Food & Drink

L.A’s renowned Hyde Kitchen makes its debut in Perth

November 7, 2019

Perth’s newest hotspot brings the famous HYDE brand from buzzing locations in L.A and Miami down to the world’s most isolated city. A collaboration between Accor and sbe Entertainment Group, Hyde Perth Kitchen & Cocktails, located in the shiny new Art Series Hotel The Adnate, aligns with the brand’s playful, party-minded “casual by day, classy […]

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Gin Palooza, the festival celebrating all things gin, returns to Sydney this November

November 6, 2019

For those of you who are passionate connoisseurs, growing gin-thusiasts or just looking to learn more about the botanical spirit, Gin Palooza is this month’s event worthy of your attendance. After a successful first event earlier this year, the Australian Gin Distillers Association is returning the celebration of gin to Paddington Town Hall from 23 to 24 November. […]

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One of New Zealand’s longest running wine festivals is this month

November 1, 2019

One of New Zealand’s most iconic wine regions will once again be on full display during the one-day 28th annual Toast Martinborough festival, scheduled for Sunday 17th November. The long running festival of wine, food and music amongst the vines will highlight the spirit of Martinborough’s passionate wine community and task the participating vineyards in […]

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Melbourne’s epic Juniperlooza announces 2020 program

November 1, 2019

With 2019 rolling to a close, it’s already time to start planning what Australian events you want to hit up in the first quarter of 2020. First up, the consistently excellent (and sell-out) gin festival of Juniperlooza will be back for Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of February. Taking over The Boatbuilders Yard and Polly […]

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Here’s how to score some free Ben & Jerry’s in November

October 31, 2019

Everyone likes free ice-cream, even more so when it’s the flavourful Ben & Jerry’s. The ubiquitous ice creamers are celebrating their 10th anniversary this November by giving away some scoops. Although this one won’t be as simple as just rocking up and asking nicely. This weekend (2nd and 3rd Nov), anyone named Ben or Jerry […]

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You can now take gin-themed tours of the Sydney Opera House

October 28, 2019

If you have ever wanted to go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House, and blend your own gin as you soak up Harbour-side views, then you’ll want to get around this exclusive Gin & Tour experience coming early next month. Archie Rose Distilling Co. and the Sydney Opera House have collaborated on […]

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Hey Australia: BWS is giving away rare 6-packs for free this Friday

October 13, 2019

Coming into the warmer parts of the year, there’s sure to be an increased intake in the nectar of the gods. With a massive push in the past decade towards micro and craft breweries, the domestic and international beer scene has seen astronomical growth, with seemingly every man and his dog now brewing their own […]

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Cornucopia: In Whistler, we found one of the world’s best food festivals

October 9, 2019

Next month Whistler Village will once again kick off one of the world’s greatest ski seasons, but in the lead up to that, it’ll transform into a veritable oasis of food and wine, highlighting the many fine restaurants and bars that make up British Columbia’s adventure capital in new and interesting ways. Each November, this […]

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Kiyomi, Broadbeach Review: Chasing perfection on the Gold Coast

October 8, 2019

It’s always exciting to re-visit one of your favourite restaurants on the Gold Coast, more so when it’s even better than you remembered. When Chase Kojima (of Sydney’s celebrated Sokyo, and the more recent Chuuka) first opened this slick modern Japanese restaurant at The Star back in 2015, reception was instantly, and understandably, enthusiastic. Sokyo […]

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Betty’s Burgers is giving away 1,000 free burgers in North Sydney this week

October 8, 2019

Queensland born burger chain Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co are opening up a new location on Mount Street, North Sydney next week, and to celebrate they’ve committed to give away 1,000 free burgers. As the fresh new venue transforms into “the ultimate beach party oasis” with DJs and a general party vibe, the kitchen plan […]

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Bennelong has made a huge change to its wine program

October 8, 2019

Sydney’s iconic Bennelong have not only made a huge change to their beloved wine menu, but a big statement about the strength and vitality of the Australian wine industry. Switching from their wide-reaching wine program, to a menu that is completely Australian focused (except for the Champagne), the destination restaurant has committed itself to showcasing […]

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DOPA by Devon, Darling Square Review: An homage to the don

October 2, 2019

The folk behind Sydney’s beloved Devon Café sure are banking on the Japanese donburi with their new venue Dopa by Devon. And why shouldn’t they? The staple simmered bowl of rice and protein is a constant favourite for anyone who has ever been over to Japan (which should be everyone by now – flights are […]

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Here’s what to eat at the last ever Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park

October 1, 2019

The long-standing Sydney tradition of getting a group together and running around Hyde Park eating all kinds of Asian cuisine is coming to an end. Well, sort of. Good Food Month’s always anticipated Night Noodle Markets is once again getting ready to take over Sydney’s leafy central park, but for the very last time before […]

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Bangkok’s iconic nahm restaurant returns with a brand new chef and menu

October 1, 2019

One of the most iconic dining experience in the world, Bangkok’s perennially awarded nahm is back. Following a summer break which saw the fine dining Thai restaurant take a break, nahm is ready to relaunch with highly regarded Chef Pim Techamuanvivit at the helm. Techamuanvivit, who rose to fame at the head of San Francisco’s […]

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One of Italy’s most acclaimed restaurants in coming to Perth for one night only

October 1, 2019

The Chef behind Three Michelin starred Italian restaurant Reale is coming all the way from the mountains of Abruzzo, Central Italy to pop-up in Perth. Announced exclusively for the middle of October, award-winning Perth restaurant Wildflower will be hosting a very special event when they welcome Chef Niko Romito to the kitchen, from which the […]

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QT Sydney’s classy cocktail bar now sells Negroni fountains

September 30, 2019

Sleek and seductive QT Sydney have pounced onto spring with a new cocktail menu, refreshing their popular bar with a completely new list of concoctions across both their hideaway Gowings Bar and Gowings Bar & Grill. Milkwashings, infusions and house-made ingredients are re-taking centre stage for the new program. And it certainly reiterates QT’s playfulness […]

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Behold: Golden Gaytime Krispy Kreme doughnuts are now a thing

September 30, 2019

It’s been awhile (probably a few weeks, who’s counting?) since we had such an ungodly food creation enter the Australian market, but three separate entities are determined to make us both wince and salivate over the latest franken-food. And it’s a big one, with 7-Eleven, Golden Gaytime and Krispy Kreme coming together to create two […]

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Qatar Airways make some big changes to Economy’s in-flight dining

September 30, 2019

Aussies flying Economy class in Qatar can now expect to be eating a lot better, as the airline has moved to make substantial changes to their in-flight menu, which includes a 20 to 50 per cent increase in portions and a focus on fresh, local and seasonal produce. The menu change, which was first announced […]

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Five ways to celebrate Darling Harbour’s inaugural Sydney Oyster Week

September 26, 2019

Sydney Oyster Week (or rather Sydney Oyster 10-days) is upon us, currently running up until 30th September with just about everything a self-respecting oyster lover could want (ie, cheap-as-chips high quality oysters). It’s the first year for this briny celebration, so you can expect the ever-changing Darling Harbour to be showing off their best side, […]

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Long Chim, Sydney Review: a full-palate workout

September 26, 2019

David Thompson’s masterstroke Long Chim is all about depth. That much has been touted since the acclaimed chef opened this Sydney outpost in 2016, triumphantly returning home after swiftly building up a reputation as one of the world’s leading Thai food chefs. The shadowy industrial space just off Martin Place is lit like the pulsating […]

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A kombi giving away free beer from Australia’s best brewers is arriving in Sydney

September 25, 2019

Beer fan? You’re going to want to head along to Sydney’s Central Park on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th because a kombi van will be rocking free beer tastings from the country’s best brewers. It’s part of the “The Four Points Road Trip” by hotel brand Four Points by Sheraton, taking a kitted up kombi […]

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Two Singapore restaurants have been awarded three Michelin stars each

September 22, 2019

With the release of the Michelin Guide Singapore 2019, one of the most visited destinations in the world has officially leaped forward in the global culinary race with not one but two restaurants awarded with a coveted three stars. This is the first time since the launch of the Singapore edition of the Michelin guide […]

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Saké The Rocks is bringing back a decade of favourite dishes for 10th anniversary

September 19, 2019

One of Sydney’s most referenced Japanese restaurants, Saké Restaurant & Bar in The Rocks, is turning 10 in October and has sights set on a milestone menu that will celebrate the kitchen’s strong legacy. Starting things all the way back in October 2009, the restaurant has been an endearing spot for modern Japanese food set […]

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Matt Moran’s Aria Sydney announces 20th anniversary menu

September 19, 2019

Two decades since first opening its unrivalled harbourside location, Matt Moran’s acclaimed Aria is preparing a custom eight-course tasting menu reflecting on the fine dining restaurant’s legacy. Available all throughout October, the milestone-nodding menu will bring back some of the kitchen’s most beloved dishes from the past 20 years, including a modern interpretation of Moran’s […]

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Sydney’s epic Burgapalooza is back, and we’ve got the menu

September 16, 2019

Sydney’s burger lords are once again about to join forces in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square Park for Burgapalooza. And if previous years are anything to go by, burger fiends can expect some of the best damn creations from both legendary burger chefs and some widely acclaimed newcomers. Festival all-stars Down n’ Out, BL Burgers, Burger […]

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The Wizard’s Cauldron challenges you to test your magical mettle brewing potions

September 10, 2019

There’s a brand new pop-up in Surry Hills, Sydney that is giving you an opportunity to test your magical mettle and see if you really are a witch or wizard at heart, without having to sit under an oversized floppy pointy hat. 

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This speyside distillery is coming to Sydney to give 51 year old whisky away for free

September 9, 2019

Speyside distillery Craigllachie, known as “The Bad Boy of Speyside” for their famously rebellious nature, is about to make whisky history by doing something no distillery has done before. In short, they’re about to give away a recently uncovered, long forgotten 51 year old whisky (that’d be worth a fortune) for free. Specifically, the traditional […]

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The ultimate guide to Bangkok’s world famous street food

September 5, 2019

There are many reasons why Bangkok is one of the most exciting cities in Asia, but first and foremost would be the city’s spectacular street food culture. The bustling Thai city is often seen as a reference point for diverse and delicious street food, maintaining a reputation for no fuss curb-side dining that has endeared […]

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Young Henrys and Hartsyard are doing bottomless lunches in Newtown this month

September 4, 2019

Contemporary comfort food mecca Hartsyard and Newtown brewing legends Young Henrys are collaborating! That’s not really surprising though, seeing as Newtown’s many, many amazing businesses are known to cross roads regularly. What is surprising is that it’s resulted in the two forces coming together to host bottomless lunches. Every Saturday of this month, there will […]

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Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney to host steak dinners of rare and exclusive cuts

September 4, 2019

Sydney’s acclaimed Rockpool Bar & Grill is about to launch what is being described as Australia’s most exclusive steak tasting dinner and masterclass series. Set for the last Tuesday of every month in the restaurant’s elegant private dining room, Head Chef Corey Costelloe will lead a session of rare and exclusive cuts of beef, none […]

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