EAT & DRINK

The Bathers’ Pavilion

The Bathers’ Pavilion

| August 13, 2014

Featured in:  Top 10 Lunch Spots The Bathers’ Pavilion, which was once the old beach changing shed, is set right on the beach at Balmoral and offers stunning views out towards the Heads and Middle Harbour.  Take your pick from the glamorous restaurant, to the more laid back cafe.  Serge Dansereau is the Owner and Executive […]

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Brooklyn Social

Brooklyn Social

| August 11, 2014

Fast food, liquor and music….and, rock’n’roll.  That pretty much sums up Brooklyn Social.  Oh, and gin.  Did we mention, gin? Brooklyn Social pays homage to New York’s dive bars and is heavily influenced by 60′s and 70′s rock’n’roll.  The decor is eclectic, with leather banquette seating, neon signs and poster graphics.  It fits the part. Cocktails […]

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Shuk

Shuk

| August 3, 2014

Cafe culture in North Bondi just stepped up a notch with Shuk taking up residence on the corner of Mitchell Street. Overflowing with natural light, with polished floors and white washed walls and offering outdoor seating, this cafe/bakery/deli is an inviting spot, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serving up Israeli/Mediterranean cuisine, expect to find traditional […]

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Mr Tipply’s

Mr Tipply’s

| July 27, 2014

Well, hello Mr Tipply! It’s probably been a while since you’ve stepped foot inside the City Hotel.  But we think that is about to change.   Introducing, Mr Tipply’s. Mr Tipply’s is not another small bar.  In fact, the place is huge.  Spread over 3 levels and comprising zones perfect for couples and larger groups, as […]

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John Smith Cafe

John Smith Cafe

| July 17, 2014

Featured in:  The Urban Chic Hot List | Top 10 Coffee Spots The South of Sydney is fast becoming the new hot spot for eating and drinking, with top spots such as The Grounds of Alexandria, The Potting Shed, Cafe Sopra and Salt Meats Cheese among some of its recent offerings.  Well, for those living in […]

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The Woods

The Woods

| July 8, 2014

Hotel restaurants have come a long way in recent years.  Just think Gowings Bar & Grill at QT Sydney and Luke Mangan’s Glass Brasserie in The Hilton.  Not one to be left out, The Four Seasons boasts its own new breed of destination hotel restaurant, The Woods. Taking up the space of the former lobby […]

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Mudgee Food & Wine Festival Balmoral – Sunday, 10 August 2014

Mudgee Food & Wine Festival Balmoral – Sunday, 10 August 2014

| August 5, 2014

The best food and wine from the Mudgee region is coming to Balmoral Beach for 1 day only on Sunday, 10 August. The Mudgee Food & Wine Festival is back for its 24th year, showcasing the regions award winning wine and local produce. Tasting Tickets start at $20, or go all out with the VIP […]

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Taste Orange @ Sydney – 20 – 22 August 2014

Taste Orange @ Sydney – 20 – 22 August 2014

| July 27, 2014

For 3 days in August Martin Place will be transformed into Taste Orange – a Food and Wine Festival showcasing the best of the Orange and Central regions. So, beat the daily grind and pop along to the festival in your lunch break or after work to sample some of the best food and wine […]

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The Rocks Aroma Festival – Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Rocks Aroma Festival – Sunday, 27 July 2014

| July 14, 2014

Back for its 17th year is The Rocks Aroma Festival.  Do you know your espresso from your piccolo and your ristretto from your macchiato?  Whatever your brew of choice, we suggest coffee aficionado’s mark their diaries and head to The Rocks on Sunday, 27 July for their caffeine fix. Over 90,000 people are expected to […]

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Lowe Wine School @ Kitchen by Mike – 30 July & 29 October 2014

Lowe Wine School @ Kitchen by Mike – 30 July & 29 October 2014

| June 22, 2014

David Lowe of organic Mudgee Winery, Lowe Wines is bringing his Wine School a little closer to home by hosting two events at one of our favourite locals, Kitchen by Mike. David Lowe is one of Australia’s leading wine industry figures, with a career spanning over 3 decades. David’s classes offer a no-nonsense, hands-on approach to learning the […]

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Butchery Classes @ Salt Meats Cheese

Butchery Classes @ Salt Meats Cheese

| June 22, 2014

Butchery can be a daunting process for even the most seasoned home cooks.  But it needn’t be so difficult when you break it down (pun intended). Salt Meats Cheese are offering a series of Butchery Master Classes, with the next class focussing on Sausage Making.  You’ll learn everything you need to know, from the casings […]

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Wine Flights @ The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

Wine Flights @ The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

| June 17, 2014

Do you know your Chablis from your Chardonnay?   Don’t fret.  Just head on down to The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room to experience their Wine Flight Series. For $25 you’ll taste 3 different varieties of wine from a specific wine region of the world, served up in a wine paddle. Add in some freshly shucked oysters and you’re […]

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URBAN CHIC TOP 10

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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Top 10 Sunday Roasts in Sydney

Top 10 Sunday Roasts in Sydney

| July 21, 2014

* updated for 2014 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 Breakfasts in Sydney

Top 10 Breakfasts in Sydney

| July 17, 2014

Who doesn’t love a long, leisurely breakfast?!   The sweet aroma of coffee, gooey eggs and maybe a dash of Champagne if we’re lucky.  Ah yes.  Whether it be for a long overdue catch up with your bestie, to nurse a hangover, or just because it’s Sunday and the sun is shining, Sydney has breakfast down pat.  Check […]

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Top 10 Winter Bars in Sydney

Top 10 Winter Bars in Sydney

| June 7, 2014

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 209 Clarence Street, Sydney This underground Cuban rum den is […]

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Top 10 Farmers’ Markets in Sydney

Top 10 Farmers’ Markets in Sydney

| May 12, 2014

Foodies will love the variety of Farmers Markets on offer in Sydney.  Offering locally produced and organic produce, these food markets are a foodies paradise.  Show your support to our local producers and taste the difference. Check out our list of our Top 10 best Farmers Markets in Sydney, in no particular order: Eveleigh Farmers’ […]

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Top 10 BYO Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 BYO Restaurants in Sydney

| April 15, 2014

These days, it seems fewer and fewer Sydney restaurants are offering BYO.  So, we decided to come up with a list of our favourite BYO picks (in no particular order), where you can bring along your bottle and save a little cash in the process. Phamish 248 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst No nonsense, cheap (for Sydney) Vietnamese […]

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URBAN CHIC INDUSTRY

Pasi Petanen, Chef

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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Sean Connolly, Celebrity Chef

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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Adriano Zumbo, Patissier

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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Rodney Setter, Sommelier

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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Dan Hong, Chef

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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Bill Granger, Cook & Restaurateur

Bill Granger, Cook & Restaurateur

| August 26, 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 […]

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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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