From the sweet to the exquisite, there’s something for everybody in the splendid food centre known as Sydney. Get your hands filthy eating road food in a hurry, dive into tempting treats, fulfil yourself with exemplary local produce, and find extraordinary artisan cafés around the city. Yes, you heard right. Today I am gonna share my (Street Food Guy) my foodie experience when I was in Sydney before the Covid19 pandemic. I was lucky to grab a discounted ticket from BA and travel from the UK to vibrant Sydney to taste some authentic foods. Thanks to Sydney Top Tours (a highly reputable Sydney Private Tours company), I was able to sneak into the best restaurants in the city to taste some finger liking food and some restaurants in Hunter Valley whilst my Hunter Valley wine tour from Sydney.
My first stop of the Sydney foodie tour
Yearning to fulfil steady desire to taste sweet? Then the La Renaissance Patisserie and café in the perfect fit. Located at the 47 Argyle street near the Museum of Contemporary Arts, it has all your sweet choices and our first stop of this tour to have a brekkie coffee. This French gastronomy influenced café offers all your pastry needs starting from celebration cakes, viennoiseries (pastries), picnic baskets, tarts, and. Macaroons. But do you what I like most there? Mmmm…. The Gateaux de Voyage of Hazelnut & Pear cake. It’s perfect for a gift, moreover, take home and enjoy a cuppa with your friends.
Next stop – taste the best juicy & meaty restaurant in the city
Rounding up a portion of Sydney’s freshest quality meat directly from its one of a kind butcher, Bistecca in CBD has an in-house smoker (which, just calmly, happens to be one of the biggest custom smokers in Australia, weighing at right around two tons). In case you’re after a damn decent cut of meat, hit up the meat platter which holds an easygoing 400g of the succulent great stuff. You can likewise arrange up the regularly misjudged “consumed closes” of steak too here as well. I know you are waiting to hear what I enjoyed most up there when I was at Bistecca Sydney? I was quite hungry as it was past lunchtime and orders a T-bone steak with Rocket, Parmesan and pine nuts. Till it arrives, I had a mocktail called Poolside Tuscany.
Its Dessert time
Finding the best dessert in Sydney is an accomplishment of a guilty pleasure, yet it’s as yet conceivable to discover dessert bars brimming with sweet treats that don’t shout abundance.
We (myself and my guide) was not ordered any dessert at the Bistecca. Raki the guide from Sydney Top Tours had other suggestions to dessert options after lunch. KOI Dessert Bar at 46 Kensington St, Chippendale was our stop for the dessert. The restaurant is own and manages by one of the top Australia master chefs, Reynold. We have ordered a dessert looked like a cocoanut ‘the Bali Sunrise’ which was made out of the coconut, palm sugar, pandan, dark chocolate and jackfruit.
After the Bali dessert, I felt quite overwhelmed and decided to spend the rest of the day looking at the million-dollar view of Sydney Harbour and Opera House.
Pick of the best restaurant in Hunter Valley NSW
Next day, Raki arrived as planned early in the morning and we head up to Hunter Valley from Sydney to taste some wines, chocolate and cheese. The oldest wine region of Australia got over 150 boutique wineries, hand made chocolate factories and artisan cheese shops. It’s a foodie paradise. After visiting a couple of wineries, lunchtime arrived. I was more tempted to taste some local produce and the guide has recommended visiting Muse dining at 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin. It was not easy to reserve a table as lunch was busy, but they allowed us to eat in their Alfresco area. The Cowra Lamb rump with zucchini, feta and black garlic was my pick and it was delicious.