Saint Peter – Paddington, Sydney

four scallops

Excited to share with you one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had in a long time – at Saint Peter in Paddington. I do eat out quite a bit and mostly I come away from meals going, yeah, that was pretty good. But after dining at Saint Peter I was literally like – WOW! I can’t wait to go there again! Everything was so good!

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Sansibar – Sylt, Germany

truffle fries

So many fun dishes to share with you in this post it’s making me all giddy! Went to Sansibar in Sylt (tiny island in Germany in the North Sea) for my birthday this year and it was all kinds of awesome – particularly mind blowing was the image above. The best freaking truffle and parmesan fries I’ve ever had!

(Oh and if you want to see my previous post on Sansibar you can check it out here)

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Sansibar – Rantum, Sylt, Germany

Thick pasta with chanterelles (€15)

Thick pasta with chanterelles (€15)

The first time I encountered Sansibar was in fact not through food, but through a pair of slippers. Turns out Sansibar is a whole brand of stuff – including condiments, apparel and a restaurant. Several years ago I spied a pair of slippers perfect for winter (more like comfy ballet flats for at-home) with the Sansibar logo and have been wearing them comfortably for the past 3 years. Only last year did my parents come home raving about an oven-baked ocean perch that they shared at this restaurant called Sansibar. This year I managed to try it out for myself.

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Sturmhaube – Kampen, Sylt, Germany

Tagliarini pasta with chanterelle mushrooms (€19)

Tagliarini pasta with chanterelle mushrooms (€19)

You know a dish is good when 4 out of your party of 5 order it  – and this is always the case with any form of pasta served with chanterelle mushrooms here in Sylt (an island in the North Sea of Germany). Chanterelle mushrooms seem to be a rarity in Australia – according to Wikipedia they aren’t grown in Australia, which could account for their lack of use in the Australian culinary scene. Because of this, chanterelles are always a highlight whenever I’m in Germany: I try to eat them as much as possible. This time I had them at the Sturmhaube in Kampen, a town of Sylt.

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The Sailors Club – Rose Bay, Sydney

Duck Leg, Apple, White Onion, Silverbeet ($33)

Duck Leg, Apple, White Onion, Silverbeet ($33)

Waterfront dining – what’s not to like? The Mother and I went to the Sailors Club for lunch when it first opened, and as it’s quite close by we decided to head there for an impromptu dinner on Sunday night. It was surprisingly empty when we arrived, but it slowly filled up. Sunday is a slow night  I guess – so slow that we were told they only had one chef on entrees, one on mains and one on dessert…these poor three people had to then cater for a family group of 10 (I hope they had assistants to help them out). The setting is really beautiful though, with a view of the harbour and the Rose Bay promenade all lit up, and many other shimmering lights across the other side of the harbour.

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Fish Place – Surry Hills, Sydney

Smoked salmon with Pea and Pumpkin Salad

Smoked salmon with Pea and Pumpkin Salad

Fish Place is a new-ish addition to Foveaux Street – perfect for the grab-and-go business luncheon or for a chilled sunny lunch in the courtyard out back. If you arrive and wonder whether the place just does takeaway – don’t worry, walk around the side of the building along Waterloo Street and you’ll find the entry into the courtyard. Fresh and smoked fish in a city renowned for its seafood, in the funky suburb of Surry Hills – what more could you want?

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The Boathouse – Palm Beach, NSW

ocal beer battered flathead with house made tartare and fresh lemon ($28)

ocal beer battered flathead with house made tartare and fresh lemon ($28)

What was meant to be a short weekend trip to a music festival turned into more of a culinary expedition and our first stop was The Boathouse at Palm Beach. We had all heard much about it but never been – so anticipation was high! It is beautifully located on the water, inside Governor Phillip Park, about an hour drive north of Sydney. As expected, there was a bit of a queue to order, but then it took even longer to get a nice table outside and for our food to actually arrive. There was a bit of h-anger happening by the end of it, so I do recommend going during the week if you can! (We went on a Friday).

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