Nieuw Amsterdam bar and eatery is a welcome addition to the CBD's ever-increasing laneway scene, tucked away on Hardware Street. Owner Michael Roszbach, formerly of Cookie, has gone all New York with marble and dark wood Eades & Bergman interior. Nieuw Amsterdam serves great dishes like the Yam Gnocchi with goats curd, maple pecans, thyme and parmesan. The desserts (pumpkin doughnuts with Jack Daniels cream!) are killer, and there's a fab cocktail bar downstairs, too.