Jamie Oliver is coming to Australia to help kickstart a new era for Jamie’s Italian

If Keystone Group goes down, it certainly won’t be taking Jamie’s Italian with it. With six wildly popular restaurants across the country, Jamie Oliver’s dominant Italian restaurant chain is about to receive a substantial and much-needed shake-up now that is has been officially bought back by the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group. To celebrate, the renowned chef himself will be heading to Australia next month to help whip the brand back into shape, launching a new menu with plans to work closely with local suppliers and producers.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Catalina is more than sparkling Rose Bay views and celebrity spotting (Sydney)

Sparkling views of Rose Bay stretch from Catalina, one of the most high-profile and sought-after dining spots in Sydney. The exclusivity may be overwhelming to some at first, but despite the dazzling clientele and prices to match, there’s a warmth to the restaurant that’s immediately welcoming. The charm undercuts what some people may see as a pretentious atmosphere, grounding it with good cocktails, great food, excellent service, and an unbeatable location. ... Read More | Share it now!

Pyrmont Festival set to host Mudgee Region in massive two-week showcase event (Sydney)

The Pyrmont Festival is back again in 2017 with a two-week long event to advertise the best of both the Pyrmont and New South Wale’s stunning Mudgee region. Pyrmont will play host to the event from May 13th – 27th, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the country charm of the Mudgee Region as well as the best the city has to offer, which for most people means lots and lots of incredible drops of cool-climate wine. The festival will include everything from events and experiences to photographic exhibitions and art displays.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Burger Project proves essential to Parramatta’s growing food scene (Sydney)

For the past few years there has been a major shift in how Parramatta is being used. Western Sydney’s enormous hub has been crafted to a higher standard than it has in the past, pushing away from dusty old RSLs and substandard food to give locals and visitors a hospitality scene that’s actually exciting. With Western Sydney in general becoming a bigger focus for many restaurant and bar owners, it’s no surprise that Neil Perry chose this as the location for his first ever venture out west. It, of course, takes the form of Burger Project and continues the celebrated chefs planned expansion – both nationally and internationally – which should turn his Burger Project chain into a fast-casual empire in no time. ... Read More | Share it now!

Chur Burger has opened its doors at Hoyts Chadstone (Melbourne)

Since October 2016, the newly renovated doors at Chadstone Shopping Centre have been open for shoppers and tourists alike, with hundreds of new stores, restaurants, and meticulously designed architectural elements to admire. For most, the opening of Hoyts Cinema after two years gone was a big step forward for the property, especially given that the movie-going hotspot is now playing host to Chur Burger.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Efendy remains at the forefront of contemporary Turkish cuisine – Balmain (Sydney)

We’re seated outside at Efendy in Balmain on a beautiful sunny Sunday. The courtyard has a casual atmosphere that’s friendly and inviting, extending through to the contemporary Turkish food. There’s nothing too fussy going on with everything we order, just authentic and bold flavours. With a new focus on charcoal grilling, chef Somer Sivrioglu was inspired by a recent trip to his home country.... Read More | Share it now!

There’s now a bottomless rosé happy hour in Sydney

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. See these coming months through rose-coloured glasses, because thanks to Nour, those sunny summer vibes will last long into autumn and winter this year. The contemporary Lebanese restaurant in Surry Hills has just elevated happy hour, with free-flowing rosé for two hours straight, Monday to Friday. That’s right. Bottomless. Rosé. What’s the catch? Nothing, except that you just need to tuck into some share plates of tasty Lebanese snacks from the special menu developed by executive chef Roy Ner (ex-Aria) – but that’s not really a catch though, is it?... Read More | Share it now!

The team behind Mary’s and The Unicorn announce big plans for The Lansdowne Hotel (Sydney)

We have news and it’s yuuuuge!!! Chippendale’s iconic live music venue The Lansdowne Hotel is re-opening and there just aren’t enough exclamation points in the universe to contain or express our excitement. After the closure of many a wild and wonderful place such as The Newtown Social Club, The Annandale Hotel and Goodgod Small Club it’s an absolute pleasure to announce what could signal a positive resurgence in Sydney’s nightlife.... Read More | Share it now!