The amazing cuisine of China, as wide and diverse as the country.

China Republic

Pete Wells | Chinese

Chinese restaurants have often been known as cheap and cheerful but Sydney is seeing a change. China Republic is introducing a new wave of Chinese dining.


Da Wan Lai The Poets

Beck and Jason Stevens | Chinese

When you need a break from your shopping spree, The Poets restaurant is the place to be.


Hawker Lane

Jason and Beck Stevens | Asian

You’ll never guess where Jason and Beck are eating out this weekend!


Manly Phoenix Chinese Restaurant

Pete Wells | Asian

Chinese tradition says the mythical phoenix lives high in the mountains, so it makes sense that Manly Phoenix Chinese Restaurant is at rooftop level with spectacular views of the seaside.


Red Chilli Hotpot

Nathan Morgan and Teigan Nash | Asian

If you want to spice it up a little, cooking your own Szechuan hotpot will have you feeling hot, hot, hot!


Taste of Shanghai

Rose Jacobs | Chinese

Sally feasts on traditional Shanghainese cuisine.


Waitan Restaurant Bar Lounge

Pete Wells | Chinese

Traditional Chinese meets a modern venue at a new restaurant that’s taking Chinatown by storm. Waitan Restaurant Bar Lounge is introducing Sydney to new-age Asia.


White Rabbit Gallery & Teahouse

Rose Jacobs | Asian

The White Rabbit Gallery & Teahouse has one of the world’s biggest collections of contemporary art but there’s more to this picture – there’s amazing food and drinks.



Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.

We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.