Plant-based restaurant Alibi to open at Ovolo Woolloomooloo (Sydney)

Later this month will see a new restaurant open at designer hotel Ovolo Woolloomooloo as award-winning U.S chef Matthew Kenney focuses his long history of advocating for plant-based cuisine to Sydney with Alibi. Adding something incredibly unique to the envied scene at Woolloomooloo wharf, the new restaurant will take over most of the ground floor of the hotel with a casual approach to dining and a focus on innovative, seasonal dishes highlighting plant-based dining along with a comprehensive cocktail programme and an Australian-focused wine list showcasing lesser known producers as well as a few classics. ... Read More | Share it now!

Solander is the city’s newest restaurant and cocktail lounge (Sydney)

Solander Dining and Bar is one of the latest to prop up the bustling food and drink precinct down on Sussex, bringing the area a 72-seater restaurant and bar as part of new boutique hotel West Hotel Sydney, a property that is part of the refined Curio Collection by Hilton. Located at 62 Sussex Street, the restaurant is being led by Belgian-born Executive Chef David Vandenbeele who has been flown into Sydney following a 10 year stint across London and New York.... Read More | Share it now!

Tella Balls Dessert Bar opens first ever Melbourne shop in CBD

Sydney-born dessert and social media phenomenon Tella Balls Dessert Bar has finally opened up one of its deliciously sugary stores in Melbourne. The newly launched dessert bar, which is located at Melbourne Central, follows the successful launch of the brand in QLD last year, bringing more than just Sydneysiders a menu that’s chock full of over-the-top Nutella-filled desserts including the original Tella Ball doughnut (the one that once sat atop a milkshake and caused international headlines), doughnut sliders, doughnut fries, doughnut cones, dessert lasagne (layers of mousse and fresh cream on a chocolate biscuit base with lashings of Nutella served with vanilla bean gelato), dessert kebabs, and pancakes. ... Read More | Share it now!

Munchies team with top young chefs for pop up food parties through Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

One of the more essential events as part of this year’s forthcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will be a neat nine-day collaboration between Vice food channel Munchies and some of the city’s best and most popular young chefs. Dubbed Club Munchies, the program will shape into Bourke Street’s Spleen Bar with the chefs, a bunch of bartenders and DJs with each night curated by a different restaurant and chef. ... Read More | Share it now!

Slane Irish Whiskey is launching in Australia this month

Slane Irish Whiskey has launched in Australia ahead of St Patrick’s Day, coming all the way from the legendary Slane Castle with 300 years of family history and 147 years of whiskey-making behind it. The whiskey, which goes through three types of casks, should immediately bring Irish whiskey enthusiasts a new favourite seeing as the liquid is known for its smooth and complex finish coupled with a strong profile defined by oak and spice notes. ... Read More | Share it now!

Dan Murphy’s is turning a heritage house in Chippendale into an interactive pop-up (Sydney)

Dan Murphy’s are planning to take over an abandoned heritage house in Sydney this month, turning the space into what they’ve conceived as the “House of Discovery” where the drink trends of 2018 will be highlighted and celebrated for guests across two fun-filled days. The interactive pop-up will be located in Chippendale, nodding heavily to the return of Tequila as a drink of choice, paying homage to do-it-yourself cocktail culture, and showcasing food-drink pairing. ... Read More | Share it now!

Sri Lankan street food heroes Hopper Kadé open new restaurant on Crown Street (Sydney)

Graduating from popular street food stall, Sri Lankan street food purveyors Hopper Kadé have opened a permanent restaurant on Crown Street in Darlinghurst. After building a cult following thanks to their signature hopper menu, founders Ruvanie De Zoysa and Chris Goffin have worked with Head Chef Diago Fernandez to take their offering to the next level with a full, expansive menu designed for casual dining spanning brunch, lunch and dinner. ... Read More | Share it now!

Bondi’s Latin American favourite Panama House moves to Campbell Parade (Sydney)

After spending over five years on Bondi Road, Panama House has moved much closer to the iconic golden sands, which now lay in the shadow of the 120-seater restaurant and bar. Perched above Campbell Parade, the Latin American venue is now charging into their new life with a refocused and reimagined offering that includes everything from takeaway coffee and all-day brunch to share-style dinner and evening cocktails.... Read More | Share it now!