My Brilliant Career

Theatre Review: My Brilliant Career is an anti love story you can’t help but fall in love with at Belvoir

December 14, 2020

Sybylla Melvyn announces (triumphantly and somewhat without apology) that this is a play all about herself. Stuck on her family property as the eldest of eight, her drunken father (Jason Chong) has squandered much of the family resources while her mother (Blazey Best), keen to marry her off, is worried she’s too plain. In strong […]

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Theatre Review: Frozen – The Musical is worth melting for at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre

December 12, 2020

Love it or loath it, you cannot deny Disney’s 2013 animated musical Frozen is one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of our time. With box office figures, soundtrack sales, and merchandise revenue not seen since the Disney Renaissance of the early 1990s, Frozen was the cultural sensation the House of Mouse had been chasing […]

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QT launches at home Christmas box with a sensory dining experience

December 10, 2020

Christmas is finally around the corner and QT has released its first ever holiday box for at home cooks. Taking away the stress of onerous cooking, QT has designed a Christmas menu with almost-ready meals and wine bundles. Curated by QT’s chefs and award-winning restaurants including Santini Grill, Yamagen Japanese, Capital Bar and Grill and […]

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Theatre Review: Pippin is the weird and wonderful musical for our times at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre

December 8, 2020

Pippin is the first major musical to return to Sydney theatres, with distancing restrictions easing just before the show’s opening. The show’s offering of colour and magic are perfect medicine for our current climate. But, on another hand, its somewhat confusing premise and over-reliance on smoke and mirrors are yet another symptom of them. This […]

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Darlinghurst barber shop UNOIT is an ambitious play for grooming in Sydney

November 30, 2020

Sydney has some incredible high-concept barber shops for when you need that necessary touch-up, or complete remodel, but the city has never seen anything like “UNOIT” before. Positioned between a wine shop and a gym, where Crown meets William at the edge of Darlinghurst, this ambitious, newly opened unisex barber shop is the brainchild of […]

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Merivale favourite Uccello will reopen this month under new chef Nigel Ward

October 7, 2020

With the sun now springing from its winter hideout, Merivale is bringing back one of the group’s long-standing favourites, poolside Italian restaurant Uccello. Now helmed by young chef Nigel Ward, ivy pool’s popular hotspot will reveal a swift renaissance, shifting its attention to the Amalfi coast as a new menu takes its cues from the […]

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Photo Gallery: Ange – The Vanguard, Sydney (23.09.20)

September 25, 2020

Neo-soul singer-songwriter/producer Ange performed an intimate COVID-friendly show at The Vanguard in the lead up to the launch of her new single “Dead to Each Other” (featuring Chelsea Warner) on Wednesday night. The new track is available this Friday 25th September on Spotify, be sure to check it out! Photographer Belinda Dipalo was there to […]

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Tokyo Lamington opens a Sydney flagship in Haymarket

September 22, 2020

It appears that the recent collaboration between Koko Black and Tokyo Lamington was indeed a sign of bigger things to come, with the Tokyo-born dessert store officially opening a flagship in Sydney today. Founded by N2 Gelato mastermind Min Chai and former Black Star Pastry alum Eddie Stewart, Tokyo Lamington is an ode to Australia’s […]

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Sydney’s The Burger Collective are slinging freebies for National Cheeseburger Day

September 16, 2020

Since 2016, Sydney-based smartphone app The Burger Collective has collated and showcased the best burger joints in the city. And that’s no easy feat, given that Sydney has what is arguably one of the absolute greatest collection of burger restaurants in the world. Burger Head, BL Burgers, Happy Ending, Mister Gee, Superior Burger – need […]

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Sydney’s NOMAD to reopen in original Foster Street home next month

September 15, 2020

Beloved Sydney restaurant Nomad will shift back to its original Foster Street location as of Tuesday 20th October, reopening doors to reveal extensive renovations following a fire last September. The new-look Nomad will sport a larger kitchen, opened up and surrounded by twice as much seating, a larger charcoal grill, and the new addition of […]

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Employees Only Sydney introduces “Around the World in Four Drinks” set

September 14, 2020

Cocktail bars are catching onto the taste-bud-travel trend, and the latest just happens to be one of Sydney’s best. Employees Only has introduced a new travel-themed set of four cocktails, a tightly curated menu for customers to traverse the various tastes of popular spots like Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong, and New York, simply by sipping […]

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Tequila Mockingbird opens Sydney CBD pop-up

September 11, 2020

The best named Latin American restaurant in Sydney has officially popped open a sister venue, translating much of what makes Paddington’s Tequila Mockingbird such a stunner. The new Tequila On York is a semi-obscured, Tequila-heavy restaurant and bar hanging out in an old printing shop just off the CBD’s York Street, streamlining the flavours of […]

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Win a double pass to see Van Gogh Alive at Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney

September 1, 2020

Van Gogh Alive is a large-scale, multi-sensory experience that has been seen by over 6 million people across 50 cities around the world including Rome, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Moscow and many more. Finally, it comes to Sydney as a massive socially distanced, COVID-safe event. Van Gogh Alive will be held at Royal Hall […]

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Pier One Sydney Harbour opens their most coveted suite for group bookings

August 31, 2020

Sydney’s lavish, perfectly located Pier One Sydney Harbour has now started taking private bookings for one of the luxury hotel’s most coveted corners, for groups of up to 10. With hotels still finding their place in the ongoing pandemic, the “Harbour Bridge Balcony Party” is an attractive option for groups that feel like something special […]

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Lebanese-style charcoal chicken chain El Jannah debuts first drive-thru venue

August 6, 2020

The lingering taste of garlicky toum that has left an indelible mark on Sydney’s food scene in the past few years can typically be traced back to El Jannah. The charcoal chicken joint, born a stone’s throw from Granville Station, peddles the kind of dreamy never-forget-your-first-time that has since seen the business expand to include […]

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Sydney’s favourite wine bar, Monopole, is moving to the CBD

August 3, 2020

Award-winning and highly influential wine bar Monopole is packing up from its long-standing Potts Point address and making the convenient move to Hunter Street in the CBD. Owners Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt, who will maintain a Potts Point with Yellow along with a new concept, have secured a new venue overlooking Australia Square, and […]

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Sydney’s Burger Head is doing up a hot cheetoh fried chicken burger

July 29, 2020

“This one looks like it’d fit right into the movie Pineapple Express”, write Sydney’s feverishly popular Burger Head on Facebook, referring to the restaurant’s weekly special. As with several of the city’s most popular burger spots, Penrith-born Burger Head does up a unique and inventive burger each week which is almost always lapped up in […]

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Sydney’s best restaurants come together in support of the hospitality industry

July 28, 2020

Some of Sydney’s top restaurants have come together under the “Plates For Good” initiative, established to help industry staff who have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Eight of the city’s favourite eateries have committed to donating the purchase price of every Westholme Wagyu dish ordered to that venue’s staff who have lost income […]

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Carriageworks to reopen with major installation by Giselle Stanborough

July 28, 2020

After the great news that Carriageworks had been saved with the support of a group of donors, the Sydney art institution has officially announced Friday 7th August as a reopening date. And with the space once again being open to the public, comes new commissions that’ll take over the space as part of the ongoing […]

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Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea 2020 announces more than 100 exhibiting artists

July 15, 2020

Following a solid response from artists around the world, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi has confirmed that more than 100 artists have been selected for the iconic outdoor exhibition. As one of the first major public arts events in Sydney since the Covid-19 lockdown, Sculpture by the Sea is currently scheduled to […]

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Aria Restaurant is reopening with a new 1700-bottle wine bar

July 14, 2020

Matt Moran’s acclaimed Aria has announced the reopening of its doors on 14th July, with a massive change to part of the restaurant. Although things haven’t quite started off on the right foot for their 20th anniversary year, for obvious reasons, part of the dining institution will be transformed into a dedicated, 1700-bottle wine bar […]

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Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice reopens with August live music program

July 10, 2020

Sydney’s most potent mix of pizza, beer and smoky rock ‘n’ roll, Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice, has officially reopened. Due to eased restrictions, the city’s favourite rock bar will once again buzz from 4pm to 3:30 every single day, with an epic return to live music via long string of shows planned for August. […]

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Woollahra’s Italian gem I Maccheroni announces rare wine dinners for July

July 6, 2020

You may not be able to jet off the Italy anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean your taste buds can’t soak up the splendour of a region as pristine and diverse as Piemonte. This bountiful northern Italian seat of typically rare and celebrates wines will be the subject of a special one-off wine dinner at […]

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Hanrietta is Surry Hills’ new spot for Middle Eastern charcoal chicken

July 2, 2020

A 65-seat Middle Eastern style chicken shop has now opened in Surry Hills, a sister venue of neighbouring Nour on the inner city suburb’s iconic Crown Street. Going by the name of Hanrietta, the dine-in and takeaway concept centres around free range charcoal chicken accompanied by numerous sides like breads, dips, pickles and salads. Owned […]

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Spice Temple reopens in Sydney with new menu

July 2, 2020

Rockpool Dining Group has slowly begun a phased reopening of their many restaurants across Sydney, which has now included the famed Spice Temple. The popular ode to to Chinese flavours and all levels of heat has now started welcoming dine-in guests. RECIPE: Spice Temple’s Kung Pao Chicken Executive Chef Andy Evans’ will be serving up […]

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Koko Black is bringing Tokyo Lamington to Australia for one day only

July 1, 2020

Australia’s beloved Koko Black has teamed up with Tokyo-based dessert shop Tokyo Lamington for what will surely be one of the most delicious collaborations of the year. That’s three decadent and unique twists on the timeless lamington – limited-edition treats that will be available for one day only at Koko Black stores on Tuesday 7th […]

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Recipe: Dan Hong’s Lamb Dumplings with sesame sauce and chilli oil

June 25, 2020

Renowned for his work at Sydney favourites like Mr Wong, Lotus, El Loco and Ms. G’s, Merivale’s Dan Hong enjoys a reputation like very few culinary masterminds in Australia. Here, the acclaimed chef supplies us with one of his childhood recipes. The local Chinese dish formally known as Shephard’s purse dumplings has been passed down […]

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Sydney’s BL Burgers’ special of the week is the post-iso meal you deserve

June 24, 2020

It’s always worth paying attention to what Sydney’s now legendary BL Burgers are doing each week. They pretty much pioneered the now widespread trend of gourmet burger joints touting inventive, and often ridiculous, themed weekly specials. Some of them have become deeply embedded in the passionate burger culture built in Sydney over the past few […]

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North Shore cafe Goodfields Eatery is going truffle crazy this season

June 23, 2020

Winter is without any doubt one of the most delicious times to be in Australia. Why? Truffles. Those highly prized dirt-sent treasures are everywhere when the temperature drops, and some of the country’s best eatery’s know exactly how to maximise them with inventive dishes making use of the holy fungi. Want proof? Head on over […]

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The Langham

You and 20 mates could win a night in the lap of luxury at The Langham, Sydney

June 19, 2020

Luxury hotel The Langham, Sydney has set an official re-opening date for their ritzy CBD property. As travel restrictions begin to ease, and more people are looking for that essential post-lockdown staycation. The Langham will begin greeting guests from 1st July, and they’ve put together a few packages to up the temptation. The “Staycation Packages” […]

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