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By Concrete Playground
March 08, 2020
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New Sydney Openings to Put in Your Diary

The newbies we're counting the days for.
By Concrete Playground
March 08, 2020
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  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's World-Famous Lune Croissanterie Is Finally Opening a Sydney Store

    Prepare for queues — some of the world's best croissants are heading north.

  • Food & Drink

    Waverley's Much-Loved Wholegreen Bakery Is Opening a Completely Gluten-Free Cafe in the CBD

    That means gluten-free croissants, danishes, sausage rolls and sandwiches could be your new go-to work lunch.

  • Food & Drink

    The World's Best Female Chef Clare Smyth Is Opening a Restaurant in Sydney

    Smyth runs a two Michelin star-restaurant in London and cooked at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

  • Food & Drink

    Philter Is (Finally) Opening a Brewery and Taproom in an Old Marrickville Yoghurt Factory

    The inner west craft beer mecca will welcome Philter into its fold come early 2020.

  • Food & Drink

    Kylie Kwong Is Opening a Cantonese-Australian Restaurant in Sydney's New South Eveleigh Precinct

    The acclaimed chef will also act as the precinct's ambassador, leading a diverse lineup of food and cultural events throughout the year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stylish US Chain Ace Hotel Is Opening Its First Australian Outpost in Sydney

    The 18-storey development will feature 264 rooms, a ground-floor lobby bar, and rooftop bar and restaurant.

  • Travel & Leisure

    MONA's Ambitious Giant Five-Star Hotel Is One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

    David Walsh's plans for Motown hotel include indoor and outdoor theatres, a giant library and a spa designed by James Turrell.

  • Food & Drink

    Four Pillars Is Opening a Distillery and Small Bar in Surry Hills

    The Crown Street 'Drinks Lab' will produce small batches of gin, host masterclasses and serve up cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    A Pokemon-Inspired Bar Is Popping Up in Australia So You Can Catch 'Em All Over a Cocktail

    The Pokebars will pop up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with themed food, cocktails and 'battles'.

  • Food & Drink

    The World's Best Chef Massimo Bottura Is Opening a Restaurant in Sydney

    He's teaming up with OzHarvest to open a restaurant for the city's vulnerable communities — and possibly the general public.

  • Design & Style

    Marrickville Metro Will Score a Massive New Dining Precinct as Part of a $140 Million Upgrade

    A neighbouring abandoned warehouse will be transformed into a new food precinct with fresh food markets and a Coles 'black label' concept store.

  • Design & Style

    This Is What the Relocated Powerhouse Museum Will Look Like in 2023

    The Ultimo museum is moving to Parramatta — for the cool sum of $645 million.

  • Food & Drink

    US Bakery Chain Cinnabon Is Bringing Its Sticky Scrolls to Australia

    The first two outposts will open in Queensland later this year, with many more to follow in other states.

  • Design & Style

    Waterloo Is Getting a New Five-Building Residential Development with Its Own Japanese Dining Precinct

    Mastery by Crown Group will have a diverse spread of eateries to complement its luxury, Japanese-designed residences.

  • Food & Drink

    This Is What the Huge New Sydney Fish Market Will Look Like in 2023

    The new $250 million precinct will boast a curved scale-like roof, a waterside promenade and a new ferry stop.

  • Design & Style

    Surry Hills Shopping Village Is Set to Undergo a Drastic Modern Redevelopment

    The designs for the redevelopment — which includes the addition of 157 apartments — have just been released.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Surry Hills Is Getting a New Multimillion-Dollar Boutique Laneway Hotel

    The 12-storey hotel will have a basement swimming pool, plant-filled rooftop and in-house restaurant and bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Hamburger Haven Huxtaburger Will Open 20 New Stores Across Australia

    It's aiming to open more stores in Vic, WA, the ACT and NSW over the next four years — and has plans to expand across Asia, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Japan's Much-Loved MOS Burger Is Set to Open More Stores Across Australia

    After testing the waters with six stores in Queensland, the Japanese chain will open 100 eateries in the next five years.

  • Design & Style

    This 79-Storey Sydney Skyscraper Could Soon Be the City's Tallest Residential Building

    The 270-metre-tall mixed-use tower will be constructed in the current George Street Event Cinemas space.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Hotel Is Returning to Sydney as Part of a Luxury Darling Harbour Development

    The development, set to open in 2020, will house an IMAX theatre and an infinity pool with views across the city.

  • Design & Style

    Sydney's CBD Is Getting a 50-Storey Glass Skyscraper

    The 200-metre-tall tower is part of a $2.7 billion Quay Quarter Sydney precinct.

  • Food & Drink

    Rockpool and Sake to Open New Restaurants in Parramatta

    Australian hospitality empire Rockpool Dining Group will open two of their cornerstone restaurants at upcoming dining and entertainment precinct 8 Phillip Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Inner West Is Getting a New Foodie Precinct

    A curated mix of eating, dining and shopping options is coming to Summer Hill's old flour mill.

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