Sydney

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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8 top films to watch for Sydney Film Festival’s Virtual Edition this week

June 16, 2020

You may be forgiven for not realising one of Sydney’s most beloved festivals is running right now. The 67th Sydney Film Festival has been condensed, tinkered with, and ported to the digital-only world to align with the ongoing global pandemic. And we’re in it’s second week right now, given the program of just 33 films […]

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Photo Gallery: Black Lives Matter Protests – Sydney (06.06.20)

June 9, 2020

As with many cities all over the world, Sydney hosted a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday night. It’s estimated over 20,000 attended the march, with approval being granted for it to proceed by the NSW Court of Appeal just prior to it commencing. The NSW Government initially banned the rally on grounds of public […]

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QT Sydney reopens Parlour Cucina with brand new menu

June 1, 2020

QT Sydney’s Italian eatery Parlour Cucina has joined a chorus of restaurants and cafes reopening in accordance with current health measures. But they haven’t just swung the doors open for dine-in guests, Exec. Chef Nic Wood has switched up the menu to sharpen focus on authentic Italian fare peppered with locally sourced ingredients. Given the […]

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Merivale to reopen all restaurants, pubs and bars within a week

May 28, 2020

While Merivale continues to feed Sydneysiders with its

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Biennale of Sydney

22nd Biennale of Sydney will reopen mid-June and extend to September

May 27, 2020

Along with reopening of restaurants across New South Wales, it appears the 22nd Biennale of Sydney has plans on welcoming art lovers back to its full public program. The free contemporary art exhibition, which takes place across various Sydney art institutions, will reopen from 16th June with its entire collection of more than 700 artworks […]

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North Bondi Fish brings back the classics for new takeaway menu

May 26, 2020

Beloved beachside eatery North Bondi Fish has now launched a special takeaway menu to adjust to the ever-changing dynamic of a global pandemic. Although Sydney is starting to see restaurants open back up for 10 diners at a time, takeaway is still very much the smartest play for those who still want to experience their […]

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Track of the Day: Chris Lanzon “Melancholy” (2020)

May 8, 2020

Introducing “Melancholy” , Chris Lanzon’s debut EP and the name of our track of the day. Following success from standout track “Still”, the Sydney-based artist transcends the indie genre and brings forward a raw and beautiful track. As the intro song of the EP, “Melancholy” lures our attention with stunning, somber piano chords played immaculately. […]

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TheFork now lets you track which restaurants offer delivery and pick-up

March 23, 2020

As the restaurants, cafes and bars concerned with the health and safety of their staff and customers start to adapt to social distancing, online restaurant booking platform TheFork has made some necessary changes. In response to the ongoing threat from COVID-19, the platform has introduced a search function filtering restaurants that are now offering pick-up […]

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Cocktaoo Island

More than 700 works are on display for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney

March 11, 2020

NIRIN, the official title of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, will be taking over the city’s foremost art institutions with a total of 700 words in display. 101 artists and collectives, including 39 Australian artists, will have their work displayed from 14th March to 8th June, bringing to life icons like Art Gallery of NSW, […]

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Live Review: Amanda Palmer’s …No Intermission had Sydney in tears

February 25, 2020

It seems fitting to start this review with a confession – I knew very little about Amanda Palmer before this night. I’ve never listened to The Dresden Dolls, have never seen her perform, I’d never even heard her sing. But after tonight, I know more than I ever thought I would. The show she’s currently […]

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The Cut

Sydney steakhouse The Cut beefs up bar and restaurant menus

February 24, 2020

Stalwart Sydney steakhouse The Cut has added a little more meat to its bones. Mainly it’s bar. The restaurant, dipping into a suave space in the city’s historic The Rocks area, has refocused its offering by placing a larger emphasis on it’s considerable bar. Accompanied by a sweeping menu makeover (don’t worry, the signature slow-cooked, […]

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Meatstock Sydney

Program announced for annual Meatstock Sydney festival

February 19, 2020

The mighty Meatstock, one of Sydney’s most popular food festivals, is entering into its fifth year as it plans a massive return to Sydney Showgrounds. The annual carnivore carnival, now stretched to three days of bottomless BBQ, bands and booze, has a few new changes in store as well. In addition to the now classic […]

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IEM Melbourne

IEM Melbourne headlines Melbourne Esports Open in August

February 11, 2020

The rumours were true. IEM Melbourne is real. For the last few years, IEM has been held at Sydney’s Olympic Park.  It’s the Aussie leg of the world’s biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. IEM Sydney drew sellout crowds and became known for its electric, competitive atmosphere. In August, IEM becomes the headline event at the […]

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The four best Valentine’s Day menus in Sydney for 2020

February 7, 2020

Raspberry and dark chocolate framboisier made to look like a delicate rose in full bloom (pictured above) should tell you all you need to know about how creative chefs get whenever Valentine’s Day comes around. That particular dessert, part of Mode Kitchen & Bar’s set VDay menu for this year, is but one of the […]

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