Food & Drink

Sydney Solstice: 6 highlights of the new winter festival

June 7, 2021

Sydney isn’t about to let the postponement of Vivid get in the way of a good winter festival. Although our two major winter events – Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Sydney – have both been rescheduled and shifted to later this year, a new two-week replacement will more than fill the need for all that […]

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Oblivion hot sauce competition

WIN: We’ve got 5 bottles of Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce to give away!

June 3, 2021

Do you like Elder Scrolls Online, Oblivion, hot sauce and healthy competition? Do ever wish that your three extremely disparate niche interests would overlap? Good news: they have, and you can check out the full story right here. Thanks to Bethesda ANZ, The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood and Melbourne Hot Sauce, we’ve got five bottles […]

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Elder Scrolls Online Hot Sauce

This Elder Scrolls Online hot sauce has us extremely hungry

June 3, 2021

To promote the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, Bethesda ANZ has partnered with Melbourne Hot Sauce to create an ultra-spicy hot sauce. The sauce, called the “Hot Sauce of Oblivion,” weighs in at around 600,000 scovilles, the unit used to measure the heat contained in spicy food. As off-the-shelf hot sauces go, that’s pretty […]

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Little Shop of Waffles

Inside Little Shop of Waffles, Sydney’s only bubble waffle café

June 3, 2021

The first thing you notice about the Little Shop of Waffles is the smell. It’s sweet – like sugar and batter – reminding me of Sunday’s spent baking in my Nan’s kitchen. The big difference being my Nan never made bubble waffles and until a few weeks ago, I had never even heard of them. […]

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Lark Distillery and Frogmore Creek team up for limited edition Ruby Pinot Cask Finish whisky

May 31, 2021

If it seems like Tasmania’s iconic Lark Distillery are moving forward with more releases than most would even know what to do with this year – you’re not going crazy. There has simply not been an Australian distillery as prolific and inventive with their 2021 releases and the latest, a Ruby Pinot Cask Finish, is […]

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Grill’d is giving away thousands of free burgers this week

May 27, 2021

Tomorrow, Friday 28th May, is one of the greatest days in Australia. In case you didn’t know already, the date marks National Burger Day and you better believe some of the country’s best flippers are celebrating in their own special ways. Grill’d isn’t about to be left behind. As the country’s best known healthy burger […]

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soulara pesto

Soulara: Plant-based microwave meals are a life-saver for the health-conscious worker

May 24, 2021

Walk into any supermarket now and I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find the ready-to-heat meal section. If any part of your local has seen more variety in the past year, it’s this sector. Yes, microwaveable meals have been around forever, but a recent swell in interest, and a wider push towards portion control, is […]

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QT Sydney is bringing back their vintage negroni fountain for your best aperitif session

May 18, 2021

In an ideal world, knocking back the greatest apertivo known to humankind, the humble and dependable negroni, would be an everyday, forever kind of thing. For a fortunate few, it is, but most barely have enough time to sit down and revisit the handsome cocktail on the regular. That should change, and the eternally playful […]

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SOUL Deli, Sydney Review: A necessary addition to the local café scene

May 17, 2021

When you think of Korean food in Sydney you either conjure images of wagyu sizzling on a built-in grill, or obscenely crispy fried chicken dripping with a tangy house-made sauce. Illa Kim and Daero Lee have been redefining that image for years at their Surry Hills restaurant, Soul Dining, often bringing in influences from other […]

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Happy World Whisky Day: The Balvenie Cold Fashioned recipe in two simple steps

May 15, 2021

There are few days as important as World Whisky Day. Seriously. Arguably the most beloved spirit in the world, with an almost endless variety showing of the world’s great terroirs and building distilleries of considerable acclaim, whisky has captured and held the palates of discerning drinks all across the globe. The Balvenie has been a […]

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QT Sydney Gowings

QT Hotels and Four Pillars plan one night only dinner to celebrate Ordered Chaos Gin

May 12, 2021

When we posted about an exclusive new gin created by Four Pillars and QT Hotels – the Ordered Chaos Gin – in February, even we were surprised at just how much demand came flowing through. Traffic was good that day, and the next, and the next, and the next. Needless to say, something about a […]

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De’Longhi PrimaDonna Soul Review: Wow factor guaranteed

May 10, 2021

The De’Longhi PrimaDonna Soul is a very expensive fully automatic coffee machine, but it continues the brand’s very solid reputation of putting out class-leading devices designed for hard-to-please coffee enthusiasts. Experimentation sits at the heart of the enormous $2,799 machine, which requires quite a bit of counter space and is perhaps a bit too large […]

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KitKat’s new Australian flavours are some of their greatest yet

May 10, 2021

KitKat have released a 2-flavour “Dark Down Under” collection that is, in our opinion, some of their finest work to date. The Australian flavours focus on Tasmania and South Australia, creating two distinct ingredients from two of the country’s most abundant produce regions. KitKat Dark Tasmanian Mint makes use to refreshing mint chocolate using oil […]

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Southern Comfort takes premix drinks to the next level with peach and apple flavours

May 5, 2021

The recent boom that’s taken premixed drinks sector to the next level hasn’t just had the benefit of making your giving those bottle shop shelves some much needed colour. It’s added a much needed diversity and variety to go far beyond that standard rum & coke you used to to rely so heavily on at […]

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Top 5 Meat Pie Delivery Services in Australia 2021

April 21, 2021

Meat pies are an absolute Australian classic. They come in different shapes and sizes. Not to mention several flavor combinations, like chicken and mushroom, lamb and mash, beef cheek and stout — the list is endless.  Of course, location matters largely when it comes to estimating the perfect food experience. And there’s no better place […]

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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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