Food & Drink

Australia’s Top Restaurant Openings In October

Gyusha. Image: Steven Woodburn

With the weather warming up, it’s time to feast.

This October, Australia will receive six new restaurants, serving up their own style of tasty dishes. From Italian to Japanese, you’ll be heartily satisfied. And without further ado, here they are:

Toppi Martin Place, NSW

The team behind Eastern Suburbs dining institution Bar M (formerly Bar Machiavelli) are set to open Toppi in 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 October.


Toppi Martin Place – 60 Martin Pl, Sydney


WingHAÜS by Bavarian, QLD

Welcome to WingHAÜS by Bavarian, a wing-packed, sauce-smacked spin-off of Australia’s fun-loving The Bavarian family. It fuses eight variations of sauce-doused, American-inspired chicken wings alongside other treats and snacks, 40 taps of beer and a boisterous, sports-bar vibe thanks to a bank of 30 TVs that can screen multiple games simultaneously. Inspired by the chicken wing’s cult status in the US and The Bavarian’s own famous buffalo wings, WingHAÜS by Bavarian offers a range of buffalo wings, fried wings and boneless chicken tenders in servings of 10, 15, 20, 50, or 100 pieces. WingHAÜS by Bavarian is scheduled to open on Edward Street in Brisbane in early October.


WingHAÜS by Bavarian – 1/144 Edward St, Brisbane City


The Stables, WA

One of Perth’s most iconic venues is getting a massive refurbishment after six years of buzzing on Hay Street. The Stables will add to its rustic space by building a two-level expansion at the front which will include a street front bistro and basement bar. The extension will increase capacity from 500 to 675, just in time to welcome new guests for the opening of Perth’s only, Art Series Hotel. The exceptional food will remain relatively the same, featuring specialised dishes like Shark Bay Crab Risotto and Octopus Karaage. The refurbishment will be completed in October.


The Stables – 888 Hay St, Perth


Gyūsha, NSW

Gyūsha. Image: Steven Woodburn

Gyūsha. Image: Steven Woodburn

Gyūsha (pronounced “Giew-sha”) is Chippendale’s newest Japanese yakiniku restaurant and retail meat shop. They share a paddock to plate concept, bringing high quality wagyu beef directly from the local family farm for customers to choose and grill themselves at their BBQ table. Or if you prefer the comfort of cooking in your own home, you’re more thjan welcome to take it home to cook. In addition to the family produced wagyu beef, there will also be a selection of wagyu beef from other Australian producers to showcase the differences in the meat’s marbling, texture and flavour. Gyūsha will also serve up Japanese wagyu beef. Wagyu aside, these guys will also be cooking a menu of Japanese curries, don, shabu shabu, sandos, sushi and sashimi. Although they opened their doors late September – we just couldn’t pass up the mention!


Gyūsha – Shop 7, 6 Central Park Ave, Chippendale


Bathers’ Pavilion, NSW

Bather's Pavilion. Image: Steven Woodburn

Bather’s Pavilion. Image: Steven Woodburn

Balmoral’s beachfront is set to shine with the opening of Bathers’ Pavilion this October after a significant transformation. The grand dame of the north shore plans to deliver the best of coastal dining in Australia through several new concepts that range from beach snacks right through to fine dining. Sumptuous new lounge and bar areas for 32 people pour into the centre of the heritage building alongside the new all-day Bathers’ Bistro and second casual private dining space, The Sunroom. The completely refreshed Bathers’ Pavilion fine dining restaurant will also showcase a special Chef’s Table for 12.  For the first time, the incredible panoramic first floor Louis Roederer Terrace opens to the public on Sundays for lunch and forms part of the refurbished functions level the remainder of the week. Expect their doors to swing open on Friday 4 October – perfect for the long weekend festivities.


Bather’s Pavilion – 4 The Esplanade, Mosman


Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails, WA

Render of bar at Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails. Image supplied

Render of bar at Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails. Image supplied

The Adnate Hotel in Perth will be playing host to the new opening of HYDE Kitchen + Cocktails, in partnership with the leading hospitality group sbe. HYDE Perth Kitchen + Cocktails will be Perth’s chicest restaurant and bar, boasting an outdoor pool, sun loungers and DJ decks. Casual by day, classy by night, this laid-back venue, with music and entertainment at its core will be a playground for after-work drinks or long, lazy lunches with friends or colleagues. So what can you look forward to? There’s a lot to choose from the wide-roaming menu of familiars and favourites such as street-food snacks, to hearty mains, pizzas and an entire bottomless fries menu. Peru-born, Moroccan-travelled chef Danny Sanchez has crisscrossed the Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey and Morocco) to produce an unbelievably distinctive and delicious menu. And better yet, wash it all down with some sensational cocktails.


HYDE Perth Kitchen + Cocktails –  Level 1, 900 Hay St, Perth


Feature image: Gyūsha. Photographed by Steven Woodburn. Image supplied.

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