Matt Moran is bringing an 80-seat Chiswick pop-up to Splendour in the Grass

For the first time ever Matt Moran will be taking his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick and hosting a 80-seat pop-up iteration at this year’s Splendour in the Grass. The iconic three-day festival will no doubt benefit from Moran’s planted-to-plated approach which has seen Chiswick, both the original in Woollahra and the extension at the Art Gallery of NSW, become one of Sydney’s most celebrated and consistent dining institutions.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Jake Smyth on bringing The Unicorn Hotel back to Splendour in the Grass

Jake Smyth, best known for Sydney’s cult-burger joint Mary’s and award-winning pub The Unicorn Hotel, and his team will once again be bringing their mega popular fare up to this year’s Splendour in the Grass. Representing just how far festival food has come in the last few years, both Mary’s and The Unicorn will be operating up at the three-day festival, held in North Byron Parklands, after proving invaluable in recent years. Mary’s will be landing at the VIP Gold Bar as per usual, but The Unicorn will be out leading the impressive line-up at Splendour’s pop-up neighbourhood “The Very Small Suburb”, which also includes Gelato Messina and Allpress Espresso.... Read More | Share it now!

Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham (Mary’s, The Unicorn): My Splendour Bender

The team behind what is now one of Australia’s most iconic burger joints, Mary’s, aren’t messing around when it comes to overturning dagwood dogs and those weirdly shaped chip things to become reigning champions of festival food. Just the other week, the crew were invited up to mega-festival Splendour in the Grass for the second year in the row, setting up a stall at the Gold Bar and also bringing a mobile version of their Paddington pub The Unicorn to the Very Small Suburb. By all accounts, it was another huge success for co-owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, a necessary boost to the festival’s already stacked range of food options.... Read More | Share it now!

Doughnut Time, Gelato Messina, Bourke Street Bakery and more will be at Splendour in the Grass

As if a three-hour set from The Cure and finally witnessing The Avalanches post-Wildflower wasn’t enough, this year’s Splendour in the Grass is promising its biggest food and lifestyle line-up to date. Following the success of having Mary’s up there last year (in the Gold Bar though), Secret Sounds have tapped into some of the most popular food vendors in the country to, in addition to all the regular food trucks and stalls, cater for the three-day festival. The likes of mega-popular Doughnut Time, pub food champ The Unicorn (from Sydney), and the forever-loved Bourke Street Bakery have jumped on board to bring all that delicious nosh up to North Byron Parklands next weekend, sitting in an area dubbed “The Very Small Suburb” along with a range of fashion and beauty pop ups.... Read More | Share it now!