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Dining out: RUSSH Editors round up their favourite weekend haunts

From Cornersmith’s Scandi breakfast to the back alley wine bar with the ultimate nightcap – the RUSSH Editors share their go-to brunch, lunch, dinner and disco spots for the weekend.

Elle Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

Love Tilly Devine – grab a seat in the window and watch the passersby in the quiet back alley in Darlinghurst. With an all-natural wine list and food that works as either a shared snack or a perfect plate of pasta, it’s the kind of place that suits any occasion.

I could eat pizza anytime and Bella Brutta in Newtown somehow makes the perfect one. Always opt for the marinara plus cheese plus anchovies and say goodbye to nearly $40 – worth it though. Also, the clam pizza.

Jess Blanch

Editor in Chief

I like to stay in on the weekends as much as possible as I’m out a lot during the week but if I do leave home it’s for a beach afternoon and the tiki bar vibes of the Camp Cove Kiosk, they have Sydney’s best avocado toast and probiotic slushies for on the sand. Don’t tell your friends as its small and parking is limited. Sean’s Panorama is my always favourite for a weekend lunch regardless if there’s something special to celebrate with friends or nothing at all.

Jess Blanch

Editor in Chief

I like to stay in on the weekends as much as possible as I’m out a lot during the week but if I do leave home it’s for a beach afternoon and the tiki bar vibes of the Camp Cove Kiosk, they have Sydney’s best avocado toast and probiotic slushies for on the sand. Don’t tell your friends as it’s small and parking is limited. Sean’s Panorama is my always favourite for a weekend lunch regardless if there’s something special to celebrate with friends or nothing at all.

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

The Cornersmith in Annandale is, for me at least, the holy grail of brunch spots. First of all, let’s talk about lighting. It’s positioned in a quiet residential street with the most glorious morning light, the type that trickles in and makes a space feel like home. Then of course there is the coffee (perfection), and the strictly seasonal menu where everything feels so well considered and made with TLC. I can never seem to go past the Scandi Breakfast, it’s everything you could possibly want for brunch served in a tin container. Need I say more?

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

Lunch is, hands down, the best meal of the day, and on weekends I like to drag it out as long as possible. Continental Deli & Bistro in Newtown services all of my specific requirements, namely a 20-plus selection of various tinned fishes, a three cheese toastie option, steak tartare and martinis (poured from cans, no less). Take your favourite person, perch up at the bar and let the hours pass until someone suggests staying for dinner – the bistro’s on from 6pm after all.

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

Lunch is, hands down, the best meal of the day, and on weekends I like to drag it out as long as possible. Continental Deli & Bistro in Newtown services all of my specific requirements, namely a 20-plus selection of various tinned fishes, a three cheese toastie option, steak tartare and martinis (poured from cans, no less). Take your favourite person, perch up at the bar and let the hours drift until someone suggests staying for dinner – the bistro’s on from 6pm after all.

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

Your Friday night evening is sorted at Restaurant Hubert – even better if you can make it for happy hour. Located in the heart of the CBD, the underground French bistro boasts rich décor with soft, warm lighting for that welcomed moody glow. Proving the ambiance is just as good as the food – no really. Be sure to order the Le Burger de Boeuf with fries topped off with your most indulgent cocktail. Bon appétit.