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Holy Basil opens new location in the heart of Haymarket

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Listen in if you’re a fan of Thai and Laotian cuisine, because culinary experts Holy Basil have added a third restaurant to their line up in Darling Square, right in the heart of Sydney’s Haymarket. Adding to the already pumping vibes and great restaurant choices in Darling Square, Holy Basil brings some extra flavour to the precinct with a high end bar menu featuring elegant Cocktails, premium Champagne (such as Ruinart) and delightful French Rosé (including Brad Pitt’s own Miraval Rosé). Stop by for an after work drink, or go all out and sample their fusion menu of the best blends of traditional dishes from Thailand and Laos.  Since the early days of Holy Basil, its owners, Louise and Tony, wanted to showcase distinctive food reflecting their own cultural heritage through these cuisines. Whilst offering a number of curries, soups, salads and stir-fries, the menu also presents a selection of premium ‘wow’ dishes including seafood (try the mussels!), Waygu beef and kingfish carpaccio. Each meal is meticulously executed with a focus on herbs and spices, and a delicate balance between sweet, sour and spicy, for a bold dish rich in flavour. A must-try is definitely the fried ice cream Holy Basil has become popular for! Holy Basil Darling Square is now accepting bookings and walk ins. 

Tokyo-cool Japanese restaurant in Darling Square, Bang Bang will shoot you down

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If you dig Japan and Japanese food, then new Tokyo eatery in Darling Square, Bang Bang, will more than do it for you. A little Shinjuku, a little inner-city Tokyo, a little seaside Sydney, Bang Bang is a Robotronic, steely decorated, neon-lit, Yakuza decorated haven of Japanese-cool restaurant on the city fringe of inner Sydney. Hard to find aside from the bullet-sprayed roller doors and hauntingly good Japanese scents wafting out the door, Bang Bang is on Steam Mill Lane underneath the Commonwealth Bank building, offering-up lunch to dinner for the more trendy eaters amongst us. Head chef Kokubo Yuji’s (ex-Nobu Tokyo) casual lunch menu is an array of Japanese favourites including omelettes, udon, curries, signature donburi, and ‘The Bang Bang Tebasaki’: a tower of double-fried chicken wings doused in a peppery soy glaze. They’re doing something new with the cuisine, playing with flavours and different versions of presentation that takes a different, but completely welcome step away from traditional Japanese eating. Think cocktails served in hollowed-out grapefruits, sushi platters presented on fresh slate sheets and a cocktail called the “otakuastic” served in a 1- litre butler pump, perfect for large groups. Bang Bang 14 Steam Mill Lane, Darling Square, Haymarket Opening hours: 11:30am-10:30pm