29 more venues open for business in Darling Square

29 more venues open for business in Darling Square
Staff reporterDecember 7, 2020

The latest wave of food and drink offerings has opened in Darling Square, with the majority of the lifestyle precinct now complete.

The patch that was home to the Sydney Entertainment Centre and its car park has welcomed 29 new retailers to the fold in the past week.

The heart of the lifestyle hub is Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s new bird’s nest-meets-beehive building, the Exchange.

On the street level is Maker’s Dozen – an industrial-style marketplace with 12 casual outlets and seating for about 350.

The line-up includes Pasta Wafu, Saga Lyte, Tapavino, Hopper Kadé, Fishbowl, Fish and Co, Bau Truong, Mr. Bao, Bubble Nini’s, Bucket Boys bar and bottle shop.

Across thesquare to Electric Treat Street (aka Little Hay Street), you can find milkshakes and shaved ice desserts inspired by old-school Japanese miruku bars at Devon’s latest concept, DOPA Donburi and Milk Bar, as well as Filipino cocktail and dessert combos at Rey Jr, the sibling to Rey’s Placein Darlinghurst.

Outposts of Gelato Messina and Melbourne’s Shortstop Coffee and Donuts are also present. 

Nicolle Walk, a short stroll away, is home to the sequel to Marrickville’s mod-Vietnamese hit Hello Auntie and Hakata-Maru’s tonkotsu ramen flagship.

There are still a handful of spots, including Golden Century spinoff XOPP, set to switch on the lights in the coming months.


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