Acre is a beautiful 350 seater, Hamptons-style, farm-to-table restaurant which shares Camperdown Commons with onsite partner Pocket City Farms. Once an unused bowling club, Acre was conceived with the express aim to turn inner-city land into a food-producing community paradise. Acre provides delicious sustainable food that is an alternative to processed food that fills our everyday lives.
A visit to Barangaroo is a definite on your weekend list in Sydney.
Barangaroo is one of the most ambitious and significant waterfront redevelopments anywhere in the world. Barangaroo is re-defining the western edge of Sydney’s Central Business District from a former 22-hectare vacant container wharf to a family entertainment and gastronomic hub and a thriving public, residential and commercial precinct. Sydney’s newest city neighbourhood opened its culinary precinct, The Streets of Barangaroo, in November 2016. Since then the eight streets and laneways have been buzzing with exciting new restaurants opening every week. From the foreshore promenade, Wulugul Walk, through to Barangaroo Avenue – your taste buds will be tempted. Try Melbourne’s Belles Hot Chicken, Zushi’s fresh sushi or Banksii, the new vermouth bar. And that’s only to name a few. Already a hot spot to visit – it’s only going to get better with roof top bars and more restaurants set to open in 2017.
Many locals consider Victoria Park Pool the most beautiful public swimming pool and water recreation zone in Sydney. The centre is located in the middle of a leafy green, nine-hectare park and has a heated 50 m outdoor pool which is perfect for a few laps or a lounge. There is a splash pool for toddlers and a water feature for the kids. VPP fitness centre has a range of classes from Zumba to Pilates as well as cardio machines and weights.
Kensington Street borders the city-side of Central Park on the eastern fringe of Chippendale.
Lined with skyscrapers and heritage buildings, the newly rejuvenated Kensington Street precinct is a quirky, bustling, alive space. Amid the chaos you will find Spice Alley, a vibrant hawker-style eatery surrounded by small restaurants decorated with whimsical lanterns. After your meal enjoy live music while you browse the eclectic specialty retail boutiques and stores. Kensington Street is where “metropolitan slick combines with cottage charm”.
Bringing the vibe back to Oxford Street is The Paddington, the latest pub and dining venue from the expansive Justin Hemmes stable. The Paddington offers a cool mix of relaxed pub and cocktail bar. Ben Greeno, ex Momofuku Seiobo chef, has created a delicious menu focussing on the uber-now rotisserie concept. Enjoy a pint in the front bar or try an enticing cocktail created by award winning mixologists Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall. The Paddington is packed with Eastern Suburb cool types, celebrities and foodies so you may need to book ahead to secure a coveted spot.
Located just a short stroll from Scotsman Street, is Sydney’s newest and most dynamic food destination, Tramsheds at Harold Park. Originally built in 1904, the heritage listed Tramsheds has been beautifully restored as a food market with a modern twist. Cool eateries and gourmet providores make Tramsheds a true foodie heaven. Open 7 days a week, you can choose from the best Sydney has to offer such as Bodega 1904, Mama’s Buoi, The Butcher and the Farmer, Flour Eggs Water, Gelato Messina, Bekya and so many more.
Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of NSW, located in The Domain in Sydney, is the most important public gallery in NSW, and one of the largest in Australia. Admission is free to the general exhibition space which displays an impressive collection of Australian, European and Asian art. There are also more than 30 regularly changing temporary exhibitions each year. The highly anticipated Archibald Prize is administered and awarded by the AGNSW trustees annually in July; it is the most important portraiture prize in Australia and is not to be missed.
Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the third largest seafood market in terms of variety in the world. Located at Blackwattle Bay foreshore at Pyrmont, Sydney Fish Market incorporates a working fishing port, wholesale fish market, fresh seafood retail market, fishing supply store and the applauded Sydney Seafood Cooking School. If it is in the sea, or comes from the sea then it’s here! There are also numerous restaurants and cafés, a bakery, butcher, gourmet deli, greengrocer, bottle shop, and gift shop. The boisterous and lively wholesale auctions for Sydney’s seafood retailers are held daily in the wee hours, offering public access to what is fast becoming a local and tourist attraction.
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