Bennelong to open up private balcony for an alfresco pop-up bar (Sydney)

Peter Gilmore’s stunning new Bennelong has been the biggest of big deals as far as restaurants go in Sydney this year, settling into it’s nice, spacious nook in Sydney Opera House and becoming one of the most sought after culinary experiences in the city. The team behind the restaurant are planning a bit of a special treat to bring in the new year, and one that will likely come with a bit of a smaller price tag than the full restaurant.... Read More | Share it now!

Waterman’s Lobster Co. opens summer pop-up in Bondi (Sydney)

Potts Point’s popular Waterman’s Lobster Co. have announced that they’ll be bringing their juicy Maine and Connecticut styled lobster rolls, as well as all the other favourites, straight to Bondi Beach this summer, opening up a temporary front in Hall Street’s food hub. Located at the former site of Mexican small bar Mr Moustache, the pop-up will be operating from Boxing Day, this Sunday 26th December, for three months, designed to fit into the beach-side setting with a casual, relaxed atmosphere sporting natural, cool blue and grey tones.... Read More | Share it now!

The Grounds of Alexandria bring their hobbit themed pop-up to Entertainment Quarter this summer (Sydney)

If you went along the Sculpture by the Sea this year then you may have seen The Grounds of Alexandria’s magical, Hobbit-themed pop-up cafe, The Grounds House, propped in Marks Park. It was an essential part of the whole experience, with small treats, burgers, juices, and great coffee fueling the scene in Tamarama. Well, there’s no need to wait until ‘Sculpture’ returns to re-visit the enchanted pop-up, as it will be making a re-appearance from the end of this month at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter alongside Circus Oz and Water World Central.... Read More | Share it now!

Details revealed for The Old Clare Hotel’s third restaurant Kensington Street Social (Sydney)

It’s already been one of the liveliest openings Sydney has seen this year. The Old Clare Hotel continues to take shape, preparing for the opening of it’s third restaurant following Automata and Silvereye, Jason Atherton’s Kensington Street Social. The recently re-opened boutique hotel has become quite the destination for food and drink lovers across the city, helped along by it’s classy street-level bar and rooftop pool-bar.... Read More | Share it now!

Fine dining chef opens experimental ramen bar in Surry Hills (Sydney)

Chef Stephen Seckold of Flying Fish has just entered the world of ramen noodles, opening up a grungy, modern-day experimental noodle bar dubbed Salaryman in Surry Hills. The new restaurant seems to veer from the traditional bowl of ramen and offer up something a almost completely different, with a daily-changing menu that maintains a clear focus on quality, rare ingredients, seasonal broths, and misos fermented in-house.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale are set to unveil their ambitious Northern Beaches venue, The Newport, next month

When Merivale purchased the iconic Newport Arms earlier this year from long-running owners The Bayfield Family, interest was almost immediate. What would Justin Hemmes and his crew do the new venue? They had already showcased their ambition and knack for creating super-sized and extravagant hospitality hubs with the likes of ivy and Coogee Pavilion, so the potential for this Northern Beaches icon, which is almost like a waterside fortress, was exciting to say the least. Now with a new title, The Newport, Merivale have revealed their plans.... Read More | Share it now!

Noodle spinning competitions are being held in Sydney and Melbourne

Noodle spinning and stretching just may be that undiscovered talent you had hiding inside all along, and to bring it out of you loved hot pot brand Simmer Huang are hosting ‘noodle challenges’ are all of their venues, across Sydney and Melbourne. The restaurant has become known for unique and theatrical cooking methods, with a common sight being noodles spinning all around their five – four Sydney, one Melbourne – venues.... Read More | Share it now!