Here are three of the best Lunar New Year celebrations in Sydney for 2018

Lunar New Year is right around the corner, ushering in the Year of the Dog with the traditional festivities which always inspire a general celebration of Chinese culture, good fortune, longevity, wealth and happiness. As always, there will be a bunch of celebrations from some of the city’s best restaurants and precincts and to make the most of it you’re going to want to keep this guide handy. To help you eat your way through the celebrations with generous, shared family-style feasts we’ve put together a small list of some of the best ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in Sydney. ... Read More | Share it now!

The Grounds of the City extends opening hours to include late-night sessions (Sydney)

Since it opened earlier this year, The Grounds of the City has quickly established itself as one of the go-to spots for communal dining in the CBD. Though a 5pm closing time coupled with high demand meant longer wait times and a big no to after-work sessions; luckily that’s all been fixed now (well except for Mondays) because the charming coffeehouse-inspired restaurant is now operating with extended hours, opening until late from Tuesday to Sunday.... Read More | Share it now!

T Totaler brings hand-blended tea and French earl grey chocolate latte to The Galeries (Sydney)

After building a passionate following with their Newtown store, Sydney’s beloved T Totaler, purveyor of hand-blended tea, has opened up a little bit closer to the heart of town, securing a small but impressively designed space in The Galeries. Opening up opposite Incu the purveyors of locally grown artisan tea have lined the new bright and cosy store with tea tubes and jars, looking like an ultra-modern apothecary that so happens to smell like a tea enthusiasts dream.... Read More | Share it now!

The Grounds of Alexandria will be opening their Sydney CBD spin-off this month

One of this year’s biggest openings is upon us. The crew behind the famous Grounds of Alexandria is now putting the finishing touches on their hugely anticipated Sydney CBD opening: The Grounds of the City. Mirroring much of what made the sprawling inner-west property such a huge hit for both locals and visitors, this big second location for The Grounds will complete the ongoing transformation of The Galeries, located right in the middle of the city opposite Queen Victoria Building. ... Read More | Share it now!

Japanese fast food chain HottoMotto opens first Australian outlet in Sydney

Following the successful entry of Yayoi into the Australian dining scene, Japan-based company Plenus have begun what they hope will be a nationwide expansion for another one of the popular brand’s, Hotto Motto. The well known bento box chain, which boasts around 2,656 locations world wide, has chosen Sydney’s The Galeries as their first port of call, a seamless fit nearby the precinct’s Yayoi restaurant. ... Read More | Share it now!

The Galeries to host four-day spring social this week (Sydney)

One of Sydney CBD’s best known retail and dinging precincts, The Galeries, will be steaming into spring with a four-day celebration of the hub’s colour and culture curated into a program they are calling Spring Social. The yearly event will be illustrated with an installation of bespoke greenery snaking throughout the centre, heralding the lively season as the space turns into a pop-up Japanese zen garden with exclusive dining menus, demonstrations, pop-ups, and live music. ... Read More | Share it now!