Best New Sydney Restaurant & Bar Openings – August 2015

Sydney continues its love affair with food with these new venues in the CBD and the suburbs entice us to enjoy dining with friends and family.

Italian Street Kitchen

Italian Street Kitchen

If trip to Italy is not on the horizon, head to Italian Street Kitchen and try out some antipasto, spit roast or wood fired oven pork roast. Of course there will be pastas and wood fired pizzas all made fresh with house made sauces in this Italian street fair. IST is set to open in October. Read about Italian Street Kitchen here.

Italian Street Kitchen, 5/19-21 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089

Lotus the Galeries

Lotus the Galeries brings those wonderful dumplings from Walsh Bay to the centre of the city plus a range of dishes with native flavours from around Australia. The dishes are not the only excitement with the dining spaces ranging from open space to private rooms with eye catching artworks. Read our comprehensive review of Lotus the Galeries.

Lotus the Galeries, Level 1, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Yayoi the Galeries

Yayoi is opening its second Sydney restaurant at the Galeries serving up tasty Japanese meals including teishoku and the set tasting plate of Yayoi Gozen. There is a range of sake and Japanese and local beers to accompany your meal.

Yayoi the Galeries, Level 1, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000


Dragoncello has recently opened a more formal dining space upstairs that is delivering dishes that full of flavour that challenge the way in which we expect to see them. Sydney Rock Oysters that are blended into creamy mayonnaise with crisp potato skins are a must. Read our comprehensive review of Dragoncello.

Dragoncello, 466 Cleveland St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Salmon & Bear

With a log cabin setting, Salmon & Bear serves up tasty charcoal grilled fish plus favourites like salt and pepper squid and fish tacos to name a few. This is quality seafood that is tasty and uncomplicated. Read our review of Salmon & Bear.

Salmon & Bear, 6 Defries Ave, Zetland, NSW 2017

Frank and Blanco

There are great things happening down south with tequila bar Frank and Blanco serving up quality cocktails and Head Chef Thomas Stott (ex est.) has put together a Mexican inspired menu that makes use of tequila in the mains. Read our comprehensive review of Frank and Blanco.

Frank and Blanco, 790 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland NSW 2232

Photo Credit: Italian Street Kitchen, used with permission.


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Kevin Burke

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.