Wharf' - Sydney
29 Reiby Place, Sydney City. Ph. 02 9251 2797
"A really good room, cosy bar etc to see local and overseas
music. Book a table and tickets, enjoy a good meal and look
up the nostrils of excellent musicians while taking a weight
off. Rooms like this are becoming scarce."
Level 5, Customs House, Circular Quay. Ph. 02 9251 8683
"This has simply one of the best views in Sydney you're
likely to see. The Bridge, the Opera House, the Harbour. Spectacular
at night. The menu is 'modern Australian', but it is also
good for coffee or a drink."
The Northern Beaches Peninsula, Sydney.
"Close to our home, this is a tranquil picnic spot that
the locals have agreed to keep secret. Late sun, and often
breathtaking sunsets across the Pittwater. Tell no one."
St - Darlinghurst and Paddington
"This is a long colourful stretch of city life. The Darlinghurst
end is gritty and well known for it's gay scene. The Paddington
end is more fashion, galleries, bohemian chic."
The Old Fitzroy
Hotel and Theatre
129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo ph 02 9356 3848
"There is nothing trendy about this place. Just five minutes
walk from 'The Wharf' it's honesty and lack of gentrification
are it's charm. Situated on the edge of The Cross, the habitue's
here are many and varied. You want The Old Fitzroy to be your
local and you fear that one day it will be remodeled, or demolished.
The theatre shows interesting, off beat performances."
The Art Gallery
Art Gallery Road, Sydney ph. 02 9225 1878
"If you need your culture hit, name your poison. Francis
Bacon, Picasso, Brett Whitely, Louise Hearman. All the Australian
masters are here. The coffee and sandwiches are top notch,
the bookshop is comprehensive. We keep going back. Four minutes
walk from the Maju 'Wharf' apartment".
229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst. Ph. 02 9332 2566
"This long, smokey, seductively dark bar is the spot for
an elegant martini, or a cigar. Attached to The Kirketon boutique
hotel, it is the place to be seen."
1 Macquarie St, East Circular Quay. Ph. 02 9252 2555
"Fabulous food, faultless service, the view of the harbour
icons dosen't get any better. It's not cheap but we often
take visitors here and we always feel it is worth it."
Inner south-west suburb.
"Glebe is just a great neighbourhood comprising lots of
history and superb Victorian architecture, great café culture,
interesting book and other shops, students, artists and pseudo
Beach Road Restaurant
1 Beach Road, Palm Beach. Ph. 02 9974 1159
"Most tourists don't make it up to Palm Beach but those
that do are glad they did. This is perfect Sunday lunch territory.
The balcony overlooks the golf course and the Pittwater, the
food is very good, and you can take your own special bottle
Cnr Pyrmont Bridge Rd and Bank St, Pyrmont. Ph. 02 9660 1611
"You name it, if it's seafood, it's here. Alien life-forms
take note, you are not alone. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan,
the prices are better, it's fun, and it's a good day out."
Watson's Bay Hotel
1 Military Road, Watson's Bay. Ph 02 9337 4299
"A Sydney Sunday institution - sitting in the sun in the
beer garden with a jug of beer and a bunch of friends. Enjoy
the billion dollar view for the price of a schooner or two.
Complete the seaside feel with a plate of fish 'n' chips."