Food & Drink

Dining Destinations: Huihui (Maui, Hawaii) – Kā’anapali Beach Hotel’s beachfront restaurant

March 24, 2023

In our new series “Dining Destinations”, we take you to some of the best and most unique dining experiences you’ll find around the world. We start in Hawai’i, on the island of Maui, where over the pandemic an inspired new restaurant popped up at one of the region’s most iconic hotels, fusing Hawaiian flavours with […]

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Herb & Chilli Festival heats up the Yarra Valley

March 19, 2023

This weekend in the Yarra Valley, hot heads and green thumbs alike swarmed to the aptly named Lovely Nursery for the 11th Herb & Chilli Festival. Featuring over 80 stalls, live cooking shows, hot wings, fresh chillies and chilli chocolate chip cookie eating contests, and a whole host of fresh herb and chilli plants to […]

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Mary’s & Southern Comfort are throwing a massive glow-in-the-dark party in Bondi this month

March 18, 2023

When was the last time you played glow-in-the-dark golf? Never? Me too. Yet that’s exactly the type of niche Southern Comfort and Birds of Condor are getting at with a huge event in Bondi this month. With Mary’s Burgers along for the ride, there’s a glow-in-the-dark party being planned for Thursday 30th March at the […]

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Ooni Koda 12 Review: The pizza oven you’ve always wanted is finally here

February 13, 2023

There are very few things quite as satisfying as pulling a fresh pizza out of the oven and taking a second to admire your handy work. You’ve put toppings on dough, spread evenly, and melted everything into one another to create what is easily one of the greatest food creations in history. There’s one problem […]

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Kiin is the newest Asian restaurant in the heart of Adelaide

December 15, 2022

Kiin is a new modern-Asian style restaurant that has just opened in the heart of Adelaide. The name is Thai for “eat” and is the creation of Ben Bertei and David Wickwar, who have over fifty years of hospitality experience between them. Located at the front of the Arts Theatre in Angus Street, Kiin Bar […]

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Sydney’s BRAND NEW summer hot spot La Bottega Leichhardt is here

December 1, 2022

We visited Sydney’s new Italian café La Bottega to check out the vibe and the food. Tucked away down busy Norton Street, it has a friendly inviting feel. Colourful umbrellas give some cool shade to the outdoor tables, while the open glass doors make the indoor space feel part of the outdoors. The menu has […]

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Enjoy a God of War Ragnarök Themed Meal at Mjølner Restaurants Across Sydney and Melbourne

November 10, 2022

PlayStation Australia is celebrating the launch of God of War Ragnarök by partnering with Norse-inspired restaurant Mjølner, bringing fans an exclusive menu.  From now until the 20th of November, restaurants across both Sydney and Melbourne will allow fans to “Discover The Realms” with a unique nine-course menu , as we celebrate the release of the […]

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Mate Maker

RÜFÜS DU SOL and friends introduce Mate Maker Organic Hard Kombucha

October 12, 2022

This week, co-founders RÜFÜS DU SOL along with their lifelong friends across the music and drinks industry, Justin Medcraft and Tom Appleton (ex-Diageo), announced their new hard kombucha brand: Mate Maker co. We sat down with Medcraft to talk about the story behind what’s involved in introducing a new style of drink into the Australian market. […]

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What on earth is a Beer Spa? (And why it’s good for your health!)

September 27, 2022

Opening last year in the residential Five Points area of Denver, following the renovation of a building with more than a century of history, and a few delays thanks to Covid, The Beer Spa brought a slowly spreading experience of the same name to the Colorado city for the first time. So what is a […]

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A guide to drinking rosé in winter, from the experts at Brown Brothers

August 11, 2022

Picture this: it’s a gloomy night, rain is thundering against the window, and it’s cold – by Australian standards, at least. What sort of drink would you be craving? Let me guess: a red wine or perhaps a whiskey? That certainly would be the usual. But according to the wine connoisseurs at Brown Brothers, we […]

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Disney’s Space 220 Restaurant: What is it, is it worth the visit, and how do you get a seat?

June 29, 2022

While Disney try to figure out what went wrong with their highly anticipated, but seemingly disappointing Star Wars Hotel, they are also celebrating a similar concept they have very much gotten right: Space 220. Located at Disney’s Epcot in Orlando, and built above the long running Mission: SPACE attraction that gives guests the experience of […]

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QT Sydney and Adriano Zumbo flip the script on traditional high tea for ‘QTea’

June 7, 2022

Going for high tea at one of Sydney’s best hotels is fallen out of favour in the past few years, as bottomless brunches take over as the afternoon activity of choice for groups looking to pack a sesh into their weekends. But that’s just because high tea has become such a standard affair, with the […]

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The Bands That Made The Beer: Casey’s Brewery

May 5, 2022

In our new series, we’re taking a dive into local independent breweries and doing our best impression of being a Cicerone, by matching the brewery’s beers with a band. We’ll be taste testing the best a brewery has to offer and teaming tipples with tracks, all to make that drinking experience even more special. This […]

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Trinity St Kilda takes us to church, complete with wine, food trucks, and four legged friends.

April 13, 2022

Set at the very start of St Kilda Road, a new family and pet-friendly bar and food truck park has aimed to recapture the historic beauty of the Holy Trinity Church Hall. Majestically transformed into a bright and luxurious bar with a separate wine room, Trinity St Kilda also features a huge outdoor space with […]

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Beer and BBQ

Beer and BBQ Festival is back at the Adelaide Showgrounds for 2022

April 12, 2022

After two years of almost having a Beer and BBQ Festival, but being beaten at the post by COVID, this year is promising to live up to the hype. Scheduled from Friday 15th until Sunday 17th July, the Beer and BBQ Festival musical lineup is nothing short of spectactular. The 2021 lineup has been rebooked: […]

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Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival brings the spirit of EPCOT to the West Coast

April 7, 2022

At the end of the 1980s, Walt Disney World in Orlando was booming; overtaking the swampland they acquired for “The Florida Project” while founder Walt Disney was still alive with no less than three parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and what is now known as Hollywood Studios (on its opening in 1989, it was the Disney-MGM […]

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Kid Kyoto is still one of Sydney’s most charming Japanese dining experiences

April 5, 2022

Kid Kyoto is like your trendy cousin. You envy their effortless style and try to imitate their endearing nature, but no matter how hard you attempt to recreate their swagger, it just isn’t right. These are my favourite types of dining experiences – the ones you genuinely can’t replicate at home. As I walked Bridge […]

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The Bands That Made The Beer: Rusty Penny Brewing

March 17, 2022

In a brand new series, we’ll be taking a dive into local independent breweries and doing our best impression of being a Cicerone, by matching the brewery’s beers with a band. We’ll be taste testing the best a brewery has to offer and teaming tipples with tracks, all to make that drinking experience even more […]

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Surry Hills’ legendary Vasco rolls into a new era with a refreshed food and drink menu

February 23, 2022

Since 2012, Vasco has been slapped with legendary status on Surry Hills’ Cleveland Street, stuck at the forefront of the kinetic strip amongst neighbourhood gems like The Norfolk, Brickfields, and Mjolner. That’s ten years of serving as the grungy neighbourhood cocktail bar, with renown for slinging some of the area’s best concoctions backed by a […]

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Sydney’s iconic Mister Gee gets fruity with Alize Pineapple for a 2-night only block party

February 23, 2022

Mister Gee North Strathfield, which is still rolling after many years as one of the absolute best burger joints Sydney has ever seen, is about to drop something very, very unexpected on us. Teaming up with Alizé to celebrate the new Alizé Pineapple infusion, Gee will be taking a hard left turn from what one […]

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Wahlburgers opens its first Australian restaurant in Sydney’s Opera Quays

February 17, 2022

With some 60 locations already in North America, the burger and bar restaurant Wahlburgers opened its doors for the first time in Australia today, and our very own Nathan Atkins was there for the opening. Located in Sydney’s Opera Quays, Wahlburgers was founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlburg, and was the subject […]

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Gourmet Life has your valentines day picnic plans sorted this weekend

February 10, 2022

Purveyors of taste and decadence, Gourmet Life, are playing it smart ahead of Valentine’s Day this year. The popular online gourmet grocer has curated its top-shelf products into three different Valentine’s Day packs for couples planning to picnic this weekend, offering up what is easily some of the ritziest packs around. From fresh black truffle […]

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You can now get a 5.25-litre keg of Fireball Whisky for your next house party in Australia

January 17, 2022

Originally available exclusively for the US, the eternally party-minded Fireball Whisky is doubling down on the liquor’s racous image by bringing a 5.25-litre keg to Australia. Doubling as a collectable, the Fireball Whisky keg is now available with a strictly limited quantity of just 1,000 exclusively for sale online via BoozeBud. All you’d need to […]

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Interview: Nat’s What I Reckon talks rock ‘n’ roll, trivia and his latest book Death to Jar Sauce

December 23, 2021

Since exploding over the internet with his isolation cooking videos in early 2020, Sydney comedian, musician, YouTuber and now award-winning, bestselling author Nat’s What I Reckon has been riding the wave of success with style. The swearing tattooed rocker has been creating content for almost a decade, uploading tongue-in-cheek criticisms of cultural norms and societal […]

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Drew Barrymore

Recipe: Cook Harissa Spaghetti from Drew Barrymore’s new cookbook Rebel Homemaker

December 14, 2021

Actress Drew Barrymore is joining the ranks of lifestyle authors, with her debut lifestyle guide and cookbook Rebel Homemaker.  In Rebel Homemaker, Barrymore takes you inside her kitchen and her life, as she shares stories, recipes and personal photos. Alongside thirty-six recipes, she will also be sharing personal essays and stories about topics such as […]

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How Fratelli Fresh got its groove back: A level-up for Grosvenor Place and Pacific Concepts

December 13, 2021

Now that Pacific Concepts is ready and willing to trudge forth into new territory, it seems the group has chosen to kick the post-lockdown life off by taking the somewhat inescapable Fratelli Fresh brand and upscaling it with a new standalone restaurant at Grosvenor Place. Carving out the same space that was once occupied by […]

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The AU Review’s Christmas food & drink guide 2021

December 12, 2021

We’ve already let you know our top picks for gifts this Christmas, but that isn’t all that you’ve got to fork out for when it comes to bringing the festive cheer to your home. Food & drink is always going to be a big part of the big day, so we’ve rounded up some of […]

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The AU Review’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2021: From tech and grooming, to kitchen and design

December 9, 2021

2021 has been tough for Aussies, and it seems that quite possibly things are going to be… complicated… for months to come. There’s still a lot of gloom about despite many cities now enjoying life out of lockdown, which is why the upcoming Christmas holidays just may be the most important ones yet. There’s no […]

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Aussie restaurants are set to bring the PlayStation experience to the plate

December 7, 2021

Gaming fans and foodies alike can rejoice as PlayStation launches PlayStation to Plate, giving Aussies across Sydney and Melbourne a taste of the many exclusives the platform has to offer. From 3 December, three restaurants will bring to life meals inspired by classic franchises including The Last of Us, Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted. Dish 1: […]

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Lyre’s Spirit Co hooks up with QT Sydney for alcoholic-free Bar None in Sydney

December 6, 2021

A few years ago most discerning drinkers would have scoffed at the idea of a bar exclusively slinging non-alcoholic spirits, but times have almost certainly changed. In 2021, Lyre’s Spirit Co – a company that produces award-winning non-alcoholic spirits – is sitting pretty with an impressive $500 million valuation, and the appetite for sippin’ on […]

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