Four Points by Sheraton finds inspiration in Melbourne’s dynamic craft beer scene

Beginning 1st October of this year, the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be taking part in an ongoing global program designed to bring the hotel brands 225+ properties closer to the cultural scenes in their respective cities. And by cultural scenes we mean the tasty dynamic local craft beer scenes of the world, sifting through local breweries looking for the “best brew” to showcase on-site and on-tap to international and local guests. And considering the incredible reach the hotel brand has, with presence in almost 40 countries and territories, that’s an invaluable platform for creative local brewers to have. ... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale’s The Paddington is going Cuban for a limited time only (Sydney)

Celebrating the people and street culture of modern Cuba, Merivale will be using The Paddington to host a temporary transformation, filled with Que Bola feasts and Havana club cocktails. Across three nights, the popular Paddington gastropub will be taking on the character often credited to Cuba’s festive hospitality scene, with the crux of celebrations happening later this week on Thursday 28th September.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney’s got a luxe new weekend brunch filled with French champagne and mimosas

Making excellent use of their gorgeous The Cortile dining space, InterContinental Sydney have just launched a “buffet marketplace” brunch to take place every weekend for hotel guests and local visitors. “Brunch at The Cortile”, which kicked on on Saturday 23rd September, will be a special offering from the high-end hotel, tempting guests with a refined dining experience that features the season’s freshest ingredients with house-made signatures, contemporary favourites and, drinks like French champagne, mimosas and bloody marys. ... Read More | Share it now!

Matt Moran’s three-level Barangaroo restaurant is opening in December (Sydney)

Featuring three distinct levels, Barangaroo House will be one of the biggest openings to date for the ever-growing precinct, led by none other than Matt Moran in partnership with Solotel, the group behind some of Sydney’s biggest venues including Aria, Chiswick and Opera Bar. It’s been a long time coming, with the project in the works for the past three years, but now the restaurant has finally locked in a December opening date, promising the define the new capital of contemporary Australian cuisine.... Read More | Share it now!

Ripples Chowder Bay plans ‘seafood and jazz’ feast for October long weekend (Sydney)

There’ll be plenty to do around Sydney across the forthcoming October long weekend, but one of the standouts for those who prefer seafood feasts, live jazz and sparkling harbour views will be this lush event thrown by Ripples Chowder Bay as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations. The highly regarded seafood restaurant is promising an afternoon of live jazz and specially curated sharing feasts, dubbed Sounds by the Sea, as they tap highly respected saxophonist and DJ Paul Chenard to provide some tunes and Head Chef Kristian Gamble to take care of the food.... Read More | Share it now!

Storehouse on the Park introduces a dedicated dog-friendly menu for canine companions (Sydney)

More restaurants across Sydney are beginning to embrace more dog-friendly policies, but Storehouse on the Park in Rushcutters Bay has kicked the trend up more than a few notches. The breezy bar and restaurant, which is a part of Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay, has introduced a dedicated pooch-friendly menu in addition to their regular human offerings, featuring food and drink that is completely safe for canine consumption like puppyccinos, pawtein balls, watermelon chews and sesame pup wafers.... Read More | Share it now!

Knafeh Bakery have built an exclusive pop-up for Pier One Sydney Harbour

The famous Bearded Bakers of nomadic Sydney institution Knafeh Bakery are planning to host a very special pop-up at the ultra-lux Pier One Sydney Harbour for the forthcoming Good Food Month. Kicking off on 5th October and lasting right through to 29th October, the newly designed concept – a first for the bakery – will be set-up in a Perspex container along the waterfront of Sydney Harbour, providing ample space for the boys to mix their signature high energy dining concept while cooking up their signature Palestinian dishes.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney now has a Kingsman pop-up with special Statesman bourbon cocktails

To celebrate the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the team behind Old Forester Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey have launched the Statesman, an exclusive special selection batch of the distillery’s premium bourbon, in Australia. Not only that, but they’ve taken over Sydney institution Zeta Bar as the city’s main hub of the expression, transforming the space into a temporary American saloon where guests are able to fully explore the bourbon whiskey neat or in a range of custom-made cocktails in a space framed by wooden barrels, hardy greenery, vintage frames, and various darts and sporting trophies.... Read More | Share it now!

Barrio Cellar team to open Mexican restaurant Chula in Kings Cross (Sydney)

The team behind late-night favourite Barrio Cellar and Cantonese restaurant Fei Jai are about to expand to a third venue, putting the finishing touches on a Mexican dining concept on Kings Cross’ Bayswater Road. Titled Chula, the new restaurant will be led by Nicole Galloway and Peter Lew while Reece Griffiths has come on board to help the bar. A to-be-announced chef will be coming all the way from Mexico City to take care of the kitchen, which will feature in the space best known as the former digs of Hugo’s Pizza.... Read More | Share it now!