New openings
In a refurbished shipping container on the waterfront in North Sydney, you’ll find a tiny new cafe pumping out outstanding toasties and pouring minimal-intervention P&V wine.

A hole-in-the-wall spot in Darling Square is now turning out top-notch doughnuts and excellent coffee.

This Sri Lankan eatery dishes up soft-shell crab roti-tacos, and helps out asylum seekers and refugees while it’s at it.

When it comes to pizza at this new Sydney diner the ethos is less is more, while the wine list is savvy, extensive and worldly.

Best of Sydney
It’s been a bonza year for Sydney bar openings: the city’s first small-bar pub, a “speakeasy” hidden behind a vintage fridge door, and a standing-only mezcal bar. Here are the best.

Forgo the stress of cooking Christmas lunch this year – here are our picks of the diners that’ll serve your Yuletide feast (and look after all the washing up).

All the taste and half the booze – here’s where to find Sydney’s best half-pour cocktails.

Local Knowledge
Buttery French toast filled with peanut butter sits on a menu alongside spaghetti, borscht and club sandwiches at this Hong Kong-style diner.

Coming soon
After six long years, this Coogee stalwart’s middle floor is opening, with a roaming vodka trolley, bumps of caviar and a tapas-and-wine bar.

On the move
This world-class inner-east bar is moving out of its current digs at the end of the month – get your banana wine fix before it’s too late.

Staying put
A Surry Hills diner that had to temporarily relocate after a fire is sticking around in its new home a bit longer – and it’s adding a Melbourne venue while it’s at it.