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Best New Sydney Restaurant & Bars Openings – October 2015

With the sun shining, the city’s charms are out in force as are new places to relax with friends and enjoy a drink and some food.


Los Vida Barangaroo

Authentic fresh Mexican food has arrived in Barangaroo with the opening of the newest Los Vida.  There will be the range of taco’s but do not miss the Yucatan fish taco of grilled Barramundi, fresh ceviches and salads, the Ancient Grain Salad is a must. All this accompanied by drinks one would find in Mexico. See previous reviews of Los Vida Sydney and Los Vida Crows Nest here.

Los Vida, Tower 2, The Canteen, Barangaroo South Hickson Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

La Puerta Latino Flavours

South America comes to Neutral Bay with La Puerta Latino Flavours. Owner and chef Oscar Espinosa brings the taste of Columbia, his homeland, as well as dishes of meat and seafood with flavours from Cuba, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. The cocktails also follow the journey, Chimichurri Margarita por favor. More about La Puerta Latino Flavours here.

La Puerta Latino Flavours, Shop 5, 2A Waters Road, Neutral Bay NSW 2089

Foys Kirribilli

With views over the water, the recently renovated Foys Kirribilli has opened in Australia’s oldest sailing club, Sydney Flying Squadron. Head chef Fernando Sanchez dishes up favourites and a seafood share plate of grilled prawns, calamari, BBQ octopus and pan seared fish of the day. Have a bite with wine from the extensive list or an ale and watch the world sail past.

Foys Kirribilli, 76 McDougall St, Kirribilli NSW 2061

Flying Bear Café

Flying Bear Café is down on the waterfront at Sydney Flying Squadron offering coffee and bites. Those on the water will be able to come in and tie up their craft and pick up coffee, some lunch and maybe bubbles for when they droop anchor and watch the sun go down.

Flying Bear Café, 76 McDougall St (enter via Milson Park), Kirribilli NSW 2061

Kansas City Shuffle

Kansas City Shuffle comes to the city via Ben Sweeten (Joe Black Surry Hills) and Chef Kaye Papworth (Dr Morse Melboure) with twists on American diner-style favourites. Think fried chicken on a house-made donut bun with slaw, pickles, & jalapeno aioli, for one. When settling in for lunch, enjoy a wine to while away the afternoon.

Kansas City Shuffle, 195 Gloucester St, The Rocks, NSW 2000


Set to open the end of this month, J&M is an intimate whisky bar on Level 3 of the Angel Hotel, what was home to the fashion House of Merivale. Initially J&M will be a Chivas Regal showcase, highlighting Chivas 18 with a sensory whisky experience. More on J&M bar here.

J&M, Level 3, 125 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

The Paddington

Ben Greeno (Momofuku Seiobo) comes to The Paddington which is set to open November. With rotisseries from France in the kitchen, there will be plenty of roast action with meats, whole fish and more. While at The Paddington, make sure to check out the cocktail bar, led by Palmer & Co.’s Sam Egerton. More on The Paddington here.

The Paddington, 384 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

The Chicken Shop

Ben Greeno will also be looking after The Chicken Shop, set to open later this year next to The Paddington. Serving take-away only rotisserie chicken, salads and sandwiches reminiscent of old style English shops but using free rage birds.

The Paddington, next door to 384 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

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Photo Credit: Los Vida Barangaroo, used with permission.

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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.