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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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Potts hot so duo tries Asian

The Apollo

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

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

Australian tea for Jay Z

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

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

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

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

Bondi on a restaurant bounce

Maurice Terzini

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

Move over Mexico ... here comes the Caribbean

Caribbean food

Looking for a food trend for 2014? Chef Damion Brown thinks he's found one in Caribbean food and is backing his hunch with Jonkanoo, a new restaurant that will open in Surry Hills at the end of the...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:59:15 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

Goodbye Uchi Lounge, for now

Uchi lounge

Surry Hills' influential Uchi Lounge has shut its doors after a 16-year run.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:59:22 EST 2014

Double the Merivale serving

Dan Hong

Casting agents get some unusual requests but tracking down child lookalikes to match the chefs in the Merivale stable has to be up there with the more challenging.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:58:54 EST 2014

Black Star Pastry opens in Rosebery

Black Star

Black Star Pastry has opened its long-awaited second Sydney store in Rosebery.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:56:56 EST 2014

Chandeliers crystallise a glitzy vision at The Tea Room

The Tea Room QVB

The Tea Room at the Queen Victoria Building just found out exactly how much chandeliers cost these days.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Buzz building in Redfern

Moon Park restaurant in Redfern.

Redfern's simmering food scene is really set to boil.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Edible exotica

Sydney has remained understandably cautious of fusion food of late.

Food News | Short black | Tue Dec 10 09:32:56 EST 2013

Westfield continues with restaurant plans

The Grounds at Alexandria

Recent restaurant casualties haven't deterred the shopping mall giant from ambitious plans for its empire.

Food News | Short black | Mon Dec 09 23:25:39 EST 2013

Bellingen's No 2 Oak Street to close

Ray Urquhart

The award-winning restaurant failed to sell at auction and will close on December 21.

Food News | Short black | Mon Dec 09 23:24:31 EST 2013

Bring on the GoodTime burgers


Sydney's current burger craze steps up a notch.

Food News | Short black | Mon Dec 02 23:59:10 EST 2013

Savoury 'eclairs' on the menu at Bondi's La Maison

La Maison de l'eclair

First the friand was edged from centre stage by the cupcake, then macarons sent cupcakes back to the chorus. Now there's a budding new star in town.

Food News | Short black | Mon Dec 02 11:33:40 EST 2013

Opera food battle not over until fat lady signs

Justin Hemmes

The Battle of Bennelong might have bloodied noses, but it is round two at The Sydney Opera House that is shaping up as the bloodier war.

Food News | Short black | Mon Nov 25 23:58:50 EST 2013