Food & Drink

Salt Meats Cheese Focaccia

Recipe: Salt Meats Cheese’s Garlic Foccacia

April 9, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Freds Merivale

Mr. Wong, Totti’s and more Merivale restaurants switch to delivery

April 6, 2020

Although Justin Hemmes had announced the closure of his considerable restaurants and bars due to COVID-19 just a few weeks ago, his Merivale empire is now switching to delivery with the of launch a “Merivale at Home” platform. This will allow diners to take advantage of a new at-home dining service that delivers some of […]

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Red Spice Road

Recipe: Red Spice Road’s Roasted King Prawns, Coconut Mustard Sauce

April 6, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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LocalSpots

LocalSpots: new gift card app to support small businesses during lockdown

April 6, 2020

There has been much discussion about ways we can help support struggling small businesses across the hospitality and retail sectors in the face of COVID-19. Now that the government has, necessarily, shuttered all non-essential venues, cash flow has all but frozen for Australia’s favourite restaurants, cafes, florists, hairdressers and the like. How do we support […]

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IIKO Ramen

Recipe: IIKO Mazesoba’s DIY broth-less ramen

April 2, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Espresso Martini

You can now get kegs of espresso martini delivered straight to your door

April 1, 2020

Although they’ve shut doors for now, Glebe’s stalwart Toxteth Hotel is making the most of the situation by using their bottle shop delivery service in the best way possible. That, of course, means kegs filled with their reliable espresso martinis are doing the rounds. Though it’s not just espresso martini on the menu. Kegs of […]

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Cheese Wheel

Salt Meats Cheese now doing delivery for their epic brie spaghetti cheese wheel

April 1, 2020

Sydney cheese lovers need not go without one of Salt Meat Cheese’s epic 1 kilo brie spaghetti cheese wheels. The Drummoyne store has now jumped on the delivery chain, adapting to the current COVID-19 situation and current Government restrictions by making the indulgent meal available for anyone to consume in their own home. From every […]

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Ngala Crunchies

Recipe: South African Ngala Crunchies – a safari staple

April 1, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Cold Fashioned

Recipe: Westward Whiskey Cold Fashioned

March 30, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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BrewDog

Brisbane’s BrewDog now doing contactless drive thru for cars and boats

March 30, 2020

It seems like just yesterday world renowned brewery BrewDog opened an ambitious brewpub in Brisbane. The multinational, Scotland-born brewery has since become one of the city’s most attractive haunts, but recent developments with Covid-19 has shuttered the opportunity to actually go soak up the atmosphere. That’s why the team have decided to introduce a completely […]

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Attica Recipe

Recipe: Attica head chef Ben Shewry’s Winter Bolognaise

March 30, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Pick Up at Tottis

Totti’s is now doing takeaway, and yes that puffy woodfired bread is on the menu

March 30, 2020

Totti’s has become somewhat of a phenomenon for Merivale, swiftly rising to become a dining institution thanks largely to their famously charred woodfired flatbread. Now, Totti’s has joined the chorus of restaurants around the world cutting dine-in options to adapt to social distancing measures. The beloved Bondi local will be doing takeaway from The Bottle […]

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Belly Bao

Newtown favourite Belly Bao opens takeaway window with full menu

March 26, 2020

It’s been weeks of pure shock, for everyone (okay, maybe except for this absolute dickhead). The hospitality industry has especially suffered a critical blow, as scenes around the world have been hit tremendously hard with the impact of COVID-19. In Australia, some of our favourite venues are scrambling to adapt or shut their doors. This […]

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The Borough Box

Some of Australia’s top sommeliers launch natural wine delivery service

March 23, 2020

Lo-Fi Wine directors James Audas (former Noma and Silvereye sommelier) and Tom Sheer (former Love Tilly Divine and Oscillate Wildly sommelier) have officially launched The Borough Box. Available for Sydney and Melbourne, it’s a continuously evolving monthly subscription service that will focus on delivering sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines to Aussies in this time of […]

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TheFork now lets you track which restaurants offer delivery and pick-up

March 23, 2020

As the restaurants, cafes and bars concerned with the health and safety of their staff and customers start to adapt to social distancing, online restaurant booking platform TheFork has made some necessary changes. In response to the ongoing threat from COVID-19, the platform has introduced a search function filtering restaurants that are now offering pick-up […]

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Chargrill Charlies

Chargrill Charlie’s is going “contactless” in response to Coronavirus

March 17, 2020

As local businesses start to adapt to the current situation with Covid, chicken chain Chargrill Charlie’s has joined in by implemented a new “contactless” ordering system. Ensuring they can still serve their local communities despite the need for social distancing, Chargrill Charlie’s has introduced a “Eat Contactless with Charlie’s” addition to their smartphone app. This […]

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NOMAD up the Road

Gift Cards: how to support Aussie restaurants during the Coronavirus pandemic

March 16, 2020

Covid-19, a novel coronavirus, has spread around the world and continues to cause unprecedented health, social and economic crises. Experts are pleading with people to take this seriously, while many separate on the two (equally stupid) extremes of naivety/complacency, and panic/fear-mongering. Social distancing is absolutely crucial to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but as a […]

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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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BWS Arts n Crafts

BWS debut craft beer and painting class is hitting Sydney this week

March 11, 2020

The team at BWS are launching a debut ‘Art n Crafts’ event in Sydney this week, putting their own little spin on the “paint and sip” trend that has been sweeping the globe. Taking the traditional craft beer tasting and adding a whole lot of creativity, the class will welcome anyone over the age of […]

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Milo

Nestle has gone and created plant-based vegan Milo

March 10, 2020

In some of the least expected news of the week, beloved chocolate and malt powder MILO has announced a plant-based alternative. Simply titled MILO Plant Based, the new powder has been created in response to more Aussies turning to dairy alternatives. Using the same core ingredients as the original MILO, those being malt, barley and […]

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Five Favourites: Singapore Chef Wayne Liew’s must-eat spots

February 27, 2020

Eating your way through Singapore is a rite of passage for any worldly traveller. From hawker centres to highly regarded fine-dining, this kinetic hub of all things food, shopping and art is boundless. The internet can never have enough Singapore food articles, given the plethora of what’s out there, what’s been immortalised, and what’s constantly […]

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Marley Spoon

Matt Preston hooks up with Marley Spoon for “ultimate dinner party” boxes

February 25, 2020

Matt Preston has come on board in collaboration with Tanqueray and Marley Spoon to curate a limited edition home delivery dining box, elevating the ready-to-make dinner party concept with fine ingredients and inventive recipes. A first of it’s kind, the dinner box will be available in two exclusive menu variations, sticking to creative interpretations of […]

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Gram Pancakes

Pancake alert: Famous Japanese chain ‘Gram’ opens in Sydney

February 24, 2020

If you’ve ever joined the long queue of hungry locals and tourists aching for their chance to try jiggly soufflé pancake at Gram Café & Pancakes in Japan then you’ll know that their Australian debut is a big deal. How big? Certainly bigger than the towering triple-stack of wobbly pancakes the chain has been pumping […]

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The Cut

Sydney steakhouse The Cut beefs up bar and restaurant menus

February 24, 2020

Stalwart Sydney steakhouse The Cut has added a little more meat to its bones. Mainly it’s bar. The restaurant, dipping into a suave space in the city’s historic The Rocks area, has refocused its offering by placing a larger emphasis on it’s considerable bar. Accompanied by a sweeping menu makeover (don’t worry, the signature slow-cooked, […]

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Meatstock Sydney

Program announced for annual Meatstock Sydney festival

February 19, 2020

The mighty Meatstock, one of Sydney’s most popular food festivals, is entering into its fifth year as it plans a massive return to Sydney Showgrounds. The annual carnivore carnival, now stretched to three days of bottomless BBQ, bands and booze, has a few new changes in store as well. In addition to the now classic […]

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Tasting Australia

Why Tasting Australia is so important for Adelaide in 2020

February 17, 2020

This April, the annual Tasting Australia will once again spread across Adelaide and its bucolic surrounds to celebrate the best in food, wine and culinary talent. Most importantly, the premier event’s program has been curated by the best talent in the business, put together to help guests fall in (or rekindle their) love for the […]

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W Brisbane WET Deck

W Brisbane will host a floating cinema in their pool throughout March

February 17, 2020

Lifestyle hotel and local haunt W Brisbane is set to flip the idea of an open-air cinema throughout March when it launches its own take on the popular night out. As part of a new “Float in Cinema” series, the property will be using their famous WET Deck as they transform the space into a […]

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What to expect when Melbourne’s legendary Albert Park Hotel reopens

February 10, 2020

Historic Melbourne pub The Albert Park Hotel will finally enter its new phase next month when it reopens after an extensive transformation that has been in the works ever since it was purchased by Colonial Leisure Group in 2014. The venue, which dates back to 1883 and is widely considered the beating heart of the […]

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The four best Valentine’s Day menus in Sydney for 2020

February 7, 2020

Raspberry and dark chocolate framboisier made to look like a delicate rose in full bloom (pictured above) should tell you all you need to know about how creative chefs get whenever Valentine’s Day comes around. That particular dessert, part of Mode Kitchen & Bar’s set VDay menu for this year, is but one of the […]

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BunBar: the new Manly joint challenging how we think about burgers

February 6, 2020

A new burger bar concept has emerged in Manly, rethinking the very idea of what a burger could be, by focusing on the bun. It’s no surprise that more and more burger lovers are swapping traditional carb-heavy buns for healthier alternatives, such as the ubiquitous naked lettuce wraps. BunBar seems to thrive on this evolution, […]

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