Here’s what our team will be getting up to in Sydney this July… See you there!
It may be cold but Sydney is giving us plenty of reasons to go outside with these incredible offers and special events happening this July. From specials to celebrate World Chocolate Day, Bastille Day and Christmas In July, plus new winter menus and glamping tents within one of our favourite Surry Hills hangouts, there’s no reason to have the blues.
Wrap Your Tounge Around This Limited-Edition Theobroma Cake (Available On World Chocolate Day, 7th of July Only)
Koko Black and Black Star Pastry have done it again! This seven-layered cake inspired by the origins of the cocoa fruit will be available for one day only on World Chocolate Day. This cake will take you on an unexpected journey filled with different textures and fruity and rich aromas using elements from the cocoa fruit which are usually discarded (you’re really just saving the planet). Available in Melbourne and Sydney.
Keep in the summer frame of mind at Salty’s where you can sip 2-4-1 margaritas this entire month! All you have to do is visit between Monday – Friday and choose from 9 of their signature margaritas including the She’s A Scorcher and Sweet Summertime. Accompany these with their Southern California meets Bondi Beach menu of Baja Fish Tacos, Bondi Beach Beer Fish & Chips and the Big Salty Burger, and you’re in for a treat. Find out more here.
Taste your way through the fresh and aromatic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine at Kihnboy’s latest pop-up inside Sama Sama, Barangaroo. The menu is available Tuesday – Friday between 12pm – 3pm for a limited time. Enjoy dishes of Prawn & Pork Rice Paper Rolls, Mud Crab Dumplings, a classic Vietnamese Salad, and no Vietnamese menu would be complete without a hearty bowl of Pho. Find out more here.
Take A Staycation In The City – Here’s What The Eat Drink Play Team Do
Thanks to the team at ALL-Accor Live Limitless, we enjoyed a staycation at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Hotel. This 5-star hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city, offering contemporary accommodation with incredible views over Hyde Park and a rooftop pool to lap up! To begin our evening of fun we sat through a Gin Workshop at the Four Pillars laboratory in Surry Hills. We had a cocktail on arrival before discussing the history of the brand, the origins of gin and the distilling process, as well as taste testing the brand’s signature gins. For dinner, we discovered Sydney’s newest plant-predominant restaurant Maydanoz. The menu is inspired by the vegetarian-driven fare from the Aegean Turkish coast and is done by no other than chef and owner Somer Sivrioğlu (Anason, Efendy). After a glorious night’s sleep, we woke up and went straight to Bills in Surry Hills for Ricotta Hotcakes and Scrambled Eggs. This was followed by a wander through Surry Hills’ best vintage stores, and a coffee and croissant from none other than Single O in Surry Hills. If you ever needed a reminder to enjoy a staycation in our beautiful city, here it is!
Newmarket Randwick’s lifestyle precinct will transform into an al fresco dining wonderland with bespoke art installations every Thursday from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Expect a Jazz-infused live music programme, free wine tastings from artisanal producers and exclusive offerings from iconic Sydney restaurants including a Chicken Katsu Curry from RaRa Ramen, a new gelato flavour each week from Messina, and a limited-edition truffle dish from Sella Vinotecca of Duck Au Vin with Potato and Truffle Dauphinoise. Find out more here.
The Winery is turning up the heat this winter with a cosy bohemian-inspired wonderland available to book throughout July and August. Invite 4-10 guests around to snuggle up under the rugs and enjoy The Winery’s Signature Tasting Menu of Grilled Olive Bread and Artisanal Burrata, Wild Mushroom Croquettes, Butternut and Goats Cheese Ravioli and more. Find out more here.
One of our favourite beachside restaurants, North Bondi Fish, has scored a limited-time pop-up guided by Matt Moran and Kepos Street Kitchen’s award-winning chef, Michael Rantissi. Expect everything from Shakshuka, Mezze favourites of Hummus, Swordfish Skewers and Kingfish Ceviche, as well as Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder. Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, and on the weekends for breakfast from 8am. Find out more here.
Get In The Spirit Of Christmas In July At This Secret Foodies Event (Saturday 30th July)
Round up your friends or colleagues to get in the spirit of Christmas In July. Secret Foodies will be putting on their best-selling event at a secret location that will be disclosed via text a few hours before. For $120pp enjoy a cocktail on arrival followed by a 3-course Christmas feast and flowing wine. All you need to do is ‘don your best Christmas jumper and eating pants and you are good to go. Get tickets here.
Celebrate Bastille Day at Frenchies Bistro & Brewery, Rosebery (Menu Available Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th July)
Enjoy a dose of French fare in celebration of Bastille Day at Frenchies within The Cannery. The team will be putting on a 4-course dinner degustation, available across four consecutive days. For $85pp taste your way through dishes of Duck & Chicken Pate, Pike Quenelles, Cassoulet Montalbanais, and the menu wouldn’t be complete without a Creme Brulee. Pair this with a selection of their award-winning brews and you’ve got a feast for the senses. Find out more here.
Be Amongst The First To Try Chiswick’s Winter Menu, Woollahra
With the change of season comes a change of menu and Head Chef Taylor Cullen has got creative with the new winter menu at Chiswick. As always, there’s a particular focus on showcasing ingredients harvested from their kitchen garden. Expect comforting dishes of Wood Baked Halloumi, Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes, Confit Duck, and a Persimmon & Wattle Seed Ice-Cream. Discover the full menu here.
It’s officially truffle season and some of our favourite cafes & restaurants have dedicated their menus to this fabulous fungi. From truffle-infused Portuguese Tarts from Sweet Belem, breakfast staples featuring lashings of truffle from Goodfields Eatery and limited-edition menu items like this truffle-topped brie from Salts Meat Cheese, here are our favourite spots.
Experience Adriano Zumbo’s High Tea at QT, Sydney CBD
Adriano Zumbo is the Willy Wonker of desserts so it’s no surprise he puts on one of the best high teas in Sydney! The menu is as extravagant as you’d expect featuring a tower of sweet and savoury bites and the option for Perrier Jouet. Perch up on the cosy loungers and savour over Smoked Salmon & Caviar, Lobster Rolls, Goats Cheese Tarts, Passionfruit Tarts, Scones with Tasmanian strawberry cream and lemon myrtle jam, and so much more. Book your table here.
INDU Brings Back Their Famous Vegan Night, Sydney CBD (Tuesday 19th July)
INDU is one of our favourite restaurants to visit on a winter’s night, located in an underground restaurant on Angel Place, The team are bringing back their famous Vegan Night offering a 4-course menu inspired by this season’s ingredients and the flavours of Sri Lanka for $80pp. Even the biggest of meat eaters will be delighted and this can be accompanied by matched wines and the add-on of truffles. Find out more here.