Sydney CBD

Five of the best new Sydney bars to check out this summer

January 24, 2019

Whether you like it or not, it doesn’t look like the NSW state government are removing the shackles they first placed on Sydney’s once vibrant hospitality (and hence, tourism) industry in 2014. And while people continue to campaign against the paralysing ‘lockout laws’, it’s looking like adaptation is the best way to go, at least […]

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Applejack to open their first Sydney CBD restaurant “Bopp & Tone”

October 24, 2018

Applejack, the group behind beloved Sydney venues like The Butler and The Botanist, will finally be making their way into the CBD for the first time with a new restaurant and bar on Carrington Street. Named Bopp & Tone for the Applejack founders’ grandfathers – Keith “Bopp” Evans and Anthony “Tone” Adams – the Mediterranean […]

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Review: Alpha Restaurant (Sydney) – Greek institution makes some welcome changes

September 3, 2018

Sydney’s Greek dining institution Alpha has refined their menu further to make Peter Conistis’ cooking more accessible to a wider variety of diners. The major change is that they’ve taken some of their most popular, larger dishes and also included options for smaller sizes so those who really want to indulge, especially groups, can have […]

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Details revealed for The Morrison’s sixth annual “Oyster Festival” in Sydney

July 30, 2018

Now in its sixth year, The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room’s celebratory, month-long “Oyster Festival” plans to spread plenty of events throughout the entirety of August. From 1st to 31st, there’s going to be plenty of oysters shucked around the expansive venue, with the Morrison team expecting to serve more than 17,000 of those shelled […]

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Zeta Bar gets creative with a new series of culinary inspired cocktails (Sydney)

May 14, 2018

Hilton Sydney has launched a new Culinary Cocktail Experience program up at the fabulously moody Zeta Bar, headed by Executive Chef Kruno Velican and Head Bartender Christian Comparone to showcase a range of artisanal “farm-to-glass” speciality cocktails using fresh produce and complex cooking techniques. It’s fairly straight forward. Guests get a menu that reads like […]

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A regional Greek dining series is rolling out at Alpha Restaurant (Sydney)

May 8, 2018

Inspired by the recent sell-out success of their Cretan dinner, Alpha Restaurant is planning to highlight more of Greece’s distinct regions with their regional dinner series, spanning dining experiences pulled from Peloponnese, the Ionion Islands and Central Greece. Whenever a restaurant puts on a regional dinner series it always spreads awareness of the significant differences […]

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Review: Hacienda revamps Cuban inspired menu with newly appointed Executive Chef

April 26, 2018

Situated on the third floor of 5 star hotel Pullman Quay Grand, Hacienda’s old world Cuban charm and prime location have made it the perfect spot for an evening cocktail whilst marvelling at Sydney’s stunning harbour views. The luxe vista bar has recently revamped its distinctly Cuban menu thanks to award winning head chef Joshua […]

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Sydney is getting a boozy Harry Potter themed brunch in April

January 17, 2018

Coming to a hushed located in the CBD this April will be a huge Harry Potter themed bottomless brunch, set up like a Hogwarts dining room with unlimited butter beer and other specially created drinks. That’s the promise with The Wizard Brunch, announced today, well in advance (because of course tickets are going to fly), […]

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Alpha is now doing decadent Greek breakfasts with lobster tarts and more (Sydney)

November 24, 2017

Peter Conistis‘ beloved Alpha has just extended their opening hours, introducing a unique breakfast menu set to channel the same flavoursome traditional and contemporary Mediterranean flavours that have made the restaurant one of Sydney’s favourite Greek restaurants. Guests can now enjoy the elegant interior in a different light – morning light that is – while […]

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Kid Kyoto is Sydney’s new music-inspired Japanese restaurant

November 19, 2017

Today the team behind INDU and Mejico swing open doors for their grungy Japanese restaurant Kid Kyoto. Positioned on Bridge Street in the CBD, the 120-seater restaurant will be pushing into the tail-end of 2017 with a strong focus on izakaya-style dining meshed with an aesthetic inspired by the music of the 80’s and 90’s. […]

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Team behind The Barber Shop opening “proper pub” The Duke of Clarence this month (Sydney)

November 5, 2017

Sydney’s about to get a vintage-minded English tavern with The Duke of Clarence, a new venture created and led by renowned bartender Mikey Enright and Julian Train who are best known as the team behind one of the city’s most awarded bars, The Barber Shop. With a 19th century aesthetic, the new venue will be […]

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Primus Hotel opens New York inspired rooftop bar (Sydney)

October 17, 2017

Sydney CBD’s Primus Hotel has lifted the lid on their new New York inspired rooftop bar, Level Seven. In preparing for the busy Summer period, the hotel elaborate art deco hotel has hooked up with Veuve Clicquot to turn their exclusive rooftop pool into a lively champagne and cocktail destination for the public. With a […]

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Rockpool Dining Group opens Rosetta Ristorante in Sydney next week

August 8, 2017

Rockpool Dining Group have expanded on their award-winning Melbourne ristorante by finally bringing Rosetta to Sydney, adding to the city’s rich scene of sophisticated Italian dining with a massive three-level venue which features a panoramic outdoor terrace a mezzanine dining room, and a split-level bar. Set to open next week, 15th August, Rosetta Sydney will […]

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Skechers open their very first Sydney CBD store

July 13, 2017

U.S-born footwear giant Skechers have finally found the ideal location for their debut Sydney CBD store, coming after an aggressive rollout of openings over the past few years has seen the brand make a big impact in 13 other suburbs across the city. Operating as one of their largest stores, with the brand’s full range […]

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District Brasserie opens in Chifley with an in-house bakery, bar and restaurant (Sydney)

July 10, 2017

Chifley continues to grow as one of Sydney’s most exciting new food hubs with District Brasserie, a new opening helmed by Head Chef Mark Knox with a commitment to “refined yet casual” dining. The multifacted 200-seater restaurant, bar and bakery, designed by the stalwart Paul Kelly, has also recruited Jason Hillier-Leggatt, a former pastry chef […]

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Mary’s CBD has introduced a full breakfast menu (Sydney)

July 5, 2017

The burger gods at Mary’s have decided that their CBD joint (the one right near Pitt St Mall) needs a bit of a makeover, so along with a new fit-out the team have introduced a full breakfast menu, primarily aimed at the many, many sad and regretful hungover individuals that stalk Sydney’s street on the […]

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Neil Perry’s new Cantonese restaurant is opening next week (Sydney)

June 27, 2017

Jade Temple, a new Cantonese restaurant from Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group will open in Sydney CBD as of Monday 3rd July. Operating as a sister to the chef’s famous Spice Temple, the restaurant will take over the building that once housed Rockpool Est. 1989 and, briefly, Eleven Bridge, at 11 Bridge Street. Promising […]

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Team behind Happy as Larry Pizza Truck open permanent Sydney CBD cafe

June 22, 2017

One of the greatest food trucks to have ever hit Sydney was undoubtedly Happy as Larry, a genuine wood-fired pizza oven on wheels that would regularly pull up at all sorts of events, festivals and general gatherings with fresh, delicious and generous pizza. The truck is no more – expect for private functions and the […]

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Review: 1821 is a strong entry for Sydney’s rich Greek dining scene

June 5, 2017

A long wait preceded the recent opening of 1821 in Sydney’s CBD, mid-way between the kinetic action of Pitt Street Mall and the business-minded Martin Place. The modern Greek restaurant is an ambitious offering from renowned chef David Tsirekas and restaurateur Jim Kospetas, who have pulled no punches with the three-level space which was created […]

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The Grounds of the City is now open in Sydney CBD

June 1, 2017

After three years of planning Sydney’s world famous The Grounds of Alexandria have officially opened their CBD spin-off, The Grounds of the City. Located on the ground floor of The Galeries, Grounds of the City looks to bring an old-world spin to what has made The Grounds such an iconic destination for drinking, dining and […]

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Good Food for Good Cause: YWCA’s Song Kitchen to support domestic violence victims

May 24, 2017

Nourishment is a fundamental part of life and a way of connecting with our loved ones regularly, so why not make those nights out count even more by supporting a good cause? This notion seems to be gaining momentum across the food industry with Song kitchen’s profit for purpose model aiming to do just that. […]

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Chefs from Ester and Berta have opened Bacco Osteria e Espresso in Sydney CBD

May 23, 2017

With a focus on age-old Italian cuisine, the much-anticipated trattoria-style Bacco Osteria e Espresso has now opened in Sydney, fronted by Executive Chef Andrew Cibej and Head Chef Scott Williams, both whom are well known for their work at favourites like Ester and Berta. This is their first CBD venture as a team, positioned on […]

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T Totaler brings hand-blended tea and French earl grey chocolate latte to The Galeries (Sydney)

May 21, 2017

After building a passionate following with their Newtown store, Sydney’s beloved T Totaler, purveyor of hand-blended tea, has opened up a little bit closer to the heart of town, securing a small but impressively designed space in The Galeries. Opening up opposite Incu the purveyors of locally grown artisan tea have lined the new bright […]

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Review: Fratelli Fresh – Westfield CBD (Sydney)

November 21, 2016

Fratelli Fresh has long been an iconic brand for Sydney’s dining scene, a produce-driven Italian dining concept that was this year picked up by Urban Purveyor Group (now Rockpool Dining Group) and spread far and wide to new locations outside of the original and best known Bridge Street and Walsh Bay venues. One of the […]

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Review: Saké Jr – CBD (Sydney)

November 10, 2016

Saké Jr proves that eating healthy does not need to leave you feeling hungry or unhappy. This fast and casual Japanese eatery located in the recently revamped Grosvenor Place complex in Sydney is the sister store to the fine-dining favourite, Saké Restaurant & Bar. It has a variety of fresh foods and drinks for sale […]

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Review: Bouche on Bridge – CBD (Sydney)

October 30, 2016

Ex-Rockpool, ex-Marque chef Harry Stockdale-Powell and his business partner Emma Darrouzet have recently added a charming restaurant and bar, Bouche on Bridge to Sydney’s busy Bridge Street, a destination strip that’s no stranger to both high end and casual dining with some of the CBD’s best restaurants either lining the road or standing nearby. It’d […]

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Review: Indu (Spring Menu 2016) – CBD (Sydney)

October 30, 2016

As they approach the one-year anniversary, the kitchen at inspired subterranean restaurant Indu have re-worked parts of their menu, just slightly changing things around with a few additions here and there as we dive deeper into spring and prepare for summer. Sam Prince’s unique Indian dining experience has built quite the reputation since opening; its […]

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A Chef’s Table: The Civic Hotel’s new menu + a preview of David Tsirekas’ 1821 – CBD (Sydney)

August 29, 2016

The company of others is an essential and inseparable aspect of Greek eating. The Greek table is all about celebrating the things that matter like friendship, love, food, wine (even, at times, shouting at each other). This is what we were told by chef, David Tsirekas., former Head Chef of Xanthi and Perama and the […]

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Review: Norsk Dor – CBD (Sydney)

August 24, 2016

Mystery surrounds CBD restaurant Norsk Dor, a unique Scandinavian venture from a team that has up until now been best known for their work behind small bar Uncle Ming’s. If it wasn’t for the modest signage and menu standing outside on Pitt Street, it’d be difficult to discern what the street level entrance actually leads […]

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Review: Bowery Lane’s Weekend Brunch Menu – CBD (Sydney)

August 17, 2016

Finding a good brunch spot in the Sydney CBD on the weekend can be a bit of a struggle with cafes generally closing up shop. Bowery Lane has come to the rescue with all-day breakfast now available from 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. Continuing on a food philosophy that champions local and seasonal ingredients, the […]

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