Dessert

The Lemon Tree

A little ray of sunshine has burst through the concrete brutalism of Australia Square. Its warmth can be felt in the greeting of Kate McMahon, who brings her expertise (and a martini) from Catalina.

Gazebo

The Gazebo dining room runs in a gentle curve from grand piano to kitchen, the ceiling studded with low-hanging lights.

Popolo

This is a confident restaurant that knows what it is, which is more than I can say for Google Maps, who seem to struggle with displaying where it is.

Pei Modern

It takes a strong restaurant to knock down previous tenants, The Woods, but Mark Best has cleared the trees - and a few walls – in the Four Seasons to bring his famous Melbourne bistro to town.

Food News – InterContinental Double Bay

All eyes are on the InterContinental Double Bay, set to launch in November. Providing Sydneysiders with the perfect bayside retreat, this hotel refurbishment (it’s the old Ritz Carlton) is poised to breathe new life into Double Bay.

Charing Cross Hotel

As people open the doors into the newly renovated Charing Cross Hotel, you’re likely to hear a sharp intake of breath.

Bar Fly: Brooklyn Social

’m so full; I think this might be how I die… death by fried chicken. Brooklyn Social is both late-night rock’n’roll bar and delightfully sleazy diner, decked out in dark wood, exposed light bulbs, and vintage signage.

Bistro Mint

Stolen Rum flamed at the table then liberally applied to a Rum Baba ($14) is just a taste of things to come, explains Sebastien Lutaud, Restaurant Associates’ General Manager of Culinary Services.

Daisy’s Milkbar

The Beach Boys on the speakers, pin-up girls taking orders, a cordial station, jars of sweets and gingham curtains… If this place was any cuter I could be sick.

All Good Things Eatery

As well as delivering a bonzer brekky, Kingsgrove’s hippest café is open for dinner, every Thursday to Saturday night. Plan your meal around the sweets.