Sydney’s newest Italian cafe is letting Nonnas eat for free

The team behind the seductively playful QT Sydney have recently overhauled the hotel’s street-level diner and transformed it into the city’s newest Italian eatery, Parlour Cucina.

Inspired by the café scene in Milan during the 1960’s, the space moves away from the beloved Parlour Lane Roasters and onto something entirely dedicated to traditional, uncomplicated Italian dining, which includes an “all-day” Sunday breakfast menu that stretches from 8am right to 2pm.

To celebrate the opening, the eatery has introduced a “BYO Nonna” concept, which simply means you bring the grandparent, they bring the spread, and Nonna’s eat for free.

It’s a confident statement, inviting the family member that has undoubtedly the highest standards when it comes to home-cooked Italian food. Though, there’s no doubt that Parlour Cucina will pass even Nonna’s discerning tastes, given the kitchen is focusing on simple, fresh produce and quality for simple menu items like a Berodier Melt or Panini Di Patate, which sit alongside boozy essentials like a signature Parlour Bloody Mary and seasonal Bellini’s.

Address: 49 Market Street, Sydney

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.