With plenty of things to do in Sydney this weekend that involve surprise dinners, lavish brunches, chilled markets and a wine-soaked Hyde Park we suggest you prepare your stomach as it’s going to be a good one.
The best weekends start on Thursday and what better place to start winding down your work week than overlooking beautiful Bondi Beach at The Bucket List? Settle in with a delicious mountain of paella for $15, wash it down with a crisp and delicious Monteiths Cider for $6.50 and enjoy the view with live music providing the soundtrack to your night.
Chandon Vintage Pop-Up Bar ivy
As part of March Into Merivale, Chandon Vintage is taking over ivy level two with an exclusive pop-up bar. Bask in the glamour of the 60s and 70s in the golden surrounds as you enjoy a glass of sparkling. Thursday tipples have never been so classy.
Julian Cincotta’s Taste of the Mediterranean
Julian Cincotta, winner of the 2015 Josephine Pignolet Best Young Chef award, is joining Stefano Manfredi and the Bells team to share his passion of Mediterranean food at the stunning Killcare resort. Formerly of Nomad, Cincotta will present four courses including churros with Greek labneh, kingfish Lebanese nayeh and short-rib with Moroccan smoked eggplant, all accompanied with matching wines. Bookings are essential, so get in quick for this sure-to-be-delicious dinner.
Sydney Cellar Door
Good food + good wine = good times. This weekend, winemakers from all over NSW, some of Sydney’s best restaurants and live bands will make their way to Hyde Park for a weekend of regional delights. Sydney favorites like Salt Meats Cheese, Porteno and Mary’s will all be there serving delicious food to soak up all the wine on offer from wineries like Tulloch, McWilliams, Twisted River and Burnbrae.
C Major Live at The Soda Factory
Carlos C Major and his band used to be regulars at The Soda Factory every Friday night before making an appearance on The Voice, but this Friday he makes a return that is not be missed! There are $5 beer and wine specials between 5pm and 7pm, and three starters or share plates are only $20 (we’re looking at you, mac ‘n’ cheese spring rolls)
Pop Up Patisserie At Brewtown Newtown
Your weekend just got a whole lot tastier! Brewtown Newtown is hosting a pop-up patisserie this Saturday and Sunday with sweet offerings like their famous Brewnut and Nutella Cruffins. Get in early to get your hand on them straight from the oven.
If you like your dinner Miss Marple style, then this Mystery Dinner is for you! Grab a bunch of friends and making a booking with your preferred dining times and wait to be notified of the secret location on the morning of the booking. For $75 per person, you’ll enjoy three courses or more at either est., sushi e, Mr Wong, Felix, Bistrode CBD, Ms.G’s or Papi Chulo. Stop being such a control freak, spice up your night and go where Merivale takes you. It’s sure to be delicious.
Pixar Film Festival
For things to do in Sydney that involve popcorn, sitting in air conditioning and watching your favourite Pixar movies, this is something you won’t want to miss. Exclusive to Event Cinemas and their partners, this weekend sees the screening of one of our faves – The Incredibles for only $8! There are also prizes for best costume, although we think this may be reserved for the kids (but we’ll still dress up anyway).
The Brewery Yard Markets
This centrally located market in Central Park is quickly becoming the coolest market in Sydney. Held on the first and third Sunday of every month, handpicked stallholders offer the best produce, fashion, flora, services, wares and products going around. Being in the heart of Chippendale’s burgeoning scene, there is plenty of entertainment, live art demonstations and exciting performances to keep you occupied too. Go have a browse, de-brief about the night before and just chill out.
The Sydney Skinny
Strip off and dive in for the third annual Sydney Skinny. Less about speed and more about swimming with a flash of exhilaration, this event guarantees that for at least one day a year everyone, no matter their gender, size, religion, sexuality or physical ability, has the opportunity to drop all pretense and focus on the things that unite us and make life worth living. Held at Middle Head, there are two distances to choose from, either 900m or 300m, so everyone can get involved.
The Bay Brunch
The beautiful Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel introduces The Bay Brunch, a NYC style, all-you-can-eat brunch buffet in Beach Club. For $45 per person you get a delicious mimosa on arrival followed by an extensive brunch menu, including Belgian waffles with crispy bacon & maple syrup, hand carved glazed kurobuta ham and cranberry sauce sliders and spicy Mexi-style eggs served with warm tortillas & fresh salsas. Let brunch extend even longer and head to the bar for jugs of Bloody Mary and Bellinis. Sydney Sunday bliss.