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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

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


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

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

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

The Californian at Santa Barbara

The Californian at Santa Barbara

This seedily lit 1970s den straight out of Pulp Fiction steps it up with more poise and direction than the crazy bar that houses it.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Barber Shop

The Barber Shop.

There's a spirits menu longer than your beard and the team are so big on gin, they've put it on tap.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Sep 10 14:55:43 EST 2013

Earl's Juke Joint

Earl's Juke Joint

Little-known New Orleans drummer Earl Palmer may not have achieved the kudos he deserved, but his namesake bar on the other side of the world certainly is.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Aug 27 17:05:21 EST 2013

Miss Peaches Soul Food Kitchen

Miss Peaches Soul Food in Newtown - mini burgers.

Not one to be left out of the great Newtown pub renovation party of 2013, the Marlborough has joined the Newtown Hotel, the Bank and the Sando in sprucing up its digs.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Wed Aug 07 15:08:48 EST 2013

The Lobo Plantation


Julio Lobo knew how to live the life, if his namesake bar is anything to go by.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Tue Jul 30 12:03:10 EST 2013

Hello Sailor

Good Food. Bar Hop. Photographs of Hello Sailor in Darlinghurst and their Pina Colada cocktail. Thursday 4th July 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH GOOD FOOD 130704

A new bar in Sydney that isn't Mexican or speakeasy-themed? What a breath of fresh, sea-salty air.

Eat Out | Rachel Olding | Thu Jul 25 09:31:44 EST 2013