Rachel Khoo


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April 27th, 2016

My latest dining discoveries

One of my favourite things about traveling the world is the new and exciting restaurants and foodie joints I get to discover along the way. I’ve been jet-setting quite a lot this past year, so in the spirit of celebrating ‘wine and dine’ week over on Khoollect, I thought I’d share some of my recent discoveries from around the globe (you may have spotted some of these on my Instagram feed).

I’m completely unpretentious when it comes to food, so my latest finds are a mix of super casual, ethnic and a bit more ‘special occasion’.


The Royal Standard – Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 1XT
Head to the Royal Standard for a stunning old-world aesthetic and tasty down-to-earth pub food. The Sunday roast was brilliant!

Poco Tapas Bar – Broadway Market, London E29AP
Poco offers delicious Spanish-style tapas in one of London’s hippest areas of town.

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Poco, London


Little Saigon Paza – Brankstown, Sydney 2200
This plaza is dedicated to bringing visitors a uniquely Asian eating experience. There’s a huge selection of eateries, a covered food market and more.

Harpoon Harry – Surry Hills, Sydney 2010
Morgan McClone, the man behind Melbourne’s amazing Belles Hot Chicken, has taken over the reigns at Harpoon Harry for the remainder of 2016 and put his signature southern-states-of-America twist on things.

Harpoon Harry, Sydney

Din Tai Fung – Chatswood, Sydney 2067
Makers of some of the most amazing dumplings, this place is worth a visit if you’re in Sydney. I’m never disappointed.

Din Tai Fung, Sydney

Din Tai Fung, Sydney

Chiswick – Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000
Located in a beautiful gallery space, Chiswick offers delicious food served at large communal dining tables with views across the Sydney Harbour.

Doughheads – Newcastle, Sydney 2300
I’m always a sucker for a delicious doughnut, and the ones at Doughheads are hard to beat. There’s everything from the staple cinnamon and sugar to salty nut, lemon meringue, and apple crumble.

Doughheads, Sydney

Doughheads, Sydney


Lune Croissanterie – Fitzroy, Melbourne 3065
I’m pretty adamant that Lune Croissanterie founder Kate Reid makes the best pastries outside Paris. If my advice isn’t enough to convince you, then the queue of people waiting every morning to get their hands on fresh croissants, and their delicious fillings, surely will. Head over to Khoollect and check out Kate’s tips for mastering croissants at home.

Pope Joan – Brunswick East, Melbourne 3057
Run by the talented Matt Wilkinson, Pope Joan has a strong focus on using fresh locally sourced fruit and vegetables. Try Matt’s recipe for this delicious rice rose-geranium-stewed blueberries with creamed rice pudding.

Pope Joan, Melbourne. Photo by Jacqui Melville

Pope Joan, Melbourne. Photo by Jacqui Melville

Belle’s Hot Chicken – Fitzroy, Melbourne 3065
If you love Southern-style fried chicken as much as I do, then I strongly suggest you get yourself along to chef Morgan McGlone’s relaxed eatery to sample some of the best. Morgan shares his tips for making fried chicken at home over on Khoollect.


Du Pain et Des Idees – 34 Rue Yves Toudic, Paris 75010

This is my absolute favourite bakery in Paris and I always drop in when visiting the city. The pistachio and chocolate snails are out of this world.

Du Pain et Des Idees

Du Pain et Des Idees

Aux Deux Amix – 45 Rue Oberkampf, Paris 75011
This place has bucketloads of atmosphere and is great for people watching. Sample their delicious selection of wines and accompanying small plates.

Viande & Chef – 38 Rue de Lancry, Paris 75010
Viande & Chef has a great selection of delicious meats and charcuterie. They also do amazing picnic bags stuffed with delicious goodies and homemade boeuf bourguignon for takeout.


Green Rabbit – Tegnérgatan 17, Stockholm 111 40
Specifically a rye bread bakery, Green Rabbit offers a range of delicious baked goods. Definitely worth a stop next time your in this picturesque city.

Head over to Khoollect if you’d like more great suggestions on places to shop, dine, and hang out when visiting the destinations above. Here’s just a little taste of what you’ll find:

A foodie’s mini guide to Sydney

Khoollector’s top coffee spots: from Paris to Melbourne

Rachel Khoo’s 24 hours in Paris

London’s top five spots to get your fashion fix

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2 thoughts on “My latest dining discoveries

  1. Sydney is my adopted home and I love it here but as a native Novocastrian (someone hailing from Newcastle), I am pleased to see a Newcastle spot named. It would be remiss of me, however, if I didn’t mention that Newcastle is not in Sydney. It’s a city in it’s own right, the second largest in NSW!

    I am going to check out some of those Melbourne spots when I’m there next month. Thanks!!

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