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Here's what you should eat at Tramsheds
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Here's what you should eat at Tramsheds

Destination dining is set to take on a whole new meaning when the Tramsheds opens for business on Thursday September 22.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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

Battle of the Burger Grand Final
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Battle of the Burger Grand Final

The winners from our heats in Melbourne and Sydney will be flipping, sizzling and squishing a whole lotta beef between beautiful fresh buns for a State-of-Origin style showdown.

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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
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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
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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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Liveworks
Art

Liveworks

Liveworks festival is the main event in Performance Space's annual program, showcasing local, interstate and international artists pushing the frontiers of art and performance. In 2016, artists include dancer/choreographer Kristina Chan, who offers a meditation on impermance in the era of climate change, 'A Faint Existence'. Mish Grigor (of the collective post) will give 'The Talk' – in which she re-enacts awkward conversations about sexuality she had with her family members.  Visual artist Ross Manning will transform CarriageWorks' public spaces into a psychedelic landscape with his installation 'Melody Lines'. Meanwhile Indigenous acoustic outfit the Stiff Gins will give a music-based performance about Indigenous artefacts held in museums.Experimental musician and composer Jon Rose will showcase his extraordinary collection of hand-built instruments for 'The Museum Goes Live'. Taiwanese performance artist River Lin will ask visitors to nominate 'unclean' parts of their bodies in a work titled 'Cleansing Service'. And there's more besides: check the website for the complete line-up.  For a limited time CarriageWorks is offering an Earlybird discount of 20 per cent off all tickets for Liveworks.

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Made in Sydney: Music Makers and Innovators
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Made in Sydney: Music Makers and Innovators

In this edition of Made In Sydney series General Assembly will be focusing on the city's vibrant music and nightlife scene by hosting a panel of music makers and innovators. Chad Gillard, the co-founder of one of Sydney's most loved record labels Future Classic will be on the panel alongside some other industry buddies. Considering he's played a part in launching the careers of the likes of Flume, Jagwar Ma and Wafia, you know the guy's going to have some pretty excellent insights on the Sydney scene and beyond. After the panel wraps up there will be drinks and tunes right into the evening. The evening is free but RSVP is essential.

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A three-course French lunch for just $45
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A three-course French lunch for just $45

Café Ananas down in Phillip Street is a restaurant inspired by the cuisine of the South of France. In the spirit of the longer days and warmer temperatures that are upon us, they’re now offering a weekday three-course express lunch at the wallet-friendly prix fixe of $45. Your entrée is a beet salad, ricotta ravioli or Niçoise tuna pan-bagnat. For mains, you can have the grilled Wagyu bavette steak, Champagne risotto or fish of the day. Finish it off with a vanilla crème brûlée or selection of ice cream and sorbet. So head to Café Ananas to savour the fresh flavours of French cuisine as well as Sydney Harbour views. Your lunch break can be a real escape – one that doesn’t take all afternoon, or bust the budget.

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Win a trip to India with Intrepid Travel
Travel

Win a trip to India with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is giving one lucky person a spot on their 15-day Classic Rajasthan tour, departing March 19, 2017. The prize includes return airfares from any Australian or New Zealand major city to Delhi and offers an intimate small group experience as you travel through the romantic northern Indian province of Rajasthan. Tour highlights include tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park; camel riding through the desert in Pushkar; and a visit to the Taj Mahal. Accommodation is included and ranges from fortified mansions to camping under the stars. Competition opens September 15 and closes October 27, 2016. To enter, simply fill out your details here. Good luck!

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Sydney area guides

Chatswood
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Chatswood

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Chippendale

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Darlinghurst

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Redfern

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