Easter foodie: Birdman in the bistro, plus Sparrow’s best chocolate and hot cross buns

From Botswana Butchery’s finest to the best hot cross buns and Easter eggs

Mediaweek columnist, and legendary Sydney diner, Greg Graham continues his guide to establishments that should be on your lunch list.

Birdman in the bistro

The list includes something for all price ranges – from an expense account dip for a VIP client to a cheap and cheerful satisfying adventure that you won’t be able to claim.

Plus there are some last-minute recommendations for your easter treats.

Birdman in the bistro: Expense account for a VIP client


Birdman in the bistro

Botswana Butchery – Martin Place
Incredible menu and I felt like I had gone to meat heaven. A stunning variety of dishes especially the selection from the wood grill.
The dish you must try: Rangers Valley Tomahawk.

A’Mare – Crown Barangaroo

A classic Italian dining experience that takes it to a whole new level. I enjoyed the final prep work at the table, it elevated the dishes and added a touch of theatre.

The dish you must try: Egg spaghetti chitarra and rock lobster with cherry tomatoes, garlic and chili.

Birdman in the bistro: Fun team lunch


MuMu – George St Sydney CBD
A fun southeast Asian street food vibe with delicious dishes to share.
The dish you must try: The nasi goreng is one of the best I’ve tasted- so much flavor.

Spice Alley – Kensington Street Chippendale
Buzzy street food vibe that has a great variety from Malaysian to Japanese. Great for a group & sharing everything.
The dish you must try: Roti canai from Alex Lee Kitchen

Sparrow’s Brekkie Favourites


Bills – Surry Hills
A breakfast institution with incredible creamy scrambled eggs and corn fritters is famous. However, I can’t go past the ricotta hotcakes with banana & honeycomb butter.

Henry Lee’s – Redfern
A wonderful laneway café with a funky warehouse vibe that serves incredible food.
My favorite dish is Henry’s Dream – dream away.

Cheap & cheerful lunch with crew & I’m paying for myself

The Commodore – North Sydney
The $10 lunch specials cover all the classics – burger, schnitty, minute steak

The Dolphin-Surry Hills
Hard to go past the delicious pizzas

Make Easter memorable


Best Hot Cross Buns
Humble Bakery in Surry Hills & the Quay – Another taste sensation similar to their pink icing finger buns.

Best Chocolate Easter Eggs
Normally a fan of Lindt chocolate, however at Easter I can’t go past Koko Black divine eggs.

Pick of the week: Botswana Butchery’s special gold leaf wagu

See also: Friday Foodie – The birdman in the bistro’s first column

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