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6 Dining Gems in Sydney

November 26, 2014

Our abridged,meal-by-meal guide to where and what to eat now. Photographed by Petrina Tinslay.

Published on Nov 26, 2014


Bacon, maple and pumpkin tart
at Pinbone

Slide up to the bar for a flat white and this sensational pastry crowned with thick, maple-glazed bacon.

Bacon, maple and pumpkin tart at Pinbone

Family-style som tum
at Samosorn

The local heroes behind Haymarket hot spot Chat Thai have opened a hawker stall at Pitt Street Mall that peddles regional Isaan fare. Among the accoutrements on their supersize papaya salad: pickles, cracklings and house-made pork sausage.

Family-style som tum at Samosorn

Rye tacos
at Café Paci

What happens when a Finnish chef takes over a former Mexican bar for a yearlong pop-up? Rye tortillas filled with rice pudding, buttery eggs and a smattering of chives. It's a cultural collision that somehow works.

Rye Tacos

Caviar, potato and sauce allemande
at Rockpool

Neil Perry's mainstay has moved to a glam space downtown, with a tasting menu to match. One highlight: this poached egg veiled in a crisp potato cage, drizzled in shellfish-tinged velouté and topped with sturgeon roe.

Caviar, potato and sauce allemande at Rockpool

Moon Pie
at Moon Park


Locals are obsessing over the deconstructed moon pie at this Korean-inspired Redfern gem. The game-changing twist: a thin layer of ginger jelly, to offset the sweetness of white chocolate pudding, prunes and torched marshmallows.

Moon Pie at Moon Cake

at Flour & Stone

After 10 years in classical French kitchens, star baker Nadine Ingram has a new home for her beloved recipes. Pick up a bag of her fresh-from-the-oven gingerbread cookies, hand-painted in a rotating roster of whimsical designs.

Gingerbread at Flour & Stone


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