Mr Grigor’s @ Allambie Heights, July 2017

At the back of Allambie shops is a fairly new café called Mr Grigor’s. I’ve visited on a few occasions for lunch. The off-the-menu Cajun chicken burger with chips was a special on the day. The juicy chicken breast had a spicy and crunchy crumb, and was sandwiched between a buttery milk bun and accompanied by lettuce and cheese. The calamari with chips…

Criniti’s Manly, July 2017

There is an abundance of Nutella on display when you walk into this Italian restaurant chain. And if that’s not enough to tingle the tastebuds, we were also greeted by the sight of a 0.5m pizza being gobbled up by a table of four. The menu is a monster to go through, with a long…

Brunch at Brookvale’s Flower Child, July 2017

There’s no place prettier to have brunch than at Flower Child at Warringah Mall in Brookvale. Located in the heart of the revamped shopping centre next to the Dolphin fountain, the little café is housed in its own round, white building decorated with an abundance of plants and flowers. We had a lychee and mint…

Dee Why Hotel’s Famous Trufflenator Burger, May 2017

If there’s one thing you should try from the Dee Why Hotel’s Brasserie menu, it’s their Famous Trufflenator burger. Double wagyu patty, truffle mayo, truffle butter, infused havarti cheese, truffle maple syrup, crispy bacon, American cheddar, onion rings, all sandwiched between a sweet Japanese milk bun. Size-wise, the burger actually didn’t look as large as…

Pilu @ Freshwater, June 2016

Located just beside beautiful Freshwater beach is the award-winning restaurant, Pilu. I had been there quite a few years ago, and with a faint memory of how wonderful the suckling pig was, it was time to rekindle that memory. We booked a table for dinner, which was a bit of a shame, as that meant that we missed out…