8 New Sydney Venue Openings To Visit This Winter

Bars, Eat, Food Guide, Guide, Restaurants, Sydney, Winter Guide / July 27, 2020

Skip hibernation and discover the 8 new Sydney venue openings you need to dine at this winter.

Sydney’s hospitality industry has proved incredibly resilient during 2020, and these new openings are a testament to that. From casual wine bars to Middle Eastern charcoal chicken joints, discover the 8 new Sydney venues to add to your bucket list.

Above Par, CBD

Above Par is the brainchild of Turkish-natives Topuzlu and Sefkatli who both grew up in Istanbul and met in Sydney. Wanting to bring affordable Middle Eastern eats to the heart of the Sydney’s CBD, this proves the pair’s first joint restaurant venture (bringing together their extensive experience across venues such as The Factory Grind, Four Seasons, Hyatt and Marriott across Sydney). Find out more here.

Arms Length, Redfern

Straddling the border between Redfern and Surry Hills, Arms Length finds its home in a bustling area of the inner city. At this friendly neighbourhood spot, expect a wine bar-style menu of share plates and a few substantial options. Find out more here.

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Henrietta’s, Surry Hills

Henrietta is the new Middle Eastern-inspired charcoal chicken eatery landing in the heart of Surry Hills. Swinging open its doors in early July, Henrietta is the latest project from sister venue Nour (in fact, the venues are located right next door to each other on Crown Street). Finding its home in the space formerly occupied by Pizza E Birra, the spot is owned and operated by Ibby Moubadder and Jorge Farah. Find out more here.

Pilgrims Bronte Vegetarian Cafe

Pilgrims, Bronte

Say hello to Pilgrims Bronte, the new vegetarian cafe that has swung open its doors in recent weeks. Well-traveled foodies will probably be familiar with the name. In fact, the spot was opened by eastern suburbs locals Ashlea, Jade and Ben Quigley, along with their partners Nick Bardetta, Luke Stewart and Deb Quigley, all of whom were big fans of Pilgrims Milton (a long-standing coastal diner). Find out more here.

Pocket Pita Popup Neutral Bay

Pocket Pita Pop-up, Neutral Bay

For over 12 years, the site was home to Neutral Bay’s beloved wine bar Firefly. The spot was frequented by guests looking for a delicious drink and eats, and sadly closed its doors earlier this year. But now, the space is home to an exciting new dining concept: Pocket Pita Pop Up. Find out more here.

Mary’s On Top, The Lansdowne

Meet Mary’s On Top – the new rooftop bar-meets-restaurant opening atop the historic Lansdowne Hotel. Expect a raw, no-frills beer and burger bar serving up both the Mary’s meat and vegan alternatives on the rooftop overlooking our glorious city. Find out more here.

Meu Jardim

Meu Jardim, CBD

It’s not hard to spot Meu Jardim, located down Skittle Lane in the heart of the CBD. This glowing futuristic oasis looks like a scene straight out of Blade Runner, with the restaurant aglow with neon lights and glossy white pearl finishes. The venue is the latest project from restauranteur Ussi Moniz Da Silva, helping to bring this epic $4.1 million fit-out to life. Find out more here.

The Mayflower, Darlinghurst

Introducing The Mayflower, a new luxe cafe that has just landed in the heart of Darlinghurst. If you’re searching for a beautiful dining experience, look no further than this luxe new spot. The Mayflower finds its home inside a converted 90s Art Deco space (once home to a florist), which has now been lovingly renovated into a lush cafe setting. Find out more here.

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