Well-loved Potts Point restaurant Paper Bird has a new definition of breakfast: whole fried chicken, pork-katsu “sandos” and Korean Bloody Marys.

Being sent elsewhere to buy booze when dining at a licensed restaurant might sound like bad business sense – but Hartsyard and P&V merchants have come together to do just that.

Bacon lovers unite: for 12 weeks Cuckoo Callay is serving a menu devoted to pork. Deep-fried bacon-crumbed burrata, for example, pulsates beside a 63-degree egg with chargrilled zucchini, kale, fennel and za'atar-and-olive tapenade.

We’ve seen cheeseburger spring rolls, but cheeseburger gyoza is really pushing the boat out. Thank the guys behind foot-long fries and soufflé pancakes.

You’ve tried Peking duck but how about "Peking Cluck"?

Hearty braised meats simmer away at a small Stanmore cafe, now baking proper London pies with spectacular mash and the only liquor sauce in the city.

The snacks of Nepal can be found on the rooftop of a kooky function centre in Sydney. Really.

A modern Italo-Australian restaurant has quietly opened at Freda’s with dishes that change with the events hosted there.

Dessert specialist Koi has shaken up its menu for the first time in two years.

A proper tapas tavern has moved into Darlinghurst where every dish is served with a dash of nostalgia. Between patatas bravas, the Spanish flag and jamon legs hanging from above – it’s the real deal.

Papi Chulo has decided to do away with its smokehouse and grill in favour of dumplings, live seafood and tea.