troy rhoades-brown, eat & drink insider knowledge

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Troy Rhoades-Brown is our Australian young restaurateur 2014 and head chef/co-owner of Muse Restaurant in the Hunter Valley. Check out Troy’s favourite local places to go up and around his home town as well as cross Sydney.

favourite coffee spots

Simply D’Vine, Nulkaba
Locals secret

Three Bean, Beaumont St Hamilton
Consistent – Friendly – Fast

One Penny Black – Hunter St Mall Newcastle
Passionate barista’s

favourite casual eateries

Ms G’s, Kings Cross
Funky casual Modern Asian dining – Crispy Pork Hock, kimchi and slushies

Monopole, Potts Point
Fantastic wine list, friendly staff, creative, flavour forward share food

Chur Burger, Surry Hill
Cracking burgers, salted caramel milkshakes, sweet potato fries with chilli salt.

favourite restaurants

Sepia Restaurant,Sussex Street Sydney
sharp, smooth and friendly service. Amazing forward thinking food. An memorable culinary expereince

Rockpool, Bridge Street Sydney
Impressive polished service. The food is a beautiful balance of Rockpool classics and Phil Woods contemporary approach. A true fine dining gem

Mr Wong
, Bridge Street Sydney
Somewhere to just order a silly amount of food, plough through dish after dish of salty, sweet, hot deliciousness

favourite bars

Eau De Vie, Darlinghurst
for fantastic cocktails and rosemary buttered popcorn

Four in Hand, Paddington
for the bar snacks, Roasted bone marrow, toasted sourdough and celeriac remoulade

Gin Garden – Establishment, Sydney
Just a nice place to grab a quiet corner, read the paper and choose for 25 different gins

favourite markets

Newcastle Farmers Markets, Newcastle
Quality seasonal local fruit vegetables and meats

Organic Feast, East Maitland
Fantastic range of organic fruit and vegetables, jarred ferments, local dairy products and a great little cafe

The Essential Ingredient, Newcastle
Excellent range of imported cheeses and quality grains and preserves

favourite interstate restaurants

All of the above!!

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