Newtown is a great place to eat; with the best selection of mid-priced restaurants in Sydney. A leisurely stroll along King Street, from Newtown station to Sydney Road at the peripheral of Sydney University, will take you past cafes and casual dining restaurants to suit most palates.
Archive for June, 2010
So what influences a customer’s word of mouth? It all depends of expectations. In Australia there are no Michelin star restaurants; so we must rely on the SMH Good Food Guide awards to know; which restaurants are at the top of the foodie chain. Sydney’s’ 3 hat restaurants are: Bilson’s, est, Marque, Pier, Quay and Tetsuya’s. So it must be all gastronomically downhill from these dizzy heights of gluttony. But then this makes it so much easier for casual dining restaurants like Chedi Thai, with no hats or awards but so many regulars.
Many recipes for Thai Green Curry recommend making your own curry paste. But in multicultural Sydney, any Asian grocery will have a selection of packaged curry pastes, which can be used if you do not want to make your own.
I never watch Masterchef Australia; due to being at the restaurant when the show is televised. However, one of our Chefs mentioned an episode on June 3rd which was an Elimination Challenge featuring Thai Green Curry. As all Masterchef episodes can be viewed on-line at the Masterchef Australia 2010 Official site; I went to my computer to view.
Restaurateurs are extremely fussy eaters and hover at the top of the foodie food chain. So where do restaurateurs like to eat when not dining in-house?
Now after being home for over 5 years, the list of my favourite places to eat in Sydney has grown to include Sushi E for Japanese, Pizza E Birra for Italian and Dragon Eye in Hong Kong for Chinese. Sorry, but I can’t find good Chinese food in Sydney.
Our location in the heart of Newtown’s entertainment quarter makes Chedi Restaurant ideal for pre-theatre dining. Perfect proximity to The Vanguard, Carriage Works, Enmore Theatre and of course The Seymour Centre allows patrons to relax and enjoy a meal before the curtain rises.
One Saturday night in May, Barry & Sara celebrated their wedding party at Chedi Restaurant. But instead of the usual bridal waltz the bride and groom chose to literally get down.
A customer commented on the Tom Yum Gung soup that he had just eaten. Her reply was perfect, “only canned straw mushrooms in brine are available in Australia”. And thus the brine spoils the taste of the soup; fresh is always best.
The cover story in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Living “Dining in the Dark and other Restaurant Gripes”; was a pleasure to read. The article by Scott Bolies is a collection of complaints of what most annoys our restaurant critiques when dining out.