Old Wharf Restaurant I’d had a recommendation to check out the Old Wharf Restaurant at the Macq 1 Hotel so popped along on a bright and bracing lunchtime to give it a look. It had the feel of a new or recently refurbished place with some settling in still to do. I got the impression …

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Stillwater Tasmania! My first port of call on a three day sojourn to the island was Launceston. I was unaware of the city’s existence prior to one of the helpful bartenders at 1806 suggesting if I had time it was worth flying into Launceston, spending a night there, then wending my way across the island …

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Matsuya My quest for mid-market Singapore options led me to follow a recommendation from my friend Claire to give Matsuya, a sushi place near Raffles Hotel, a look. Kaiseki – the Japanese tasting menu dinner style from which many western cooking styles draw inspiration – is scarcely an accepted (or acceptable) definition of mid-market but …

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Newton Food Centre The hawker food centres of Singapore offer an impressive array both in terms of diversity of options and quality of the fare. One that is towards the top end of quality is the Newton food centre. Add in the fact that it features in the recent film Crazy Rich Asians and its …

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Maxwell Food Centre My original intention on a rainy Saturday morning had been to head to much vaunted Amoy Street Food Centre, but finding that closed for spring cleaning, I headed just along the road to the Maxwell Food Centre. This place is home to a well-regarded Hainese chicken stall visited by Anthony Bourdain, but …

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