Paddington’s The Unicorn named “Pub of the Year” at Time Out Sydney Pub Awards

The Time Out Sydney Pub Awards have once again gone through and highlighted the top performers in this city’s generous and ever-evolving pub scene. Much like the publications bar and food awards, the list serves as a comprehensive celebration of quality, awarding venues across 11 categories based on everything from best pub food and family-friendliness to best beer list and overall pub of the year.... Read More | Share it now!

Zac Sykes tightens focus on communal dining at North Bondi Fish (Sydney)

Zac Sykes, Head Chef at North Bondi Fish, is stepping into a series of share-style dinners as of next month, giving him a platform to tighten focus on one-off dishes made with sustainable seafood and seasonal produce. Designed as a special “Zac’s Table” menu, guests taking part in the communal tables will feast on a range of local produce including mud grab with ginger and shallot, sashimi platters, steamed crab buns with black vinegar and chilli, roast pork belly with green onion sauce, and desserts like crème brûlée and deep-fried ice cream with salted caramel.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale add Zebra Bar to Enmore’s dynamic Queens Hotel (Sydney)

The opening of the Queens Hotel late last year marked Merivale’s first ever venture into Sydney’s inner-west, refreshing an Enmore institution into what has now become the go-to for its gorgeous upstairs cocktail bar, The Smelly Goat, and resident dumpling kitchen Queen Chow. Now the property has added Zebra Bar to that offering, completing the two-level venue with a cozy upstairs terrace that’s pushed as an ideal spot for group bookings and 40-capacity events.... Read More | Share it now!

Good Food for Good Cause: YWCA’s Song Kitchen to support domestic violence victims

Nourishment is a fundamental part of life and a way of connecting with our loved ones regularly, so why not make those nights out count even more by supporting a good cause? This notion seems to be gaining momentum across the food industry with Song kitchen’s profit for purpose model aiming to do just that. Located beneath the YWCA NSW’s Song Hotel (formerly the Y Hotel) all proceeds from the restaurant, café and bar fund services and support for domestic violence victims.... Read More | Share it now!

Diageo has named Australia’s top 20 bartenders for 2017

Each year the authoritative judging panel of Diageo Reserve World Class enters, analyses, and awards the Australia’s bar scene to celebrate its top performers. Swarms of talent stand behind bars across the country each and every night, ensuring that not only are we pulled into a world of well-made cocktails and well-selected spirits, but we feel welcomed and comfortable at our favourite drinking establishments. The ones who perform the best are curators to the highest degree, helping us cultivate our tastes and discover new favourites so that we get the most out of our visit to some of the best bars in the country. This top 20 list lets us know which bartenders are going that extra mile for their customers.... Read More | Share it now!

Manly Spirits Co. have opened their local distillery up to the public (Sydney)

Manly locals sure are spoiled when it comes to quintessential drinking spots. They’ve got Four Pines, which remains a favourite, and now just a short stroll down from the wharf is Manly Spirits Co., the Northern Beaches very first artisan distillery. Just opened recently for public tours, tastings and cocktails, the distillery aims to welcome in Manly’s famously breezy blend beach and urban life with casual sessions highlighting their various products, including a new range that showcases sustainably sourced native botanicals and foraged marine botanicals. ... Read More | Share it now!

Chefs from Ester and Berta have opened Bacco Osteria e Espresso in Sydney CBD

With a focus on age-old Italian cuisine, the much-anticipated trattoria-style Bacco Osteria e Espresso has now opened in Sydney, fronted by Executive Chef Andrew Cibej and Head Chef Scott Williams, both whom are well known for their work at favourites like Ester and Berta. This is their first CBD venture as a team, positioned on the quality-packed Angel Place near Martin Place.... Read More | Share it now!

Hendrick’s Gin announces The Awakening warehouse experience (Sydney)

Hendrick’s Gin is partnering with Sydney’s Siren Theatre Co to create an hour-long warehouse experience that is intriguingly light on details this June. This “journey”, as they are calling it, promises to delight your body, mind, instincts, emotions and reactions through a series of unexpected scenarios. Not to mention each ticket comes with a series of cocktails to indulge on during whilst you are “awakened”.... Read More | Share it now!