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!

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!

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!

Reynold Poernomo offers special Ferrero Rocher dessert for Christmas at KOI (Sydney)

In just a few weeks renowned dessert chef and new Christmas ambassador for Ferrero Rocher, Reynold Poernomo will be celebrating his Sydney based KOI Dessert Bar being open for a year. What has now become a Kensington Street staple opened late last year and has since become a platform for Poernomo’s inventive approach to desserts, a highly sought after after-dinner spot and the new location for a limited edition Ferrero Rocher dessert, being offered up until Christmas.... 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!