Sydney’s gourmet dining scene is fast becoming one of the best in the world, with some of the city’s chefs leaving their mark on the world’s best restaurant lists. If you love great food and wine, you are in for a treat when visiting Sydney.
Sydney is home to more than 40 chef hatted restaurants, with some of the best being:
Marque: 4/5/355 Crown St, Surry Hills
Led by head chef Mark Best, Marque was named The Australian Gourmet Traveller Best Restaurant of 2012 and with its classic French menu that includes some of the best Australian produce, it’s not hard to see why. Marque pushes the boundaries when it comes to cuisine, ensuring you are in for a memorable meal.
Apartment complex development company, Meriton, has bought a prime site on Sydney’s northern beaches.
According to The Australian, more than $50 million is believed to have been paid for the Dee Why Town Centre site, which it plans to turn into a $340 million apartment, retail and office complex.
There is always something happening in Sydney and you can always find an event to suit your mood. From candle making classes to theatre and film presentations, you’ll never be bored on a visit to Sydney.
Here’s a look at what you can expect in the coming months:
The Magic Flute – Mozart: January – March
Julie Taymor has brought Mozart’s classic opera The Magic Flute, along with its colourful moving set, to the Opera House for various dates throughout January, February and March. With an impressive line up of Australian opera singers, as well as giant puppets, spectacular costumes and flying children, this is an opera not to be missed.
Queensland is experiencing its best start to the summer holiday season in almost ten years. According to the Courier Mail, tourist numbers are way up on the last few years. It seems to be all thanks to consistently good weather and a low Aussie dollar, making domestic holidays more attractive than going overseas.
Coastal hot spots such as the Sunshine and Gold Coasts are really humming, with accommodation fully booked and restaurants and tour operators reaping the rewards of TV advertising targeting the southern states.
Strawberries are one of Australia’s favourite foods for cooling off this summer, and now there’s a study to prove it.
A survey by the SilverNeedle Hospitality group, as part of its Cool Summer campaign, asked Aussies to rate their favourite ways of staying cool this summer.
If you’re a golfer visiting Sydney, this guide provides a snapshot of the world-class golf courses at your fingertips, along with the nearest Meriton Serviced Apartments to make your stay complete.
Where to stay
Meriton Serviced Apartments, Parramatta – situated in George Street on the banks of the Parramatta River, within easy walking distance of Parramatta CBD. These 202 luxury oversized apartments provide all the comforts of home plus all the facilities of a five-star hotel, including indoor pool, spa, sauna and gym. Boasting a modern contemporary new look after a multi-million dollar refurbishment, Meriton Serviced Apartments are the ideal place to stay and play in Parramatta. . .
Nearly five million people call Sydney home and when you combine the beauty of the city with the number of things to see and do, it’s not hard to understand why. When you next visit the coastal city, make sure you get the best out of your trip by visiting some of these places.
Sydney Harbour is a natural playground for locals and tourists alike, where you can enjoy sailing, swimming, kayaking, diving and spectacular walks around the foreshore. The harbour is a busy place and there is never any shortage of water taxis, ferries or thrill-filled speedboats. Visitors can take a leisurely cruise around the waters or take a trip out to Manly, Watsons Bay or Taronga Park Zoo.
Brisbane is an exciting city offering an abundance of things to do – from eating out in the mouth-watering range of restaurants to exploring the magnificent sights on North Stradbroke Island. Brisbane is never short on entertainment, the only trouble is knowing where to start.
A well planned city, getting around this sub-tropical capital is easy thanks to great walking paths and good public transport. South Bank Parklands is an easy stroll from the heart of the city, yet you feel like you are a million miles away with the picturesque lagoon and beautiful beach.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George are likely to call Sydney their home during their upcoming visit to our shores.
It will be their first visit down under since the birth of their son George. According to Royal Central, it is believed that arrangements are currently being made by the royal entourage to ensure that the third in line to the British throne will be well cared for in Sydney, while his parents are attending to their numerous civic duties.
Meriton is launching a new serviced apartment complex in Sydney’s Macquarie Park Business Centre in North Ryde.
This latest development will be the 13th such complex Meriton has opened in Australia and is tipped to be a popular choice with the corporate sector who frequent the Macquarie Park area.