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Hidden Laneway Secrets- Spice Alley, Sydney

We visit Spice Alley in Sydney and find a hidden city secret that will transport you to the streets of Asia.

By Shannon Meddings

After a few years of hibernating it was time to rediscover the wonderful city I live in, Sydney! Being a Bondi girl its good to explore more urban locations and this week we were treated to some of the best.

Spice Alley in Kensington Street in Chippendale is home to six Asian eateries including Blossom Bar, the kind of uber-cool, cocktail bar you stumble across in the back streets of Tokyo.

Brought to you by the team at Gin Lane, Blossom Bar serves up a selection of handcrafted Japanese cocktails using native Japanese botanicals, as well as a range of unique Shochu, saké, and Japanese whisky.

We were treated to a suite of cocktails inspired by Sakura season in Japan by Award Winning Mixologist Grant Collins where he infused gin for over three months to use in the cocktails, and shipped fresh sakura direct from Japan. Delicious!

Once the nitro settled across the cocktails, we headed down to Eastside Bar & Grill located on the first floor of The Old Rum Store on Chippendale’s buzzing Kensington Street. It pays homage to the upmarket dining experiences of New York, located within a heritage listed warehouse, evoking the atmosphere of New York’s famed Meatpacking district.

We dined on the freshest oysters, the finest cuts of meat that have been dry-aged in house and prepared on the beautiful Parrilla custom build wood-fire grill and finished with a tray of all your favourite desserts. 

Eastside Bar & Grill
Eastside Bar & Grill

The whole evening felt like I was in another city! It was cool, it was fun, it was vibrant, great for a date night, great for a party or just a gang of your best pals.

With Spice Alley offering up a range of Asian delights and Kensington Street home to some of the coolest bars and eateries in the city, multiple visits are on the cards. I will be back!

Blossom Bar, Sydney

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