Four Seasons Hotel unveils new dining spot Mode Kitchen & Bar (Sydney)

The lush Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has just revealed the new restaurant replacing Mark Best’s beloved Pei Modern, moving towards European influenced dining overseen by Head Chef Francesco Mannelli, who is best known for his work at heavy-hitters Balla, Est., and Uccello. The name for the new lobby-level restaurant is Mode Kitchen & Bar, bringing a focus on uncomplicated dishes that highlight the simplicity and quality of food that sticks true to the flavour, colours and texture of those from Mannelli’s heritage.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Pullman Quay Grand’s Q Dining impresses with new menu (Sydney)

The Pullman luxury hotel chain has been a strong leader in Australia’s hospitality sector, with highlights in the last couple of years including the opening of their new location at Sydney airport and a sleek refurbishment of Pullman Quay Grand’s Quadrant restaurant now dubbed Q Dining.  Led by Executive Chef Stefan Brademann (Bennelong, The Fat Duck) the restaurant’s spectacular location overlooking East Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge is seconded only by its modern yet elegant theme of glass and steel, its suspended dome lights making it instantly recognisable.... Read More | Share it now!

Former Quay chef joins The Rocks’ historic Scarlett Restaurant (Sydney)

Joey Dela Victoria’s enviable portfolio is an impressive flurry of hats and stars, all which have come to shape his career as he has worked in the likes of Balzac (when it had two chef hats) and Quay (when it had three chef hats), London’s famous Maze Restaurant, and two Michelin starred The Ledbury. The undeniable qualifications have followed him to his new role at the helm of Scarlett Restaurant, the long-standing and celebrated restaurant of the charming Harbour Rocks Hotel in The Rocks, one of the most popular properties in the MGallery by Sofitel hotel series.... Read More | Share it now!

Pei Modern switches up dessert menu for spring (Sydney)

Mark Best’s acclaimed Pei Modern Sydney, that stylish open restaurant by the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, has welcomed a new dessert chef into the kitchen. Josephine Pignolet Award recipient Lauren Eldridge, fresh from the kitchen of World’s Best Restaurant Osteria Francescana in Italy, brings her youthful energy to a team that already consists of Best as Executive Chef and Joachim Borenius as Head Chef. As such, the kitchen have reworked their dessert menu according to Lauren’s bright, contemporary style, now offering visually vibrant desserts which celebrate seasonal produce and unexpected flavour combos. ... Read More | Share it now!

The Wilmot’s new winter menu combines Asian influence and European finesse (Sydney)

One of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Sydney this year has been the CBD located Primus Hotel Sydney a heritage listed art deco property, featuring an expansive lobby area with chic polished marble, as well as a rooftop pool bar. As such, The Wilmot is its appropriately adjoining “art deco dining temple” restaurant, and a perfect venue to showcase refined cuisine drawing on the property’s European and Asian influences. It too is a spacious venue, boasting wood-paneled walls, polished marble counters, a brass open kitchen and velvet banquette seating.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Bluesalt + Oceans, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach – Coogee (Sydney)

The beachfront Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach is the perfect place to escape the busy city and live like a local. With incredible views of the ocean and the sound of waves lapping at the coastline, it’s an idyllic choice for those looking to relax, surf, and enjoy the beach. If you prefer, you don’t have to leave the hotel at all to have a good time. The Crowne Plaza’s outdoor pool, a tennis court, a gym, and plenty of dining options have got you covered.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Ternary – Pyrmont (Sydney) (revisited February 2016)

Both Sydneysiders and visitors to this great city may know the large, salmon-coloured Novotel building in Darling Harbour. What they may not realise is that this hotel also houses a great restaurant called The Ternary. This is the brain-child of Executive chef, Anthony Flowers and the perfect place to experience a memorable dining experience, which we were fortunate enough to do.... Read More | Share it now!