Hanrietta is Surry Hills’ new spot for Middle Eastern charcoal chicken

July 2, 2020

A 65-seat Middle Eastern style chicken shop has now opened in Surry Hills, a sister venue of neighbouring Nour on the inner city suburb’s iconic Crown Street. Going by the name of Hanrietta, the dine-in and takeaway concept centres around free range charcoal chicken accompanied by numerous sides like breads, dips, pickles and salads. Owned […]

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Glebe’s Thievery is doing a special “Middle Eastern Yum Cha” menu in August (Sydney)

July 24, 2018

Glebe Point Road’s playful mod-Lebanese restaurant Thievery is doing something a little different for the month of August, temporarily replacing their original offerings with a special “Middle Eastern Yum Cha” menu in an attempt to fuse aspects of Middle Eastern and Asian eats. Executive Chef Julian Cincotta, who only recently returned from an extensive journey […]

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Review: Nour – Surry Hills (Sydney)

November 9, 2016

Going from owning and operating Cuckoo Callay, one of Newtown’s most beloved and youthful cafes, to running what is now a hatted restaurant in Surry Hills may seem like a huge leap for young restaurateurs Ibby Moubadder and Eleanor Harris, but it’d certainly come as no surprise to anyone who enters Nour. As soon as […]

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Review: Barzaari – Marrickville (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like walking into a restaurant like Quay or Rockpool for the first time, back when they first opened. Would diners get that instant feeling of longevity, the kind that says to you “yeah, this is something special, this is going to be here for the long run”? […]

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Review: Mezza Train – Mascot (Sydney)

July 6, 2016

On the surface, you’d probably be right in thinking that Japanese and Lebanese cuisine have virtually zero in common. I mean they rhyme, but that’s probably about it, right? Enter Mezza Train, the first restaurant of its kind in Australia (or possibly the world) that serves mezze-style dishes on a Japanese “sushi train” type conveyor belt.  For the […]

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