Friday Foodie: The birdman in the bistro is back with eight great options

Friday Foodie

Sparrow’s guide to some of Sydney’s finest lunch spots

As agencies and media companies spend more days in the office in force this year, Mediaweek columnist, and legendary Sydney diner, Greg Graham updates the Mediaweek audience with establishments that should be on their lunch list.

On the Corporate Expense account for a VIP client

Jane – Surry Hills

A charming bistro that feels very neighbourhood and special. Named after the owner’s gran it really is a very homely place with excellent food.

The dish you must try: Jane’s pink cake is a delight, deconstructed layer of vanilla sponge, strawberries, meringue, and ruby chocolate.

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Ursula’s – Paddington

Another elegant neighbourhood place in a well-known terrace location in Paddington. Great quality food overall including a great pork chop with a Paris mash that was excellent.

The dish you must try: Moreton Bay bug pasta with parmesan, crustacean butter.

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Ursula’s – Paddington. Used to be a favourite for another generation as Darcys

Fun team lunch

Da Orazio – Bondi

Back where it all began with a great selection of pizzas and delicious Italian fare to share with a great buzz. So many of the brilliant staff are back it feels so warm and welcoming.

The dish you must try: My favourite is still the tagliatelle wagyu beef ragu.

Manly Pavilion – Manly

A new boathouse with a fresh coastal look in a brilliant location that’s just as much fun as the other boathouses. This fresh new vision for this prized location by the water is just perfect.

The dish you must try: Crab toast & lobster flatbread are hard to go past as starters.

Brekkie Favourites

Meet Gerard – Alexandria

A buzzy corner spot with a yummy menu for brekkie.

The dish you must try: Granny Smith French toast with apples, berries, salted caramel, ricotta, and nine spice crumble.

Concrete Jungle – Chippendale

A local gem has reopened and is serving up delicious insta-worthy food.

The dish you must try: Blueberry and lemon ricotta hotcakes that are so light & fluffy.

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

The Terminus – Pyrmont

Pub classics taken up a notch, great schnitzel, bangers & mash plus a delicious lamb shoulder for two.

Forresters – Surry Hills

Good selection of pub food with a great roast of the week plus the classics such as fish & chips, steak, burgers, and a good fish pie.

Dish of the day: Jane’s potato side dish is heaven … layered potatoes, whey and brown butter sauce with cured egg yolks, and grated cheese on top.

See also:
Birdman in the Bistro: Mimi’s in Coogee and Lucky Kwong in South Everleigh

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