Wondering where to eat, drink and play in Sydney this month? Here’s your golden ticket to the best things to do in Sydney this March.
Summer might be over, but plenty of things will keep you busy this March. From trying new seasonal menus across Sydney, getting your Yum Cha fix in Macquarie Park and tasting your way through a vegan-inspired rooftop brunch, get ready to have some fun this month.
Get Your Steak Fix A Pyrmont’s Black Bar & Grill
If you’re looking to impress on date night, look no further than Black Bar & Grill. The restaurant offers up contemporary Australian cuisine with a focus on dry-aged meats alongside breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour. The wood-fired steaks are the star of the show but you’ll also be pleased with seasonal dishes like beef tartare, heirloom tomato and burrata salad and Hiramasa Kingfish ceviche. The best part is that the restaurant is located within The Star which means you can book yourself in for a luxurious 5-star stay. Check out the Casino and make the most of the other food and beverage offerings in the hotel. Find out more here.
Check Out Secrets On Stanley’s FREE Street Party (Saturday 18th March)
Secrets On Stanley, Darlinghurst’s newest festival, is hosting a FREE street party this Saturday. Curated in partnership with the City of Sydney, the community-focused activation offers a plethora of food & beverage specials and free music performances on Stanely Street. Local musicians and artists will provide the perfect soundtrack for your weekend of eating and drinking in Sydney’s adored foodie suburb. Find out more here.
Book Through The Fork & Enjoy Up To 50% Off Your Meal
The Fork Festival has returned inviting diners to enjoy up to 50% off their meal across some of our favourite Sydney restaurants. If you’ve always wanted to check out one of the Bentley Group restaurants, now’s the time because you can score 30% off the food bill at Bentley Restaurants & Bar, Monopole, Yellow & Cirrus for a limited time. Find out more here.
Enjoy $14 Grey Goose Espresso Martinis At Over 200 Pubs (13th – 19th March)
Any Espresso Martini enthusiast will agree that high-quality vodka is the secret to a good Espresso Martini! With Grey Goose being one of the best, they have partnered with ALH Hotel Venues to celebrate International Martini Day with $14 Grey Goose Espresso Martinis for a whole week at over 200 venues across Australia! Whether you’re having after-work drinks with colleagues, catching up with friends or planning date night, this is a week-long happy hour that’s not to be missed. Enjoy the offer across NSW venues including Gymea Hotel, New Brighton Hotel in Manly, Honeysuck Hotel in Newcastle and Crows Nest Hotel. Discover other venues across Australia here.
Try Jinja’s New Yum Cha Lunch Menu In Macquarie Park
Jinja impressed us last year with the arrival of its contemporary Cantonese offering in the Governor Hotel. Esteemed Head Chef Sebastian Tan (formerly led hatted venues Silks and Teahouse in Crown Sydney) is excited to introduce the venues and his first Yum Cha offering which fuses traditional Cantonese brunch and dim sum favourites. The new menu features over 30 dishes including steamed BBQ pork buns, crispy-skinned Cantonese roast duck, honey-glazed char sui pork, steamed custard buns & coconut mango pudding. This will be paired with bottomless Keemun black tea for $70pp. All you need to do is rally up 4 or more friends for lunch from Wednesday – Sunday. Find out more.
Head To Luna Park For The First Run Of Human Kind, The Transformative New Festival (16th – 18th March)
Spanning three days, landmark Luna Park is set to play host to a transformative new festival that falls somewhere in the realm of Burning Man-meets-TedX. Dive right into the fun with an ice bath guided by the ice man himself, Wim Hof, followed by an inspiring talk from one of 50+ world-class speakers, comedy and music from the industry’s best, as well as interactive workshops and even the chance to pitch your best and brightest business ideas from the confines of a Ferris wheel?! Find out more here.
Throw Back $1 Oysters & Scallops At Ni Hao Bar Every Wednesday
The 1970’s Hong Kong-inspired restaurant in the iconic Civic Hotel has brought back it’s $1 oyster and scallop offering. Every Wednesday from 5pm, you’ll be able to indulge in delicious freshwater oysters and freshly steamed scallops without breaking the bank. The only rule is that you’re allowed a maximum order of a dozen per person to ensure they’re enough to go around for all. We strongly suggest pairing your seafood feast with one of their cocktails which are beautifully presented, delicious, and prepared with an element of theatre. Find out more here.
Indulge In A 6-Dish Burrata Fuelled Menu at Salt Meats Cheese (Tuesday 21st March)
Burrata lovers assemble! Salt Meats Cheese is hosting Burrata Night at all of their venues including a mouth-watering 5-dish menu that showcases the exquisite creaminess and versatility of burrata cheese. The chefs have elevated classic dishes with the addition of burrata including pork and beef meatballs, mushroom pappardelle and their popular Margherita pizza. Find out more here.
Head to Barangaroo For A Taste Of Nola’s New Menu
Sydney’s adored smokehouse and bar has launched a brand new menu in celebration of its 6th birthday! Crafted by the newly appointed Executive Chef Davyd Luke who has over 20 years of experience, the menu highlights those smokey flavours we all know and love from Nola with a distinctly French twist. We’d best describe the menu as honest highlighting the best seasonal produce in generous servings. Highlights include Smoked Kingfish Tartare with buttermilk corn pancake and creme fraiche, Seared Smoked Beef with smoked aioli and cured egg, Fire-Finished Free Range Chicken which is super succulent with pan juices and herbs and a decadent Creme Caramel for dessert with Hennessy Camomile, Brioche Syrup and raisin soup. The New Orleans-inspired hangout looks out over the water in Barangaroo as the perfect way to watch the sun go down. Find out more here.
Sip Your Way Through Manly’s Urban Cocktail Trail (Saturday 25th March)
Head to the Northern Beaches and pay a visit to Manly’s best bars at the Urban Cocktail Trail. Your ticket includes food and cocktail vouchers so you can make your way to the venues playing host and try their signature cocktails. Venues included in the Urban Cocktail Trail are Banco, Donny’s Bar, InSitu, Little Pearl, The Hold and Garfish. Round up your friends and enjoy a self-guided tour of Manly’s best bars. Find out more here.
Take Your Swing At Bondi’s First Glow Golf Party (Thursday 30th March)
Round up your mates and head to Bondi Golf Course for a night of boozy glow golf – the first of its kind in Australia. From 6pm – 9pm, you’ll be able to sip Sothern Comfort beverages, eat food by the fat legends from Mary’s Burgers and verse your friends in an epic alfresco game of glow golf. There will be plenty of challenges to suit all levels of skill including the longest drive and pinging neon fish-food balls off the cliff tops. Find out more here.
Sip Your Way Through The Boathouse’s Special Patron Margarita Menu
When the weather is warm there’s nothing better than sipping a margarita waterside! In celebration of Margarita Month, The Boathouse Group has partnered with Patron to serve three limited-edition cocktails available for the whole of March. Head to Barrenjoey House Palm Beach, Manly Pavilion, The Boathouse Rose Bay, The Boathouse Shelly Beach, The Boathouse Balmoral and The Boathouse Hotel Patonga to try the concoctions for just $16 each. Flavours include the Tommy’s Margarita with Patrón Silver tequila, agave & lime, the Watermelon Margarita with Patrón Silver tequila, fresh watermelon & lime, and the Spicy Margarita with Patrón Reposado tequila, pineapple, jalapeno & lime.
Barrenjoey House, Manly Pavilion and Boathouse Rose Bay will also be offering a special selection of dishes to pair for the month including Oyster Reposado with tequila-infused salmon pearls, ginger & rhubarb, Watermelon Tostada with avocado, chilli & finger lime, and Octopus Taco with Cholula aioli, petis cos, coriander & lime. Find out more here.
Rally Up The Troops For Untied’s New Vegan Sunday Brunch
One of Sydney’s best rooftop bars has launched a vegan brunch offering that’s good enough to please the palates of even the biggest meat eaters! Every Sunday between 11am – 2pm, you can enjoy a 5-course vegan menu that is packed with delicious seasonal produce and is designed to share among friends for $49pp. The menu features sundried tomato & basil hummus with cassava crackers, BBQ pulled shiitake tacos, crispy cauliflower bites with hot sauce, and raspberry chocolate truffles. If you want to make it boozy, you can accompany the meal with a frosé cocktail from Untied’s infamous self-serve frosé machine. Find out more here.
Indulge With The Charles Grand’s Afternoon Tea Trolley
The Charles Grand Brasserie opened up in the CBD last year giving us a dose of European elegance on King Street. To add to their repertoire, the talented pastry chef Rhiann Mead (ex Quay, Bennelong and Harrod’s Food Hall), will host a boujee afternoon tea every Monday – Saturday from 12pm – 5pm. Enjoy a glass of NV Moët & Chandon, scones, and savoury goodies before the roving dessert trolly arrives topped with 28-layer honeycomb and dulche de leche Russian honey cake, tarte aux pralines, Marjolaine, stonefruit and frangipane tart and more. Round up your friends and experience this luxe afternoon tea for $99pp. Find out more here.