Grab your diary, it’s time to discover the best things to do in Sydney this August.
While winter might be in full swing, so is Sydney’s social calendar. This month we’ve found a stack of fun events to keep you busy (whether you’d prefer to stay in or go out). From waterfront sunset sessions to vegan dining experiences, discover the best things to do in Sydney this August.
For the first time ever, the Melbourne International Film Festival is going ahead entirely online, delivering an 18-day festival that every Aussie can tune into from home. Running from Thursday, August 6th to Sunday, August 23rd, get ready for MIFF 68½, delivering the 2020 program as a digital film festival. Find out more here.
The oh-so-popular Swiss Fondue at Swissotel Sydney’s Crossroads Bar is back for 2020. Enjoy the bar’s Swiss Fondue with a blend of Gruyère, Emmental and Comte cheeses along with cornichons, baguette bread and other accouterments, with takeaway options also available. Swing by daily throughout August from 12pm to 9pm to take part for $36 per person. Find out more here.
After recently popping up in the kitchen of Good One Bondi Beach, the Israeli takeaway joint tenXdining has just launched a dine-in restaurant in the heart of Bondi. Operating from the Good One Cafe site, the Mediterranean restaurant will be serving from Tuesday to Saturday until August 15th, offering a delicious menu of dishes including Prawn Bourekas with Shellfish Beurre Blanc and Chives, Cauliflower drizzled in Tahini and Schug and Persimmon Salad with Black Pepper, Coriander and Garlic.
The restaurant is currently BYO only with corkage of $10 per wine bottle, $20 per magnum and $3 per beer. To find out more and book your spot, click here.
This year, Pier One’s Igloos On The Pier is open from June 19th the August 30th, with an epic series of luxe igloos experiences to enjoy. In 2020, the igloos are now perched in suites overlooking the sparkling harbour for a private and exclusive igloo experience. Talk about luxury! Find out more here.
Woollahra’s much-loved Italian restaurant, I Maccheroni, has announced it will uncork 10 of the rarest Barolo and Barbaresco wines to accompany a degustation of 10 of its most mouth-watering dishes for three nights only in July and August. Barolo and Barbaresco wines are some of the world’s greatest and most distinctive and are produced in the northern Italian region of Piemonte. Known as the ‘king of wines’, Barolo and Barbaresco wines are rich and full-bodied, with a strong presence of acidity, rose flower and dried herbs.
The Barolo & Barbaresco Wine Dinners are available on August 6th and August 13th with only 10 places available per night. The cost is $350 per person, which includes a 10-course degustation and matching Barolo and Barbaresco wines. To book your spot for August 6th click here and for August 13th click here.
Salt Meats Cheese has its vegan game going strong and it is only getting stronger! Guests are invited to join us for a one night only 5-course banquet-style drool-worthy Italian menu, entirely plant-based on Tuesday 4 August, at all Salt Meats Cheese Venues in NSW & QLD. Find out more here.
Not only can guests enjoy the vegan dining experience but also learn how to curate these wholesome vegan delicacies at a vegan cooking class, hosted on Saturday 8 August at the Circular Quay venue. Find out more here.
Plus, Salt Meats Cheese Group is extremely excited to announce the launch of an exciting new vegan bakery/restaurant concept opening mid-August. More details coming soon!
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE’s Sip & Learn Virtual Events (Aug 6th and Aug 13th)
Bombay Sapphire is collaborating with local Australian artists to launch a series of virtual ‘Sip & Learn’ sessions designed to inspire creativity at home. Working with Melbourne-based collage artist, Maximillian Malone, and Sydney-based visual artist, Ngaio Parr, the FREE Sip & Learn sessions will be held over two Thursdays in August, and are designed to help virtual attendees find their inner creative and invites them to sip their favourite Bombay Sapphire cocktail as they learn these new skills.
The team from Ormeggio is bringing a European summer to the heart of Sydney. Pull up a chair, sip on a cold Aperol spritz, admire the golden pink sunset and groove to the fantastic sounds from the venue’s DJ set, all in the comfort of your chair. Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon with a spritz or bellini cocktail on arrival, selection of share entrees plus live music at sunset for $79 per person. Find out more and book your spot here.
Get ready for a month-long celebration with events, dinners and offers at Sydney’s Long Chim restaurant. Check out the highlights from their birthday celebrations line-up below:
- August 10th: Curry Night – join the team for a four-course feast plus beers for just $40, available for eat-in or takeaway.
- August 20th: Long Chim’s 4th Birthday Dinner – Expect a nine dish menu filled to the brim with classics including fish cakes, miang prawn, green chicken curry, beef mussaman, nongs eggplant, banana roti, and more. Just $66 per person including a glass of bubbles on arrival.
- August 24th: Oodles of Noodles – slurp your way through four courses plus a platter of sharing snacks and a beer or wine for just $40 per person.
Plus, the venue is offering a special birthday happy hour daily from 2-6pm with $4 wine, $4 beers, and $4 snacks. Find out more about these celebrations here.