City Guides

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA CITY GUIDE – FAMILY BUSINESS STYLE

Sydney is the perfect place to visit for a weekend getaway, with a colourful mixture of history, nature, and some of Australia’s finest restaurants, bars and events. Make the most of your stay and support family business with Brands of Kin’s city guide.

EAT

Est. Restaurant
merivale.com/venues/est
Level 1/252 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Owned by 60-year-old family-business Merivale, two-hatted restaurant Est . boasts contemporary Australian food, a seasonally-driven menu of classic flavours and local ingredients, all hosted within a heritage listed building. Merivale owns 70 brands and venues across Australia – a true family business success story. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, try The Beresford in Surry Hills for excellent pizzas and cocktails.

Bennelong
bennelong.com.au
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000

Located in the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong is truly a unique dining location, with one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Peter Gilmore at the helm. The award-winning restaurant is owned by the Fink Group, which has been running hotels, restaurants, bars, and theatres for over five decades.

SIP

Redoak
redoak.com.au
201 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000

If relaxed beers are more your style, Redoak has been called a ‘beer lover’s’ heaven’. A down-to-earth, small independent Australian brewery, restaurant and bar, Redoak brews all of its own craft beers in its brewery based in the heart of the city.

Palmer & Co
merivale.com/venues/palmerandco
Abercrombie Ln, Sydney NSW 2000

Another one from Merivale, Palmer & Co prohibition-style speakeasy is nestled away in Circular Quay and offers an extensive selection of signature cocktails. With over 30 gins, more than 80 whiskies and more than 40 tequilas and absinthes, there truly is something for everyone.

SHOP

Manning Cartell
manningcartell.com.au
The Strand Arcade and Paddington

The collective vision of three sisters, Manning Cartell is a celebration of femininity, strength and beauty. For over a decade Manning Cartell has been recognised as one of Australia’s most sought-after women’s ready to wear brands. Show your support and visit their stores in Paddington or Sydney’s CBD.

Mud Australia
mudaustralia.com
Mosman, Surry Hills, and Double Bay

Founded in 1994, Mud Australia, creates handmade porcelain homeware. Made in Sydney using clay sourced directly from Limoges, France, Mud’s products combine artisan processes with minimalist style. The business – ran by Shelly Simpson and her partner – is a global success with Mud stores in Sydney, London and across the US.

STAY

The Larmont
lancemore.com.au/larmont
2/14 Kings Cross Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011

Owned by family business Lancemore – which owns hotels and restaurants across Australia – the Larmont combines luxury boutique accommodation with spectacular city and harbour views. Situated in the creative hub of Potts Point, it’s the perfect choice for work or vacation.

The Dive
divehotel.com.au
234 Arden St, Coogee NSW 2034

If you’re more beach than city, you’ll love The Dive Hotel in Coogee. Small and simple, you’ll be in the perfect location to enjoy everything Sydney’s sunny eastern suburbs has to offer. It’s a true family establishment too, with Lucas and Ruby – the owners’ furry friends – there to greet you and help you enjoy your stay.

EXPERIENCE

Take a cooking class with Cornersmith
cornersmith.com.au
Annandale and Marrickville

With three stores across Sydney’s Inner West, Cornersmith runs a Picklery, cafes, and cooking workshops covering topics as varied as ‘Pickling Intensive’ to ‘Pasta by Hand’. Demonstrating just how nimble and future-thinking family businesses can be, Cornersmith also offers online courses globally.

Explore the iconic Sydney harbour by kayak
sydneybykayak.com.au
Lavender Bay NSW 2060

What better way to experience Sydney’s famous harbour than by kayak ? Husband and wife team Laura and Ben run daily, small-group kayak tours which offer a truly unforgettable way to soak in the sights.

Words: Brooke Nolan
Photography: Bennelong Bar – Nikki To, Cornersmith – Nikki To, Mud Australia – The Other Edit, Palmer & Co – Supplied by Palmer & Co, Sydney Kayak – Supplied by Sydney Kayak, The Beresford – Supplied by The Beresford

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