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The best things to do this week

Loy Krathong
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Loy Krathong

Catch the sights, sounds and tastes of Thailand as they light up the banks of Parramatta River

Rise of the Tarongasaurs
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Rise of the Tarongasaurs

There are more giants than just the giraffes at Taronga Zoo these school holidays

A Cheery Soul review
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A Cheery Soul review

Patrick White's surreal satirical masterpiece returns to Sydney Theatre Company with Sarah Peirse in the lead role

FloatFit at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
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FloatFit at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

Get a full body workout floating above the waves

The Overcoat: A Musical
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The Overcoat: A Musical

This new musical is based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol

Santa's Arrival
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Santa's Arrival

Meet Santa, get your gifts wrapped and pet a baby deer or two this November

Madiba the Musical
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Madiba the Musical

This musical about Nelson Mandela is a bumpy ride but proves ultimately endearing

Midnight Sun
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Midnight Sun

This late-night music series will set Sydney’s music scene ablaze beyond the witching hour

Chiswick Gin on the Lawn
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Chiswick Gin on the Lawn

Head to this series of sundown gin garden parties

Tough Mudder Mud Run Sydney
Things to do Tough Mudder Mud Run Sydney

Put some dirt on it for this mega obstacle course

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Latest news stories

Will the new lime green electric bikes survive Sydney?

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Will the new lime green electric bikes survive Sydney?
Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco is evolving into a new venue in Bondi

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Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco is evolving into a new venue in Bondi
Sydney now has a Night Time Industries Association

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Sydney now has a Night Time Industries Association
You can now book a night in this remote luxury dome in the bush

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You can now book a night in this remote luxury dome in the bush
One of our favourite theatre directors is tackling Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

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One of our favourite theatre directors is tackling Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus
Kylie announces her first Australian shows since 2015

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Kylie announces her first Australian shows since 2015
This new juice bar saves wonky fruit from landfill

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This new juice bar saves wonky fruit from landfill
Bringing Willy Wonka to the stage is an exercise in pure imagination

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Bringing Willy Wonka to the stage is an exercise in pure imagination
Dirty Dancing is coming to the Domain as an immersive cinema experience

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Dirty Dancing is coming to the Domain as an immersive cinema experience
School of Rock the Musical is coming to Sydney

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School of Rock the Musical is coming to Sydney
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Competitions and announcements

Win a double-bed pass and a popcorn bucket for the opening night of Mov’in Bed Outdoor Cinema
Film Win a double-bed pass and a popcorn bucket for the opening night of Mov’in Bed Outdoor Cinema

Join us between the sheets for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The Big Design Market
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The Big Design Market

Find your style match with independent makers and designers at this three-day art, fashion and design festival

Just for Laughs
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Just for Laughs

Bill Bailey, Ken Jeong and Iliza Shlesinger headline the eighth Sydney edition of this international comedy festival

A guide to shopping on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to shopping on the Central Coast

Here’s where to get your retail therapy

A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast

Top chefs and great plates of food can be found all along the coast

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

Food awards issue out now

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The best of Sydney

The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now
Restaurants The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now

Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ for Sydney's food scene.

The Best Clubs and Nightlife in Sydney
Nightlife The Best Clubs and Nightlife in Sydney

We'll party on the roof, in the basement, by the pool, even once every few months in a suburban bowling club. 

Top Sydney attractions
Attractions Top Sydney attractions

Let us be your guide to the sights you need to see and the ones you can wave to from an open-top bus. 

The Best Tattoo Parlours in Sydney
Shopping The Best Tattoo Parlours in Sydney

It’s worth investing a little time into who and where you should get inked before making the decision to permanently commit. 

The best antique shops in Sydney
Shopping The best antique shops in Sydney

We got splendidly lost sprawling warehouses and unusual independent stores. 

Where to have a boozy brunch in Sydney
Bars Where to have a boozy brunch in Sydney

Whether you're softening the sharp edges on a nasty hangover or kicking off the day with a bang. 

The Best High Tea in Sydney
Restaurants The Best High Tea in Sydney

Sydney is obsessed with high tea, and with good reason – we know how to bake a good scone. 

Where to find the best Sydney parks
Attractions Where to find the best Sydney parks

While away an afternoon or simply catch a break at lunch time. 

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

Sydney packs a punch when it comes to spectacular views and thrilling activities.

The 50 best cafes in Sydney
Restaurants The 50 best cafes in Sydney

Whether it's a reward after tackling one of Sydney's beautiful walks or a caffienated catch up or a hangover fixer.

The best escape rooms in Sydney
Things to do The best escape rooms in Sydney

Time Out took the challenge of visiting all the escape rooms in the city.

The best walks in Sydney
Sport and fitness The best walks in Sydney

Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes to choose from.

The 50 best bars in Sydney
Bars The 50 best bars in Sydney

We don't need an excuse for a cocktail once quitting time hits. 

The best hotels in Sydney
Travel The best hotels in Sydney

There are a few hotels whose hospitality is just as popular with locals as with those visiting town.

The best day trips from Sydney
Travel The best day trips from Sydney

Point your compass in the direction of one of these nearby towns, regions and bush walks.

The best markets in Sydney
Shopping The best markets in Sydney

Whether it’s the brekky pho or racks of vintage threads that gets you out of bed in the morning. 

The best rooftop bars in Sydney
Bars The best rooftop bars in Sydney

Sometimes there's nothing better than the sun on your back and a cool drink to keep things chill.

Sydney's harbour islands
Things to do Sydney's harbour islands

Take a day trip to one of these ten landmarks surrounded by water.

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Neighbourhood guides

Newtown
Newtown

We love Newtown for the music. We love it for the food.

Chippendale
Chippendale

Chippo packs a lot of punch for a little fella. 

Bondi
Bondi

The beachside 'burb has amazing cafés, diners and shops.  

Ashfield
Ashfield

Ashfield holds onto the charming remnants of its ageing looks.

Parramatta
Parramatta

Parramatta's food and drink scene is on the rise.

Fairfield
Fairfield

Flavours dominate this multicultural hub in Western Sydney.

Crows Nest
Crows Nest

It's one of the highest points of all of the northern suburbs.

Petersham
Petersham

Sydney’s ‘Little Portugal’ your first port of call.

Penrith
Penrith

There’s more to Sydney’s adventure capital than adrenaline highs.

Neutral Bay
Neutral Bay

Get around the Lower North Shore suburb's food, drink and entertainment. 

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Our guide to casual dining in Sydney with American Express

Superb sushi for a light bite
Restaurants Superb sushi for a light bite

Creative sushi chefs and excellent produce make Sydney a great place to explore the magical combination of rice, seaweed and protein. The fact that it makes for a swift, filling and inexpensive lunch makes sushi an irresistible siren song to busy workers and students, who flock to the hundreds of restaurants that fill every corner of the city. To make things even easier, at all these venues, you’ll be able to dine in confidence with the knowledge that these venues welcome American Express.    

Top Sydney falafel dishes
Restaurants Top Sydney falafel dishes

Plant eater or not, the thrill of landing a plate of crunchy, just-fried falafel is the stuff of every food nerd’s dreams. These deep-fried balls of goodness can look and taste slightly different depending on which country they come from. Syrian and Lebanese falafel tend to have a chickpea centre, while Egyptian ones are usually made of ground fava. Use our cheat sheet to track down your favourite version in Sydney, and pay in confidence with American Express at all of these venues.

Pasta dishes to try in Sydney
Restaurants Pasta dishes to try in Sydney

Twirling spoons at the ready? We’ve scoured Sydney’s many Italian restaurants to find these Nonna-approved pasta dishes, from pillowy soft gnocchi to just-made tongues of ribbony linguine. We’ve also looked beyond the Boot to bring you to the best non-Italian interpretations of the flour-egg-water brief. At all these venues, you’ll be able to dine in confidence with the knowledge that these venues welcome American Express.    

More 20 great dishes for under $20
Restaurants More 20 great dishes for under $20

You can easily drop your week’s wages on dining out in Sydney but there’s no need. The city’s hot dining destinations have plenty of satisfying and scintillating stuff on their menus for less than a lobster. And when it comes to settling up you can use your American Express® Card with confidence. How about a complementary side dish with your meal? Check out the offers at Side with Amex.    

 Dim sum to try in Sydney
Restaurants Dim sum to try in Sydney

Sydney is home to excellent Chinese restaurants that serve up dim sum with serious style. Whether you're after an elegant banquet, a hangover-soothing repast or some steaming hot dumplings, these restaurants have some seriously great dim sum dishes. At all these venues, you’ll be able to dine in confidence with the knowledge that they welcome American Express.

20 must-try dishes for under $20
Restaurants 20 must-try dishes for under $20

What's $20 worth in Sydney these days? If you're looking for a good feed at least, a humble $20 note will actually get you pretty far. From Bondi to Barangaroo, Sydney's sprawl is dotted with foodie gems that won't cost you the earth. Grab your wallet and your comfy pants and tuck into our must-try dishes for $20 or less. And when it comes to the bill, you can pay with confidence knowing these venues take American Express.    

Antipasto plates perfect for aperitivo in Sydney
Restaurants Antipasto plates perfect for aperitivo in Sydney

Antipasto plates may not always involve much cooking, but they have the potential to show off a chef’s ability for sourcing some of the best deli goods from across the world. They also demonstrate a knack for the age-old art of preserving, pickling and curing the best local produce around. Whether it’s neat folds of cold cut meats, wedges of moreish cheese or pots of sour pickled veggies you’re after, these are the top spots in Sydney to get your antipasto fix. Then, when it comes to getting the cheque, you can pay in confidence knowing these venues welcome American Express.      

Stir fries to wok your world
Restaurants Stir fries to wok your world

A good stir-fry is all about the breath of the wok – that magical combination of heat, timing and squeaky-fresh produce that transports you straight to the backstreets of buzzy Asian cities. Whether it’s fiery kung pao chicken or a plate of Indomee Goreng with a twist, we’ve sought out the best stir fries in Sydney. Check out the diverse range of dishes that come alive in the wok, and pay in confidence knowing these venues welcome American Express.

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Meet Sydney's newest dining hall
Restaurants Meet Sydney's newest dining hall

Wandering around the CBD is hungry work and it can be pretty hard to find a good place to eat. Now you can head to the 580 George building on (you guessed it) George Street for the latest elevated addition to the city's dining districts and food courts. Entering the revamped 580 Foodhall, you'll be greeted by modern interiors and some of the city's best owner-operated eateries.  The days of food court plastic tables and chairs and grimey tiles are over, the 580 Foodhall is a fresh and luxe space with cosy wood finishes and lush plantlife. Settle in to one of their updated seating options for a big bowl of laksa from Alice's Makan, a refreshing poke bowl from Andy’s Poke, or dosa from Anjappar. Visit 580 Foodhall to see who the rest of the exciting food vendors are, as there are a couple yet to be announced. Relaunching on Friday November 2, the improved 580 Foodhall will begin with a bang. Head down between 11am and 2pm for sets from local musicians, a pop-up prosecco bar from Brown Brothers, and food carts flinging samples of the delicious food available at the new look dining hub. Make sure you enter the competition for a chance to win a $100 food voucher to use at any of the eateries at 580 Foodhall. Simply snap a pic of your experience, or delicious meal, and use the hashtags #580GeorgeStreetLaunch and #580Foodhall to go in the draw. Terms and conditions apply for this competition, see the 580 Foodhall website for details.  Don't settle for another boring work lunch o

Meet Mobsta the roaming photobooth
Things to do Meet Mobsta the roaming photobooth

Fotobox Australia is all about capturing parties and events in the most fun and dynamic way possible. Now they've introduced a new way to capture the action – the Mobsta. It's the next generation of roving photobooths for hire. With the Mobsta, you can snap a branded 3D animated GIF, Boomerang or stop motion GIF on the spot.  The best thing about it? It's handheld and totally portable, meaning it can pop-up anywhere at your event, whether it's a birthday party, wedding or fancy shindig with friends and family. After you've snapped your moment, you can have it sent to your email instantly. For events and brands that means heaps of great social interaction, and for you, it means red hot content. Along with the Mobsta, Fotobox have a bunch of different customisable creative photo solutions for your events, from immersive 3D photobooths, to interactive set designed video loops.  Find out more about Fotobox Australia.  

Try this refreshed bar for after-work drinks
Bars Try this refreshed bar for after-work drinks

The storied, heritage City Tattersalls Club building has been a meeting place for Sydneysiders for over 120 years. Have a side of history with your schooner in their lovingly restored Lower Bar – a popular haunt for bookmakers in the 1920s, its marble floors and Art Deco columns have been reinvigorated this year with a fresh menu, bold whiskies and live music. Give your after-work drinks some polish with Lower Bar's blended whiskies, cocktails, classic beers and shareable snacks. Settle into the leather lounges and choose from their extensive Martini menu, or try one of their fruity cocktails, such as an Everyday Romeo with Alize Gold Passion, Paraiso lychee liqueur, Absolut Blue vodka, passionfruit pulp and fresh lime juice. There are also charcuterie boards to complement your drinks, along with freshly shucked oysters, potato wedges and beef tacos. All soundtracked by live music on Thursday and Friday nights. Tell your workmates to shake up the same old drinks routine and take them to City Tattersalls Club's Lower Bar for a sophisticated and fun change. Find out more here. 

Amex Eats: Pasta dishes to try in Sydney
Restaurants Amex Eats: Pasta dishes to try in Sydney

Twirling spoons at the ready? We’ve scoured Sydney’s many Italian restaurants to find these Nonna-approved pasta dishes, from pillowy soft gnocchi to just-made tongues of ribbony linguine. We’ve also looked beyond the Boot to bring you to the best non-Italian interpretations of the flour-egg-water brief. At all these venues, you’ll be able to dine in confidence with the knowledge that these venues welcome American Express.    

Spring festivals and events in Queensland
Travel Spring festivals and events in Queensland

When Queensland shakes off its not especially wintry chills, towns and cities around the state spring into step with food, culture and music up for grabs. Over the coming months Brisbane will uncover some of the greatest up-and-coming musical talent; the Gold Coast will be hauling supersized body parts and animals onto the sand; and Toowoomba will be unfurling brilliant carpets of flowers. September sees Brisbane turn on its biggest festival of the year with a back-to-back schedule of music and theatre performances, plus plenty of food and drink to sample. The event is well known for its Sunsuper Riverfire grand finale, which illuminates the city with pyrotechnic sparkles. Further up the coast, Bundy brings the house down with its Crush fest and proves culture and fun go hand-in-hand, and in Tropical North Queensland, Yarrabah unites the community with live music, food and a celebration of Indigenous culture. Suffice to say, all events are a gathering of energy and a showcase of the happy vibes of Queensland, where life is beautiful one day and perfect the next.

Amex Eats: Sydney stir fries to wok your world
Restaurants Amex Eats: Sydney stir fries to wok your world

A good stir-fry is all about the breath of the wok – that magical combination of heat, timing and squeaky-fresh produce that transports you straight to the backstreets of buzzy Asian cities. Whether it’s fiery kung pao chicken or a plate of Indomee Goreng with a twist, we’ve sought out ten delicious stir fries in Sydney. Check out the diverse range of dishes that come alive in the wok, and pay in confidence knowing these venues welcome American Express.

A perfect day at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Things to do A perfect day at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park occupies an enviable position on Elizabeth Street, facing onto the green oasis of Hyde Park, near to the city's retail centre. Here, you have easy access to the Art Gallery, Darling Harbour, and an outstanding array of bars and restaurants. Check in and get exploring.

Treat yourself to a long Saturday breakfast
Hotels Treat yourself to a long Saturday breakfast

Everyone knows the best part of a hotel stay is the buffet breakfast the next day, and inarguably one of the most lavish in town is at Glass Brasserie in Hilton Sydney on George Street in the CBD. Well, now you can experience all the brekky trimmings, great coffee, and cheeky weekend brunch cocktails at their Saturday bottomless late breakfast without having to book a room. Available every Saturday, Glass Brasserie is offering their legendary buffet breakfast with some extra treats thrown in. From 10am-12.30pm you can enjoy the buffet plus unlimited barista coffee, bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, all for just $49pp. So grab a tableload of your mates, book a surprise indulgence for your visiting relos, or just treat yourself to an exquisite solo feast – the late breakfast is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Find out more about the Bottomless Late Breakfast in Glass Brasserie.

Win a double-bed pass and a popcorn bucket for the opening night of Mov’in Bed Outdoor Cinema
Film Win a double-bed pass and a popcorn bucket for the opening night of Mov’in Bed Outdoor Cinema

Of all the outdoor cinema options in Sydney, Mov’in Bed is undoubtedly the most horizontal. And also, one of the most fun. Head to the Entertainment Quarter, get a drink from the bar, snuggle up on an inflatable double bed, and maybe get dinner delivered to your bedside… it’s the exactly the kind of spoiling we all deserve as the working year slouches towards its end. Mov’in Bed Outdoor Cinema kicks off again at the end of November for an 11-week season and to celebrate, Time Out has 20 double-bed passes to give away to the opening night screening of the brilliant A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, on Thursday November 29. This sweet giveaway also includes a big tub of popcorn – the only thing you’ll have to worry about is stray kernels in your pyjamas. To win this prize valued at $73.80 plus popcorn, all you have to do is enter below before Thursday November 22. Enter here

Sydney by Kayak
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Sydney by Kayak

The most challenging part of the Sunrise Kayak and Coffee tour is getting up at 5am – but rising early gives you glassy waters and glorious photo opportunities that’ll make your hungover friends incredibly jealous on a Sunday morning. Instructor Laura Stone and husband Ben run weekly dawn tours that make the most of Sydney Harbour before most people turn and hit snooze. They set up single kayaks at Lavender Bay Boat Ramp ready for the 5.40am meeting time and while we’re learning the best way to hold our paddles, Laura is picking up everyone’s coffee orders from a local café. Each raft has a custom coffee holder, and the ceramic cups keep the brews warm until you’ve paddled under the Bridge. The harbour water is velvety smooth, and the kayaks are very stable so you don’t need to work hard to paddle around Luna Park and into position as the sunlight hits Sydney Opera House. Our fleet rafts up to enjoy the view, sipping flat whites through the salty silicone lids and snapping away with our phones. If you don’t want to risk dropping your own camera, there’s a photographer on each tour and you can purchase personal pics for $30. Though the kayaks have glass-bottom windows the water’s still too dark to reveal any sea life – however, we do spot a fur seal frolicking by Blues Point Reserve. After an hour or so of gentle paddling we glide over to Sawmillers Reserve to check out the shipwreck. The ferries don’t start until 8am, so there’s time to go slow. It’s one of the drie

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