• Justin Hemmes’s first “serious” restaurant has a cocktail bar beneath it.

• There’s a new seaside dumpling and cocktail-focussed restaurant; an interesting prospect even before you find out it uses native-Australian produce.

• Mediterranean yum cha trolleys are a thing, and rolling around this European market and restaurant in Waterloo.

• Straw required: supersized soup dumplings land in Sydney.

• Find self-serve soft serve and Japanese booze and sodas at Ume Burger in Barangaroo.

• Sydney’s newest food truck is an izakaya on wheels.