An adventurous new watering hole in the heart of Sydney CBD, Jackalberry is the immersive cocktail bar you have been waiting for. Named after the native African tree, Jackalberry offers a glimpse of the world’s flavours with each of its thoughtfully concocted cocktails, delectable food offering and lush interiors. Allowing guests to be transported around the world without leaving the city, Jackalberry is the Inner City escape every Sydneysider needs to experience.
Industry Beans York St
Opening later this month, Melbourne's favourite café and coffee wholesalers are coming up to Sydney. Industry Beans will be unveiling a concept café in the heart of the CBD. Along with their signature brunch dishes and in-house roasted beans, expect some delightful surprises across the menu board. Set to shake up the Sydney coffee scene, be sure to keep glued to their Instagram for updates.
The Gardens by Lotus
Bringing their signature Chinese cuisine to the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship, Lotus has unveiled The Gardens by Lotus. The latest opening from Lotus Dining Group will offer a modern take on traditional Chinese high tea. Expect their signature dumplings and dim sum, along with a huge range of aromatic teas to help you relax into the tranquil garden setting.
Momo Bar. Dumplings & Poké Bowl
The newly opened Momo Bar in Dee Why dishes up so much more than its name suggests. Fast becoming a local favourite in Manly, foodies are flocking from all corners of the city to sample their famous Nepalese momos (Nepalese dumplings). The mushroom momos are mouthwateringly addictive, but their newly opened outpost branches out from the traditional Nepalese fare and offers Hawaiin Poke Bowls as well. Opening at 6:30 in the morning, early risers can get their brekkie fix in ...
If you follow Sitchu you know we are suckers for millennial pink venues, and Sunset Diner is the latest restaurant to pique our interest. The perfect aprés-beach hangout, this beautifully-styled oasis brings the Miami vibe to the Northern Beaches. Take a seat in the outdoor courtyard and peruse the souped-up menu of burgers, griddle dogs, salads, shakes, sundaes and moreish sides. Onion rings and truffle parmesan fries anyone?
This Newtown rooftop cocktail bar mixes traditional with modern when it comes to décor and food. With a light and bright atmosphere, friendly staff and stylish interiors, Tandem is the perfect spot for a nightcap with friends or a romantic rendezvous. Whether you sink into the cosy indoor space or relax in the courtyard, the creative cocktails, wide selection of spirits and rustic vibe will convert you into a regular.
Instead of the usual plastic cup, here, bubble tea is served in light bulbs. While novelty bottles are common across Asia, Holy Shake was the first to bring the trend Down Under, and the Instagram crowd is loving it. Some of the bulbs have actual lights at the bottom, and the innovation doesn’t stop there: the menu is creative, and the shop surprises customers with new bottles regularly.
Koi Dessert Bar
Ever since he wowed the crowds with his delectable desserts on MasterChef, Reynold Poernomo has been busy building a sugary empire. His Indonesian-inspired dessert bars are seriously the stuff dreams are made of. Instaworthy Koi Dessert Bar is just as delicious as it looks.
N2 Extreme Gelato
A social media sensation, N2 is known for their innovation in combining liquid nitrogen and gelato or sorbet. Staff don lab coats to whip up the desserts, which are bursting with flavour and layered with texture. The specials rotate all the time, so there's bound to be a new or downright quirky flavour to try every time you visit.
Ducet Cakes & Sweets
Haymarket has just scored a brand-new boutique patisserie, that churns out an enticing selection of desserts, cakes and treats. After the booming success of their first outpost in Burwood, inner-city dwellers can now get a taste of the action. Serving up innovative Asian-inspired treats that are equal parts delicious and Insta-worthy – from the creamy Signature Matcha soft serve, to their Galaxy chocolate mousse cake; a quirky take on the solar system – everything at Dulcet is guaranteed to satisfy ...
Edition Coffee Roasters
At this Nordic-Japanese café, the baristas go above and beyond with their brews. They roast the beans in-house and offer a range of methods: pour-over, batch brew, aero-press, cold brew, and Japanese drip. Yep, when you go to Edition Coffee Roasters it is purely about the coffee with a side of yummy dishes.
Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar
A sprawling Middle Eastern-inspired rooftop restaurant and bar is set to open at Westfield Sydney this month. From the team behind The Squire's Landing, Babylon boasts a restaurant, two large bars, a wood-fired kitchen, indoor-outdoor dining, a large outdoor terrace, and multiple private and semi-private dining spaces.Interiors are inspired by the once-thriving metropolis, as well as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Think abundant greenery and timber, juxtaposed against silky and velvety upholstery – sophisticated yet relaxed.For the curated cuisine, Head ...
Birch is a sophisticated culinary experience set in beautiful Moss Vale. The duo behind Birch brings an innovative and contemporary modern Australian menu that is seasonal based and teeming with locally grown produce. They have a five-course degustation menu, and host regular events throughout the year, such as the Winter Dinner Series.
Punjabi Fusion Sydney
Get ready to redefine everything you ever thought you knew about Indian cuisine – Punjabi Fusion is really pushing th boundaries on the Australian Indian food scene. Serving experimental reinterpretations of classical Indian favourites, this progressive Indian eatery will acquaint you with levitating plates, cold and hot smoking, theatrical liquid nitrogen presentations, among other inventive gastronomic techniques.
Reign at the QVB
The CBD's brand new Champagne parlour Reign is the only bar you need to know about. Situated within the heritage walls of the QVB, this chic watering hole is beautiful- from the pink-hued seating to the opulent lighting. Come night time, this luxe bar transforms into a buzzy late-night hotspot slinging Champagne by the bottle and perfected aperitifs. Open from Thursday to Sunday till 2am, Reign is the place to dine, drink and be seen.
Already dubbed Sydney’s prettiest café (and it's only been open a matter of weeks), The Social Hideout is an Instagrammer's dream. Whimsical interiors dominate, with walls adorned with over 17,000 flowers and a totally ‘grammable “Hello Gorgeous” neon sign that’s just begging to be snapped. Aesthetics aside, it's the deliciously playful menu (some dishes are even served in little golden bathtubs) that foodies are flocking back for. Taking influence from Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines, look forward to a moreish selection ...
Skittle Lane Coffee
On King Street, this coffee shop boasts Instagram-worthy interiors. Its two shiny La Marzocco coffee machines pump out the café’s house blend. There’s a selection of single origins, as well as a pour-over bar for filter fanatics. If you’re hungry, they have a menu that will satiate any cravings.
Revered for their cool climate wines, PepperGreen Estate takes full advantage of Southern Highlands rugged terrain. Producing premium wine and olives along the slopes of Canyonleigh, PepperGreen’s cellar door and tasting room is conveniently located in historic Berrima village. The full dining menu and share board selection are designed to showcase PepperGreen Estate’s wine and olives.
Eau De Vie
A prohibition style bar with relaxing leather couches and an impressive cocktail list. The team of bartenders at Eau de Vie will transport you back to a much-idolised era of jazz infused revelry with great service, drinks and music – needless to say, once settled in you’ll never want to leave.
Soft hues in a casual, yet sophisticated setting are the backdrop for beautiful handmade food and drinks. With a focus on small batch preparation, the menu changes weekly with local farmers delivering fresh produce to their door daily. Open from 8 am daily, Highland Merchants is a favored spot in Moss Vale village.
The Botanica Vaucluse
A lush oasis, The Botanica Vaucluse gives us serious interiors envy; from the pink velvet seats, crisp white tables, scattered greenery and luxe wallpaper. The botanical aesthetic translates across to their paddock-to-plate menu that features produce from their Jamberoo Valley farm and local suppliers. Their cocktail menu pairs well with a strong focus on their house-made gin. Their bespoke Easter cocktail puts Belvedere Vodka centre stage though, pairing it with Creme de Cacoa and Salted Caramel Syrup for a decadent ...
Neil Perry’s sophisticated Rosetta is an ode to regional Italian dining, with an ample seafood offering to sate even the most particular of connoisseurs. The emerald green and sapphire blue highlights of the tasteful interior hark back to luxurious Amalfi sojourns, while the comprehensive wine list and unending antipasti and pasta selection will lull you into a state of carbohydrate filled bliss.
Kittyhawk captures the essence of Liberation Day in Paris – when everyone was out dancing and drinking champagne to celebrate their freedom from WWII. The 1940s theme is continued with hand-dyed khaki leather booths, antique mirrors, vintage French tiles, and upholstery and wallpaper from the era complete with authentic artefacts like WWII squadron hats and Morse code devices. The attention to detail is amazing. And don't get us started on the drink selection.
Duck & Rice
Occupying an enviable rooftop position at Westfield Sydney, contemporary Chinese restaurant Duck & Rice is elegant, moody and modern. The interior design of the 400-seat restaurant is inspired by traditional Chinese and Art Deco styles from 1930s Hong Kong and Shanghai. Warm timbers are accented by cool marble and balanced with gold trim. Modern Cantonese cuisine reigns supreme at Duck & Rice, with a hint of provincial Chinese culinary influences woven through the menu. From dim sum and silky noodles, ...
If you’re after a quick and easy meal that doesn’t involve the deep fryer, then head on over to Lulu's Cafe on Crown Street. Known for their delectable poke bowls, they keep it simple and serve them with sashimi, rice and fresh fruit and raw vegetables. If you have the time, take a seat and admire the perfectly pink interiors and insta-worthy lighting.