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The Bar at Sydney Common unveils new menu and aperitivo hour

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The Bar at Sydney Common, located within the prestigious Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, is set to unveil a new bar menu and aperitivo hour. Launching on Friday, June 14, the new menu will be offered within Sydney Common’s dedicated bar in the venue’s glass atrium with sweeping views over Hyde Park. The new offering will provide guests of Sydney Common the perfect moment to relax with a martini or as a leisurely stopover on the way to dinner in the dining room. As part of the new beverage program, the venue will introduce an aperitivo hour offering from Tuesday to Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with $8 mini martinis alongside $6 wines, gin & tonics, and Sydney Beer Co lagers. “Whether you’re joining us for aperitivo hour on the way home from work, or looking to extend your dining experience with a martini or glass of Champagne and some premium snacks on your way to dinner in the dining room, our new bar menu is the perfect new addition to round out the Sydney Common experience,” says head chef Jamie Robertson. The new bar menu will offer an array of small plates to complement the existing dining room offering, which highlights Jamie’s philosophy of allowing produce to shine in a simple, pared-back manner. Menu highlights include Sydney Rock Oysters with finger lime and rice vinegar; roasted artichokes with parmesan custard; fried whitebait with Sichuan salt; prawn katsu sandwich; and a cured meats platter with Wagyu bresaola, saucisson, and LP’s mortadella; alongside a selection… Read More

Top restaurants open in Sydney this Easter weekend

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Easter weekend in Sydney is not just a time for egg hunts and chocolate bunnies; it’s also an opportunity to explore the city’s vibrant culinary scene. From waterfront dining with breathtaking views of the Harbour to cosy laneway eateries serving up inventive fusion cuisine, Sydney offers a plethora of dining experiences to make your Easter weekend unforgettable. Whether you’re in the mood for freshly caught seafood, authentic Italian pasta, or a modern Australian feast, we’ve scoured the city to bring you the best places to eat in Sydney this Easter weekend. Hop into Easter at The Rocks, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour with a range of long lunches and exclusive Easter menus.  The Rocks Promising some of Sydney’s best Easter eats, indulge in a themed afternoon tea, signature hot cross buns and artisanal goods. More details here. Darling Harbour Elevated Easter feasts, family fun and long lunches! Darling Harbour truly is Sydney’s hub for Easter festivities, no matter what you’re looking for. More details here. Barangaroo Embrace the true essence of the Easter long weekend by indulging in long lunches, feasts and sweet treats by the water in Barangaroo. More details here.

New restaurant to try: Fior in Gymea

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Set against the dynamic backdrop of Gymea’s evolving landscape, Fior emerges as a beacon of culinary innovation, welcoming food enthusiasts to a world where Italian elegance meets Australian charm. At the helm of this exciting venture, Rosier and Fanning bring their formidable expertise, honed at their popular establishments in Surry Hills, to curate an unparalleled dining experience in the Sutherland Shire. The anticipation for Fior’s opening is palpable, reflecting a community’s eagerness for a fresh gastronomic destination. This restaurant is not merely about filling seats but about stitching together the fabric of local culture with threads of global cuisine. The transformation of a familiar site into a vibrant eatery encapsulates the duo’s vision for renewal and revival. Fior’s menu is a loving ode to culinary craftsmanship, blending the rustic allure of Italian cuisine with the vibrant flavours of Australian produce. It is an invitation to explore dishes that speak of tradition and innovation in equal measure. The promise of a roaming gelato trolley and an aperitivo hour, unlike any other in the Shire, adds layers of anticipation and excitement to the dining experience. As Gymea awaits the opening of Fior, it stands on the cusp of a new culinary era. The restaurant is set to become more than a place to eat; it aims to be a destination that fosters community, celebrates diversity, and redefines the essence of hospitality. With its doors poised to open at the end of April, Fior is ready to welcome diners to a space where every meal is an occasion… Read More

Where to eat in Sydney when you’re feeling fancy

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At Aria and North Bondi Fish, there’s a whirl of exciting activity as we prepare for the end of the year. North Bondi Fish (NBF) has reintroduced their much-loved takeaway menu, perfect for savouring as you enjoy the sun-soaked Bondi sands. You can indulge in a variety of delightful dishes, including the daily selection of sashimi with wasabi, pickled ginger & soy, and the NBF fish taco with cabbage, chipotle and green tomato. Not to overlook, classic fish and chips and the NBF fish burger. On top of this, NBF presents Seaside Cocktails of the World, an exquisite collection of refreshing cocktails that will transport your senses to sun-drenched shores around the globe. Every weekend, you can let loose to the tunes of Sydney’s finest DJs, as you enjoy spicy margaritas and fresh fish in the golden hour at NBF. Over at Aria, weekday lunches are a luxurious affair. Enjoy the most beautiful views of Sydney Harbour as you indulge in dishes such as sweet corn agnolotti with preserved truffle, potato & cured egg yolk, and blue eye cod paired with cauliflower, poblano & macadamia. Aria also offers a pre-theatre dining experience every evening until 6pm, curated for guests to indulge before a show at the neighbouring Sydney Opera House. The New Year’s Eve celebrations at Aria promise to be an unforgettable experience. With two sittings, an early evening dinner from 5pm and a main event from 7.30pm, the evening will offer stunning floor to ceiling window views of Sydney Harbour. So, whether you’re at… Read More

Experience the Culinary Excellence at Alfie’s: Sydney’s Premier Steakhouse and Bar

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Alfie’s, a game changer in the Sydney restaurant scene, is now open. Reimagining the steakhouse model, this new venue from Liquid & Larder (the minds behind Bistecca, The Gidley, The Rover) serves up high-quality steak with an injection of charm and swagger. Alfie’s aims to disrupt the CBD’s trend of American steakhouses, offering an affordable, premium alternative. James Bradey, co-founder and director of Liquid and Larder, claims they are breaking the mould with Alfie’s, offering their signature high-quality food and drink in a fast-paced, vibrant setting. The restaurant, located on Bligh Street, is styled after the edgy underbelly of East London and offers a full sensory experience. The menu, curated by executive chef Pip Pratt and head chef Matt Thomson, is executed to perfection, featuring dishes like a $38, 220g Riverine sirloin, wet and dry aged on site for maximum flavour, and guaranteed to grace your table within 15 minutes of ordering. Side dishes designed to complement the perfect cut include Alfie’s bubble and squeak slaw, roast mushrooms, fire-roasted baby carrots, and hot chips with chip shop curry sauce. For the wine enthusiasts, Group Sommelier Kyle Poole’s list is filled with organic and sustainable classics. And for the early finishers, there’s a rotisserie ‘Beefetta’ special, Alfie’s take on porchetta, slowly cooked for five hours each day and available from 5pm each night. The striking bar is a destination in its own right, offering a daily happy hour from 4-6pm, with DJs spinning old UK grime and hip hop Wednesday to Saturday from 6-10pm. The drinks… Read More

The Ambry Sydney: worth a visit?

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With its grand opening, The Ambry is set to redefine the Eastern Suburbs dining scene with its unique blend of tradition and innovation. From the moment you step through the grand glass frontage, you are enveloped in a world of culinary delights and an atmosphere of grandeur. The inviting lounge area and central bar present a myriad of choices for relaxation, whether you wish to enjoy a pint, a glass of wine, or indulge in a classic cocktail concoction from the impressive bar menu. Chef Carlo Della Sala, a native of Italy, expertly crafts each dish with a perfect blend of traditional Italian flavours and the finest Australian ingredients. The result is a gastronomic journey that takes you through a repertoire of club classics and Italian-inspired delicacies that tantalize your taste buds and leave you yearning for more. The Ambry not only promises an unforgettable dining experience but also a memorable journey that transcends beyond the meal. So whether you are planning a romantic dinner, a festive celebration or a casual night out, The Ambry guarantees to leave an indelible impression that lingers long after the meal is over. Experience the extraordinary transformation of the Eastern Suburbs culinary scene with The Ambry at Waverley Greens. Come, join us for a culinary journey that is as unforgettable as the view. We look forward to crafting memorable experiences with you in this haven for all occasions. With The Ambry, the culinary scene of the Eastern Suburbs is not just poised for transformation; it has arrived. More info… Read More

Peruvian in Sydney: welcome Warike to Surry Hills

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In the energetic culinary enclave of Surry Hills, there exists an intriguing gastronomic journey that has been steadily enchanting the palates of Sydney folk. Jointly owned by Luis Guzman, Valeriya Finogeeva, and Executive Chef Hector Chunga, Warike has rapidly ascended to the culinary spotlight, shaking up the scene with its unique intermingling of Peruvian and Mediterranean influences. Warike has become a byword for authenticity, innovation, and the invigorating thrill of novel flavours, evolving from an unassuming home-based start-up into a local dining sensation. “Our journey commenced when I began cooking at home during the lockdown. Our passion for sharing the diverse and stimulating flavours of Peru pushed us to expand beyond the limits of my apartment,” shares Luis Guzman, co-proprietor of Warike. Drawing inspiration from the traditional ‘Warikes’ of Peru—unassuming, hidden dining spots revered for their spectacular food and homely ambience—Warike recreates a similar atmosphere in its 46-seater establishment. The restaurant’s philosophy, which hinges on authenticity and shared enjoyment, is flawlessly reflected in its decor and warm, hospitable service. The creative menu at Warike is a beautiful testament to the harmonious fusion of Peruvian and Mediterranean gastronomy. Chef Chunga, whose rich culinary background spans Peru, Japan, and Australia, uses his enthusiasm and proficiency to design dishes that are as visually appealing as they are flavourful. The star dishes, such as the ‘Ceviche Clásico’ and ‘Lomo Saltado’, embody a perfect blend of Peru’s fresh, lively tastes with the robust, intense flavours of the Mediterranean. The menu adapts with the seasons, allowing Warike to utilise fresh Australian… Read More