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the sydney connection


wine & dine with a local

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the sydney connection


wine & dine with a local

Hello!

The Sydney Connection curates private dining walks around our favourite inner city precincts of Surry Hills Darlinghurst and Potts Point on a daily basis.

Accompanied by a well-connected guide, our walks are aimed at visitors and Sydneysiders who want to go ‘where the locals go’ for inspiring food, good service and cool interiors. We take bookings for between 1 - 10 Guests per booking and visit 4 venues on each walk. Enjoying a different course at each venue accompanied by matching wine.

We also regularly stage food events as part of the best-known events that celebrate the inspirational food culture our city has to offer:  Good Food Month, Pyrmont Wine, Food & Art Festival and Sydney Mardi Gras. Some of Sydney’s most-loved bars, and restaurants have hosted our events over the past two years: A Tavola | Baccomatto OsteriaBar H | Bills | Kim | Love Tilly DevineMahjong Room and many more.

So come and wine & dine with a local!


WALK

between venues and discover the laneways, small streets and avenues that make inner city Sydney so fascinating for locals and visitors alike.

TALK

to your fellow diners and local guide about the food, the unique history & trivia of each precinct and the Sydney food scene.

EAT

with your fellow diners, feel the different vibe in each dining room we visit and learn about food trends, terms and different cultures.

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OUR WALKS


SURRY HILLS | DARLINGHURST |  POTTS POINT

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OUR WALKS


SURRY HILLS | DARLINGHURST |  POTTS POINT

SURRY HILLS

| Thursdays |

Surry Hills is Sydney's central hub for hipster culture. Home to cool fashion, on-trend interiors stores and a diverse dining scene that spans the globe: Italian, French, South East Asia, the Subcontinent, and Mod Oz. Feeding the architects, designers and interior gurus that call this patch of Sydney home, on a daily basis for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Funky small bars mix-it-up with converted pubs. There’s even an underground retro cinema! This hipster ‘hood is the place for a true showcase of what is happening right now on the Sydney food scene.

DARLINGHURST

| Wednesdays |

Embrace your inner urban gourmet and the real inner-city Sydney in an area with a down and dirty past. Explore the gritty streets where Tilly Devine ruled the inner city vice trade in the 1920’s and 30’s. Small bars situated in this labyrinth of cul-de-sacs and alleyways that remind you of a garden shed but with a great wine list.  Some of Sydney’s finest and most established restaurants call Darlo home. Discover Asian fusion, pizza & beer or the very best in Mediterranean food in this melting pot of street culture meets retro chic.

 

POTTS POINT

| Tuesdays |                                                                 

Dine like a Potts Point princess in grand modern rooms or hole-in-the-wall cafes this is a precinct that is constantly changing gear. Promenade down a laneway lined with Malaysian, Korean, Mod Oz and Americana influenced restaurants bursting with loyal locals on a nightly basis. Sip your decadent cocktail in a former gangster’s liar, decor. Devour the food of emerging and respected chefs. Potts Point is an area that has been entertaining the bohemians and the jet set alike, from the 1940s to present day.


 

 

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WALK FORMAT


Surry Hills | Darlinghurst | Potts Point

Discover the locals' favourite dining rooms

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WALK FORMAT


Surry Hills | Darlinghurst | Potts Point

Discover the locals' favourite dining rooms

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YOUR GUIDE


Maree Sheehan

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YOUR GUIDE


Maree Sheehan

MAREE SHEEHAN

is a well-connected Potts Point local with a strong network of bars, restaurants and cafes that she visits on a regular basis. Through her keen interest in walking, talking and eating Maree has gradually built-up her knowledge and expertise on the food scene of her city.

A naturally stylish woman Maree loves to dress-up for a night out with her progressive dining guests. She gets a buzz from surprising guests with hidden eating house locations and seeing the joy on their faces when good food arrives at the table or a special cocktail is created in front of them.  Maree is always on the search for the next perfect flat white coffee. She dines out at her local cafes & restaurants daily and is a voracious reader of the food press.

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Maree Sheehan has lived in Sydney for the past seventeen years and first visited Sydney as a twenty-one year old tourist. By 1998 Maree was a permanent resident of Sydney and fast falling in love with a Sydneysider and the city itself. The energy, the outdoor lifestyle and the abundance of fabulous food, good service and cool décor trends ensured that she stayed longer than the romance lasted.

Fast forward to July 2012. Maree is showing a dear friend visiting from overseas around her adopted home town. She really enjoys the process and wonders if there is a niche for doing all your favourite things whilst showing like-minded people around the city. After some investigation and a few encouraging conversations with friends Maree launched The Sydney Connection in January 2013.