Unique Summer Dining In The Harbour City

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The Sydney Life
The Culinary Life

We’ve created the perfect guide to Sydney for the food & wine connoisseur wishing to delve into Sydney’s dining scene with truly unique experiences. Check out our Top January dining recommendations sure to give you much more than just a taste of The Harbour City.

Embark on a Chocolate & Wine Flight on the site of the first grape vines planted in Australia

Bask in the magnificent ambience of The Cortile’s 1851 surrounds as you indulge in the Chocolate & Wine Flight - offering a trio of white, milk and dark chocolate paired with 50ml tastings of partnering wines. The Cortile holds a rich heritage of 19th century architecture, wonderment and history, sitting upon the first grape vines planted in Australia in 1788. Home to the oldest operating elevators in the Southern Hemisphere, the hotel is one of Sydney’s most cherished icons located in the harbour city’s dress-circle. Lucky for you – this treasure is located on the ground floor of the hotel, so you won’t have to travel far to experience its spectacle.

Explore The Grounds of Alexandria

Full of charm, history and incredible dining, The Grounds is located in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s and features a world of landmark coffee roastery, cafés and sustainable gardens known for its abundance of fresh produce and hands-on experiences. Surrounded by beds of florals, vegetables and home-grown herbs, bask in The Grounds Garden’s summer-soaked courtyard while dining on wood-fired pizzas and botanical cocktails.

Discover nel. within Sydney’s cityscape

Set up in a bunker-esque space, nel. keeps the focus on maintaining the integrity and authenticity of its food - and it doesn’t disappoint.  

Keen on keeping things interesting, their eight-course degustation evolves every six weeks to reflect a taste of the season, which means this January you’ll be able to experience a true taste of Sydney’s summer at nel.

Royal Botanic Gardens presents a pop-up gin bar and exclusively designed wine-list by Hunter Valley’s Tyrells. 

Welcome, the perfect evening for two. Nestled in Royal Botanic Garden’s haven of native flora and fauna, Victoria’s Lodge is hosting Sydney’s most elusive garden pop-up yet. Busby’s Bar is taking over the harbour foreshore venue with its signature series of gin-based cocktails, charcuterie boxes and Tyrell’s Hunter Valley wine-list.


January 11, 2018