Pei Modern announce special menus for the festive season (Sydney)

Mark Best's Pei Modern opened in the Four Seasons Sydney hotel last year to a huge response, and to date the restaurant has remained a highly sought-after dining option for both locals and tourists. In preparation for the festive season, Pei Modern have announced a series of holiday dining options including a special Christmas lunch/dinner and a New Year's Eve dinner - a particularly attractive option seeing that Four Seasons is a in prime location for NYE celebrations.

Sydney Harbour's Fort Denison Restaurant announces Sunday long lunches


From November 29th and all the way through January 2016 picturesque island venue Fort Denison Restaurant will be bringing back their popular "Sunday Sunsets" series, offering the perfect spot for a day of drinks, dining, and live music. Every weekend Sydneysiders and visitors will be able to book a spot on the island to settle down and take in the sunset either in the restaurant or outdoors on the many couches that line the area, getting to experience just why Fort Dension was recently named in the top five water restaurants in the world.

There is a bacon-delivery service coming to Melbourne


Yeah. That's right. Melbournians will be able to wake up in the morning knowing that they need not leave their house to go pick up some fresh bacon. Instead, they'll be logging on to Tervey, Australia's first bacon-subscription service, to order up some of that goodness and have it delivered straight to their door.

Drinking with the AU: Battle of the Brews - The Crafty Squire (Melbourne)

While this city has long had a formidable reputation for producing craft beers, it may come as a bit of a surprise that nestled in Melbourne CBD amongst tall, nondescript buildings is one of Victoria’s best breweries. Previously the Portland Hotel, The Crafty Squire is Melbourne CBD’s only working microbrewery, producing none other than the distinguished James Squire brand. Its namesake pays homage to the life of Squire, a story that is told in snippets throughout the historic pub. Transported to Australia as a convict on the first fleet in 1788, Squire became the first successful cultivator of hops in Australia and also founded the nation’s first commercial brewery.

F&L News: The Brown Brothers Prosecco Summer Terrace opens at Palace Cinemas (Sydney)

This season head along to Norton Street's iconic Palace Cinemas and you'll the newly opened Brown Brothers Prosecco Summer Terrace hanging above the bustling strip as the newest addition to the inner-west's bar and dining scene. The breezy terrace bar is a bright green space of astro-turf, citrus trees, and Acapulco chairs designed to build a charming, chilled atmosphere for local residents and cinephiles to relax and take in the summer holidays.

Eating with the AU: Rosella's 120th Birthday - Cremorne (Melbourne)

Who doesn’t love a bit of tomato sauce on their meat? If you’re like us, then a barbecue is nothing without the good ol’ richly flavoured condiment and it just won’t taste right unless its the one whose name is shared with a colourful native bird, Rosella.

F&L Guide: Top 10 BBQ tips for an Australian summer

This month iconic Australian brand Rosella celebated 120 years in the soup and sauce business, and seeing as that instantly recognisable yellow bird is found at BBQ's all across Australia we thought it best to ask someone from the team for some tips on good ol' fashioned barbecue. It is the weather for it after all.

Drinking with the AU: Chatting with Saké Restaurant's Bar Manager John Ross Jones about their new cocktail list - Southbank (Melbourne)

On the surface, Saké Restaurant & Bar is an ode to contemporary Japanese dining. It has the quintessential dark mahogany timber highlights and dim lighting that make it the perfect place to enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi whilst overlooking the breathtaking Yarra River and CBD. While Saké fits the classic description of a Japanese restaurant, it goes one step further than the rest: its specialty is in Japanese cocktails, whiskies and beverages that you would be hard-pressed to find in any other one place in Australia.

F&L News: Mamak to open pop-up store at Barangaroo (Sydney)

The team at Barangaroo are almost ready to unveil their lifestyle precinct Wulgul Pop Up on The Streets of Barangaroo and have announced that street food giant Mamak will be one of businesses coming on board. You may know Mamak as the O.G of ridiculous food queues; the Chinatown restaurant has been serving up top quality, cheap Malaysian street food for years now, and the demand at any given hour of the day has remained high.

Eating with the AU: Eric Koh's Dim Sum Pop-Up at Work In Progress - CBD (Sydney)


Before he helps man the kitchen at Enmore's forthcoming Queen Victoria Hotel, Merivale Dumpling Master Eric Koh has a few more weeks left running his dim sum pop-up, @EricKoh, at CBD bar Work in Progress. The pop-up was originally intended to last for six weeks through September, but an unsurprisingly high level of demand has forced Merivale to extend the residency until 23rd December this year.