Olio Kensington Street will bring the soul of Sicilian dining to Chippendale (Sydney)

2016 was one of the best 12 month periods for new restaurant and bar openings in Sydney (lockout laws withstanding; on that note, good riddance Mike Baird), but just because the year is over doesn’t mean the momentum is slowing. Case in point: just a few weeks into 2017 and we’re already getting a shiny new restaurant for Chippendale’s dynamic Kensington Street precinct with awarded Sicilian-born chef Lino Sauro (Gattopardo in Singapore) who is taking root in Sydney with the opening of his Olio Kensington Street. Come 28th January, the internationally renowned chef will bear his soulful Italian cooking to Sydneysiders as the contemporary indoor dining room fits into the revitalised Old Rum Store. ... Read More | Share it now!

Chef’s Gallery open Chinese diner and burger joint Holy Duck! on Kensington St (Sydney)

The team behind successful contemporary Chinese brand Chef’s Gallery have just added to Chippendale’s Kensington St precinct in a big way, launching their very own dedicated duck restaurant Holy Duck!. Duck and other meats take centre stage at the quirky street food inspired diner-slash-burger joint, all showcased on a fusion style menu that looks to traditional Chinese roasts and BBQ.... Read More | Share it now!

Handpicked Wines have opened a cellar door in Chippendale (Sydney)

A slick new cellar door by Handpicked Wines has opened its doors on Kensington Street in Chippendale. The simply named Handpicked Cellar Door promises guests a journey around Australia and the globe through the ever-loved scope of their quality wines. Far from traditional, the urban cellar door showcases a curated list of wines from some of the best winemaking regions and grape varietals from around the world, all focused in the one convenient spot for enthusiasts and those looking to dive deeper into the world of wine.... Read More | Share it now!

Kensington Street Social introduce Express Lunch menu (Sydney)

Awarded chef Jason Atherton and his exciting Sydney establishment Kensington Street Social have been pulling their weight at The Old Clare Hotel for months, and now that they have a growing following the team have decided to kick up their offerings to include an Express Lunch menu. From Monday through to Wednesday, KSS will be balancing time and taste by adding their two cents into the growing need for speedy lunches that still bring in actual quality. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Bar Chinois – Chippendale (Sydney)

Bar Chinois has brought an interesting fusion of Asian and French flavours as the very first small bar-cafe to hit the ever-evolving Kensington Street precinct in Chippendale. Shaped into a double terrace near the entrance of hawker-style food court Spice Alley, the new venue stands bathed in a sultry glow which reflects off the homely front in a spectacular fashion, making way for an impressive entry as the gorgeous fit-out is apparent the moment you step through that casual entrance. As far as looks go, Bar Chinois is a winner; the small space is utilised incredibly well with cosy booths and hidden private areas upstairs.... Read More | Share it now!

The New Britannia is Chippendale’s newest gastro-pub in a hertiage listed building (Sydney)

An new gastro-pub has made its way into Chippendale, fitting out a heritage-listed building on Cleveland Street with what is the latest venture from bespoke hospitality crew Idle Group, the folk responsible for Darlinghurst’s Henrietta and Bondi’s Neighbourhood. With two of Sydney’s most loved venues as part of their portfolio, The New Britannia opens to some very high expectations, offering up craft beers, cocktails, and house-made pizzas with a nostalgic atmosphere, nodding to the building’s 1879 roots and former life as Millennium Bar Pizzeria Restaurant.... Read More | Share it now!

Silvereye and Sixpenny will collaborate on an exclusive dinner this month (Sydney)

Discerning diners around Sydney have long known that Sixpenny is one of the city’s best, and soon enough the recently opened Silvereye should be joining that rank seeing as Chef Sam Miller has been building up quite the culinary following. The two respected dining destinations will be coming together to collaborate over a special one-night-only dinner at Silvereye at the end of this month.... Read More | Share it now!

Kensington Street gets its first small bar and cafe hybrid with Bar Chinois (Sydney)

Chippendale continues to become the new hub for the hip and trendy as the Kensington Street precinct adds its very first small bar following huge openings like Kensington Street Social and Koi Dessert Bar. Bar Chinois is a double-storey terrace-style drinking hole with a French-Asian fusion, blending a café open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a night-time bar that’s open ’til late and adds greatly to the already buzzing atmosphere of the laneway. ... Read More | Share it now!