Review: Mezzanino Ristorante brings yum cha style Italian dining to Waterloo (Sydney)

Step into Danks Street Produce Merchants in Waterloo and you’ll be greeted by fresh produce, artisan goods, and an Italian dining experience housed in the the building where Fratelli Fresh once dwelled. Brought to you by the team behind Fourth Village Providore in Mosman, Danks Street Produce Merchants and the restaurant above it, Mezzanino Ristorante, offer authentic, fresh Italian food.... Read More | Share it now!

First Look: Cuckoo Callay’s Bacon Festival returns to Newtown for 2017 (Sydney)

Bacon Festival returns for its third instalment from 14 March at Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay. Running for 12 weeks, the festival features nine bacon-focused dishes alongside the usual menu. Paying homage to film festivals, the naming of the dishes has been inspired by iconic films. Cuckoo Callay sources produce from NSW farms that follow sustainable and ethical methods, supporting local pork once more at this year’s Bacon Fest.... Read More | Share it now!

Popular Growers Market (finally) returns to Pyrmont Bay Park (Sydney)

The well-loved Pyrmont Growers Market has relaunched in its original location at Pyrmont Bay Park. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the market is back bigger and better with outstanding local produce across the stalls. Established for 18 years but taking a 10-month hiatus last year, the market has returned as a result of the encouragement of locals and business owners.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: S’Age Bistronomy fuses French cuisine with Asian influences – Crows Nest (Sydney)

The lower north shore’s S’Age Bistronomy is unexpectedly great, calling on a fusion of flavours where east and west meet. Head chef Tomoyuki Usui has worked abroad before making Sydney his home, so it’s no surprise that his cooking brings French cuisine with Asian and especially Japanese influences. The beautiful presentation indicates French fine dining, but with the likes of soy sauce and dashi, there’s a contemporary take on classics.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Butler’s new head chef makes some welcome changes – Potts Point (Sydney)

Newly appointed Head Chef George Fowler ha brought a sharp focus on seasonal and sustainably sourced produce to make some changes at Potts Point favourite The Butler. Now with a team that also includes Danish-born Executive Chef Kasper Christensen (ex-Quay) and regular foraging sessions with forager and chef Elijah Holland (who worked with Kasper at Noma), food at the bar and restaurant is heading in a new direction, with those foraged ingredients taking the spotlight.... Read More | Share it now!

Handpicked Wines have opened a cellar door in Chippendale (Sydney)

A slick new cellar door by Handpicked Wines has opened its doors on Kensington Street in Chippendale. The simply named Handpicked Cellar Door promises guests a journey around Australia and the globe through the ever-loved scope of their quality wines. Far from traditional, the urban cellar door showcases a curated list of wines from some of the best winemaking regions and grape varietals from around the world, all focused in the one convenient spot for enthusiasts and those looking to dive deeper into the world of wine.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Lotus Barangaroo (Sydney)

Lotus is the latest restaurant addition to the flourishing dining destination of the harbourside Wulugul Walk at Barangaroo, a third Sydney restaurant for the brand following their original dumpling bar in Walsh Bay and their massive restaurant at The Galeries. Head chef Chris Yan (Lotus Galeries, ex-Billy Kwong and China Doll) takes on native Australian ingredients in a modern Chinese menu, a dining experience illustrated by those fantastic harbour views and a light, bright fit-out.... Read More | Share it now!

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

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 brunch menu at Bowery Lane delivers wholesome breakfast dishes.
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For a hearty start to your day, tackle the Scouts Breakfast ($16) of poached eggs, mushrooms, roast potatoes, crispy prosciutto, goats cheese, and parmesan crumbs. Comforting and full of flavour, this is the dish for you if your palate gravitates towards rich, robust tastes.
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The Hudson ($17) is a go-to dish for any corn enthusiast. Corn fritters are topped with poached eggs, pickled cucumber and complemented by spiced labneh, coriander & fried speck.
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Coffee is by Single Origin, tea is by Tea Craft, and juices or smoothies freshly made to order. The Cleanser ($8) is a vibrant mix of pineapple, beetroot, carrot, ginger, and basil. My Tropic Thunder smoothie ($8) is a tangy blend of mango, passionfruit, mint, and coconut milk, jammed with fresh island flavours.
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Stay tuned for a pending liquor license, ready to loosen up your weekend brunch date with cocktails and wine.
Bowery Lane
Address: 1 O’Connell St, Sydney
Weekend Brunch Hours: from 8am on Saturday and Sunday
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