Time Out Sydney magazine this month

The only people who love to eat more than the staffers here at Time Out are, well, you – our loyal readers and the people of Sydney. The city’s restaurant scene is among the best in the world, and after a year of meals, we’ve unveiled the winners of this year’s Food Awards. The breadth of talent and creativity displayed by our nine winners is truly impressive – from our inaugural Chef of the Year victor to the left-of-centre People’s Choice winner and the restaurant so nice, we awarded it twice. Grab your diaries and start your bookings.

Of course, there’s more to do in Sydney than simply eat. The new opera season is just around the corner, and in our new issue we meet some of the grande dames you’re likely to see in attendance at most shows. They’re truly fabulous, and our photo gallery will put a smile on your face. We also mark the 20th anniversary of Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with reminiscences from some of the cast and crew responsible for creating two of Australia’s most successful and beloved films.
Also this month, we have a preview of the Festivalists’ new late-night party Hijinks, which will take over the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium; meet some of the artists who’ll be displaying their work at the MCA’s new Primavera exhibition; revisit one of the city’s most highly regarded fine-dining establishments, and take a shopping stroll down the southern end of Newtown’s King Street. Which, I might add, is the perfect way to burn off a few calories from one of the many delicious meals you’re probably going to be compelled to eat once you’ve torn through our issue.

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. Time Out Food Award winners

They’re all here – and if you haven’t tried what they’re offering yet, you’d better get in quick. We’re celebrating chip-stuffed gyros, prog-Finnish set menus and one seriously amazing banana split. Hope you’re hungry.

2. Ladies of the opera

Who are those fabulous women swanning around the lobby before the show, anyway? Time Out went to a show and found out a bit more.

3. Cho Cho San

Sure, you’ll want to eat at all the restaurants who were won and nominated for our Food Awards. And you’ll also want to stop in at this Potts Point newcomer, which is offering up exciting eats and a good time.

4. Comedy of terrors

We talked to Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement about playing a vampire in the hilarious new mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows… and got the final word on the Conchords’ alleged breakup.

5. Top five: Sydney Fringe

There are 300-plus shows at this year’s annual month-long celebration of all things out of the ordinary. Where to start? Try our handful of suggestions.

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.