Gin Palooza, the festival celebrating all things gin, returns to Sydney this November

November 6, 2019

For those of you who are passionate connoisseurs, growing gin-thusiasts or just looking to learn more about the botanical spirit, Gin Palooza is this month’s event worthy of your attendance. After a successful first event earlier this year, the Australian Gin Distillers Association is returning the celebration of gin to Paddington Town Hall from 23 to 24 November. […]

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Review: Tally-ho towards The Stables for more Modern Australian (Sydney)

July 4, 2018

Paddington, is the ‘Sunday Best’ suburb of Sydney. Boasting equally chic and affluent Australian fashion labels and hole-in-the-wall art galleries, a quick jaunt down Oxford Street is all you need before you find your steps a little lighter, your smile a little wider. It’s also home to some of the best eateries known throughout Sydney. […]

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Patron saint of seafood, Saint Peter’s Josh Niland, will open Sydney’s very first fish butchery

March 4, 2018

Get ready to take a piece of acclaimed chef Josh Niland (of the consistently excellent Saint Peters) home with you. April this year will see the opening of Fish Butchery on Oxford St in Paddington. Dubbed ‘butchery’, the Saint Peter team aim to position it as a modern fishmonger, offering dry handled fish, produce that […]

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Sydney’s legendary Jackies launches a refreshed breakfast and lunch menu

December 7, 2017

The iconic Paddington courtyard cafe Jackies have debuted an updated breakfast and lunch menu. Jackies’ new owners Jono and Lucy Bowman purchased the business from the late Jackie Milijash’s mother Gina earlier this year and vow to continue the cool cafe scene of the 1990’s that Jackies notoriously had a part in creating. With new […]

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Subida is Woollahra’s new Spanish pintxos and tapas bar (Sydney)

November 24, 2017

Subida, a Pintxos & Tapas Bar has taken over level one of Woollahra’s The Light Brigade. The contemporary Spanish restaurant is all about serving food that reflects Spain’s culture, style and delicious flavours, with the menu crafted with the inspiration from Head Chef Justin Schott‘s travels around destinations like San Sebastian, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia. “I […]

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The Lord Dudley teams up with Hayman’s Gin to host a gin pairing dinner series (Sydney)

September 21, 2017

Paddington’s embodiment of English charm, The Lord Dudley Hotel, is hosting a unique gin and food pairing series with England’s longest serving Gin distilling family, Hayman’s Gin. From 1st to 31st October, the series dubbed the ‘Hayman’s Supper Club’, will invite Sydneysiders to a specially curated experience of gin cocktails expertly paired to English style […]

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Woollahra’s The Lord Dudley ushers in new era with Garden Restaurant (Sydney)

August 7, 2017

As one of Sydney’s oldest English pubs the usual expectation of a little old world charm that comes with being a staple watering hole for Paddington locals may be warranted but it’s stumbling onto The Garden Restaurant, nestled beneath a cosy light filled atrium within the hotel’s quirky layout, that comes as a pleasant surprise. […]

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Matt Moran returns to Paddo Inn with New Grill (Sydney)

June 13, 2017

The Paddington Inn affectionately dubbed ‘Paddo Inn’ by locals is reigniting an old friendship with renown chef Matt Moran who began his illustrious career there over two decades ago. The Inn which is operated by Solotel gave Moran his first leg up in the industry and was the catalyst for a very prosperous partnership between […]

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Paddington’s iconic Lord Dudley Hotel has opened a new restaurant (Sydney)

May 30, 2017

One of Sydney’s most beloved and charming pubs, The Lord Dudley, has introduced The Garden, a new restaurant headed by chef Paul Medcalf. Opening after years of planning, the new addition to the quaint family-run English-style pub is committed to maintaining the strong reputation for food which has seen The Lord Dudley become a destination […]

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Paddington’s Italian Bar are serving alcoholic pizza this month (Sydney)

February 14, 2017

The simply named Italian Bar in Paddington and owners Flilppo and Simone Franchi have picked up a pretty sweet partnership with Italian liqueur Amaro Montenegro, tasking them with producing pizza dough that’s just a tiny bit out of the ordinary. Come Wednesday 22nd February, the homely venue will be throwing a “Made With Montenegro” party, […]

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Merivale’s old-school chicken shop by an ex-Noma chef opens this week (Sydney)

January 24, 2017

Michelin-trained chef Ben Greeno has been leading the charge at Merivale’s The Paddington since it opened late 2015, and this week he’ll be overseeing the long awaited extension of that concept as the takeaway focused The Chicken Shop opens on Thursday 26 January. The small shopfront right next to The Paddington will be turned into […]

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Merivale open dual venue Fred’s and Charlie Parker’s in Paddington (Sydney)

October 24, 2016

It has been a year of tremendous growth for Merivale and as we enter the final few months of 2016, Justin Hemmes’ hospitality empire is pulling some final tricks out of the sleeve. A stellar team of Merivale key players – Head chef Danielle Alvarez and cocktail duo Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall – are […]

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Review: Four in Hand by Guillaume – Paddington (Sydney)

October 3, 2016

Few chefs in Australia command the type of ohhs and ahhs that regularly surround Guillaume Brahimi and everything he does. The man has not only become synonymous with the type of culinary mastery one would find at his eponymous fine-dining restaurant in Paddington, but proven his versatility over recent years with his more accessible Bistro […]

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Sydney’s legendary Goodbar has reopened as both a cocktail bar and a nightclub

September 25, 2016

Now a few weeks into operation, Paddington’s revitalised Goodbar has breathed some necessary new life into Sydney’s nightclub scene, representing a move forward despite the weight of lockout laws still looming over the city. Owner Scott Robertson and Division Agency are behind the big refresh, taking on the iconic building at 11a Oxford St – […]

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Review: Tequila Mockingbird – Paddington (Sydney)

September 25, 2016

Paddington’s famed Five Ways intersection has welcomed a new tenant with Tequila Mockingbird, a contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar that’s been gaining some serious traction with locals and visitors since opening a bit over a month ago. Co-owner Michael Fegent (ex-Sake) and Executive Chef Regan Porteous (Riley Street Garage) sit at the head of […]

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Tequila Mockingbird brings the flavours of Central and South America to Paddington (Sydney)

August 18, 2016

ÂĄQuĂ© bueno! Paddington’s just been given a heady shot of Latin America with the opening of new restaurant, Tequila Mockingbird. First time restauranteur, Michael Fegent (formerly Sake restaurants) took inspiration from his travels through South America, and wanted to replicate the food experiences he had to the Sydney market. Executive Chef Regan Porteous (Riley Street […]

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Taika Waititi & Julian Dennison to visit the Chauvel Cinema for special Hunt for the Wilderpeople screening and Q&A

May 16, 2016

Taika Waititi recently broke the New Zealand box office record for the highest-grossing film of all time with his new movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople which he wrote, directed and starred in. The previous box office record was set by another movie by him called Boy and you might recognise his other hits such as Eagle […]

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Pinbone’s Jemma Whiteman & Mike Eggert take over the kitchen at 10 William Street (Sydney)

February 5, 2016

Everyone was sad when Woollahra’s adored Pinbone closed for business last year. I was sad, you were sad, we all shed a tear, and henceforth a communal pining for Pinbone began and has never really gone away since. Deep down, we always knew Pinbone would be living on though, and this month indicates a kind […]

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Merivale’s The Paddington to open on Oxford Street this month (Sydney)

November 17, 2015

In continuing their massive list of new openings, hospitality giants Merivale are just about ready to unveil the first of what will be three new properties on Oxford Street, opening doors to completely revamped space which will now be known as The Paddington. Formerly The Paddington Arms, Merivale’s flashy new pub reno will be in […]

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Film Review: Paddington (UK & France, 2014)

December 8, 2014

“Please look after this bear”. This is what the tag that is initially around Paddington’s neck says but it is also applicable to this movie adaptation. The film is a re-telling of Michael Bond’s stories that has been carefully updated to a modern setting. This means it’s a charming tale that doesn’t compromise on quality […]

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Paddington creator Michael Bond calls the new film “A delight from start to finish”

November 25, 2014

  What may ostensibly be another cash in of a classic children’s cartoon in the vein of Alvin & The Chipmunks and Yogi Bear, Paddington has received the ultimate thumbs up. London’s Leicester Square was the home of the Paddington premier last night and the venue had a very special guest in attendance. Michael Bond -the creator of the […]

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