Cleveland Sands Hotel Reopening on Monday 18th July After $1.65 Million Facelift

The Cleveland Sands Hotel will re-open on Monday 18th July after undergoing an extensive $1.65 million renovation to the popular pub’s Beer Garden and Sports Bar. The updates have elevated the existing landmark venue into a hub for live music, entertainment and sport. The neighbourhood favourite now boasts a transformed Beer Garden that is aContinue reading “Cleveland Sands Hotel Reopening on Monday 18th July After $1.65 Million Facelift”

Melbourne’s lofty Longsong reopens

The large lavish bar and events space reveals a new look under the helm of the Scott Pickett Group Longsong, located on level one of the iconic Melbourne restaurant Longrain, reopens the doors to its expansive Thai-inspired cocktail bar and events space. Set in a converted horse stable from the 1900s, Longsong is a sophisticated space andContinue reading “Melbourne’s lofty Longsong reopens”

Bar Patrón Is Back

New Menus, New Margaritas, New Energised Mexican Dining Experience Sydney institution and a flagship of the Pacific Concepts restaurant group, Bar Patrón, is reopening its doors on Wednesday, 27 April after a three-year hiatus. The harbourside, casually chic restaurant and bar, located at 2 Phillip Street, Circular Quay, will reopen for lunch from 12pm, revealingContinue reading “Bar Patrón Is Back”

Meet The Rover – the newly polished evolution of former Surry Hills’ institution, The Wild Rover

The Rover, a reinvigorated dining and drinking destination has officially opened its doors in Surry Hills. A polished version of its former self, The Wild Rover, The Rover brings the bustling charm of a dapper New York cocktail bar to the reinvigorated inner-city precinct. While respecting the rustic charm and good-time Irish heritage of theContinue reading “Meet The Rover – the newly polished evolution of former Surry Hills’ institution, The Wild Rover”

Matt Moran’s The Rockley Pub re-opens, with renovations continuing for completion of stage one by Christmas 2022

Chef and restaurateur Matt Moran is reopening The Rockley Pub, which he purchased mid 2021, in the NSW village of Rockley, south of Bathurst and just down the road from his farm. The pub will reopen on March 17, with a new Moran-style pub menu and drinks list in the classic country pub setting. MoranContinue reading “Matt Moran’s The Rockley Pub re-opens, with renovations continuing for completion of stage one by Christmas 2022”

QT SYDNEY REVEALS A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE

THE EVOLUTION OF GOWINGS, A SYDNEY DINING INSTITUTION, IN COLLABORATION WITH SEAN CONNOLLY, INSPIRED BY NEW YORK’S LITTLE ITALY QT Sydney’s signature restaurant, Gowings, reopens today under the creative culinary direction of one of Australia’s most respected and acclaimed chefs, Sean Connolly. Gowings’ next iteration begins on the edge of nostalgia, inspired by New York’sContinue reading “QT SYDNEY REVEALS A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE”

Lucky Kwong open to dine-in & now taking bookings

After several months of take away only – alongside Lucky Kwong’s community collaborations with South Eveleigh, Addi Road Community Organisation and RPA – Kylie Kwong and the Lucky Kwong team are excited to announce that they will reopen for dine-in customers from Monday March 7th. Customers are now able to book a table online via luckykwong.com.au “The pandemic hasContinue reading “Lucky Kwong open to dine-in & now taking bookings”

Manly’s much-loved Wharf Bar reopens with new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Bar Tropic

This summer’s ultimate harbourside destination  Manly Wharf is set to become one of Sydney’s most covetable dining and entertainment precincts this summer with the relaunch of a new look Wharf Bar after an extensive renovation. Reopening with an elevated pub-food offering and huge summer entertainment line-up, Wharf Bar will also be home to an excitingContinue reading “Manly’s much-loved Wharf Bar reopens with new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Bar Tropic”

Australian Venue Co to re-open Ball Court Hotel in Sunbury, Victoria

Ball Court Hotel in Sunbury, Victoria, re-opened on 11th November, following a light renovation by new operators, Australian Venue Co. Constructed in the 1870s, the pub is the only remaining 19th-century hotel in Sunbury and it maintains its characteristic corner frontage. The historic suburban pub currently offers a sports bar, indoor and outdoor dining andContinue reading “Australian Venue Co to re-open Ball Court Hotel in Sunbury, Victoria”

Melbourne’s favourite laneway precincts celebrate retail re-openings and expanded dining offerings

Retail in the Melbourne CBD is re-opening, including two of the CBD’s most beloved laneway precincts – QV Melbourne and 80 Collins – ready to welcome people back to the city for a summer like no other, following this week’s easing of retail restrictions by the Victorian Government. QV Melbourne is the city’s laneway destinationContinue reading “Melbourne’s favourite laneway precincts celebrate retail re-openings and expanded dining offerings”

Bondi’s Mama Saan relaunches with new menu, design and live music five nights a week

After months of renovations under the cover of lockdown, diners have returned to the refreshed, playful and quirky venue Mama Saan in Bondi. Launched to the public on Thursday, October 21, locals and Bondi frequenters can expect a brand-new menu, extensive redesign, and an enlivened music offering in tow. From the path of Beach RoadContinue reading “Bondi’s Mama Saan relaunches with new menu, design and live music five nights a week”

Hidden treasure to discover on the Mornington Peninsula at Marina Martha Cove 

Set against the backdrop of luxury yachts at Marina Martha Cove, Martha’s Table is a unique Mediterranean-inspired culinary destination, just a short drive from the picturesque Mornington Peninsula wine region.   After extended COVID lockdowns, Martha’s Table will reopen its doors late October and just in time for summer. The superbly designed and curated interior boastsContinue reading “Hidden treasure to discover on the Mornington Peninsula at Marina Martha Cove “

Introducing Sokyo 2.0: where ritual meets art

A fresh look, new menu and sensational new brunch offering welcomes Sydneysiders back into the The Star Sydney’s signature Japanese restaurant  Famed for its creative take on modern Japanese cuisine, Sokyo has entered a new era, complete with a fresh look, new menu and sensational new brunch experience, celebrating the best of both traditional JapanContinue reading “Introducing Sokyo 2.0: where ritual meets art”

Barrio Eatery & Bar – finally back open, and new menu highlights

Ahead of travel restrictions being lifted, check out the new menu at locals’ favourite restaurant Barrio Eatery & Bar in Byron Bay – which should be the top of everyone’s list when visiting the area. Open from breakfast through to dinner, Barrio is a place to meet, connect, share and eat – a home awayContinue reading “Barrio Eatery & Bar – finally back open, and new menu highlights”

The Streets of Barangaroo – live list of restaurant re-opening dates

The Streets of Barangaroo has restaurants reopening all week – so there is choice galore! The Streets of Barangaroo is a leading outdoor dining precinct, so perfect for our al fresco summer. Barangaroo House, The Streets of Barangaroo Barangaroo House Bar accepting bookings from Monday, 11 October Bea Restaurant accepting bookings from Thursday, 14 October Smoke Rooftop accepting bookings from Wednesday,Continue reading “The Streets of Barangaroo – live list of restaurant re-opening dates”

Exceptionally Good Times Are Back at Pacific Concepts

Fratelli Fresh, El Camino Cantina, The Bavarian, Winghaus, Beerhaus, The Argyle reopen Pacific Concepts dining and entertainment destinations Fratelli Fresh, El Camino Cantina, The Bavarian, Winghaus, Beerhaus and The Argyle plan to reopen for business in NSW from Tuesday, 12 October, bringing festivities, fun and new openings. The Group will reopen earlier if the NSW GovernmentContinue reading “Exceptionally Good Times Are Back at Pacific Concepts”

North Bondi Fish emerges from hibernation just in time for warmer months

North Bondi Fish is back, returning for takeaway from 23 September, ahead of its scheduled reopening on October 18. After hibernating for winter and allowing North Bondi Nami to pop up in its place, North Bondi Fish will once again be serving its signature menu to enjoy beachside as we head into the warmer months.Continue reading “North Bondi Fish emerges from hibernation just in time for warmer months”

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”