From annual foodie festivals to pop-up cellar doors, discover the best things to do in Sydney this October.
Sydney’s social calendar is jam-packed with great things to eat, drink and do this month. Not sure where to start? Discover the best things to do in Sydney this October below.
- Aiden Stevens – Bentley Restaurant
- Ben Parkinson – Monopole
- Sander Nooij – Yellow
- Chris Benedet – Cirrus
To secure your spot ($110 per person for snacks and five courses) at Yellow, click here.
Get ready for a hands-on discovery of food, wine and cocktails at The Gantry. This experience, created in collaboration with Archie Rose, allows guests to experiment with botanical distillates including honey, raspberry, pink peppercorn and juniper alongside the best Australian produce, wine and cocktails. Plus, the experience includes a six-course tasting menu complete with two wines and two Archie Rose cocktails. Diners will get to experiment with the different distillates and taste how the flavours change!
Get in quick, this sensory experience at The Gantry is running for one-month-only. To secure your spot ($200 per person), click here.
Get ready for a festival of light and colour this October at Darling Square. Celebrating the South East Asian tradition, Darling Square’s Moon Festival will run from September 25th to October 11th with a large-scale lantern installation, limited-edition mooncakes and over 40 cuisines to sample. Find out more and explore the full program of events here.
This year, the Good Food Month promises another dazzling line up of culinary experiences from the 1st to 31st October 2020. Presented by Citi, this year’s food-fuelled extravaganza aims to shine a light on Sydney’s innovative, experimental and ever-changing dining scene. Find out more here.
Australia’s favourite art award is back with its annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Running from October until January 2021, get ready to explore works by some of Australia’s best artists. Find out more here.
Kicking off from September 23rd, Daniel San’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival (in partnership with Strongbow Blossom Rosé Cider) is back for the second year running. Bringing a month-long celebration of pink-themed treats, this Okinawa-inspired, neon-drenched eatery is the perfect place to wine and dine this spring. Find out more here.
The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns for its 11th year from 29 October – 5 November, presenting a dynamic and FREE virtual program of cinematic gems to audiences across Australia. Showcasing a kaleidoscopic selection of films direct from Korea’s booming film industry – Hallyuwood, the program will feature the very best in contemporary Korean cinema. Find out more here.
Get ready for an exciting collaboration between Aria nad Maybe Sammy this October. Aria, Sydney’s preeminent harbourside dining destination, is pleased to announce the launch of “Maybe Aria” – a collaboration with the award-winning cocktail bar, Maybe Sammy bringing some fun back to the city. Every Wednesday in October, Aria is inviting the team from Maybe Sammy behind the bar to serve up a selection of bespoke cocktails for four nights only, paired alongside Aria’s new snack menu. Find out more here.
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Big things are happening at Redfern’s Three Williams’ Cafe. The crew has just welcomed new Head Chef Fabian Mucke (ex-nel. restaurant) to their team, adding a fine-dining twist to this casual destination cafe. Three William’s new all-day dining menu offers a selection of dishes and weekly seasonal specials, including salmon and zucchini fritters ($24), guava French toast ($20) and this drool-worthy cheeseburger ($18). Find out more here.
Mornington Peninsular winery, Ten Minutes by Tractor, will be bringing their cellar door experience to Sydney this October for a special wine tasting at Coogee Wine Room. Part of the CellarDoor@Coogee series, this wine tasting with Ten Minutes by Tractor provides Sydney-siders with the opportunity to explore and enjoy the cellar door of this exceptional Victorian winery, otherwise inaccessible due to the Covid-travel restrictions. Secure your spot at one of these 45-minute tastings (bookings are essential) by clicking here.
Celebrate spring at The Butler, Potts Point’s annual ‘In Bloom’ festival. The Butler will once again transform into a flowery oasis complete with fresh floral and art installations, as well as introducing a new Spritz cocktail menu in collaboration with Lillet aperitif wines, and a limited-edition pop-up dessert bar in partnership with Royal Doulton tableware. Find out more here.