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Christmas in Sydney
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Christmas in Sydney

There’s no snow, sure, but we know how to party. Find out where you can sing Christmas carols, shop at the Christmas markets, and what to do on Boxing Day.

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Where to eat right now

New restaurants, cafés and bars in Sydney
Restaurants

New restaurants, cafés and bars in Sydney

If you love food and live in Sydney, your 'must-try' list of new restaurants, cafés and bars probably takes up your iPhone's entire storage capacity by now. Still, we must persevere. For a tightly curated guide to dining in Sydney, we suggest you visit our restaurant hit list.

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Sydney bar and pub reviews
Bars

Sydney bar and pub reviews

Looking for somewhere great to drink in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our bar and pub critics. 

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Sydney restaurant and café reviews
Restaurants

Sydney restaurant and café reviews

Looking for somewhere great to eat in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our food critics. 

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The best burgers in Sydney
Restaurants

The best burgers in Sydney

What could be more perfect than finely ground meat between sweet slices of bread with cheese?

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The best patisseries in Sydney
Restaurants

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.

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Find the best breakfasts in Sydney

Best of Sydney

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 to discover Sydney from a new angle.

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Meet Sydney’s matchmakers
Sex and dating

Meet Sydney’s matchmakers

These modern-day cupids are doing things the old-fashioned way – face-to-face!

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The best art galleries in Sydney
Art

The best art galleries in Sydney

Sydney is busting at the seams with great art – the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art, White Rabbit and many more.

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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.

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Outdoor drinking and dining
Bars

Outdoor drinking and dining

All year round there are beer gardens to visit, rooftops to summit, and waterfront bars to kick back in.

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The best museums in Sydney
Museums

The best museums in Sydney

Uncover stories about the people who’ve made this city what it is today, its natural history and the science, design and innovation.

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What to do when you're alone in Sydney

Competitions and announcements

Time Out Sydney Bar Awards
Bars

Time Out Sydney Bar Awards

Save the date for the Time Out party of the year.

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Grab your copy of the latest issue
Things to do

Grab your copy of the latest issue

Our latest issue is out now! Get to see the best of Sydney in summer by living like a tourist.

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See all of our current competitions

How to be more Sydney

Outdoor art in Sydney
Art

Outdoor art in Sydney

Take advantage of clement days and balmy evenings with one of these al fresco exhibitions and art parties.

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The best underground bars in Sydney
Bars

The best underground bars in Sydney

There's a lot of good reasons to head down rather than up when you're feeling parched. Underground it's always party o'clock, because even if it's 2pm, it feels like after dark.

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The best waterfront bars in Sydney
Bars

The best waterfront bars in Sydney

Between the harbour, the coastline and the rivers that snake back through Sydney we have ample spots to sit a while and watch the waves.

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Escape rooms in Sydney
Things to do

Escape rooms in Sydney

The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out.

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The best camping near Sydney
Travel

The best camping near Sydney

Find the city's best camping sites for the chance to wake up next to the Harbour or deep in a national park.

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Here’s our ultimate guide to Sydney’s beaches

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Fratelli Fresh are doing a new long lunch
Restaurants

Fratelli Fresh are doing a new long lunch

Fratelli Fresh are set to make your Sunday summer lunches a bit longer and a lot tastier, with the introduction of the new long lunch menu. For just $49 you can enjoy unlimited pizza, wine and pasta for two lavish hours, noon-3pm. The menu includes pizzas like the classic Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, basil and buffalo mozzarella, the Diavola with spicy salami, roasted capsicum and olives or the prosciutto and funghi with ham, mushrooms and smoked scamorza. Choose from pastas including the linguine with pangrattato, lemon and chilli or a penne lamb ragù. And finally round it out with a wild rocket and parmesan salad. Add to this unlimited red and white wine and you've got a lunch of epic proportions.  This special is avaliable at all Fratteli Fresh locations including Alexandria, Bridge Street, Macquarie Street, Potts Point, Walsh Bay and Westfield Sydney. 

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Pause Festival
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Pause Festival

Pause Fest returns to Melbourne this year with a line-up of super smart tech industry insiders, creative entreprenuers and start up leaders. You'll hear from the likes of Etsy's Linda Kozlowski; Pozible co-founder Rick Chen; and CEO of Beattie Wines and Startup Victoria, Georgia Beattie. This year's event will be broken up into Creative, Tech and Business days, with each day to home in on new ideas and innovative technologies relating to each topic. On Wednesday February 8, Pause Fest is focusing on the intersection of creativity and technology, and how creatives are redefining the process of making ideas tangible. On Thursday February 9, Pause Fest will be focusing in on technology and exploring the consequences, risks and endless opportunities that follow progress. Finally, it's all about business on Friday February 10. Keynote speeches and panel discussions will be exploring how moments of change in the digital world can define a business, and how the old and the new might exist in tandem. As well as talks, Pause will be bringing a line-up of innovative tech experiences from Tesla test drives to the world’s first virtual reality Tilt Brush competition by top Melbourne graffiti artists, curated by Backwoods Gallery. Find out more about Pause Fest.

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Cork & Chroma
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Cork & Chroma

Always wanted to paint but never had the guts or time to go to a session and have a crack? What if we were to tell you, you could paint – with a glass of your favourite vino in hand – right in the heart of Surry Hills? Well you can. Cork & Chroma is Sydney's newest, buzzy creative night out. All you need to do is BYO favourite bottle of wine and Cork & Chroma will take care of the rest. They prepare paints, a canvas and set up for the evening. An in-house artist will take you through a step-by-step tutorial to help you paint your own masterpiece. No artistic experience necessary – this mini workshop is about getting creative and trying something new. Go grab a bottle of your favourite pinot and get ready to get those creative juices flowing.

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Hsin Shih Tang
Restaurants

Hsin Shih Tang

Chinatown's got a brand new Taiwanese restaurant from Taiwanese chefs Henrry Chou and Idi Hu. Both previously worked at the five-star Grand Hyatt Taipei and are now at Hsin Shih Tang producing authentic, famous Taiwanese dishes. Hsin Shih Tang's signature beef noodle soup has been tried and loved by Australia's favourite My Kitchen Rules co-host Mr Manu Feildel. Hsin Shih Tang’s signature dishes are a beef noodle soup and fried rice with pork. The soup base is cooked daily for more than 13 hours, with 15 Chinese herbs, ox bone, vegetables and no added MSG. The restaurant uses only local Australian beef (Wagyu beef shank, chicken and pork), while all noodles are imported directly from Taiwan to retain an authentic taste. The fried pork with rice sees a tender pork fillet marinated in a secret sauce. Time Out readers can try these signature dishes and more by ordering an exclusive tasting menu. For just $53 you’ll get: • Soup• Platter• Fried pork chops• Beef fried rice• Three treasure beef noodle soup• Boiled vegetables• Two special drinks • A dessert Term and conditions:1. Please show Hsin Shih Tang’s staff this article when ordering the tasting menu.2. Tasting Menu dishes cannot be exchanged for other dishes.3. Offer valid until February 28, 2017.

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Sydney area guides

Cabramatta
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Cabramatta

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Bondi

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Auburn

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Surry Hills

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