New South Wales - food tour of Sydney

Sydney is renowned for cutting edge chefs who continue to establish the city as a global dining destination. The city’s young-gun chefs use fresh, local and unique native produce to create new interpretations of what is “Australia’s national cuisine”. New South Wales - food tour of Sydney
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Food tour of Sydney

  • Four days
  • New South Wales

Sydney is renowned for cutting edge chefs who continue to establish the city as a global dining destination. The city’s young-gun chefs use fresh, local and unique native produce to create new interpretations of what is “Australia’s national cuisine”.


What to expect

  • Spend an afternoon/evening with rising star chef Nathan Sasi of Mercado, exploring his meat-fuelled take on Sydney’s food scene.
  • Visit three of Sydney’s new food precincts, Chippendale, Barangaroo and Rozelle’s Tramsheds.
  • Dine at three of Sydney’s hottest restaurants, Hubert, Ester and Automata.
  • Dates: 31 March 2017 - 4 April 2017

Young chefs, new food hubs and hot new restaurants take centre stage on this tour of Sydney’s evolving and rapidly changing food scene. Housed in refurbished railway sheds, heritage breweries and old wharves on the harbour foreshore, Sydney’s newest food precincts are a cunning blend of old and new. Here Sydney chefs reimagine the art of food and dining in exciting new spaces. Rising Sydney Chef Nathan Sasi, from hip new restaurant Mercado, will lead the group on his ultimate Sydney food itinerary.

DAY 1: TAKE SYDNEY BY STORM WITH NATHAN SASI

Chef Nathan Sasi, Mercado Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales

Morning
Arrive in Sydney and check into The Old Clare Hotel, a quirky historic hotel in the food and art precinct of Chippendale.

Afternoon
Explore Sydney’s meat-driven dining scene with Nathan Sasi of Mercado restaurant. First up visit butcher Victor Churchill, which produces some of the best cuts of meat in Sydney. See the butchers in action in the meat aging room. Following this, enjoy pretzels and local craft beers at hole-in the-wall bar 10 William Street.

Evening
For dinner, see Nathan’s passion for fresh produce and house made cured meats from the rotisserie at Mercado. For dessert enjoy a slice of the date tart at Eleven Bridge. Cap off the night with asados meats at the rock’n’roll vibe of Porteno followed by pizzas at Frankie’s.

DAY 2: THREE OF SYDNEY’S NEW FOOD PRECINCTS

Cirrus at Barangaroo, Sydney, New South Wales

Morning
Explore Sydney’s newest food and cultural precinct Barangaroo. Start with an Aboriginal cultural tour to experience bush tucker in the city. Then head to The Streets of Barangaroo for a tour of the street food in the area. Then enjoy lunch at the latest restaurant from Brent Savage and Nick Hilderbrand, Cirrus.

Afternoon
Head to the Tramsheds in Rozelle to see the restaurants making their mark on the street food scene. These include Latin American inspired food at Bodega 1904, Italian pasta at its best from Flour Eggs Water and Japanese cuisine at Tokyo Bird.

Evening
Tonight walk through Chippendale taking in the ambience of Spice Alley. Dine at Automata, by young chef Clayton Wells (ex-Momofoku Seiobo) and named by Sydney Morning Herald as one of the best new restaurants (2017). Stop by KOI Dessert Bar for delicate desserts by chef Reynold Poernomo of Masterchef Fame.

DAY 3: SYDNEY’S HOT RESTAURANTS

Ester Restaurant & Bar, Sydney, New South Wales

Morning
Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Chippendale’s hip and happening cafes and galleries. Pop by White Rabbit Gallery for contemporary Chinese Art and Tiny Tailor for handcrafted furniture. Small, Thai-influenced café, Glider KS serves up great coffee. Or pop by Bar Chinois for croque monsieur and crepes for a European Chinois experience.

Afternoon
Enjoy lunch at the popular and recently hatted Restaurant Hubert where Chef Dan Pepperell has put his twist on classic French Food to the delight of locals.

Evening
On the back streets of Chippendale lies Ester Restaurant. Three years on, Head Chef Mat Lindsay continues to fire up the enormous wood-fired oven to wow diners with dishes paired with biodynamic wines. Noma’s Rene Redzepi was a big fan, likening this dining experience to Estela in New York.

DAY 4: DEPARTURE

Morning
Morning to depart Sydney.