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A taste of the best new restaurants, diners and bars in Sydney

By Explore
Updated December 3 2021 - 2:10pm, first published 1:52pm

While the rest of us have been queuing for click and collect or snapping QR codes, restaurateurs, chefs and sommeliers have been busy forming new places for us to eat and drink their wonderful creations.

One of Sydney’s latest eat streets is Parramatta Square, the $3.2 billion Walker Corporation behemoth which is ready to greet the return of overseas students, office workers, locals and food lovers. It’s here that Ibby Moubadder – better known for Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant Nour in Surry Hills and his My Kitchen Rules appearance – and business partner Jorge Farah have opened Lilymu. The restaurant’s executive chef, Brendan Fong, brings a modern and fresh perspective to dishes inspired by China and Southeast Asia. Expect quirky starters of beef rendang and mozzarella spring roll or pippies with Lilymu XO sauce and kaffir lime from the wok or a shared dish of roasted duck a d Laos sausage with fragrant soy. The duo has also opened The Lobbyist, a cafe inside the NAB building at 3 Parramatta Square.

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