By Rama Gaind
PS News Books
Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012
Edited by Elizabeth Meryment, Helen Yee and Anna Fedeles (Hardie Grant, $29.95, softcover, 311 pages)
There are so many wonderful places to eat in Sydney, but deciding on which ones to include in this comprehensive dining guide would have been a stressful task.
This handbook has a good representation of cuisines and suburbs for all tastes and budgets. More than 700 featured venues offer the widest possible selection of where to eat, drink and play in the harbour city.
It shows off the exceptional, eccentric and striking elements that make these venues worth a visit.
The best restaurants, nifty bars and cheap eats have been divided into area chapters and then into the three categories of restaurants, cheap and cheerfuls and bars.
If a great night out for you involves cranking out the power ballads, check out the top three karaoke bars. You’ll have no problems inspecting places with some old-school charm and a rustic vibe.
A number of top five and 10 lists, including weekend brunch spots, maps and indexes are a bonus.
Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012 recognises that people enjoy eating at an authentic Vietnamese eatery in the outer west as much as they love to splurge on the occasional foray into expensive white-linen fine dining in the CBD.
This international city offers fantastic eating and chic drinking across the city at all levels and at all price points, from glittering restaurants, bistros and ethnic eateries to bars, pubs and cocktail hideaways.
While the line is blurred between fine and casual dining, each venue has been carefully selected to present a cross-section of each of Sydney’s district locales - from the CBD to the Blue Mountains - with causal and schmick options for every area.
Editors Elizabeth Meryment, Helen Yee and Anna Fedele have excelled in presenting a “dynamic perspective on the city’s culinary nuggets”.
Edition 297, 24 January 2012
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