Middle Eastern

Recipe: Desert Rose Cocktail from InterContinental Dubai Marina

May 26, 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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Bondi’s favourite cafe just opened a new venue in Elizabeth Bay

January 21, 2019

After opening their first ever expansion in Chatswood, Bondi-born favourite Shuk has now revealed their third store, smack bang in the heart of breezy Elizabeth Bay. Located on the back street of Roslyn Gardens, a short walk from Rushcutters Bay and Potts Point, the 50-seat venue fits into the brand new Trebartha Apartments (those lucky, […]

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Glebe’s Thievery is doing a special “Middle Eastern Yum Cha” menu in August (Sydney)

July 24, 2018

Glebe Point Road’s playful mod-Lebanese restaurant Thievery is doing something a little different for the month of August, temporarily replacing their original offerings with a special “Middle Eastern Yum Cha” menu in an attempt to fuse aspects of Middle Eastern and Asian eats. Executive Chef Julian Cincotta, who only recently returned from an extensive journey […]

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Review: Introducing Souk, Melbourne’s newest secret laneway gem

March 21, 2017

Situated just off Flinders Lane, Bligh Place’s newest resident Souk has completely transformed the atmosphere of what used to be a quiet and simple little street, into an eye-catching retro entrance into Melbourne’s newest late-night laneway getaway. At first glance, with a large pink neon sign splashed across its industrial front door, the Middle Eastern […]

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Review: Nour – Surry Hills (Sydney)

November 9, 2016

Going from owning and operating Cuckoo Callay, one of Newtown’s most beloved and youthful cafes, to running what is now a hatted restaurant in Surry Hills may seem like a huge leap for young restaurateurs Ibby Moubadder and Eleanor Harris, but it’d certainly come as no surprise to anyone who enters Nour. As soon as […]

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Review: Old City Kitchen and Bar – Newtown (Sydney)

November 1, 2016

Middle East meets Mediterranean at this unassuming spot on a side street in Newtown. Old City Kitchen and Bar is only a couple of paces away from busy King St but it is significantly quieter and more intimate than say, its rockabilly neighbour Miss Peaches, located a mere two doors down. The professional finish of the […]

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Review: Barzaari – Marrickville (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like walking into a restaurant like Quay or Rockpool for the first time, back when they first opened. Would diners get that instant feeling of longevity, the kind that says to you “yeah, this is something special, this is going to be here for the long run”? […]

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A Middle Eastern Night Market is popping up in Waterloo (Sydney)

July 5, 2016

To mark the end of Ramadan, Sam Ali, the founder of inner-west market COMMUNE, is bringing a Middle Eastern street food experience to Waterloo for one night only. Designed as a celebration of all that is great about Middle Eastern street dining and culture, including markets, music, photography, and film, aimed at bringing neighbours, friends, […]

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Ceru – Potts Point (Sydney)

January 23, 2016

In the stream of images of refugees and conflict that reach us these days from the Middle East it’s easy to forget that the area is rich in culture and history. With the new Ceru, internationally renowned UK chef Tom Kime celebrates this heritage, bringing the diverse flavours of the region to Sydney. Having first […]

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