Winners of the 2018 Good Food Guide Awards: Attica takes out top honours

The 2018 edition of the Good Food Guide Awards have officially been announced, celebrating a nation brimming with superb talent that’s clearly progressing and evolving at a rate on par with some of the culinary capitals of the worlds. That much is obvious from this list of winners, ranging from Restaurant of the Year (which unsurprisingly went to Ben Shewry’s Attica) to New Restaurant of the Year (going to beloved Sydney seafood-focused restaurant Saint Peter).... Read More | Share it now!

Moon Dog Brewery Bar now doubles as a late-night roller disco (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s packed with inner-city breweries, and all of them have their own special charm but there’s always been something different about Moon Dog Brewery Bar especially now that they’ve taken on more space. The notoriously inventive brewery now serve their best brews in what is best described as a super eclectic (and ridiculously hipster) garage. It’s made them one of the best hidden hangs in the area, and with this recent expansion that reputation is only set to grow.... Read More | Share it now!

Shaun Presland returns to make some changes at Sake Restaurant & Bar

When Saké Restaurant & Bar first began in The Rocks back in 2008, celebrated chef Shaun Presland was a major factor in its success. Now Saké is one of the biggest Japanese restaurant names in the country, with venues up and down the east coast and a tremendous following and things are about to take a new evolution now that Presland has returned to the helm, after leaving a few years ago to travel and work around New York, London and Tokyo. This obviously means some major changes for the group, and the menu, with Shaun serving as resident chef at The Rocks’ restaurant as well as executive chef for Saké brand.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne is getting a unique immersive and participatory theatrical experience in 2018

He’s widely known as founder of the triumphant St Jermone’s Laneway Festival, the mind who brought a world’s first glamping experience as well as one of the city’s coolest bars, and the guy who turned a disused factory into a hipster chapel of love and creativity, but for his latest gift to Australia Jerome Borazio is dipping into the complex world of site-specific experiential theatre.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney’s top academics to turn the city’s bars into classrooms this month

Following a successful Sydney edition last year, internationally recognised keynote concept Raising the Bar will once again be taking over the city’s favourite drinking holes for the third year in a row. The concept is simple really: facilitated by the University of Sydney, a total of 20 academics will be spread across a program of 20 talks, each taking place in one of ten different bars across the city. It’s basically going to a lecture, but instead of that lecture being a drab half-empty theatre it is amongst a very, very well-stocked selection of booze.... Read More | Share it now!

The 13th annual Australian Beer Festival returns to The Rocks this weekend (Sydney)

Long known as one of Sydney’s most anticipated celebrations of beer and cider, the Australian Beer Festival is making its way back to The Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks for two-and-a-half days of partying driven by the country’s best brewers. Kicking off on Friday 13th and wrapping up Sunday 15th October, the festival will take over Cumberland and Gloucester streets, bringing the historic area to life with more than 30 different Australian breweries, gourmet food stalls (think fresh oysters and pizza), meet the brewer sessions, blind tastings, and live entertainment.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Bistro at Manly Pavilion finally does the heritage listed building justice (Sydney)

It’s a mystery why a number of restaurants have failed in this exceptional heritage listed building overlooking the sparkling waters of Manly, with different iterations of the former bathing pavilion over the past couple of years not quite sticking the landing. Though it’s tempting to place a fine dining establishment in this stunning space, perhaps ambition was the problem all along, which is why it seems the new owners have got things just right. It’s not exactly pared back to the point of cheap pub-style meals, but now Manly Pavilion boasts The Bistro, making complete use of the dramatic panoramic water views, spacious dining room, and lush outdoor area, albeit with food that’s much more accessible, and arguably just as – if not more – delicious. ... Read More | Share it now!

World’s Best Steak winners Jack’s Creek to host special six-course dinner in Manly (Sydney)

It’s safe to say that when you hear the name Jack’s Creek you are guaranteed a good steak. In fact, you’re guaranteed the world’s best. Three times they’ve taken out top honours in the World’s Best Steak international competition, proving that their superior produce coming from NSW is truly special for those who love a nice, juicy, fatty and flavour-rich cut. ... Read More | Share it now!