Author: Danica Sharma

Writer for the AU Review, a lover of books, poetry, good food, travel and adventure. Follow her personal instagram @danicaarasharma or her poetry instagram @danicasharmawrites

Contemporary Korean fusion opens in Chippendale with Jung Sung

March 11, 2021

Contemporary Korean restaurant, Jung Sung, has opened its doors and is taking up residence in Chippendale. Set on the third floor of the Old Rum Store on Kensington Street, the restaurant captures a modern industrial interior with dark metal, stone and copper accents. On the menu, head chef Insup Kim, takes inspiration from traditional Korean […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year at New Shanghai

February 17, 2021

Lunar New Year is here and that means coming together with friends and family for a whole lot of feasting. So what better way to celebrate The Year of the Ox than with a grand banquet at New Shanghai? Feast upon a special eight course menu curated just for the Lunar New Year. Standout dishes […]

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Lotus Dining Group launches new restaurant ‘Chi’ in Barangaroo

February 4, 2021

After recently opening Lotus Double Bay by new general manager, Hamish Ingham, Lotus Dining Group has launched its latest restaurant in Barangaroo, Sydney called Chi.  Encompassing the heart of Chinese Street food and inspired by Beijing’s Ghost Street, the aesthetic of the venue features an abundance of lucky Maneki Neko cats above the open kitchen. […]

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Harbord Hotel has re-opened this summer

January 29, 2021

For nearly over a century, Freshwater locals and visitors flocked to the iconic Harbord Beach Hotel. Now the venue has been reborn a fresh new look and additional dining experiences, opening doors as Harbord Hotel for one of the biggest openings Sydney will see this year. With an expansive main bar, a sun-soaked terrace and […]

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‘Jumbo’ is Mounties new Chinese Seafood Restaurant

December 14, 2020

Award-winning venue, Mounties at Mt Pritchard, has launched their second new restaurant for the venue with Jumbo Seafood. After the success of Modern Australian restaurant, The Oven last September, Chinese restaurant, Jumbo Seafood brings to the menu authentic Asian-inspired dishes. “We listened to our members who have hinted for a long time that a greater […]

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QT launches Cinema Club with Four Pillars Gin Cocktails

December 14, 2020

As the end of the year approaches, what better way to celebrate and catch up with friends than to watch your favourite movies and sip on some well deserved cocktails? With private screenings for up to 28 people per session, QT is launching an underground cinema club. Whether you’re a lover of action, romance, horror […]

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Gotcha Fresh Bubble Tea opens up three new locations

December 11, 2020

If you haven’t tried bubble tea, you are missing out on a world full of flavours. Whether it’s their black sugar, coffee, cheese foam or fruit tea collection that you know and love, the beloved Gotcha launches three new stores around Australia. Standing out from the crowd, their quality teas have been farmed and hand […]

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QT launches at home Christmas box with a sensory dining experience

December 10, 2020

Christmas is finally around the corner and QT has released its first ever holiday box for at home cooks. Taking away the stress of onerous cooking, QT has designed a Christmas menu with almost-ready meals and wine bundles. Curated by QT’s chefs and award-winning restaurants including Santini Grill, Yamagen Japanese, Capital Bar and Grill and […]

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Track of the Day: Maddy Jane “You’re not mine (But I Think You Should Be)” (2020)

December 9, 2020

Tasmanian artist, Maddy Jane has unveiled her latest single, “You’re not mine (But I Think You Should Be)”. After releasing her debut album Not All Bad Or Good earlier this year through Lemon Tree Records/Sony Music Entertainment Australia, Maddy’s new single is fresh and addictive. The song captures a vibrant indie-rock tune with Jane’s vocals […]

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Founders of Fishbowl opens up ‘Fish Shop’ in Bondi

December 8, 2020

After opening up their popular venue Fishbowl in 2016, Bondi is unveiling their newest addition to the club with Fish Shop. Set up as a mix between a traditional and modern fish shop, the venue promises a fine-casual dining experience with takeaway options available and a sit in restaurant and bar. On the menu, Head […]

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The Sydney Fish Market return with their 36 Hour Seafood Marathon

December 7, 2020

Whether it’s shucked oysters, king prawns, fresh fish or lobster that tickle your seafood fancy, the annual 36-Hour Seafood Marathon at the Sydney Fish Market returns right on time for Christmas. With non-stop seafood available from 5:00am Wednesday, 23 December, through to 5:00pm on Christmas Eve, the marathon will also include a variety of premium […]

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Track of the Day: The Jungle Giants “In Her Eyes” (2020)

December 4, 2020

After having their renowned track ‘Heavy Hearted’ nominated for ARIA Song of the Year, The Jungle Giants return with their latest single, “In Her Eyes”. The song captures quintessential summer vibes with a ray of 90’s inspired groovy beats. Lead singer, Sam Hales talks us through the inspiration behind the track: “It feels so good […]

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Track of the Day: George Alice “Teenager” (2020)

December 1, 2020

Triple J’s Unearthed High competition winner, George Alice continues to make waves with her latest single and official video, ‘Teenager’. The talented Australian singer and songwriter has also scored her first headline on the ‘Schools Out’ East Coast Tour. Slow-tempo and composed with soft acoustics, the indie-pop track reflects upon the dismissal of adolescents in […]

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Roll’d releases customisable new rice bowl menu

December 1, 2020

If you’re a firm believer that ‘Rice is Life’, you won’t be disappointed with Roll’d’s new rice menu. Whether you’re a lover of white jasmine rice or the nutty brown, the beloved grain is a primary food source that promotes a great source of energy. “Rice offers a range of nutrients that our body can […]

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Hendrick’s Gin is bringing a hot air balloon bar to Sydney

November 30, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to soar through the sky with a gin in your hand, then wonder no more as Hendrick’s Gin launches its first exclusive bar in a hot air balloon.  The free event is for one day only and with a limited number of people, the ‘Hendrick’s Gin’s […]

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Track of the Day: Yergurl “Until We Meet Again” (2020)

November 27, 2020

If you’re looking for a new track to obsess over, look no further than Melbourne based artist, Yergurl with her latest single, “Until We Meet Again”. After releasing her debut EP Love Bite earlier last year, the 20 year old is known for her unique style of dreamy beats and unapologetic lyrics. Capturing the core […]

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Sugar Coat It is your new favourite dessert box

November 20, 2020

Whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift, the sisters at Sugar Coat It have got you covered.  19-year old Holly Northott and her sister Hannah from Perth are making headlines with their aesthetically and extravagant sweet and savoury gift boxes. Curated by the sisters themselves, each box has boundless options including […]

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Track of the Day: Chase Zera “Over Here” (2020)

November 6, 2020

After her success with debut single “Bring Me Down” and “Saving Bugs” with Warner Music Australia, dance-pop artist, Chase Zera releases her addictive brand new single “Over Here”. With entrancing beats and raw lyrics, the track encapsulates a soulful dance party that you don’t want to end. Chase Zera talks about the inspiration behind the […]

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Rosé Rising is back at Barangaroo House this month

November 4, 2020

“Rose Rising” returns with its annual celebration at Barangaroo House this month. Marking its third year in a row, expect to see all things pink, rosé inspired food and drinks and multi-sensory art installations by Sydney artists Sam Whiteside and design studio BABEKÜHL. Situated on all three levels of Barangaroo House including BEA and Smoke, […]

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COYA is the Northern Beaches hidden gem of fine dining

November 3, 2020

Award-winning restaurant, COYA is Sydney’s Northern Beaches best kept secrets. Nestled in Cromer, this fine dining restaurant celebrates a fusion of modern Australian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Not only has the venue won multiple awards such as the Gault & Millau Australia Award 2019, The Sydney Metropolitan Award for Best New Restaurant in 2017 and […]

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Roll’d delivers the goods for World Vegan Day

October 30, 2020

As World Vegan Day approaches, renowned Vietnamese franchise, Roll’d, is getting ready to serve you with their tasty vegetarian, gluten-free and animal free options. Celebrated globally around the world, the event aims to spread awareness of the health and environmental benefits of veganism. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or simply want to celebrate World Vegan Day, […]

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American-style Harvey’s Hot Sandwiches opens next week

October 30, 2020

If you’re looking for some chunky, finger-licking sandwiches, look no further than Harvey’s Hot Sandwiches. Taking up residence in the $3.2 billion redevelopment of Parramatta Square, the new venue is right in the hot spot of Parramatta. Owned and operated by Chifley Square’s District Brasserie, the group are are also opening up two more restaurants […]

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Surry Hills hotspot The Clock Hotel gets arty with Bombay Sapphire and local creatives

October 28, 2020

Though we weren’t able to attend Vivid this year, Surry Hills’ The Clock Hotel are putting on their luminous art exhibition in partnership with Bombay Sapphire, hosting the alluring “RE-CLAIMED”. Prepare for an an enigmatic light and sound experience created by Sydney artist Sam Whiteside and design-driven creative studio Babekuh.  The Clock Hotel will, temporarily, become […]

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Esteban: a new tequila and mezcal bar opens in Sydney CBD

October 27, 2020

Whilst travelling overseas may be off the cards at the moment, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge what the world has to offer at your favourite restaurants. From the team at Tequila Mockingbird, the Atticus Hospitality Group is expanding with their second instalment, Esteban. After their success with their recent pop-up, Tequila on York, the […]

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Atomic Beer Project is Redfern’s latest microbrewery, workspace and restaurant

October 26, 2020

Western Australia’s Gage Roads Brewing Co is opening its very first venue in Sydney. Situated in the heart of Redfern, Atomic Beer Project brings an innovative concept to the hospitality scene with a microbrewery, workspace and restaurant. Set in in a contemporary warehouse and visually setting the scene with giant stainless-steel tanks of fresh beer, […]

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Hardys releases vintage wines with a Money Back Guarantee

October 22, 2020

Having over 165 years of experience in mastering the art of winemaking and with 9000 accolades, major Australian brand, Hardys showcases their latest wine range with a Money Back Guarantee promotion. Established from earnest family traditions and a dedication to premium quality wines, the range pays tribute to Thomas Hardy who released the brand in […]

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Night Noodle Markets at Home is here

October 10, 2020

For 20 years, the hawker-style market has taken up residence in Hyde Park. Although given the unprecedented times, the event has been re-imagined in a safe and socially responsible manner. This year, you can now enjoy Night Noodle Markets in the comfort of your own home. With curated banquets and delectable Asian cuisine available, your […]

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Wellness coaching is the new spring cleaning

October 1, 2020

As the end of 2020 approaches and with everything the world has gone through this year, it may have left some of us feeling bewildered and overwhelmed. Whether your financial situation has changed, fitness levels have declined or your overall wellbeing has taken a toll, consulting with a wellness coach may be the first step […]

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Darlinghurst’s Sandoitchi is serving up two-for-one chicken katsu bowls

September 25, 2020

If you haven’t eaten at Sandoitchi, now is the time to do so, as they are offering up a tasty discount on their menu. Situated in the heart of Darlinghurst, the cafe opened in 2018 and has become renowned for their delectable Japanese inspired dishes such as their katsu sandos and bowls. As of next […]

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Track of the Day: NAIPIA “Tightropes” (2020)

September 24, 2020

The UK based pop-rock band NAIPIA is making waves this year with their recently released official video clip for their track “Tightropes”. The single has a quick and upbeat rhythm with compelling lyrics of personal growth and balancing the light and darkness within us. Known for their songs about youth and personal journeys, the track […]

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