Our 23 favourite Sydney restaurants, bars and cafes of 2016

Why 23? Are you turning into Buzzfeed with your arbitrary numbers based on how much you can be bothered googling and presenting to your readers as some kind of faux-authoritative listicle they’ll share with their friends and be like “omgod dis so me fo’ real, fam. Sc-uhhh-reaming!”? Well, not quite. There has been too many great openings in Sydney as of late, so we had to stretch the below list from the originally planned 20 to 23 because it was just too damn hard to leave even one of these out. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Bouche on Bridge – CBD (Sydney)

Ex-Rockpool, ex-Marque chef Harry Stockdale-Powell and his business partner Emma Darrouzet have recently added a charming restaurant and bar, Bouche on Bridge to Sydney’s busy Bridge Street, a destination strip that’s no stranger to both high end and casual dining with some of the CBD’s best restaurants either lining the road or standing nearby. It’d be a tough act to stand out among all these establishments, but within weeks Bouche has emerged as a vital resident, taking up in a 130 year old building. Bouche is split between two separate venues with the upstairs being a beautiful, dramatic sandstone dining hall and downstairs being a seductively sleek, contemporary cocktail and wine bar where the ever-reliable Matt Linklater (ex-Bulletin Place) takes a produce-driven, seasonal approach to mixology. ... Read More | Share it now!

Bouche on Bridge is the CBD’s newest fine-casual restaurant with an underground bar (Sydney)

Whether you classify it as casual or fine-dining, it’s sure going to be hard to look past Bouche on Bridge, the brand new restaurant and bar from English-born ex-Rockpool, ex-Marque chef Harry Stockdale-Powell on – you guessed it – bridge street. The long CBD street is no stranger to culinary excellence, and it’s looking like the newest kid on the block will fit right in with the likes of Eleven Bridge (formerly Rockpool Est. 1989) and The Bridge Room, and it’s not just because Bouche shares a similar love for the street’s name. ... Read More | Share it now!