In case you missed it, Sydney is becoming the land of redevelopment. And if you’re a lover of futuristic designs, rooftop bars and epic food, we’d bet you’re as into it as we are. In this week’s what’s-popping-up-in-Sydney news, five new venues have been announced for Lend Lease’s hotly awaited foodie laneway in Darling Square.
If you’re not up to date with this one, we’ll clue you in. Basically, Lend Lease is filling in the dead zone between the Powerhouse Museum, UTS, Haymarket, the ICC and the brand spankin’ Sofitel Darling Harbour. And in addition to residential and business buildings, they’re also delivering a foodie precinct with winners like Belle’s Hot Chicken, Edition Coffee Roasters, Fishbowl, a second The Sandwich Shop outpost and more. Specifically, 80 more.
That brings us to today, team. Today we now know there’ll be a beautiful laneway, Steam Mill Lane, with a Toby’s Estate (because there’s no such thing as too much coffee), and a Maytcha-Ya, which will be serving up the coffee alternative none of us asked for but will shamelessly visit daily. And also joining the ranks: BangBang (a Tokyo-style izakaya restaurant), Gyradiko (Bexley’s legit Greek gyros take away), 8Bit (Melbourne burger kings) and the reason you’re all here—Marrickville Pork Roll.
Until now, this one has been a delicious blip on Illawara Road, and locals know this spot serves up some of the most authentic banh mi in town. And now city locals and business people will reap all of the tried and true benefits.
Steam Mill Lane is set to open in April 2018 and we are so here for it.
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