New openings
This new Mexican diner and mezcal bar in Potts Point is debunking Mexican dining cliches one Wagyu-pastrami burrito at a time.

Travelling this Christmas break? Lucky you – a top Sydney gin distiller has popped up at Sydney International Airport for the next few months, whipping up Martinis and Manhattans for jetsetters.

This new Italian diner is bringing long lunches and late-night feasts back to the top end of town.

Cancel your plans
Tomorrow, a handful of Sydney restaurants are taking part in a kooky recipe-swap event with some of the world’s best chefs – you could be eating a Noma dish at Lankan Filling Station or a Massimo Bottura meal at Saint Peter.

Head west
With small-batch wine, interesting cocktails and Mediterranean snacks, this sophisticated wine bar is setting a new standard when it comes to dining out west.

At this Nepalese diner, feast on dumplings and smoky chow mein, and mix together 10 snacks for a DIY salad.

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You’ll have to head interstate for this food and wine festival – but it’ll be worth it, with a spaghetti party, an eight-course after-hours dinner at Lune Croissanterie and a Brooklyn-inspired dinner party with a New York Times food writer.

PSA
It’s drinking season, which means you’ll be needing some ride-or-die hangover cures – here’s where (and what) we’ll be eating when our livers are in pain and the nausea kicks in.