Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant, Noosa Heads

It can be said that a trip to Noosa is not complete unless you have had a meal at Ricky’s. I’m sure it is possible to visit Noosa without visiting Ricky’s but why would you want to? Why would you miss Ricky’s by choice? Ricky’s is on the water overlooking the river. It is in…

Fourth Village, Sniffing out coffee (and pizza).

  I have loved this family for about 10 years. The family started (I can’t actually claim they started here, but this as far back in their history that I am aware) in North Balgowlah in a local strip of shops with a little deli/ cafe. As their children got older they moved to larger premises in…

Number 1, Bent Street. Dining adventure, Sydney.

I have an old work colleague who has hamsters running through his mind. Sometimes the hamster’s need to be reined in and he needs some help just calming himself. There are plenty of reasons why he has all these issues but regardless of the reasons sometimes you just need to make time for people. He…

Pilu, Somewhere on the Northern Beaches

Pilu is one of those places that makes your life better. Sardinian-born Chef Giovanni Pilu and his wife Marilyn,  opened the doors of Pilu in 2004. They have earned two Chefs Hats by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. (Michelin star ratings don’t exist in Australia) The restaurant’s location is that of the first…

Coogee Pavilion, a Sydney family lunch date.

Coogee Pavilion claims to ‘celebrate the good things in life – friendship, family, fun and food’  and it is certainly an interesting concept and a welcomed change to the dingy pub that stood there previously.   We went on a busy Sunday afternoon and had decided to join friends to catch up after middle-aged-men-in-lycra came home from…