REVIEWS

Billy Kwong

Billy Kwong

| December 18, 2014

Featured in:  Urban Chic Hot List  | Top 10 Asian Restaurants | Simon Bryant’s recommendations Billy Kwong moved recently from their tiny Chinese eating house on cosmopolitan Crown Street to newer and bigger digs in Elizabeth Bay. Celebrity chef Kyle Kwong is behind the concept, which focusses on ethical and sustainable eating. The decor is unmistakably Asian, simple and elegant with an […]

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Pei Modern

Pei Modern

| December 6, 2014

Featured in:  Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants 2014 Enter yet another fine restaurant located inside a 5 star hotel.  Welcome to Sydney Pei Modern.   Pei Modern rose to fame in Melbourne nestled underneath the Sofitel Hotel. Incidentally, The Age Good Food Guide awarded the Melbourne Pei Modern ‘Best New Restaurant’ a few years back.  In […]

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Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo

| November 19, 2014

Featured in:  Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants of 2014 | Top 10 Summer Bars Merivale takes over Manly’s Wharf with its South American styled smokehouse Papi Chulo. Taking up prime position and offering stunning water views, Papi Chulo‘s interior is a wash of white, with hints of reds, greens and warm woods.  But, the real star is that […]

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SoCal

SoCal

| November 19, 2014

SoCal pays homage to ‘The Golden State’, bringing a laid-back Southern Californian vibe to Neutral Bay. Featuring inside and alfresco areas, the space works particularly well for groups, both for an afternoon session, or a night out. The share style food menu features North American and Mexican flavours, and includes tacos and quesadillas.  There is also a handy group […]

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Bowery Lane

Bowery Lane

| November 15, 2014

Featured in:  Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants of 2014 A slice of the Big Apple has come to Sydney’s CBD in the form of Bowery Lane. Named after a stylish New York Lane, popular at the end of the 18th Century, Bowery Lane brings a rustic charm, along with an industrial chic interior. At Bowery Lane, […]

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Pinbone

Pinbone

| November 11, 2014

Featured in:  Urban Chic Hot List The old Buzo site has been transformed into experimental foodie destination, Pinbone.  The minimalist upstairs/downstairs restaurant is bright and airy with not a white tablecloth in sight. With a bevy of young chefs behind the helm, the menu at Pinbone can be described in one word – ‘innovative’.  This […]

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URBAN CHIC TOP 10

Top 10 Summer Bars in Sydney

Top 10 Summer Bars in Sydney

| November 18, 2014

We can’t think of many places we’d rather be than in Sydney when the weather warms.  With its glistening harbour and stunning beaches, it sure is hard to beat the Emerald City. But with so many choices to refresh our thirst, it can be hard to know which bars to hit up this Summer.  So, we’ve […]

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Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Sydney 2014

Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Sydney 2014

| November 10, 2014

So, you want to have your finger on the pulse for the hottest, coolest and hippest restaurants to hit the scene in 2014.  We hear you. Well, look no further.  Here, we’ve compiled our list of the hottest restaurant openings for 2014. You can’t truly call yourself a ‘Sydney Foodie’ unless you’ve ticked off every […]

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Top 10 Restaurants for Groups in Sydney

Top 10 Restaurants for Groups in Sydney

| October 18, 2014

Sometimes it can be hard to find restaurants suitable for group bookings in Sydney.  So many places don’t take reservations these days, how will you choose your menu, how do you work out costs and how can you please everyone?  It’s not an easy task. So, we’ve come up with our Top 10 best restaurants […]

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Top 10 Small Bars in Sydney

Top 10 Small Bars in Sydney

| October 1, 2014

We love the small bar phenomenon which has been happening over the past few years and turning Sydney into, well, more like Melbourne when it comes to the small bar scene.  We’ve seen some fantastic small bars popping up all over our city and suburbs. Check out our Top 10 best Small Bars (in no particular […]

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Top 10 Restaurants in Sydney’s CBD

Top 10 Restaurants in Sydney’s CBD

| September 7, 2014

Sydney’s CBD is home to a plethora of dining options, from fine dining to simple Italian, you’ll find it here.  But, with endless restaurants to choose from, sometimes it can be hard to make a choice. So, we’ve narrowed it down for you, coming up with our list of the Top 10 best restaurants in […]

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Top 10 Restaurants in Surry Hills

Top 10 Restaurants in Surry Hills

| August 10, 2014

Looking for a restaurant in Surry Hills?  Well, you’re spoilt for choice in this foodie suburb.  Chock full of options, sometimes it can be hard to choose. But, never fear.  We’ve narrowed it down for you, coming up with our Top 10 list of the best restaurants in Surry Hills (in no particular order). You […]

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Ananas does Brunch

Ananas does Brunch

| December 7, 2014

So, we’re fans of the opulent French chic Ananas Bar & Brasserie. The venue is as perfect for your girly catch up as it is for your intimate date.  Men – take note. But, did you know Ananas is now hosting brunch on Sundays? What a way to spend a Sunday… French inspired brunch menu, […]

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Rum Journal and Rum Flights at The Lobo Plantation

Rum Journal and Rum Flights at The Lobo Plantation

| November 7, 2014

One of our favourite small bars, The Lobo Plantation have launched their very own Rum Journal and are now hosting Rum Flights. Wine Flights are so yesterday. There isn’t much about Rum the bar tenders at this Cuban Jungle don’t know.  So they’re perfectly qualified to take you through the intricacies of this classic yet sometimes little appreciated liquor. With […]

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Sydney Craft Beer Week – 18 – 26 October 2014

Sydney Craft Beer Week – 18 – 26 October 2014

| October 16, 2014

Connoisseurs of beer, or more accurately ‘craft’ beer must be counting down the sleeps to Sydney’s Craft Beer Week. Over 40 venues in Sydney will host Craft Beer Week celebrations, with more than 100 events happening around town. Festivities kick off with the Gala Opening.  A night of brews, bands and food trucks. We suggest adding Sip […]

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Meatball Making Class with Beer Tasting – 16 & 30 November 2014

Meatball Making Class with Beer Tasting – 16 & 30 November 2014

| October 15, 2014

Salt Meats Cheese are hosting Meatball Making Classes with Beer Tasting!  Yessss. If you’ve ever wondered how to master the humble, yet oh-so-popular-right-now meatball, this is just your ticket. Plus, Newtown’s Micro-brewery Young Henry’s will explain exactly how to match beer with meats. The interactive class concludes with a meatball and beer tasting. Tickets are $89 each. […]

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The High Tea Party – 8 – 9 November 2014

The High Tea Party – 8 – 9 November 2014

| October 15, 2014

Ladies – looking for an excuse to catch up with your besties?  We may have just the ticket… The High Tea Party returns to Sydney for 2 days in November. With a modern take on the traditional High Tea, you’ll indulge in sweet delights and sip on Champagne, whilst experiencing beauty treatments, market shopping and fashion parades. […]

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Ultimate Melbourne Cup Lunch Guide – Sydney 2014

Ultimate Melbourne Cup Lunch Guide – Sydney 2014

| September 26, 2014

Time is fast approaching for ‘The Race that stops a Nation’ and you know you don’t want to be left without a lunch booking.  We suggest you get on to that quick smart. To help you out, we’ve put together your Ultimate Melbourne Cup Lunch Guide for the best parties happening around town. Giddy-up! The […]

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URBAN CHIC INDUSTRY

Q & A with Michael Moore, Chef

Q & A with Michael Moore, Chef

| November 1, 2014

Michael Moore started his 26 year career running some of London’s finest establishments.  Now he finds himself owning one of Sydney’s highest venues, O Bar & Dining. Michael’s food follows his healthy eating philosophy, set out in his Cookbook, Blood Sugar. Michael favours healthier ingredient substitutes that are flavour filled, vibrant and balanced.  He is also a […]

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Q & A with Pasi Petanen, Chef

Q & A with Pasi Petanen, Chef

| July 16, 2014

Pasi Petenan.  Ex- Head Chef of awarded fine dining restaurant, Marque.  Most recently behind his first solo (pop-up) restaurant, Cafe Paci.  Finish born and a pioneer of modern Scandinavian cuisine in Sydney.  Pasi’s food is experimental.  It is innovative.  It is thought provoking.  It is anything but boring. We caught up with Pasi to get […]

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Q & A with Sean Connolly, Celebrity Chef

Q & A with Sean Connolly, Celebrity Chef

| April 13, 2014

Most of us will recognise Sean Connolly as the Executive Chef at The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room.  But the truth is, this is just one of his global ventures.  Hailing originally from Yorkshire and commencing his cooking career when he was just 13, Sean has won numerous cooking accolades over the years.  Today, he is […]

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Q & A with Adriano Zumbo, Patissier

Q & A with Adriano Zumbo, Patissier

| April 9, 2014

Adriano Zumbo of Masterchef fame has become one of the hottest names in Australia when it comes to the sweet stuff.  From a childhood spent growing up in the country, Adriano has gone on to create an impressive empire, comprising 5 stores throughout New South Wales and Victoria.  He has released 2 cookbooks and even […]

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Q & A with Rodney Setter, Sommelier

Q & A with Rodney Setter, Sommelier

| February 19, 2014

Rodney Setter, Sommelier at Urban Chic Hot Listed Sepia Restaurant is one of Australia’s top Sommeliers.  In fact, he was awarded the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide’s ‘Sommelier of the Year’ for 2013.  So, it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about our beloved wine. We caught up with him to […]

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Q & A with Dan Hong, Chef

Q & A with Dan Hong, Chef

| February 3, 2014

Dan Hong.  Merivale royalty and Executive Chef at much loved favourites Ms G’s, Mr Wong and El Loco.  Dan’s cooking draws inspiration from his Vietnamese heritage and his style of cuisine is fresh, simple and downright tasty.  It’s no wonder he has gained a loyal following. We caught up with him to get his take […]

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URBAN CHIC EXCLUSIVES

Good Food & Wine Show – 27 – 29 June 2014 + Win Double Passes! * NOW CLOSED*

Good Food & Wine Show – 27 – 29 June 2014 + Win Double Passes! * NOW CLOSED*

| April 27, 2014

This years Good Food & Wine Show is once again taking place at the Sydney Showgrounds.   As with previous years it is set to be an epic foodie event.  Expect to see your favourite iconic chefs such as Adriano Zumbo, Miguel Maestre, Bill Granger, Martin Boetz and more, alongside a huge lineup of foodie events. […]

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*NOW CLOSED* The Local Producers Masterclass & Lunch + win tickets valued at $220!

*NOW CLOSED* The Local Producers Masterclass & Lunch + win tickets valued at $220!

| March 21, 2014

Salt Meats Cheese is hosting The Local Producers Masterclass & lunch on Saturday, 12 April. Local NSW Artisan producers will host a series of Masterclasses, giving guests the opportunity to learn about fresh local produce and the importance of sustainable, organic ingredients. The producers include: Pepe Saya’s Butter Country Valley Dairy Yarra Valley Caviar Lowe Wines […]

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*NOW CLOSED* Cake Bake & Sweets Show – 21 – 23 March 2014 + win tickets!

*NOW CLOSED* Cake Bake & Sweets Show – 21 – 23 March 2014 + win tickets!

| March 3, 2014

Calling all sweet tooths!  Get your sugar fix at the Cake Bake & Sweets Show. Celebrating all things baking and cake related, the Cake & Bake Sweets Show is jam packed with live demonstrations, seminars, classes and interactive workshops, a Producers’ Marketplace plus an Expo Hall full of baking equipment, cake decorating, artisan bakers, chocolatiers […]

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*NOW CLOSED* Take our survey for your chance to WIN!

*NOW CLOSED* Take our survey for your chance to WIN!

| November 12, 2013 | Reply

We think you’re pretty special.  In fact, we want to find out all about you. So, we’ve created a little survey to do just that, the more we know, the better we can serve you fine folk. Staying true to our mantra, ‘you get back what you give out’, we’re giving away a $100 voucher […]

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*NOW CLOSED* Win 1 of 2 copies of Bill Granger’s brand new cookbook – Bill’s Italian Food!

*NOW CLOSED* Win 1 of 2 copies of Bill Granger’s brand new cookbook – Bill’s Italian Food!

| August 30, 2013

Bill Granger is, by his own admission, a self taught cook.  He is the author of numerous best selling cookbooks, he is the man behind much loved Sydney institution bills and is often fondly referred to by locals as ‘Sydney’s Breakfast King’.  A Melbournian, raised in a family of butchers and bakers, Bill moved to Sydney when he […]

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*NOW CLOSED* Exclusive Giveaway:  Win 1 of 5 fabulous prizes!

*NOW CLOSED* Exclusive Giveaway: Win 1 of 5 fabulous prizes!

| July 21, 2013 | Reply

We at Urban Chic Guides know you enjoy eating and drinking at the best spots around town and we have decided you deserve to be rewarded. We are giving away 5 great prizes to our fabulous foodie community! Prizes to be won include: Dinner for 2 to the value of $150 at Bar Tapavino Dinner […]

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