New openings
A hole-in-the-wall pakora and chai bar has opened in a CBD laneway. It serves just four items – and it’s 100-per-cent vegan.

The owners of this inner-west eatery never meant to open a cafe – but they did, and now they’re winning over punters with matcha-brûlée pancakes and miso-dressed avocado on toast.

A famous Sydney laksa is now available at a second CBD venue – same recipe, same price and shorter queues (for now).

Fancy choosing your very own side of beef, having it dry-aged and throwing a party for 15 of your closest friends to help you eat it? We’ve found just the place.

When one door closes, another opens – or in this case the same door, as an inner-east seafood favourite is replaced by an early-’90s stalwart.

Good fish, excellent chips and a solid fish burger – this new fish and chippery ticks all the boxes.

Last chance
Some killer Sydney restaurants have announced they’ll be closing imminently. Here’s your must-try-before-they-shut list.

Very happy hours
From $2 glasses of (very good) wine to itsy $5 Martinis and $10 Negronis, here’s where to drink if your bank account is down to double digits.

Local Knowledge
This tiny, counter-only bakery churns out some of the best Portuguese tarts in Sydney.