Best New Sydney Restaurant & Bar Openings – Feb 2015

The weather is still hot and so is the dining and bar scene in Sydney. Here are the Best New Sydney Restaurant & Bar Openings that have caught our eye in the past month.

Best New Restaurant & Bar Openings

The Ternary

The Ternary at Novotel Sydney presents dishes from the Asian Kitchen, Grill Kitchen and Charcuterie Wine Bar in an open space to be enjoyed with city skyline views. There are is a wine list that boasts nearly 100 wines by the glass or bottle. Read our review of the Ternary.

The Ternary, Level 1, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, 70 – 100 Murray Street, Darling Harbour

Archie Rose Distillery

Sydney is about to get its first distillery in over 160 years. And it has a cool bar. Read our comprehensive article on Archie Rose Distillery. Now with tasting notes.

Archie Rose Distilling Co., 61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery

Work in Progress @patrickfriesen

As part of March Into Merivale, Merivale is set to launch ‘Work in Progress @patrickfriesen’, a fried chicken and noodle pop-up bar in Sydney’s CBD at the location of Work in Progress bar. The pop up opens on Thursday 26 February. Read our review of Work in Progress @patrickfriesen

Work in Progress @patrickfriesen, 50 King Street, Sydney CBD; Monday – Friday 12pm-3pm, 6-10pm (kitchen); 12pm-late (bar)

Playa Takeria

Proud to be one of the first authentic taquerias in Australia, with influences from the region of Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean, Playa Takeria delivers contemporary Mexican food. Be tempted by the Oaxaca Cheese Fondue with maybe a Mezcal from the region.

Playa Takeria, 132 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Raita Noda

Omakase (chef’s selection) is a ten course offering ($120) of the best that is available at the markets on the day prepared and served by chef Raita Noda and son Momotaro. Seafood is always the star with flavour and presentation to admire. Sit at the counter and observe all the preparations on this intimate 8 seater. Read our detailed review of Raita Noda.

Raita Noda, 1/ 222 Riley St Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Whisky Jerx Pop Up Bar

We’re not worthy! At the wheel of Whisky Jerx, the Wayne’s World themed bar are Ben Blair, Lee Potter Cavanagh and Reece Griffiths delivering fun drinks and live music. Whisky Jerx opens on 25 February for 8 weeks of….schwing!! Read more about Whisky Jerx Pop Up Bar.

Whisky Jerx, Basement (underneath Unicorn Hotel), 106 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

IconPark European Canteen Pop-Up

Executive chef Naomi Lowry, (Ex Biota Dining and Pilu) who is serving rustic, wholesome dishes in the IconPark European Canteen Pop-up that will change daily to showcase the best available produce. Diners will see the dishes available in ceramic dishes in timber and glass cabinets and choose their protein and the accompanying vegetables or salad.

IconPark European Canteen Pop-Up , 78 Stanley St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

This Must Be the Place, Darlinghurst

This Must Be the Place is a spritzer bar that has opened with Luke Ashton (ex Vasco) and Charlie Ainsbury (ex Eau-de-Vie) at the helm. With these two, the drinks are of high quality and accessible being served in a relaxed welcoming space. Read our review of This Must Be The Place bar.

This Must Be the Place, 239 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Subcontinental, Surry Hills

With an aim to bring modern high quality dishes to the Sydney dining public, Subcontinental will tempt with dishes not only from the regions of India but also from Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Subcontinental , 10 Hunt St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Harry’s Bar & Dining

After a makeover, Harry’s Bar & Dining now offers a relaxed space for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving wholefoods that give a spark to old favourites plus house made cheese, breads and a range of almond milks that include macadamia and Iranian date.

Harry’s Bar & Dining, Shop 2, 136 Wairoa Avenue, Bondi Beach

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Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.

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