Valentine’s Day Picks 2015

VDAY is almost here. If you haven't already booked that table for your bae at Quay; Here's our picks for a night of romance and goodtimes this coming forthcoming Valentines Day. Darren Templeton of Restaur...

Stillery Intercontinental | Double Bay

Located inside the Intercontinental DoubleBay is the sophisticated Gin Lounge and Bar "Stillery". Its a hotel bar with a difference - its gin centric and a wonderful one at this with a large array of gin too. T...

Belly Bao GoodGod | Chinatown

From the little guys that could; Belly Bao who specialise in the ‘Gua Bao’ -  a soft taco-shaped steamed bun filled with yummy eats. Belly Bao have been stalwart Paddo Market stall holders and now they've ...

Ferris Wheel Sunday | Lime and Tonic

Lime and Tonic has this Ferris Wheel Sundays Promo and we got this as a bit of an Xmas Pressie from Mansour. The Ferris Wheel Sunday happens til about March (before the weather cools down too much) and what you...

Playa Takeria | Darlinghurst

The old Fish and Chips by Fish Face spot on Darlinghurst Road is now home to a new face - Playa Frida Kahlo's face sits on the streetside of this Mexican Cantina. Playa Takeria is an authentic Mexican join...

Dragoncello | Surry hills

Dragoncello at 466 Cleveland street is the newest bar/restaurant in Surry Hills and we dig this. Its an intimate venue - with an upstairs dining room to open later but what we have here is an appealing bar dish...

Opera Bar | Sydney CBD

After a 5 week hiatus, Opera Bar is back. We attend the Relaunch and scouted out the new digs.  The new Opera Bar as envisoned by Matt Moran and the Solotel hospitality group features a charcuterie room, raw b...

Deli Wine Bar | Surry Hills

Deli Wine Bar is Surry Hills latest dive bar bistro venue - the strength of the venue lies in the powerful vista you'll encouter making your way to the venue. Someone casually mentioned that Sophia Street's vis...

Daniel San | Manly

We've been to Daniel San twice. Once for their mad cap Halloween party (we'd seen the fitout online and the open halloween party seemed like it'd be fun and it was) and the second visit was for an Sushi Masterc...

The Butler | Potts Point

The Butler is AppleJack's fourth venue (Bondi Hardware, The Botanist and Socal) being the first three. Like the others, all the AppleJack venues have a food and bar focus and this time, Hamish and Ben takes you...

The Governor’s Table | Sydney

So about a week or so back, we were hitting Sydney for #sydneyisOpen - a day where various Sydney buildings are open to the public who opt to (we mean pay to) check out the city and its Architecture. The check ...

Bowery Lane | Sydney

Located at the business end of town is Bowery Lane. Its tucked away what is a large coporate building but it's anything but a corporate commercial kitchen. We're here for a tasting and the range and diversity o...

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Room | The Stables Sydney

Located on Level 4 at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney is the just launched Johnnie Walker Blue Label Room. The Stables is a premium members only bar, with a rather incredible view and fitout. It is a dark...

Lobo Plantation – Rum Journal and Flights

The Lobo Plantation which is a now a multi award winning bar location at 209 Clarence is one of our favourites. Its an intimately luxuriant plantation themed rum bar, staffed by super friendly bar guys. Service...

Rupert & Ruby | Darlinghurst

Located at 78 Stanley Street is Icon Park's first venue - and when we say first - we mean there's rumblings of more to come. We drop in to visit Rupert (Fat Ruperts from Bondi) and Ruby (Ruby's BBQ). This colla...

Bar Surryhills | SurryHills

Bar Surryhill sits in the existing Rydges Surryhills bar area - and has since relaunched as a new venue serving up Sydney Brewery brews (on tap - there are 6 of the SB beers -from their glamarama, surryhills pi...

Push Bar | The Rocks

The Push down at the rocks has had a bit of change moving from pub kitchen/tapas into more of a smallbar/cocktail venue with an extended cocktail list (heaps at $16) : and most eats under $20. Considering the l...

Pocket Bar | Darlinghurst

Pocketbar sits round the back of oxford street and is run by the same guys who helm stitch and button bar, (button is a perennial favourite) and we really enjoy the time we spend there. Well, Pocketbar now has ...

The Bearded Tit | Redfern

All hail a new favourite. This one's going to be one to watch - The Beared Tit in Redfern - which is now open 6 days is a fantastic bar/small bar in Redfern that had a great crowd, a burlesque wonderland atmosp...