As far as we’re concerned, there’s not much more exciting than trying out a brand-new restaurant. Luckily, Sydney’s got some fantastic new foodie hotspots just waiting for you to visit. Enjoy!
If you’re a fan of pho-nomenal Vietnamese food, you’re going to love Balmain’s latest fine dining restaurant. Phamous Kitchen mixes authentic, expertly crafted delicacies with a spacious layout and tasteful décor, and it hasn’t taken long to make a name for itself. Be sure to try the braised pork belly, served with kale, a 63°C egg and mashed avocado in a traditional master stock. Pure bliss.
Coya specialises in a powerful blend of modern Australian and traditional Middle-Eastern flavours, and it does so seriously well. Head chef Ashraf Saleh certainly knows his stuff, from the melt-in-the-mouth beef cheek to the delicate baklava. We strongly recommend you treat yourself to his special degustation menu sometime – it’s six courses of pure heaven.
All set to revolutionise the way we think about Italian food in Newport, Sotto Sopra has just opened its doors and we couldn’t be more excited. On the menu you’ll find all the good things in life, namely plenty of handmade pasta and fresh seafood – need we say more? Oh, alright then: it’s also the latest venture of Alessandro Pavoni (of Ormeggio fame), so you know it’s gonna be good.
Let’s face it; nobody does steak and fries like the French. Brasserie L’Entrecôte takes its cues from Paris’ original Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, which is famous for serving up this single meal and nothing else. Brasserie L’Entrecôte has various other items on its menu, of course, but the big draw is definitely still the gourmet ‘Steak & Frites’ with a glass of matched wine. It’s a classic for a reason!
If you haven’t visited The Garden yet, you’re missing out big time. This gorgeously rustic space is all about sourcing the very best ingredients from responsible producers, and transforming them into utterly delectable delicacies. The woodfired pizzas are sublime, and the Foraged Salad (beets, pickled onion, seasonal veg, haloumi, pearl barley, hand-picked leaves) is great for a lighter snack.