I’m originally from Sydney. It’s an exciting city for food and lots of new bars and restaurants have opened since lockdown. One of my favourites is Sean’s Panorama, right across from Bondi Beach. It’s where I always take visitors. Another go-to is Bar Vincent, a neighbourhood wine bar and Italian restaurant which always hits the spot. Then there’s the recently opened Shell House, a stunning restaurant set in a historic clocktower building.
That said, my favourite city in the world has to be Rome. I like to start with breakfast on the go at Forno Campo de’ Fiori – a slice of freshly baked pizza rossa. Then it’s lunch at Rocco Ristorante, where I had the best carbonara last time I visited, followed by an aperitivo and gelato at Ciampini Bar in Piazza di San Lorenzo. After all the walking I can always manage dinner at Roscioli, the perfect spot for people watching. Make sure to sit at the bar.
The last holiday I went on? Austin, Texas. My friends and I had wanted to visit for ages. We didn’t really know what to expect but we had the best time. The city has a great restaurant and bar scene – lots of the big names from LA and New York are opening second and third sites there.
My favourite hotel in the world is Masseria Moroseta in Puglia. It’s a modern white stone farmhouse in a field of olive trees near Ostuni. It’s so peaceful, with only a few bedrooms, and Giorgia the chef is beyond creative. Even if you can’t stay there, book one of her weekly dinners. I’ve visited Puglia several times over the years, and it continues to get better. There are so many amazing little towns and beaches to discover – it’s easy to get lost and away from the touristy bits.