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Lifestyle : Sydney, The Harbour City 2011
1HERSA1 0006 You don't need to leave the city to have an amazing experience in nature. From spectacular walks to unexpected island adventures, there's something for everyone in Sydney Harbour National Park. Breathtaking experiences--- right on your doorstep FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.WILDWILDWORLD.COM.AU/SYDNEY DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF SYDNEY HARBOUR NATIONAL PARK 6 Friday, October 7, 2011 smh.com.au Dine out on sumptuous views Great food is a natural match with the world-beating beauty of Sydney's pre-eminent waterway, writes Scott Bolles. Topintown...Quay restaurant and its glittering vista. Photo: James Alcock 1 I n a city where few things are as prized as a harbourfront position, it was the case in restaurant circles for many years that the better the water view, the worse the food. How times have changed. Sydney now has a collection of restaurants worthy of its grandest waterway. Our shoreline is home to grand dining and quick, clever eateries that won't strip your wallet. Here are a few of its real gems. Big night out 1. Quay, Circular Quay MasterChef drew Australia's attention to Quay's snow egg dessert but the rest of the culinary world has been awake to this Circular Quay gastro temple for some time. Quay has been a steady climber on the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant list, clocking in this year at an impressive 26th. Peter Gilmore is a chef at the peak of his powers. He might quietly seduce with a salad of breakfast radishes with pine resin, flick the switch with pig jowl washed with prunes and cauliflower, then finish with a wild cherry compote so good, it deserves to be gift wrapped. The slightly angled windows also mean that at night, less light bounces back, showcasing the wondrous Circular Quay views. People's palace 2. Malaya, King Street Wharf The Malaya was founded in 1963 by a merchant seaman who emigrated from Hong Kong, so it was fitting that when the restaurant moved from George Street a decade ago it was to a harbour setting. Responsible for educating an earlier generation of Sydneysiders about south-east Asian food, Malaya's signature classics strike a timeless chord: lightly battered prawns in a Penang-style curry and a high- voltage eggplant dish amped up with chilli. A slice of the harbour 3. Hugos Manly It's hard to beat a slice of Italy's favourite while perched on Sydney's glamorous waterway. The menu at Hugos Manly isn't just about pizza but there's something intoxicating about the combination of doughy simplicity coupled with some of the best pizza-eating water views this side of the Grand Canal in Venice. SPECIAL REPORT
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