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Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019: Winners
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Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019: Winners

It was the night of nights for Sydney's food scene and the great and good of the city's restaurant industry turned out for a glitzy award ceremony at plush CBD venue Bopp & Tone. Find out who won big at this year's gongs.

Sydney’s top five spicy dishes for die-hard chilli fans
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Sydney’s top five spicy dishes for die-hard chilli fans

Ever eaten a dish so hot your mouth feels like a lava flow and yet you keep on eating? 

The best noodle soups in Sydney
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The best noodle soups in Sydney

Slurping season is upon us. 

Cheap hacks for fancy places
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Cheap hacks for fancy places

Follow these cheap hacks for fine dining on a budget in Sydney.

Where to eat raclette in Sydney
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Where to eat raclette in Sydney

This French and Swiss tradition takes 'adding cheese on top' to the next level. 

Sydney's top restaurants

Sydney restaurant and café reviews
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Sydney restaurant and café reviews

The latest reviews from our team of experts across the city.

The best cheap eats in Sydney
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The best cheap eats in Sydney

Maximise the bang for your buck.

The 21 best places in Sydney for a business lunch
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The 21 best places in Sydney for a business lunch

For when you need to impress.

The 19 best places for pasta in Sydney
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The 19 best places for pasta in Sydney

When the hour calls for carbs, these are the spots that turn flour, eggs and water into small miracles.

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The best Sydney cafés

The best coffee in the Sydney CBD
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The best coffee in the Sydney CBD

Here's our guide to the best coffee in the Sydney CBD, from Circular Quay up to Wynyard, to Town Hall, Barangaroo and everywhere in between. 

The best bacon and egg rolls in Sydney
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The best bacon and egg rolls in Sydney

Whoever first put cured, fried pork and soft, melty eggs together deserves a seriously prestigious award, in our opinion. 

The best breakfasts in Sydney
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The best breakfasts in Sydney

From the best cheese toastie around to that liquorice bread, here's our list of where to go and what to order at the best cafés in Sydney.

The best cafés in Bondi
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The best cafés in Bondi

In a suburb where morning runs, dawn surfing and AM yoga are part of your daily routine, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.

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Win a double pass to the Time Out Bar Awards
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Win a double pass to the Time Out Bar Awards

The Time Out Sydney Bar Awards are coming, and here is your chance to win a double pass to the Time Out party of the year. Join us, along with host Matt Okine, at the Powerhouse Museum on Monday December 9 as we toast the city’s best cocktail bars, new bars, wine bars, bartenders, rising stars of tomorrow and more at the party for the party-makers. Time Out thanks our sponsors Asahi Premium Beverages, Two Suns and Winterhalter as well as venue partner the Powerhouse Museum for making these awards possible. To enter, simply vote for your favourite bar in the Time Out People's Choice Award and you will go in the draw to win a double pass to the event. Voting closes November 25. Can't wait? Get your tickets here. Enter here.

Win a progressive dinner experience at four restaurants perfect for group outings
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Win a progressive dinner experience at four restaurants perfect for group outings

The Parlour Group’s central Sydney joints are perfect for group gatherings, and you can try them all if you win

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Absolut Elyx cocktails at Henry Deane
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Absolut Elyx cocktails at Henry Deane

Try these new cocktails at the Hotel Palisade's rooftop bar

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Four Sydney restaurants ideal for your next group get together
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Four Sydney restaurants ideal for your next group get together

With the warmer weather here and the end of the year just around the corner, you’re naturally going to be thinking about where to have your end-of-year catch-up dinners or corporate Christmas parties. You need somewhere with great food and service, tonnes of atmosphere and a laid-back vibe. Here’s where the Parlour Group’s venues can help.  Parlour Group is masterminded by Brody Petersen, a Canadian who had the dream of bringing fun and casual bar-restaurants to Sydney. The group's portfolio consists of four venues in Woolloomooloo, Rosebery, Surry Hills and Paddington. These restaurants offer cuisines ranging from Modern Japanese to American barbecue, but they have a lot in common too: they’re all housed in beautiful heritage buildings with oodles of charm; they are all great places to drink as well as to eat; they all offer a warm welcome to everyone; and – hallelujah! – they take bookings. Got a function you need to plan? Or just want to go for lunch or dinner with your partner that’s a cut above the ordinary? Here are four foolproof suggestions. 

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Sydney's foodie hotspots

The best restaurants in Surry Hills
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The best restaurants in Surry Hills

From the city fringes to deep Crown Street, Surry Hills really is a bit of a hub for dining in Sydney.

The best restaurants in Enmore
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The best restaurants in Enmore

While neighbouring Newtown has long gotten the props as a Sydney dining destination, little Enmore has slowly and surely been building its own reputation for deliciousness. 

The best restaurants in Newtown
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The best restaurants in Newtown

Newtown has been bringing its A-game on the restaurant front for as long as we can remember.

The best restaurants in Bondi
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The best restaurants in Bondi

Whether it's a long lunch at Sean's Panorama or Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar or a sandy-footed post-swim snack at Porch and Parlour or Pompei's you'll find somewhere great to eat in North and South Bondi and beyond. 

The best restaurants in Parramatta
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The best restaurants in Parramatta

Inner city slickers like Gelato Messina and Chefs Gallery have Parra outposts, and longstanding local favourites like Temasek and Nonna Maria's still pull the crowds. 

The best restaurants in Darling Harbour
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The best restaurants in Darling Harbour

When you need to refuel for more adventures these are the restaurants Darling Harbour is known for, from the ribs at Hurricane's to fine dining at Sepia and casual waterfront bites at Beer DeLuxe. 

For the sweet tooth

The best chocolate shops in Sydney
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The best chocolate shops in Sydney

Looking for a perfectly delicious gift? Or a night's supply for a serious splurge? These top shops will satisfy the world's most famous craving.

The best high tea in Sydney
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The best high tea in Sydney

Sydney is obsessed with high tea, and with good reason – we do some seriously good baking in this here city.

The best patisseries in Sydney
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The best patisseries in Sydney

We’re pretty lucky that here in Sydney we have some of the best darn pastry chefs in the country. 

The best desserts in Sydney
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The best desserts in Sydney

We don’t know about you, but dinner ain’t dinner for us without dessert. 

The best party cakes in Sydney
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The best party cakes in Sydney

Need a cake for an office party, birthday party, wedding or divorce party? Don’t worry Sydney, we got your back.

Sydney by cuisine

The Best French restaurants in Sydney
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The Best French restaurants in Sydney

The best Malaysian restaurants in Sydney
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The best Malaysian restaurants in Sydney

The best Indian restaurants in Sydney
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The best Indian restaurants in Sydney

The best Thai restaurants in Sydney
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The best Thai restaurants in Sydney

The best Japanese restaurants in Sydney
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The best Japanese restaurants in Sydney

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Eat and drink your way through Parramatta
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Eat and drink your way through Parramatta

Naturally Sydney’s “second CBD” Parramatta has a thriving food and drink scene. Thanks to the delicious cuisines of the many diverse communities who call it home, Parramatta is bursting at the seams with hole-in-the-wall eateries, heaving family restaurants, and a new in-flux of uber cool cocktail bars. But where to start? Never fear, we’ve got some hot food tips under our (expanding) belts for you. Kickstart your Parramatta food trip with robust coffee and memorable brekkie. Circa Espresso has got the breakfast goods with their signature Ottoman Eggs – a Middle Eastern-inspired egg and eggplant dish given that extra zing from garlicky labneh and crispy fried sage and leek. Try a caffeinated brew with a view at the riverside Armory Wharf Café with their Sriracha eggs – a blue swimmer crab laden breakfast of champions. Top it off with a mid-morning sweet treat and ignite your Instagram likes with one of Bay Vista dessert bar and café’s towering desserts. Parramatta (and neighbouring Harris Park) is so rich with fantastic Indian restaurants we devoted an entire feature to it. Head to Billu’s Indian eatery for their signature tandoori chicken and classic thaalis, or hunt down our pick for the best biryani in Sydney from Hyderabad House. Finish your tasty trip into ‘Little India’ with a rainbow-hued treat from Chatkazz sweets or a delightfully sticky gulab jamun from Taj Indian Sweets and Restaurant. As the sun sets take your full belly to one of Parramatta’s fun bars and brew

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Join the launch party for the kooky new bar above the Marly
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Join the launch party for the kooky new bar above the Marly

The team at the Marly are finally ready to unveil their absurdist new creation, Cuckoo. Designed in collaboration with Monster Children and International World Wide (the Norfolk, the Old Fitz), Cuckoo will be more than a new bar. They’re not giving too many details away, so to properly investigate what wonders await, you’ll want to ascend the stairs on October 18 and jump down the rabbit hole at the launch party.  What can you expect from this curious new venture? They’re promising an uninhibited and raucous attitude. Think wood panelling and retro style – with just the right amount of kitsch mountain décor. Insta moments will abound: visitors will be able to test their skills on an epic indoor climbing wall, for instance.  Crusty giant pretzels will be your primary bar snack, designed to be dunked in delicious condiments from the vast array housed in the “Condiment Kingdom”. Schnitzels will be the star of the main menu, and you’ll have the chance to sample a rainbow of schnapps in between bouts on the dancefloor. Cuckoo will be creating this beloved European concoction in house, and since cocktails simply can’t be ignored at a party, you’ll likely spot a few fruity distillations in your more elaborate drinks. If all this heady aband

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See the Australian thriller Splinter in Sydney
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See the Australian thriller Splinter in Sydney

This thriller by Hillary Bell follows a couple whose missing five-year-old daughter returns after nine months missing – with no scratches and no explanation. They're forced to grapple with the uncertainties of their past and move forward under enormously difficult circumstances. “There was this play that I read before it went into production at Sydney Theatre Company, which I loved but didn’t get to direct, and it stayed with me always,” Griffin Theatre Company's artistic director Lee Lewis says of Bell’s work. The original production played in Sydney in 2012, would usually count a play out of a major revival for at least a few more years, however, Lewis wanted to challenge that expectation during her time at Griffin. “There’ve been extraordinary plays that have been written over the last 20 years which aren’t old enough to be considered classics so we can’t do a ‘classic revival’, but we could just do the damn play again because it’s good.” Starring Hilary Bell’s sister Lucy Bell and Les Miserables star Simon Gleeson, this claustrophobic chamber piece questions how well we know our families. Splinter runs until October 12 at the Griffin Theatre Company. Further details and tickets are available here.

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