Wilbur’s Place, Potts Point

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Wilbur’s Place, Potts Point
Sometimes a casual meal with great company is all you need. Run by the guys behind Bourke St Bakery, this open seating cosy nook is situated in a laneway which reminded me of the cafes in Melbourne. If you’re looking for quality food, friendly service and great value then Wilbur’s Place is just the place to be. The food here is rustic and there’s a homely feel to the place. 
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Fresh mandarin juice $3.50
House cloudy lemonade $3.50
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Prosciutto w/ red wine poached pear $15
The poached pears had absorbed the flavours of the red wine, a simple yet elegant entree to start off with.

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Alpha Restaurant, Sydney

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Alpha Restaurant, Sydney
It’s always a struggle to find a place that’s suitable for group dining that’s relatively inexpensive, especially in Sydney CBD. Having travelled around Greece and the Greek islands, I’ve noticed that Greek cuisine is catered for meals best shared amongst a group. The dining space and ambience of Alpha Restaurant, Sydney, exudes a corporate vibe during weekdays and a more relaxed space for their Sunday lunches. I love the large stone walls and the high ceiling which reminds me of Athens. Since this place has opened it’s doors, I’ve been twice, each time I had Yia Yia’s Table menu #1 ($55pp) and #2 ($65pp). Yia Yia is grandmother in Greek and she sure puts up a good spread! The below is items from Yia Yia’s Table menu #2 which has a few extra dishes than #1. 
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Pita bread
Taramosalata, white cod’s roe dip
Melitzanosalata, smoked eggplant dip
Warm pita bread drizzled in lemon olive oil, smeared with lashings of creamy and slightly briny taramasolata which was addictive to consume. The melitzanosalata was more like a relish rather than a dip with smokey strips of tangy eggplant. 

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The Boathouse, Balmoral Beach

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The Boathouse, Balmoral Beach
Sunshine happiness and breakfast by the beach with a group of fabulous people whom I love spending time with :) The Boathouse has two lovely locations, Balmoral Beach and Palm Beach. And that morning, we were at the Balmoral beach location to celebrate Missklicious' birthday along with a surprise engagement!! I was and still am absolutely overjoyed for  Missklicious & Mr B :D 
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Croissant french toast - mascarpone, berries, macadamia buckwheat crumble, maple syrup $19
I was quite keen on the Boathouse banana bread with whipped ricotta and honeycomb but it was already sold out quite early on in the morning which made me want it even more haha. So I settled for the most amazing french toast I have ever eaten in my life! The buttery croissant french toast was crisp on the outside and flakey soft on the inside. The drizzling of maple syrup completed the dish and the crunchy, nutty macadamia buckwheat crumble was so addictive - must find out where I can buy some for my morning museli :) This ultimate sweet treat breakfast plate is sure to put a smile on your dial and keep you grinning for the rest of the day!
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Banana smoothie $7
Caramel milkshake $7
Huge servings of deliciously thick banana and honey smoothie, just what I wanted that morning. Also tried some of the boy’s caramel milkshake which was divine :) Everyone seemed pleased with their choices of freshly squeezed orange juice, berry smoothies and coffees.

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

Late last year, the boy and I made our first trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and it was such an eye opener. We were only there for a few days but the shopping malls were incredible! The Christmas displays were still up and they were so beautiful and extravagant. There was even a carousel inside Pavilion shopping mall!! Even more amazing was inside Times Square shopping mall was a roller coaster that you could ride on O_O 
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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, Pavilion shopping mall, Kuala Lumpur
Vanilla Bourbon Tea and Kaya macaron 4RM ($1.40aud)
Grand Wedding Tea, Passionfruit and Coconut macaron 4RM
Infused with their signature teas, the macarons at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique are an absolute delight to devour. The flavours were so intense and possibly the best macarons I’ve had in a while now! The vanilla bourbon macaron was made from one of TWG Tea’s signature red tea blends from South Africa. The kaya, coconut jam paired perfectly with the vanilla in the the tea blend macaron shells. The Grand wedding tea and passionfruit macaron was equally intense in flavour but the kaya macaron was the clear favourite. 
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Dessert trolley!

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