Iconic Sydney restaurant Berowra Waters Inn welcomes Lauren Eldridge

One of Australia’s best pastry chefs, Lauren Eldridge will be joining the kitchen at iconic Sydney restaurant Berowra Waters Inn, forming a collaborative cooking duo with Head Chef and Owner, Brian Geraghty. Officially joining 20 May, Lauren will bring her impressive CV of postings and awards to the riverfront restaurant, including Pastry Chef at MarkContinue reading “Iconic Sydney restaurant Berowra Waters Inn welcomes Lauren Eldridge”

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”

Merivale acquires The Quarterdeck at Narooma

Merivale has acquired The Quarterdeck in Narooma, a beautiful town in the Eurobodalla region of the NSW South Coast. This is Merivale’s first hospitality venue outside Sydney. Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, said: “Narooma has become my second home and the backdrop to so many of my happiest memories with my family. I think itContinue reading “Merivale acquires The Quarterdeck at Narooma”

Coming Soon: Appellation

A new Armadale wine and snack bar from the team behind Amaru. Appellation, a new wine bar concept from Clinton McIver (Amaru), will launch in late April with a focus on grower champagnes and drinking snacks representative of the Amaru food philosophy, delivered with an informative, yet informal service style. Inspired by Amaru regulars –Continue reading “Coming Soon: Appellation”

Lunch is served at Art Gallery of NSW as ‘Crafted by Matt Moran’ opens its doors

The Art Gallery of New South Wales announces the opening of an exciting new restaurant concept, Art Gallery Restaurant Crafted by Matt Moran this Friday, March 26. The restaurant launches in partnership with newly appointed culinary advisor, Matt Moran, who will sit across the development of restaurant and catering menus, and work with food andContinue reading “Lunch is served at Art Gallery of NSW as ‘Crafted by Matt Moran’ opens its doors”

2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards

Supporting restaurants for a brighter future.  The 2021 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS launched last week with a new look and a revitalised aim of showcasing and rewarding the very best ‘NSW Wine Stars’. A ‘NSW Wine Star’ is a sommelier/beverage manager or venue that offers their customers a great NSW wine experience and aContinue reading “2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards”

Update from Lucas Group – Yakimono to open late 2021

Yakimono, a contemporary high-energy, inner-city eating house, is a collaboration between Chris Lucas and Chef Martin Benn. Located at 80 Collins, next door to the soon-to-open SOCIETY, Yakimono will offer a Japanese-style grill menu with a pared-back, delicious and modernist take on Japanese inner-city dining. Due to open late 2021, Yakimono will combine adventurous and robustContinue reading “Update from Lucas Group – Yakimono to open late 2021”