The Art Cafe: a fancy Cafe in Murrurundi
This is a tiny bar in a private wooden house along the main road in Murrurundi. I was actually looking for the great works of art that I saw around the building and finally I got to this tiny bar and its romantic terrace facing the garden and some more works of art there.
You will find some more pics about this Art-Cafe in the travelogues of my Murrurundi-page
Favorite Dish: I had an espresso on the terrace and a nice chat with the lady, who is also the artist, who made many of these great works of art.Dont miss to take a look at the terrace as well, it looks very romantic and lots of art-birds are flying there as well !Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Food and Dining
The Pub With No Beer: The Pub in the song
Yes, just as the song says, there really was a Pub with No Beer - you can find it in the tiny hamlet of Taylors Arm in the beautiful hill country inland from Macksville on New South Wales' mid-north coast. The pub, once known as The Cosmopolitan ( was that ever a mis-nomer!!), found its moment of fame when a song written about the plight of local drinkers went to No 1 on th hit parades back in the 60s. Then the pub was the haunt of timber workers in the area, now it's a popular watering hole serving great pub meals on its wide shady verandahs. When it was threatened with closure a few years back, the local community bought it, changed its name, set about making it a venue for country music and put Taylors Arm on the tourist map. It's recently been sold again and the new owners are all set to make sure the old pub loses none of its popularity.
Easter each year sees the Pub with No Beer Festival drawing big crowds, weekends are always busy when the weather's fine, but mid-week is usually quite peaceful. You choose.
And don't worry - the pub never runs out of beer these days - they have their own micro-brewery on the premises.
The name Taylors Arm? That refers to the tributary of the Nambucca River that runs through the valley - an "arm" of the river, Taylor a local property company.
Favorite Dish: Enormous "Aussie"-style hamburgers served with "the lot" between fresh-baked buns - lots of fresh salad (including, of course, beetroot), a fried egg, melted cheese, tomato sauce (never ketchup), onions fresh and fried - I did say "the lot", and a mountain of chips on the side - you won't want to eat again for the rest of the day!Related to:
- Historical Travel
Doyle's at Circular Quay: Sydney: Lunch on the Rocks
When you are in New South Wales, you will have plenty of choices when it comes to restaurants. One of the best spots I have ever been able to enjoy a meal and people watch however would have to be Doyle's.
Doyle's is located in the Circular Quay (pronounced "Key") which is the main entry point to Sydney from the other parts of the metropolitan area. We had just come in on our ferry from Manly, and sat down for a nice lunch.
Favorite Dish: Sarah had some wonderful scallops, and I enjoyed the avocado and prawn salad!
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