Category Archives: Bar

Miss Peaches, Newtown

Miss Peaches’s soul food kitchen dishes up casual dining in the form of American comfort food, with a funky bar decked out in colourful furniture and callouts to Southern culture emblazoned on their exposed brick walls.

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Filed under American, Bar, Bar Food, Burgers, Newtown

Contrabando, Wynyard

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Barrafina Tapas and when I heard that they were opening up a brand new Latin American restaurant next door called Contrabando, I just had to check it out. The team behind Barrafina Tapas has taken over the old Noble House Chinese restaurant site and revamped the basement location into something completely different – starting with the graffiti adorned hidden entrance, signposted only by the upside down Noble House sign on the street.

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Filed under Bar, CBD - Wynyard, Cuisine, Latin, Spanish

The Flynn, Wynyard

Bar/restaurant hybrids are becoming more common around town these days, and The Flynn is a prime example of this with half of the revamped space in the popular bar on Bligh Street acting as a dedicated restaurant, with moody lighting and cosy booths creating some atmosphere.

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Filed under Australian, Bar, CBD - Wynyard, Fusion, Vietnamese

Sydney’s Backyard @ Opera Bar, Circular Quay

The summer sun, an Aussie barbeque and grand views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House – there really is no other venue like Opera Bar! This month, they’ve transformed their outer seating into “Sydney’s Backyard” – think picnic dining tables, Hills Hoists (complete with laundry strung up), native plants and of course a barbeque serving up Aussie favourites. It’s family friendly with a kids area (Twister and giant Connect Four), live entertainment and even a lemonade and slushie stand. This fun set up is only going to be around until the end of January so it’s best to check it out soon.

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Filed under Australian, Bar, Bar Food, CBD - Circular Quay, Pop Up Restaurant

The Local Bar, Town Hall

It’s refreshing to see a new dining precinct in the CBD open up just a stone’s throw away from Pitt Street Mall. This is the courtyard area outside the new ANZ building on Castlereagh Street which boasts a variety of eateries ranging from Malaysian food at a Sedap stall, to salads at Stockmarket (yes UNSW kiddies, the same Stockmarket salad bar from upper campus!!) and a gourmet rotisserie. I’m looking forward to trying everything out eventually, but today I’ve chosen to check out The Local Bar which is looking like a popular Friday lunchtime choice judging by the crowds who are already there by 12 noon.

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Filed under Australian, Bar, Bar Food, CBD - Town Hall