The Best Restaurants in Burwood For 2023
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The Best Restaurants in Burwood For 2024

Be it a big night out with friends or simply a Saturday lunch for two, time to secure a table at these Burwood standouts.

By Kanebridge News
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 4:13pmGrey Clock 5 min

1. Soi 25  Thai Restaurant and Bar 

Soi 25  Thai Restaurant and Bar 

High – end Thai restaurant located in the heart of Burwood, Soi 25 has an elegant fitout, perfect for dates, friends, family or business and is located less than a 5-minute walk from the Coca Cola sign.    

Soi 25 Restaurant and Bar serves delicious modern and beautifully presented Thai dishes inspired by Thai street food classics.  The focus is on using fresh ingredients to deliver the bold and adventurous flavours of Thailand to its patrons. 

 The menu has been specially created by the talented Head Chef Ken Pongsakorn who has more than 15 years of experience working with renowned Thai restaurants across Sydney.  

Ken has developed a contemporary take on Thai food and prides himself on showcasing the authentic taste of Thailand using a fusion of traditional and modern cooking techniques. 

Recent specials have included Hokkaido Seared Chilli Scallop (seared Japanese scallop with crispy salmon skin, black caviar and watermelon dressed with chilli, lime, garlic and coriander sauce), Crispy Whole Snapper (Deep fried whole snapper, fillet into bite sizes topped with mango salad and cashew nuts ), Crab Thick Soup (Crab meat, coconut cream  with soya bean paste and tamarind sauce) and the Tom Yum Seafood Hotpot  (Classic Thai spicy soup infused with chilli jam, galangal, lemongrass, eschalot, lime,   kaffir lime leaf, fish sauce, coriander, mushroom and tomato served in a hotpot )  

The banquet menu is excellent value, a generous selection of dishes with dessert.  The desserts here are particularly good and should not be missed.  

Fully licensed 

Bookings strongly advised but you can get lucky on the day. 

Website

www.soi25burwood.com.au

Address

226 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134

Telephone

02 93681620 

Email

info@soi25.com.au  

2. Spicy Joint  

Spicy Joint  

Spicy Joint can be a bit spicy (refer to name of restaurant). The menu offers a big range of dishes, many not often seen—be adventurous and try something new!  Spicy pork slices with chengdu cold noodles, spicy fish, spicy chicken and jellyfish are excellent. Best version of the classic Gong Po Chicken in ages.  

The dishes offered are made from traditional  recipes and are packed full of flavour with many options to choose from. Big portion sizes for most dishes.  

Clean, modern fit out. Great good, good spot for friends and family. 

Website

none but you can order takeaway on google 

Telephone

(02) 9744 9778 

Address

35A Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134 

 

3. Onyx Grill

Onyx Grill 

Onyx Grill is a premium destination inspired by the surrounding environment and modern Australian cuisine. Onyx Grill Restaurant Burwood is a fine dining venue focusing on Australian Steak & Seafood combined with award winning wines & premium service. Highlights from the menu include the steaks, the salmon tataki, and king prawn.  

Onyx Grill features bespoke dry aging cabinets which store the quality meat and fish on offer. Much of the menu is prepared on an open fire that uses  natural timber such as Iron Bark sourced from the Blue Mountains or over charcoal in the Mibarasa oven. 

Onyx Grill’s menu philosophy is to use the finest Australian ingredients, with the best seasonal produce, cooked over natural fire.​  

The elegant modern interior offers tables and private rooms. Perfect for friends, date night, family and small events.  

Website

https://onyxgrill.com.au/ 

Telephone

(02) 8889 3915 

Address

Crown Plaza Burwood, Ground Floor, 60 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134 

4. Rengaya Casual Dining 

Rengaya Casual Dining 

Rengaya Casual Dining is a top-quality Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant.  

As the name says, Rengaya Casual Dining is a nicely casual place that offers traditional Japanese BBQ dishes like beef & seafood, along with sushi and a broad selection of beer and cocktails. 

The menu includes both a la carte and all you can eat options.  

The alcohol selection is a great match for the food and the location.  To drink, there are a range of Japanese beers, top-shelf whisky, shochu and umeshu (plum wine), with some selections available in tasting flights.  

The quality of the food and the service is excellent

Rengaya Casual Dining’s industrial design and light timber beams on the restaurant’s exterior create a calm and welcoming atmosphere. Covid rules permitting there are also two tatami-style private rooms, each accommodating up to twelve people. 

Website

burwoodrengaya.com.au 

Telephone

0499 202 818

Address

Emerald Square Burwood  Level 2/27-31 Belmore St, Burwood NSW 2134 

5. Apandim Uyghur Restaurant Burwood 

Apandim Uyghur Restaurant Burwood 

Basic setting and ambiance, but terrific food! 

Uyghur (Northwest China)  food emphasis on noodles, dumplings, chicken, lamb and tasty broth. The goshnan (a crispy “meat pie” filled with lamb) is an excellent choice.  

Food is delicious and filling amazing and the serving size is plentiful. Packed full of flavour and spice so be ready to feel it. The yoghurt drinks are a terrific way to complement the meal.  Restaurant busy and bright. Service was nice and efficient. Great value  Great spot for meal with friends.  

This is a Halal Restaurant. 

Website

https://apandim-uyghur-restaurant.business.site/  also a Facebook site. 

Telephone

(02) 9701 0527 

Address

189 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134 

6. Mr Stonebowl Burwood 

Mr Stonebowl Burwood  

Delicious and creative Chinese dishes served in a bustling, warm eatery with a ticket-based seating system. (At a restaurant, write how many in your group on the list are stuck on the window – and take a ticket -if you are not there when they call out your ticket, you may lose your spot as they move quickly to the next number).  

 

Once inside,  Big selection to choose from, flag staff down when ready to order.  

 

Mr Stonebowl is not expensive, so you feel ok trying new things. Most of the stir fry dishes are served in stone bowls of all shapes.  

 

At peak times it can take a bit of time to get in—and to get served once there. But once you get the food all is good! 

 

Website

On Facebook

Telephone

(02) 9745 1388 

Address

GF 122, 122-126 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134 

Criteria

Criteria to select this list included: 

  • Tasty food, nice space, good service. 
  • Well priced 
  • There is something memorable about it. 

Kanebridge news did not receive anything of value from any of the restaurants included on this list. 



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The Ten Best Co-ed Schools in Melbourne

Discover Melbourne’s ten best schools specialising in co-education.

By Josh Bozin
Wed, Mar 13, 2024 5 min

The age-old debate when it comes to the discussion around schooling is whether to send your child to a single-sex or co-educational school. And notably, there has been a surge in co-educational schooling in recent years, with close to 86 per cent of students in the independent sector of Victoria alone said to be attending a co-educational school, according to Independent Schools Victoria.

The topic doesn’t come without its share of controversies, however. While many are in the camp that co-educational programs are, in large, leading to a more diverse, inclusive and progressive schooling experience for students, there is also a backing that voices its disadvantages and challenges – coeducational schooling can prove detrimental for certain types of learners, and at times, for girls.

So, as the educational system faces a changing with the times for future students, below we look at the very best co-ed schools in Melbourne based off a number of criteria, from academic and extracurricular programs, to facilities and location, plus more.

But first…

What is co-ed schooling?

Co-educational schooling, in its simplest form, refers to an educational system where both male and female students attend classes together in the same educational institution. Whereas single-sex schooling are institutions segregated by gender.

Is it better to go to a co-ed school?

To many, it depends the specific needs of the child at hand. While it’s proven that co-ed schooling does promote a sense of gender equality, a greater dynamic of social interaction and an opportunity to develop—or further enhance—interpersonal skills, some would argue that it can also present its challenges. For one, it can be said that educators would need to employ a more diverse teaching style to accomodate for the varied learning styles of both male and female students.

What is the most expensive school in Melbourne?

In 2024, it’s Geelong Grammar, with an average tuition fee of $46,344 per year for Year 12 students.

What is the most prestigious school in Melbourne?

While somewhat subjective, the most prestigious school in Melbourne is often determined by a number of varying factors, like academic performance, facilities, and extracurricular activities. Geelong Grammar, again, is at the top of the schooling hierarchy in Victoria – a boarding and day school founded in 1855 and one that has long held a reputation as one of the most prestigious co-educational institutions in Australia.

 

Below you will find nine other prestigious co-educational schools in and around Melbourne.

 

1. St Leonards College

St Leonards

 

Located in Brighton East, St Leonards College is one of Melbourne’s leading independent co-educational schools catering for students in all year levels, from ELC for three-year-olds through to Year 12. Since 1914, St Leonards College has been the Bayside school of choice, and remains an institution well regarded for its extracurricular activities.

2. Geelong Grammar

Geelong Grammar
Stefani Driscoll

 

Geelong Grammar is Australia’s largest co-educational boarding school, catering for over 1,500 girls and boys from pre-school through to year 12. In its rich 168-year history, Geelong Grammar has taught some notable alumni or “Old Geelong Grammarians”, including media mogul Rupert Murdoch and even King Charles III.

3. Carey Baptist Grammar School

Carey
Trevor Mein

 

Carey Grammar is a known leader in independant co-education, with campuses in Kew and Donvale that caters for students from early leaning to Year 12. With a strong focus on innovation, Carey is renowned for its progressive and diverse curriculum.

4. Wesley College

Wesley
COX Architecture

 

Wesley College is an open-entry, co-educational school that has been offering the highest forms of education and cocurricular programs for over 150 years. Today, Wesley is one of Australia’s leading coeducational schools, with multiple campuses throughout Melbourne. Notably, Wesley is also one of the leading International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in the country, and is the only school in Victoria to offer IB from primary through to senior school.

5. Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

PEGS
John Gollings

In Melbourne’s north-west you’ll find the suburb of Essendon, where you’ll find most of the city’s most popular co-educational schools: Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, or ‘PEGS’. But PEGS offers a different structure to its co-educational system; in primary years of prep to year 6, there is a seperate junior school for girls (Moonee Ponds), and boys (Essendon). Its flagship Keilor East campus is home to a seperate Middle School campus for girls, and one for boys. From years 11 and 12—or VCE—, the senior school is combined.

This structure, as PEGS explains, allows students to “enjoy the proven benefits of a single-gender education during childhood and early adolescence as well as a mature co-educational environment during critical VCE years.”

6. Haileybury

Haileybury College

 

With an educational history dating back to 1892, Haileybury is considered one of the country’s finest co-educational schools thanks to a number of factors, from innovative teaching methods and outstanding academic results, to a strong focus on international studies.

7. Yarra Valley Grammar

Yarra Valley Grammar

 

A school that is highly regarded for its extensive range of contemporary opportunities and impeccably high standards of performance—led by principal Dr. Mark Merry— Yarra Valley Grammar, a school originally built on farmland “in the middle of nowhere”, is one of Melbourne’s best co-educational schools in the heart of the famed Yarra Valley region.

8. Caulfield Grammar School

Caulfield Grammar

 

Caulfield Grammar has long held its reputation for academic excellence, as well as its commitment to a well-rounded, co-educational program. With a particular focus on VCE curriculum, students in years 10–12 will participate in a diverse academic program with 49 VCE subjects to choose from, and a range of broad and balanced co-curricular experiences.

9. Mentone Grammar

Mentone Grammar
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Located in Melbourne’s idyllic Bayside area, Mentone Grammar is a leader in co-educational schooling, providing students from ELC to year 12 a plethora of opportunities to thrive, from its creativity and science centres to its immaculate sporting facilities, all designed to support a well-rounded—and highly regarded—educational program for females and males.

10. Huntingtower School

Huntingtower School
Sculptform

 

With a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, the co-educational program at Huntingtower School in Melbourne’s south-east enables its students to “develop deeper level thinking skills.” Plus, with a strong extracurricular program that allows students to experience activities like triathlons, urban adventures and language immersion programs, there’s no shortage of what is possible at Huntingtower School.

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