Travel & Lifestyle

The Mayflower is Darlinghurst’s affordable luxury cafe-restaurant

September 18, 2020

Tucked away in a small corner within Darlinghurst, The Mayflower is a hidden gem that pays homage to a 90s Art Deco florist. Revamped as a high-end cafe-restaurant, the venue flourishes with stylish floral centerpieces and distinctive interior pieces. With onyx stone tables, elegant pendant lights, peach chairs and stunning backdrops of abstract floral murals, […]

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The Arbory Afloat returns to the Yarra in time for spring

September 18, 2020

Melbourne’s renowned floating bar and restaurant, The Arbory Afloat resurfaces to the Yarra River. Spruced up with a fresh new look taking inspiration from Australian beach houses, the venue will showcase chic coastal interiors with an inner-city meets sea-side oasis. Although the two bars, upper pool deck and dining area have remained in place, expect […]

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Sydney’s The Burger Collective are slinging freebies for National Cheeseburger Day

September 16, 2020

Since 2016, Sydney-based smartphone app The Burger Collective has collated and showcased the best burger joints in the city. And that’s no easy feat, given that Sydney has what is arguably one of the absolute greatest collection of burger restaurants in the world. Burger Head, BL Burgers, Happy Ending, Mister Gee, Superior Burger – need […]

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You can now get Gelato Messina’s famous Magic Mushroom cake for $21

September 16, 2020

To celebrate its 21st birthday in Australia, eBay has partnered up with those dessert mad scientists over at Gelato Messina to bring back one of their most famous creations. Available for a limited time exclusively through eBay Australia, with all proceeds going to Beyond Blue, the treat is a refined take on the brand’s classic […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Wax Chattels from Auckland, New Zealand

September 15, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Sydney’s NOMAD to reopen in original Foster Street home next month

September 15, 2020

Beloved Sydney restaurant Nomad will shift back to its original Foster Street location as of Tuesday 20th October, reopening doors to reveal extensive renovations following a fire last September. The new-look Nomad will sport a larger kitchen, opened up and surrounded by twice as much seating, a larger charcoal grill, and the new addition of […]

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Jameson wants to buy you a free drink as Australia’s Biggest Shout returns

September 15, 2020

After success last year, Jameson have officially brought back “Australia’s Biggest Shout”, committing 15,000 free Jameson, Dry & Limes for Aussies at participating venues. Initially, this will include venues in NSW, QLD and SA, but Jameson has also promised to extend the shout and resume it when its safe for Victorians to head on out […]

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Virgin Australia is now offering free booking changes until January 2021

September 15, 2020

Under a new customer policy announced recently, Virgin Australia will now be offering unlimited booking changes without any change fees for reservations with travel between now and 31st January 2021. The announcement comes as the airline refines their “Passenger Promise” concept, remaining hopeful for the uptick in domestic travel as we near the end of […]

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Employees Only Sydney introduces “Around the World in Four Drinks” set

September 14, 2020

Cocktail bars are catching onto the taste-bud-travel trend, and the latest just happens to be one of Sydney’s best. Employees Only has introduced a new travel-themed set of four cocktails, a tightly curated menu for customers to traverse the various tastes of popular spots like Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong, and New York, simply by sipping […]

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Whistler, British Columbia

September 14, 2020

In between time spent on the towering twins of Whistler Blackcomb, one of the most exciting ski villages in the world gets much of its energy from its famed nightlife. Whistler, flooded with expats (mostly Aussies) addicted to the daily cycle of adventure and unwind, has built up a solid reputation for a modest but […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with ELEEA from Gold Coast, Queensland

September 14, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Potts Point favourite Yellow plans epic World Vegetarian Day feast with guest chefs

September 11, 2020

A new Australian inspired pizza joint isn’t all Bentley Group have got cooking in the kitchen. The team are set on continuing their long-running Yellow Presents series at the beloved Potts Point restaurant, planning a huge feast for World Vegetarian Day with numerous guest chefs from the group’s awarded restaurants. For one day only, Bentley […]

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Misfits Bar celebrates turning three with free birthday shots and special offers

September 11, 2020

After three years as Redfern’s trendsetting bar, Misfits Bar and Dining celebrates its third birthday in style with live music, birthday booze and tasty treats this September. Following the theme of all good things coming in three, the bar is delivering all the goodies in trios. Expect a triad of oyster shooters with flavours of […]

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Chin Chin is doing delivery to Mornington Peninsula for one day only

September 11, 2020

With Melbourne still under lockdown, ordering in has become a necessity for those who still want to support and experience their favourite venues. Chin Chin has been at the forefront of this, with their ready-to-cook Make Me, Feed Me packs being delivered all over Melbourne. Though that hasn’t been of much use for fans outside […]

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Tequila Mockingbird opens Sydney CBD pop-up

September 11, 2020

The best named Latin American restaurant in Sydney has officially popped open a sister venue, translating much of what makes Paddington’s Tequila Mockingbird such a stunner. The new Tequila On York is a semi-obscured, Tequila-heavy restaurant and bar hanging out in an old printing shop just off the CBD’s York Street, streamlining the flavours of […]

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Interview: MasterChef alumni Matt Sinclair shares his tips and techniques on all things beef

September 10, 2020

As warmer weather approaches, what better way to celebrate spring than a good old fashioned BBQ or cooking up a Sunday roast? The AU Review spoke with MasterChef finalist and restaurant owner of Sum Yung Guys, Matt Sinclair, who enlightened us with his knowledge of the best beef cuts and cooking techniques. From slow braising, […]

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Koko Black blesses chocolate lovers with new Australiana range

September 10, 2020

Australia’s most timeless treats have been pulled in every direction for the past few years, expressed so lovingly as ice creams, biscuits, KitKat’s, and more. Now, artisan chocolatier Koko Black have thrown their considerable hat in the ring with a new range celebrating Australiana classics distilled into and expressed as various chocolate bars and crackles. […]

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Recipe: How to make the Pixieberry Cheesecake from Final Fantasy XIV

September 8, 2020

It’s not often that a game is so stacked with delicious food that it inspires IRL recipes. Final Fantasy XIV is an exception. As one of the most beloved MMORPG’s based on the classic Square Enix series, XIV maintains an enviable space in the world of video games, with a passionate fan base just as […]

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Cocktail Recipe: You’re Grounded by Melbourne Gin

September 7, 2020

Emerging craft gin label Melbourne Gin has just come from securing a Double Gold metal at the 2020 SIP Awards for the second year in a row, which certainly bodes well for their inventive releases as of late. To see what they’ve been playing around with in terms of flavour we hit them up for […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Hussy Hicks from Gold Coast, Queensland

September 7, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Mcclendon from Nasvhille, Tennessee

September 4, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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The Bentley Group is opening an Australian inspired pizza joint

September 3, 2020

With four acclaimed restaurants in their pocket such as Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Cirrus, the Bentley Group have announced they are opening Ria Pizza + Wine. Whilst Monopole relocates to Sydney’s CBD, Australia square in October, the new casual pizza joint will be taking up residence in it’s previous dining space with […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with That Brunette from Brooklyn, New York

September 3, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Greatest Hits from Leeds, UK

September 2, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Grace Sanders from Perth, Western Australia

September 2, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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BL Burgers

Sydney’s WAP (Wet Ass Patty) burger is here to dominate your taste buds

September 1, 2020

If you love burgers and your name isn’t Ben Shapiro, then get the hell on down to BL Burgers this week. The ever-creative burger-slingers have created an unholy ode to your dirtiest, most salacious food fantasies with “WAP (Wet Ass Patty)” and its bound to weirdly offend unaffected conservatives the world over. As overwhelmingly large […]

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The AU’s Father’s Day drinks guide 2020: Spirits, Wines, and Beers

September 1, 2020

The pandemic may have shut down more than a few 2020 plans, but that doesn’t mean some of Australia’s finest distilleries, breweries and wineries have stopped pushing their liquid gold onto shelves around the country. We’re willing to bet that dad is going to need a good drink or two come Father’s Day, at least […]

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Barangaroo House reopens with new dining experiences

August 31, 2020

The iconic Barangaroo House is finally re-opening its doors and recommencing dine-in operations for their three venues, House Bar, BEA, and Smoke. In light of Coronavirus restrictions gradually easing, Matt Moran and Solotel Group have shifted their gears to cater towards smaller groups and will be consistent with government mandated health and safety regulations. “The […]

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Pier One Sydney Harbour opens their most coveted suite for group bookings

August 31, 2020

Sydney’s lavish, perfectly located Pier One Sydney Harbour has now started taking private bookings for one of the luxury hotel’s most coveted corners, for groups of up to 10. With hotels still finding their place in the ongoing pandemic, the “Harbour Bridge Balcony Party” is an attractive option for groups that feel like something special […]

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Salt Meats Cheese is now doing a plant-based Italian menu

August 28, 2020

Following the announcement of their new vegan restaurant Safiya, the team behind Salt Meats Cheese are introducing a plant-based banquet menu for their Italian restaurants in NSW and QLD. The ‘Soul Meets Cheers Vegan Series’ will take place across all venues (except Southbank) on Tuesday 8th September at 6pm. A strictly vegan approach to classic […]

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