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Gather on Kensington Street

This free three-day festival is showing off some of the best food and wine the region has to offer.
By Sarah Templeton
May 31, 2022
By Sarah Templeton
May 31, 2022

A food and wine festival coming to Sydney's Kensington Street this weekend is bringing new meaning to the term 'street food', with food stalls and special restaurant menus taking over the area for three days.

Part of the NSW Government's $50 million CBD Revitalisation Program, Gather on Kensington St is a streetwide three-day fiesta for food lovers, celebrating the best food of Chippendale and wines from across NSW.

Across the weekend, pop-up bars and cellar doors will be pouring wines from local wineries like Vinden, Mercer and M&J Becker, while bars like Handpicked Cellar Door, Gin Lane and Cartel are on cocktail duty.

Food stalls set to line the street include Kensington Street faves Automata, Holy Duck and Andiamo.

There will also be live entertainment and ticketed events for true foodies. You might choose to learn how to wine and cheese like a pro on Friday, before indulging in a tequila and margarita masterclass on Saturday. If you're a fan of fresh seafood champagne and leisurely Italian style lunching (who isn't?) Head along to Olio's seafood brunch with Merck Watts on Sunday — barbecued scallops, octopus, squid and prawns, and bowls of crab and 'nduja gnocchetti are all on the menu.

Gather on Kensington St is free to attend and family friendly, with dishes starting from $7. On your way in, purchase a $7 reusable wine tasting glass and be treated to two samples from your favourite winemakers to really get the party started. If wine isn't your thing, you won't go thirsty: there will be beers from Better Beer, non-alcoholic offerings from NON and a range of drinks from Sip'er.

Festivities kick off at 5pm on Friday, June 3, then run from 12-10pm on Saturday, June 4 and the same hours on Sunday, June 5. Head along hungry and ready to sample some of the best food and drink the region has to offer.

The Gather on Kensington St team

Top image: Olio

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