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Best New Sydney Restaurant & Bar Openings – Dec 2014

It’s that time of the year again when new venues rush to open for business before the Christmas break. In this final round up for 2014, we bring you the latest restaurant and bar openings in Sydney.

Best New Restaurant & Bar Openings

Mary’s City

Having built a big following in Newtown, Mary’s City offers its popular burgers to the CBD crowd. This is take away only so pick up your burger and head to Hyde Park for your fix.

Mary’s City, 154 Castlereagh St, Sydney Daily: 10am-10pm

Two & Twelve

Smoked meats, BBQ and deli food inspired by New York are the theme at Two & Twelve in Bondi, a restaurant and bar located adjacent to Neighbourhood that takes its name from New York City’s area code.

Two & Twelve, 141 Curlewis Street, Bondi

The Butler Potts Point

With a menu of French Caribbean flavours to share and a drinks list to compliment, The Butler offers views of the city skyline from the terrace in French colonial style.

The Butler, 123 Victoria St, Potts Point, NSW 2011

Regatta Dining Rose Bay

Focusing on fresh quality seasonal produce accompanied by an extensive champagne and wine list, Regatta Dining in Rose Bay will bring you time and time again.  Enjoy with that certain someone and relax with the water views.

Regatta Dining, 594 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay, NSW 2029

The Powder Keg Potts Point

The Powder Keg has a collection of over 120 gins and has a gin and tonic on tap and the accompanying food menu is made with a nod to the gin palaces and taverns of the 17th century.

 The Powder Keg, 7 Kellett St, Potts Point, NSW 2011

Mama’s Buoi Surry Hills

Mama’s Buoi in Surry Hills is the first of three of this casual Vietnamese diner. Sit at the bar, communal table or table and enjoy the food. Also, the cocktails are worth a look at.

116 Devonshire St Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Coogee Burger Shack

When the hunger hits while you are at the beach, head to the Coogee Burger Shack for their take on the classic burger. Try the Uncle Kim Korean fried chicken with kimchi for example.

Coogee Burger Shack, Located in the Coogee Bay Hotel Beer Garden, 253 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW 2034

Meat District Co. Sydney

As the weather heats up, relax at Meat District Co. and its  menu including ribs, updated burgers and steaks. Take in the view over Darling Harbour and catch up with friends for a meal and a drink.

Meat District Co, 11 Lime St, King St Wharf, Sydney, NSW 2000

Rolld Randwick

Rolld in Randwick brings Vietnamese street food to Sydney. Select from the range that includes soft shell crab  and lemongrass beef, of Mr Bun Mee, Rolld Soldiers (rice paper rolls), Banh Xeo and Uncle Pho as the food is fresh and full of flavour.

Rolld Randwick, Shop 2, 73 Belmore Rd, Randwick, NSW 2031

Pink Salt Double Bay

The Mediterranean comes to Double Bay with Pink Salt. With a menu that offers dishes from around the Med and a wine and cocktail list that compliments, enjoy the meal without the cost of the plane ticket.

Pink Salt 2/53 Cross St, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Bondi Bowling Club

Bowling clubs aren’t what they used to be and the latest to undergo a revamp is Bondi Bowling Club. From the owner of Panama House and The Corner House in Bondi, the Bowling Club Bistro has a focus on craft beer, local produce and live music.

Bondi Bowling Club, 1 Warners Avenue, Bondi NSW 2026

Stillery Bar Double Bay

The Stillery Bar offers a range of gins from around the world to be enjoyed either in cocktails to sip. Let your bartender know the flavour profile you like and they can advise. Chef Julien Pouteau has created a bar menu to match.

Stillery Bar, Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay, 33 Cross St, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Civilian Bar and Kitchen Darlinghurst

Civilian Bar and Kitchen is a stunning collection of flavours created by chef Andy Ball. An eclectic wine list that focuses on modern winemakers and cocktails divided into localities; Darlinghurst, CBD, Surry Hills and Bondi.

Civilian Bar and Kitchen, 248 Palmer St Darlinghurst, NSW

Burger Liquor Lobster

There is a taste of the seaside with Burger Liquor Lobster offering their take on traditional burgers and some fun options like lobster rolls, crispy soft shell crab burger, prawn rolls and pop corn lobster.

Burger Liquor Lobster Manly, Manly Wharf Hotel, East Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2095

Burger Liquor Lobster Paddington, Upstairs at The London Hotel, 85 Underwood St, Paddington, NSW 2021

Pelican Pavillion

With a view out to the ocean, Pelican Pavillion offers a range of healthy options for breakfast and lunch for those with an active lifestyle. Vegetarian, vegan  and gluten free available from the menu.

Pelican Pavillion, 1064 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy Beach, NSW 2097

Foveaux St Dining Surry Hills

Foveaux St Dining is taking a simpler and more relaxed attitude to dining while being inspired by Australia’s multi-cultural cuisine. Select from a la carte or try the the 6 course banquet meal.

Foveaux St Dining 65-67 Foveaux St Syrry Hills NSW 2010

Deli Wine Bar Surry Hills

With a spotlight on wines, Deli Wine Bar, below Foveaux St Dining,  is looking to gather the night crowd with music, good wines and bites of cheese, charcuterie and oysters.

Deli Wine Bar Sophia St Surry Hills NSW 2010

The Greens North Sydney

With stunning views of the harbour, The Greens North Sydney is a destination to enjoy a coffee or maybe share some plates with a drink or cocktails.

The Greens North Sydney, 50 Ridge St, North Sydney, NSW 2060

Little Fish Summer Gin Garden Pop-Up

Enjoy the harbour views from the Little Fish Summer Gin Garden Pop-up which is offering a selection of 11 gins to be sipped or mixed. Note: This is the only place in Oz to try the Audemus Pink Pepper Gin from France.

Little Fish Summer Gin Garden Pop-Up, Jones Bay Wharf, 19-21 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, NSW  2009

MCA Cafe New York Now! Pop-Up

Taking the lead from New York’s food scene, MCA New York Now! Pop-Up is coinciding with an exhibition of works of Chuck Close. If you’ve been missing Manhattan, head here for a taste of it.

MCA Cafe at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Level 4, 140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

The Italian Kitchen Miranda

Chef Danny Russo’s (The Oaks Hotel, Neutral Bay) The Italian Kitchen brings Italian classics and modern dishes to Westfield Miranda. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, expect Breakfast Spaghetti, Pappardelle with Braised Suckling Pig, wood fired pizza

The Italian Kitchen Miranda, Level 2, Westfield Miranda, 600 Kingsway, Miranda

Bondi Harvest

The Eastern in Bondi has seen many ventures come and go, namely AND, Anatoli, Chimmi’s, The Publican and a short stint of Goodtime Burgers on Level 1. The latest to occupy the first floor is Bondi Harvest by Guy Turland and Mark Alston who bring a dining experience inspired by the Bondi lifestyle. Expect recipes such as house smoked pastrami salmon and quinoa, superfood salads, tapas and share plates .

Bondi Harvest, Level 1, The Eastern, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

About the author

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.