As we approach the warmest months of the calendar year, it’s time to get social in November.
From yoga sessions by the harbour to a ten course vegan feast, Day of the Dead parties, a beer festival and more, one thing is for certain – Sydney, you’re never dull! Gather the crew and pull out the calendar, it’s time to get social in November with your ultimate guide on what’s happening this month.
Madame Shanghai Vegan Banquet Dinner
While Sichuan cuisine might typically conjure up images of mouth numbing peppers laced throughout a variety of meats, Madame Shanghai is pushing the boundaries of contemporary Sichuan food with a 10 course vegan banquet. Curated by Head Chef Casper Xu, the menu sees the intricate exploration of fermented sauces and the mouthwatering ‘strange-flavour’ combination of salty, sweet, numbing, hot and sourness. Hosted on Thursday 22 November, menu highlights include spinach and sweet corn dumplings, steamed pumpkin dumplings, five spice smoked eggplant, hot and sour soup plus much more. Tickets are $65pp. For more information and to book, click here.
Output Festival (Saturday 24th November)
Output Festival is back in 2018, promising a dance-fuelled day on a private island! Kicking off on Saturday 24th November for one special day only, this year’s adventure will take place on Sydney’s Goat Island, with stages tucked away in the woods, a new Rooftop Silent Disco and unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour. You can expect big names in the realm of house, tech house and electro, including Motez, Human Movement, Jensen Interceptor, Loods, Nyxen, Dreems and more. Final release tickets are $119 + BF, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Power of Personal Branding Ladies Lunch at The Fernery
Calling all female entrepreneurs, visionaries, influencers and all those in between. The Fernery Mosman is hosting a spring ladies lunch and workshop on the power of personal branding with guest speaker Colette Werden. Be sure to pencil Thursday 22nd November in the diary, as you’ll learn the tricks of the personal branding trade by Werden, a personal branding expert and founder/CEO of Australia’s only personal branding agency for entrepreneurs. Your $190 ticket includes not only the informative workshop, but also a four course banquet-style lunch plus bottomless Lanson Champagne. For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.
Susu Sundays at Belles Hot Chicken
Running each Sunday throughout November is Susu Sundays, where all seven locations of Belles Hot Chicken are cracking open their special collection of Susucaru, the famously hyped sulphite free and unfiltered skin contact Sicilian natural wine. As we approach the last Sunday of the month, Tramsheds is getting ready to host its official closing party! This Sunday 25th November, head to Tramsheds Sydney for off-menu specials curated by Morgan McGlone. Running from 11:30am-10:30pm, you can expect everything from $18 fried oysters to $8 nuggets (normally only available in Melbourne) alongside Susucaru by the glass for $17 or $100 for a bottle.
Sundaes & Sounds at Steam Mill Lane
Calling all sweet tooths! This weekend, head to Steam Mill Lane for a special two-day event of desserts and party vibes. Various eateries at the dynamic food hub are getting on board, serving up oh-so-Instagrammable sweet delights. Think house-made matcha waffle sandwiches ($12) and Royal sakura ice parfait ($16) from Bang Bang, a dark chocolate and peanut butter donut milkshake ($8) from 8bit, chocolate chip oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwiches ($7.50) from The Sandwich Shop plus much more! Head down to also find DJs spinning epic tunes, a competition, fun props and more.
Check out Sydney’s top spots to day drink
Be it for a long and lazy Sunday session by the beach or a boozy lunch with work mates in the CBD, Sydney is packed with venues primed for day drinking. From east to west, city to sea, we have prepared a must visit guide to the Best Places to Day Drink in Sydney here.
Head to one of Sydney’s best waterside restaurants
From Palm Beach to Woolloomooloo, one thing’s for certain – Sydneysiders are blessed with an incredible array of seaside views. For the times when the sun is out, the water is glistening and a long, lavish meal is calling your name, look no further.
Zen Sessions: Yoga at Pullman
Align your mind, body and soul thanks to Zen Sessions at Pullman Quay Grand. This 5-star hotel situated in Sydney’s Circular Quay currently offers three ongoing early morning classes each week, running Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7am – 8am. Classes focus on either dynamic flow yoga or slow flow yoga and are open to everyone at all levels and abilities. To secure your space, click here: http://zensessions.simplybook.me/v2/
Fratelli Fresh Amalfi Long Table Series
Did someone say unlimited Italian cocktails, Prosecco, beer and wine? Fratelli’s popular Long Table Series is back in November, bringing with it a decadent share-style feast and flowing drinks. Guests will take a journey along the Amalfi coast, with a menu inspired by the region’s specialities. Tickets are $79pp and includes a share-style feast and an unlimited choice of Italian prosecco, beer, wine and Aperol spritz. Bookings can be made here.
Lovers of a crisp glass of rosé will be on cloud wine this Sunday, as Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel gets set to transform into a vibrant street festival dedicated to summer’s iconic pink drink. The Rosé Street Fest will be held Sunday 25th November from 11am-6pm, with rosé-themed festivities spilling out on to Military Road adjacent to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. On the day, you can expect live entertainment, rosé tasting stalls from over 15 leading Australian and international producers, plus a pop-up food market and more. For more information, click here.
Thanksgiving at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar
Thanksgiving might traditionally be an American holiday, but that doesn’t mean us Sydneysiders have to miss out on the action. Head to NOLA Smokehouse and Bar on Thursday 22nd November for a special Thanksgiving Feast. Available for groups of six or more, the specially curated menu includes a whopping 15 different dishes comprising numerous starters, a whole turkey accompanied by sides plus four desserts. Expect some of your favourite NOLA Smokehouse dishes along with NOLA’s twist on a number of traditional Thanksgiving flavours. Available for dinner only for $100pp. For more information and to secure your space, click here.
Don’t fancy a feast but love a themed cocktail? The Pumpkin Spiced Brandy Milk Punch ($19) has been specially concocted for Thanksgiving and will be available that day, only. Made with H by Hine VSOP Cognac, cream, vanilla and pumpkin spice, the Pumpkin Spiced Brandy Milk Punch is a twist on the classic New Orleans cocktail, the Brandy Milk Punch.