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Go-to dish: Singapore chilli crab, market price.

Bibs and napkins, sticky fingers, hullabaloo: Is this the messiest meal in Sydney?

Sydney institution Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab moves to Potts Point, proving once again that good chilli crab is a crazy assault on your tastebuds as well as your tablecloth.

  • Terry Durack
Barrenjoey Boatshed will open at Palm Beach in time for summer.

Former Boathouse site at Palm Beach to reopen as coastal cafe, as Terrigal mega-venue set for $5m makeover

The mystery buyers who have snapped up two landmark waterfront locations have been revealed, including their ambitious plans for new coastal spots Barrenjoey Boatshed and Terrigal Pavilion.

  • Scott Bolles
Three Blue Ducks Bellingen head chef Julien Vasseur and co-founder Darren Robertson.

How Bellingen became a ‘foodie mecca’ in regional NSW

Fast-growing restaurant group Three Blue Ducks joins a new wave of restaurants, cafes and food businesses putting the coastal town on the dining map.

  • Bianca Hrovat
The Happiest Meal comprises two hash browns, a “McLovin Muffin” with egg, cheese and chicken sausage, and three pancakes.

This egg-yolk yellow cafe and its ‘Happiest Meal’ is a sunny way to start to the day

The ridiculously popular Happyfield cafe leaves all other joints that don’t take bookings for dead. This naturally begs the question, why?

  • Callan Boys
Enoteca Ponti.

High-profile Potts Point wine bar closes only three weeks after opening

EP Wine, a reboot of Enoteca Ponti on Macleay Street from the experienced team at the successful Bistro Rex, has lasted less than a month.

  • Scott Bolles
Ester Spirits.

Gin of choice for hatted Sydney restaurants opens ‘Willy Wonka’ bar to public in Marrickville

Try every one of Ester’s gins (including a new release) at their first Sydney venue.

  • Bianca Hrovat
Creamy tonkotsu ramen at Hakata Gensuke in Melbourne.

Cult Melbourne ramen brand opens first Sydney outlet at this bustling Japanese hot spot

Cult tonkotsu ramen chain deliberately lands in a pocket of the CBD starting to gain traction as the most Japanese corner of Sydney.

  • Scott Bolles
Joy Korean Fried Chicken.

Each piece of Joy’s Korean triple-fried chicken is ‘a golden meteorite of crunch’

Loyal fans visit Joy Korean Fried Chicken’s cheap and cheerful shopfront for its tongue-tingling flavours and tender plump meat.

  • Lenny Ann Low
Poetica is set to open in North Sydney on September 1. 

North Sydney dining scene set for reboot with arrival of 120-seater from the team behind Loulou Bistro and Charles Grand Brasserie

Will the incoming metro line liven up after-work dinner and drinks?

  • Bianca Hrovat
The Rockley Pub.

Why Matt Moran’s country charmer is worth a stop on your next road trip

Counter meal classics share billing with a Chef’s Menu that takes things up a notch, including a terrific take on prawn toast.

  • Terry Durack

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