It was bound to happen sooner or later. As one of the staple attractions of Darling Harbour’s forthcoming food precinct, Darling Square, Melbourne’s acclaimed burger joint 8bit is officially making the move to Sydney. The popular retro video game inspired burger restaurant, which now has three venues across Melbourne, is planning to open a 100-seat restaurant at the new precinct on Steam Mill Lane, which should be completed around April of next year.... Read More | Share it now!
After dominating the burger scene up north, and recently expanding to Melbourne, Queensland-originated burger shack Betty’s Burgers has arrived in Sydney, opening up their first shop underneath Darling Harbour’s slick ICC. Bringing their award-winning burgers and indulgent desserts to one of Sydney’s busiest areas, Betty’s Burgers should undoubtedly recreate the same success that has seen them pick up the status as the “Best Burgers on the Gold Coast”, which was given to them last year. ... Read More | Share it now!
Whether you want to eat or party your way through Australia Day, we’ve sought out some of our favourite events across the country (mainly Sydney and Melbourne) for you. Our official national day of celebration comes around this Thursday, but the various events around the country extend far beyond that, from Australia Day Eve (Wednesday) to the weekend, offering a great deal of things to do from chilling with world-class DJs on Sydney’s Darling Harbour or partying non-stop for almost seven hours with one of the greatest DJs in the world, to downing ribs and burgers or tucking into an experimental Vegemite dessert.... Read More | Share it now!
The changing face of Darling Harbour’s foreshore has taken a big leap forward with new venue The Port, the latest venture from Oscars Hotel Group who are well known for Towradgi Beach Hotel and Wollongong’s excellent Pepe’s on the Beach. The latter is in some ways connected to The Port, Group Chef Michael Cook bringing many of the same dishes which have made the Wollongong hot spot so popular to the kitchen.... Read More | Share it now!
A long established restaurant in Darling Harbour, The Meat & Wine Co, will be making the permanent move to its new location as part of the developing Barangaroo precinct. The new location will still keep The Meat & Wine Co’s distinctive Afro-centric vibe of tribal patterns, intriguing textures and genuine artefacts, a look that the restaurant is known for. The new Barangaroo restaurant will open later this year, with the last day of operation at the Darling Harbour location to be Sunday 18th September.... Read More | Share it now!
Throughout this year’s highly anticipated VIVID Sydney, the water-side precinct of Cockle Bay Wharf will once again be bringing back their exclusive food and drink offerings to meet, and surpass, the success of their involvement last year. The renowned dining and entertainment hub will be drawing on some of their best venues to absorb inspiration from all the lights, music, and ideas to design special cocktails and desserts to keep visitors satisfied while roaming street performers in lit-up costumes add to the VIVID atmosphere and complement the Darling Harbour activations in line of sight.... Read More | Share it now!
“Butter chicken is not authentic Indian food,” said restaurateur Freddie Zulfiqar at a sit-down media event for Zaaffran this past Tuesday night. It was a sentiment shared by the 110-strong crowd gathered to enjoy the established Indian restaurant’s cuisine in the buzzing Darling Harbour precinct. What Zaaffran (meaning saffron) does well is “capture the essence of traditional Indian cuisine and present it with contemporary flair”. Head Chef Vikrant Kapoor has ensured that the restaurant’s new-look menu incorporated food from all areas of India, giving the menu a more diverse offering.... Read More | Share it now!
Give El Camino Cantina a big warm “hola” when it sets up shop in The Rocks this May; the Urban Purveyor Group will open its first Austin-inspired Tex-Mex restaurant in The Argyle precinct, replacing their acclaimed French gem Ananas Bar & Brasserie, which will be moving on down to Darling Harbour as part of a new development with indoor and alfresco dining, a wine and Champagne garden bar for over 150 guests, an oyster bar, and a bakery. ... Read More | Share it now!