The Rocks

Saké The Rocks is bringing back a decade of favourite dishes for 10th anniversary

September 19, 2019

One of Sydney’s most referenced Japanese restaurants, SakĂ© Restaurant & Bar in The Rocks, is turning 10 in October and has sights set on a milestone menu that will celebrate the kitchen’s strong legacy. Starting things all the way back in October 2009, the restaurant has been an endearing spot for modern Japanese food set […]

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Premium Japanese restaurant to open at Sydney’s new Campbell’s Stores precinct

February 7, 2019

What is being described as an “exceptional and inimitable Japanese dining experience” is making its way to Sydney Harbour’s Campbell’s Stores, set to open later this year and set a new benchmark for the city. Titled Ura San, the ambitious restaurant is one of the first announced for The Rocks’ restored harbour-side precinct, an adaptive […]

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Vino Paradiso set to return to The Rocks this November (Sydney)

October 24, 2017

Two-day wine and food festival Vino Paradiso is returning to Sydney’s historic The Rocks district next month with a crowd of 50,000 expected to attend across the weekend. Posted up right by the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour, the curated blend of food, wine, coffee, craft beer, cider and spirits will be highlighted by numerous […]

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Shaun Presland returns to make some changes at Sake Restaurant & Bar

October 16, 2017

When SakĂ© Restaurant & Bar first began in The Rocks back in 2008, celebrated chef Shaun Presland was a major factor in its success. Now SakĂ© is one of the biggest Japanese restaurant names in the country, with venues up and down the east coast and a tremendous following and things are about to take […]

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The 13th annual Australian Beer Festival returns to The Rocks this weekend (Sydney)

October 12, 2017

Long known as one of Sydney’s most anticipated celebrations of beer and cider, the Australian Beer Festival is making its way back to The Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks for two-and-a-half days of partying driven by the country’s best brewers. Kicking off on Friday 13th and wrapping up Sunday 15th October, the festival will […]

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7 things you need to eat at smooth Festival of Chocolate in Sydney this weekend

August 8, 2017

This weekend the annual smooth Festival of Chocolate returns to Sydney’s harbourside the Rocks precinct, bringing an enormous amount of dessert-focused goodness including chef presentations, endless rows of stalls, and a bunch of activities. It’s grown into one of the city’s most anticipated foodie events, and to help you prepare we’ve put together a list […]

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The smooth Festival of Chocolate will return to The Rocks this August (Sydney)

June 21, 2017

Returning for it’s fourth year of spreading sugar and assorted confectionery fun the smooth Festival of Chocolate will once again take over The Rocks across one weekend in August. Decadent exclusive treats and established favourites will be on show on Sat 12 and Sun 13th August from some of the country’s finest dessert businesses, pastry […]

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Anna Polyviou’s epic gingerbread house and festive high tea take over Shangri-La Hotel (Sydney)

December 11, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel. Executive Pastry Chef, Anna Polyviou and her team of elves have outdone themselves this year with a life-sized gingerbread house full of lolly decorations on display, as well as a Christmas-themed carousel. The introduction of these annual decorations have transformed the atmosphere in […]

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Former Quay chef joins The Rocks’ historic Scarlett Restaurant (Sydney)

November 13, 2016

Joey Dela Victoria’s enviable portfolio is an impressive flurry of hats and stars, all which have come to shape his career as he has worked in the likes of Balzac (when it had two chef hats) and Quay (when it had three chef hats), London’s famous Maze Restaurant, and two Michelin starred The Ledbury. The […]

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The Rocks’ 12th annual Australian Beer Festival returns this October (Sydney)

September 25, 2016

12 years in and Australian Beer Festival still remains one of Sydney’s most loved brew-focused events, bringing more than 120 beers and ciders from across the country to the historic surrounds of Cumberland and Gloucester streets in The Rocks. 30 different breweries are on board this year, preparing to set up stalls for the two-and-a-half-day […]

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Tuxedo is Sydney’s first bar dedicated to espresso martinis

August 15, 2016

Here’s where you get your second wind after a long-ass working day, Sydney; a bar built on the notion of good, energising hits of coffee that has been shaken, not stirred. That’s right, the city has gotten it’s first ever bar dedicated to the ever-loved espresso martini, combining the love of good coffee with good […]

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Caffeine aficionados to flock to The Rocks Aroma Festival this weekend (Sydney)

July 18, 2016

Coffee. Nectar of the gods. Sweet, black gold. It’s not surprising that an annual festival celebrating one the finest beverages to ever have been invented does exist. Coffee aficionados prepare to unite this coming Sunday 24th July at heritage listed, iconic venue that is The Rocks in Sydney, to sample and be educated on the […]

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Review: Blu Bar on 36 at Shangri-La Hotel – The Rocks (Sydney)

April 10, 2016

To truly take in the many incredible perspectives available to us in Sydney it’s necessary to scout around The Rocks, Walsh Bay, and similar areas to find the various vantage points that are unique to this city. Blu Bar on 36 springs to mind when thinking about these vantage points, a long-standing bar 36 floors […]

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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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Saké Restaurant & Bar launches seductive new after-dark haunt Dragon Lounge (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

Hump days are ending on a seriously stylish level from here on in!  Wednesday nights at SakĂ© Restaurant & Bar  in The Rocks now feature the Dragon Lounge, a sexy, sensual after-hours hangout in a hidden, upper level of the restaurant’s building on Argyle Street. From 9pm every Wednesday, Dragon Lounge  offers a mid-week, upscale retreat for those who want to linger […]

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Ananas Bar & Brasserie will expand to Darling Harbour to make way for El Camino Cantina (Sydney)

March 30, 2016

Give El Camino Cantina  a big warm “hola” when it sets up shop in The Rocks this May; the Urban Purveyor Group will open its first Austin-inspired Tex-Mex restaurant in The Argyle precinct, replacing their acclaimed French gem Ananas Bar & Brasserie, which will be moving on down to Darling Harbour as part of a new development with indoor and alfresco […]

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Review: Grain Bar at Four Seasons – The Rocks (Sydney)

February 14, 2016

Four Seasons is one of the most recognised luxury accommodation properties in all of Sydney, and with them now housing Mark Best’s acclaimed Pei Modern, it makes sense for them to up their game when it comes to their Whisky-loving Grain. Situated off George Street and right near The Rocks, the warm, welcoming bar has […]

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Ananas will bring back their popular Atlantic Lobster and Champagne Brunch Buffet this month (Sydney)

February 11, 2016

In continuing their fabulous Champagne Brunch sunday series, quintessential French restaurant Ananas Bar & Brasserie in The Rocks will be bringing back their popular Atlantic Lobster and Champagne brunch this month, following an incredible reception when they debuted the theme last year. Not only is it a chance to dig into some Atlantic lobster, which […]

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Creperie Suzette – The Rocks (Sydney)

November 29, 2015

Just a few months ago, the artsy Harbour Rocks Hotel replaced their attached antique souvenir shop with a nice and simple French creperie, working with the title Creperie Suzette. Modeled with a vintage, raw aesthetic in mind, remaining consistent with the area’s historic past, the venue has been a daytime hit for the hotel, attracting […]

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Kansas City Shuffle – CBD (Sydney)

November 28, 2015

One of the The Rock’s newest and most exciting cafe openings this year has been Kansas City Shuffle, a venue that occupies the space formerly home to the Cadbury Chocolate factory, and is just a stone’s throw from Wynyard station. The very conveniently located cafe has already racked up a solid fan-base, thanks to those […]

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Ananas Bar & Brasserie’s Halloween Champagne Brunch – The Rocks (Sydney)

November 9, 2015

French hotspot Ananas Bar & Brasserie has been hosting special Champagne Brunches once a month for awhile now, pulling on various themes from Willy Wonka to Winter Wonderland. The well-received concept is refreshing and playful, spinning the traditional champagne brunch into lively buffets with free-pour packages, and a DJ for background music (themed, of course), […]

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Guylian Belgian Chocolate CafĂ© – The Rocks (Sydney)

November 8, 2015

Guylian Belgian Chocolate CafĂ© in The Rocks has a prime location for foot traffic, whether it’s tourists from the many cruises that ship in and out of Circular Quay or regulars who recognise the area as a regular haunt. As a chocolate-cafe chain (they have two other locations in Sydney, both by the water), Guylian […]

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The Cut Bar & Grill’s David Blackmore Wagyu Beef Burger – The Rocks (Sydney)

November 7, 2015

For one of the most recognisable and awarded steak houses in Sydney, The Rocks’ The Cut Bar & Grill has never really offered a burger on their menu. That’s all changed now; as part of their lunch menu, The Cut now offer up a David Blackmore Wagyu Beef Burger and it’s come after a great […]

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Kansas City Shuffle opens up in The Rocks (Sydney)

November 7, 2015

Kansas City Shuffle (KCS) has given The Rocks has a shiny new cafĂ© to play around with, and this one is far from your standard newbie. For one, it comes from the ultra reliable Ben Sweeten, standing as his seventh cafĂ© venture, after involvement in successful venues like Joe Black CafĂ© and Proud Mary. Secondly, […]

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