An ex-Chin Chin chef leads the kitchen at Windsor’s new Thai restaurant (Melbourne)

Windsor locals have waved goodbye (for now) to beloved dining spot Saigon Sally and have welcomed BKK, a new Thai restaurant coming from the Commune Group who are best known for their alternative sister restaurants including Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina. Helmed by chef Sean Judd (ex Longrain, Chin Chin) the restaurant, which is an ode to Bangkok airport, is the hospitality group’s first foray into serious Thai cuisine.... Read More | Share it now!

Cabarita institution Angelo’s on the Bay has made some big changes after three decades (Sydney)

Former Director of Hotels and Bars at The Keystone Group, Simon Barbato, has made some significant changes over at Cabarita institution Angelo’s on the Bay now that he is the newly appointed owner. This means a large refresh to the bayside dining and function venue and a menu overhaul by new Head Chef Mario Pedavoli (ex-The Victoria Room).... Read More | Share it now!

Harvest is South Yarra’s new all-day coffeehouse, bar and eatery (Melbourne)

South Yarra’s got a new all-day coffeehouse, bar and eatery with Harvest, a new venture from chef and owner Tim Martin that focuses on a refined menu of wine, aged meats and fermented products. Martin, who brings 16 years of experience to his debut solo restaurant, aims to channel plenty of European influence into local produce to help make Harvest a regular destination for locals and visitors alike.... Read More | Share it now!

Jock Zonfrillo opens Bistro Blackwood on Rundle Street (Adelaide)

An “all-Australian” bistro has had a big relaunch on Adelaide’s Rundle Street, coming from world renowned Scottish chef Jock Zonfrillo. Bistro Blackwood, sister and neighbour to Zonfrillo’s highly acclaimed fine diner Restaurant Orana, has brought the chef a platform for his commitment to indigenous Australian ingredients used in a classic bistro style and for guests, offered a restaurant that shares plenty of similarities with Orana but at a more accessible price.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s free dumpling festival returns this weekend

Mark Friday 20th October in your calendar dumpling lovers because following last year’s debut the folks at 206 Bourke Street have decided to bring back their epic free-entry dumpling festival, with some of the city’s best on board. Exclusive pop-ups, a tea cocktail bar, a Brooklyn Brewery beer garden and live entertainment will be set up for a five-hour festival alongside over 50 dumpling varieties on the night, anchored by a dumpling-and-beer pairing experience.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Ballaro brings Sicilian street eats to Newtown (Sydney)

Sitting smack bang in the middle of King Street’s more energetic half, Ballaro is a small but bright new shop pumping out authentic Sicilian-style street eats. Owned by two Italians, the space draws on inspiration from the oldest and most vibrant street market in Sicily with images of fresh produce and crates used to craft a cosy little seated area – even though the main function of this shop is obviously takeaway, with pizza, crocchè and massive arancini being the main draws. ... Read More | Share it now!

Bar Luca is opening a massive build-your-own burger bar in Newtown (Sydney)

The team behind Bar Luca and BL Burgers are taking the next very impressive step in solififying their burger empire, which to date includes acclaimed burger bars in Bondi, Darlinghurst, Parramatta and the CBD. That step: a build-your-own bowl and burger bar with eight bases to choose from, 70 ingredients and toppings, and 20 different sauces, conceptualised as Loaded by BL and located near the corner of Missenden Road and King Street (ie, where Jack’s Newtown used to be).... Read More | Share it now!

The chefs behind Pinbone are opening an American-style Italian diner with Merivale (Sydney)

Sydney chef duo Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman are two names which are always welcome at any table in Sydney, stemming from their time running the city’s hugely popular Pinbone before closing up shop in 2015. Since then they’ve been spotted in and around the likes of 10 William Street and their own Kensington restaurant, Good Luck Pinbone; their latest project is a pop-up in collaboration with Merivale, titled Mr Liquor’s Dirty Italian Disco. ... Read More | Share it now!