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Sydney: Local Take

Three Sydneysiders share their favorite spots in the city.

Louise Olsen

Cofounder, designer, and creative director of Dinosaur Designs

Where I go for...
...a swim in the ocean:
Bronte—a wonderful little cove with a beach near Bondi. There’s great snorkeling.”

...a relaxing Sunday lunch: “Hands down, the cliffside Icebergs Dining Room & Bar ($$$), where you feel like you’re sitting on the water.”

...a casual cocktail and dinner: “At Miss Chu (178 Campbell Parade $$), you can order delicious Singapore Slings with spring rolls and fresh dumplings.”

Matt Moran

Chef, Chiswick restaurant

Where I go for...
...an afternoon pint:
Lord Dudley Public Bar (236 Jersey Rd.) is one of my go-to bars: you can actually sit there and have a beer quietly.”

…burning off calories after lunch:Cooper Park has a huge hill that’s great for running. It’s very family-oriented, with tennis courts and plenty of open space.”

…an afternoon with my son: “The city’s best-kept secret is Gordon’s Bay. I go down to the beach with my little guy, and we feed the groupers.”

Liz Ann Macgregor

Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art

Where I go for...
...an indulgent splurge:
“One of the most revered restaurants in Darlinghurst is Buon Ricordo (108 Boundary St.; $$$$), with truffle pasta to die for.”

…my morning caffeine jolt: “I never pass up a flat white at Artisan Focacceria.”

…takeout after work: Lucio Pizzeria (248 Palmer St.; $$$), in Darlinghurst, serves the best pizza in the city.”


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