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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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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

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

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

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

Blue ducks spread wings

Three Blue Ducks

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

Just Open column.

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

Pavoni adds kiosk just a Spit away

Alessandro Pavoni

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

Balmoral Boathouse in limbo after council complaint

The Boathouse Balmoral Beach

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

Colourful Nick Constantin gets a thumbs-up in Kings Cross

Nick Constantin

With Kings Cross on the nose with expansive restaurateurs (following a spate of bad publicity and tougher government regulations), it is evidently up to the area’s colourful local identities to fill...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 17 23:58:49 EST 2014

Just open: Greenheart Espresso

Just Open column.

Fiona Bloomer and chef Andrea Vagge disappeared off the food radar a couple of years ago after selling Bronte’s excellent LaLocanda.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 17 23:58:14 EST 2014

TV chef Manu Feildel's toil at L’etoile comes to an end

Manu Feildel

It’s all over at L’etoile, My Kitchen Rules host Manu Feildel’s Paddington restaurant.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 17 23:55:32 EST 2014

Justin Hemmes buys Paddington Arms Hotel

Justin Hemmes.

Oxford Street has been waiting for a white knight, and it may have found one in Midas-touch publican Justin Hemmes.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 17 03:00:00 EST 2014