5 new restaurants to try this August

There’s no shortage of outstanding places to eat in Sydney, that’s for certain! But, if you are crunched for time and on the hunt for fun, flavour, creativity and a world-class culinary experience at some of the upcoming bangers (restaurants) in Sydney, keep reading. 

I have been seeing venues like the lavish French Manon Brasserie, the sophisticated Blackwood Bondi venue, the team over at Aalia, Whalebridge and the seasonally-driven menu flaunted across Locale in Bronte, all pop up across my feed and I cannot wait to try every single one of them.

Manon Brasserie

5 new restaurants to try - Sydney's table - Manon

Based in the heart of the city at the glitzy QVB, is French Manon Brasserie. The perfect French restaurant you need to try in Sydney, especially if you are into indulging in delectable food in a prime people-watching vibey corner, just how you would imagine it to be in Paris. 

With a menu centred around the classic French dishes like traditional pastries, baguettes, snail meurette, and both croques madame et monsieur taking centre stage, there is also a glamourous raw bar which includes everything fresh from oysters to caviar. 

Visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this *boujee* new venue, the perfect eat-out session if you are wanting something truly sophisticated, appetising and French. 

Check them out on Instagram @manonbrasserie
wesbite: manonbrasserie.com.au
Queen Victoria Building, 55/455 George St Sydney

Blackwood Bondi

5 new restaurants to try - Sydney's table - blackwood bondi

Founders of Cronulla’s famous brunch joint Blackwood Pantry, Daniel Sorridimi, Rob Lechowicz and Paul Pisani have done it again with Bondi’s hottest new venue smack bang across the road from the beach. 

From their staple, all-day breakfast and lunch menus including Moreton Bay bug Sandos, chargrilled split prawns, poke bowls, and their epic “Green Goddess” salad to their sundown beverages like the Negronis and spritz, the whole vibe, seasonal menu and live music once the sunset hits – is the perfect combination for an epic dining out session for Sydney-siders. 

Check them out on Instagram @blackwoodbondi
website blackwoodhospitality.com.au
Shop 3 87-89 Glenayr Ave Bondi Beach, 2026 NSW


5 new restaurants to try - Sydney's table - aalia

If you are wanting to try true and historic Middle-Eastern dishes, Executive Chef Paul Farag and his culinary team have done an improbable job at transporting you to the corners of Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey with every bite. This new 150-seat restaurant offers to take diners on a journey whipping up dishes like cod masgouf, almond-crusted john dory, lamb neck shawarma and dry-aged wagyu rib that is carefully paired with a sophisticated cocktail list that uses ingredients like halva, turmeric and tamarind. 

Check them out on Instagram @aaliarestaurant
website aaliarestaurant.com
Shop 7- 8 25 Martin Place Sydney, 2000 NSW


5 new restaurants to try - Sydney's table - whalebridge

Perched on the edge of the Circular Quay where almost every corner of the French-style venue has views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, is Whalebridge. 

What was once an amenity block is now a converted seaside nook that hosts a delectable French-accented menu. Diners can treat themselves to dishes like the twice-baked souffle, lobster thermidor or freshly caught lobster whilst soaking in Sydney’s stunning seaside. 

Check them out on Instagram @whalebridge
website whalebridge.com.au
8 & 10 Circular Quay East Sydney, 2000 NSW


5 new restaurants to try - Sydney's table - locale bronte

If it’s a new beachside local perched in glorious Bronte, look no further than Locale. The airy venue comfortably seats more than 80 people and is one for the books in terms of aesthetics, coastal vibes and delicious food. 

From gourmet burgers, toasties and jam-packed burritos to pan-seared snapper and prawn linguine, this new local gem is open for business and already seeing it classed as a new favourite amongst Bronte-goers.

Check them out on Instagram @locale.bronte
website localebronte.com.au
127 Macpherson St, Bronte NSW 2024