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Aus / NZ trip coming up, different take on recommendations question

Thanks, will put those on my list. Very much appreciated.

Aus / NZ trip coming up, different take on recommendations question

Thanks, have heard about the fish and chips in Lorne and that is on my list. WIll take a look at swinging through Bellarine enroute from GOR back to Melbourne. Thanks

Will keep searching the board for Sydney / Melbourne. I have found all the higher end spots on the board already, so they are very well represented. However am slowly picking the threads apart picking up recommendations for what I am looking for, anything you might have to add would be appreciated but you are correct in that I have a list started for Syd / Mel already.

Aus / NZ trip coming up, different take on recommendations question

Thanks for the suggestions, will take a look at each of them. Sounds like what I am looking for. Very much appreciated. Since ChCH is your area, any thoughts on Akaroa or Kaikoura since they are close?

Aus / NZ trip coming up, different take on recommendations question

HI, have been through the boards here and have some great ideas for higher end places to go.

What I am looking for here, which is sprinkled a bit through other threads, is the following

For this type of travel, eating for about 3/4 of the days go as follows

Up early, looking for a great breakfast spot. Very active morning, Look for great, casual lunches, an can go to higher end places for lunch service instead of dinner sometimes, however really good, simple fresh seafood on the beach with a beer or a great pub lunch on a patio, fresh sushi / fish and chips from a great takeout spot, etc.. is more appealing than sti down linen service most days. Often, by dinnertime we are exhausted, and often stock up on wine, good cheeses, fruit, bread, etc.. and eat in (do not like paying high end prices for a meal when I can barely keep my eyes open, but every 3rd or 4th day we do slow down during the day to go out for a nice restaurant meal).

Looking for recommendations for great breakfast and casual lunch (pub / beach / local fav restaurant) spots to hit enroute. On any given day we can end up anywhere, so I tend to map these out and wherever we end up, we look for our list of what is close.

Places we are going to include in the trip (some 1 day, some 3 - 4 days): Sydney, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Queenstown, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Christchurch. anywhere in those areas would be great. We are going to other areas as well but food is covered there already.

Will be happy to report back when done, but anyone who has ideas that fit the great breakfast and great casual lunch type spots would be ideal. Also, any local markets to get some back in the hotel make our own light fare meals to nibble over some wine meals would be appreciated as well.


Thanksgiving out in downtown Toronto

Hi all, never have in my life gone out for Thanksgiving dinner before. Looking for something downtown that is recommended for 4 adults to go to for Thanksginving dinner, likely on Sunday, maybe even a brunch if it is open until mid afternoon at least.

I know about King Eddie, Royal York, and Casa Loma

Anything else out there that is worth checking into? Planning on somethng closer to traditional, but willing to consider variations if they are worth it.

Although I love kids, not sure if we are looking for a place with more kids than adults for this particular meal.

Thanks for any input.

Good Pubs in Clearwater

Hello all, heading to Largo / Clearwater on a guys trip for 1 1/2 weeks. Will do a variety of eating and have our seafood, BBQ, etc.. all covered off. Would like to find something like a good "local" that has a decent variety of beer and better then average "pub" food to hit a few times over the stay. Standard stuff, good burgers, good wings, does a decent steak. Nice patio would be a bonus. Kinf od your stereotypical place to watch a game, have a beer, and eat food that tastes good but is not necessarily good for you.

Any recommendations, we will be in Largo so that area is best but will be travelling around a fair bit.

Jan 22, 2009
pendlebg in Florida

Slightly Upscale Near Bathurst & Adelaide

Thuet, Niagara Street Cafe and the Bungalow Cafe would all be within 10 minutes.