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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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Rainford Street Social in Surry Hills closes

Rainford Street Social.

Rainford Street Social, the restaurant that followed Bird Cow Fish, has also shut its doors lasting just 20 months.

Food News | Short black | Mon Mar 31 23:28:33 EST 2014

Merivale buys King Street's Noble Canteen

Justin Hemmes at The Beresford Hotel in Surry Hills.

Merivale's CBD property grab is on the march again, with Noble Canteen (previously Trumps Tavern) in King Street its latest acquisition.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 31 09:58:23 EST 2014

George Calombaris in talks with Hayman Island

George Calombaris

MasterChef's George Calombaris is the latest name linked to the restaurants at Hayman Island, which relaunches later this year.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 24 23:59:00 EST 2014

Hall Street heats up

Short Black: China Diner Bondi : Seb Crowther, Sam Fallows, Seb Gee- Head chef and Quynh Nguyen. Thursday 20th March 2014 Photo:

Late arrivals join Bill Granger at Bondi's Hall Street development

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Mar 24 23:59:07 EST 2014

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

Fourth Village Providore tipped to join Danks Street

Peter Quattroville and his son John at Fourth Village Providore, Mosman, with olive oil vatts. Off the shelf.

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

Mystery behind Westfield restaurant closures

Greek dining special report
Xanthi restaurant in Westfield City.
Pictured is owner David Tsirekas with the Venison with mixed pulse salad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Allison

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

Call for best young chefs

Mark Best

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

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

Cocktails and chemistry at new basement bar

Parke Davis

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

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