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Nove Restaurant: Heaven......
Nove is an authentic Italian Restaurant serving Italian specialties such as pasta, gourmet pizza by the slice, as well as traditional fish and meat dishes.
The restaurant sits on a newly refurbished/old wharf by the water. It has Sydney city skyline views (including the famous Renzo Piano building as shown in the photo), relaxing and refreshing indoor and outdoor seating, and is located close to the centre of the city !
Always the perfect place for a sunny sunday lunch - very relaxing atmosphere. Also great for a birthday dinner with friends - with local bars nearby such as the W hotel, the Tilbury hotel a short walk away .....
The settings are very stylish, new and is sure to impress.
(and for any Gladiator fans, Russell Crowe lives very close by ......;) )
Favorite Dish: I loved the bruschetta, the pastas and the wines !
Woolloomooloo Restaurants: Pies and Hot Dogs all day & night
Harry's Cafe de Wheels
Grab a delicious pie (you can add many topings... like mash potato, tomato sauce, mashed pees, onions, gravy, cheese... whatever pleases you), and sit outside (or stand) and enjoy a nice simple meal.
Many Sydneysiders love to go here, especially around midnight to 3am, and no matter how well off people are, you will get all walks of life coming here.
There is also a photo display of famous people who have been to Harry's.
If you are famous, then the owners will take a photo of you eating your pie or hot dog (or both if you're starving!) and they shall frame it and hang it up on one of their walls.
Woolloomooloo Restaurants: Wool's TOP Restaurants.
Otto -Cowper Wharf - Italian - 93687488
Mantra - Cowper Wharf - Seafood/Italian - 93323822 *Food and atmosphere
China Doll - Cowper Wharf - Asian - 93806744
Akis - Cowper Wharf - Indian - 933324600
The Tilbury Hotel - 12 Nicholson Street - Italian - 93681041
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The Bells Hotel: A beer near Woolloomooloo Bay
I stopped off at The Bells Hotel for a quick beer one lunchtime during my visit to Sydney in April 2006.
This friendly pub, located in an old brick building, stands across the road from Cowper Wharf at Woolloomooloo Bay.
It has a spacious interior with a large screen TV showing sports, a pool table and a handful of beers on tap. It also offers a few tables outdoors. The view isn't the best from the outdoor tables (the wharf can only be seen across busy Cowper Wharf Road), but at least you can enjoy a beer while soaking up the sunshine!
This is exactly what I did - I sat outside with a "schooner" of Victoria Bitter (Cost 4.10 AUD) on a lovely sunny afternoon.
I didn't scrutinise the food menu, but typical pub fare and snacks are available.
A beer in the sun near Cowper Wharf at Woolloomooloo
China Doll: Pacific Rim Fusion - 'China Doll'
There's a bevy of restaurants on this redevelopment, and, from the outside, with their awnings and white-linen clothed outdoor tables, they all look much the same. Its the menu that will determine your selection (and maybe the fact that whilst one is heaving with people, the one next to it may be empty). I approached China Doll with some trepidation (I was meeting a friend and I was early) as it fell into the 'empty' category while the restaurants further along the wharf we're heaving with people, inside and out. Needn't have worried - as it was raining, the restaurant had decided not to open the al fresco dining option.
Two levels, use of 'smoked' glass and charcoal and chocolate colours with white walls and the occasional 'splash' of the Orient (namely wall friezes of white/blue porcelain) provides China Doll a distinctly contemporary look and feel.
Menu is distinctly Pan Asian/Pacific Rim influenced, with a whole bevy of entrees and mains. Not cheap though - entrees between AUD$14-18 and mains on the AUD$30-35 mark.
Favorite Dish: Stir-fried prawns with chilli and tamarind were scrummy (main) as were the grilled baby aubergines with water chestnuts and 'fish' (entree). More delicate was the steamed Fillet of Blue Eye with ginger and chilli and served with Bok Choy.
One entree and two mains more than enough for two people and all, of course, are made to share.
Mrs. MacQuarie's Chair....the little hot dog stand: Grab a dog and some Tim Tams
Another "quickie tip" from pchamlis......
If you've been hanging around Mrs. MacQuarie's Chair taking pictures, and find yourself hungry, you migh wonder to yourself...
"I wonder if the food is OK over at that little hot dog stand?"
Well, the short version of the answer is YES. The food is tasty takeaway, and there's a pretty decent little variety. There are meat pies (as everywhere...although I'd go somewhere like Harry's Cafe de Wheels to try Aussie pies...), hamburgers, hot dogs, various "cut sandwichs" and all sorts of liquid refreshments. I THINK they had beer, too, but I didn't get any on my visit.
Anyway, it's just a little stand, nothing special. But if you're hungry and don't want to walk back to Cowper Wharf or over to the Opera House/Circular Quay areas, you can put the feedbag on here. : )
Favorite Dish: They had good hot dogs, a variety of crisps (potato chips to we Americans) and some other sandwich offerings.
BTW, I also was introduced to another Aussie candy favorite after finishing my hot dog....
Tim Tams. They're a little bit like a cross between the American candy bars Kit-Kats and Twix. Tasty little chocolate cookie-covered goody. Give 'em a whirl. They're nowhere near as good as a Cherry Ripe Bar, but they'll do in a pinch. ; )
The Bells Hotel Pub: Bell's, an honest-to-goodness harborside pub
Bell's is a harborside pub and bar-food establishment that has a lot of local character. Bare walls and stone floors, coupled with terrific service and a friendly staff, make Bell's a great place to have a pint and some snacks.
To tell you the truth, I don't know if the place is still a hotel, too...... If it is, I bet you could find a nicer place to stay in Sydney.
But, if you need to wet your whistle down on Cowper Wharf Road after you've spent all day walking through the Botanic Gardens or down to the Circular Quay, then Bells is a good stop.
Favorite Dish: Nice cold beer, and some hot chips. (French fries to us Americans.)
Just a nice place to enjoy beer and local conversation. You can sit outside, right along the street, if the weather's to your liking. Then, you can talk with the folks walking along Cowper Wharf road, too.
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