Come for the vegan snacks, stay for the cocktails at Newtown’s latest arrival.

Why wouldn’t the owners of Porteño snatch up the neighbouring 121BC site as soon as it became vacant? Now it’s a wine bar serving sardines covered in chips, octopus ragu and seafood-sausage pasta.

Cronulla institution Jensen’s has returned to the Shire after 30 years. The much-loved roast-duck dish is now back where it belongs.

Botany View Hotel’s redesign is a huge win for south king. It’s incredible what a lick of paint can do for a neighbourhood.

Nielsen Park’s new waterside trattoria is an Italian oasis among the fig trees.