Nathaniel Fave Foodie Spots Sydney vs Melbourne

Music superstar Nathaniel travels a lot performing around the country but calls Melbourne home, a frequent Sydney visitor Nathaniel has now become an Ambassador for The Star Sydney so we thought we’d find out some of his favourite Melbourne vs Sydney eats.


Here are some of his favourite picks beginning with Melbourne then of course Sydney.
Melbourne Faves
Top Paddock on the cusp of Richmond – South Yarra -Breakfast  “Eggs Benedict – with pulled pork”
Nobu – Dinner – Everything
Kong – Lunch of Dinner “Spicy chicken, beef, lemon grass”
Jimmy Grants – Greek inspired Food owned by Master Chef judge GeorgeCalombaris
Sydney Faves
Sokyo – Beautiful Asian food
Osteria Balla Manfredi – Lunch or Dinner – Italian food
BLACK by ezard –  lunch or Dinner – Fresh Seafood & Amazing Steaks & Meat Dishes
Sushi train – Oxford St in Oxford Square
Rockpool – amazing steaks, simple and all about flavour
If you’re keen to try any of Nathaniel’s fave foodie picks from Sydney then you’ll be happy to know  that The Star Sydney, has launched its “Summer Hits” of events, food and drink offerings to keep you cool this summer.

The Star has something to suit all tastes, including daily happy hour from 5pm – 7pm every day at all bars within The Star, giving you the perfect reason to knock off work early or start your night basking in the last of the sunshine. Enjoy your drop at BLACK Bar where house made ingredients such as ginger beer and grenadine are all part of a revival of your favourite classics; Balla Apperativi Bar to explore Italian cocktails and wines or perhaps a unique Japanese twist at Sokyo Lounge takes your fancy.



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Food lovers can also rejoice with a range of experiences to sample and savour where special dining experiences shouldn’t be saved for the weekend. Early summer dinners are a thing at The Star with Sokyo, BLACK by ezard and Osteria Balla Manfredi offering a one course meal with a wine or beer for $40 from Monday – Thursday, arriving before 6.30pm. Mid-week dining never looked so good.

The Star understands the need for a’ quickie’, so the time poor need not worry. Enjoy express lunches at The Century with an offer of $49 for two people or one course starting at $19 at Osteria Balla Manfredi where you can enjoy fine-dining without the price tag or the wait.

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Balla-Agnolotti filled with Wild Greens

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For those that still relish a long lunch, weekends at BLACK by ezard are the place to be with its special weekend three-course Champagne lunch menu for $125.


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No summer is complete without a quintessential Sunday session. Whether it be at Sky Terrace rooftop bar with harbour views, DJs and Corona buckets, or Rock Lily with live hip hop, RnB, DJs and $12 coconut margaritas, either option is the perfect way to see out the weekend.

A buzzing summer is set at The Star, so make the most of the array of offerings and summer hits, also including:

  •   Bottles of Moet & Chandon at $99 and magnums priced at $175 at The Star’s top bars
  •   Replenish at Fat Noodle or Fuel for only $12.95 for a wonderful lunch
  •   Sokyo brings modern Japanese to Sydney with a set menu at $55 for those in the mood for a long lunch
  •   Treat yourself every Tuesday to a regular espresso style coffee at Antidote for only $2
  •   Stay at The Darling or Astral Tower and Residences, Monday – Thursday between 16 November – 21 January and receive 20% off selected restaurants, bars and spa treatments during your stay plus a bottle of wine on arrival.

For more information on The Star’s Summer Hits, visit

by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme