Landmark Brunswick pub Sarah Sands Hotel returns

Doors opened Saturday, 12 June.   Landmark Brunswick pub Sarah Sands Hotel re-opened to the public on Saturday, 12 June, following an extensive renovation project valued at circa $3million. The pub has been closed since 2017, and returns to the neighbourhood under new operators, Melbourne-based food & beverage hospitality group Australian Venue Co. Established inContinue reading “Landmark Brunswick pub Sarah Sands Hotel returns”

The Hawthorn Hotel re-opens today

Iconic venue opens its doors once again on Tuesday, 22nd June. The Hawthorn Hotel is back and better than ever, opening its doors once again on Tuesday, 22nd June.After closing in 2020 due to the impacts of the coronavirus, the iconic 153-year-old pub is returning with a fresh new look but the same local spiritContinue reading “The Hawthorn Hotel re-opens today”

The Grand Dining Room in Richmond to re-open on 12th May

In more good news on Melbourne’s revival, The Grand Dining Room in Richmond will re-open on 12th May, after closing last March for the first lockdown. One of the city’s favourite dining venues, the restaurant is known for its consistent quality, modern Italian cuisine and impeccable service. The award-winning pub dining room will celebrate its 18th birthdayContinue reading “The Grand Dining Room in Richmond to re-open on 12th May”

Bings is back and it’s slinging free schnitties to celebrate!

Bings is back! Lotus Dining Group’s fast casual Barangaroo eatery is celebrating a triumphant return this April, reopening its doors for the first time since March last year. To celebrate, the colourful Asian restaurant will be handing out free schnitties to customers who walk through its doors anytime between 11am and 2.30pm on Friday, 16Continue reading “Bings is back and it’s slinging free schnitties to celebrate!”

Massi re-opens after a year of closure

The CBD stalwart on Little Collins Street is back. A year after the first lockdown, much-loved Italian restaurant Massi in Melbourne’s CBD will be resurrected after Easter and re-open on Monday, 12th April. Known for its modern Sicilian cuisine and intimate, convivial atmosphere, Massi has been a destination for lunch and after-work eats since openingContinue reading “Massi re-opens after a year of closure”

Fratelli Fresh brings la dolce vita back to the Sunshine Coast

Fratelli Fresh is reopening at Sunshine Plaza’s waterside dining precinct on Wednesday, 24 March at 4pm, bringing its signature Italian, family-friendly dining experience and an even more affordable menu back to the Sunshine Coast.  After a 12-month hiatus, guests can indulge in Fratelli Fresh’s much-loved dishes, now with nothing over $24 and including $10 house-madeContinue reading “Fratelli Fresh brings la dolce vita back to the Sunshine Coast”

Historic Brunswick pub being restored to its former glory

Multi-million dollar renovation under way.   Landmark Brunswick pub Sarah Sands Hotel will re-open in May 2021, following a renovation that will revitalise the shuttered venue and return it to the local community. Sarah Sands Hotel has a long history in Melbourne, dating back to 1854. In 2021, the Brunswick institution will return to itsContinue reading “Historic Brunswick pub being restored to its former glory”

Enjoy the bustle of yum cha in the CBD again with Oriental Teahouse

After taking a hiatus for much of 2020, Oriental Teahouse has reopened its freshly renovated Little Collins Street venue sporting a new post-lockdown look across two levels, and more yum cha and dumplings than ever before. Yum cha in the city means mouth-watering dumplings that are not only delicious, but convenient for the CBD workerContinue reading “Enjoy the bustle of yum cha in the CBD again with Oriental Teahouse”

The Hawthorn Hotel is coming back in 2021

Australian Venue Co and Swinburne University of Technology join forces to re-open the Hawthorn Hotel. The Hawthorn Hotel will open its doors once again in mid-2021, thanks to an innovative partnership between Australian Venue Co and Swinburne University of Technology. After closing its doors in 2020 due to the impacts of the coronavirus, the 152-year-oldContinue reading “The Hawthorn Hotel is coming back in 2021”

Pinchy’s Seafood and Chablis

Pinchy’s Champagne and Lobster Bar is back with an extensive chablis collection and premium new seafood offering from a stellar new kitchen team led by Head Chef Jack Tsai (Benu, Attica, Fera at Claridge’s) and Sous Chef Cameron Tay-Yap (Attica, Omnia Bistro), enabling the perfect setting for long, luxuriant summer lunches and dinners. The seafoodContinue reading “Pinchy’s Seafood and Chablis”

The Italian Renaissance: A Reinvigorated Il Bacaro Returns to its Venetian Roots

On Monday, 7 December, Carolina Group’s Joe Mammone, Marco Tenuta and David Dellai (Bar Carolina, Marameo, Tetto di Carolina) reopened the doors to their iconic Melbourne Italian dining room Il Bacaro, revealing a refresh that sees the beloved CBD institution venture back to its Venetian roots. “It’s Il Bacaro’s 25-year anniversary in December, meaning it’sContinue reading “The Italian Renaissance: A Reinvigorated Il Bacaro Returns to its Venetian Roots”

NOMAD is home and open

Surry Hills’ favourite cellar door and restaurant, NOMAD is back open, in its original Foster St home.  The new-look restaurant seats 200, features a larger kitchen, twice as much seating around the open kitchen, and the new addition of a stand-alone deli.  Next week, the NOMAD Deli will open, showcasing a range of take-home products, whichContinue reading “NOMAD is home and open”

St Kilda Beach’s Pontoon Deck to reopen Monday, 2 November

Soak up the sunshine and bay views whilst enjoying delicious snacks and cocktails. Following the easing of restrictions, Stokehouse Precinct’s Pontoon Deck returns on Monday, 2 November bringing all the good vibes of St Kilda Beach. The perfect spot to dine outdoors with fresh sea air, soak up the sunshine whilst watching the incredible sunsetsContinue reading “St Kilda Beach’s Pontoon Deck to reopen Monday, 2 November”

Harbord Hotel set to open this December

A community haven that encapsulates Freshwater’s rich history and young spirit. A Freshwater icon is set to reopen this December when Harbord Hotel unveils the first phase of its spectacular and highly anticipated refurbishment. Located just moments away from the beach, Harbord Hotel will encapsulate Freshwater’s rich history and young spirit, offering a laidback havenContinue reading “Harbord Hotel set to open this December”

The Wallaby Hotel Re-Opening After $2.3 Million Renovation

Official re-opening this Friday, 30th October, followed by a week of celebrations. The Wallaby Hotel will officially re-open on Friday, 30th October after a $2.3 million renovation to restore the venue to its former glory. While the celebrations will kick off on that date, there is a whole week of events for locals and guestsContinue reading “The Wallaby Hotel Re-Opening After $2.3 Million Renovation”

Longrain reopens its doors

After much anticipation, Melbourne dining institution, Longrain, will be opening its doors for the first time since March. When the COVID-19 outbreak that devastated Melbourne forced Lisa and John van Haandel to close the modern Thai restaurant after thriving for 15 years on Little Bourke Street, restaurateur Scott Pickett of Pickett & Co. stepped inContinue reading “Longrain reopens its doors”