Handmade pasta bar Flour Eggs Water takes over Besser in Surry Hills (Sydney)

Crown Street pasta bar Besser is no more, having now been reshaped and reborn as the second location for Flour Eggs Water. While both brands are more casual members of the A Tavola family, owner Eugenio Maiale made the decision to tighten the focus on Flour Eggs Water, mirroring Tramsheds’ resident Italian staple with a dedication to pasta handmade from a theatrical open set-up and a daily-changing menu highlighting seasonal produce sourced from artisan providores. ... Read More | Share it now!

Golden Age Cinema is serving up cherry pie at their two-day David Lynch marathon this weekend (Sydney)

Petersham’s Daisy’s Milk Bar has hooked up with hipster favourite Golden Age Cinema & Bar to celebrate the imminent arrival of David Lynch’s long-awaited reboot of Twin Peaks. How so? The lively milk bar will be serving up slices of their gorgeous cherry pie as the Surry Hills cinema present two days of Lynch classics in a themed “Gold Lodge”.... Read More | Share it now!

The Dolphin Hotel has launched an Aperitivo Hour series with guest chefs, snacks and wine (Sydney)

After unveiling a new era last year and subsequently rising through the ranks to become one of the area’s hottest spots, The Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills will be using their dedicated Wine Room as a platform for a guest chef series fashioned as “Aperitivo Hour”. The series, which kicked off early last month and will continue up until the end of July will see various collaborations with some of Australia’s top chefs and restaurants – both casual and not-so-casual – as every week brings in a fresh face to handle “super-value” snacks to pair up with well-priced drinks. There’ll even be a few chefs from overseas.... Read More | Share it now!

Keg & Brew are doing vegemite pies and specially made 2-Up Pale Ale for ANZAC DAY (Sydney)

Along with Sydney’s annual ANZAC Day March, our national day of remembrance is often used to celebrate the relaxed way of life credited to this country. In other words, it’s always an excuse to spend the day with mates at one of Australia’s most beloved institutions: the pub. The harbour city’s seemingly endless collection of pubs always gets a work out on the 25th April, which is all the more reason to pick and choose the best to get the day going. Luckily the fine folk at The Good Beer Company are keeping things nice and simple for your big day out, drawing up a program that includes all-day games of 2-Up, an exclusive “Special Aussie” menu, and a whole heap of drink specials.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Salaryman swaps ramen for share-friendly Asian BBQ – Surry Hills (Sydney)

The popular Surry Hills restaurant and bar, Salaryman, quickly became known for seasonal left-centre takes on traditional ramen when it first opened in 2015. Glowing reviews and booming business sustained the concept for a year, but as a strong following built it became clear that a focus on ramen just wasn’t enough, hence a thorough re-do of the menu. Now ramen is nowhere to be found at Salaryman, the kitchen instead concentrating their collective talent on dishes inspired by the crisp flavours of traditional Asian BBQ; they’ve kept some of their most popular side dishes (such as the stunning prawn toast) but what you’ll find on the menu now is much more variety than ramen could ever offer.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Bangbang Cafe (Surry Hills) remains on the front line in Sydney’s ferocious burger wars

Concealed on Reservoir Street in Surry Hills, Bangbang Café remains a refuge for fresh salads, take-away coffee and gluttonous burgers, a menu which in the past year or so has placed the modest business in prime position on the front line of Sydney’s ongoing burger war. It oozes casual cool from its open, sun-lit shop front to its complete wall-sized chalkboard that teases the menu, blending into that typically laid-back Surry Hills lifestyle.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Juicy Lucy Diner – Surry Hills (Sydney)

When the team from Sugarcane opened their fiery red and orange homage to vintage tuck shops, Juicy Lucy, success seemed slow but steady. Word of mouth helped get the thing off the ground, seeing as it was on one of the more neglected strips of Surry Hills, but once it took off Juicy Lucy became one of the casual eats of the year; Asian-styled rotisserie chicken, massive burgers and wraps are regularly devoured by discerning devotees, pushing up demand high enough to justify an expansion. This wasn’t the kind of expansion that leaped over a few suburbs though – unlike Sugarcane’s permanent move to Coogee Beach; the new Juicy Lucy is literally located right around the corner from the original, propped up in the former site of Sugarcane on Reservoir Street.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Nour – Surry Hills (Sydney)

Going from owning and operating Cuckoo Callay, one of Newtown’s most beloved and youthful cafes, to running what is now a hatted restaurant in Surry Hills may seem like a huge leap for young restaurateurs Ibby Moubadder and Eleanor Harris, but it’d certainly come as no surprise to anyone who enters Nour. As soon as one steps off Crown Street through that large fantastical pink door and into an absorbing rose gold glow of peach and salmon pink, natural oak, and some really beautiful copper detailing, it’d be a safe bet to count on them becoming a regular.... Read More | Share it now!