Good Food Month is returning to Sydney in October with over 180 delicious events, inspiring talks, chef collaborations and not-to-be missed experiences. This year, the deliciously-packed programme draws on the inspiration that fuels this city and spins it on its head, inviting bon vivants to re-imagine Sydney’s buzzing food scene over 31 flavour-packed days.

Venessa Cowell, Director of Food Events, Fairfax Media says “Good Food Month is so much more than what lands on your plate.”

That el pastor taco you’re eating? That savoury croissant stuffed with spanner crab? They weren’t spun out of thin air; they’re the product of wild adventures and travels, the memories of family meals, the mentors who led the way and what’s happening on the streets at this very moment,” says Venessa.

“Our 2017 program celebrates everything that goes into producing a dish and the memories that are created once you taste it.”

This year’s Good Food Month introduces Sydney to Hyde Park Palms, an inspiring and vibrant event hub that will transport guests outside of the every day, commencing October 5 and finishing October 22. Designed by acclaimed interior design firm Caroline Beresford Design, the Palm Springs-inspired precinct will play host to an array of exciting events. It will feature talks with culinary great Marco Pierre White, a pumping California-Mexican party by Mitch Orr and Dan Hong, lycra-clad morning dance classes and Sydney’s best brunch feasts.

Good Food Month's Night Noodle Market at Hyde Park

Good Food Month’s Night Noodle Market Citi VIP section at Hyde Park. Image: Supplied

Also kicking off on October 5 is the ever-anticipated Night Noodle Markets at Hyde Park, setting Sydney alight with the smells, sights and sounds of forty sizzling stalls. Food-lovers can feast on signature dishes and innovative new tastes from the likes of Din Thai Fung, House of Crabs, Indu, Chur Burger, Gelato Messina and Black Star Pastry. The atmosphere will serve up dancers, DJs and live music. To make things quick and easy, the markets are also cash-free so guests can spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the night.

The much-loved Let’s Do Lunch joins the programme once again, opening up Sydney’s best lunch offerings at a specially curated price. Sydney institutions Aria and Jonah’s Whale Beach join new players like Rockpool Dining Group’s Jade Temple for Sydney’s favourite spring pastime.

Citi Australia celebrates its ninth year as presenting partner of the Good Food Month programme and to celebrate their proud partnership, Citi is giving visitors to the Night Noodle Markets the chance to win a unique culinary experience with Citibank Dining Program Ambassador Gary Mehigan when they snap and share their experience on Instagram.

“Citi customers can also access a range of exclusive benefits including the popular Citi VIP space at the Night Noodle Markets,” Tanya said.

To check out the full programme and to get tickets, visit

What: Good Food Month 2017
When: October 1-31
More info here.