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Nomad Up the Road
Thirty of Sydney’s best chefs have banded together for a fundraising brunch and bake sale to raise money for bushfire victims on Sunday January 12. The brunch is all booked out, but takeaway sales of baked goods will still be available from 10am. One hundred per cent of proceeds from the day will go directly to the Australian Red Cross.
Vic’s Meat, Pyrmont; Victor Churchill, Woollahra; and Vic’s Meat Market Day, Mascot
Anthony Puharich’s three premium butchershops are donating every single dollar spent on Saturday January 11 to the Australian Red Cross, WIRES Wildlife Rescue and NSW Rural Fire Service.
Solotel venues, including Opera Bar, Paddo Inn, Smoke and The Erko
Twenty-one of the hospitality group’s pubs and bars are hosting a Bushfire Relief Hour on Friday January 17, with all proceeds from food and drink between 5pm and 7pm being donated to the bushfire appeal.
Solotel restaurants, including Aria, North Bondi Fish, Bea, Chiswick Woollahra and Chiswick at the Gallery
Matt Moran and team have introduced dishes and drinks designed specifically for the bushfire appeal, with proceeds from each going towards the RFS. Enjoy a Resurgence Spritz at Aria, beer-battered fish’n’chips from Chiswick at the Gallery, whole roast duck with barbeque quince paste from Bea at Barangaroo House, and more until Sunday February 9.
Chin Chin, Surry Hills
For the rest of January, Chin Chin will donate $2 from every table that dines at the restaurant to the NSW Rural Fire Service and WIRES Wildlife Fund. Diners are encouraged to match that amount.
Isabel, Bondi Beach
Until Sunday January 19, all profits and tips at the restaurant will be donated to WIRES Wildlife Rescue.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi
The iconic restaurant is hosting another of its Icebergs Sundays shindigs on January 19 from 3pm, with all proceeds from the bar going to Rural Aid Australia.
In Bed, Paddington
Proceeds from The Good Book Sale on Wednesday January 15 will go to the Far South Coast Rural Fire Service. There will be classic and bestselling books, floral arrangements, illustrated bookmarks and book bags to purchase, as well as refreshments from DRNKS.
The Imperial Hotel, Erskineville
The LGBTQIA+ institution has enlisted its resident queens for an all-star line-up of more than 30 drag entertainers, DJs and musical acts. All proceeds from entry plus a portion of drink sales from the Saturday January 18 show will be matched by the venue and donated to the RFS.
Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern, Sydney
All profits from the sales of Battler Bitter schooners at this CBD bar on January 10 will be donated to Wires Wildlife Fund.
Don’t Tell Aunty, Surry Hills
Jessi Singh’s Indian eatery is hosting an all-you-can-eat curry-and-rice buffet on January 14. Proceeds from each $25 ticket will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Single O Cafe and Sideshow, Surry Hills
All profits from Single O’s Surry Hills outpost on Friday, January 10 will be donated to the Australian Red Cross and NSW Rural Fire Service. Donations will also be collected at the cafe.
Indu Dining, Mejico and Kid Kyoto
The Sam Prince Hospitality Group is selling bushfire relief gift vouchers for $30, redeemable at any of the above venues. All money from the vouchers will go to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
All Applejack Hospitality venues, including Bopp and Tone, The Botanist, The Butler and SoCal
Dine at any of the hospitality group’s venues throughout January and you can add a donation to your final bill that will go to the Australian Red Cross.
Bopp and Tone, Sydney
The restaurant is throwing a dinner party on Saturday, February 1, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. The $150 ticket gets you a shared feast designed by head chefs at Applejack Hospitality. It also includes drinks, entertainment and a chance to enter a prize raffle and silent auction on the night. You can upgrade to a VIP booth (five tickets at $180 each) for $900. A three per cent surcharge on the venue’s booking system will also be donated.
June’s Shoppe, Sydney
All profits from coffee sales on Monday, January 13 will go to the Australian Red Cross.
SoCal, Neutral Bay
This California-inspired eatery is hosting an all-you-can-eat taco night on Tuesday, January 21. Fifty per cent of ticket sales will go to the Salvation Army bushfire disaster appeal.
The Bucket List, Bondi
The bar has joined forces with independent music label Sweat It Out for a bushfire appeal gig on Friday January 10. Entry is via donation, with all proceeds going to Red Cross and Wires.
Loluk Bistro, Surry Hills
This French eatery is donating one dollar to the NSW Rural Fire Service for every customer that dines in January.
Wings and Tins, Darlinghurst
Proceeds from the sale of all Modus Operandi and Beached Az brews sold on January 7 will go to Wires Wildlife Rescue, and the bar will chuck in an extra $100 for every Doom Juice Challenge completed. Donations will also be collected from punters on the night for the Salvos (to benefit families affected by the fires), which the bar will match dollar for dollar. Firefighters also get to eat free on the night.
The Lansdowne Hotel, Chippendale
The pub is hosting a gig with Richard in Your Mind, Le Pie, Misty Lanes and Hedy Lamarr on Friday, January 10, with all proceeds going to Wires Wildlife Rescue. And on Saturday, January 11, proceeds from the Furious Frank and Simon Caldwell show will go to the Australian Red Cross. A bucket for donations will be passed around at its Wednesday trivia nights for the next few weeks, to be supplemented by a donation from the venue.
The Unicorn Hotel, Paddington
A donation bucket will be passed around at the pub’s Tuesday trivia nights for the next few weeks, to be supplemented by a donation from the venue.
All 15 Australian Venue Co pubs, including The Winery, Cargo, Untied, Kingsley's Woolloomooloo and Bungalow 8.
The hospitality group is donating $1 for every schooner and $2 for every pint of Furphy sold across its New South Wales venues to the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal. The drive runs until Saturday February 1.
Arthur, Surry Hills
Until Sunday January 19, the Bourke Street restaurant is donating 100 per cent of the sales from its $13 rotating house spritz mocktail to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Artificer, Surry Hills
Throughout January, all tips received at this coffee bar and roastery will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Bills Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Bondi Beach
One dollar from each serve of the signature ricotta hotcakes at any of the three venues will go to the NSW Rural Fire Service, Victoria Country Fire Authority, Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue, with an option to add another $1 to your bill. For now, no end date has been specified.
Industry Beans, Sydney
The coffee roaster is donating 10 per cent of all its retail coffee bean sales to the Red Cross until the end of January.