As one of Sydney’s oldest English pubs the usual expectation of a little old world charm that comes with being a staple watering hole for Paddington locals may be warranted but it’s stumbling onto The Garden Restaurant, nestled beneath a cosy light filled atrium within the hotel’s quirky layout, that comes as a pleasant surprise. ... Read More | Share it now!
The Paddington Inn affectionately dubbed ‘Paddo Inn’ by locals is reigniting an old friendship with renown chef Matt Moran who began his illustrious career there over two decades ago. The Inn which is operated by Solotel gave Moran his first leg up in the industry and was the catalyst for a very prosperous partnership between Moran and Solotel’s Bruce Solomon.... Read More | Share it now!
One of Sydney’s most beloved and charming pubs, The Lord Dudley, has introduced The Garden, a new restaurant headed by chef Paul Medcalf. Opening after years of planning, the new addition to the quaint family-run English-style pub is committed to maintaining the strong reputation for food which has seen The Lord Dudley become a destination for both locals and those from across Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!
The simply named Italian Bar in Paddington and owners Flilppo and Simone Franchi have picked up a pretty sweet partnership with Italian liqueur Amaro Montenegro, tasking them with producing pizza dough that’s just a tiny bit out of the ordinary. Come Wednesday 22nd February, the homely venue will be throwing a “Made With Montenegro” party, in which they’ll be serving pizza made with Amaro pizza dough, which basically means the dough used to create their light, fluffy pizza will now be infused with the sweet-to-bitter flavour profile of the 130 year old Italian liqueur. ... Read More | Share it now!
Michelin-trained chef Ben Greeno has been leading the charge at Merivale’s The Paddington since it opened late 2015, and this week he’ll be overseeing the long awaited extension of that concept as the takeaway focused The Chicken Shop opens on Thursday 26 January. The small shopfront right next to The Paddington will be turned into an old-school chicken shop, peddling rotisserie meats, salads and sandwiches whipped up by Greeno and his team.... Read More | Share it now!
It has been a year of tremendous growth for Merivale and as we enter the final few months of 2016, Justin Hemmes’ hospitality empire is pulling some final tricks out of the sleeve. A stellar team of Merivale key players – Head chef Danielle Alvarez and cocktail duo Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall – are driving the group’s latest offering, which is a dual restaurant-bar in the heart of Paddington, worked around a philosophy of elevating produce with the use of both old-world and innovative techniques.... Read More | Share it now!
Few chefs in Australia command the type of ohhs and ahhs that regularly surround Guillaume Brahimi and everything he does. The man has not only become synonymous with the type of culinary mastery one would find at his eponymous fine-dining restaurant in Paddington, but proven his versatility over recent years with his more accessible Bistro Guillaume – one of which has now opened in Sydney CBD – as well as his newfound occupancy at storied backstreet Paddington pub Four In Hand. ... Read More | Share it now!
Now a few weeks into operation, Paddington’s revitalised Goodbar has breathed some necessary new life into Sydney’s nightclub scene, representing a move forward despite the weight of lockout laws still looming over the city. Owner Scott Robertson and Division Agency are behind the big refresh, taking on the iconic building at 11a Oxford St – which has seen a several incarnations over the past 10 years – and paying homage to its history, bringing back the legendary nightclub with modern twists and turns to update it for 2016.... Read More | Share it now!
Paddington’s famed Five Ways intersection has welcomed a new tenant with Tequila Mockingbird, a contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar that’s been gaining some serious traction with locals and visitors since opening a bit over a month ago. Co-owner Michael Fegent (ex-Sake) and Executive Chef Regan Porteous (Riley Street Garage) sit at the head of the new venture, channeling inspiration from their travels all over South America into an energetic, playful venue with a kitchen handled by Porteous along with Matt Taylor Watkins (ex-Bentley) and Gabriel Valenti, who was brought on over from Lima after working at famed Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Maido.... Read More | Share it now!
¡Qué bueno! Paddington’s just been given a heady shot of Latin America with the opening of new restaurant, Tequila Mockingbird. First time restauranteur, Michael Fegent (formerly Sake restaurants) took inspiration from his travels through South America, and wanted to replicate the food experiences he had to the Sydney market. Executive Chef Regan Porteous (Riley Street Garage, formerly Toko, Zuma, Maze) is also co-owner, and together they have built Tequila Mockingbird into a blend of flavours from all over Central and South America, from Mexico through to Argentina. ... Read More | Share it now!