Eat & Drink

Antidote Cafe

Using coffee and tea brewing techniques fromaround the globe, including pour over, trifectaand cold drip, get a regular coffee for $2.50 every Tuesday. The cafe has light snacks as well as lunch meals. The bacon and egg roll is a must have. This cafe is the perfect antidote to a long week at work. Level […]

Adriano Zumbo

Located outside the Lyric Theatre, this tempting kioskis popular for pre-show and intermission treats.The vividly coloured, delicately sculptured biscuitsand cakes are displayed in long glass cabinets likeart works. Zumbo’s full range of tarts, pastries, cakes and handmade chocolates are available, including large cakes for special occasions.   The Star, Kiosk 31 (outside Lyric Theatre), 80 […]

84 Union Street

Pyrmont’s newest venue. Predominantly a live music bar/restaurant, they’re open for lunch, dinner and supper. The cuisine is described as “Australian with an Asian twist”: interesting, tasty and uncomplicated. The decor is rustic – timber and corrugated iron with funky street art displaying iconic landmarks. The outdoor heated area makes it a great space any […]

The Return of Pyrmont Growers Market

BY RITA BRATOVICH A Saturday morning growers market has been as much a feature of Pyrmont as the iconic Anzac Bridge. For almost twenty years, farmers, producers and makers have been selling fresh natural produce and authentically made foods by the waters of Pyrmont Bay. When the markets were terminated last April, it left a […]

The Most Unmissable Dining Of Summer

BY RITA BRATOVICH If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! Sydney has many unique, fabulous restaurants for every purse and palate. Keep it quick and simple, or chill lazily in a salty cool breeze with a refreshing cocktail. City Hub has done the hard yards and rounded up the options to tick off your […]

New Age Dining In Sydney

BY NINA BEESTON Sydney’s food scene is undergoing a revolution. Foodies are increasingly moving away from the conventional evening in a restaurant, and towards new exciting ways to combine a love of food and socialising… in the comfort of the home, in the presence of strangers. One such concept is that of Sydney Soirée. Founded […]


EDITOR’S NOTE The City Hub has turned 21. Happy Birthday to us! We happen to believe we live in a damn cool city filled with culture, creativity and fun, and the Best of Sydney is the perfect homage to all the places that make it so. So to celebrate once again, we have compiled a […]


“The sauce is quite good,” I say, gesturing at the Burnt Cabbage ($18) with fish sauce butter. “It is. What do you think about Kiss,” my dining companion snarks, “it’s Chinese Ester, but at least Ester gives you the full half cauliflower.” The eclectic (and often inappropriate) music is not solely responsible for his mood.

Darlo Country Club

Gone are the eccentric lamps and mismatched antiques that made The Victoria Room so endearing when it burst onto the Sydney bar scene around eight years ago. The new quartet of owners - The Lobo Plantation’s Michael Hwang and Eddie Levy, and The Island's Adam Abrams and Julian Tobias – have redone the spacious loft with an L.A. country club in mind.

Food News – Food Tours

"You're always welcome here, to do your shopping, it is safe, like any suburb of Sydney," our Egyptian guide Sahar says encouragingly. It’s hard not to cringe a bit when Sahar explains Greenacre “is a beautiful village, the people here try as hard as they can to undo the perceptions people have of them from the media.”