BY RIDA BABAR Locals say it’s the best bar in Randwick, give it a try yourself! Bat Country is a quaint bar and restaurant on St Paul's Streett, the venue boasts an array of global recipes and cocktails that are sure to make this your new go-to. Brunch hotspot by day, and lively bar by […]
BY TESSA PELLE The historic Pumphouse Sydney in Darling Harbour has officially opened its doors to reveal a complete refurbishment of the famous venue. Guests are welcomed back to try a diverse collection of craft beers, explore the brand-new wine room and dive into a new, elevated menu crafted by Head Chef Anthony Kirk. The […]
BY RIDA BABAR There’s no shortage of artsy streets tucked away in the hustle bustle of Surry Hills, but in this writer’s humble opinion, Elizabeth Street and Foveaux Street are two of the best. If you’re after a cost-friendly, COVID-safe, outdoor activity for your Sunday afternoon, these self-guided tours along the suburb’s art streets are […]
The best dining experiences come when the combination of food, wine, cocktails and atmosphere work in harmony together. Luckily for Sydneysiders the outstanding new venue, Beckett's in Glebe has made this a core tenet of their philosophy. Founded by renowned theatre director Wendy Beckett and veteran chef Jeff Schroeter Beckett's is a must-visit for locals […]
Bulletin Place Tucked away in an alley near Circular Quay, Bulletin Place is worth sniffing out. Every day, bartenders bring in a fresh haul of market produce, and a new repertoire of cocktails is added to the menu, meaning you’ll rarely have the same drink twice. Check out their daily menu, and you’ll find combinations […]
This cocktail bar has an effortless, old world elegance but when the hospitality is so good, it's easy to forget you're sitting in a bar – you could be in the living room of a country manor. As the name suggests, Moya's specialises in gin and gin-based cocktails. The very friendly and knowledgeable bartenders are […]
This opulent underground drinking den will shield you from the heat while also tricking you into thinking you're in a Wes Anderson film. Inspired by the 1920s actress, Della Pringle, Della Hyde pays homage to luxe lobby bars from around the world.
I’m surprised to find Braised Mushrooms Bibimbap ($24) on the menu at Walsh Bay Kitchen. With charred vegetables, pine nuts, brown rice and abundant slippery oyster mushrooms, it’s a bibimbap that warrants being eaten piecemeal, rather than mixed.
Lured by the promise of poolside Frozen Margaritas ($15) and High Tea ($45/person) I parked myself under one of the swishing hula-skirt umbrellas for the afternoon. It’s a very modern high tea rendition with the customary cucumber sangers switched out for sliders, Reuben sandwiches and grilled cheese toasties.
Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art has rolled out the Astroturf, popped the pink umbrellas and created a truly whimsical fairy-lit pop-up leafy oasis called the Gin Garden, that had me feeling like I'd time travelled and gatecrashed a 1950s backyard tea party.