Don't forget to book ahead. They are packed even on weeknights.
Heading for a stay in Sydney? A spate of exciting dining and drinking dens are drawing a crowd, starting with Baby Dragon Bar, in Newtown.
Pull up a stool at the bar under a large faux glowing cherry blossom tree, or nab a table next one of the digital murals, then order one of mixologist Quinton Seeto's inventive cocktails; Temple's Fire - a concoction of chilli-infused rum, lime and amaretto, finished with flaming green chartreuse, is our pick.
Then make your way to the Barangaroo waterfront precinct, where well-known Turkish chef Somer Sivrioglu has just unveiled Baharat restaurant, which channels the happening street-side eateries and spice markets of Istanbul. Cooked in a purpose-built traditional Turkish stone oven, Sivrioglu's lamb tandir is a no-brainer.
For a nightcap, you can't go past Re - the self-professed "world's most sustainable bar" - in South Eveleigh, which has just launched a brand-new cocktail menu. babydragon.bar; baharat.com.au; wearere.com.au
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