Burger Watch: BL Burgers have created an epic Seinfeld burger (Sydney)

Welcome to Burger Watch, where we acknowledge the constant creativity bursting from all sides of the epic burger wave that regularly sweeps Australia. The highest-of-high demand is reserved for this timeless food staple and just about every interpretation of it, whether it to be an over-the-top glutton-fest or a focus on simple burgers done well. We acknowledge that it’s not just enough to compile a list of the best burger joints for each city, because we all know the cream of the crop have space on their menu for revolving specials. That’s why every now and then we’ll be paying close attention to some of the absolute best burger joints across the country and picking limited edition specials we feel you need in your life, so you’ll never have to miss out again.... Read More | Share it now!

Cargo Bar and Bungalow 8 set to close for major renovations; plan big farewell parties (Sydney)

After close to two decades of dominance in Sydney’s nightlife scene, Cargo Bar and Bungalow 8 are set to finish their current run, close, and reopen later this year with major makeovers. They won’t be shuffling out of their current cycle in any small fashion either, with both venues set to host massive closing parties this Saturday 12th August. ... Read More | Share it now!

Finland’s finest food and drink planned for Helsinki’s award-winning Flow Festival

If you’re heading to Flow Festival in Helsinki this week then congratulations; you’ll be spending a weekend (11th-13th August) immersed in what has been named one of the very best and most inventive music and arts festivals in Europe. Though it’s not just music and arts for responsible for Flow Festival’s universal acclaim; the annual event also maintains strong relationships with some of the country’s top chefs, restaurants and bars, netting them an enviable food and drink program that will provide necessary fuel in between performances by likes of Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, the xx, Angel Olsen, and stacks of other international and local artists. ... Read More | Share it now!

Henry Deane takes a big step with a new menu from former Mr Wong chef (Sydney)

One of the city’s most impressive rooftop bars, Henry Deane has given a refresh to its food and drink offerings in collaboration with chef consultant Brendan Fong, former Head Chef at Sydney’s world renowned Mr Wong, and Matt Linklater from Melbourne’s awarded Black Pearl. The impeccable views of the harbour and the city that define Henry Deane now hosts an array of coastal inspired dishes with an openness to Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian flavours, as well as a new cocktail list created by Bar Manager Laura Persiani with Linklater.... Read More | Share it now!

This new Wolli Creek eatery is doing burgers inspired by the world’s greatest cities (Sydney)

After much hype Concept Burger has finally opened in Wolli Creek, bringing the suburb its very own contender in the very, very competitive scene of gourmet burgers in Sydney. This one’s got a neat little twist though, and with culinary adviser Tomislav Martinovic, the famous chef who helped make North Sydney’s Five Points Burgers a long-standing favourite, a collaborator on the new menu it seems the concept is far from gimmick.... Read More | Share it now!

Rosebery’s Da Mario: still one of the best pizzerias in Sydney

Two years on and food lovers across Sydney are still reeling over the closure of Surry Hills’ treasured Pizza Mario. The highly celebrated pizzeria was long-established as one of the very best this city has ever seen, and its unfortunate closure in 2015 was a huge hit to the otherwise rich and consistent Italian dining scene across the city. Though the blow was somewhat softened by the news that Da Mario, the owners’ spin-off which opened in Rosebery in 2013, would remain open, boasting the same award-winning pizza located in a barely-formed dining district that has long been known for quality over quantity. ... Read More | Share it now!

Barangaroo is hosting its own month-long food and drink festival in August (Sydney)

Throughout the month of August food and drink precinct Barangaroo is celebrating the tail-end of winter with a series of exclusive events, all spread across various restaurants, bars and diners including 12-Micron, Bel & Brio, Born by Tapavino, and Zushi. The collection of venues, officially dubbed “The Streets of Barangaroo” will be offering a range of influences for Eats on the Streets, from a series exploring four Italian regions at the aforementioned Bel & Brio, to a special kitchen-swap between neighbours Banksii and Anason. Check the full list of events below. ... Read More | Share it now!

Proud and powerful: Machiavelli Ristorante is still one of Sydney’s finest Italian restaurants

It seems the 2016 arrival of a spin-off restaurant, imposing Rushcutters Bay warehouse restaurant Bar Machiavelli, has sparked a new flame under Sydney’s long-standing Machiavelli Ristorante, a stalwart dining destination that has been standing since 1988. There’s a real “if these walls could talk” kind of history behind this famed Italian restaurant, a sprawling space underneath Clarence Street and just a stone’s throw from Wynyard Station. Regular clientele include the political elite and media billionaires, many of whom have their portraits circling the quintessentially European interior, beaming down on their own tables with poses so serious they feel like satire. ... Read More | Share it now!