Good Food - Short Black

Scott Bolles

SHORT BLACK

By Scott Bolles

Contact Scott on:

Scott Bolles reports on the news, moves and changes in the Sydney dining scene, covering restaurants, cafes, producers and what you need to know right now.

Read more Short Black entries below:

The Butcher's Apprentice to open in Wahroonga

Butcher's Block

The Butcher's Block will open a spin-off venture next door in Wahroonga.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:53:26 EST 2014

El Beso to open on Darlinghurst's Victoria Street

The Spanish restaurant will take over the landmark corner site where Kika tapas bar resided.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:49:33 EST 2014

Tipping plummets as credit cards convert to PINs

Credit card switch to PINs.

As signatures phase out, some establishments are moving towards set service charges at restaurants.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:46:27 EST 2014

Matt Kemp previews new menu at Charing Cross Hotel

Matt Kemp isn't cutting any corners with his comeback at the Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room, which opens on Wednesday in Waverley.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:44:06 EST 2014

Sydney menus offer haircuts, dog washes

Team: Ben Sweeten and Daniele Trimarchi. Photo: Brendon Thorne

Odd items such as haircuts and dogwashes are popping up on Sydney menus.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:27:42 EST 2014

David Thompson sets sights on Sydney

Chef David Thompson.

Sounds like there's a looming opportunity for a Sydney landlord, with David Thompson confirming a Sydney restaurant is on his radar.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

The Grounds of Alexandria continues expansion

If The Grounds of Alexandria keeps expanding we might have to rechristen it The Acreage.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Foley Lane tapas make way for pasta at Casoni

The Taylor Square site will be reinvented as an Italian restaurant.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

La Brasserie set to close

Sydney is set to lose a little corner of Paris tucked away in Darlinghurst, with Philippe Valet's La Brasserie closing next month.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Matt Kemp to deliver European menu at Charing Cross Hotel

Charing Cross.

Chef Matt Kemp will front a new restaurant opening next week at the Charing Cross Hotel in Waverley.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Contenders line up for Barangaroo

Barangaroo

Word is there could be new waterside Sydney restaurants from the teams behind Aria and Kitchen by Mike.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Julien Perraudin says no to fusion at Salon De The

Tea for three: The Salon De Th? team, (from left) Paul Wilson, Michael Nolan and Julien Perraudin.

The French chef prefers to describe his new menu as "French technique with normal Asian".

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

James Kidman joins Cafe Sydney as executive chef

Kidman

In a boost to its dining credentials, Cafe Sydney has snared former Otto head chef James Kidman.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Toko's Matt Yazbek to open venue under The Bridge Room

Matt Yazbek

Toko has been in protracted negotiations for the basement site, which has been plagued by delays.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Reuben & Co to open at Macquarie Centre

Michael Moore

Michael Moore is taking his Reuben sandwiches to the north-west of Sydney.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Rose Bay Diner opens behind Catalina

Team: Ben Sweeten and Daniele Trimarchi. Photo: Brendon Thorne

And an old shed in Dee Why has been transformed into The Beach Shed.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Guillaume Brahimi takes over Darcy's site in Paddington

New digs: Guillaume Brahimi is moving his new restaurant into the Darcy's site in Paddington.

The venue that was Darcy's restaurant will relaunch as Guillaume on Saturday night.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jul 28 23:27:43 EST 2014

David Thompson returns to Australia

Chef David Thompson.

The Thai impresario David Thompson has been shopping for Sydney sites.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jul 28 23:26:30 EST 2014

La Grande Bouffe alumni launch ventures

Former staffers from La Grande Bouffe in Rozelle are reinvigorating Sydney's food scene.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jul 28 23:25:08 EST 2014

Four Seasons keeps mum on Pei Modern spin-off

Mark Best's bistro spin-off is ripe for a Sydney launch despite silence from the Four Seasons Hotel.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jul 28 23:24:20 EST 2014