City of Romance



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A couple of days for couples - a lovely old-fashioned B&B, along with the top sites of Sydney, capped with dinner in a spectacular revolving resturant. The next day, ghost your way across town in a hot-air baloon, before eating at one of Sydney's finest Vietnamese resturants.

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Author: JHN


Day 1 - Sydney


First thing to do is check into your hotel. Simpson's of Potts Point is a lovely place for a couple. Potts Point is a character filled suburb nestled close to the harbour, with beautiful early 20th century architecture. The place itself is a nice old place, atmospheric and with all the thrills. After a little while settling in and getting comfortable, set out into the world. Stop 1: Yum Cha at Bodhi Restaurant. The Yum Cha here is superb, and the location even more enviable, with the restaurant located under the combined shadows of some large fig trees and St Mary's Catholic Church, and outdoor tables allowing you to make the most of Sydney's wonderful weather. Take your time - romance cannot be hurried, after all. Later, wander down through the beauty of the Royal Botanical Gardens, where there are wonderful views out over the Opera House and The Harbour Bridge. As it turns to dusk, either grab a cab or the train out across the bridge to Blues Reserve, from where you can watch the spectacular show as the sun sets over the city - the views are amazing. Perhaps the only place that can best the views from Blues Point Reserve are those from the Summit restaurant, hundreds of metres above street level. The food is good at this revolving restaurants, the cocktails expert, and it makes for a wonderful place to end you evening.


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Simpson's of Potts Point

Location:

8 Challis Avenue
Potts Point
2011 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: 61 2 9356 2199
fax: 61 2 9356 4476


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Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Location:

Cumberland St
(or Milsons Point on the north shore)
2000 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 (0)2 9255 1788
fax: +61 2 9240 1122


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Summit Restaurant (The)

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Location:

264 George Street
Level 47, Australia Square
2000 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: 61 2 9247 9777
fax: 61 2 9251 2539


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Bodhi Restaurant

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Location:

2-4 College St
Lower Level Cook and Phillip Park
2000 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: 61 2 9360 2523
fax: +61 2 9360 1443


5

Royal Botanic Gardens

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Location:

Mrs Macquaries Road
2000 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: 61 2 9231 8111
fax: 61 2 9231 8054


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Blues Point Reserve

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Location:

Blues Point Road
McMahons Point
2060 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 (0)2 9255 1788


Day 2 - Sydney, Camden


Make sure that you sleep in, of course. But a time comes when one must rise, and Bills 2 is as good a place as any to ease that pain - it is run by a local celebrity chef, and is popular. It does good alfresco modern Australian, and specialises in breakfast, but around trendy Surry Hills, the suburb where it is to be found, there are any number of cafes that do breakfasts just as good. Afterwards, head off towards Parramatta, the geographic heart of Sydney, where you will find Balloon Aloft. A balloon trip is a wonderful way to see the city, quiet and whispering above to roaring metropolis. You will come down to earth with a whole other perspective on the place. Later on, wander through the buzzing Vietnamese metropolis within a metropolis of Cabramatta. A particularly good place to eat here is Thanh Binh - expertly prepared food that caters to a European palette.


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Bills 2

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Location:

359 Crown Street
Surry Hills
2010 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: 61 2 9360 4762


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Thanh Binh

Location:

52a John Street
Cabramatta
2166 Sydney, Australia

Contact:

tel: 61 2 9727 9729


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Balloon Aloft

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Location:

Camden Airport, Macquarie Grove Rd
2570 Camden, Australia

Contact:

tel: Toll Free: 1800 028 568
fax: +61 2 4655 5757


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