What’s New In Sydney | June

By Ellie Schneider - 02 Jun 2014

From wine bars to street-food stalls and boozy breakfasts, there are so many new spots opening in Sydney it's hard to keep up! Luckily we've done the hard work so you don't have to . . . Here's what's new in Sydney this month!


Sydney stalwart, Hotel Centennial, has re-opened its doors after a huge (and, might we say, stunning!) refurbishment, which has seen it fitted out with comfy, handmade leather sofas and beautiful photography. Renowned chef, Justin North is at the helm dishing up a twist on modern comfort food (nothing too trendy or faddish, though, don't worry!). There are wood-fired flat breads and plenty of grilled proteins to line your stomach—trust us you'll need it, cocktail carafes are the order of the day!


The little sister to Something for Jess, Cubao is serving up global-inspired street food for brekkie and lunch, much to the delight of Alexandria locals. The menu may be teeny tiny (sourced entirely from local providers) but it will take you on an epic (and delicious!) journey across the Middle East, Mexico, Vietnam, and Thailand. Wash it down with a perfectly brewed coffee via Perth's 5 Senses, a tasty selection of teas, or a colourful fresh juice for those on a health kick.


Looking for what's new in Sydney? How about what's new in Australia? In what can only be described as the BEST NEWS EVER for Japanese enthusiasts, Yayoi will be opening its first restaurant outside of Asia, and—that's right, folks—it's right here in Sydney! Located on Bridge Street in the CBD (in what was formerly Wagamama), everything will stay true to Yayoi's Japanese heritage, from the fit out to the 'kinme' polished rice and the vast offering of sake and Japanese craft beer. Keep your eyes peeled—doors open June 5.


It seems everywhere you look in Chippendale new things are popping up within its sprawling laneways. The Chip Off The Old Block is the latest in Chippendale's string of trendy new offerings, serving up Oliver-Twist-inspired creations with a dash of modern charm. There's bubble and squeak, fish 'n' chips, and stiff cocktails (please sir, I want some more!), as well as $5 happy hour from Wednesday 'til Sunday. See you there!


It's crazy. It's fun. It's a wild and insane workout! That's the motto and newly-opened Scenic Cycle in Sydney's CBD. Each ride is a theatrical performance as famous cycling routes from across the globe are projected onto two huge screens, and designed to fit a vigorous sound track. Whether you're an elite cyclist looking to test the boundaries, or a beginner who is taking on indoor cycling for the very first time, Scenic Cycle will help to find the perfect workout for you!


Art and wine connoisseurs, welcome to Redfern's newest small bar, Your Ex Lovers. Brimming with beautiful contemporary art and mismatched furniture, this cosy little nook is perfect for those craving a good dose of culture. We recommend the brunch boards (they're pretty damn good!)—packed with pikelets, berries, goats cheese, smoked salmon, and a cheeky mimosa, you can't go wrong.


Still want more of what's new in Sydney? God, you're demanding. Luckily, Crate Louise is joining the bustling Glenayr Avenue strip in Bondi, so we can add it to the list of newbies. Promising a laidback vibe where café meets wine bar, Crate Louise serves up tasty morsels by day (think zucchini and pea fritters and bircher muesli), while at night it cranks it up a notch with delicacies like spatchcock tagine and Junee lamb cutlets. Winning.  

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