the most vibrant and fun newbies in town! The team behind Bang Bang have successfully managed to capture the laid-back yet spirited vibe of a back alley izakaya bar. Draped in neon red light, its a feast for the senses with a killer cocktail menu to match...