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Scott Bolles


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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.

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Walsh Bay's Seawall second venture for Kirstie Brown

As chief financial officer for tech and telecommunication companies, Kirstie Brown knows restaurants are a risky financial proposition.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 24 23:58:10 EST 2014

Mystery behind Westfield restaurant closures

How has yet another rising food star bitten the dust at Westfield Sydney?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 24 23:58:44 EST 2014

Fourth Village Providore tipped to join Danks Street

If there was a sharemarket for Sydney's eat streets, Danks Street, Waterloo would be a highly traded spec stock.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 24 23:58:51 EST 2014

Xanthi in Westfield Sydney closes

Venison with mixed pulse salad.

In the latest blow to the dining credentials of Westfield Sydney, David Tsirekas's Greek restaurant Xanthi has closed and a liquidator appointed.

Food News | Short black | Wed Mar 19 17:35:30 EST 2014

Opera House in a quandary

Tonci Farrac

The Sydney Opera House has found itself in something of a pickle with its Bennelong restaurant site.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 17 23:59:38 EST 2014

Martin Boetz signs up to Hollywood restaurant

Chef Martin Boetz

Aussie actors have stormed Hollywood, now it's the turn of our restaurateurs. The tiny chorus line of Oz-owned eateries in Los Angeles is about to be joined by a budding star of the restaurant...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 17 23:59:21 EST 2014

Pyrmont's Bottle and Beast to reopen

Chef Jared Ingersoll

Pyrmont restaurant pop-up Bottle and Beast has been such a success chef Jared Ingersoll will reopen it in a new form when it reaches the end of its run in the next couple of weeks.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 17 23:59:49 EST 2014

Art Gallery of NSW food venue tenders

Peter McCloskey

Is the team from Aria making a play for The Art Gallery of NSW?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 17 23:59:52 EST 2014

Ferran Adria talks El Bulli at Sydney and Brisbane events

Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria will be in Australia for a short, exclusive tour in early April. Limited tickets are available for events in Sydney and Brisbane.

Food News | Short black | Mon Mar 17 23:59:58 EST 2014

Porteno crew set sights on Enmore Road

Porteno Restaurant.

Porteno spreading its wings to Enmore Road? Well, it's true. In part. The team behind the Surry Hills restaurant is in the process of purchasing a property on Enmore Road.

Food News | Short black | Fri Mar 14 12:16:00 EST 2014

Cocktails and chemistry at new basement bar

Parke Davis sprung up last week at the old Parke-Davis and Co pharmaceutical company building on York Street.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 10 23:59:00 EST 2014

Next stop the Caribbean

Damion Brown

Chef Damion Brown will not be running with the pack when he opens Jonkanoo in the next week at 583 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 10 23:59:04 EST 2014

Call for best young chefs

Sydney's ''Generation Next'' can now make a run at the Josephine Pignolet Best Young Chef Award.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 10 23:59:21 EST 2014

Frankenfood munchies at the Soda Factory

The Dip

At The Soda Factory on Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, the cool crowd snack on ''cheeseburger'' spring rolls.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 10 23:59:35 EST 2014

Gramercy better late than never

Already a year overdue, chef David Allison's long-awaited city restaurant Gramercy has pushed its opening date back to 2015.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 10 23:59:51 EST 2014

Another blow to Sydney's dining scene

Blancharu restaurant, Elizabeth Bay.

Blancharu in Elizabeth Bay has closed.

Food News | Short black | Mon Mar 10 11:01:21 EST 2014

Rising talent gets hands on Civic kitchen


What do you get when you mix an iconic city gastropub, a rising suburban food star and the talents of former Balzac chef Matt Kemp?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Mar 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

On the ball like a meatball


Step aside hamburgers, meatballs are about to roll into town - and already have the attention of some of our top chefs.

Food News | Short black | Mon Mar 03 23:59:44 EST 2014

Pilu has a date with Pecora

Giovanni Pilu

A love affair that blossomed between two-hatted chef Giovanni Pilu and Pecora Dairy from the Southern Highlands at The Sydney Morning Herald Growers' Markets in 2012 will be rekindled this weekend as...

Food News | Short black | Tue Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Pavoni adds kiosk just a Spit away

The Spit has spat out more than its share of failed restaurants, but one chef is quietly building an empire on its sandy shores.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 24 23:59:19 EST 2014