Food & Drink

Review: The Bistro at Manly Pavilion skews Italian with new chef

April 19, 2021

Manly Pavilion holds a special place in the Northern Beaches. There are of course many time-tested institutions in the area, but few can boast the same sparkling, impressively serene location of this venue. Perched on the water’s edge, in a restored heritage building, it’s rightfully a top choice for long-lunches, evening cocktails, and more relaxed […]

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Freshwater’s Hardbord Hotel announces Froth Fest: Ruby Fields, Layne Beachley, and more

April 14, 2021

Freshwater’s recently refreshed Harbord Hotel has been drawing praise from beyond the Northern Beaches thanks to a swift, smart update. The legendary hotel, a Northern Beaches fortress of frothies, good food, and – quite honestly – the best spicy margs in Sydney right now, is now gearing up for their first big event. That would […]

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papparich nasi lemak burger

PappaRich’s ungodly nasi lemak burger has returned to Australia

March 31, 2021

PappaRich has finally bought back their monstrously popular Nasi Lemak burger, which is now on the menu across their Australian stores for a limited time only. A crowd-favourite every time it has been popped back onto the menu, the burger is available from until 30th May – that’s a good amount of time you have […]

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QT at Home Easter

QT Hotels are packing lush Easter dining boxes for home entertainers

March 25, 2021

Given they have some of the best hotel restaurants in Australia – shout out to Gowings & Parlour Cucina in Sydney and Santini Grill in Perth – QT Hotels and Resorts are doubling down on their at-home dining concept which was introduced late last year. QT’s best chefs from across Australia – representing awarded restaurants […]

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Banksia Bakehouse

Banksia Bakehouse has created a Hot Cross Croissant… and its beautiful

March 25, 2021

Sydney CBD’s Banksia Bakehouse has been making quite the name for itself with inventive creations that keep pumping across social media. And it seems the formidable kitchen isn’t slowing down anytime soon, nodding towards Easter with the creation of the Hot Cross Croissant. Keep in mind this was a bakery that just last week revealed […]

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Opera Kitchen is now a vibrant Italian & Japanese food hall

March 22, 2021

It’s one of Sydney’s most sought after dining spots, given it sides right up to Sydney Harbour, and now Opera Kitchen has reopened with a fresh new approach to dining. The venue is now a multi-cuisine food hall, giving Opera Bar more than a few new neighbours for anyone keen to mix-and-match their dining experience. […]

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Junipalooza Sydney eyes August launch with a two-day homage to gin

March 22, 2021

Two-day gin superfest Junipalooza is eyeing an August 2021 debut for its Sydney iteration, following five successful years staging its Melbourne festival. The homage to all things gin will be taking over Carriageworks on 28th and 29th August, rounding up dozens of distillers under the one roof. Given the way the festival works and its […]

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EggSlut’s Alvin Cailan leads new Potts Point pop up “Iconic Burger”

March 17, 2021

To celebrate the fact that online platform The Burger Collective is now doing delivery – TBC Delivery (it’s like your favourite delivery service, but only with burgers) – celeb chef Alvin Cailan has decided to open a new Potts Point pop-up called Iconic Burger. Kicking off on the 17th March for 3 weeks only, the […]

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Black Star Pastry prep 15,000 hot cross buns for Sydney’s Easter rush

March 16, 2021

Given that they are some of the most popular Easter treats its year, it’s no surprise to see Black Star Pastry bring back their famous translation of the classic Hot Cross Buns. Available now until Monday 5th April, Sydney’s most beloved bakery will be dolling out these dense, cushiony, sticky, spicy, sweet, 100% vegan buns […]

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Esteban evolves with modern Mexican eats and live Latin American music

March 16, 2021

Live music was hard to come by all throughout last year in Sydney, for obvious reasons, but now a swift return to in-the-flesh sounds of all kinds is back on the cards. We’ve already seen Sydney come to life with a new outdoor concert series, and now one of the city’s best new Mexican restaurants […]

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Lark muscat cask finish

Lark Distillery reveals gold-winning Muscat Cask Finish single malt whisky

March 15, 2021

As far as Australian whisky goes, is there any distillery as prolific as Lark right now? They’ve been bang on with the releases lately, and that success doesn’t look to be slowing down any soon with the highly anticipated release of the Lark Muscat Cask Finish single malt. It’s one of Lark’s highest achieving whiskies […]

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Barry's Bootcamp Surry Hills

Barry’s Bootcamp and Chin Chin link up for the ultimate fitness feast in Sydney

March 12, 2021

Fancy your HIIT with a side of scrummy Thai food? I’m not talking overly-sauced takeaway pad see ew after you’ve just flurried your way through sprints and burpees either. The team behind global fitness favourite Barry’s Bootcamp has teamed up with pink-hued contemporary Thai restaurant Chin Chin for just that. HIIT with a side of […]

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How to get your hands on rare 19-year old whiskies from Lark Distillery

March 11, 2021

Ever-busy Tasmanian whisky heroes Lark Distillery have just released a sub-$2,000 19-year old whisky as two casks. The inaugural “Legacy” and its expressions, HHF582B (AKA “Topaz”) and HHF585A (AKA “Rich Toffee), boast the distinction of having been distilled by Bill Lark himself, during his tenure as Head Distiller, which has since been a role filled […]

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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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Whisky Loot taps the luck of the Irish with new themed whiskey boxes

March 8, 2021

Put down that bottle of Jameson. You can pick it up later – Jameson is fine. But there is much more to Irish whisky than one or two brands. Don’t believe me? Hit up Whisky Loot and they’ll tell you – actually, they’ll show you. The Australian online whisky subscription service has decided to turn […]

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Grill’d are giving away free lamb brain burgers this weekend

March 6, 2021

Grill’d isn’t widely known for experimentation. Sure, they’ve always been consistent in rolling out new, health-focused combinations, but they’ve never truly gone left-field with their inoffensive menu. That changes this weekend, as the burger chain partners with streaming service Binge to introduce a lamb brain burger. Yes, a lamb brain burger. And you don’t get […]

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Restaurant of the Month: Mister Percy – Pyrmont, Sydney

March 5, 2021

Sydney’s hotel restaurants are boring. Maybe that was a bit too definitive. Let’s just say, Sydney hotel restaurants are, for the most part, unmemorable. At least when compared to standard-pushing cities like Tokyo and New York City. Although, I’ve never eaten at a Chicago, San Fran or L.A. hotel restaurant that inspired much enthusiasm either. […]

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Pizza Hut Australia now delivers some of the country’s favourite beers

March 1, 2021

Forget the 1.25L bottle of Coke with your Pizza Hut Australia order. From today, the inescapable pizza brand is now chucking beer on the menu. From $20, you can slap a six-pack on top of your pizza (or wings or pasta) order, although the concept has only so far rolled out in Queensland and Victoria. […]

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Four Pillars and QT Hotels come together for exclusive coconut and bamboo “Ordered Chaos” gin

February 26, 2021

Yarra Valley’s eternally beloved Four Pillars has teamed up with the equally adored QT Hotels and Resorts for a playful new collaboration which will see the distillery’s latest gin available exclusively across QT’s family of boutique-minded hotels. And though you might not be able to get Four Pillars’ new Ordered Chaos Gin at your local […]

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Whisks at the ready, The Big Bake comes to Sydney

February 19, 2021

Copious amounts of sugar, a baking competition and a cocktail bar – what could possibly go wrong?! The Big Bake Sydney is a pop up baking experience where you team up to compete for the title of Baking Champion. Loosely based on the popular Canadian television show of the same name, The Big Bake incorporates […]

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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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Vietnamese Curry Lamingtons: Tokyo Lamington and Hello Auntie are a match made in Lunar heaven

February 13, 2021

It’s no secret now that Tokyo Lamington is one of the best new dessert shops in the country. After all, they are taking the most beloved spongy treat the country has ever known and layering on a dazzling amount of creativity, with everything from Davidson Plum to Pandan & Coconut sprucing up the classic. Now […]

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Black Star Pastry new store in Newtown

Black Star Pastry opens fresh Newtown store, this time on King Street

February 13, 2021

It has been 13 years since Black Star Pastry opened un unassuming shopfront in Newtown, slightly veered off the main strip of King Street with a diminutive space popping with vibrant cakes and fresh pastries. Now, the internationally renowned bakery and sweets shop has firmed their grip on Newtown’s culinary scene by making the big […]

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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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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in South Africa

February 1, 2021

Domestic travel is on the cusp of a resurgence with states across Australia beginning to relax lockdown measures. International travel? That’s a different story. With many countries around the world struggling in the fight against COVID-19, we’ve been given conflicting information on when international travel will resume to a sense of normalcy anytime soon. Some […]

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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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You can now get huge native flavour versions of lamingtons in Sydney

January 25, 2021

Since opening a Sydney flagship store late last year, Tokyo Lamington has opened up to various interpretations of the namesake treat held so dearly in the hearts and minds of Aussies nationwide. The humble lamington has seen some head-turning interpretations from the speciality dessert store, which has been introduced a “Melbourne Bushfood” series, introducing a […]

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This premium food delivery service is now slinging incredible Christmas packs for 2020

December 16, 2020

Not a fan of stuffing turkeys and layering trifles on Christmas day? Not many people are. Christmas is always an exciting time of the year, but it’s also just damn busy. And ‘busy’ is where online meal delivery services like to play the hardest. Not all of them are made equal though, and it seems […]

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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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