The Grounds of the City extends opening hours to include late-night sessions (Sydney)

Since it opened earlier this year, The Grounds of the City has quickly established itself as one of the go-to spots for communal dining in the CBD. Though a 5pm closing time coupled with high demand meant longer wait times and a big no to after-work sessions; luckily that’s all been fixed now (well except for Mondays) because the charming coffeehouse-inspired restaurant is now operating with extended hours, opening until late from Tuesday to Sunday.... Read More | Share it now!

INDU is now doing Saturday lunches for a limited time (Sydney)

Dr. Sam Prince’s INDU has become quite the force on Sydney’s dining scene, edging to the top with charming contemporary Indian and Sri Lankan food inspired by the Doctor’s time spent in the coastal villages of those regions. The underground CBD restaurant has also just changed up their menu, adding a few more dishes to focus more on what works, as well as staying committed to seasonal produce and a unique range that is both distinguished and adventurous. But that’s not the only change INDU have brought so far; in an effort to keep up with demand the kitchen has announced that they will now open for Saturday lunches ahead of the holiday season.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Weekend High Tea Buffet, Sheraton on the Park – CBD (Sydney)

After improving the design of their lobby-level dining space The Gallery, luxe Sydney hotel Sheraton on the Park have flipped the ‘on’ switch to their new afternoon high tea experience, a decadent buffet-style approach to the elegant tradition. There aren’t many high tea offerings around Sydney which allow you access to a buffet, so this one is of particular interest, especially since the traditional approach is notoriously light on food. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Norsk Dor – CBD (Sydney)

Mystery surrounds CBD restaurant Norsk Dor, a unique Scandinavian venture from a team that has up until now been best known for their work behind small bar Uncle Ming’s. If it wasn’t for the modest signage and menu standing outside on Pitt Street, it’d be difficult to discern what the street level entrance actually leads to. The large stainless steel door and dreary staircase leading down to a inauspiciously dim corridor may seem like a waypoint to yet another Gentlemen’s Club (the strip is populated with them), but the creepy howling and sounds of nature that follow you down the stairs should be enough to let you know that you’re about to embark on something much different to a world of flashy lights, dodgy business deals, and scantily clad women. ... Read More | Share it now!

Café Ananas takes over Café Nice with fine French and Champagne brunches in Circular Quay (Sydney)

Ananas Bar & Brasserie fans bemoaning the departure of their favourite restaurant from The Rocks precinct don’t have to wait for its reopening in Darling Harbour in September to munch on their celebrated French cuisine.  Café Ananas will take over sister restaurant Café Nice‘s location at 2 Phillip Street.  It’s a name and signage change for the Phillip Street restaurant, as Café Ananas’ menu will draw inspiration from the original Ananas Bar & Brasserie in The Rocks as well as some favourites from Café Nice, making it a true hybrid of the two.... Read More | Share it now!

Grain Bar’s new menu pairs premium spirits with cured meats and caviar (Sydney)

Cured & Caviar is what the team over at Grain Bar are calling their new concept menu, which launched only a few weeks ago, highlighting a strong focus on fine, premium spirits (of which they have plenty, given it’s the bar at the lush Four Seasons) with house-cured meats and caviar. It’s the only pairing menu of its kind being offered in Sydney right now, and it aims to bring out the complexities of spirits served neat with the use of these foods.... Read More | Share it now!