Where are you dining tonight? With new restaurants constantly opening their doors, we've picked the best new restaurants in Sydney for 2014 you should be wining and dining your evening away.
Housed in the former Neild Avenue site, Rushcutters is a Northern European restaurant-cum-deli, plating classic delicacies such as smoked mackerel, fried sardines and pork schnitzel. Out the front, the little deli offers quick snacks like sandwiches, strudel, and ready-made pretzels filled with boiled egg, goat's curd, or baked ham.
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta
Maurice Terzini's latest restaurant Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta offers Naples-style pizza, house-made pasta, and a curated selection of antipasti. There's a porchetta sandwich and chocolate oozing doughnut, as well as an all-Italian wine list to wash it down. You'll find a line at the door, so get in early, a definite pick on our best new restaurants in Sydney for 2014 hit list.
Thai market-style dining in the heart of the CBD, Samosorn by Chat Thai recreates a Bangkok food hall replete with hawker stall signage and authentic wooden stools. Fresh, tasty fare is prepared at a number of stations, with offerings such as crispy pork belly, crab papaya salad and chicken satay skewers.
The latest eatery to hit Sydney's alleyways, Danjee offers traditional Korean cuisine with a contemporary twist. Here you'll find DIY barbecue, excellent kimchi and a profusion of banchan, as well as a packed cellar. Go for the entrée of bo ssäm (sliced pork belly) and Korean-style tartare.
Opened just a little while back by ex-Claude's chefs Ben Sears and Eun Hee An, Moon Park offers an elegant reimagining of Korean cuisine. Traditional Korean favourites are given a modern spin, such as bulgogi presented as a burger with fries, and imjasutang (cold chicken soup) served artistically cubed with pickled rose petals and shaved mushroom. For dessert, order the Moon Pie— graham crackers sandwiched around marshmallow, coated in chocolate with a hint of ginger jelly. Moon Park is an exciting restaurant addition to Sydney's dining scene.
Rounding out Sydney's best new restaurants 2014 roll call is this recently opened Bondi cantina, which takes Mexican street food to dazzling new heights. On the menu at Mr Moustache you'll find staples including plates of tostaditas, tacos and guacamole (served with beetroot chips), as well as a peppering of specialties such as Mexican-style meatballs and mini lamb burgers. Plus, there's a vast selection of mezcal-infused cocktails to satiate your thirst.