Author: Amy Bryant

Q Dining

Circular Quay’s Q Dining nods to autumn flavours with new menu

March 11, 2020

Circular Quay favourite Q Dining prides itself on using Australian native ingredients and a bounty of fresh local produce. And with a new autumn-indebted menu, newly appointed Exec. Chef Steven Hartert is set to further that dedication to produce. Promising prime views of the harbour yet set back from the crowds in the heart of […]

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LA nightlife brand, Hyde, launches new bar & dining concept in Sydney

December 12, 2019

Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge is Sydney’s answer to a hybrid dinner, drinks and dancing venue. The South American-inspired vista bar is opening its third Australian location, in the former Hacienda venue within Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. It’s an exciting new iteration for one of Sydney’s most iconic harbourfront bars. While the brand […]

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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Review: Upping the city’s standards

December 4, 2019

The ongoing redevelopment of Darling Harbour hit full speed in 2017, with the opening of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour reinvigorating the city’s exhausted luxury lodging landscape and immediately gathering acclaim. A gleaming glass tower of 35 storeys, high above the sparkling harbour and its myriad of neighbouring buildings, the high-end property exudes a modern opulence […]

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Sydney icon Icebergs transforms its terrace into a Coastal Summer Garden

November 25, 2019

Summer is nearing and what better way to welcome the warmer days than soaking up panoramic views over Bondi Beach while sipping botanical cocktails? Icebergs, one of Bondi’s most iconic dining destinations has transformed its intimate terrace into an elegant summer garden. They’ve collaborated with Ketel One Botanical to offer a curated list of unique […]

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Gin Palooza, the festival celebrating all things gin, returns to Sydney this November

November 6, 2019

For those of you who are passionate connoisseurs, growing gin-thusiasts or just looking to learn more about the botanical spirit, Gin Palooza is this month’s event worthy of your attendance. After a successful first event earlier this year, the Australian Gin Distillers Association is returning the celebration of gin to Paddington Town Hall from 23 to 24 November. […]

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You can now take gin-themed tours of the Sydney Opera House

October 28, 2019

If you have ever wanted to go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House, and blend your own gin as you soak up Harbour-side views, then you’ll want to get around this exclusive Gin & Tour experience coming early next month. Archie Rose Distilling Co. and the Sydney Opera House have collaborated on […]

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Glamping and Ghost Hunts: A night on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island

August 2, 2019

As you step on land, you may forget you’re still in Sydney. Cockatoo Island has always felt like a world away from the harbourside metropolis; yet this small island in the middle of the harbour, where you can glamp and hunt for ghosts, is just a short ferry ride from the picturesque buzz of Circular […]

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How to make the most of a weekend getaway to Brisbane

July 18, 2019

While it is cooler in the southern parts of the country, Brisbane is boasting sunny skies and warmer weather, making it an attractive option for a weekend getaway. Though it’s not just the climate putting the city on our radar for a weekend trip this August. Now it’s for the city’s booming art scene and […]

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On the Shelf: Wild Citrus Gin, Caramel Vodka, and more

June 7, 2019

From wild citrus gin and caramel vodka to natural wine and sparkling blends, here’s a wrap up of what we’ve got on our shelf this season. In this instalment of ‘On the Shelf’ we’ve started it off by putting the spotlight on three Aussie gins to try in celebration of World Gin Day this Saturday 8th […]

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Circular Quay’s Q Dining sharpens focus on native flavours

May 16, 2019

If you thought it was hard to find casual fine-dining that celebrates local flavours around Circular Quay then take a visit to Q Dining. Celebrating local native flavours, and boasting stunning harbour views, you won’t find this restaurant within the tourist-hustle bustle along the promenade. Instead, take a step inside the luxury Pullman Quay Grand where […]

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England Distilled, Iceland chilled: the story of Martin Miller’s Gin

May 16, 2019

It would be right in saying that gin has rather become the drink à la mode of late. But one distillery that was at the forefront of the gin fold well before the recent boom, is Martin Miller’s Gin. Since opening up a small distillery in Notting Hill in 1998, Martin Miller and David Brombige […]

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Luke Mangan and David Rayner team up at Sydney’s Glass Brasserie

May 3, 2019

David Rayner has teamed up with Luke Mangan for the next instalment of Luke & Friends at Hilton Sydney’s glass Brasserie. The culinary dream team has worked together on a new autumn menu which will be available until 31 July of this year, featuring three seasonal seafood dishes that highlight produce sourced fresh from across […]

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A festival celebrating women in wine, beer and spirit is coming to Sydney

February 23, 2019

Meet the Makers: Women in Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival is coming to Sydney to celebrate Australian and New Zealand’s female brewers, winemakers and distillers. CellarMasters has teamed up with BWS to launch Australia’s first ever drinks festival that has an exclusive all-female line-up. Taking place at Australian Technology Park in Sydney, the festival kicks off […]

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This boutique hotel in Sydney uses botanics to transform their rooms

January 8, 2019

West Hotel Sydney, Hilton’s recently opened designer boutique from their Curio Collection, is offering a sweet sensual summery experience for guests with the temporary ‘Sleep Amongst Botanics’.  The botanical room take-over is part of their second ‘Meet the Creatives’ collaboration, where they team up with local design gurus to bring a unique and exciting flair […]

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Carriageworks announce Christmas Farmers Market 2018

November 18, 2018

Christmas lunch is sorted, with the Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Markets having all the ingredients, produce and gifts you need this festive season. This year’s Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market is bringing the best of food and produce to one free festive event on Saturday 22 December form 8 am to 1pm. Not only will you get the fantastic food […]

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Atmospheric Mexican joint El Camino Cantina opens on Manly Wharf

November 13, 2018

Rockpool’s energetic Mexican concept El Camino Cantina has expanded to a spacious waterfront eatery in Manly, with promises to equal the good vibes that made The Rocks original such a hit when it opened. Making the rooftop on Manly Wharf its new home, the Tex Mex joint promises frozen margaritas, taco Tuesdays and sunset soirees just […]

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Archie Rose team up with Sydney’s West Hotel for a “Summer of Gin”

October 31, 2018

Sydney’s new luxury boutique hotel is kicking off the warmer season by celebrating with summer’s most beloved spirit – Gin. West Hotel, a collection from Hilton that launched in February earlier this year, have teamed up with the local distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co., to bring a gin-infused bar menu and summer cocktail list to the […]

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Eat your way around Byron Bay: 5 places to try during Splendour in the Grass

July 19, 2018

Not far from the fields where the annual winter festival Splendor in the Grass will take place this weekend, Byron Bay is a hotbed for innovative gastronomy and creative enterprises. The landscape is constantly evolving and flourishing, yet within the much loved laid-back coastal and country environment that has thrived for years. The food scene has […]

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Netflix’s Stranger Things is coming to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights

April 11, 2018

It’s one of the biggest television series to hit Netflix, and now, after two killer seasons on the screen, Stranger Things is being brought to life at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Orlando and Singapore. Each park are launching interactive Stranger Things-themed mazes as part of their iconic Halloween Horror Nights events, that will be kicking off […]

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All the winners from Melbourne’s 35th Annual Green Room Awards

April 11, 2018

It was a huge celebration of talent and an epic display of performances at the 35th Green Room Awards, celebrating the talent and achievements of Melbourne’s art community. Since 1984, The Green Room Awards have been recognising the professional contributions of all those involved in Melbourne productions. This year’s, hosted by MCs Anni Davey and […]

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Billy Elliot: The Musical is returning to the Australian stage in 2019

April 11, 2018

Billy Elliot the Musical will return to the Aussie stage in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour. It has been revealed that performances will be expanding its locations, having originally performed exclusively in Melbourne and Sydney in 2007, will now be hitting up stages in Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. A gritty yet heart-warming story, Billy […]

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Merivale will close Manly’s Papi Chulo to make way for a new Queen Chow (Sydney)

April 8, 2018

Merivale will say goodbye to Manly Wharf’s beloved Papi Chulo on Sunday 29 April, to make way for Queen Chow in the coming months. With Queen Chow’s Enmore location an undeniable hit for the hospitality group, the crew will be swapping those waterfront meat sweats for Cantonese cuisine. “We have had a lot of fun at […]

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Revamped Ovolo Inchcolm brings 1930s charm to Brisbane

April 6, 2018

Ovolo Hotels have transformed Brisbane’s Incholm hotel into a unique 1930’s inspired design, after the international hotel group acquired the property last year. The rich architectural heritage of the hotel will transform guests back to the 1920’s and 30’s, with uniquely themed interiors and an oddball mix of books, objects and artefacts. The new Ovolo […]

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Virgin Australia giving away trips to Hong Kong as they launch flights from Sydney

April 6, 2018

Virgin Australia have just confirmed the date of their first Sydney to Hong Kong return flights, and to celebrate they’re giving away free return Business class airfares and luxury accommodation in the airline’s #chopstickchallenge. To enter, post a picture of yourself conducting ordinary tasks using chopsticks through Instagram. The person with the most creative use […]

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John Cameron Mitchell announces Australian debut tour in June 2018

April 6, 2018

John Cameron Mitchell, the Tony Award winning actor/director/writer is making his Australian debut in June 2018 with his new show, The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig. John Cameron Mitchell is well-known for his role as director, writer and actor in the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, for which he received […]

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Five essential Byron Bay dining spots you need in your life

April 2, 2018

Less than an hour and a half south of the Gold Coast, where the Commonwealth Games are about to be held, and the home of Bluesfest, is a hotbed for innovative gastronomy and creative enterprises in and around Byron Bay. The landscape is constantly evolving and flourishing, yet within the much loved laid-back coastal and […]

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Hotel Indigo set to deliver a brand new boutique hotel to Sydney’s CBD

March 29, 2018

Sydney’s Central station is currently undergoing a massive transformation, and soon the thriving Central precinct will welcome an IHG boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo. It’s a few years in the making with an opening date of 2021, but when the 168-room hotel does arrive, it will be adding a hint of contemporary style to Central’s rich […]

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Warner Bros. bring back the classics in new studio tour and exhibition

March 26, 2018

Consider yourself a fan of classic films like Rebel Without a Cause, My Fair Lady and Casablanca? Well you’ll soon be able to get a deeper look into the creation and stories behind these great films, as Warner Bros. Studio in Hollywood are set to launch a exclusive classics themed tour. To celebrate 95 years […]

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ATYP announce winners of the Rose Byrne & Rebel Wilson scholarships

March 26, 2018

The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) have announced the winners of their international ambassadors, Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson’s, scholarships for 2018. In its third year of applications, and with an abundance of talented young women pitching incredibly exciting projects, Rose Byrne narrowed down the list for the ‘Rose Byrne Scholarship for Emerging Female […]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical is coming to Sydney in 2019

March 16, 2018

Roald Dahl’s iconic story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been transformed into a musical and will be hitting an Aussie stage for the first time at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in January 2019. It’s the magical story of a young boy, Charlie, who wins the tickets of all tickets – the golden ticket, that allows […]

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