The new eatery The Pantry has nabbed one of the most scenic spots in Sydney - right in the middle of Manly Beach. I'm so thankful they have too - I always thought it was such a shame for a space like that to sit there empty. We had an early and delicious dinner there recently and I had to photograph the Virginia Woolf quote on their menus to share with you. "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well". I totally agree, Virginia - and you'll be glad to know I slept very well after being surprised by little sister and her boyfriend soon after at a 30th birthday lunch at Pilu. Don't get me started on the food there - the Sardinian pastry filled with ricotta is particularly special.