Sydney Pop-Ups

Gelato Messina are serving up pies at their Rosebery HQ this weekend (Sydney)

March 13, 2017

You know Messina Eats right? That delicious foodie series created last year by Gelato Messina in which the dessert empire invites all sorts of savoury champions to their Rosebery HQ in Sydney to put together a carpark feast. It’s back this weekend, and this time Messina have tapped into one of their young chefs, Tom, […]

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Hendrick’s and Matt Blatt team up for a gin & furniture pop up bar at Tramsheds (Sydney)

February 19, 2017

The historic Tramsheds is currently playing host to an interesting pop-up from lovers of unusual Hendrick’s and eclectic home wares retailer Matt Blatt. The idiosyncratic bar popped up this past week and will remain shaped into the bustling European-style food hall until the middle of March. Presented by Wats On Events, the spot is fashioned […]

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In-N-Out has popped up in Darlinghurst today (Sydney)

January 17, 2017

Feel like running out and grabbing a burger in this heat? That’s obviously a no, but your answer may change with this beautiful little brand name: In-N-Out. That’s right, the famous U.S burger chain has once again popped up in Sydney without any warning at all, with very few details. We assume it’ll only be […]

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Twinings are bringing a public tea house pop-up to Oxford Street (Sydney)

January 17, 2017

Free tea? That’s always a good thing, especially when it’s a brand new blend that’s not yet been released by top selling brand Twinings. Drawing on the essence of their iconic London flagship, Golden Lyon, Twinings will be temporarily taking over the space at 17 Oxford Street in Paddington, offering anyone free samples of their […]

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A special Golden Gaytime ‘crumb shed’ is popping up in Sydney and Melbourne

January 13, 2017

Streets Ice Cream are about to unleash their latest step in building upon one of their best ever inventions, the Golden Gaytime. It’s a curiously named “crumb shed” pop-up, coming to both Sydney and Melbourne Topshop Topman stores later on this month, pushing five new flavours for the beloved ice cream. We aren’t talking standard […]

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Canadian Club are bringing their Racquet Club pop ups to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

December 18, 2016

Canadian Club are getting in on that slice of summer celebration by introducing pop-up racquet clubs across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for December and January. In an effort to build anticipation for one of the country’s largest annual sporting events, the Australian Open, the pop ups will be using some of the country’s best known […]

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Teage Ezard and Gingerboy team up for new hawker-style pop up (Sydney)

December 13, 2016

The Star Sydney are certainly putting their dedicated pop-up restaurant space to good use. Within the past 12 months this space within the property’s food hub has seen temporary digs from the likes of Chase Kojima with Sokyo Ramen, followed by Singapore Hawker Style, and more recently Luke Nguyen’s Street Food. Now Teage Ezard of […]

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Belvedere Ice-Pop cocktails have popped up in Zeta Bar (Sydney)

December 11, 2016

With summer heating up the words “popsicle cocktails” are two of the sweetest things you can hear, and luckily for Sydneysiders the icy concoctions are currently being offered by a Belvedere Ice-Pop Bar which has been set up Hilton Sydney’s famed Zeta Bar. The well established rooftop bar will be pushing back against the relentless […]

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GPO Dessert Bar returns to Martin Place with Nutella donuts and chocolate truffle baby cakes (Sydney)

December 11, 2016

The GPO Grand have brought back their pop-up dessert bar ahead of the holidays, setting up right by Martin Place’s enormous Christmas tree to offer exclusive outdoor seating and a huge range of festive desserts. Under those Bulgari Christmas LED lights Sydneysiders will find the likes of Nutella donuts, loacker gelato, chocolate ricotta cannoli, salted […]

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Royal Croquet Club pops up on Bondi Beach for 11 days of food, music and art (Sydney)

November 24, 2016

Traveling culture festival Royal Croquet Club has officially debuted in Sydney after returning for its third overall consecutive year in Australia, propped up on the iconic sands from now until Sunday 4th December with a jaw-dropping list of some of the city’s most popular food vendors, fashion stalls, live music, experiential art installations, theatre, bars, […]

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Stoneleigh are hosting a wine pop up at an abandoned hotel in Chippendale (Sydney)

November 21, 2016

New Zealand’s popular Stoneleigh have pushed for a big presence in Sydney during these next few weeks, taking over an overrun and abandoned hotel in Chippendale to create a Jumanji-like immersive wine experience that sketches the wondrous Stoneleigh vineyards onto the concrete jungle that is inner Sydney. The philosophy of minimal intervention winemaking will be […]

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Review: Classico Moderno – Darlinghurst (Sydney)

November 20, 2016

Three different set menus – with the option to mix-and-match or add dishes – define the offering at new Darlinghurst restaurant Classico Moderno, which sits modestly behind the Hyde Park end of Oxford Street. Chef Bryan Gerlini seems to have been inspired from his time spent at the highly acclaimed Café Paci with Pasi Petanen, […]

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Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates Tatsuo Myajima with pop up Cherry Blossom Bar (Sydney)

October 30, 2016

To celebrate the new and exclusive Tatsuo Miyajima exhibition at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the institution has transformed their harbour-side space into a popup Cherry Blossom Bar full of Japanese saké, whisky and beers. The summery outdoor bar popped up this weekend and will remain in place throughout the exhibition, right up until 5th […]

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Down N’ Out: Hashtag Burgers bring their In-N-Out style burger pop up to Penrith (Sydney)

October 23, 2016

After causing global headlines with their Pokeburgers, the insanely popular Down N’ Out pop up in the city has officially extended to Sydney’s west, opening up on Penrith’s main strip of High Street. The team behind the pop-up, Hashtag Burgers, have been serving up In-N-Out inspired burgers to massive queues for a few months now, […]

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Secret pop up dinner Le Diner en Blanc will return next month for fifth year in Sydney

October 18, 2016

Secretive pop up dinner Le Diner en Blanc will be returning to a top secret Sydney location next month to celebrate its fifth anniversary in the famed harbour city. The event itself is almost 30 years old, earning itself a sizable following over the past few decades leading to some huge success which, last year, […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria to build dessert oasis cafe for Sculpture by the Sea (Sydney)

October 14, 2016

It’s about that time again when one of Australia’s most attractive and unique outdoor art exhibitions, Sculpture by the Sea, comes around. Each year a huge range of public artworks are commissioned and displayed along the iconic coastal walk between Bondi and Bronte beaches, making for very memorable sight anchored by the activity in central […]

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Cafe Paci chef brings Darlinghurst a new pop up restaurant with Classico Moderno (Sydney)

October 11, 2016

The Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy is about to see a major champion with new Sydney pop-up restaurant Classico Moderno, a concept from young local chef Bryan Gerlini who is determined to showcase the best of his home and its classic cuisine. Aside from being the founding Head Chef of Leichhardt’s excellent Capriccio Osteria, Gerlini […]

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Hong Kong’s famous Yardbird is popping up in Surry Hills this weekend (Sydney)

September 25, 2016

Hong Kong’s Yardbird will be taking flight and landing in Surry Hills this weekend to co-run the kitchen at Harpoon Harry with the one and only Morgan McGlone. It’s the latest in McGlone’s “Friends of Harry’s” series which he launched shortly after he took up residency in the inner-city hotspot, bringing in the likes of […]

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Gelato Messina and Burn City Smokers plan Southern BBQ pop up for Sydney

September 23, 2016

As their awesome Messina Eats series rolls on, dessert lords Gelato Messina have tapped the folk behind Burn City Smokers to fire up for their latest weekend pop-up, bringing a heady mix of ice cream and good ol’ southern BBQ to Rosebery. For previous pop-ups Messina have gone with the likes of

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The Galeries to host four-day spring social this week (Sydney)

September 18, 2016

One of Sydney CBD’s best known retail and dinging precincts, The Galeries, will be steaming into spring with a four-day celebration of the hub’s colour and culture curated into a program they are calling Spring Social. The yearly event will be illustrated with an installation of bespoke greenery snaking throughout the centre, heralding the lively […]

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Asia’s best cocktail bar, 28 Hongkong Street, is coming to Australia this month

September 4, 2016

Maison Ferrand, Neat Spirits, Mancino Vermouths, and Plantation Rum are teaming up to bring 28 Hongkong Street, which was voted Asia’s Best Bar, to town for Sydney Bar Week this month, following which it will pop up in Melbourne for two days. The very welcome news is part of a much larger program which will […]

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Luke Nguyen is opening a Southeast Asian street food pop up at The Star (Sydney)

August 21, 2016

Award-winning chef Luke Nguyen will open his new casual dining pop-up restaurant, Luke Nguyen Street Food, this September at The Star Sydney, an eponymous pop-up restaurant located in the property’s Café Court from September to November. Nguyen will be using this temporary stall to serve up his classic rustic Southeast Asian street fare outside of his already well established Fat Noodle. “I’m […]

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Bimbadgen Estate are hosting a pop up cellar door at InterContinental Sydney

August 10, 2016

How’s this for a fun case of serendipity: Hunter Valley’s awarded Bimbadgen Estate have entered their 15th year as an official partner for the Museum of Contemporary Art, an art institution which itself is celebrating its 25th year in 2016. Just a stone’s throw from the MCA is the wondrous InterContinental Sydney, and the hotel […]

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Queen Victoria Building plan gourmet food market with Pepe Saya, Doughnut Time, and more (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

A list of food pop-ups from some of Sydney’s finest establishments are about to help Sydney’s iconic Queen Victoria Building turn into a temporary gourmet food marketplace as a celebration of and refelection on the building’s founding years. From Wednesday 3rd August to Sunday 7th August, QVB’s southern precinct will become a showcase of guest […]

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Pier One Sydney Harbour is hosting a Chivas Regal Winter Lodge

July 3, 2016

The downstairs lobby and back bar area of luxury boutique hotel Pier One on Sydney’s harbour has been transformed into a lush winter ski lodge where guests can sink into comfortable rich furnishings, warm up by an open flame and of course sip on a Chivas whiskey based cocktail or two. Positioned to take advantage […]

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The Oaks hosts a pop up Japanese bar with Kirin (Sydney)

June 20, 2016

Neutral Bay institution The Oaks has teamed up with iconic Japanese beer Kirin Beer to stage a unique pop-up designed to recreate a Sakaba (an informal Japanese Bar). The temporary takeover has shaped the space into a vintage Japanese garden with traditional lanterns, bamboo archways, and decorative bonsai trees (including an LED cherry blossom tree […]

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Gelato Messina teams with Melbourne’s Huxtaburger and Mr Claws for Rosebery pop-up (Sydney)

June 7, 2016

They’re always into something. The team at Gelato Messina are preparing a two-day lunch and dinner pop-up in the carpark of their Rosebery headquarters this month, bringing with them a load of Cremino Choc Tops and some of the brand’s most popular scoops to put up beside two of Melbourne’s casual-dining big guns. The gelato […]

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Vivid Sydney is bringing a pop-up bar full of burgers and arcade games to Martin Place (Sydney)

May 18, 2016

Each year Vivid Sydney takes some giant steps forward, cementing the now world renowned festival as one of the very best events on the city’s calendar. This year will be no exception as the organisers continue to grow the pillars of light, music, and ideas, but also throw in a few other sizable changes, including […]

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Full menu announced for Sydney’s first cereal cafe

April 13, 2016

News dropped just last week that Sydney will be getting it’s first ever dedicated cereal cafe as a pop-up at Surry Hills’ Kawa in collaboration with Kellogg’s, a physical celebration of the iconic cereal brand’s new info-focused website. Now the full menu for the pop-up has been released so we can see the extent of […]

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First Impressions: Kansas City Shuffle’s ‘Happiness Hours’ Dumpling and Beer Pop-Up – The Rocks (Sydney)

April 7, 2016

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance” Bruce Lee once said and it seems Kansas City Shuffle in Sydney’s Rocks has taken this ethos to heart. The city cafe crew has opened up a dumpling and beer pop-up bar inspired by the martial arts legend and good times with an idea so simple it seems incredible […]

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