Recipe: Sake Jr’s Japanese Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

By day, fast-casual chain Saké Jr is a health-focused Japanese inspired smorgasbord of fresh DIY Japanese bowls and sides. With an injection to their menu from renowned chef Neil Perry, the increasingly popular chain has introduced a “Jr By Night” menu that pushes into a different kind of vibe, with a special night-only offering including tasty choices such as Japanese Fried Chicken. We’re constantly fawning over juicy iterations of the popular fried food so we through it best to sourced Sake Jr’s exact recipe and bring it to our readers. Your house parties will never be the same.... Read More | Share it now!

Neil Perry’s burger project opens in Melbourne Central this week

Continuing the swift roll out of Neil Perry’s popular Burger Project chain, the celebrated fine dining chef has officially announced a big expansion in Melbourne, giving the city it’s third outlet as the brand opens this week at Melbourne Central. The shop will be located on the ground floor of the LaTrobe Street shopping centre from Friday 24th March, pumping out this house-made gourmet burgers that has so far seen Burger Project become a major name in the world of fast-casual in Australia. ... Read More | Share it now!

Neil Perry’s Eleven Bridge to close in May; announces special farewell menus (Sydney)

It was big news last year when world renowned chef Neil Perry announced the closure of his beloved Rockpool Est. 1989 at 11 Bridge St, Sydney. The shock came about as a need for something closer to casual emerged, which gave way to Eleven Bridge. Now even that’s set to close this coming May, with Perry and his Rockpool Dining Group planning a new dining concept to open at the side by the middle of this year. ... Read More | Share it now!

Fratelli Famous opens on Eagle Street Pier (Brisbane)

Fratelli Fresh’s fast-casual pizzeria spin-off, Fratelli Famous, has been very well received in Sydney and Melbourne this year, expanding as part of Rockpool Dining Group’s (formerly Urban Purveyor Group) ambitious plans that have seen the hospitality group grow immensely in 2016. Now it’s Brisbane’s turn to get the city’s first Fratelli Famous, and where better to make their debut then on Eagle Street Pier right next to the same group’s Saké Restaurant & Bar and Bavarian Bier Café?... Read More | Share it now!

Saké’s epic dragon egg dessert gets a makeover; launches in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

It was first introduced at Saké Double Bay but then quickly become such a popular dessert it made it onto the menu at the original Saké The Rocks. Now The Dragon Egg has found its way to four more restaurants in the popular Japanese dining portfolio, appearing at Melbourne’s Saké Flinders Lane and Saké Hamer Hall, and Brisbane’s Saké Eagle Street Pier. From December 1st, anyone who selects any set menu at either of these restaurants will end their feast with this exquisitely crafted dessert.... Read More | Share it now!

Fratelli Fresh to open in Crows Nest (Sydney)

As the long-loved Italian brand continues to grow and evolve this year, Fratelli Fresh has announced that they will be expanding to include a new location in Crows Nest just in time for summer. The casual Italian dining concept will be opening up their eighth Australian venue early next month at 118 Willoughy Road, taking over the former site of Bavarian Bier Café, which is also a member of the same hospitality group, that now being Rockpool Dining Group.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Fratelli Fresh – Westfield CBD (Sydney)

Fratelli Fresh has long been an iconic brand for Sydney’s dining scene, a produce-driven Italian dining concept that was this year picked up by Urban Purveyor Group (now Rockpool Dining Group) and spread far and wide to new locations outside of the original and best known Bridge Street and Walsh Bay venues. One of the most central of these new locations is Westfield Sydney, where Fratelli Fresh has joined their fast-casual sister (and pizzeria spin-off) Fratelli Famous in the corner of the property’s tightly curated level 5 food hall. ... Read More | Share it now!

Urban Purveyor Group acquire Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group

As they approach the end of what has been a tremendous year of growth, hospitality juggernaut Urban Purveyor Group have announced a merger with Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group to create what is now known as Rockpool Dining Group. It’s a coup for the Quadrant Private Equity backed group, who have employed global hospitality veteran Thomas Pash to serve as Chief Executive Officer in collaboration with Perry, who will moving into a new role as Head of Culinary. ... Read More | Share it now!