Posts Tagged With: The Rocks

​The Orient @The Rocks, Sydney

2016-08-19-20-03-05When we did our first Sydney Free Day Walking Tour on the second day, the guide highly recommended that we try Kangaroo meat, which tastes delicious when cooked to medium rare or rare, but becomes very tough when overcooked.

She also suggested a few places that we can go, and we eventually came to the Dining Room at The Orient, after our second Sydney Free Night Walking Tour by the same company.

It was actually a very busy pub on the ground floor, a restaurant on the second floor (or first floor, according to Australians) which was relatively much quieter, and a night club on the top floor.

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​Pancakes on the Rocks @The Rocks, Sydney


Pancakes on the Rocks is a must-visit for tourists, and I had a taste of it many years ago during my work trip, and figured that I had to bring hubby here!

This was actually pre-lunch, for we were still trying to arrange to meet Ms I elsewhere, when we found that this place was practically empty!

What a stark contrast, as compared to the previous evening that we walked by and the queue was oh-so-long. Without much hesitation, we walked in 😛

We shared an Aussie Sunrise (A$15.95), which consisted of two buttermilk pancakes with whipped butter, bacon, an egg, grilled banana, and pineapples.

Erm, hubby thought that this place felt very American, and the pancake was just normal. Oh well, we will just check this off our list as a been-there-done-that 🙂


  • Location: 4 Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia (Google Map)
  • Directions: Take the train to Circular Quay Station and walk to The Rocks
  • Hrs: Open 24 hours
  • Reservation: (02) 9247 6371
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​La Renaissance Patisserie & Cafe @The Rocks, Sydney

2016-08-18-15-50-02Our main purpose in visiting Melbourne and Sydney this year was to visit our friends in these 2 cities. So we arranged to meet Ms I almost everyday while we were here. Haha…

After the morning walking tour and delicious pizza lunch, we took a slow stroll to meet Ms I at this little cafe at The Rocks.

La Renaissance was founded in 1974 and moved to the current old building in The Rocks in 1992. The counter in the building is very small with a colourful and beautiful display of cakes and French pastries. They do however have tables out front of the cafe on Argyle street and a courtyard cafe inside the premises.

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