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Top 10 Restaurants in Potts Point

Top 10 Restaurants in Potts Point

| September 5, 2015

Looking for a restaurant in Potts Point?  This suburb may be just minutes away from Sydney’s seediest strip, but don’t be fooled.  There are some class act restos in Potts Point and surrounding suburbs.  In fact, some of our favourite hot spots reside in this neighbourhood. Skip the kebabs and check out our list of the […]

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Top 10 Trendy Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 Trendy Restaurants in Sydney

| August 12, 2015

Trend, trendy, on trend, set the trend…  Whatever way you put it it’s trendy to be on trend and, after all, we’re all about keeping you in the loop with the movements and happenings of Sydney’s colourful F&B scene.  It seems almost every week there is a new hot spot of choice, each one competitively […]

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Top 10 Winter Bars in Sydney

Top 10 Winter Bars in Sydney

| July 29, 2015

As the weather cools, there’s no need to hibernate at home in your winter woollies.  Sydney has plenty of cosy bars to warm up in. Check out our list of the top 10 best Winter bars in Sydney (in no particular order): THE LOBO PLANTATION This underground Cuban rum den is the perfect spot to […]

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Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Sydney

Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Sydney

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

If there’s one thing Sydney does well, it’s a cocktail bar.  With such fabulous options, we Sydney-siders have become quite discerning with our tastes and it takes something extra special to impress us. Check out our Top 10 best Cocktail Bars (in no particular order): EAU DE VIE This is a cool cocktail bar and […]

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Top 10 Sunday Roasts in Sydney

Top 10 Sunday Roasts in Sydney

| June 15, 2015

* updated for 2015 As the weather cools, we always look forward to warming up with our favourite winter dishes.  None more comforting than the traditional Sunday roast. Check out our Top 10 list of venues (in no particular order) serving up delicious Sunday roasts: Hotel Centennial 88 Oxford Street, Woollahra / +61 2 9362 3838 Every […]

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Top 10 BYO Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 BYO Restaurants in Sydney

| June 1, 2015

These days, it seems fewer and fewer Sydney restaurants are offering BYO.  Sad but true, it’s slim pickings.  Just because you want BYO doesn’t mean you will accept a sub-standard resto.  We hear you. So we decided to come up with a list of our Top 10 ‘quality’ BYO picks (in no particular order). So, bring along […]

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REVIEWS

Cho Cho San

Cho Cho San

| September 5, 2015

  FEATURED IN:  URBAN CHIC HOT LIST | TOP 10 RESTAURANTS IN POTTS POINT | JUSTINE SCHOFIELD’S RECOMMENDATIONS Potts Point is home to some of our favourite hot spots and Cho Cho San is no exception.  Brought to us by restauranteurs Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess, who incidentally are also behind much loved Greek resto The Apollo, you should expect […]

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10 William Street

10 William Street

| September 1, 2015

  FEATURED IN:  URBAN CHIC HOT LIST The guys behind much loved Potts Point institution Fratelli Paradiso, have opened a second venue, this time in Paddington.  Enter 10 William Street. Little surprise where the name comes from, this wine bar/restaurant can be found at…you guessed, 10 William Street. Inside, you’ll notice a similar feel to Fratelli Paradiso, […]

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Contrabando

Contrabando

| August 22, 2015

Hidden in a basement off Bent Street you will find Contrabando. Once you spot the upside down Noble House Chinese Restaurant sign you know you’ve found the spot.  A graffti wall marks the entrance and after descending the stairs you will be greeted with a colourful restaurant full of personality. With no shortage of tables, the […]

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The Chalet

The Chalet

| August 10, 2015

  FEATURED IN:  TOP 10 WINTER BARS When we heard our old time fave The Victoria Room was shutting up shop for good it’s fair to say it was a sombre day.  But we’re always looking for a silver lining and we’re pleased to say we think we’ve found it. Enter The Chalet. Taking up […]

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The Wild Rover

The Wild Rover

| July 29, 2015

  FEATURED IN: TOP 10 COCKTAIL BARS Surry Hills is full of drinking options and it’s not always easy to stand out amongst the best of them.  But, The Wild Rover manages to do just that. Brought to us by the guys behind one of Sydney’s original small bars Grandma’s, The Wild Rover pays homage […]

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Malabar

Malabar

| July 4, 2015

The flavours of South India are brought to the forefront by Chef Mohammed at his restaurant, Malabar. The Darlinghurst location has prime position at the corner of Kings Cross and a table by the window offers diners a unique opportunity to people watch.  The newly fitted-out restaurant is understated, modern, with just a hint to their Indian heritage through the black and […]

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WHAT'S ON

Urban Stars – A Magical Night for Starlight – 8 September 2015

Urban Stars – A Magical Night for Starlight – 8 September 2015

| August 20, 2015

The Urban Purveyor Group is joining forces with the Starlight Children’s Foundation to host a cocktail event – Urban Stars – A Magical Night for Starlight. On Tuesday, 8 September the Argyle will be transformed into a magical wonderland complete with magicians, aerialists, stilt-walkers and light displays.  Set to the tunes of the hottest DJ’s of […]

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Criniti’s does breakfast

Criniti’s does breakfast

| July 26, 2015

It’s fair to say us Sydney-siders love a good breakfast.  Gooey eggs, salty bacon, warm coffee, fresh juice – it’s one of the best, not to mention most important meals of the day after all. So, when we heard Criniti’s had introduced a Breakfast Menu we hightailed it down there to check it out first hand. Criniti’s has locations […]

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Produce to Plate Dinners @ Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Produce to Plate Dinners @ Botanic Gardens Restaurant

| May 30, 2015

The Botanic Gardens Restaurant is hosting Produce to Plate Dinners (on the last Thursday of each month) with the chef creating a bespoke menu focusing on a single, seasonal, local ingredient.  A four course menu will be served, alongside matching wines with the chef onsite on the night to walk you through the menu. We […]

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Italo Dining & Disco Club – 31 May – 7 June 2015

Italo Dining & Disco Club – 31 May – 7 June 2015

| May 19, 2015

Carriageworks is set to become home to 4 of our favourite hot spots, Fratelli Paradiso, 10 William Street, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta as they come together for the Italo Dining and Disco Club as part of the annual Modulations event at VIVID Sydney. A celebration of food and […]

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Flavours of Autumn Seasonal Dinner @ Bishop Sessa – 30 April 2015

Flavours of Autumn Seasonal Dinner @ Bishop Sessa – 30 April 2015

| April 9, 2015

Bishop Sessa Bistro & Wine Bar is honouring the season of Autumn with a Flavours of Autumn Seasonal Dinner on Thursday, 30 April. Chef Paul Cooper is creating a special 5 course tasting menu for the evening utilising the best ingredients from the cooler months. Best of all, it’s only $129 including matching wines! Click here to […]

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Foodies Guide to the Spectrum Now Festival – 11 – 29 March 2015

Foodies Guide to the Spectrum Now Festival – 11 – 29 March 2015

| February 21, 2015

The month of March will see the Spectrum Now Festival hit Sydney.  There’s a huge program celebrating diversity in music, film, books, the stage, dance, contemporary art and design with over 150 exhibitions, talks, performances and events. But, we are most excited about these favourite foodie highlights: Spectrum Playground The Domain will be transformed into a […]

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INTERVIEWS

Q & A with Justine Schofield, TV personality & former MasterChef contestant

Q & A with Justine Schofield, TV personality & former MasterChef contestant

| April 24, 2015

Justine Schofield found fame on the first series of one of Australia’s favourite cooking shows, MasterChef.  These days, she has her own cooking show (Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield) and is a foodie celebrity in her own right.  She is all about empowering the home cook to become more confident in the kitchen and has a […]

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Q & A with Nelly Robinson, Chef & Owner, nel. restaurant

Q & A with Nelly Robinson, Chef & Owner, nel. restaurant

| April 1, 2015

UK Chef Nelly Robinson who is the Head Chef and Owner of the degustation only restaurant  nel. restaurant, has trained under some of the greats, including acclaimed chef Nigel Haworth from the Michelin-starred Northcote Manor, UK.  So it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about food.  Don’t let his young age fool you. We […]

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Q & A with Michael Moore, Chef & Owner, O Bar & Dining

Q & A with Michael Moore, Chef & Owner, O Bar & Dining

| 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 & Owner, Cafe Paci

Q & A with Pasi Petanen, Chef & Owner, Cafe Paci

| July 16, 2014

Pasi Petenan.  Ex- Head Chef of awarded fine dining restaurant, Marque Restaurant.  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 […]

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Q & A with Sean Connolly, Chef, The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

Q & A with Sean Connolly, Chef, The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

| 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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COMPETITIONS

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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