David Tsireka’s Greek restaurant 1821 has a plush new basement venue, Bar Odessa downstairs. It’s Catherine the Great meets stark, Stalinist bunker.

Banskia is no longer starved of a good steak. A gastro pub just opened with hearty Irish stews and roasts.

Comida takes the place of Paradise Road Diners in North Bondi. Just when you’ve decided it’s a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, they go and serve you a modern-American burger.

A vegan-only home delivery service is now live. Because plant-eaters deserve to be lazy too.

Surry Hills gets a little French bistro with a beautiful courtyard out back. Finally, an opening that isn’t trying to prove anything beyond the classics.

The Dolphin has launched a new aperitivo hour with $5 snacks and drinks.