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Quay Restaurant

Quay is one of the country’s most celebrated restaurants; the creation of leading Australian restaurant group, Fink, and Executive Chef Peter Gilmore. The restaurant is an organic space reflective of Peter Gilmore’s nature inspired cuisine. The interplay of textures and colour brings life and a vibrance that embraces the restaurant’s place in the dress circle of Sydney Harbour. An ode to the Australian landscape, from the vast ocean floor, to the cracked bark of a paperbark tree, every detail from the ground up has been thoughtfully considered.

Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney 2000
02 9251 5600

Opera Bar

Sydney is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world and grab a seat at Opera Bar on a sunny day with a cold glass of something delicious, take in the view and you decide. Pure joy. Opera Bar reflects the spirit of Sydney, relaxed and stylish with a sunny disposition. Freshness and seasonality infuse everything they do from spritzy cocktails and crisp pale ales to a light and seasonal menu with a seafood focus. Opera Bar are also big believers in supporting local, so you’ll see that reflected in the various menus. Come for the view, stay for the memories.

Sydney Opera House, Lower Concourse Level, Sydney, NSW 2000
(02) 8587 5900


Executive Chef Chase Kojima and his team use the finest local produce to create an imaginative menu of sashimi, tempura and melt-in-the-mouth meats cooked over the robata grill. And with its own fusion of uber-cool ambience and eclectic energy, Sokyo is an experience unlike any other.

Level G, The Darling The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
1800 700 700

Harbord Hotel

Located just moments away from the beach, Harbord Hotel encapsulates Freshwater’s rich history and young spirit, offering a laidback haven for Northern Beaches locals from brekky to sundown. Undoubtedly one of Sydney’s greatest pubs, Harbord Hotel (formerly Harbord Beach Hotel) has stood proudly as a community landmark for nearly a century, and is now in the dedicated hands of Freshwater locals and new owners Glenn Piper and Lachlan Cottee. Its evolution has been designed with everyone in mind, but locals at the heart, and great time and care has gone into understanding the fabric and stories of the area to help shape the venue’s future.

29 Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096
(02) 9905 3434

Pilu at Freshwater

A path from the beach leads through the garden to the beach house. From the moment you set foot inside Pilu at Freshwater, Giovanni, Marilyn and their team ensure that your experience at Pilu is a memorable one. Each guest is welcomed like a returning friend. Giovanni’s passion for Sardinian, and regional Italian food, and his acclaimed cooking; is matched by the award-winning service delivered by Pilu’s longstanding front of house, sommeliers and wait staff, renowned across the industry for their warmth, knowledge and experience.

Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096
(02) 9938 3331

Maybe Sammy

Taking inspiration from the roaring Fifties, the rebirth of cool, the era where fashion and fun prevailed. A time when The Rat Pack and Hollywood glamour were revered and admired. Each and every delectable drink on the menu will take you through an eye-opening and distinct experience. Maybe Sammy’s passion is for drinks, music, and people who like to take it easy from time to time. Fancy living like Sammy? Here, you will. Be the high roller that you are. You've earned it! Sit back, relax and let them take you back in time…

115 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000
(02) 9241 4970


REuse. REcycle. REcreate. REthink. World's First Permanent No-Waste Bar

2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
0422 987 933

Stitch Bar

Hidden behind a faux seamstress and down a grand staircase is Stitch Bar, regularly named one of the best bars in Sydney. Stitch Bar is the perfect drinking den to enjoy a rare whiskey while trying a burger or hot dog. The cocktail bar with American diner style food will leave you salivating for more, while the drinks will keep your whistle wet.

61 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9279 0380

Flying Fish

At Flying Fish, you’ll discover the very best from Australian and New Zealand waters. Delicately prepared with a tempered hand, each dish puts taste ahead of technique with an emphasis on minimal waste and maximum flavour. The extensive wine menu focuses on accompanying Flying Fish’s premium seafood with delicate flavours of Australian sparkling and French champagne. With a level of service that’s simply second to none, Flying Fish will take your love of seafood to new heights.

80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
1800 700 700

Black Bar and Grill

Chef Dany Karam and his team have conjured an exquisite menu with dishes that'll tantalise all your tastebuds. Along with an array of dry-aged meats, succulent seafood and classic Chocolate sphere, there’s an encyclopaedic wine list with unique, old and rare bottles waiting to be discovered.

Harbourside, The Star, Level G/80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
(02) 9279 0380


AALIA introduces a new perspective on Middle Eastern cuisine unlike any other restaurant in the world. Discard your assumptions at the door. Embrace the unexplored and reimagine the possibilities of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Shop 7.07-7.08/25 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9182 5880 

Archie Rose Distillery

Flanked by a wall of ageing whisky casks, the Archie Rose Distillery and bar offers a range of spirits, interesting local craft beers, biodynamic wines and food by local producers. The bar is the perfect place to pull up a stool and settle in.

85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018
(02) 8458 2300 


Firedoor works intuitively with fire and seasonal ingredients. The kitchen is entirely powered by wood and everything is cooked to order. They burn a variety of woods daily to create embers which are then used to cook in a way that enhances the natural characteristics of the ingredients.

23/33 Mary St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 8204 0800

Hinchcliffe House

Four levels of dining and drinking experiences, set within a heritage wool store in Sydney's CBD.

5-7 Young St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 7228 1400

Hugos Manly

Positioned on the iconic Manly Wharf, Hugos Manly offers an unforgettable dinning experience in one of Sydney's most spectacular waterfronts.

Manly Wharf, 1 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
(02) 8116 8555


INDU is a celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lanka village culture, flavours and local hospitality.

George Street Entry Via, 350 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9223 0158

Kid Kyoto

Meet Kid Kyoto, Sydney's rebellious Japanese izakaya. Experience modern dining with a killer beverage selection, hidden in plain sight on Bridge Lane, Sydney CBD.

17-19 Bridge Street entry, Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9241 1991

Kipling’s Garage Bar

Lively, industrial-chic bar in a former garage, serving inventive tapas plates and craft beer.

2 Eastern Rd, Turramurra NSW 2074
(02) 9440 4088


LILYMU is where the culture, cuisine and traditions of Southeast Asia collide. Through an unrestricted approach in the kitchen and bar, LILYMU’s dishes and drinks are traditionally inspired and curated from China and South East Asia, incorporating a fresh, yet delightfully modern perspective

153 Macquarie St, Parramatta Square, Parramatta NSW 2150
(02) 7809 4952


Market to table this is how we eat. Mejico creates modern Mexican cuisine and serves Australia's largest tequila range.

105 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9230 0119


Nomad offers a contemporary dining experience inspired by travels through Spain, Morocco & the Middle East and food is cooked with fire and smoke.

16 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9280 3395


NOUR is a sophisticated dining space with a fresh and exciting take on traditional Lebanese cusine and a host of signature cocktails.

3/490 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9331 3413

Oncore by Clare Smyth

With an emphasis on sustainable food and paying homage to Core, Oncore is an exceptional dining experience overlooking one of the most incredible views.

Crown Sydney, Level 26/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000
(02) 8871 7171

Restaurant Ora

ŌRA, a sophisticated, seductive and sensory wonderland which pays homage to the art of the Japanese chef knife, through blending traditional techniques with contemporary influences.

8 Danks St, Waterloo NSW 2017
(02) 6261 0088

Ripples Little Manly  

Ripples Little Manly’s is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. It offers absolute beachfront dining, affordability and contemporary cuisine.

On the Beach, Stuart St, Manly NSW 2095
(02) 9337 7300

Black Pearl

A Melbourne institution for 18 years, fostering some of the most amazing talent to come from the Australian bartending scene. With a focus on both signature and classic cocktails, at the Black Pearl there is a cocktail for all palates.

304 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
0488 304 304

The Everleigh

The Everleigh is an award-winning classic cocktail bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne where you are whisked back in time to a bar reminiscent of the golden era. Hidden away and tucked up a dimly lit staircase, The Everleigh is a cocktail bar that manages to excite all your senses.

Level 1/150-156 Gertrude St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065
(02) 8323 7241


BYRDI is a bar that is uniquely Australian where the local environment informs the drinks. Being produce and producer driven, majority of ingredients are sourced within Victoria and the food and beverage options will reflect the seasonality of the area. With a drinks laboratory attached, the team at BYRDI push the needle and challenge the norm of drinking.

211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Beneath Driver Lane

Beneath Driver Lane takes you away from the world above and into another place and time. You could be anywhere; a basement in Paris, New Orleans, New York or San Fransisco – the blues is always deep and you’re greeted with a smile.

Shop/3 Driver Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000


Blending music programming, creative concoctions and a menu of small bites and sharing plates, Curious is designed for an all-night experience.

408 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9113 8862

Gimlet at Cavendish House

Step into a world of nostalgia and glamour at the Chicago-style Cavendish House. It’s a space for all seasons and reasons, from casual catch-ups at the bar to intimate booths and an elegant dining stage above the city streets.

33 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9277 9777


Indulge in some of the best Middle Eastern inspired dishes Melbourne has to offer. Dining at Maha Restaurant is more than just sensational food, it's an experience .

21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9629 5900


Nomad offers a contemporary dining experience inspired by travels through Spain, Morocco & the Middle East and food is cooked with fire and smoke.

187 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 8419 2800

Ponyfish Island

Ponyfish Island is a floating bar on the Yarra River anchored under the Southbank pedestrian bridge. Head down the stairs to find fresh Asian-inspired cuisine, crafty cocktails and local wine and beer.

Evan Walker Bridge, Southbank VIC 3006


Robata invites you into a glowing wonderland of Japanese eccentricities where the streets of tokyo city are just a few steps away. A place to eat, drink, laugh and meet.

2 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9989 3575

Rockpool Bar

Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne was inspired by the great steakhouses of North America. With an uncompromising focus on excellent produce, with beef sourced from only Australia’s very best producers and a menu that is simple and uncomplicated.

Crown Casino, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9081 0532

Justin Lane

Eat, drink & be messy. That’s the motto at Justin Lane. Justin Lane prides itselves on the quality of their products. From our famous sourdough pizza and handmade pasta, to our signature cocktails, boutique wines and 8 beers on tap.Located in the heart of Burleigh Heads.

1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Gold Coast, Queensland 4220
(07) 5576 8517

The Calile Hotel

Hotels Collection portfolio, The Calile Hotel celebrates contrasts. A subtropical resort on a city streetscape, the hotel combines architectural amenities with climate-centric spaces, fusing warm weather with warmer hospitality.

48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3607 5888

The Matriarch

The Matriarch is an historic Newstead warehouse turned exquisite 19th century French-style bar and dining oasis where you can partake in an all day menu from lunch to late night supper, as well as high tea and cocktails.

1/22 Masters St, Newstead QLD 4006
(07) 3061 4703

The Gresham

The Gresham offers some of the highest calibre rum, whiskey and wine in the country, and the extensive and artistic cocktail list are only able to be crafted by the best bartenders in the industry.

The Gresham has a progressive approach to music and drinks, and we have an attitude policy not a dress policy. We welcome people regardless of what they are wearing and it makes for a more interesting clientele and dynamic within The Gresham.

The Gresham isn’t a specific whiskey or rum or cocktail or wine bar – but it does have all of the best on offer.

308 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000



Agnes, where the drama, spectacle, and ancient skill of cooking over fire is combined with contemporary hospitality to show how simple, great food can be.

22 Agnes St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3067 9087


Hônôto reimagines Japanese cooking with contemporary nuance and local ingredients.

Alden St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3193 7392

Howard Smith Wharves

Nestled between Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge and the New Farm cliffs with a 180-degree view of the river and city skyline sits Howard Smith Wharves, a dining and lifestyle precinct.

5 Boundary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
(07) 3188 9090 

Madame Wu

Madame Wu is an exciting and elegant dining experience located in a premier Brisbane City location.

From delicate silhouettes, shadowy lighting features, the magnificent bamboo entrance you will be transported to a place where spice and flavour is king.

Upper Plaza Level, 71 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
(07) 3229 5070 

Rogue Bistro

Rogue Bistro offers relaxed Modern Australian dining, focusing on the simplicity of good food.

14 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006
0476 764 833

Sasso Italiano

Sasso Serves up family style old school Italian in a 110 seat cool and contemporary space - Designed to reignite the presence and passion of the USA's energetic Italian eateries in the 70's - Good food, dim light, ambience and good times.

Shop 4/148 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
1300 185 730

Stratton Bar & Kitchen

You will find Stratton Bar & Kitchen in two old World War II hangars on Stratton Street, which have been transformed into a modern, industrial bar and eatery.

3 Stratton St, Newstead QLD 4006
(07) 3187 4578

A tucked away cocktail bar with a focus on sustainability, locally sourced ingredients and delicious cocktails.

15 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000
0424 899 946


Arke is Adelaides first fully open flame resturant which is centered around its three & half tonne wood burning stove, locally sourced produce & its carefully curated drinks menu.

127 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067
(08) 8330 3300 


Supported by the pillars of sustainability, local produce and social responsibility, Aurora aims to create memorable dinning experiences that nourish and engage.

Light, 63 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000
0422 245 511 

Bar Torino

A mediterranean inspired bar & kitchen with a keen focus on the power of locality.

158 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8155 6010


Drifting smells of malt & barley, dappled shadows of ghostly gums, trickling sounds of the Karrawirra Parri. Bloom is an old tram barn, a cafe, function space, and a garden playground.

38 Winwood St, Thebarton SA 5031
(08) 7089 7877


Offering a curated, seasonal, hand-crafted cocktail menu, Distill is the place to be for after work drinks, entertaining guests or a great night out.

286 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8227 0825 

Fino Vino  

Fino Vino is a restaurant and bar which tells a South Australian regional story amid the energy and vibrancy of Adelaide city, distinguished by its produce-driven ideology.

82 Flinders St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8232 7919 

Evolve Spirits Bar

Evolve offers a sophisticated and intimate hospitality experience on Hobart’s historic waterfront. Its ornate design, rare spirits list and engaging service are befitting of Hobart’s most enviable wharfside location.

18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000
(03) 6210 7656

Crescent Hotel

An icon of the North Hobart district, the historic Crescent Hotel offers a classic pub meal, extensive drinks menu and entertainment.

100 Burnett St, North Hobart TAS 7000
(03) 6231 1529

Telegraph Hotel

A restored landmark in the heart of hobart, the Telegraph Hotel blends the best of Hobart's heritage with an everyday pub.

19 Morrison St, Hobart TAS 7000
(03) 6292 5039 

The Den

Honouring Tasmania's natural elements, The Den is an exploration of surprising combinations of unique cocktails and Tasmanian tastes.

63 Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7004
0499 888 233 

The Glass House  

The Glass House boasts a commanding 280 degree water view across Sullivan’s Cove and the Derwent River where you can enjoy Tasmania’s finest produce and sip on cocktails in style.

Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000
(03) 6223 1032

Rude Boy

Rude boy is a funky little rum bar based in Hobart with a fun, energetic environment for everyone to enjoy.

130 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000
0429 904 133


Bartholomew's offers an ever changing menu created with care by professionals with flare. It offers modern and traditional menu items made using quality fresh ingredients.

145 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300
(02) 4023 8443

Coal & Cedar

To visit Coal & Cedar you will need to be let in on a few secrets. This hidden speakeasy has no signage and no doorbell. Instead, you’ll need to text a special code to a number on the wall and a host will open the door and usher you inside.

380/382 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Crystalbrook Kingsley

Crystalbrook Kingsley is Newcastle first 5 star hotel. Head to one of their bars or resturant to indulge in locally produced fare and a carefully curated drinks menu.

282 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300
(02) 4928 8600


HUMBUG Newcastle is a neighbourhood restaurant & bar, serving pasta, snacks and an all sustainable wine list.

87-89 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
(02) 4044 4803


A traditional Brazilian barbeque experience with a twist, MEET brings a range of meats, poultry and sausages to your table in a range of styles and cuts.

9 Darby St, Newcastle NSW 2300                                                         (02) 4925 2226


Featuring a bar, terrace and views of city, QT Newcastle is the perfect location for a weekend away, after work drinks, entertaining guests or a great night out.

185 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
(02) 6396 4000

The Koutetsu

The Koutetsu is a intimate, dark & a moody speakeasy bar situated on an otherwise dull section of Hunter street

555 Hunter St, Newcastle West NSW 2302
0431 760 025


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