Support Your Local! Christian Blair Annata NSW

Whether it’s cocktails, wine or exceptional food, Sydneysiders head to Chef-hatted Annata  restaurant in Crows Nest for eating, drinking and having fun with friends.

Have you ever wondered where GM Christian Blair goes for fun and fine fare after work?
We asked him for his favourite local spots to dine, wine and generally have a good time.

Support Your Local! Christian Blair Annata NSW

Where do you go to splurge?

Hard to go past Ormeggio at The Spit, when it’s time to ball on this side of the bridge…I can’t wait to get in to try Ormerggio 2.0, I’m sure it’s going to be a knockout.
Support Your Local! Christian Blair Annata NSW

Your go-to coffee spot?

My local spots are The Steam Engine in Chatswood for a killer coffee, but if I want to sit in and have lunch, I can’t go past Dose in Willoughby – it’s a neighbourhood classic and just keeps getting better.

The best spot to banish a hangover?

Depends what time I wake up! I love the gara shoyu ramen at Manpuku Ramen  on Victoria Avenue, or if I’m game for a little drive, the fish burger from Fin Fine Fish & Chips has saved my life a few times…

Where do your staff go after work?

The Foxtrot Inn on Falcon Street is the late-night choice for a drink after work. Their service and beverage offering just keeps improving – they could go toe-to-toe for venues after midnight anywhere in Sydney, I’d say.

Best date night venue?

Besides Annata? I’ve always had a good time at Sunset Sabi in Manly, it’s a fun and relaxed joint, the food is delicious and they have good drinks…sounds like an ideal date to me?
 Support Your Local! Christian Blair Annata NSW

When you’re craving something sweet?
I’m a big fan of Gelateria Gondola in Chatswood – delicious list of classics and good special flavours as well.

The best spot to indulge in seafood?

Without having even been, I’m going to say Ormeggio 2.0 – I have zero doubts the team there has put together Sydney’s best seafood offering, hands down.

Best brunch spot?

Not sure if you’d call it a brunch spot per se, but Sunday lunch at Khao Pla guarantees a good day. The food is fresh and delicious and they have a solid drink offering for a Thai joint.

Where’s your favourite local? Click here to tell us where you hang out and help us Support Your Local in these crazy times.