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The Rockley Pub.

Big city chef, old village pub: Why Matt Moran’s bustling country charmer is worth a stop on your next road trip

Classics such as beer-battered fish and chips, chicken parmigiana and burgers share billing with a Chef’s Menu that takes things up a notch, including lamb shanks, grilled pork chop and a terrific take on deep-fried prawn toast.

  • Terry Durack
Margherita pizza.

Sydney hit list August 2023: Hot, new and just-reviewed places to check out, right now

Beautifully chewy sourdough pizza slices, Taiwanese rice bowls, Mexican street food and butter-fuelled crab ... here’s what we’ve been eating and recommending lately.

Co-founder Peter Varvaressos at Green’s Supermarket in Newtown.

Australia’s largest plant-based (and powered) supermarket opens in Newtown

From artisan ‘cheese’ to bottled ‘egg’, Green’s Supermarket shows there’s far more to vegan products than lentils and tofu.

  • Bianca Hrovat
The food is a step up from previous Sausage Factory fare.

Browse records during dinner at this inner-west institution turned old-school dive bar

Dulwich Hill’s Lazy Thinking has transformed the former The Sausage Factory site into a music store and restaurant in one.

  • Bianca Hrovat

Greek venue Topikos to close as pub operators behind The Orient Hotel move into Bondi

With the closure of several upmarket venues, will casual and cruisy spots prove more popular in the beachside suburb?

  • Scott Bolles
Osteria di Russo & Russo in Enmore.
Good Food hat15/20

This Enmore local is the perfect definition of an Australian restaurant in 2023

A training ground where young-gun chefs can flex, Osteria Russo & Russo is more concerned with deliciousness than “authentic” cuisine.

  • Callan Boys
Jimmy’s Falafel has made about 140,000 wraps and pitas since opening in the CBD three years ago.

Fun, fast, furious and ‘a little chaotic’: Merivale to bring the Jimmy’s Falafel pita party to Oxford St

The popular Middle Eastern eatery from Merivale will open a couple of doors down from sister restaurant Fred’s on a Paddington strip now on a major upward trajectory.

  • Scott Bolles
The Rollers Bakehouse sausage roll.

Let the good times roll: Where to find 10 of Sydney’s best sausage rolls

From curried kangaroo filling to buttery croissant shells, these flavour-packed sausage rolls will save you from sad servo alternatives.

  • Bianca Hrovat
Three-cup chicken don.

Former Aria chef serves up fine-dining skill for food-court prices at Taiwanese hole-in-the-wall

You’d be lucky to crack the $20 mark for one of Omar Hsu’s rice bowls at his cheap and very cheerful eatery Ommi Don in Ultimo.

  • Lee Tran Lam
Ariarne Titmus.

Ariarne Titmus’ go-to Melbourne restaurants and favourite seafood spot in Sydney

The swimming champion shares her eating and drinking recommendations around the world, and her top getaway destination in Australia. Plus, her ideal ways to unwind in her home kitchen.

  • Jane Rocca

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