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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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The Island and Lobo Plantation teams set sights on Double Bay

The Island

A group of Sydney style-shapers will open a restaurant near Sake on Cross Street, Double Bay.

Food News | Short black | Tue Sep 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Floating venue heads to Sydney

Island bar

Dust off your lifejackets, Sydney. The action this summer looks set to be out on the harbour.

Food News | Short black | Mon Sep 08 23:41:41 EST 2014

Chinta Ria moving to Double Bay, minus the giant Buddha

Moving: Simon Goh with his iconic Buddha statue.

Chinta Ria's signature giant Buddha will go into storage, with the Cockle Bay restaurant closing mid-October.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Sep 01 23:53:12 EST 2014

A Tavola's Eugenio Maiale eyes Billy Kwong site

Eugenio Maiale

A Tavola chef-owner Eugenio Maiale is gunning to open a new venue in the Surry Hills restaurant site currently housing Billy Kwong.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Sep 01 23:52:06 EST 2014

Chui Lee Luk closes Chow Bar & Eating House

Chui Lee Luk

Former Claude's chef-owner Chui Lee Luk has called time on her 10-month-old Surry Hills restaurant, Chow Bar & Eating House.

Food News | Short black | Mon Sep 01 23:52:45 EST 2014

The Hills opens in Surry Hills

New arrival: The Hills is below Brooklyn Social (above).

A relaxed Southern Californian bar-eatery opens a floor below Surry Hills' new, grungy-chic Brooklyn Social.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Sep 01 23:51:29 EST 2014

Sydney braces for new wave of venues

Heading north: Melbourne's Chin Chin is close to finding a Sydney site.

From Chippendale to Double Bay, the hungry city is entering a phase of unprecedented restaurant-seat growth.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Sep 01 22:53:27 EST 2014

Bentley for Barangaroo?

Hot tip: Bentley Bar & Dining's Nick Hildebrandt has scotched rumours about joining Barangaroo.

Could Bentley Bar & Dining be heading for Barangaroo?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 25 23:45:41 EST 2014

Flying Fish to open spin-off in Sydney CBD

Spin-off: Flying Fish has the CBD in sight.

The Pyrmont restaurant plans to open its new venue before Christmas.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 25 23:44:11 EST 2014

Sky Phoenix to open in Zetland

East Village

A 600-seater from the Sky Phoenix Chinese restaurant group will open in October.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 25 23:33:52 EST 2014

70 Mango Tree scouting Sydney sites


Could a new wave of Thai restaurants be looking at the Australian market?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 25 23:13:55 EST 2014

Pei Modern to open Sydney branch

Expansion: Melbourne's Pei Modern will open a Sydney branch.

Chef Mark Best is hoping the best things are worth the wait for his Pei Modern spin-off.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 25 22:00:23 EST 2014

Bertoni Casalinga brings lasagne burgers to Balmain

Lasagne burger

Pack away your burger buns Sydney chefs, we have a winner in the extreme burger wars.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 25 22:00:22 EST 2014

The Butcher's Apprentice to open in Wahroonga

Butcher's Block

The Butcher's Block will open a spin-off venture next door in Wahroonga.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:53:26 EST 2014

El Beso to open on Darlinghurst's Victoria Street

New arrival: El Beso will join Henrietta Supper Club and Salon De The (above) on Victoria Street.

The Spanish restaurant will take over the landmark corner site where Kika tapas bar resided.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:49:33 EST 2014

Tipping plummets as credit cards convert to PINs

Credit card switch to PINs.

As signatures phase out, some establishments are moving towards set service charges at restaurants.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:46:27 EST 2014

Matt Kemp previews new menu at Charing Cross Hotel

Charing Cross.

Matt Kemp isn't cutting any corners with his comeback at the Charing Cross Hotel Dining Room, which opens on Wednesday in Waverley.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:44:06 EST 2014

Sydney menus offer haircuts, dog washes

Team: Ben Sweeten and Daniele Trimarchi. Photo: Brendon Thorne

Odd items such as haircuts and dogwashes are popping up on Sydney menus.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 18 23:27:42 EST 2014

David Thompson sets sights on Sydney

Chef David Thompson.

Sounds like there's a looming opportunity for a Sydney landlord, with David Thompson confirming a Sydney restaurant is on his radar.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Foley Lane tapas make way for pasta at Casoni

Foley Lane

The Taylor Square site will be reinvented as an Italian restaurant.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014