Café - 30 April 2014

EAT, DRINK, RELAX

The Kenmore: 841 Moggill Rd, Kenmore QLD (07) 3378 0777 or www.kenmoretavern.com.au Don’t use the ’T’ word. Taverns are on the nose. The word smacks of tired-looking boozers with rubbery parmas being pushed out of a kitchen, and a dingy corner packed with pokies.

Local - 30 April 2014

CONTINENTAL PATISSERIE’S GRAND CHOCOLATE AFFAIR

It was like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland that greeted guests as they entered the new Continental Patisserie factory. Delicate patisserie, towering cakes and handmade chocolates as far as the eye could see filled the main event room, with suspended glass baubles showcasing petite petit fours and grass-topped tables laden with sweet treats for

Local - 15 April 2014

MARKETING MACHINE

Telling Your Story: How to Stand Out James Cooley is an account manager at PR agency, Stellar Concepts I’ve been lucky enough to see my fair share of great venues, whether it be handling the PR for a restaurant, bar or nightclub, or attending an event. It’s a tough gig but someone has to do

Backchat - 15 April 2014

MUSIC CONNECTION

Why your iPod doesn’t cut it. Stuart Watters is a Director of Morph TV and consults for Nightlife Music. Done right, an inspired selection of music can elevate the most rustic watering hole to greatness. Done wrong, a music playlist can drag the most chic digs to the depths of kitsch. Music can tie all

Backchat - 8 April 2014

HOP GOBLIN

Happy Goblin Brewery: www.happygoblin.com.au Story & Image: Jen Temm Happy Goblin Brewery is as micro as it gets. Operating out of a 90sqm shared premises in Sydney’s north, the tiny brewery produces about 500L every three weeks – that’s about 1200 bottles and a couple of kegs, or enough to supply a handful of Sydney

Function Space - 8 April 2014

PARTY AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM – LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY

Lighthouse Gallery Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Sydney (02) 9298 3777 or www.anmm.gov.au Last week Sydney VIPs attended the official launch of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s newest venue – Lighthouse Gallery. With the support of the event’s partners Decorative Events, AV1 and Laissez Faire Catering, the venue was transformed into a classically-styled

Local - 8 April 2014

EAST MEETS WEST

The Publican Group’s downtown Perth local with a South American twist. Public House: 263 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA (08) 6336 9780 or www.publichouseperth.com.au Public House is the latest venture from the trans-Nullabor juggernauts, The Publican Group. Helmed by partners Steve Garcia and John Ahern, The Publican Group has a healthy portfolio of hospitality ventures that

Restaurant - 8 April 2014

SETTING SAILS

Top Ibiza club and music brand finds a home in Darling Harbour. Café del Mar The Rooftop Terrace of Cockle Bay, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney (02) 9267 6700 or www.cafedelmar.com.au Story: Jen Temm The view from the wrap-around balcony at Café del Mar may not be the glistening Mediterranean — but just wait. Proprietors Alex Daniel

Local - 23 March 2014

SUBURBAN SPEAKEASY – THE PALATE HOTEL

Palate Hotel 279 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere NSW 2116 (02) 9680 0515 or palatehotel.com The Palate Hotel is the dreamchild of owner, Rod Salmon, who conceived of a casual food-focussed venue with quality and heart in the under-served area of Rydalmere in Sydney’s western suburbs. Unlike the standard issue offerings of nearby pubs and takeaways, this

Goods - 11 February 2014

B SEATED AT OATLANDS HOUSE

Oatlands House 42 Bettington Rd, Oatlands NSW 2117 (02) 9683 3355 or www.oatlandshouse.com.au Navarra Venues recently opened its latest venue, Oatlands House, with a Georgian-inspired decoration created by KW Interiors and furniture provided by B Seated Global. It’s a beautiful venue surrounded by the luscious greens of a golf course. The look of the new