Anvil Coffee Co.

Karen Ledbury | A la carte

Head down to Kirribilli Wharf and woof down amazing food.


La Renaissance Patisserie and Café

Sally Stanton | French

Everyone knows dessert deserves to be eaten first. Sally is trying out two Sydney restaurants were dessert is not an afterthought…it is the only thought!


LV’s on Clarence

Candice Dixon | Cafe

Candice heads north for to taste some killer cuisine.


Macarthur Square

Jason & Beck Stevens | Various

Jason and Beck are taste testing Macarthur Square!


Pepe’s on the Beach

Karen Ledbury | Seafood

Karen's off to visit Pepe’s on the Beach offering uninterrupted views of the ocean and North Wollongong Beach from a private cabana.


Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Lizzy Lovett | Asian

There are days when just a burger or smashed avo on toast will do the trick and then there days when you feel like going all out with an over the top indulgent dish.


The Belle General

Mel Symons | Cafe

There’s nothing better than a local’s perspective, especially when it comes to food!


The Factoria

Beck & Jason Stevens | Italian

A sugar hit with Italian cakes and incredible gelato all in the one place.


XS Espresso

Beck & Jason Stevens | Cafe

XS Espresso is rocking with people who’ve come to get their freak shake fix and fusion meals!


Zumbo at The Star Pyrmont

Felicity Urquhart | A la carte

Felicity catches up with the king of sweet treats Adriano Zumbo.



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.