When the temperate drops in Sydney it can be hard to leave the house, we will admit. However, we are here to remind you that there are plenty of reasons to rally up your friends and get out and about. We’ve rounded up some one-off events, weekly specials and takeaway spots to keep you warm from the inside out.
Unveil the fascinating history behind Hendrick’s Gin through a one-of-a-kind immersive performance for a limited time only
Mark your diaries juniper lovers because on the 26th, 27th and 28th of August, Henrick’s Gin will be hosting a brand-new theatrical experience designed to delight your senses and share the unique history behind one of the world’s most renowned gin brands. The event will take place at Millers Point’s adored Hotel Palisade in partnership with the leading theatrical collective, Broad Encounters. The production is called ‘A Journey Most Unusual’ and guests will play an interactive role as they unveil the story behind Hendrick’s Gin. You will be guided by unusual characters through song, dance, music, and art, all while tasting specially curated Hendrick’s Gin concoctions. Tickets are just $50pp and can be purchased online here.
Enjoy A Free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music, Tarot Reading & More At ‘Winter Vibes’ In Western Sydney
Easter Creek Quarter Shopping Centre (ECQ Shopping Centre) is giving you every reason to put on your winter woolies and get out with the whole family. From the 4th – 28th of August, there will be a line-up of free entertainment and dining specials in the ECQ Shopping Centre. Kids can eat free at participating retailers every Thursday – Sunday, alongside free live music, tarot readings, face painting and more. Families can also enjoy free screenings of their favorite movies at ECQ Social’s vibrant outdoor cinema, with movies including Dr. Doolittle, The Devil Wears Prada and Back to the Future every Friday and Saturday night. With bean bags, heaters and complimentary popcorn, it’s the ultimate way to ease into the weekend. See the full schedule of events here.
Devour Lobster Rolls & Sip Pommery Champagne at the Lobster & Co Food Truck
Here for a good time not a long time is the Lobster & Co food truck, parking up in Moore Park on the 3rd and 4th of September. Expect a luxe menu of lobster rolls, parmesan truffle fries and nonother than Pommery Champagne. The lobster rolls first scored celebrity status in Melbourne, featuring Western Rock Lobster and buttermilk fennel slaw packed into a warm brioche bun. The truck comes complete with a white picket fenced-off area, inviting you to perch up in the Entertainment Quarter for a boujee lunch with friends. Find out more here.
Tuck Into Winter Warmer Specials at Fratelli Fresh Manly & Miranda
These Sydney institutions have dropped a bunch of specials to keep you warm this winter. Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat-Pizza every Tuesday for just $35pp – some of our favourite options include the meatball with house-made pork and fennel meatballs, parmesan cream and ribbons of prosciutto, as well as the Ortolana featuring layers of eggplant, capsicum, zucchini, tomato, goat’s cheese and basil. If you love hearty pasta, get ready for Ragù Wednesdays where they serve it up for just $29pp. The dish features slow-cook beef cheeks and bottomless focaccia for dipping. If you are a seafood lover, you will enjoy the All-You-Can-Eat- Mussels on Thursdays for just $30pp. Their signature Sicilian-style mussels are cooked in a rich sauce of tomato, garlic, white wine, and parsley, served with your choice of grilled sourdough or fries. Round up your friends and pick a night to visit Fratelli Fresh in Manly or Miranda. Find out more about the winter specials here.
Celebrate 25 Years Of Italian Eats at Moretti Ristorante Pizzeria
Spend an evening in Leichhardt and celebrate 25 years of Moretti Ristorante Pizzeria! This family-owned restaurant is renowned for putting up authentic Italian food, served simply as intended while highlighting premium produce. The menu is designed to be shared in the true spirit of Italian dining and there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes across the menu. Expect the usual antipasti suspects of bruschetta, polenta chips, burrata, carpaccio and proscuitto. Savour hearty pasta dishes including gnocchi bolognese, the classic spaghetti allo scoglio, spaghetti marinara and parpardelle al ragu. Across the pizza menu, you will see all the classics including bianca, margherita, capriccioso and calzone-style. Join them for dinner from 5:30pm, 7 days a week, or lunch from 12pm Friday to Sunday. Book a table here.
Partake In The Pizza-Burger Challenge at Sneakies Kitchen
Sneakies Kitchen in Homebush has become famous with a 1.9m Tiktok following after their Pizza Burger Challenge went viral last year. What started off as a laugh turned into a phenomenon and had hundreds of people trying to finish this pizza-burger combination in under 10 minutes for a free Sneakies hoodie. The dish is 1kg in total featuring 1 pizza topped with 2 beef patties, 2 southern fried chicken pieces, lettuce and sauces, sandwiched between another pizza. If you are not game to try it, there are so many other delicious and more approachable options on the menu including pizzas, burgers, pastas and fried chicken. Find out more about Sneakies here.
Perch Up At Sydney’s #1 Cafe On TripAdvisor, Social Brew Cafe
This adored Pyrmont cafe is giving you every reason to plan a breakfast date! Owned by a husband and wife duo for 8 years who are both ex-restauranteurs, the cafe has turned into an institution for breakfast and lunch gatherings, working remotely and pooch coffee dates. Social Brew Cafe has an all-day menu with breakfast staples including eggs benedict, ricotta hotcakes, mushroom and parmesan bruschetta, and what has become their famous brekkie roll. For lunch, the specials are always a great choice with the current offer of red lentil and Moroccan spices served with olive and rosemary sourdough, as well wild mushroom and black truffle risotto. You can even go bottomless for $35pp which will get you 1.5 hours of free-flowing mimosas. Visit Monday to Sunday from 7am – 3pm or order online. Discover the full menu here.
Hit Up Arthur’s For Your Favourite Takeaway Pizza
Because there are few things that make you happier than a warm pizza box on your lap, hit up Arthur’s for a slice! There are six locations across Sydney including Randwick, Paddington, Maroubra, Bexley, Glebe and Rosebery. They have been serving communities for over 30 years offering high-quality pizza in an abundance of flavours for the whole family. Choose to dine in, pick up takeaway, or score delivery straight to your doorstep if you can’t bare to get out of your PJs. The menu features everything from Arthur’s signature with pepperoni, roma tomato, capsicum and mushroom, the Randwick with olives, anchovies, capers, semi-dried tomatoes and basil, as well as the classics combinations including Hawaiin, meat lovers, vegetarian, pepperoni, capriccioso and more. Find your nearest location here.
Sponsored Love. This post is proudly brought to you in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin, Lobster & Co, Fratelli Fresh, Moretti Ristorante Pizzeria, Social Brew Cafe & Arthur’s Pizza. Thank you for supporting the partners that make Eat Drink Play possible.