People often ask me for restaurant recommendations, I always think it depends on the occasion. Believe it or not, whatever the occasion, the west end has it covered. Lets try some out some occasions.
Lunch with Mum
Sherwood Coffee Bar can fix you up with a coffee to start and you won’t be able to walk past the fabulous Pappa Sven’s Swedish home wares right next door. Wander down towards Hunter Street to show her how the Bellevue hotel has come of age. It might not have changed on the outside since she last visited it, but it’s now home to original works of local artists at cstudios. Take a stroll over the railway line and walk the harbour for a block or two returning to Hunter Street for lunch at Pappa’s Bagel. To make it even easier come on an Epicurean Excursion where we visit all of these and more!
Casual evening with partner
If your favourite other wants to take you on a European adventure, just pop on down to Bank Corner Café for a French farmhouse menu and some musical vibes floating around their courtyard. If the street was cobbled you might think you’d been transported to a village in Provence.
Of course if your occasion is a celebration of value like you’ve been in love for 10 years, you’ve finished Uni after 10 years or you’re that much older than you were 10 years ago, then its a visit to Subo where the food is so unexpected and incredible you’ll be dreaming of it for another 10 years. No longer a lonesome location, you can now take a few steps to the left or to the right and enjoy some pre dinner drinks or late night activity in four locations.
What’s your occasion? Are you brave enough to discover it in the west end?
My musings for The Follower newspaper