After five glorious summers, the team behind one of Sydney’s most endearing, long-lasting pop-up bars, and one of Lonely Planet’s “Top 50 Bars in the World for 2015”, The Island Bar will be waving goodbye to it’s iconic location on Cockatoo Island, with last drinks set for February 29th of this year. The bar’s owners Marco Faraone and Mike Edkins chose not to renew their lease with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, instead moving their charming blend of shipping containers, pizza ovens, astro turf, and European beach-side style furniture to an undisclosed location in time for next summer.... Read More | Share it now!
Propped up at Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, from 20th Jan to 22nd Jan, an unmistakable ice-cream inspired 14mx14m jumping castle will be giving Sydneysiders and visitors to change to bounce their way to a free treat from Streets legendary range. Titled the Streets Ice Cream Jumping Castle, the three-day pop up will be encouraging people to take a break and have a little bounce on what is perhaps the most gleefully summer-appropriate jumping castle to ever hit Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!
MasterChef fan favourite Reynold Poernomo has achieved what many of his fellow contestants have yet to do, and opened up his own restaurant within a year of appearing on the popular reality TV show. His venue, Koi Dessert Bar, in the Kensington Street, Chippendale quarter of Sydney, is a two-level dessert-focused restaurant, with a ground floor café and an upstairs lounge and bar area, also offering savoury Indonesian dishes.... Read More | Share it now!
Last month, Bake Bar opened its third highly anticipated artisan bakery in the Kiaora Place redevelopment in Double Bay, making it the second Bake Bar shop to open in 2015, with the other being in Alexandria. Bake Bar now joins 20 specialty retail shops spread throughout the development, standing as the space’s only bakery.... Read More | Share it now!
Renowned venue The Argyle in The Rocks has announced a big trio of parties spread across this month, all designed after iconic beach locations around the world. Taking place over three big weekends, each party will draw inspiration from either Rio, Miami, and Ibiza as they transform the unique hot spot into a medley of thick deck chairs, palm trees, and beach balls.... Read More | Share it now!
There’s going to be some serious eating to do at Sydney Festival’s 40th anniversary this year as some of the city’s best and most innovative food outlets spread out over the festival’s four separate entertainment hubs, from Parramatta to Barangaroo, and of course Hyde Park. Everything from Gelato Messina’s carnival candy inspired creations and gelato doughnut treats to popcorn shrimp wraps by Saké Restaurant & Bar will be available for the duration of the festival, from 7th to 26th January.... Read More | Share it now!
Peter Gilmore’s stunning new Bennelong has been the biggest of big deals as far as restaurants go in Sydney this year, settling into it’s nice, spacious nook in Sydney Opera House and becoming one of the most sought after culinary experiences in the city. The team behind the restaurant are planning a bit of a special treat to bring in the new year, and one that will likely come with a bit of a smaller price tag than the full restaurant.... Read More | Share it now!
Potts Point’s popular Waterman’s Lobster Co. have announced that they’ll be bringing their juicy Maine and Connecticut styled lobster rolls, as well as all the other favourites, straight to Bondi Beach this summer, opening up a temporary front in Hall Street’s food hub. Located at the former site of Mexican small bar Mr Moustache, the pop-up will be operating from Boxing Day, this Sunday 26th December, for three months, designed to fit into the beach-side setting with a casual, relaxed atmosphere sporting natural, cool blue and grey tones.... Read More | Share it now!
If you went along the Sculpture by the Sea this year then you may have seen The Grounds of Alexandria’s magical, Hobbit-themed pop-up cafe, The Grounds House, propped in Marks Park. It was an essential part of the whole experience, with small treats, burgers, juices, and great coffee fueling the scene in Tamarama. Well, there’s no need to wait until ‘Sculpture’ returns to re-visit the enchanted pop-up, as it will be making a re-appearance from the end of this month at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter alongside Circus Oz and Water World Central.... Read More | Share it now!