NEWS: Senyai, Pachamama House, Tokyo Underground, Albion St Kitchen

This week’s roundup of what’s new, what’s cool, what to drink.

Senyai Sydney

Thai chef, Nu Suandokmai, has opened Senyai, in the Regent Place dining precinct near Assembly Bar and just opposite Sydney Town Hall. Described as an ‘original recipe’ Thai eatery, it promises authentic home style Thai dishes that not often found in Sydney. Regent Place, 486 Kent Street, near Bathurst Street, Sydney.

Pachamama House

Pachamama House, a Modern Oz/Peruvian restaurant with a touch of Japanese is about to open in Surry Hills with Chef Danny Parreno at the helm. The venue will also have an island cocktail/wine bar with holds over 400 bottles. 200 Goulburn St, Surry Hills.

Tokyo Underground

Kaya Sydney, the Japanese Izakaya along Oxford Street has launched a new late night drinking and partying venue called Tokyo Underground. Cool tunes by top DJs, top cocktails from Kaya and bar snacks with a 3 am licence make it a cool late night venue. The bar is accessed via Foley Lane. Open every Friday and Saturday nights, 10pm until 3am. 96 Oxford St Darlinghurst.

Albion St Kitchen

Long time Surry Hills favourite, Assiette restaurant from Warren Turnbull is set to reopen as Albion St Kitchen this weekend. 48 Albion Street, Surry Hills.

What to Drink

MezcalSummer and cider go hand in hand, and we’re enjoying the crisp flavours of Sunshack Cider on hot summer days.

When evening falls, it’s Tequila and Mezcal time, from frozen Margaritas at Frankie’s Pizza to Japlapeno Margaritas at El Loco Pop Up at the Opera House.

And to finish, Los Danzantes Mezcal is an earthy, smoky mezcal with iodine and maritime characteristics which is served at El Topo Mexican restaurant in Bondi Junction. Arriba!

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.