Sydney

A Luxury Weekend Walkthrough of Western Sydney

Sydney is an exciting city to visit, but there’s something really special about its Western region. As with any sprawling city, different parts of town have different appeals and Western Sydney certainly has something for the luxury traveller.

Even better, for a capital city, Sydney is a surprisingly affordable destination – ka ching! Here are our tips for the best places to see and be seen.

Visit the Rosehill Racecourse

Rosehill Race course
A day’s racing at Rosehill always feels super special

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting when Rosehill Racecourse are holding a horse racing event then be sure not to miss it. It’s easier to search online and get your tips for the weekend’s racing ready beforehand, so that you can relax and enjoy the spectacle once you’re at the course.

There’s something breathtaking about watching such powerful animals up close, only made better by the knowledge that you can treat yourself to a nice meal at the restaurant if you win!

Stay at the Ovolo Wooloomoolloo Hotel

Although the name of the hotel is a bit of a mouthful, the Ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo is a great place to make your base for a long weekend. The hotel is in a peaceful location, just away from the real hustle and bustle, which means you can get a great night’s sleep, but also be close to the action come morning.

The loft suites are the big draw of this hotel, offering a sleek, chic and minimal design and the biggest beds you’re likely to find in the city. Lofts enjoy views out onto Sydney Harbour, which is breathtaking all the time but particularly beautiful at night. Be sure to treat yourself to a tipple in the bar one evening too.

Eat at Quoi Dining

Quoi Dining
The plates at Quoi Dining are each their own work of art

Australia is known for its focus on bold flavours and fresh produce, so finding great food is usually pretty easy.

Finding truly excellent food however, is a little more difficult, but Quoi Dining certainly deliver. Their chef has trained in Michelin Star kitchens and now has taken the reins. The menu seamlessly fuses together the punchiness of Australian cuisine with the refined nature of French cooking. As you eat you can watch your meal being prepared and plated in the open kitchen.

Opting for a tasting menu is definitely worthwhile, each course is like a miniature work of art. The plating is exquisite and the flavour combinations, whilst sometimes unusual, are always delicious. The focus is absolutely on the freshness and quality of ingredients – it takes a talented chef to create such beautiful combinations whilst retaining this level of balance.

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