Bread And Threads

Posted 6 Jan 2016 @ 1:30pm

Cockatoo Island's popular drinking hole is ending its run - but the good news is, it'll be back at a different location soon.


The cultural icon that is The Island Bar on Cockatoo Island is set to relocate some time this year. The new venue has yet to be announced, but the last day at the current location has already been confirmed.


Though it's certainly good...

Posted 17 Dec 2015 @ 5:41pm

it's called: 91 Oxford Kitchen + Bar


Who’s the chef? Tanya Robertson


Eye candy: The designer was Deborah Whitford.


Flavours: Modern Australian with an array of dishes to suit everyone’s palette.



Something to start with: Red wine braised capsicum, shallot...

Posted 17 Dec 2015 @ 5:05pm

The latest hot shopping spots around Sydney…


Blacktown Markets





We are known for our mixture of old and new, trash and treasure and vintage wares, as well as a place folks from all over Sydney can...

Posted 17 Dec 2015 @ 4:48pm

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Set above bustling Norton Street, and nestled between the eucalyptus trees that line it, the Prosecco Summer Terrace is a stylish new addition to the Inner West’s bar and dining scene. Replete with AstroTurf, citrus trees and comfortable Acapulco chairs, the terrace offers a relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect place for local residents and film fans...

Posted 15 Dec 2015 @ 12:24pm

The Unicorn, an institution on the Paddington entertainment, food and beverage scene, is back in business.


A collaboration between the good people behind Mary's, Young Henrys and Porteño, the new owners of The Unicorn have made their mark further up Oxford Street, with the sad sight of the boarded-up venue now transformed into a rejuvenated drinking den.



Posted 10 Dec 2015 @ 4:00pm

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Knox Street Bar is already on its way to becoming a local institution. Located in a garage basement, it offers genuine hospo service, classic cocktails, craft beer, tasty food and entertainment with an eclectic twist. Our guests can launch their latest EP and party with 60 friends in our showcase Drum Room, chill out in the newly opened Panic Room, or...

Posted 10 Dec 2015 @ 2:43pm

Merivale continues to dominate redevelopment in Sydney with the relaunch of The Newport next month.


The redevelopment of the historic landmark sees Merivale attempt to create a more dynamic and exciting place for locals to gather and experience diversity in food and drink.


The new range of food has been curated by executive chef Sebastien Lutaud, who has been...

Posted 10 Dec 2015 @ 2:41pm

New to Sydney, an all-natural additive to the traditionally clear beverage colours it a captivating blue.


Until you add your tonic, Ink Gin remains a deep blue colour that is created with the petals of the butterfly pea, a South East Asian flower that reacts to different pH levels by changing colour. 


With the addition of tonic, the gimmick is your drink remains...

Posted 9 Dec 2015 @ 5:35pm

The latest hot shopping spots around Sydney…


The Finders Keepers




The Finders Keepers market will be brimming with over 200 Australian artists and designers showcasing handcrafted goods. And...

Posted 9 Dec 2015 @ 4:55pm

Get your jeans on!


Down to your last pair of flares? Well, you're in luck. Denim retailers Mavi are having a three-day-long moving sale, with huge savings across their entire catalogue.


Some prices have been reduced by as much as 80 per cent, meaning there is no excuse not to get down to 118 Queen Street Beaconsfield and rifle through their stock. Just make sure...

Posted 9 Dec 2015 @ 4:52pm

Rather than punching your way through living walls of rival shoppers on Christmas Eve, why not amble through Carriageworks in style and at your own pace?


The Carriageworks Twilight Market boasts a stunning array of fresh produce and unique gift ideas, with more stallholders than you can shake an artisan wheel of cheese at.


"This market is a wonderful opportunity...

Posted 4 Dec 2015 @ 3:01pm

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Welcome to The Bearded Tit, the happiest bar on Earth. A revolving door of the avant-garde, the absurd and the downright cheeky. Let your senses be blown gently with our free DJs and live performance every night of the week. Spontaneous, unexpected and always free, come try your luck at Redfern’s clubhouse for misfits, locals and creative spirits. The...

Posted 3 Dec 2015 @ 1:17pm

The Wulugul Pop Up is the latest addition to Sydney's pop-up dining and culture scene, with a bunch of tasty operators opening last week for a nine-month stint. But is the pop-up phenomenon a good thing, or a dastardly gimmick?


The Barangaroo-based Wulugul site is facing the question head-on tonight with an all-star debate entitled Pop Up Culture: Is it better to have loved and...

Posted 2 Dec 2015 @ 2:54pm

The next edition of the Finders Keepers market will take place over the weekend beginning Friday December 11, and will occupy Sydney's Exhibition Hall at the Australian Technology Park.


As ever, the proceedings are geared towards the handmade and the home-sourced, with Finders Keepers co-director Sarah Thornton promising that the event will "spark the imagination rather than...

Posted 2 Dec 2015 @ 2:53pm

The look of Darlinghurst's new drinking venue, Della Hyde, has been inspired in part by the films of Wes Anderson. Inner-city millenials rejoice!


Della Hyde will be able to hold 150 souls, and co-owners Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts are already promising live music and DJ sets throughout the upcoming months. 
Of course, the Applejack Hospitality bar has already...

Posted 30 Nov 2015 @ 10:09am

The purveyors of all the neatest looks for men and women, Nique, is holding one of its famous warehouse sales in Sydney this month. 


From Friday December 11 – Sunday December 13 at 527 Crown Street, Surry Hills, shoppers will be able to score samples, clearance and past season stock at up to 70 per cent off.


But get in quickly for the best deals. The sale opens...

Posted 26 Nov 2015 @ 11:17am

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The Vic On The Park is Marrickville. It’s an old-school community pub and it remembers that, with a proper front bar, great live gigs and welcoming staff.  


What’s on the menu? 

There is a wide range of vegetarian options, placing emphasis on local produce and a high standard of freshness. We run a large weekly rotating specials...

Posted 24 Nov 2015 @ 3:40pm

Fort Denison, that island oasis in the middle of Sydney Harbour that you haven't visited since your year seven school excursion, is set to become Sydney's newest music venue.


That's the idea behind the summertime Sunset Sessions being held at Fort Denison Restaurant, which also happens to be one of Sydney's prettiest dining spots. From this Sunday November 29, extended ferry...

Posted 20 Nov 2015 @ 1:01pm

Newtown, Enmore and Erskineville residents will be served some sweet, sweet comida (food) when the 2015 edition of the Tapas Trail arrives in late November.


It's enough to make you say 'dios mío' with 15 venues on board and a food map guiding hungry stomachs in search of tapas. The event will run over two consecutive nights and passports can be stamped up to five times and left...

Posted 20 Nov 2015 @ 12:58pm

The Sydney Opera House will be hosting an intimate chat between foodie expert Nigella Lawson and renowned journalist Annabel Crabb.


The two will be discussing food and politics with each other and the onlooking crowd.


Crabb will be in familar territory, thanks to her cooking and chatting experiences with the nation's politicians in her TV show, Kitchen Cabinet....

Posted 20 Nov 2015 @ 12:46pm

After brewing up a storm, Wayward Brewing Co. has launched a cowboy-themed beverage, and punters are invited to swing open the saloon doors and try the beer at the Bank Hotel's Uncle Hops tonight.


Midnight Barley Cowboy is the new beer dedicated to an idea of thirsty cowboys roaming Sydney streets in search of a good tap beer. The beer has a dark malt and a unique taste which...

Posted 11 Nov 2015 @ 4:35pm

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The new reincarnation has seen a bright and cheerful redesign and a big and ballsy Funktion-One sound system land at our Enmore Road venue. A strong 1970s design direction brings a playful ‘key party’ aesthetic to the front lounge area with mismatched rich textured lounges, shagpile carpet, jungle wallpaper and low-hanging patterned lamp shades. Out the...

Posted 4 Nov 2015 @ 4:57pm

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At Mr Falcon’s, we like to think of ourselves as more of an ‘adult community centre’. Yes, we love serving alcohol, but we also offer our patrons a wide variety of activities, including but not limited to live music, dance classes, burlesque, poetry nights, art exhibitions and storytelling nights. And although some of the activities being offered by our...

Posted 28 Oct 2015 @ 5:11pm

What makes your venue the best choice for Melbourne Cup Day this year?


This is your no stress, easy-going Cup Day! South Sydney beauty the Cauli Hotel has just had a facelift and she’s throwing a party. Melbourne Cup Day will feature our huge screen, on top of the regular Cauli sports screens in the atrium and betting room. There are tonnes of sweeps and prizes for the best and...

Posted 28 Oct 2015 @ 4:00pm

Tell us about your bar:


A European-inspired neighbourhood tavern specialising in craft beer, great food and a warm welcome.


What’s on the menu?

Delicious gourmet pub food, all freshly made – there’s not a frozen parma in sight. Favourites include pork croquettes, mussels, house-smoked Tasmanian salmon, Taphouse fried chicken, charcuterie and cheese boards...

Posted 22 Oct 2015 @ 12:50pm

Speciality: With more than 25 stalls selling a variety of international foods, gifts, homewares, snacks, jewellery and fashion, there’s always something for everyone at the Chatswood Mall Market.


The crowd: Being a market that’s in the centre of Chatswood, we get lots of different crowds throughout the day. Mornings are usually filled with mums that have just dropped the kids...

Posted 22 Oct 2015 @ 12:40pm

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Opened three years ago by two industry veterans, Arcadia is a neighbourhood boozer for anyone that likes good music, good drinks and good vibes. It’s a small bar with a great beer garden out the back, and plenty of knick-knacks covering the walls inside to keep your eyes busy.


What’s on the menu? 

If you’re feeling like a bar snack...

Posted 21 Oct 2015 @ 5:12pm

Who’s the cook/bartender?


We have an awesome team headed up by Guy Renner and Penelope Marshall (mum and son owners).


Eye candy: We both designed the interior and had our steampunk-style furniture handmade by Industrial Punk in Melbourne. Cute terrariums with Studio Ghibli characters keep people amused.



Posted 15 Oct 2015 @ 12:44pm

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Located minutes away from the heart of the Sydney CBD, this new hotspot is known for its New York-style Italian pizzas and signature cocktails in a newly renovated basement. Think of a more upmarket Frankie’s, without the price tag. Basement 33 boasts an industrial look throughout, which is what you expect for a venue located in a basement. Owner-...

Posted 14 Oct 2015 @ 5:55pm

What is it about William Street that demands it gets its own festival, the aptly named William Street Festival?


Held in the heart of Paddington, William Street Festival is a celebration of the street, its unique retailers and Paddington lifestyle. Cosmopolitan William Street is different from other places in Sydney; it celebrates the finer things in life and iconic heritage...