Belles Hot Chicken kicks off new guest chef series “Rulers of the Roost”

Belles Hot Chicken have this week launched their very first guest chef series, dubbed “Rulers of the Roost”, which will be highlighting a superstar chef line up to join founder and chef Morgan McGlone across the Sydney and Melbourne venues of the famed chicken joint. Each guest chef will be creating a one-off, event-only menu which includes a hot chicken dish created in collaboration with McGlone as well as a side and cocktail that will only be available for the one day.... Read More | Share it now!

Details revealed for The Morrison’s sixth annual “Oyster Festival” (Sydney)

Now in its sixth year, The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room’s celebratory, month-long “Oyster Festival” plans to spread plenty of events throughout the entirety of August. From 1st to 31st, there’s going to be plenty of oysters shucked around the expansive venue, with the Morrison team expecting to serve more than 17,000 of those shelled treats each week, complemented by a bespoke menu created by Sean Connolly as well as education masterclasses, oyster shooters, and of course $1 oyster happy hours each day from 6pm-7pm.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale trades Papi Chulo for Queen Chow on Manly Wharf (Sydney)

Based on the success of Merivale’s Enmore debut, the hospitality group have now opened a second location for their Cantonese kitchen Queen Chow, which moves into the former digs of waterfront meat-sweat haven Papi Chulo. Patrick Friesen and Eric Koh are aiming for “classic neighbourhood Cantonese” inspired by the way the diverse cuisine is recreated around the globe, dedicated to its evolution throughout the ages as well as traditional Hong Kong dai pai dongs by showcasing something unique for Manly’s ever-changing dining scene.... Read More | Share it now!

Bistro Rex is tracking this year’s Le Tour de France with a new concept menu (Sydney)

With Bastille Day rolling through Sydney (and the world) this weekend there’s going to be plenty of celebrations throughout the city geared towards all things French dining. And seeing as French cuisine is one of the most diverse and technique-heavy in the world, that’s not a bad reason to get out and eat your way through the many regions of the romantic European country. Of course you have the huge Bastille Festival currently going on down at Circular Quay and The Rocks, but Sydney’s best French restaurants are also finding their own way to celebrate. Enter Bistro Rex.... Read More | Share it now!

South-African burger bar RocoMamas makes Australian debut in Melbourne

The internationally recognised burger brand, RocoMamas has recently chosen Melbourne’s endless dining precinct, Chapel Street, to open its first flagship Australian joint. If you’re planning a visit, expect to get your hands, mouth and face dirty, as the idea behind this menu is to put down the knives and forks and attack their iconic ‘smashed burgers’ with your hands.... Read More | Share it now!

Vision Direct opens shop in Melbourne, is giving away 100 designer glasses for free this week

Over the next three days, Melbourne locals will be able to get their hands on a free pair of prescription glasses as popular online retailer VisionDirect.com.au opens its very first Vision Direct Optical Centre in the heart of the CBD. They’ll be going large for their opening week, committing 100 free premium acetate frames and prescription lenses for a first come, first serve basis, which locals can walk away with if they rock up between today and Thursday 28th June.... Read More | Share it now!

Matt Moran is bringing an 80-seat Chiswick pop-up to Splendour in the Grass

For the first time ever Matt Moran will be taking his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick and hosting a 80-seat pop-up iteration at this year’s Splendour in the Grass. The iconic three-day festival will no doubt benefit from Moran’s planted-to-plated approach which has seen Chiswick, both the original in Woollahra and the extension at the Art Gallery of NSW, become one of Sydney’s most celebrated and consistent dining institutions.... Read More | Share it now!