Sydney’s culinary scene is always evolving and changing so that it can keep pace with the world scene. Australian chefs are exploring with new produce, cutting edge techniques and unique settings to draw foodie A-listers to their tables. So what are some of the new favourites emerging in the city?
Hot American Food: Papi Chulo
22-23 Manly Wharf, Manly
This waterside restaurant is making a name for itself with full-flavoured American and South American food with a focus on meat dishes like ribs, burgers, pork belly and a BBQ platter. Papi Chulo is described as a smokehouse and grill that will “change the way you think about barbeque”. The place is always filled with bright young things lazing about in the beachside chic room that is deftly styled with wicker chairs, wood and those huge windows that overlook the water.
Hot French Food: Guillaume
92 Hargrave St, Paddington
Get in on the trend and book into one of the hottest restaurants in town, owned and operated b y famous French chef Guillaume Brahimi. Guillaume only opened this year but already it has been receiving rave reviews with an average of 4.6 out of 5, derived from 280 reviews on its Facebook page. You’ll be treated to classic French dishes from the genius behind the now closed Bennelong restaurant at the Opera House. Just don’t expect to be able to book in for some time.
Hot Taiwanese Food: Din Tai Fung
Westfield, 1 Anderson St, Chatswood
Dumplings are all the rage at the moment and at the head of the trend is Din Tai Fung, a Taiwanese dumpling house that has proved so popular that it is one of 96 international restaurant chains. Yet the dumplings are each uniquely and precisely made like little works of art. The Chatswood restaurant draws huge crowds but it’s a place that encourages quick meals so the lines move quickly. Just don’t expect a lengthy sit-down affair when it’s your turn to order.
Hot Italian Food: Da Orazio
3/75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach
Authentic, fresh pizza is making a comeback in Sydney, and those that are good enough to stick around deserve their spot. One of those is Da Orazio, run by restaurateur Maurice Terzini and chef Orazio D’Elia. This duo have made sure that their Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza stands out. the vibe is relaxed but the food is affordable and noteworthy