EAT & DRINK

Trio

Trio

| April 14, 2014

Featured in:  Urban Chic Hot List | Top 10 Breakfasts | Top 10 Cafes Trio’s at Bondi Beach is a top notch cafe.   With prime position on Campbell Parade and offering stunning beachfront views, it’s no wonder it has become a local favourite.  But it is not just the location which makes this cafe great.  It […]

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Gastro Park

Gastro Park

| April 6, 2014

Featured in:  Urban Chic Hot List | Top 10 Degustations Gastro Park is owned and operated by ex Pier Head Chef, Grant King.  It’s his first venture on his own and we think Grant’s hit the nail on the head.  Not bad for his first attempt. The sexy restaurant is tucked away down a side street in Potts […]

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Nomad

Nomad

| March 22, 2014

Featured in Urban Chic Industry with Adriano Zumbo Featured in Urban Chic Industry with Sean Connolly There’s no mistaking Nomad in Surry Hills is a trendy restaurant.  But, putting the ‘trendy’ aside, they are serving up some seriously good food here, it’s not all bells and whistles. Taking up the interior of a turn of […]

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Bishop Sessa Bistro and Wine Bar

Bishop Sessa Bistro and Wine Bar

| March 19, 2014

Featured in:  Urban Chic Hot List | Top 10 Degustations | Top 10 Cheap Eats Surry Hills locals must be counting their lucky stars since Bishop Sessa Bistro and Wine Bar set up shop in their neighbourhood. Owners, Chef Paul Cooper (The Botanical, Melbourne; Pied a Tierre, London) and Restaurateur, Erez Gordon (Jacques Reymond, Melbourne; The Botanical, Melbourne; Bistro […]

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The Tilbury Hotel

The Tilbury Hotel

| March 1, 2014

The Tilbury Hotel is a Woollomooloo institution and has been a local favourite for years. Downstairs you will find their front bar and dining room.  The Tilbury is a gastro pub and they serve up some pretty fancy pub grub here, if you can call it that, with an a la carte menu focusing on […]

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4Fourteen

4Fourteen

| February 24, 2014

Featured in our Top 10 Trendy Restaurants Brought to you by the people behind Paddington staples Four in Hand Dining Room and the Paddington Arms, 4Fourteen continues in the tradition of hearty, no fuss, comfort food. The large restaurant has a New York loft warehouse feel.  It’s relaxed, casual and stylish.  A large open kitchen, dominates one corner […]

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WHAT'S ON

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month – June 2014

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month – June 2014

| April 24, 2014

The month of June is THE month to be in the Hunter Valley.  Our much loved wine region will be hosting its annual Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month and there are some fantastic events to check out. With over 60 events on offer including festivals, fairs, lunches, dinners and cooking classes, you will be even […]

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Sydney Mothers Day Guide 2014

Sydney Mothers Day Guide 2014

| April 19, 2014

Mums.  It’s hard to imagine life without them.  They tirelessly give up so much for their children and Mothers Day is the perfect opportunity for us to say thank you. Check out our top picks to spoil Mum this Mothers Day. Ananas Bar & Brasserie 18 Argyle Street, The Rocks / +61 2 9259 5668 The […]

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Sydney Anzac Day Guide 2014

Sydney Anzac Day Guide 2014

| April 6, 2014

Anzac Day is coming up on Friday, 25 April.  A time for us to remember the fallen and tip our hats to the diggers who helped shape our nation.  Think 2-up, sausage sizzles, beers and mates.  Yep, that’s how we remember in Australia. Check out our Ultimate Guide to the top spots in Sydney to […]

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Fiesta El Loco at Slip Inn – 2 April 2014

Fiesta El Loco at Slip Inn – 2 April 2014

| March 25, 2014

As part of Merivale’s Food & Wine Festival, Fiesta El Loco is happening on Wednesday, 2 April at The Slip Inn. The courtyard will be transformed into a Mexican Fiesta showcasing Mexican food, tequila, margaritas, Mexican markets and it wouldn’t be complete without a Mariachi Band. There will be a paella station, a BBQ, a […]

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Crab Carnival at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room – 1 – 13 April 2014

Crab Carnival at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room – 1 – 13 April 2014

| March 25, 2014

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room is hosting its first ever Crab Carnival! Get on down to experience daily crab menu specials, cocktails, crab races, and a crab eating contest! They’re putting on $5 Crab Tacos (from 6-7 pm every day), a specially created crab menu by Chef Sean Connolly, Craberol Cocktails and live crab races every […]

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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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URBAN CHIC TOP 10

Top 10 Degustations in Sydney

Top 10 Degustations in Sydney

| April 6, 2014

Degustations have come a long way.  Once reserved solely for fine dining restaurants and usually exorbitantly priced, the modern degustation is being taken up these days by some of our favourite Sydney spots.  White tablecloths optional. Check out our list for the top 10 best degustation restaurants in Sydney (in no particular order): Gastro Park […]

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Top 10 Cafes in Sydney

Top 10 Cafes in Sydney

| February 19, 2014

Ah, ye humble cafe.  The steady buzz of the coffee machine, the sound of chairs pulling in and out, the smell of something being toasted and a somehow just-right, warm and wonderful atmosphere.  A good cafe is like having an extra Ace in your back pocket, good at any time of day and always there […]

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Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Sydney

| January 18, 2014

They say variety is the spice of life, no?  And where can we get more variety than in our wonderful, colourful melting pot that is Sydney’s food scene.  Pick a cuisine, pick a style, pick a location, we are simply spoilt for choice.  And whilst we’re big fans of the humming street-side food truck, for […]

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Top 10 Trendy Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 Trendy Restaurants in Sydney

| November 23, 2013

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 Italian Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Sydney

| October 29, 2013

In our on-going global food discovery journey, we’ve not met many who don’t love, LOVE, Italian food.  And whilst carbs have become somewhat of a taboo word in certain health circles, and we’re big balanced diet believers, you’ll never see us giving up that bowl of steamy hot, al dente goodness.  Pasta.  Risotto.  Osso Buco. […]

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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Sydney

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Sydney

| August 30, 2013

Looking for that perfect venue to spoil the one you love (or entice the one you’re after)?  Look no further.  We’ve compiled our Top 10 list of the most romantic restaurants in Sydney.  From a first date, to an anniversary celebration, there’s something to suit every occasion.  Pucker up people we’re about to get cosy… […]

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URBAN CHIC INDUSTRY

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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Matt Moran, Chef & Restaurateur

Matt Moran, Chef & Restaurateur

| July 15, 2013

Matt Moran.  Celebrity chef, restaurateur, best selling cookbook author, consulting chef to Singapore Airlines and country boy at heart.  His ventures include ARIA Restaurant in Sydney and Brisbane, ARIA Catering, CHISWICK and Opera Bar in Sydney and Riverbar & Kitchen in Brisbane.  With a passion for produce and a genuine love for the industry, Matt Moran has become one of Australia’s most […]

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URBAN CHIC EXCLUSIVES

*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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*NOW CLOSED* Win tickets to Caravan of Courage ‘One More For The Road’ Travelling Pop Up Wine Bar – Friday, 10 May 2013

*NOW CLOSED* Win tickets to Caravan of Courage ‘One More For The Road’ Travelling Pop Up Wine Bar – Friday, 10 May 2013

| April 6, 2013 | Reply

So, you want to learn more about wine, but you’re not keen on attending a stuffy wine tasting event.  We hear you. Six lovable larrikins from Next Generation Hunter Valley are saying no to boring wine tastings and are hitting the road to travel Oz for their third Caravan of Courage, Pop Up Wine Bar […]

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