Contemporary Korean fusion opens in Chippendale with Jung Sung

March 11, 2021

Contemporary Korean restaurant, Jung Sung, has opened its doors and is taking up residence in Chippendale. Set on the third floor of the Old Rum Store on Kensington Street, the restaurant captures a modern industrial interior with dark metal, stone and copper accents. On the menu, head chef Insup Kim, takes inspiration from traditional Korean […]

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Sydney says goodbye to Kensington Street Social as it reopens as Barzaari Chippendale

October 4, 2018

Sydneysiders prepare to say a bittersweet goodbye to Kensington Street Social, the excellent resident restaurant of The Old Clare Hotel which was one of the first to open when Kensington Street was in it’s infancy. Bitter because KSS was a great place; sweet because it’s making way for Barzaari Chippendale, an expansion for the Marrickville-born […]

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Dan Murphy’s is turning a heritage house in Chippendale into an interactive pop-up (Sydney)

March 1, 2018

Dan Murphy’s are planning to take over an abandoned heritage house in Sydney this month, turning the space into what they’ve conceived as the “House of Discovery” where the drink trends of 2018 will be highlighted and celebrated for guests across two fun-filled days. The interactive pop-up will be located in Chippendale, nodding heavily to […]

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Review: Handmade seafood pastas a strong point for Olio Kensington Street (Sydney)

January 9, 2018

Looking out those big arched windows down onto bustling Kensington Street while heaping through some lovely handmade pasta in a generous, well-designed historic space atop The Old Rum Store is my idea of a good evening out. As is sipping a perfectly refreshing nergroni on an open-air terrazza (terrace) while the faint summer breeze blows […]

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A new pan-Asian patisseri brings leychee crepe cakes, rendang pies and more to Kensington Street (Sydney)

December 12, 2017

Fusion food often gets a bad rap but most Sydney eateries seem to be able to get the balance in flavours belonging to two different cultures, just about right. The latest player to join this sub-cuisine is Chefs Pastry, an innovative new bakery combining centuries-old French pastry techniques with vibrant pan-Asian flavours. While this might […]

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Mr Crackles and Handpicked Wines are throwing a “Swine & Wine” party (Sydney)

December 12, 2017

In what is pretty much guaranteed to be one of the stand-out events on Sydney’s long list of December food and drink events, local institution Mr Crackles – considered an originator in the art of attracting enormous fucking queues – has partnered with Handpicked Wines for a huge pre-Xmas feast mixing swine with wine on […]

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Grant Collins has opened a new gin bar on Kensington Street (Sydney)

November 8, 2017

Kings Cross favourite The Powder Keg may be no more, but world renowned mixologist Grant Collins hasn’t given up on owning one of the most comprehensive and playful gin-focused small bars in Sydney. Now, the visionary bar consultant is heading up Gin Lane, a sophisticated new small bar that has just opened in the vibrant […]

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Multi-sensory creative showcase “Singapore: Inside Out” takes over Kensington Street this weekend (Sydney)

November 2, 2017

This weekend Chippendale’s vibrant Kensington Street precinct will be hosting various works from a diverse group of artists, chefs, designers, filmmakers and photographers from Singapore. Singapore: Inside Out, a multi-sensory creative showcase which has seen enormous success in cities like New York and Tokyo, will be stretched across three days, kicking off tonight with a […]

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Singaporean creatives have transformed Sydney’s Kensington Street into a mini art festival

November 2, 2017

This weekend Chippendale’s vibrant Kensington Street precinct will be hosting various works from a diverse group of artists, chefs, designers, filmmakers and photographers from Singapore. Singapore: Inside Out, a multi-sensory creative showcase which has seen enormous success in cities like New York and Tokyo, will be stretched across three days, kicking off tonight with a […]

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The Lansdowne has Mary’s burger pizza, fish finger sandwiches and kimchi pancakes on the menu (Sydney)

July 4, 2017

Though the enormous – and enormously important – opening weekend for The Lansdowne is done and dusted, the triumphant return of the Sydney icon still has a long way to go. The much talked about re-opening has already marked a big win for the resurgence of the city’s once-smothered live music circuit, but there’s more […]

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The Clare Bar set to dominate weekends in Sydney

June 28, 2017

Though it’s always buzzing with everyone from students (UTS is right across the road) to day-drinking professionals, Chippendale’s The Old Clare Hotel is set to make the most of their weekends in Sydney with two curated events on each leisurely day. They’ve already launched their Saturday Sessions as of earlier this year, but next month […]

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Japanese-Mexican fusion ‘The Sushirito’ is now available in Chippendale (Sydney)

May 17, 2017

Sushi rolls not enough for you? If so then Sushirito + Juicery, a new eatery on Chippendale’s lovingly curated Kensington Street, should be able to meet your needs. The team behind it are the latest to recreate a mutant-food from overseas, bringing Sydney a central spot to grab a Sushirito alongside Korean shaved-ice desserts and […]

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Koi Dessert Bar introduces insanely intricate KitKat chocolate sphere by Reynold Poernomo (Sydney)

May 16, 2017

Fresh from opening up his second store for Koi in Ryde, former MasterChef favourite Reynold Poernomo has just announced a pretty damn tempting collaboration with KitKat. Taking inspiration from there experimental KitKat Chocolatory range, Reynold has crafted an exquisite, limited edition chocolate dessert going by the name of KitKat Secret Garden, and he’s going to […]

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New cafe Concrete Jungle opens on Kensington Street (Sydney)

May 1, 2017

As Chippendale’s Kensington Street precinct continues to grow, Sydney welcomes a fresh new café by the name of Concrete Jungle, an apt name for a space that has been brought to life with touches of vibrant greenery, shaped as a “serene oasis” in the midst of one of the city’s busiest areas. Though a large […]

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The team behind Mary’s and The Unicorn announce big plans for The Lansdowne Hotel (Sydney)

April 17, 2017

We have news and it’s yuuuuge!!! Chippendale’s iconic live music venue The Lansdowne Hotel is re-opening and there just aren’t enough exclamation points in the universe to contain or express our excitement. After the closure of many a wild and wonderful place such as The Newtown Social Club, The Annandale Hotel and Goodgod Small Club […]

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Kensington Street Social introduces interactive cocktail trolley (Sydney)

March 15, 2017

As part of their new “Social Weekend” series, Chippendale favourite Kensington Street Social have introduced an interactive cocktail trolley to cart around the venue each Saturday and Sunday, offering to encourage guests to try their own hand at creating both classics and new concoctions. From this Saturday 18th March, diners will have access to a […]

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Olio Kensington Street will bring the soul of Sicilian dining to Chippendale (Sydney)

January 19, 2017

2016 was one of the best 12 month periods for new restaurant and bar openings in Sydney (lockout laws withstanding; on that note, good riddance Mike Baird), but just because the year is over doesn’t mean the momentum is slowing. Case in point: just a few weeks into 2017 and we’re already getting a shiny […]

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Chef’s Gallery open Chinese diner and burger joint Holy Duck! on Kensington St (Sydney)

December 13, 2016

The team behind successful contemporary Chinese brand Chef’s Gallery have just added to Chippendale’s Kensington St precinct in a big way, launching their very own dedicated duck restaurant Holy Duck!. Duck and other meats take centre stage at the quirky street food inspired diner-slash-burger joint, all showcased on a fusion style menu that looks to […]

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Handpicked Wines have opened a cellar door in Chippendale (Sydney)

November 16, 2016

A slick new cellar door by Handpicked Wines has opened its doors on Kensington Street in Chippendale. The simply named Handpicked Cellar Door promises guests a journey around Australia and the globe through the ever-loved scope of their quality wines. Far from traditional, the urban cellar door showcases a curated list of wines from some of […]

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Kensington Street Social introduce Express Lunch menu (Sydney)

July 17, 2016

Awarded chef Jason Atherton and his exciting Sydney establishment Kensington Street Social have been pulling their weight at The Old Clare Hotel for months, and now that they have a growing following the team have decided to kick up their offerings to include an Express Lunch menu. From Monday through to Wednesday, KSS will be […]

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Review: Bar Chinois – Chippendale (Sydney)

May 10, 2016

Bar Chinois has brought an interesting fusion of Asian and French flavours as the very first small bar-cafe to hit the ever-evolving Kensington Street precinct in Chippendale. Shaped into a double terrace near the entrance of hawker-style food court Spice Alley, the new venue stands bathed in a sultry glow which reflects off the homely […]

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The New Britannia is Chippendale’s newest gastro-pub in a hertiage listed building (Sydney)

May 9, 2016

An new gastro-pub has made its way into Chippendale, fitting out a heritage-listed building on Cleveland Street with what is the latest venture from bespoke hospitality crew Idle Group, the folk responsible for Darlinghurst’s Henrietta and Bondi’s Neighbourhood. With two of Sydney’s most loved venues as part of their portfolio, The New Britannia opens to […]

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Silvereye and Sixpenny will collaborate on an exclusive dinner this month (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

Discerning diners around Sydney have long known that Sixpenny is one of the city’s best, and soon enough the recently opened Silvereye should be joining that rank seeing as Chef Sam Miller has been building up quite the culinary following. The two respected dining destinations will be coming together to collaborate over a special one-night-only […]

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Silvereye begin series of bi-monthly vegan dinners (Sydney)

April 10, 2016

Chippendale’s innovative Silvereye, fresh off a collaborative dinner with world-renowned Evil Eye Brewing, is kicking off a new bi-monthly vegan dinner series towards the end of this month. From Tuesday 26th April, Executive Chef Sam Miller will present a twelve-course vegan menu once every two months, seeking to highlight vegetables with the same reverence and […]

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Kensington Street gets its first small bar and cafe hybrid with Bar Chinois (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

Chippendale continues to become the new hub for the hip and trendy as the Kensington Street precinct adds its very first small bar following huge openings like Kensington Street Social and Koi Dessert Bar. Bar Chinois is a double-storey terrace-style drinking hole with a French-Asian fusion, blending a café open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner […]

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Sydney’s Burger & Beats party announces food, beer, and music lineup

March 30, 2016

Ever been to Work Shop on Cleveland Street? It’s just about one of the coolest, decked-out warehouse spaces in the area, regularly offering up masterclasses on a wide variety of activities, hobbies, and necessary life skills. From this Friday (April 1st), the space will also be home to Sydney’s newest pop-up party, aptly named Burgers […]

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Silvereye teams with Evil Twin Brewing for an exclusive craft beer dinner (Sydney)

February 28, 2016

Still a new kid on the block but with a reputation beyond it’s years, Silverye, will be teamed up with the world renowned Evil Twin Brewing to stage an exclusive craft beer dinner this month. Head Chef Sam Miller (who earned his stripes at Noma in Copenhagen) will be collaborating with Evil Twin founder Jeppe […]

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First Impressions: Kensington Street Social – Chippendale (Sydney)

February 5, 2016

British Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, he who runs Pollen Street Social and was once behind Gordon Ramsay’s famous Maze, has now seen his first Sydney restaurant and bar, Kensington Street Social officially open to the public. Part of Loh Lik Peng’s Old Clare Hotel, KSS is directly in-line with what has made Atherton such a […]

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Review: Cheekyburger – Chippendale (Sydney)

February 2, 2016

Cheekyburger, once a Paddington-only exclusive, has opened up shop a little closer to the CBD locale. You can check out their fresh new look at The Chippendale Hotel, located a stone’s throw from Broadway. One can get nice and cosy in the dimly lit interior of the pub or make like my friends and I […]

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Review: Coco Cubano – Chippendale (Sydney)

February 1, 2016

Little is done in half measures at Coco Cubano. The Cuban restaurant with locations across Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle sprang from the Surry Hills institution which has sat on Taylor Square for decades. Perhaps reflecting the country’s love of a good time excess is the order of the day with this satisfying Cuban fare. The […]

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