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china doll – slick product from somewhere in asia

 As you know, your camel loves an asian feed. The more the meal smells of something I can’t quite place, the better.  

There’s a lot to like about China Doll. The menu hits all the right buttons for the modern asian-cuisine diner.

Only quibble is that it hits all the buttons of all the asian cuisines on the one menu…

The execution is standard, but reliable, and balanced; the wine list offers the right choices, at standard restaurant prices, and the service is confident, without being elitist. 

So this is a place that won’t let you down, but it won’t take you to any etherial heights either.


Vini – a classic remains ?

There was a time that vini was a best kept secret. The boys have moved on to Berta and others, so how does it stack up now? Continue reading

Wine Library – borrower’s paradise

                              This place hits the bullseye in Woollahra. Only a place of this quality can make it in an otherwise desolate Oxford St. Great food (better than it’s parent “buzo” around the corner) and excellent wines, in an atmosphere pioneered in Oz at Zigolini’s in the 80’s….

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