The 7 hottest new restaurant openings in Sydney

Paper Planes – Bondi

Nestled beside Sonoma and Miss Chu in the new Bondi Beach complex is Paper Planes. Under Head chef Jin Kung, the menu features modern Japanese dishes. The fit out is cool with the roof lined with skateboard decks and aluminium origami.

The Grounds of Alexandria

Holistic cafes are popping up everywhere around Sydney but The Grounds of Alexandria is the crème de la crème of this new trend. They roast their own beans, the ingredients on the menu are sourced from their own organic kitchen garden and the cafe is encased in a rustic, industrial and heritage-listed warehouse in Sydney’s west.


A degustation-only menu at Sixpenny may be brave choice in these tough hospitality times but with chefs’ Dan Puskas and James Parry behind the venture, the boys will be sure to pull it off. Replacing Stanmore stalwart The Codfather, Sixpenny’s interior is simple, yet elegant, with wooden tabletops and warm-toned hues.

Buffalo Dining Club

From the boys behind Table for 20 and uber-cool Sticky Bar, both in Surry Hills, it really is no surprise that Buffalo Dining Club is a little different. With 90 per cent of its menu featuring buffalo milk products, this is a fresh new concept for the Darlinghurst dining scene.


Located in the stunning surrounds of Chiswick Gardens in Woollahra, Chiswick is the latest venture from Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. The menu embraces a simple approach with a range of dishes – from seafood to Matt Moran’s famous lamb – designed for sharing.

Little H

Not quite a new restaurant but Surry Hills’ favourite Bar H has opened Little H. Open for lunch, Little H’s menu looks lovely.

Bondi Picnic

With Little Marionette Coffee, sweet treats from Luxe and a cool, breezy vibe, Bondi Picnic is a great little addition to the Bondi social scene. With a couple of big names behind the venture, including Bondi Icebergs’ Andrew Crabbe, Bondi Picnic is set to rally up a loyal local following fast.

Anna Lisle


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