Guide To The Best Of Good Food Month

Eat, Sydney / 16 September 2015

October’s that time of the year that has Sydney rejoicing – sunshine, sand and Good Food Month. Get ready for your calendar (and newsfeed) to fill up with the best drinking and dining adventures this city has to offer. Treat your taste buds with our guide to the ten standout events of the season.
Good Food Month Noodle Markets
Night Noodle Markets
Sydney’s beloved festival showcasing the best of Asia is lighting up Hyde Park once again for the Night Noodle Markets. This year the markets are bringing you a record fifty food stalls. Old favourite’s MamakDin Tai Fung and Bao Stop are returning as well as some new additions to the lineup Black Star Pastry and N2 Extreme Gelato. Wander through the park and enjoy art installations, bars and other hawker-style features of the festival.
Night Noodle Markets
Where: Hyde Park, Sydney
When: Thursday the 8th to Sunday the 25th of October
Mon–Tues 5pm–9pm, Wed–Thur 5pm–10pm, Fri 5pm–11pm, Sat 4pm–10pm, Sun 4pm–9pm
FREE ENTRY, Various prices for food and drinks supplied at the stalls.
Growers’ Market Best of the Brunch
It’s time to have brunch with the best of them at the beloved Growers’ Market. This year sees the Growers’ Market turning 17, and to celebrate this milestone they’ve decided to throw a brunching feast. Try the signature dishes of Sydney’s greatest brunch-stops and meet the folks from PinboneWest JuliettRuby’s Diner, and Single Origin Roasters. Tickets will also include a four course menu and beverages. Keep your eyes peeled for special daytime appearances from Hartsyard and LuMi. Additionally, for the first time in Growers’ Market history, you can head down to the water at 7am for a free yoga session before the brunching begins.
LuMi Bar & Dining
Where: 56 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, 9571 1999
When: Saturday the 3rd of October
8am and 10am
Tickets: $55

Cheap Eat

Fat Noodle - Luke Nguyen
Fat Noodle with Luke Nguyen’s Delights
Head on down to Fat Noodle and have your wok-tossed cravings satisfied by the man behind the open kitchen, Luke Nguyen. As part of Good Food Month, award winning Chef and TV personality Luke Nguyen will be recreating traditional Asian recipes such as Nonya Mee and Vermicelli Noodles.
Fat Noodle
Where: The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, 1800 700 700
When: Tues 1st – Sun 4th, Thur 8th – Sun 11th, Thur 15th – Sun 18th, Thur 22nd – Sun 25th, Thur 29th – Sat 31st
11.30am to 2.30pm
Cost: $20

Pub Feed

Bristol Arms Rooftop Bar
Bristol Arms Pub Dining
Welcome Spring dining with a seafood platter and views of Sydney’s skyline at The Bristol Arms. Enjoy a feast of freshly shucked oysters, king prawns, sea scallops and other fresh-from-the-ocean delights whipped up by the Bristol Kitchen team. Included in the price is a glass of Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc, which you can swirl and swish as you watch the sunset.
The Bristol Arms
Where: 81 Sussex St, Sydney, 9262 5491
When: Thur 1st of October, 12pm – 10pm
Cost: $35


Goros Bar
Japanese Halloween Party
As well as welcoming the warmer seasons, October also means it’s time to get spooky. Goros Bar is hosting a weird and wonderful Halloween party with a Japanese-themed haunted house. There will be all-you-can-sing karaoke, classic arcade games, a pool table and face painters making the rounds throughout the night. You will also be able to sample the finest sake, beer, and whiskey Japan has to offer at tasting stations scattered through the bar. To keep you doing the ‘Thriller’ all night long, visit one of the street food or Halloween candy stalls.
Where: 84-86 Mary St, Surry Hills, 9212 0214
When: Sat 31st October, 9pm – 3am
Cost: $30

Sweet Tooth

Candy and Lolly Buffet
Take your sweet tooth into over-drive and dip fruit and marshmallows under a Valrhona Chocolate fountain at the Candy and Lolly Buffet. Skip the dinner menu and go straight to desserts at The Star, and enjoy an evening of baked cheesecake, ice cream, panna cotta, triple-chocolate cake and more sweet treats. Included in the price of this sugar rush is a glass of Yalumba wine.
The Star
Where: Bistro 80, Level 2/80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont (enter through the Astral Tower lifts),
When: Thur 1st – Sat 31st October, 9 – 11pm
Cost: $20

Free Event

Liverpool City: World on a Plate
Go around the world with the flavours of Liverpool’s food trucks at Liverpool City: World on a Plate. This free event will showcase the best cuisines the South-West has to offer, as you’re invited to sample a diverse range of dishes and desserts. From Indian and Middle-Eastern to South-American cuisine and more, this unique multicultural dining event will be decorating Martin Place across three days. You will also be introduced to the new Liverpool City brand and foodie culture.
Liverpool City: World on a Plate
Where: Martin Place, Sydney, 0438 764 924
When: Tues 6th – Thur 8th, 11am – 2pm

Family Friendly

Crown Street Food Fete Messina
Crown Street Food Fete
Bring your family, friends or neighbours down to Crown Street Food Fete for a day of gourmet food, music, games, and creative art stalls. There will be cooking demonstrations by Jeremy Strode (Bistrode CBD), Kerby Craig (Ume), as well as cooking classes for big and little kitchen hands. Crown Street Food Fete will also be providing a selection of gourmet drink and dine stalls including a coffee cart, barbecue, salad bar, pancakes, dumplings, Gelato Messina and more
Crown Street School Food Fete
Where: 356 Crown street, Surry Hills,
When: Sat 31st of October, 9am – 3pm

Fun Event

High tea at Sea
High Tea at Sea
Hop aboard the MV Sydney 2000 and sail across Sydney’s harbour with Good Food Month’s High Tea At Sea. Enjoy a decadent array of sweet and savoury high-tea selections as well as tea and coffee, as you sail along Crystal Bay. Toast to the stunning harbour views and fresh breeze with a glass of sparkling wine which is included in the price.
High Tea at Sea
Where: No. 6 Jetty, Circular Quay, Sydney, 9206 1111
When: Departing Wednesdays and Saturdays during Good Food Month
3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th, and the 31st of October; 2.30 – 3.45pm
Cost: From $49 pp

Sunday Session

LP’s & Haverick’s Meats Sunday Lunch
Enjoy a Sunday filled with back-straps and butchery at LP’s and Haverick’s Meats Sunday Lunch. Learn how a whole black Berkshire pig goes from the farm to the table with two of Sydney’s finest meat connoisseurs. After your lesson in the art of meat preparation, sit down and enjoy the lunchtime feast. As an added bonus, you’ll also be clued in on some of Luke Powell’s (LP) sausage and cured meat secrets.
LP’s Quality Meats
Where: Unit 1, 16 Chippen Street, Chippendale, 8399 0929
When: Sun 11th of October, 12pm – 4pm
Cost: $100