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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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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

Fraser Short plays long game

Fraser Short

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

Adriano Zumbo

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

Bourke Street Bakery

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

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

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