A Local’s Guide To Sydney With Sarah

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local's guide to sydney

In our latest local’s guide to Sydney, Sarah Hendriks shares with us her favourite things about the city, including eateries, markets and day trips.

Where are you originally from?
Originally hailing from Perth, WA.

Where do you work?
I own Porch & Parlour in North Bondi alongside Sam Smith and Alexander Relic.

What do you do in your spare time?
My days off usually begin with a dunk in the ocean, and end with one! I’m obsessed with flowers, natives especially so weekly flower market runs are usually on the cards. I also love exploring good food and wine around town.

Where’s your favourite place to hang in Sydney?
Any of the ocean baths, we’re pretty darn lucky to have these on our doorstep!

What’s your favourite restaurant in Sydney?
I need to pick two! Acme in Rushcutters Bay. Their share plates are so unique referencing both Chinese and Italian flavours and their White Negroni (gin, suze and dolin blanc) is wild. Local favourite is Da Orazio in Bondi. It’s fresh, simple Italian and with a Number 8 (vodka, grapefruit, Campari) the ideal Sunday situation.

What’s your favourite bar in Sydney?
It depends on the vibe! Low key then Surlys in Surry Hills. Glass of rose – Dead Ringer in Surry Hills. Late night – Hello Sailor in Darlinghurst. Local – The Corner House or The Anchor Bondi.

What’s your favourite dish at Porch and Parlour?
I’d have to say our signature Green Breaky Bowl, with a side of ocean trout.

Where would you go for a day trip from Sydney?
Up to the Blue Mountains! Really beautiful walking trails + waterfalls! If you have time to stay overnight then the Old Leura Dairy is my pick.

If you could travel to any place/country in the world where would it be and why?
Italy. Purely for their culture surrounding good food, wine, family and traditions. Combining this with their colourful coastlines (Amalfi, Positano, Capri) and you’ve got magic.

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