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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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Blue ducks spread wings

This year is quickly turning into Sydney's year of the restaurant spin-off.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 24 23:59:09 EST 2014

Just open: Showbox Coffee Brewers

Justin Hemmes fell for its charms and opened Papi Chulo, now Manly has nabbed Bo Hinzack, the talented former owner of Mosman's The Penny Royal.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 24 23:59:39 EST 2014

Balmoral Boathouse in limbo after council complaint

The Boathouse Balmoral is currently closed for eat-in dining due to seating issues.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 24 11:41:50 EST 2014

Sydney CBD to get a new food precinct

Michael McCann

It is rumoured to be called the Wharf Lane Precinct and will be located on Sussex Street.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 24 09:41:57 EST 2014

Ex-Wallaby George Gregan eyes the Quay

George Gregan

Is there a hotter precinct for restaurant real estate right now than the Circular Quay end of the city?

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

Fraser Short plays long game

Fraser Short hasn't wasted time building a new empire since splitting with Keystone Hospitality.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 10 23:13:36 EST 2014

Wildfire restaurant to close

Anthony Izzillo, executive director of Wildfire Restaurant.

Circular Quay mega restaurant Wildfire will close in March, a victim of the looming upgrade of Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 10 10:29:39 EST 2014

Big names set sights on Chippendale


Chippendale is making an impressive push for the title of Sydney's go-to food suburb.

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

Burger craze goes over the top

To borrow a television phrase, has Sydney's burger craze jumped the shark?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 23:58:43 EST 2014

Pleading pays off for North Sydney foodies

In case you missed it, Din Tai Fung opened recently at Greenwood Plaza. But North Sydney does not live on dumplings alone; Bourke Street Bakery will add its high-quality bread and baked products to...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 23:58:53 EST 2014

NSW a sparkling success

Some of the country's finest sparkling wine is grown in NSW's cooler-climate regions

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 23:43:01 EST 2014

Matthew Crabbe building his restaurant portfolio

Matthew Crabbe doesn't make a noise about his every move as some celebrity chefs do, but the Sydney-raised pan rattler is quietly amassing an impressive offshore restaurant empire.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 17:05:12 EST 2014

Potts hot so duo tries Asian

Kings Cross and Potts Point are neighbouring suburbs yet could not be more different; one the poster child for the city's unpalatable behaviour, the other a gentrified strip of gilded real estate and...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australian tea for Jay Z

When Beyonce and Jay Z tucked into their gift bags at the Grammy Awards on Monday, the healthy-living couple would have found they could wind down after the big night with some Blossom Blends tea.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:44:04 EST 2014

Pilu owner dirty over dishwashing fine

Giovanni Pilu

It isn't every day a member of Sydney's elite two-toque club ends up on the name and shame list of the NSW Food Authority.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:44:15 EST 2014

Adriano Matteoni mentors Macleay Street newbie Marcelle

Adriano Matteoni opened Piccolo Padre in Rozelle in 2001 before heading overseas to launch Paper Cup in Glasgow and a new cafe in Tokyo.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:43:24 EST 2014

London comes to Coogee

Neil Thompson

It's busy, beachside, close to the city and affluent. Yet the map for Coogee at the back of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide is barer than Justin Bieber's chin.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:43:46 EST 2014

Zanellato set to fly solo

Federico Zanellato forged his local reputation as head chef at Mosman's Ormeggio at The Spit, but the foundations of his career were set earlier, working in restaurants from Italy to Japan.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:43:57 EST 2014

Bondi on a restaurant bounce

Maurice Terzini swinging open the doors at Bondi's Da Orazio Pizza + Porcetta over the weekend.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Chef Peter Conistis to tackle top-end Sydney dining

Peter Conistis is ready to take another shot at top-end Sydney dining, opening a fine-dining restaurant upstairs from his mid-market Alpha restaurant in the middle of the year.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:59:07 EST 2014