Food & Drink

Australia’s Top Restaurant Openings in November

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Australians, come November, you (and your tummies) will be blessed with the opening of some incredible restaurants including an eclectic Japanese restaurant focusing on intimate degustations, a charming underground steakhouse hitting up Sydney’s CBD and even a 140-year-old venue that’s revamped in the west!

Eat, drink, you know the rest.

City Beer Hall

Perth, if you’re looking for the newest watering hole, we’ve found it! We present you with City Beer Hall, Perth’s newest November opening that is set to attract beer enthusiasts and Perth foodies alike. Keeping up with the ever on demand traditional German beer hall frenzy, City Beer Hall marries a successful combination of a social hub and watering hole all in one. Found inside an incredible art deco building, City Beer Hall boasts an impressive lineup of independent beer taps including local favourites and internationally famed brews. Catering for all, this newest established stocks an array of handpicked wines from Margaret River, Barossa Valley and Provence to name a few. In between sips, this newest precinct will see a range of European bites available which is perfect for all occasions from birthday celebrations to modern dinners, work functions and even drinks with friends.


City Beer Hall – 16 Milligan St, Perth  6000, WA


The Gidley

The team duo behind Sydney’s Liquid & Larder, James Bradley and Warren Burns, have announced the much-awaited details of their newest prodigy, The Gidley which is set to light up the basement of King Street in Sydney mid-November. Heading downstairs, guests will be welcomed into the classic steakhouse led by head chef Pip Pratt (Bistecca) dishing up a combination of prime rib-roast, American-style burgers and even deboned chicken served on a searing-hot iron plate. As for the tipples, Bistecca’s Alice Massaria will have that under control with a variety of vintages, classics and of course, cocktails. Embellished in leather lounges, private dining rooms and rich timber furnishings, this is one to add to your list.


The Gidley – 161 King St, Sydney 2000, NSW


Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge

Originally opening their doors mid 2016, come Friday 15 November, the much beloved Hacienda Sydney will be relaunched as Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge. Of course, Hacienda’s vision and aphorism will still remain the same, but Hyde brings its reputation as an award-winning nightlife and restaurant brand internationally. But, come to their rebirth, Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge will now offer guests superior table service, private booth hire, weekend DJ’s, bar theatrics, exclusive event packages and a premium beverage offering. Not to forget, the South American inspired bar will also see a reinvention of a new cocktail menu designed by Sweet&Chilli’s Tim Philips-Johansson – one of Australia’s finest bartenders, as well as a new food menu created by newly appointed executive chef, Steven Hartert.


Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge – Level 3, 61 Macquarie St, Sydney 2000, NSW


Kuro Bar & Dining

Sydneysiders, if you’re looking for the newest intimate venue to enjoy a degustation, look no further than Kent Street’s Kuro opening in November. Honouring Japanese design and culture, Kuro, led by Taka Teramoto, will see two dining experiences available for guests for both lunch and dinner. The chef’s table wraps around the open kitchen and offers only 10 guests a fine dining degustation which pairs gracefully with the wine selected by sommelier Wanaka Teramoto. Visitors can expect seared wagyu tartare, warm peas with fresh stracciatella and raw squid sashimi with lemon myrtle to name a few. For a more relaxed feel, Kuro Bar & Dining led by head chef Nobu Maruyama will focus on a seasonal shared menu recreating and reimagining classic Japanese and Asian flavours. Regardless of your dining option, guests will certainly be spoilt for choice with Kuro’s signature cocktail list that includes Japanese whisky, gin, Shōchū, sake as well as Japanese draught beer.

Perthlings, you’ve heard it here first – The Royal Hotel is opening its doors once again! Built in 1882, come November, the William and Wellington Street venue will be a Perth city favourite after the near 12-month renovation. Heritage-listed, the 140-year-old grand dame has been spruced by Milieu Creative to blend a charismatic mix of history, originality and of course a few contemporary features. Overlooking Yagan Square, visitors to The Royal Hotel will see an array of spaces to enjoy including a corner saloon, restaurant, two bars, a private dining room, an event/function space and of course, their iconic verandah.


Cnr William and Wellington St, Perth 6000, WA


Toppi Martin Place

The team behind Eastern Suburbs dining institution Bar M (formerly Bar Machiavelli) are set to open Toppi Martin Place, a vibrant late-night Italian restaurant. The restaurant celebrates two generations of female culinary leaders, offering Sydney CBD a fun and elegant spot to eat, drink and socialise. Their menu will feature an elevated Pasta Bar, where the signature house-made pasta will be theatrically prepared in front of guests. Toppi will also feature a cocktail bar, serving up drinks and mixed plates for those in-between-meetings moments. The wine list will house local and international staples, while the cocktail list goes wild on your taste buds. Expect the doors to swing open this November.


Toppi Martin Place – 60 Martin Pl, Sydney 2000, NSW


Feature image: Kuro Bar & Dining Restaurant. Image supplied

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