Some of Sydney’s hottest chefs, restaurants and musicians are coming together for an exclusive event set to take place over two evenings only. Matt Whiley’s Re, Kylie Kwong’s usually lunch-only diner Lucky Kwong and BrewDog are just some of the many local legends you can expect at South Eveleigh. Dubbed Dark Day Dark Night, the event will kick off at 4pm and run until 9pm. Live performances, roving fire dancers, food and music are on the menu along with tours of historic buildings and artsy drawing sessions.
If you haven’t been, the buzzy precinct is located outside the Locomotive Works with a number of trendy eateries and bars.
Dark Day Dark Night
First things first: Food. The super popular Chinese restaurant Lucky Kwong will open for three sittings from 4pm – 9pm on both evenings with a specially curated menu for the late-night event with a $55 price tag per person. This includes dishes like steamed scallop dumplings with Sichuan chilli and bush mint, tasty prawn wantons and more along with a complimentary drink. You can book a spot here.
Other food offerings include Mexican winter street food from Coyoacán Social, charcoal chicken and mushroom sliders from BrewDog, pastries and sweet treats from Kürtősh, boutique ice cream from Anita Gelato and much more. There’s also beers, wines and spirits from Wayward & Batch Brewing Co., Yulli’s Brews, Wildflower, BrewDog, Vinden Wines, Archie Rose Distilling Co., Lark and Forty Spotted Gin.
There’s a lot more on aside from food and drink. Go on guided tours of the 130-year-old Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop or explore South Eveleigh after dark through an exclusive tour. Plus, enjoy Indigenous performances by Burrundi Theatre for Performing Arts, vibe to live music by Andy Golledge Band, Crawfish Po’Boys, Zia Jade and more and try a Sip and Sketch session at Work Club. Roving fire dancers and flamethrowers will also be at the venue if you’re concerned about the weather.
Dark Day Dark Night will take place on June 22 and 23 with free entry. Get more information about the event here.