Shangri-La in stunning Sydney!

Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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The resourceful Travelling Gourmet finds Shangri-La down under …in Sydney…

MAGNIFICENT views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Harbour plus the iconic sea shell-like Sydney Opera House can make you swoon when you stay here in the Shangri-La Sydney. This is where the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck stays when she is in Sydney. Its secluded entrance in the Rocks area is quiet and peaceful. I love this hotel and to wake up after snoozing like a happy baby…and see the marvellous view makes you start your day with a joyous smile. You can draw  or close the curtains of your suite at the touch of a button. One of the best features of the room is that the sockets are adapted for all manner of plugs so you do not need to use any adaptor plugs. Before a scrumptious breakfast in the opulent Horizon Lounge, I like to go for a jolly jog around the area to the Syney Harbour Bridge and just breathe in the salty fresh sea air! The luxurious Horizon Lounge also has Computers with internet access.


Horizon Lounge Breakfast – The chocolate “S” on the Cappuccino stands for Shangri-La!

I adore too the mind blowing Chi Spa and serene indoor swimming pool and gorgeous gym where I can burn Calories and rejuvenate and re-energise.


Fabulous FOOD!

The signature fine dining restaurant called Altitude is on the top floor. It serves French cuisine with a Mod-Oz twist with lovely wines, 36 floors above the Rocks. The seven course Epi-curious Menu is for the true blue gourmet who must try EVERYTHING! The beef, and seafood like lobsters and oysters are especially good. The Cheese platter selected by the Chef before dessert is worthy of mention.
If you are allowed to get very special VIP access to Level 37, the very highest floor just above the restaurant, the views of the environs are to kill for!


The intrepid Travelling Gourmet right at the very top of the Shangri-La Sydney!

At night, the city of Sydney sparkles as if it were covered with thousands of priceless diamonds. Mein guter Freund, the dynamic Austrian GM, Franz Donnhauser is one of the nicest gentlemen I have ever met.


Near the hotel just down the road is a shop that sells groceries & souvenirs at a youth hostel but I recommend you avoid it because the Indian owner is very rude, unhelpful and obnoxious.

Stay here for business and/or pleasure & you will start to understand what gracious living is all about…ENJOY La Dolce Vita in stunning Sydney!! {:-)

Shangri-La SYDNEY
176 Cumberland Street,The Rocks
New South Wales 2000,

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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