Olio Kensington Street will bring the soul of Sicilian dining to Chippendale (Sydney)

2016 was one of the best 12 month periods for new restaurant and bar openings in Sydney (lockout laws withstanding; on that note, good riddance Mike Baird), but just because the year is over doesn’t mean the momentum is slowing. Case in point: just a few weeks into 2017 and we’re already getting a shiny new restaurant for Chippendale’s dynamic Kensington Street precinct with awarded Sicilian-born chef Lino Sauro (Gattopardo in Singapore) who is taking root in Sydney with the opening of his Olio Kensington Street. Come 28th January, the internationally renowned chef will bear his soulful Italian cooking to Sydneysiders as the contemporary indoor dining room fits into the revitalised Old Rum Store. ... Read More | Share it now!

Gelato Messina, Mr Burger and more added to Velodrome Food Truck Festival (Melbourne)

The lineup has grown significantly for Velodrome Food Truck Festival since the inaugural Australia Day weekend event was announced late last year. Across four days, from 26th to 29th January, Melbourne’s newest arts and food venue, the Velodrome, is promising a packed out festival full of the city’s most famous food vendors as well as live music, an inflatable outdoor cinema, a Mexican wrestling ring, and a 40-foot crane for aerial acrobatics. Yes, you read that correctly: a 40-foot crane for aerial acrobatics.... Read More | Share it now!

InterContinental’s Double Bay rooftop bar teams with Belvedere for Signature Sundays (Sydney)

On what is surely now one of the most famous rooftop’s across the city, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay’s stunning open-air bar has become a Summer-ready Sunday destination thanks to a recent partnership with Belvedere. The renowned Vodka has come on board to help launch Signature Sundays, which will take place every week from afternoon to evening. ... Read More | Share it now!

Twinings are bringing a public tea house pop-up to Oxford Street (Sydney)

Free tea? That’s always a good thing, especially when it’s a brand new blend that’s not yet been released by top selling brand Twinings. Drawing on the essence of their iconic London flagship, Golden Lyon, Twinings will be temporarily taking over the space at 17 Oxford Street in Paddington, offering anyone free samples of their brand new Morning Tea blend every afternoon across five days. ... Read More | Share it now!

An Airbnb-like service for food catering has launched in Australia

Yep crowd sourcing start-ups aren’t going anywhere anytime soon as people are heavily influenced by the innovative model of services like Airbnb. It’s led to some creative ideas in the past, and Melbourne-based start up CaterNow seems to be no exception, allowing users both corporate and consumer to easily find local caterers without having to fork out bucketloads to the big guys. ... Read More | Share it now!

New year, new menu: Double Bay’s Mrs Sippy announces some changes (Sydney)

Double Bay’s iconic restaurant and bar Mrs Sippy has launched a brand new menu just in time for Summer, celebrating their fifth year with significant changes that should see the popular hotspot charge through these holidays with style. The new additions feature light, fresh and summer-ready dishes aimed at pairing with your midday heat right through to balmy summer evenings.... Read More | Share it now!

Mövenpick introduce signature ice cream sandwiches to their Australian boutiques

As we reach the heat-wave bringing centre of Australia’s summer, Swiss ice cream brand Mövenpick has announced a range of signature Ice Cream Sandwich to be sold at their dessert boutiques. The sandwich will be made up of their high quality creamy ice cream and two rich chocolate cookies as the outer layer, giving folks in cities like Sydney and Melbourne a nice little way to cool off in the face of that unforgiving sun. ... Read More | Share it now!