Before he helps man the kitchen at Enmore’s forthcoming Queen Victoria Hotel, Merivale Dumpling Master Eric Koh has a few more weeks left running his dim sum pop-up, @EricKoh, at CBD bar Work in Progress. The pop-up was originally intended to last for six weeks through September, but an unsurprisingly high level of demand has forced Merivale to extend the residency until 23rd December this year.... Read More | Share it now!
We have but no choice to be more discerning when it comes to Italian food in Sydney; the proliferation of authentic, good quality Italian restaurants across the city has educated us all on the beautiful diversity this inescapable cuisine delivers. While the new ventures are consistently giving us a reason to fall in love with Italian food over and over again, it’s the older, established Italian institutions that remain at the head of the pack, and a brilliant example is Da Vinci’s in Summer Hill which, after making a name for itself amongst locals, was re-imagined by Nicola Piteo and Valerio Rossi after they purchased it over a year ago.... Read More | Share it now!
North Bondi Fish is at the head of North Bondi beach just below the RSL, a casual eatery looking out over that iconic beach scene with a breezy, playful interior. There’s little surprise as to why this extended from a six month pop-up into a permanent venue back in 2013; there’s something about fresh, clean seafood and salad that not only pair up with the wine, but the atmosphere as a whole, blending North Bondi Fish with it’s surrounds to make for one of the most well-rounded businesses in the area.... Read More | Share it now!
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), established now as one of the essential Sunday Sessions in Sydney for those that love their food and drink.... Read More | Share it now!
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café 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 are relatively new to the scene, but the brand is just as well established as Lindt or Max Brenner and has been for a very long time in Australia, thanks to those magnificent chocolate sea shells you grew up with an addiction for.... Read More | Share it now!
Candelori’s is a long-running, well-known restaurant in Western Sydney that more recently went through a major rework and now stands as, quite possibly, the best looking restaurant in the area. Step through that massive door and you’ll be met with an imposing space, designed to fit over 200 diners by stalwart design group DS17, who are responsible for the gorgeous fit-outs of CBD restaurants like Alpha and Lotus Galeries.... Read More | Share it now!
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 deal of experimenting in the kitchen.... Read More | Share it now!
Popular CBD Japanese restaurant Yayoi Sydney is now Yayoi Garden, and while the interior has the same casual elegance, the menu has slightly changed, with set tasting menus introduced to reflect the spring-summer season, while the sake list is even more extensive than before. My previous visit was a pleasant experience, delivering a Japanese dining experience which would rather stick to authenticity than water themselves down for the sake of accessibility; I was expecting no less when I walked through those big doors off Bridge St, greeted by the same meticulous service all good Japanese restaurants deliver.... Read More | Share it now!
Manta at Woolloomooloo wharf has revealed a new fit out, new menu, and new sommelier. Like a lot of other restaurants near the water, the focus is on seafood, but at Manta there’s a Mediterranean slant. Head chef Daniel Hughes is bringing back simplicity and provenance. It’s all about fresh produce that you can trace right back to the source. Origins of the seafood and meats are listed on the menus, so that diners can be more aware about where their food comes from.... Read More | Share it now!