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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a cooking class with Cornersmith
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.
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.
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