Less than an hour and a half south of the Gold Coast, where the Commonwealth Games are about to be held, and the home of Bluesfest, is a hotbed for innovative gastronomy and creative enterprises in and around Byron Bay. The landscape is constantly evolving and flourishing, yet within the much loved laid-back coastal and country environment that has thrived for years. The food scene has a strong focus on producing unique quality from locally sourced ingredients- and the fantastic flavours in the dishes the region’s restaurants are serving up reflects a clear drive behind this successful and important focus.... Read More | Share it now!
Going the classic route for Valentine’s Day doesn’t just mean a nice dinner out anymore. You’re going to have to get that special someone (assuming that’s how you’re spending the day) a gift for tradition’s sake, and you’re going to be flooded with ideas left, right and centre in the lead-up to one of the most commercialised celebrations of the year.... Read More | Share it now!
Singapore might be known for its South East Asian street food and buzzing hawker centres, but it also has a thriving café culture well worth exploring. Visitors to the lively city can expect to see familiar faces on the menu like avocado on toast and interpretations of the good ol’ big breakfast, but keep an eye out for items inspired by the local cuisine. Here are eight cafes that are changing the brunch scene while still incorporating some quintessentially Singaporean flavours into their menu.... Read More | Share it now!
All of us living in this hemisphere are plagued with the unfortunate luck of having the silly season to coincide with beach body time. This means no ugly Christmas sweater to hide the festive feasting we’ve partaken all December long. So before you reach for that second mince pie, check out our predictions for 2018’s fitness trends and where in Sydney you can get your dose of endorphins. We’ve even grabbed the thoughts of some fitness regulars so they can tell us in their own words what makes these places and their activities tick.... Read More | Share it now!
The loosest day of the year is upon us! New Year’s Eve is going to bounce us into 2018 and it’s your choice whether you want that to be in style or in shambles. It’s long known that deep in the heart of the CBD is exactly where you do not in any way, shape or form want to be for the party of the year, which makes it all the more appealing that to wine, dine and party at some of the best venues that are close to the action but far away enough to avoid all the bad bits. ... Read More | Share it now!
Gift guides popping up all over your feed is a good thing; it’s another sign that the holidays are finally here. 2017 is about to be done and dusted, but first you’ve got the Olympic sport that is gift-giving to get through. However you choose to celebrate the Christmas holidays, it’s going to be all the more special if you really nail the pressies this year, and with this year stacked with excellent releases from tech to spirits to fashion, we’re here to help you sift through the noise and land on the one’s that are actually worth it. Without further ado, we present the AU review’s Christmas Gift Guide for 2017.... Read More | Share it now!
Turns out David Novak of Sydney band Polish Club is quite the discerning foodie, and since we here at The AU Review are constantly in-touch with both local musicians and the local food scene we thought it best to grab his thoughts on a topic he is most passionate about: Asian food. Sydney is swarming with top-quality Asian eats, both high and low profile and extending far beyond the confines of the general CBD area; ask anyone where their favourites are and you’ll be met with wildly different results, though that doesn’t mean you should ever stop adding to what is no doubt an already massive to-do list. This is where these lists come in, guiding people on the seemingly non-stop quest to find the very best of all types of Asian cuisines around, inside and outside of the city. Plus, finding your new favourite inexpensive Asian joint is a sure-fire way to save some nosh for more live music.... Read More | Share it now!
Father’s Day fast approaches on Sunday, September 3rd, and those who plan early can often find some of the best gifts around. Make sure you’re not leaving these ones to the last minute, because they are surely going to be the popular gift choices as the big day creeps towards us. From a beer curating service to the most hipster-dad fashion of all time, explore the map; it’s probably best way to tell where you are.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne has the gold-standard locked down when it comes to breakfast and brunch. There’s no arguing against that, especially when the city has held onto that reputation for years on end without ever having to fear healthy competition like Sydney and Adelaide. It’s been a tremendously difficult job but we dived into the rich and diverse breakfast scene in and around Melbourne and emerged with a pretty damn good top 10 if we do so say ourselves. If you haven’t been to any of these then make sure you wake up early and head along, you won’t regret it. ... Read More | Share it now!
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!