Drop everything, people of Sydney, because this latest batch of new restaurant openings prove that lockout laws won’t hold us back from having a damn good time. We’ve done the impossible and picked out our favourite five restaurants that everyone must check out this winter.
Hiding in the underbelly of Pitt Street with only a steel door to welcome you inside, Norsk Dor is bringing currently trendy Nordic-inspired food to Sydney. The hearty menu focusses on using the best available local produce while staying true to Nordic food traditions, and the results are fantastic. The cocktail list isn’t too bad either, with a hefty selection to choose from as well as their own house-blended spirits.
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You may think that Sydney doesn’t need yet another burger joint, but that’s where you’d be wrong. Milky Lane may bring the boys to the yard, but they’ll be staying for the long haul. The burgers are insanely huge, but what’s getting everyone all hot and sweaty over here is the desserts. The ‘CoNut’ has been sweeping the social medias by storm – it’s a Frankenstein’s monster of an ice cream cone hybrid of churros, doughnut, and those swirly Eastern European cakes filled with fresh soft serve and toppings that make the FreakShake pale by comparison.
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Sydney does Thai food better than almost anywhere else in the world, so when a new Thai restaurant opens up with Thai cuisine master David Thompson at the helm, we get excited. Focussing on Thai street food, Long Chim on Angel Place will be the third incarnation of the restaurant (after Perth and Singapore), and Hong Kong and Melbourne next on the hit-list. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until August before we get to find out what all the foodie fuss is about, but with such a veteran of authentic Thai cuisine leading the charge, we know it’s going to be Thairiffic.
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When you think of bagels, you probably don’t think of Montreal, However, the Canadian city actually has a rich tradition with the carb-o-licious treat and Sydney is finally getting a taste. The Smoking Gun Bagels team shipped over a famous bagel chef from Montreal to teach them the ins and outs of the bagel-making process, and the results are outstanding. The bagels are topped with some creative combinations with fantastically punny names, but be sure to get in quick because these bad boys are selling fast.
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When you combine the head chef from 10 William Street and the crew behind Shady Pines, The Baxter Inn and Frankie’s, you know this is going to be massive. The food here is exciting; it’s recognisably French but with the expert hand of one of Sydney’s most innovative chefs, it’s also creatively twisting those traditions into something magnificent. The restaurant isn’t taking reservations for groups of less than six, so we suspect we’ll be lining up for a while to get into this little gem, but that’s just fine by us, because the wait is definitely worth it.