Spanning the entire month of October, Good Food Month Sydney brings lovers and creators of excellent food together to celebrate Australia's spectacular, ever-evolving foodie scene. Celebrating 21 years of unforgettable food events, endless dinners, fêtes, Q&A’s and markets, we’ve pulled together a mouthwatering edit of exclusive events at this year's legendary food festival.
Lavendra’s event will explore the differences behind what diners know of British Indian Cuisine and Anglo–Indian Cuisine. From Bombay Aloo and Bandgobi Bada, to railway goat biryani and carmamom trifle, prepare to be wowed.
Tuesday 1st October, from 6pm
5 Walker Street, Lavender Bay
In a sandstone cottage in Surry Hills, Loluk Bistro is French through and through – from the décor, to the staff and the cuisine, which is inspired by the owners’ upbringing in the South of France. For Good Food Month, they are whipping out the raclette. You can indulge in all-you-can-eat potatoes, salad, cornichons, onion and pickles topped with cheesy goodness. You’ll also get a plate of charcuterie, plus all-you-can-eat profiteroles for dessert – if you can fit them in!
Tuesday 1st October, 6pm-10pm
2/411 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Alberto Ranalli, head chef of Lane Cove's Little Red Robin, will be joined by Tim Talam of Masterchef and VIC'S Premium Meat's to present a dinner celebrating sustainable game meat Guests will enjoy a bespoke menu of sustainable game plus a Q&A session with Tim. Alongside each course, you will sip on matched premium wines from Europe. Now, that's what we call a feast!
Thursday 3rd October, 6:30pm-10:30pm
4/85 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Join guest chef Lennox Hastie, of Sydney's two-hatted Firedoor, for a five-course feast in the picturesque Southern Highlands. Complete with locally farmed and freshly foraged wild harvest produce, all the senses will be indulged while guests relax on the banks of the Southern Highlands’ Wingecarribee River. And of course, dinner will be served with award-winning local wines.
Saturday 5th October, 5pm-10pm
Bungendore Road, Moss Vale
In tribute to the late great French chef Paul Bocuse, Clove Lane are serving up a delectable five-course shared menu, degustation dinner. A carefully curated collab between resident chef and owner Emile Avramides and guest chef Matthew Butcher, each dish champions chef Bocuse's "nouvelle cuisine" style. In honour of his memory, 50% of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to cancer charity Camp Quality.
Thursday 10th October, 7pm-10pm
$150pp (50% of Proceeds to Camp Quality)
19 Clovelly Road, Randwick
If you love Japanese cuisine then this is the dinner you need to book. Alexandria's No.5 Restaurant & Bar is hosting a saké dinner night this October, boasting seven courses with matching saké and umeshu. From umami dressing to yuzu curd, get your tastebuds ready for a flavoursome ride.
10th & 24th October, 6pm-10pm
5 McCauley Street, Alexandria
Spend your Sunday afternoon at SOUTH on Albany with a wine-fuelled seafood feast. Showcasing the very best in local, seasonal produce, each beautifully presented dish will be accompanied by an equally delicious glass of local wine.
Sunday 13th October, 12pm-4pm
3/65 Queen Street, Berry
For just one Sunday, Willoughby Road shuts down to transform into an exciting street market. From food and drink, to live entertainment, the Crows Nest Street Festival showcases the best of the best in local produce and cuisine.
Sunday 20th October, 10am-5pm
Willoughby Road, Crows Nest
Want to learn how to make authentic Southern Italian pasta this Good Food Month? Sydney CBD's Secolo Dining is offering a pasta making lesson, where you learn the traditional art of making gnocchi. Once you have made your batch - that you will get to take home - you will be treated to dinner (gnocchi and wine, of course).
Wednesday 23rd October, from 5:30pm
Secolo Dining, Ground Floor, Legion House, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
For their 5th Birthday, guests are invited to join the celebration of five fantastic years of Chiswick residing within the stunning Art Gallery of New South Wales. With live jazz, gardening demonstrations, a delicious selection of desserts, an array of snacks, and even a build-your-own spritz bar, this year’s event will be sure to impress.
Sunday 27th October, 12pm-3pm
Free entry ($5-$15 for food and beverage)
Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Sydney
To celebrate all things Italian, head to Sydney's Little Italy. The Norton Street Italian Festa brings together food, drinks, cars, entertainment, stalls and events, for the best foodie fun day.
Sunday 27th October, 10am-5pm
Norton Street, Leichhardt
Cirrus will play host to industry legends Greg Doyle and Grant King for a one-night-only kitchen takeover. Featuring a specially curated five-course menu starring some of Pier’s most iconic dishes, this decadent feast is the ultimate fine-dining foodie event.
Tuesday 29th October, from 7pm
23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Drawing inspiration from two cities, celebrity chefs Luke Mangan (glass brasserie & Luke's Kitchen, Sydney) and Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino, Melbourne) are joining forces to serve up an Italian appreciation dinner. Dishing up four courses - two from each chef - along with matched wines, diners are in for a "real Italian" feast.
Wednesday 30th October, 6:30pm-9:30pm
8 Danks Street, Waterloo