As the evenings get warmer and longer it’s time to stretch your legs and begin the search for good food and drink. Restaurants in Sydney have definitely taken note because we are now inundated with delicious options come the weekend, with a cocktail on the side of course.
So jump the queue with out top picks when it comes to the 6 Sydney Restaurants you should definitely be trying this weekend.
We’re pretty certain that everyone loves Italian food, like a cheesy pizza or an authentic homemade pasta, who can resist? And you can never have too many delicious Italian restaurants in your arsenal, so here’s another. The Sawmill in West Pymble puts emphasis on simple Italian flavours to really bring out the best in their fresh seasonal produce, which makes for killer wood fired pizzas and house made pastas six days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We’ll be having the Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli in Bolognese Sauce, or maybe a wood fired pizza, who are we kidding we’ll take both.
Duke’s Bistro at The DOG
The DOG has recently upped their pub grub game, with the launch of American-French eatery, Duke’s Bistro - a casual bistro boasting small cosy corners and large communal tables to enjoy the menu of French classics with a modern twist. French cuisine at affordable pub grub prices? Yes, please. Think dishes ranging from French Escargot to Beer Brine Chicken, all washed down with on tap craft beers and page upon page of impressive wines. Feeling like a little something extra? Aren’t we always. Try the signature New Orleans cocktail, featuring absinthe, rye whiskey, sugar and peychaud bitters. It’ll get the ball rolling on your weekend session in no time.
We’ve all heard the saying good things come in threes, and in this case it’s all about taste, smell and sight. The team at The Ternary is dedicated to creating a warming, social space that will have diners committing repeat offences at the newly dubbed place to meet, eat and drink. The Ternary’s Grill Kitchen, Asian Kitchen and Wine bar intertwine cultures and cuisines while showcasing an impressive display of interactive, live cooking styles - all designed to create conversation and entertainment amongst you and your restaurant trawling crew.
Luis Tan is all grown up and as it celebrates its first birthday, it’s time to become reacquainted with what those in the ‘biz’ have coined the unforeseen love child of South America and Asia, a delicious food baby if you will. Luis Tans has welcomed a new chef duo, and shaken up their food offering to create a light, fresh menu, reflecting the progressively sunny Bondi, but also paying homage to the owner’s Peruvian heritage, and head chef’s love of Japanese cuisine. Basically, Luis Tans wants to blow your mind with the launch of their new creations such as an impressive chargrilled Tomahawk steak with sesame greens, jasmine rice, chimichurri, and chipotle butter. And did someone say new cocktail menu?
Keep the good times rolling this Spring at Barrio Cellar, with Chino Saturdays, surprise surprise every Saturday night. This weekly, feel good event is tailored for you and your friends to enjoy great food from one of their set menus ($35pp) and boogey down (literally) to the old school hip-hop playing from 8pm. Basically, it’s a party and you’re all invited - so don’t forget your dancing shoes. This Springtime party has no plans to call it an early night, and you’re not going anywhere either, Barrio Chino’s late night menu of tacos and burgers opens at 11pm and will keep you fuelled.
Although last on our list, Bills is one of the first when it comes to springtime celebrations. New, health focused dishes that incorporate super foods and fresh produce to add the perfect compliment to the warmer weather and bluer skies. The spring menu is as delicious as it is nourishing and includes genius creations such as grilled Turmeric Chicken with zucchini, fennel, dill and citrus salad, and a Buckwheat Bowl with kefir, avocado, sprouting seeds, and rose harissa. Put down the comfort food (sorry) and embrace food that is fresh, healthy and delicious – we promise, it exists.
Image Credit: Luis Tan