Review: Handmade seafood pastas a strong point for Olio Kensington Street (Sydney)

Looking out those big arched windows down onto bustling Kensington Street while heaping through some lovely handmade pasta in a generous, well-designed historic space atop The Old Rum Store is my idea of a good evening out. As is sipping a perfectly refreshing nergroni on an open-air terrazza (terrace) while the faint summer breeze blows through a bright, energetic bar area. Luckily Olio offers both. ... Read More | Share it now!

Grant Collins has opened a new gin bar on Kensington Street (Sydney)

Kings Cross favourite The Powder Keg may be no more, but world renowned mixologist Grant Collins hasn’t given up on owning one of the most comprehensive and playful gin-focused small bars in Sydney. Now, the visionary bar consultant is heading up Gin Lane, a sophisticated new small bar that has just opened in the vibrant Kensington Street precinct in Chippendale, replacing what was once Bar Chinois.... Read More | Share it now!

Multi-sensory creative showcase “Singapore: Inside Out” takes over Kensington Street this weekend (Sydney)

This weekend Chippendale’s vibrant Kensington Street precinct will be hosting various works from a diverse group of artists, chefs, designers, filmmakers and photographers from Singapore. Singapore: Inside Out, a multi-sensory creative showcase which has seen enormous success in cities like New York and Tokyo, will be stretched across three days, kicking off tonight with a loaded program that welcomes guests into a dynamic, immersive environment that serves to highlight how these creatives have grappled with the theme of “movement” through their chosen craft, presenting engaging works that will transform this small slice of Chippendale in intriguing ways.... Read More | Share it now!

The Lansdowne has Mary’s burger pizza, fish finger sandwiches and kimchi pancakes on the menu (Sydney)

Though the enormous – and enormously important – opening weekend for The Lansdowne is done and dusted, the triumphant return of the Sydney icon still has a long way to go. The much talked about re-opening has already marked a big win for the resurgence of the city’s once-smothered live music circuit, but there’s more to it than that. It’s past life as a go-to for cheap-as-chips and just “decent” pub fare and good ol’ fashioned drinking sessions has been built into so much more by new owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, who have worked on the food menu with chef Phil Morgan. These three have set Paddington’s The Unicorn up as one of the best pubs in the city, so you better believe great things are in store for this Chippendale institution.... Read More | Share it now!

The Clare Bar set to dominate weekends in Sydney

Though it’s always buzzing with everyone from students (UTS is right across the road) to day-drinking professionals, Chippendale’s The Old Clare Hotel is set to make the most of their weekends in Sydney with two curated events on each leisurely day. They’ve already launched their Saturday Sessions as of earlier this year, but next month the classy-casual venue will be sprucing up their Sundays with “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.... Read More | Share it now!

Koi Dessert Bar introduces insanely intricate KitKat chocolate sphere by Reynold Poernomo (Sydney)

Fresh from opening up his second store for Koi in Ryde, former MasterChef favourite Reynold Poernomo has just announced a pretty damn tempting collaboration with KitKat. Taking inspiration from there experimental KitKat Chocolatory range, Reynold has crafted an exquisite, limited edition chocolate dessert going by the name of KitKat Secret Garden, and he’s going to be serving it up from Koi Dessert Bar in Chippendale.... Read More | Share it now!

New cafe Concrete Jungle opens on Kensington Street (Sydney)

As Chippendale’s Kensington Street precinct continues to grow, Sydney welcomes a fresh new café by the name of Concrete Jungle, an apt name for a space that has been brought to life with touches of vibrant greenery, shaped as a “serene oasis” in the midst of one of the city’s busiest areas. Though a large amount of natural light helps the cafe’s rose gold glow spring to life, its not just about the aesthetics as the new menu is being handled by Bryan O’Callaghan, who has worked wonders over at eastern Sydney favourite Harry’s Bondi, in partnership with co-owner Mo Mrad (founder of Culture Bean in Kogarah). Joining the duo is sous chef Iain Haywood, who comes from London’s Chez Bruce to help the kitchen maintain its focus on sustainable ingredients and creativity. ... Read More | Share it now!