Kensington Street

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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Here are three of the best Lunar New Year celebrations in Sydney for 2018

February 14, 2018

Lunar New Year is right around the corner, ushering in the Year of the Dog with the traditional festivities which always inspire a general celebration of Chinese culture, good fortune, longevity, wealth and happiness. As always, there will be a bunch of celebrations from some of the city’s best restaurants and precincts and to make […]

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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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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 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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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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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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Reynold Poernomo offers special Ferrero Rocher dessert for Christmas at KOI (Sydney)

December 11, 2016

In just a few weeks renowned dessert chef and new Christmas ambassador for Ferrero Rocher, Reynold Poernomo will be celebrating his Sydney based KOI Dessert Bar being open for a year. What has now become a Kensington Street staple opened late last year and has since become a platform for Poernomo’s inventive approach to desserts, […]

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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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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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New Japanese Restarant KY-OTO opens at Kensington Street’s Spice Alley (Sydney)

March 3, 2016

KY-OTO has opened on Kensington Street’s Spice Alley, offering the option of Japanese cuisine to visitors of the hawker-style laneway, furthering the ongoing evolution of Kensington Street’s incredible range of dining options. KY-OTO is designed to capture two distinct elements of the Kyoto restaurant experience. The indoor dining room, housed in a heritage terrace house, adjoins an outdoor eating area located […]

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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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MasterChef Dessert King finds new kingdom in Chippendale with Koi Dessert Bar

January 7, 2016

MasterChef fan favourite Reynold Poernomo has achieved what many of his fellow contestants have yet to do, and opened up his own restaurant within a year of appearing on the popular reality TV show. His venue, Koi Dessert Bar, in the Kensington Street, Chippendale quarter of Sydney, is a two-level dessert-focused restaurant, with a ground […]

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Details revealed for The Old Clare Hotel’s third restaurant Kensington Street Social (Sydney)

December 16, 2015

It’s already been one of the liveliest openings Sydney has seen this year. The Old Clare Hotel continues to take shape, preparing for the opening of it’s third restaurant following Automata and Silvereye, Jason Atherton’s Kensington Street Social. The recently re-opened boutique hotel has become quite the destination for food and drink lovers across the […]

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