Sydney

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Six things to do in Sydney over the next few weeks: September-October 2019

September 3, 2019

A bit of Santa Monica at one of Sydney’s best hotels, a brand new luxury buffet, a vintage Paris-inspired wine bar and an immersive dessert wonderland. These are just a few of things locals and visitors can expect in Sydney over the next few weeks, popping up as the weather (hopefully) warms up for spring. […]

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Manta, Woolloomooloo Review: A legend by every measure

September 2, 2019

It would require no stretch or exaggeration to proclaim Manta a legend in Sydney’s dining scene. The high-end fixture of Woolloomooloo’s illustrious finger wharf has for 9 years now been the first port of call for schmoozy seafood-centric lunches and luscious business dinners thanks to its uncompromising worship of the highest quality produce. Nothing has […]

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11 Years, 11 Moments: Watch Lime Cordiale, Deep Sea Arcade & More pay tribute to The Beatles for our 4th Birthday

August 22, 2019

Over the coming months, as we celebrate our 11 years online, we’ll be looking back at 11 of our most memorable moments of running this website. We already took you back to a very intimate performance from Ed Sheeran in 2011. Today we move to August 2012, when we celebrated our 4th birthday. While we’d […]

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8 new restaurants to check out at Sydney’s epic Darling Square precinct

August 14, 2019

Now pushing forth as one of the largest and more comprehensive lifestyle precincts in Sydney, Darling Square has revealed a few more layers to it’s ongoing development. And this new wave features some incredible new dining and retail concepts, filling the spaces between Darling Harbour and Haymarket with some of the city’s best new openings. […]

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You can now do late-night ghost tours in Queen Victoria Building

August 7, 2019

Sydney’s immense Queen Victoria Building is preparing to throw open doors after-hours for QVB After Dark LIVE, set for Thursday 22nd August where the complex’s rich heritage and cultural significance will be illustrated from various perspectives. Promising an interactive multi-floor experience, the building will come alive from 6pm to 9pm with hour-long sessions featuring roving […]

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Sydney’s The Morrison is doing $1.50 oysters every day this month

August 6, 2019

Sydney bar The Morrison and its much anticipated Oyster Festival has returned this month for its 7th year running, stretching out to the end of the month with a huge program of oyster-focused events, including a number of bespoke oyster dishes created by chef Sean Connolly. Chicken fried oyster sliders, grilled Pacifics ‘in shell’ with […]

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Glamping and Ghost Hunts: A night on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island

August 2, 2019

As you step on land, you may forget you’re still in Sydney. Cockatoo Island has always felt like a world away from the harbourside metropolis; yet this small island in the middle of the harbour, where you can glamp and hunt for ghosts, is just a short ferry ride from the picturesque buzz of Circular […]

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The Ubisoft Experience fan event is coming to Sydney

July 26, 2019

If you’re hype for Ubisoft’s forthcoming games lineup, you’re going to want to get along to The Ubisoft Experience, a travelling fan event coming to Sydney this September. The show is, at its heart, a charity drive for the R U OK organisation who promote suicide awareness and prevention in Australia. Tickets for entry will […]

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Live Review: James Blake stuns a sold-out Enmore Theatre

July 25, 2019

No one wails quite like James Blake. The Enfield artist has a unique way of catching his listeners and drawing them deep inside of his music, coaxing them to the very centre where his vocals are at their most penetrative. He touches your soul, truly, in the same way legends like Sam Cooke and Marvin […]

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Live Review: The Lumineers + Tyne James Organ, Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.07.19)

July 25, 2019

After a couple of stellar Splendour In The Grass sets between both The Lumineers and their opener, Tyne James Organ they were able to back them up again during the only Australian sideshow The Lumineers provided. Tyne-James Organ was a brilliant opener for The Lumineers, while his sound had an abundance of energy, Tyne-James has […]

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This Bondi hotel is giving guests the chance to live like an “Instagram influencer’

July 22, 2019

Are you an Instagram influencer? If you answered yes to that question, then that’s probably a no. Not that it matters though, especially since for the next two months sun-kissed hotel QT Bondi are committed to treating all guests like VIP influencers, irrespective of how many followers they have on the ‘gram. It’s no secret […]

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An enormous new food precinct has opened in Greater Western Sydney

July 22, 2019

As Sydney’s great expansion of top restaurants out west continues, a new 550-seat food precinct has started rolling out in Rooty Hill. Titled Eat Street – part of the ongoing West HQ development – the stacked eat street has bought with it an exciting line-up to join already established outlets Chur Burger and Eat St. […]

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Sydney Contemporary announce Opening Night, Performance Contemporary, and Kid Contemporary programs – as well as something new!

July 17, 2019

One of the most celebrated art events on Sydney’s cultural calendar, international art fair Sydney Contemporary has this year announced a new curated strain, running alongside their much anticipated Opening Night, Performance Contemporary, and Kid Contemporary programs. New program NEXT will focus on cutting edge contemporary art, produced by emerging artists under the age of […]

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LATAM are introducing non-stop flights between Sydney and Santiago

July 9, 2019

Sydney travellers will soon have direct access to Santiago on LATAM as the airline introduce a non-stop service between the two cities. Commencing operation from 27th October 2019, with tickets on sale now, the Oneworld airline plan to make this a substantial change to their existing daily Sydney to Santiago service, which currently has a […]

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Sydney’s Tramsheds is hosting a pop-up ramen alley this month

July 9, 2019

Looking for a way to beat back those winter blues and bring some warmth back to your soul, in the way only a piping-hot, brothy bowl of goodness can? From now until July 20th, Wednesday through Saturday, the discerning team at Japanese izakaya Osaka Trading Co. are performing a little takeover of Sydney’s historic Tramsheds, […]

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The Collectionist Review: Newtown’s funky high-concept hotel

July 3, 2019

Name any city around the world and you’re bound to find a cluster of its best hotels lying around the central business district or the bucketlist landmarks. Very few tend to play outside of these invisible borders, and when they do, they’re often of the “you get what you pay for” compromise. For visitors, this […]

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Event Boutique: Inside Sydney’s new luxury cinemas

June 24, 2019

In an effort to offer a more immersive and quirkier experience for Sydney’s cinema enthusiasts, the team behind Event Cinemas George Street in the CBD have launched two brand new concepts collectively dubbed Australia’s “first Instagrammable cinema” as Event Boutique. Marrying Event Cinemas with the rich heritage of the EVENT-owned State Theatre and the signature […]

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Sydney’s newest Italian cafe is letting Nonnas eat for free

June 20, 2019

The team behind the seductively playful QT Sydney have recently overhauled the hotel’s street-level diner and transformed it into the city’s newest Italian eatery, Parlour Cucina. Inspired by the café scene in Milan during the 1960’s, the space moves away from the beloved Parlour Lane Roasters and onto something entirely dedicated to traditional, uncomplicated Italian […]

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Theatre Review: Things I Know to be True will leave you shaken and amazed

June 18, 2019

A word of advice about Things I Know to be True – do not read any reviews about this play. Just see it. Immediately, if not sooner. Do not risk any twist, turn or roundabout being ruined for you. Having said that, here’s my thoughts. I went into this play with no expectations, having heard […]

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Sydney’s luxe The Langham hotel introduces “Pink Hope Suite”

May 28, 2019

One of Sydney’s most luxurious hotel’s (and pet friendly), The Langham, has linked up with Pink Hope to launch the city’s first ever “charity suite”. Basically what that means is that a guest room at The Langham has been completely transformed by the partnership, offering guests a luxurious and immersive experience bathed in dreamy all-pink […]

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13 Films You Must See at Sydney Film Festival 2019

May 27, 2019

It’s almost time for the annual Sydney Film Festival (5th – 16th June), stretching almost a fortnight across Sydney’s best cinemas – including the historic State Theatre – with a hugely diverse program of films from around the world. There’s almost too many gems to get through this year, so we’ve compiled a list of […]

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