Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Great Restaurant - New Shanghai

So we kicked up our heels on Monday night, got a babysitter and headed out to a restaurant I've been wanting to try for a while, New Shanghai in Chatswood Chase.

I basically just wanted to go there because the decor is so original...

It seriously has you feeling like you're eating in a little outdoor laneway somewhere in China with it's cobbled stone floor, black ceiling, vintage style tables and stools, red flags and umbrellas and cool vintage Chinese ads used as art.

The food was YUUUMMMMOOO too (was too busy chowing down to take a pic). I wanted to order everything from the Dim Sim menu and the food came out quickly.

So if you're in Sydney, go give it a try.

When we got home I asked Alex, the babysitter, how it all went and if there were any dramas...
"No it was all fine" she said... "Will did start crying though, so I went in and he had taken his pants off and his nappy and was sitting there with his nappy in one hand holding it up for me to see."

Ah! I felt so bad, I had told her that he'd be asleep and she could just watch TV...
He's only ever done that once before and it's just Murphy's Law that the only other time he'd choose to take his nappy off in bed is when the babysitter is over. Luckily Alex is a very level headed girl and was fine to put him in a new nappy, make him a bottle and put him back to bed.

Anyway, it was a great day and so nice to get out at night together just the two of us. Have you been to any great restaurants lately?

Have a great hump day :)


  1. What a cool restaurant! I wish I still lived in Sydney so I could go *sigh*. Great to hear you had a good night out Nx

  2. Oooh! I'll have to try it soon.

    ~ Clare x

  3. Looks being recommended new restaurants.
    lol..about Will..Jacq had done that one a few
    Dont feel bad...thats what sitters are for..and Im sure they understand thats what kids do...they cry up..dont want to go to bed..and sometimes feel out of cant always guarantee the most perfectly behaved child...heck...WE mums dont even get the most perfect behaved

  4. Good for you, getting organised like that, Janette. And it *so* doesn't look like the Chase! Now you've tried the babysitter once, you'll have to do it more often. J x

  5. Oh, that looks fabulous Janette. Looks like a great atmosphere! We hardly ever go out for dinner, amybe once last year??!! Lyn is away for work at the moment but when he comes home for a bit next weekend we plan on going somewhere nice for dinner - a real treat for us.
    ps thank you for your lovely comment - I might have to save up a few jars and make more lights!

  6. Think i will have to check that one out! Thanks for the review. Don't suppose you noticed if they had high chairs?? Also may need to speak to you about your baby sitter!?!
    Nice one on Will's behalf - while the cats away....

  7. Looks like a wonderful place to go for a meal and the decor looks fab! Glad you had a nice night out. I've found lately Grace has whipped her nappy off it bed too :)

  8. P.S Just noticed your new profile pic - love it!!

  9. New Shanghai is our fav restaurant at the moment! We go at least once a week & infact are going there for a belated birthday dinner on Friday night with a group of friends! Next time you go make sure you try the squid or prawn in salted egg yolk & the shepherds purse dumplings! ooohh im hungry!

  10. Looks like a fab place Janette! Will definately put it on my list to try xx

  11. Looks very cool! Glad you had chance to have a night out, cheers Katherine

  12. I might have to try that next time I'm in Sydney. I honestly can't remember the last time we went out for dinner. We tend to go to Gold Class so we can do the movie and dinner thing in one go! Sounds like Will had fun too..Rachaelxx

  13. Oh Janette! I hope this is not the start of something. My Hugh, 2 next month, will not leave a nappy on day or night. We have taken to using duct tape on his nappy at night and prematurely toilet training in the day to stop the accidents! I hope this is just a two-time phase for Will! Glad you had a great night out....we all need a good night out once in a while!
    X B

  14. How nice to have a night out just the two of you and that looks like a funky kind of restaurant. Glad you had a nice time. ;-)

  15. Yay! That restaurant looks great! Will have to visit next time I'm the other side of the great divide ;-) sounds like you had a lovely valentines. xx


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