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This Sydney Suburb Has Created A Neighbourhood Pass To Keep Their Restaurants Alive

This Sydney Suburb Has Created A Neighbourhood Pass To Keep Their Restaurants Alive

If you’ve ever wandered around Sydney‘s inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, then you’re aware that it’s a haven of chic restaurants with good food and a buzzing atmosphere.

Many of these places made a switch to delivery and meal kits to keep afloat during coronavirus lockdown, and now that 50 socially-distanced diners are allowed in one venue, they’re looking to revive the scene.

One particular staff meeting of the local Paramount Coffee Project hatched the #StillAliveStillOpen concept.


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“We had this idea for a restaurant crawl around Surry Hills, and how fun would it be if you paid a fixed price for a ticket and you could hop between all our favourite venues in the area,” Eden Elan, Paramount Coffee Project general manager, told Broadsheet. “We approached a few businesses, and everyone was keen”.

You pay a fixed price for your ticket, then you get the rest of 2020 to go spend it on the 10 participating venues, including Poly, Golden Age Cinema and BarChaco Ramen, Nomad, Tio’sParamount Coffee Project, and Lankan Filling Station.

A $150 Neighbourhood Pass ticket will get you $300 worth of grub from the 10 participating restaurants, or you can pick the $300 Overnight Pass which also includes a stay at Paramount House Hotel and is valued at $600. I’m just saying, stuffing yourself silly then waddling into your nearby hotel is one of life’s truest delights.

“Buy it now but spend it whenever,” says Elan. “Come and cash it in any time after all this is done”.

The idea is not to make money, which is why you get such a heavy discount. Instead it’s to revive the Surry Hills scene and encourage people to get back into restaurants as things start to open up again. It’s also to help pay the wages of staff so they don’t lose their jobs.

Fab food, cute hotels AND keeping people in their work? I can’t see a downside. Get your tickets now from their website.

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