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Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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

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

Australian beer consumption plummets to 70-year lows

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Australia's reputation as a nation of singlet-wearing beer guzzlers has gone up in froth – beer consumption has fallen to levels not seen since the post-war "six o'clock swill".

Drink | Rachel Olding | Fri Apr 04 17:42:40 EST 2014

Donny's Bar

In another life, this would be my dream New York loft apartment.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Mar 25 11:57:37 EST 2014

Papa Gede's

What do you get when you combine three flatmates, the spirit of witch-doctor apothecary, the rums of Haiti and a hidden laneway?

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Mar 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Daggy no more: moscato wine fizzes its way to popularity

It's pink, fizzy and coming soon to a dinner party near you. Moscato, once considered the daggy aunt of the sparkling wine family, is enjoying a revival as producers jump to meet the huge growth in...

Food News | Rachel Olding | Sun Feb 23 03:00:00 EST 2014


We've had New Orleans soul food, New York brunch, 1950s diners and Tex-Mex galore. Next up: Southern Californian coastline.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Ozharvest cookoff: Heat of the kitchen brings bosses out in a sweat


Australian chief executives are good at signing cheques for charity, but not all will put their mouth where their money is.

Food News | Rachel Olding | Mon Feb 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

Oxford Tavern

The Oxford Tavern

The renovation of this crusty old suburban topless bar is a beauty.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Little spots for a drop of liquor

He used to rattle the cocktail shakers at Melbourne's most prestigious cocktail bar Black Pearl but Tim Philips has a shock statement to make.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Small bars add twist to city cocktail

Kingston Public Bar and Dining

It was a good vintage for the Mornington Peninsula chardonnay but an even better one for the people drinking it.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Sat Jan 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sydney's hottest new bars


Rachel Olding's picks of the city's newest bars. They'll have you hot-footing this summer from Cronulla to Palm Beach via Bondi, Neutral Bay and the seedy belly of the inner west.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Dec 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cafe Nice

Lemon and Thyme Smash.

Cafe Nice has ditched the Fratelli bunch sleek Italian vibe in favour of the French Riviera.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Dec 10 07:44:21 EST 2013

Far North

Brodie Stewart

A relaxed, casual vibe makes it easy to linger at this northern newbie.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Golden Age Cinema & Bar

Buttered Popcorn Flip cocktail.

This mini cinema and adjoining bar are breathing a bit of life back into a trip to the movies.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Royal Hotel

A full makeover transforms the upstairs bar into a classy garden party featuring summery gin cocktails.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

465 The Avenue

Roll up, roll up, the big, bombastic bar circus has come to Chatswood.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Wanderer

The Wanderer

Like the cold seas in the poem from which this bar draws its name, this is one of those little places you'll eventually stumble upon.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Red Lily

This secret opium den-like space is a gem of a find that you almost don't want to share with your friends.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Oct 08 11:00:00 EST 2013


Caramel-Corn Old Fashioned

This new Bondi small bar has Bondi written all over it: sexy house music on the speakers, bronzed and beautiful drinkers and super fashionable cocktails.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013