Here at The Urban List, we know a thing or two about the weekend. From chatting away over brunch, dancing till the sun comes up, sleeping in, hitting the streets and taking in the sights, sounds and, most importantly, tastes of our fair little city—this weekend is no different. Hello weekend, we’ve been expecting you.
Cremeria Di Luca
You have not lived until you’ve gelato burgered here (yes, burgering is most definitely a verb). This corner-side artisanal gelataria in Five Dock is as good as it gets, from the walls, to the floors, to the chairs to the menu, everything is quintessentially quirky and Italian. Celebrating their 3rd birthday, start off by picking your creamy poison (one or two scoops of some of the best gelato in Sydney), lather it up with Nutella, Panna or both and then place it between a brioche bun and voila! Oh, and don’t forget to save some room for their equally as enticing range of traditional Italian Granita’s sweets and savouries. Now that’s amore.
Where the walls are made of glass and your flute is always topped with the best bubblies, Q dining is the ultimate waterside dining experience serving up Modern Australian cuisine like no other. With an autumn a la carte to die for and even a pre-theatre feast, this Sydney restaurant offers not only spectacular views, but food to match too.
Goblin Kitchen & Bar
Solane Street’s peculiarly coined kitchen and bar, Goblin Kitchen & Bar is one of a kind—much like its menu. Bar-bricked and woody, think all day breakfast including signature soul bowls, ricotta hotcakes and an avocado corn-clad bruschetta fit for even the most notorious brunch buddies. The perfect mix of laid-back effervescence, we won’t be surprised if you breakfast here every weekend.
Weekend warriors make your way to Kensington St where South East-Asian cuisine is king. Douse your palate with a Spice of Omelette crispy and stuffed with sliced pork followed by A Duck at Sunrise with confit and red curry with fresh tomato and pineapple. But if you’re really ready for a taste sensation, the ‘River Shepherd’s Banquet’ is an eight-course shebang that includes dessert. We’re talking three-tiered rosewater lychee mousse, mango puree and meringue drops topped with elderflower, rose petals and raspberry.
Smoking Gun Bagels
Bringing some true Montreal-flair to these circles of holey glory, every bagel is made in-house, rolled, sweetened with honey, wood-fired and topped with tasty takes on sweet and savoury. Smoked trout with crème cheese, pickles, red onion, capers and trout caviar gives your plain old salmon a true run for its money as well as a sneaky house made Rosella and Riberry Jam with crème cheese, Pepe Saya butter, pickled rosella and lemon myrtle. We’re not playing around, these are the Bagel big leagues.
El Camino Cantina
Having only just opened, this new Mexican restaurant in Sydney is bringing all of the deliciousness to our bellies. Loaded with Tex-Mex favourites, expect tacos, fajitas and enchiladas to make an appearance on the menu. On Saturdays students get $15 quesadillas or nachos plus a Flamin’ Hellcat XXX or frozen margarita cocktail and, if you’re feeling a little worse for wear on Sunday, get in on their $12 customised Bloody Mary. Need more things to try this weekend?
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Image credit: David Li at Smoking Gun Bagels