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: Kittyhawk – CBD (Sydney)

It wasn’t hard to guess that the team behind Lobo Plantation would give Sydney one of it’s very best openings of 2016 – and that’s saying a lot, it’s been a huge year for food and drink around town – but what is surprising is the loose theme surrounding this new venture, Kittyhawk. The bar takes its name from a U.S P-40D fighter jet that dates all the way back to the French Liberation, so here one would find subtle nodes to Paris circa 1944, from WWII memorabilia and vintage maps to framed wartime posters and a large portrait of jets swooping over the countryside – all barely visible save for the flicker of candles and glow of hanging lights. ... Read More | Share it now!

The Lobo Plantation team open Parisian inspired small bar Kittyhawk (Sydney)

This past week, the team behind Sydney’s wildly popular Lobo Plantation, launched their long awaited second venture Kittyhawk, a 175 capacity cocktail bar which draws influence from the historic Liberation of Paris on August 25th, 1944. Co-owners Jared Merlino, Michael Hwang and Eddie Levy, worked alongside Alex Zabotto-Bentley from the award-winning design agency AZBcreative, to bring an authentic 1940s atmosphere to their new bar. As a result, Kittyhawk features large antique French Walnut doors, authentic Parisian bistro lighting, original 1940s posters and WWII curios, all centered around a 12-metre-long handcrafted American Oak bar.... Read More | Share it now!