Winter Warmers – Things to do when it’s cold

26 May 2015

Winter is just around the corner! Sydney offers plenty of fun filled activities and events during the winter months. Indulge in some comfort food, warm up at a fireplace or experience an exciting sporting event.

Here are three winter warmer ideas you can enjoy:

Winter warming foods
Whether it’s a decadent dessert, a slice of pizza or a bowl of noodles, Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. Tuck into some delicious comfort food in the cooler months at some of Sydney’s best food spots.

Max Brenner

Max Brenner


A chocolate lovers paradise awaits at Max Brenner, renowned for their hot chocolate, delectable waffles and chocolate pizzas. Enjoy a scoop of deep fried ice cream at Mr Wong, laced with a butterscotch sauce or a decadent slice of the famous Ricotta Cheesecake at Pasticceria Papa. Pizza is a winter staple and is ideal for sharing between friends or family. Keep it authentic by visiting Gigi Pizzeria in Newtown and Da Mario Pizza in Rosebery, while at The Star, try a fusion modern Italian version at Pizzaperta.

American taverns specialising in barbecue have been popping up all across the city. Smoked meats and fried chicken are perfect for a hearty winter meal. Share a BBQ platter at LP’s Quality Meats in Chippendale and at Papi Chulo in Manly, which serves tender six hour slow roast meats. Hot noodle soup does wonders when fighting off the winter chill. Dig into a bowl of piping hot tonkatsu ramen at Ippudo in Westfield Sydney or visit Malay Chinese Takeaway in the CBD for a bowl of their famous Chicken Laksa. Be spoilt for choice at Croutons Soup Bar on George St, Sydney, with over twelve daily soup offerings available for takeaway.


Sydney has a thriving bar scene offering an extensive range of exciting cocktails and beers as well as fireplaces to warm up the evening. Discover the best of what Sydney has to offer ranging from craft beers, fine wines and creative cocktails.

Button Bar

Button Bar


The Lord Dudley Hotel is one of Sydney’s oldest English pubs featuring over 18 kinds of beer, both local and imported, and open fireplaces to keep you warm during the winter season. Head into the slick and stylish Zeta Bar in the heart of Sydney CBD to taste some of their creative signature creations such as the Winter Warm Negroni with Tanqueray Gin, Campari, Vermouth paired with a mix of bitters and herbs. Discover The Wild Rover, a hidden bar in Surry Hills which serves craft beers, Bloody Marys and Irish Whiskeys. Hop over to the Button Bar, order from their extensive menu featuring whiskey, rum, brandy, beers, wines or cocktails to go with some cold cuts and cheese for the evening.

Winter Activities

Sydney is known for being the premier city for events with exciting things to do all year round. From festivals to art exhibitions to competitive sports, there are many things to do and see over the winter season.

Les Misérables

Les Misérables


Watch the classic Les Misérables, a theatre production at the Capitol Theatre from 19th March – 28th June. The cooler months also bring along a number of great sporting events such as the Netball World Cup from the 7th – 19th August and the Bledisloe Cup on the 8th of August. Spend some time outdoors with some fun filled activities starting with the Winter Festival at Darling Harbour held on the 13th of June and concluding on the 13th of July. The Winter Festival features a variety of family friendly activities ranging from winter themed dishes at participating restaurants and an open air ice skating rink.

Families can also explore the season’s charms at the alluring Bondi Winter Magic. Enjoy the restaurants, cafes and bars alongside markets and a full calendar of events and activities. An ice rink is open this year from 20th June – 12th July in front of the Bondi Pavilion, featuring a huge outdoor ice rink and fantastic ice shows from the Stars On Ice, along with the IcePALS penguins who will be helping the little ones learn to skate. Sessions run from 10am- 9pm, with the last session starting at 8pm daily.

For year round ice skating rinks, skate at the Macquarie Ice Rink, Canterbury Ice Rink or the Sydney Ice Arena.

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