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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney

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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney CBD
Hidden in the laneway next to the palatial State theatre is this cosy nook filled with kitsch decor from the mannequin floor lamps to the seductive bar stools. Given the association with the quirky and provocative QT Hotel just three floors up, Parlour Lane Roasters is a great place to escape from the hustle & bustle of the city streets; open from breakfast to a late afternoon aperitivo. 
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Papparich, Broadway

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Papparich, Broadway
Having travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the first time at the end of last year (blog posts still to come ^^”), I experienced a gastronomical abundance of rich flavoursome dishes and I’m glad that I can hit up Papparich, Broadway, to re-live those memories. The dishes here are inexpensive, with dishes ranging from $10-15 and snacks under $8. If you come during the lunch time rush, there’s usually a line but since the dishes come out quickly, most people are in and out so you won’t need to wait in line for too long. 
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Satay chicken (served with 6 or 12 pieces)
Anything on a skewer is always a crowd pleaser! The succulent grilled satay chicken skewers are marinated in lemongrass and tumeric, served with a fantastic satay sauce. Their housemade satay sauce is abundant with peanuts and flavoursome, I mopped this up with the side of cucumbers that came with this dish. 
Pappa deep fried chicken skin

Absolutely glorious! Seasoned, golden fried chicken skin is such an indulgent snack and oh so crispy and moreish. Enjoyed by itself or dipped in some sweet chilli sauce. Pictured above is the amount of three servings lol cause you can never have enough. 
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O Bar and Dining, Sydney

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O Bar and Dining, Sydney CBD
Travelling up 47 floors in Australia Square is Chef Michael Moore’s chic, revolving bar and restaurant, O Bar and Dining with uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. During Vivid Sydney, 23rd May - 9th June 2014, O Bar is serving their Pink Ruby cocktail which was inspired by Vivid’s canvas of lights. Order 2 cocktails to enjoy a complementary tasty tapas dish which changes daily. 
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Pink Ruby cocktail $18
Grey Goose Vodka, raspberry liqueur, housemade rhubarb puree and fresh lemon, shaken and served over glowing crushed ice. It’s not too sweet and it’s easy to drink! Rather than calling it a Ruby cocktail, it’s called a ‘Pink Ruby’ due to the rosy-pink colour from the rhubarb puree. 

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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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