Forgive me folks, for another Coming Soon post coming rather late.
It was all hot news last month but now the reviews (and delicious) photos have started rushing in over the degustation-only Sixpenny of Stanmore. Opened by Dan Puskas and James Parry the little Percival Street shop exudes faint wafts of Noma charm and offers diners the choice of a 6 ($105) or 8 ($125) course degustations with wine.
Another debut is the almost month old Spencer Guthrie, the little 30 seater restaurant is pushing a succinct organic menu with Troy Spencer and Oliver Guthrie weaving their sustainable philosophy through the fit-out as well as the food.
Newtown locals wanting a bit of difference can now switch their bacon and eggs for a breakfast burrito or cornbread at Silverbean.
As those poor folks who’ve tried to get a table at Billy Kwong‘s any time later than say…5 minutes past 6 will know, this means finding yourself queuing at the no reservations venue for over an hour. Luckily you’ll be delighted to hear Kylie is hosting an event with bookings (hurrah!) to get back in touch with her roots and the casual Chinese Sunday brunch scene; for $37.50 you’ll get to sit down for a communal three course set lunch.
Berta has been holding sagra dinners for over a year now and Spiedo are joining the celebrations too. Twice a month they’ll be hosting the 5-course seasonal produce themed dinners. While ‘figs’ and ‘rice’ have passed we can still look forward to ‘tomato’ (21, 24th April), polenta (22, 26th May), potato (5, 9th June) and ‘beetroot’ (17, 21st July).
And of course who can escape the news that Matt Moran has expanded his empire once again. This time with Peter Sullivan on board the duo have opened Chiswick a beautiful country styled restaurant amongst the gardens of Woollahra. The kitchen have their own garden and are experimenting with serving food on salt plates – how progressive! Models and ladies of leisure have been scrambling to get a table so maybe wait a while for the hullabaloo to subside before paying a visit.