Sydney Restaurants are Opening & We've Got all the Details!

By: Haylie Gordon, 08 October 2021

Sydney is coming out of lockdown! Honestly, we never thought this day would come, but that doesn't mean that we haven't been preparing for it - quite the contrary! We have been keeping a close eye on all the things we've missed during lockdown and one of the main ones is definitely eating out at a restaurant. 

We're thrilled to revel in the joy with you that Sydney restaurants are opening as of Monday 11 October 2021 and are pulling out all the stops to welcome their dearly missed patrons with special deals, discounts, takeaway feasts, date night deals, gift boxes, and plenty more scrumptious offerings. 

Here's everything you can look forward to as Sydney restaurants reopen.

Sydney Restaurants Opening Offers

50% OFF Food and Drinks at Employee's Only

Famous for their dimly-lit New York-style cocktail bar and restaurant, offering psychic readings and burlesque entertainment in the heart of Sydney's CBD, Employees Only are offering 50% OFF the entire bill for all of October to celebrate reopening. You can now eat and drink all your Employee's Only favourites for half the price on Wednesday and Thursdays between 5-7 pm. Chin chin!

Cost: 50% Off all food and house drinks + EO classic cocktails, Wed & Thurs 5-7 pm.

WIN a $1,000 I Maccheroni Experience

I Maccheroni brings a secret slice of Italian heaven to Sydney. Michelin-star trained Chef, Marcello Farioli (formerly 10 William Street) pairs classic Italian recipes and local produce in a modern, yet authentically effortless menu. To celebrate coming out of lockdown, I Maccheroni are offering customers a chance to win a $1000 I Maccheroni experience for all of those who book a group of 10 before 7th October. 

Sugarlane Celebrates Their First Birthday With Takeaway Feasts!

It's been one year since Sugarlane has opened and what a fabulous year it's been! While the team at Sugarlane wish that their wonderful customers could celebrate with them in person, they've put together a few takeaway packages for everyone to enjoy. Choose from a feast package for 2 or a feast package for 4, for a limited time only. Each package includes all your Sugarlane favourites.

Sandoitchi Launches a Takeaway Feast Fit for a Family!

Sandoitchi takeaway
Feast on Sandoitchi's Family Sets. Image: supplied.


Darlinghurst’s favourite tiny Japanese eatery, Sandoitchi, has launched an ultra spectacular Sandoitchi Family Set, which is the perfect to-go for brunch at home or a Springtime picnic. The set includes all of your favourites: Wagyu Katsu Sando, Egg Sando, Wagyu Menchi & Bone Marrow Sando and the Strawberry Sando. Fans can pre-order via the website. Same-day orders are available. 

Say 'I Love You' With Foreign Return's New Date Night Feast

Foreign Return brings Surry Hills a treasure of age-old Indian recipes, modern Indian fare, and an edgy, Indian-inspired cocktail list. For date nights that need an extra bit of spice - Foreign Return’s new Date Night Feast is perfect. Including signature Chakna with Ghee Roast Mint Makhana, a DIY Raj Kachori Kit, Dilli Ka Butter Chicken & Goat Nihari for mains, and Fig & Pistachio Kulfi for dessert.

Each feast comes with a bottle of wine and a candle to set the mood.

Albi's Taverna Launch Premium Gift Boxes

Beachside eatery serving up flavours of Italy, Albi's Taverna in Cronulla have now added premium gift boxes to their online market! A few key highlights include: The Italian Pantry Essentials which comes with Verrigni Truffle Linguine, Cantucci Al Bergamotto Biscuits, Alici In EVOO, 6 Year Old Balsamic Vinegar, Smoked Maldon Salt and Rizzoli Tonno Rosa In Olive Oil. Or the Gentlemen’s Box which comes with a 2018 “Terre Della Costa” Sangiovese Emilia Romagna, Negroni Cocktail, Squid Ink Spaghetti, Black Truffle Oil, Sous-Vide Pork Belly, Sous- Vide Beef Shank, Sous -Vide Lamb Shoulder, Red Wine Jus 500ml, a cigar + more.  Whether you're spoiling a loved one, celebrating an occasion or simply treating yourself, Albi's has launched a range of gift boxes guaranteed to make your day feel extra special.

Stitch Bar are Back With the Ultimate Cocktail Classes

Stitch Bar
Stitch Bar are back with cocktail classes. Image: supplied.


Hidden behind a faux seamstress and down a grand staircase is Stitch Bar, regularly named one of the best bars in Sydney. To celebrate being able to see mates again, Stitch Bar have relaunched their private Cocktail Classes. Perfect for hens’ parties, team building, or just the long-overdue-catch up with friends. Roll up your sleeves and slap on an apron, their classes are a hands-on experience, with everyone getting a turn at shaking and stirring!

  • Cost: No. 1:  2 cocktails per person, learn a classic and a signature cocktail from the venue + some light snacks. $69 per person.

  • No. 2: 3 cocktails per person, including a mystery box team challenge, whereby students are able to put their newfound skills to work. $99 per person.

Both experiences are two hours guided by one of our expert tastemakers.

Welcome Back to Bondi's Most Exclusive Bottomless Brunch!

One of Bondi’s most beloved hospitality darlings, located directly across from our world-famous beach, The Pacific Club, Bondi Beach is open for reservations this October and welcomes the celebrations with Bottomless Brunch every Saturday. Perfect for all of the birthdays and date nights that were missed, Pacific Club’s two hours of overflowing Prosecco, spritz cocktails + selected wines from their award-winning wine list, is the perfect companion to a crafted spring-inspired four-course set menu.

Cost: $110pp including a four-course Set Menu Two Hour Bottomless Drinks Package Every Saturday from 12 pm.

Tasty Towns Gelato Launches in Rhodes!

Tasty Towns Gelato
Tasty Towns is opening in Rhodes. Image: supplied.


Brand new gelateria, Tasty Towns has officially announced it will open in Rhodes Central, giving locals a well-deserved moment of happiness through their handmade gelato, sorbet, stroopwafel and macarons, made in-store daily.

The menu includes classic gelato flavours such as hazelnut, pistachio and salted caramel, as well as popular flavours like cremino, milk tea and Dutch-inspired speculaas. In addition to gelato, The Gelateria will offer cookies, milkshakes and coffee, creating an all-day dining destination for those looking to enjoy the sweeter things in life. 

When: Now open 7 days a week 10 am - 8 pm
Where: Shop G18 / 6 Walker Street, Rhodes

Sydney Restaurants Now Taking Reservations

Manly Skiff Club
The Manly Skiff Club will be open from 11 October.


Monday, 11th October

Tuesday 12th October

Wednesday, 13th October

Tuesday, 19th October

Wednesday, 20th October

What Else is Making News?

Our Favourite Jacaranda Festival is Back!
A New Nature Playground for Sydney
New Caramilk Donuts from Krispy Kreme


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