Time Out Sydney magazine this month

The revitalisation of Redfern has been an ongoing process—and it can sometimes seem as if no two people can agree on what it all means for the neighbourhood. Redfern has long held a particularly fraught place in the minds of too many Sydneysiders; it was only in the last decade that a committed clutch of merchants and developers gave it a proper second look.

So the Time Out team went for a visit and walked its streets—a classic urban combination of grace and grit—to find out what’s worth visiting, who’s worth meeting and where’s worth spending your money on great meals and well-mixed drinks. We also asked local resident Stephanie Wood to share some thoughts on the changes that have altered not only how the city now sees Redfern, but also how Redfern now sees itself. It’s a thoughtful and important read.

Also this month, we talk to Angus and Julia Stone about their surprising reunion and new album; uncover places and activities around Sydney that work a treat for old-school date nights; talk to former PM Malcolm Fraser ahead of his Festival of Dangerous Ideas appearance and visit five of the best brow bars in town. Plus: an interview with Morgan Freeman, a preview of White Rabbit Gallery’s fifth-anniversary show, a review of the revamped Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and an interview with the creative forces behind Belvoir St Theatre’s new version of A Doll’s House. Clear your diaries—there’s plenty to do in Sydney this month. Added bonus: the days are only getting longer.

Nicholas Fonseca Editor

Media enquiries and requests for comments on Sydney: nicholas.fonseca@au.timeout.com


Five reasons to buy Time Out this month

1. Redfern now

There has never been a better time to get out and explore what’s happening in this dynamic suburb reborn. Time Out team introduces you to four colourful local characters; maps out a path for eating and drinking the neighbourhood and shares ten must-dos if you want to have fun in the ‘fern.

2. Time Out Food Awards nominees

They’re here! After a year of intensive research (seriously—so many meals…), our ace food and drinks team has compiled its list of Sydney’s best restaurants, cafés, diners, chefs and more. Be sure to vote in the People’s Choice Award category—and if you’re really keen, get your ticket for the big night.

3. Captive snacks

Headed to the footy? Waiting on a delayed flight? Watching the dogs at the track? You’ve probably worked up an appetite—but not all food stands are created equal. Our handy guide will help you make the most of what’s on offer at the city’s transport hubs and sporting grounds.

4. Best indie bookshops

Looking for something good to read? Want to support the little guy? You’re living in the right city. Check out our rundown of 10 great (non-chain) bookstores where we think you’ll want to get lost in the stacks.

5. Seven Sunday roasts

Beef up the end of your weekend (and raise a glass to the last month of a pretty balmy winter) with a hearty meal – from pork belly to pulled lamb, roast beef to flank steak, we chewed through the city until we found the best pub roasts around.

Plus there are all the usual lovingly curated sections on Museums and Art, Around Town, Music, Comedy, Kids, Food and Drink, Nightlife, Performing Arts, Music, Time In and Film at your fingertips. Summer may be over, but that's no excuse to stay in – get out there and have a ball.