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!

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!

Seoulja Boy: Where the urban west meets the flavours of the east (Melbourne)

Since its opening earlier this year, Seoulja Boy has managed to maintain a large and steady hype across social media. And with a menu full of affordable, photogenic cocktails, bright neon signs, and an in-house DJ spinning a mix of current and old-school hip-hop and R&B music, it’s easy to see why the Korean fusion bar and restaurant has been so popular.  In terms of atmosphere and visual aesthetics, the venue has everything that is “in” right now. But does it deliver on the food front?... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Rocker is an essential new dining spot for North Bondi (Sydney)

North Bondi was chosen as the location for Rocker, a high-profile new opening from Sweet & Chilli’s Cam Northway and the always-excellent Darren Robertson, best known for being one of the driving forces behind Three Blue Ducks as well as his new stint on My Kitchen Rules. Reputation is nothing without execution though, and fortunately this casual all-day restaurant and bar delivers, both with it’s locally-appropriate laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous share-style dining.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: MOMO Dumplings + Tea is bringing Szechuan to Prahran (Melbourne)

Situated just around the corner of Clifton and High street, MOMO Dumpling + Tea is a relaxing new addition to Prahran’s hospitality precinct. Since their official opening in late April, the bright and spacious restaurant has been slowly diversifying their extensive food menu with a variety of traditional Szechuan cuisine. Every week, a new list of specials is created by the head-chef, with particularly well-performing dishes receiving the honour of being permanently added to MOMO’s regular menu. As a result of these weekly culinary experiments, the restaurant’s regular menu is unlike any other.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Darlinghurst’s Lucky Suzie brings modern Malaysian to a whole new level (Sydney)

Darlinghurst’s Lucky Suzie is one of the area’s best kept secrets; there’s no doubting that. What chef Zachary Tan (widely known for Devon Cafe) has worked up in his experimental modern Malaysian kitchen is a consistent burst of big traditional flavours mixed into modern, eye-catching dishes with a menu that seems to be changing regularly. Being as it’s winter, that change has landed on the ever-loved truffle, Tan imbuing many of the current dishes with the premium ingredient to really switch things up for customers both loyal and new. ... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Crux & Co’s new menu is as delicious as it looks (Melbourne)

From their opening mid last year, no filter was needed to appreciate the scrumptious and undeniably ‘Instagram-worthy’ dishes served up at The Crux & Co. As their photographic dishes flooded social feeds all over Melbourne, the stunning cafe have stepped it up a notch with a new menu, and a new head chef, to bring forward bold new flavours to help push forward to city’s ever-evolving brunch scene.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Pullman Quay Grand’s Q Dining impresses with new menu (Sydney)

The Pullman luxury hotel chain has been a strong leader in Australia’s hospitality sector, with highlights in the last couple of years including the opening of their new location at Sydney airport and a sleek refurbishment of Pullman Quay Grand’s Quadrant restaurant now dubbed Q Dining.  Led by Executive Chef Stefan Brademann (Bennelong, The Fat Duck) the restaurant’s spectacular location overlooking East Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge is seconded only by its modern yet elegant theme of glass and steel, its suspended dome lights making it instantly recognisable.... Read More | Share it now!