NEWS: Ippudo, Monopole, Bulletin Place, Dr Conrad’s Cocktail

This week’s round-up of what’s new, what’s cool, what to drink:


Ramen mania is about to hit Sydney when Australia gets its first Ippudo, the Japanese ramen institution arriving via New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. Ippudo is set to open on December 6 at level 5 of Westfield Sydney.

Monopole, Potts Point

Set to open early December, Monopole wine bar and eatery by the same people from The Bentley Restaurant and Bar. Monopole will be located at Potts Point, at the former site of Sailors Thai.

Bulletin Place

Tim Philips who currently holds the title of the World’s Best Bartender is set to open his bar, Bulletin Place before Christmas. Renovations are currently underway and the bar will be located on the first floor of 10-14 Bulletin Place, near Tapavino Sherry Bar.

What to Drink

Dr Conrad's Cocktail

And from our What to Drink series, try your hand at these refreshing Herradura Tequila cocktails as the weather (finally) warms up. If you enjoy gin, try a G&T made with G’Vine Gin, a French gin distilled from grapes.

And if you’re after a great drink, head over to Surry Hills’ favourite Emmilou Tapas Bar for the Dr Conrad cocktail, an Aviation Gin and pickle Martini, created for their Michael Jackson themed night this week and now on their specials list. Killer taste, addictive but not as lethal…

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.