Urban Purveyor Group

Fratelli Fresh to open in Crows Nest (Sydney)

November 22, 2016

As the long-loved Italian brand continues to grow and evolve this year, Fratelli Fresh has announced that they will be expanding to include a new location in Crows Nest just in time for summer. The casual Italian dining concept will be opening up their eighth Australian venue early next month at 118 Willoughy Road, taking […]

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Review: Fratelli Fresh – Westfield CBD (Sydney)

November 21, 2016

Fratelli Fresh has long been an iconic brand for Sydney’s dining scene, a produce-driven Italian dining concept that was this year picked up by Urban Purveyor Group (now Rockpool Dining Group) and spread far and wide to new locations outside of the original and best known Bridge Street and Walsh Bay venues. One of the […]

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Urban Purveyor Group acquire Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group

November 10, 2016

As they approach the end of what has been a tremendous year of growth, hospitality juggernaut Urban Purveyor Group have announced a merger with Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group to create what is now known as Rockpool Dining Group. It’s a coup for the Quadrant Private Equity backed group, who have employed global hospitality veteran Thomas […]

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Review: Saké Jr – CBD (Sydney)

November 10, 2016

Saké Jr proves that eating healthy does not need to leave you feeling hungry or unhappy. This fast and casual Japanese eatery located in the recently revamped Grosvenor Place complex in Sydney is the sister store to the fine-dining favourite, Saké Restaurant & Bar. It has a variety of fresh foods and drinks for sale […]

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Saké Jr to open at Grosvenor Place by giving away 500 free DIY bowls (Sydney)

October 31, 2016

Saké Restaurant & Bar fast-casual spin-off is rapidly expanding, spreading her little wings to now include a third location within just three months of launching, this time opening up at Grosvenor Place’s piazza on the northern end of Sydney’s CBD. The expansion is part of a much larger plan from Urban Purveyor Group who have […]

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Fratelli Famous and The Bavarian team up for dual opening in World Square (Sydney)

October 19, 2016

Hands up who thinks pizza and beer is a winning combination. For those who agree then there’s a new restaurant to add to your bucket list, a clever dual-concept pairing of Fratelli Famous and The Bavarian at World Square from the rapidly expanding Urban Purveyor Group. The restaurant features a communal bar, shared indoor and […]

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Recipe: Knuspriger Schweinebauch (Crispy Pork Belly)

October 16, 2016

With Oktoberfest celebrations not letting up anytime soon at either Munich Brauhaus or the many Bavarian Bier Cafes that dot Australia’s east coast it’s kind of called for that we tap into the German powerhouses for a traditional recipe, right? Around 2.5 tonnes of pork belly will be roasted and served with traditional crackling skin […]

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Saké Restaurant & Bar celebrates Cherry Blossom season with special menus (Sydney)

September 25, 2016

Go grab a Saffron Gin based Good Time Geisha cocktail at either Saké Restaurant & Bar in Sydney and you’ll be joining the acclaimed modern Japanese restaurant in celebrating the arrival of spring and the stunning Japanese Sakura flowers that come with the season. Once again, Saké have introduced a few specials to mark the […]

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Fratelli Fresh are giving away 500 free build-your-own pizzas this week (Sydney)

August 30, 2016

Fratelli Fresh will officially launch their long awaited casual pizzeria spin-off, Fratelli Famous, this week in the level 5 food court of Westfield Sydney. Set for Wednesday 31st August, the trusted Italian brand will be firing up that custom-built pizza oven to kick off their massive planned expansion – they want to open around 100 […]

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Progressive Dinner at The Alfred: Fratelli Fresh & The Cut have arrived in Melbourne

August 25, 2016

Having recently been voted most liveable city in the world for the sixth year in a row, it’s no wonder Melbourne is constantly opening new culinary experiences for us to sink our teeth into. One of the latest examples: a dual offering from two new sister restaurants who have made their way from Sydney to […]

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Fratelli Fresh, Sake, and Bavarian Bier Cafe all opening sister venues this month (Sydney)

August 3, 2016

Five new venues will be opening up around Sydney this month as part of a rapid rollout from Urban Purveyor Group, the hospitality giant behind winners like Sake Restaurant & Bar, Ananas Bar & Brasserie, and the recently acquired Fratelli Fresh brand. This includes the first of Fratelli Fresh’s Fratelli Famous pizzeria spin-off, which expands […]

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Get ready for mulled wine and Munich Biers at Australia’s traveling Winter Festival

June 20, 2016

Mulled Wine and Munich Biers will rule during Australia’s official travelling Winter Festival this year as Munich Brauhaus have come on board for a pop-up Bier Hall. The European flavour of the winter festival will also be upheld by a Food Truck focusing on German sausages and a Belgian Waffle truck, sitting alongside award-winning restaurants […]

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First Impressions: El Camino Cantina – The Rocks (Sydney)

June 7, 2016

There have been some big changes over at Urban Purveyor Group as of late, particularly to their mega-venue The Argyle which has waved goodbye to acclaimed neighbour Ananas Bar & Brasserie while the French restaurant has made the leap over to a bigger space near Darling Harbour. To fill the void Ananas have left, Urban […]

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Fratelli Fresh will expand to Melbourne plus open numerous U.S style pizzerias in each state

May 18, 2016

Following their recent move to Urban Purveyor Group, renowned Italian restaurant group Fratelli Fresh will make a very welcome expansion to Melbourne later this year, opening a restaurant on the ground floor of The Alfred precinct when it is unveiled next month. Fratelli @ The Alfred will mark the first interstate jump for the celebrated […]

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First Impressions: Saké Flinders Lane – CBD (Melbourne)

May 7, 2016

As someone who absolutely loves their Japanese cuisine, I was overjoyed to be invited to a private dinner at Saké’s new Flinders Lane location nestled in one of Melbourne’s most iconic gastronomical strips. Three-star Michelin chef Jean Paul Lourdes would be showcasing some of his mouth watering signature dishes, accompanied by an array of impressive […]

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Urban Purveyor Group welcome Fratelli Fresh to their portfolio

April 20, 2016

Renowned dining and retail group Fratelli Fresh has officially been scooped up by hospitality collective Urban Purveyor Group, adding an enormous amount to their already rich portfolio, which has already seen a rapid expansion in the previous months with a forthcoming Italian restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, a massive move for their acclaimed Ananas Bar & […]

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Saké Restaurant & Bar launches seductive new after-dark haunt Dragon Lounge (Sydney)

April 2, 2016

Hump days are ending on a seriously stylish level from here on in!  Wednesday nights at Saké Restaurant & Bar  in The Rocks now feature the Dragon Lounge, a sexy, sensual after-hours hangout in a hidden, upper level of the restaurant’s building on Argyle Street. From 9pm every Wednesday, Dragon Lounge  offers a mid-week, upscale retreat for those who want to linger […]

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Recap: Ananas Bar & Brasserie’s “Burnt” Degustation – The Rocks (Sydney)

March 1, 2016

It’s always interesting to watch one of your favourite restaurant’s in Sydney quickly adapt to an event for a one-off menu. In this case it was the excellent Ananas Bar & Brasserie shaping itself for the home release launch of 2015 film Burnt, the slice of culinary cinema about Bradley Cooper’s Adam Jones and his […]

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Saké Restaurant & Bar to open in Flinders Lane, with sister venue Saké Jr not far behind (Melbourne)

February 28, 2016

Urban Purveyor Group are expanding their multi award-winning Saké brand in a big way this year, as Melbourne is set to get not one, but two new venues that fall under the renowned contemporary Japanese restaurant, first with Saké Restaurant & Bar in Flinders Lane, and then with new concept, fast-fine venue Saké Jr launching […]

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The best of Valentine’s Day in Sydney 2016

February 8, 2016

All you lovers in Sydney should be prepared because there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, diners, and bars around putting on their best for the most romantic day of the year. Whether it’s your significant other or a group of loves ones you’re planning to hang with on February 14th, keep these events in mind, […]

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Saké Double Bay Celebrates 1st Birthday with new Executive Chef and a special menu (Sydney)

January 21, 2016

Since Saké Double Bay opened its doors, it has been awarded one Chef’s Hat in 2015 Good Food Guide awards, been called Australia’s Best Japanese Restaurant and has received rave reviews. This year marks its first birthday, with a birthday celebration to be held on Wednesday, 27 January at 7pm. It’s also an important occasion for […]

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Bavarian Bier Cafés and Munich Brauhaus strengthen focus on original craft beers and food pairings

January 12, 2016

All ten Bavarian Bier Cafés across Australia, plus Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne, have switched up their focus a bit, hopping right into the middle of craft beer by launching their very own range of haus-brewed beers, including Munich Lager, Butcher’s Bride Pale Ale, a wheat and barley blend called Hop Dock, and the low carb […]

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The Argyle plans trio of beach-themed parties to celebrate summer (Sydney)

January 6, 2016

Renowned venue The Argyle in The Rocks has announced a big trio of parties spread across this month, all designed after iconic beach locations around the world. Taking place over three big weekends, each party will draw inspiration from either Rio, Miami, and Ibiza as they transform the unique hot spot into a medley of […]

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Urban Purveyor Group announce plans for an Italian restaurant in Sydney

November 28, 2015

They already have renowned Japanese, French, and German restaurants up and down the east coast of Australia, and now Urban Purveyor Group are seeking to add Italian to the list of cuisines spread across their award-winning restaurants. By mid-2016, the hospitality group that boasts Sake, Ananas Bar & Brasserie, the Bavarian Bier Cafes, and the […]

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Review: Saké Restaurant & Bar’s summer 2015 cocktail menu – Southbank (Melbourne)

November 24, 2015

On the surface, Saké Restaurant & Bar is an ode to contemporary Japanese dining. It has the quintessential dark mahogany timber highlights and dim lighting that make it the perfect place to enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi whilst overlooking the breathtaking Yarra River and CBD. While Saké fits the classic description of a Japanese restaurant, […]

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Ananas Bar & Brasserie’s Halloween Champagne Brunch – The Rocks (Sydney)

November 9, 2015

French hotspot Ananas Bar & Brasserie has been hosting special Champagne Brunches once a month for awhile now, pulling on various themes from Willy Wonka to Winter Wonderland. The well-received concept is refreshing and playful, spinning the traditional champagne brunch into lively buffets with free-pour packages, and a DJ for background music (themed, of course), […]

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The Cut Bar & Grill’s David Blackmore Wagyu Beef Burger – The Rocks (Sydney)

November 7, 2015

For one of the most recognisable and awarded steak houses in Sydney, The Rocks’ The Cut Bar & Grill has never really offered a burger on their menu. That’s all changed now; as part of their lunch menu, The Cut now offer up a David Blackmore Wagyu Beef Burger and it’s come after a great […]

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Munich Brauhaus’ Oktoberfest 2015 – South Wharf (Melbourne)

November 7, 2015

Munich Brauhaus has long had a formidable reputation for bringing the best of Bavarian beer, food and culture to our tiny corner of the world. With Oktoberfest currently in full swing, revellers have gathered every night this month alraedy at the revered bier-haus to show off their dirndls and lederhosen with glee. Exploding with German […]

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