Top 10 Hottest New Restaurant & Bar openings in Sydney – 2014

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Best new Restaurants in Sydney – 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 last restaurant on our list.  Get to it!

  1. BENTLEY RESTAURANT & BAR
    Bentley moved from it’s long term Surry Hills digs to the city in 2014.  Still offering the same innovative fine dining cuisine, just in a new CBD location.
    Ground Floor, Radisson Blu Hotel, 27 O’Connell St, Sydney
    Bentley Restaurant & Bar website
  2. DA ORAZIO PIZZA + PORCHETTA
    Neapolitan style pizzas and pork are a specialty at this Italian establishment, complete with a relaxed Bondi vibe.
    LG09, The Hub, 77-79 Hall Street, Bondi
    Read our review of Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta
  3. PAPI CHULO
    Another Merivale success story.  Set right on the water at Manly, this is a hot spot.  Especially great for groups.  Just step right off the Ferry and you’re there.
    22-23 Manly Wharf, Manly
    Read our review of Papi Chulo
  4. BISHOP SESSA RESTAURANT & BAR
    Amazing value for money is offered a Bishop Sessa.  Nose to tail approach, degustation menus and a la carte.  Brought to us by Melbourne foodies.  Quality cuisine.
    527 Crown Street, Surry Hills
    Read our review of Bishop Sessa Restaurant & Bar
  5. THE POTTING SHED
    The Grounds latest offering.  This alfresco dining room is a great option for lunch or dinner.  Focus on fresh, local produce at very reasonable prices.
     2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
    Read our review of The Potting Shed
  6. GUILLIAME
    Most famously known for his long standing restaurant in the Opera House, in 2014 Guillaume Brahimi moved his restaurant to Paddington.  Offering a la carte and degustation menus.  Fine dining with a French influence.
    92 Hargrave Street, Paddington
    Guilliame website
  7. BOWERY LANE
    A slice of the Big Apple comes to Sydney’s CBD in the form of Bowery Lane.  An industrial chic New York eatery open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
    Read our review of Bowery Lane
  8. PEI MODERN
    Mark Best (of Marque fame) brings his Melbourne restaurant to Sydney.  Serving up innovative share style menus in a relaxed, sexy and trendy environment.  Great corporate option for lunch or dinner.
    Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney
    Read our review of Pei Modern
  9. CHO CHO SAN
    A new Japanese restaurant in Potts Point, an interpretation of the Tokyo Izakaya. Incidentially brought to us by the same people behind Greek resto The Apollo.
    73 Macleay St, Potts Point
    Read our review of Cho Cho San
  10. CHINA DINER
    Serving up Modern Asian cuisine in funky surroundings.  Also a great spot for groups.
    75-79 Hall Street, Bondi
    China Diner website

Honorary mention goes to Ester, Cafe Paci, Pinbone, NomadYellow and Hartsyard, all fab new spots we would love to have added to our list, but who ‘technically’ did not open in 2014 – just missed out!

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