In a year of surprises, some pleasant ones have been saved for the tail-end of the year. The Sydney restaurant births and rebirths are coming thick and fast as we close in on December.
The Gazebo Wine bar site, which has sat forlorn and empty near the fountain at Kings Cross for much of 2020 – has a new operator. The crew from Bloody Mary's has closed in Darlinghurst and moved to Kings Cross, although its famed Spam burger didn't come along for the ride.
"We're not as American; there's a bit of everything," a Bloody Mary's spokesman says.
When the original Bills in Darlinghurst closed in September without setting a reopening date, many feared the worst. But the iconic cafe, in the shadow of St Vincent's hospital, has made a miraculous recovery, reopening last week.
Rumours of its demise clearly premature, Bill Granger announced its return on social media: "Darlinghurst is open now summer is around the corner, and things have calmed a little."