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!

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!

A giant Arnott’s Shapes box has popped up in Circular Quay (Sydney)

Arnott’s Shapes are still very much top of the line as far as Aussie snacks go, which should come to no surprise seeing as 230,000 packs of the things are consumed every day across the country (compare that with 100,000 packs of Jatz, and 43,000 packs of Vita-Weat). In a response to the strong-as-ever popularity of Shapes, Arnott’s will today be launching a new campaign (#whatacracker) in Sydney by turning a section of the Overseas Passenger Terminal into a free-entry life-size Shapes box, popped up for today and tomorrow only.... Read More | Share it now!

Japanese dessert chain PAFU opens in Macquarie Centre (Sydney)

We’ve already got Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts and Ippudo, so it was only a matter of time before ST Group bought down another very well-known Japanese brand, dipping back into the sweet side with Pafu. Last year the Japanese puff-pastry dessert made a successful debut at QV in Melbourne, so now it’s Sydney’s turn to experience the unique treats as PAFU’s first store opens in Macquarie Centre.... Read More | Share it now!

Carriageworks announce winter-themed “Burning Love” night market (Sydney)

The next instalment in the ongoing seasonal night markets from Carriageworks will pay homage to smoked, spiced and slow-cooked food with “Burning Love”. Teaming up with the infallible Porteño duo of Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, the arts and entertainment hub will host 55 of Sydney’s leading restaurants, bars and producers with special menus worked up around the theme, highlighting sure-shot winter-warmers from everything from shellfish cooked over coals (Rising Sun Workshop) to smoked mushroom toasties (OzHarvest) and charcoal grilled octopus (Porteno).... Read More | Share it now!