Food & Drink

Sydney Good Food Month 2019 Guide

Eat, drink, sleep, repeat.

After touring Brisbane, Canberra and Perth, now Sydney’s time has finally come and this October the city will be transforming into a culinary extravaganza. Over the month, Sydneysiders will be able to eat and drink their way through an impressive line-up at some of the most iconic restaurants and dishes by notable chefs.

Thankfully, we’ve done all the hard eating work and we’ve found 10 of the best events you should not miss this Good Food Month. So clear the calendar and let’s get eating!

Esquire Chef’s Tasting Experience

Opening earlier this year, Esquire is Queen Victoria Building’s newest bar and eatery. Joining Good Food Month celebrations for the first time, daily throughout October, Esquire will be treating Sydneysiders to a tasting experience like no other. If 10 of Esquire’s favourite dishes sound of interest, then this is for you. Guests will be able to eat through their seared steak tartare, crumbed sweetbreads and even the squid ink macaroni to name a few. Bookings essential.

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455 George Street, Sydney Daily in October, from 12pm and 5pm 75

Centennial Homestead Feast

Found nestled within Sydney’s Centennial Parklands, daily throughout October, guests to Centennial Homestead with find an awaiting feast for two. Available throughout the duration of lunch, guests will be able to indulge in casual dining overlooking the rolling green lawns. Expect Pressed Oxtail with beef marrow broth and speck sweet corn puree; as well as Smoked Yoghurt Watercress matched by two glasses of red wine – the perfect accompaniment as spring blossoms.

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Centennial Park Daily throughout October, 12 – 3pm 90 for two

Reign Bottomless Brunch

We present you with Reign, Esquire’s sister venue. Also opening earlier this year, for the first time Reign will be ruling the Sydney Good Food Month calendar with their Bottomless Brunch extravaganza – the perfect fit for every king or queen. Available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month, guests will be able to share a four-course feast accompanied by bottomless prosecco, sparkling rosé and G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon. As for the bites, expect duck liver mousse, pork fried rice, soy linseed toast with eggs and avocado as well as doughnuts to finish.

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455 George St, Sydney Saturdays and Sundays throughout October, 11am – 1pm or 1:30 – 3:30pm from $85

WILDfest

Get ready to explore your wild side with guest chef Lennox Hastie. Venture two hours out of Sydney’s bustling CBD and make your way to Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands for a one-day-only wild harvest feast. Overlooking Wingecarribee River, guests will have front-row seats to all the action as Lennox prepares dinner over an open fire. The feast, sourced from local farmers or freshly foraged, will be paired with award-winning local wines whilst accompanied by live music and local transfers from Bowral, Berrima and Moss Vale. Better yet, glamping packages are also available.

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Bungendore Rd, Moss Vale Saturday 5 October, 5 – 10pm 375

glass brasserie Sunday Brunch

Found inside the Hilton Sydney, each Sunday throughout October, Australian chef and restaurateur, Luke Mangan and his modern Australian establishment, glass brasserie, will be breaking the ice with guests by showcasing a five-course share Sunday brunch menu which includes bottomless Aperol spritz and French rosé. As for the dishes, guests will be treated with salmon rillettes, zucchini flowers, a crab omelette, spatchcock with pancetta and to finish, a key lime pie with meringue.

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488 George St, Sydney Sundays throughout October, 11:30am – 3:30pm 75

Shannon Martinez at Mary’s Underground

What’s up is now down below. After the first sitting sold out in record breaking-time, Good Food Month has now released a second release of tickets at Sydney’s Mary’s Underground. Led by Shannon Martinez – the queen of plant-based food, for one night only, Mary’s Underground will be presenting guests with a vegan shared menu paired with wine, music and beer. In true Mary’s and Shannon form, the night will be mixed with a Southern flavoured twist – this is one event not to miss. Bookings essential.

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7 Macquarie Pl, Sydney Thursday 10 October, 9:30pm – 12am 150

Night Noodle Markets

Of course, in true Good Food Month tradition, Sydney’s Night Noodle Markets will be returning for one week only in October. With free entry, guests to the Hyde Park food extravaganza can expect to see some of the most notable eateries from around town. Expect to taste your way through Bao Brothers, Chur Burger, Donut Papi, Flying Noodles, Gelato Messina, Hoy Pinoy, Johnny Bird, Kumokumo Souffle Pancakes, Let’s Do Yum Cha, Mr Bao, Puffle, Twistto, Waffleland and Wonderbao to name a few.

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Hyde Park Friday 11 – Friday 18 October Free Entry

Night Poodle Markets

Don’t be confused between the two, because this year Good Food Month and Night Noodle Markets didn’t want your trusted companion to miss out… For one night only on Saturday 12 October Hyde Park will be turning into a puppy frenzy with Night Poodle Markets. On top of the countless eateries, there’ll be a Night Poodle Markets photographer roaming around to grab a snap with you and your pooch. Plus, those who register beforehand will receive a treat from a local BARKery, The Doggie Bakery. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to NSW RSPCA. Register online from Tuesday 01 October.

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Hyde Park Saturday 12 October 5

Hiroyuki Sato at Icebergs Dining Room

If you’re looking for luxury this Good Food Month, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve found it. Hosted at Icebergs Dining Room, for one night only guests will be able to taste their way through Hiroyuki Sato’s most notable dishes. Known formerly by his work at Hakkoku (one of the hardest restaurants in the world to get a reservation at), Hiroyuki will be accompanied by Monty Koludrovic and 20 lucky guests who will be able to try over 20 courses of sushi accompanied by premium wine, sake and beer. Tickets include return luxury car transfers. Bookings essential.

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1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach Thursday 17 October, 1:30pm 1000

Pier at Cirrus

Hosted at Barangaroo’s Cirrus Dining, for one night only guests will embark on a six-course culinary journey thanks to industry legends, Greg Doyle and Grant King. The kitchen takeover will see some of Greg’s most notable dishes from Pier transformed just for Good Food Month. Pier, was featured on San Pellegrino’s Best 100 Restaurants in the World in 2009 as well as being famed for its three Chef Hats awarded in 2007. Renowned for also being one of Australia’s finest seafood restaurants, the night will include some of the finest seasonal produced showcased in new and innovative ways.

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23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo Tuesday 29 October, 6pm 180

For more information visit: Sydney Good Food Month

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