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What's new in Sydney - January 2023

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The Infinity Residence - Living & Dining Room, Manly Pacific

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What's new in Sydney - January 2023

Manly Pacific Credit: Manly Pacific

The Infinity Residence - Living & Dining Room, Manly Pacific

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Feel like a whole new you as Sydney starts the year with a bang. A stately, heritage listed building is welcoming a new fine diner, find a late-night disco lounge and rooftop in an old favourite, and a game-changing harbour dining precinct, and more.

NEW FOOD & DRINK

Pride party house reborn
Iconic Oxford Street club ARQ has reopened after refurbishment just in time for Sydney WorldPride (Feb 17 to March 5), to add another place to party during the festival. The LGBTQIA+ friendly club has hit the ground running with a feast of entertainment to fire up its dance floor, The Arena, and its performance space, The Vortex.

A new bird in town
Redbird is Redfern’s new modern take on Chinese cooking with quality local ingredients by famed hospitality duo Hamish Ingham and Rebecca Lines. Study the menu over one of their inventive cocktails, such as the jasmine margarita or umeshu julep, and choose from imaginative offerings including kangaroo tartare with crisp wonton skins and the redbird itself, which is a rotating poultry option braised in master stock.

The Abercrombie returns
Once the darling of Broadway’s inner-city, late-night party set, the Abercrombie is back with a vengeance and a hip new layout. On the ground floor find a club space, beer garden and a pub with a 24-hour licence. On level two it’s Casa Rosa, a late-night disco lounge and rooftop terrace inspired by the Palazzo Chupi ‘pink house’ in New York. And housed inside Abercrombie’s adjoining terraces is the Parisian-style wine bar and shop, Lil Sis.

Casa Rosa, The Abercrombie Credit: Steven Woodburn

Cocktails from Casa Rosa - the cocktail bar and terrazza rooftop in The Abercrombie, Chippendale.

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Casa Rosa, The Abercrombie Credit: Steven Woodburn

Cocktails from Casa Rosa - the cocktail bar and terrazza rooftop in The Abercrombie, Chippendale.

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Lil Sis Credit: Steven Woodburn

Interiors of Lil Sis - the late-night wine bar and shop at The Abercrombie, Chippendale.

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Lil Sis Credit: Steven Woodburn

Interiors of Lil Sis - the late-night wine bar and shop at The Abercrombie, Chippendale.

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Sparkling harbour dining
A short stroll from Circular Quay, the highly anticipated precinct
Sydney Place brings together 20 of Australia’s most recognised and awarded chefs, restaurateurs, and lifestyle retailers in its new, intimate laneways. From March, you’ll find some of Sydney’s finest pastries a Lode Pies by chef Federico Zanellato (Lumi Dining); sophisticated rotisserie chicken shop Sunday by chef Morgan McGlone (ex-Belles Hot Chicken); Besuto, a Japanese-inspired whiskey bar and diner by Joel Best; plus Dopa; Kosta’s sandwich bar; Sushi Yuzen; Kingswood Coffee; and Yasaka Ramen.

City fine diner
Brasserie 1930 is the signature fine dining establishment in the new
Capella Sydney hotel which opens to guests from March. Set in the stately, heritage-listed Department of Education building in Bridge Street near Circular Quay, the elegance of Brasserie 1930 matches the building’s architectural grandeur. Capella has teamed up with Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt of the Bentley Group (Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole, Yellow, Cirrus) to create a menu that blends the best in Australian produce with old school cooking techniques such as curing, smoking, fermenting, preserving and pickling.

New beach brews
Channelling the seltzer scene of Southern California,
Rancho Seltzo is a pop-up collaboration between Bondi Brewing Co. and House Made Hospitality. The bright and stylish venue is fitted out with banquette seating, white walls, cacti and colourful murals by local artist, Jakey Pedro, that will transport you stright into holiday mode, and serves drinks that match the visuals (think mango, watermelon and rosewater or a seltzer spider with coconut ice-cream).

NEW ACCOMMODATION

Fresh face in Manly
Elevate your next coastal staycation at the recently refurbished Manly Pacific – MgalleryFollowing a two-year, $30 million transformation, the boutique beachside sanctuary is now open. Featuring a refreshed façade, new lobby bar, rooftop pool and bar, a sundeck with infrared sauna, it’s the perfect coastal getaway to check in to check out.

Italian vibes in the city
Following a three-year restoration, the beautiful renovated Hotel Morris Sydney
is scheduled to reopen in late January. Now part of the Accor group, the hotel has retained its Italian palazzo-style façade but has been fully rejuvenated internally, emerging as a boutique hotel of 84 guest rooms with a moodily lit ground-floor bar and bistro that keeps faith in the Italian theme. With the Capitol Theatre just around the corner, the Morris is an ideal pre- and/or post-show pit-stop or overnight stay.

Rancho Seltzo, Bondi Credit: Steven Woodburn

Dishes at Rancho Seltzo, Bondi

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Rancho Seltzo, Bondi Credit: Steven Woodburn

Dishes at Rancho Seltzo, Bondi

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Manly Pacific Hotel Lobby

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Manly Pacific Hotel Lobby

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