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Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

The Bearded Tit

The Bearded Tit

This little hideaway in an otherwise drab part of Redfern is part Spiegeltent, part local saloon, part artists' hub

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Nov 11 11:39:12 EST 2014

The Potting Shed at The Grounds of Alexandria

Potting Shed

At last, there is a way to get in on the delicious Grounds of Alexandria action without the inevitable crowds.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Oct 28 10:03:32 EST 2014

Knox Street Bar

Alcoholic gelato

Knox Street Bar is the kind of knockabout place you want to have on your street corner.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Oct 21 09:43:59 EST 2014

Bar De The

24-carat gold martini

The first thing you'll notice is the smell. Each martini is hugely fragrant.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Oct 07 10:29:33 EST 2014

Fat Rupert's

Bondi Zombie cocktail.

The food is beaut at this low-key neighbourhood drinks 'n' dinner spot.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Sep 23 09:08:36 EST 2014

The Swanson Hotel

Newtown sour.

An Erskineville pub has been given an upmarket makeover.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Sep 16 08:28:34 EST 2014



No photos, no signage and no bar. There's a lot of things you won't find at Magazin, a top-secret cocktail spot beneath William Street.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Aug 26 08:17:59 EST 2014

Mr Tipply's

Mr Tipply's

This Kent Street venue offers decent food and drink, perfect for a loose Friday night.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Aug 05 11:28:14 EST 2014

Brooklyn Social

Brooklyn Social

Brooklyn Social is a good, down-to-earth neighbourhood hangout - if you're prepared to queue, that is.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Jul 29 10:11:13 EST 2014

Chester White Cured Diner

Chester White

There is something about Chester White Cured Diner that makes you feel as though you're cosying up in your own living room.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Jul 22 11:07:57 EST 2014

The Garden Tap

The Garden Tap

This North Turramurra haunt is a country-style mini-pub where the food is decent and the vibe is casual.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Jul 01 13:01:07 EST 2014

Just open: Eau De Vie Apothecary, Darlinghurst

How to make the perfect margarita (Thumbnail)

After redefining the art of adventurous cocktail-making at Eau de Vie and the Roosevelt, cocktail guru Sven Almenning is yet again pushing the boundaries.

Food News | Rachel Olding | Fri Jun 27 14:54:38 EST 2014

Ko and Co

Ko and Co

Fusing Korean and Mexican in the confines of a 40-seater could go seriously wrong, but Ko and Co is a testament to keeping it simple, very simple.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Jun 24 11:47:13 EST 2014

Ramblin' Rascal Tavern

A cocktail at the Ramblin' Rascal Tavern.

Cognac and cheeky chat is the modus operandi at this underground tavern beneath bland ol' Park Street.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Jun 17 11:38:45 EST 2014

The Brewery Bar

The Brewery Bar, Alexandria.

Craft beer and Alexandria have both been flavours of the month for a while now, so why not combine both?

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Jun 03 12:01:50 EST 2014


Spiced boulevardier Negroni served at Kubrick's bar on Stanley Street.

It's refreshing to see a drinking hole taking its inspiration from abstract sculptures, vinyl records and crisp white shirts.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue May 27 15:10:15 EST 2014

New Hampton

Chocolate sazerac cocktail.

This Kings Cross bar is a party spot; a glamorous bar filled with glamorous people.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue May 20 11:56:31 EST 2014

The Blind Bear

Blind Bear in Cronulla

Cronulla is welcoming a bevy of hot, new restaurants and bars bringing some class and cred to the Shire.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 29 11:32:10 EST 2014

Mr Moustache

Tinga de Pato at Mr Moustache in Bondi.

This Bondi bolthole has donned his bow tie and is trying to lift his taco, guacamole and tequila game.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 15 10:32:27 EST 2014

Bat Country

Bat Country

Randwick has joined the small bar party and they've invited Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 08 10:52:38 EST 2014