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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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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

More Manly meal magic

Jacqui Gowan

It has had no shortage of suitors, but the grand Manly Pavilion restaurant has sat inexplicably empty since its closure nearly two years ago.

Food News | Short black | Mon Nov 25 23:56:35 EST 2013

Fittler flirts with cafe scene

Brad Fittler

Would you like a Freddie Fittler with your espresso?

Food News | Short black | Mon Nov 25 23:56:20 EST 2013

Tomislav on the move

Tomislav Martinovic

Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, has been a hotbed of closures and calamities in recent times, but there’s good news for the strip with the toqued Tomislav restaurant moving to the street.

Food News | Short black | Mon Nov 25 23:55:58 EST 2013

Kickstart for Kellett

Laif Etournaud

Kellett Street, like Donald Trump’s hair, had its best days in the 1980s.

Food News | Short black | Mon Nov 25 23:55:28 EST 2013

Cafe’s name contested

Miguel Maestre

Last week’s opening of a Café del Mar in the former site of Coast restaurant at Cockle Bay Wharf was sullied by reports the original Café del Mar in Ibiza has taken issue with the opening of the...

Food News | Short black | Mon Nov 18 23:59:48 EST 2013