Singapore might've planted the flag in Sydney, thanks to Singaporean hotelier Loh Lik Peng's Old Clare Hotel and developer Stanley Quek's Kensington Street restaurants, but the opening of a branch of Automata proves it's still a two-way street.
Fine dining isn’t dead, but it is definitely reinventing itself, as diners look for the upscale food they love packaged with a buzzy, convivial atmosphere, flexible hours and fewer rules. Note the more modest four-course tasting menus being rolled out at Canberra’s classy Aubergine, Sydney’s Automata, the Hunter Valley’s Muse, and more.
The Australian Financial Review is proud to again present Australia's Top 100 Restaurants awards. Our top restaurateurs and chefs have ridden Australia's modern prosperity and the global foodie craze to become a signature national industry, reflecting the quality of our produce, the reliability of our standards and the diversity of our culture.
Carriageworks’ exclusive dinner series, Sydney Table, brings together Sydney’s best chefs and creatives for four new unique dining experiences during Vivid Sydney 2017.
Following a sold-out series in 2016, Mike McEnearney curates a lineup featuring Australia’s most respected chefs — together with Creative Director Tony Assness, and Lee Tran Lam as Master of Ceremonies.
This is the theme of the latest installment of Canon's The Lab series via Leo Burnett Sydney, which aims to shift creative thinking behind the lens. The latest episode, titled The Lab - Menu, sees three photographers challenged to create images inspired by a blind tasting experience at acclaimed Sydney restaurant Automata - with none other than founder and head chef, Clayton Wells.
A celebration of community and lights big and small, Vivid Festival is one of Sydney’s most popular annual events. And while the increasingly elaborate installations may be the drawcard for the masses that descend on Sydney Harbour, it’s the pop-up events that are the unsung heroes. Here is our pick of the top 10 unmissable activities you can enjoy this year.
Internationally acclaimed chef Massimo Bottura, of Italy’s Osteria Francescana, will host a once-in-a-lifetime dinner with OzHarvest at their Alexandria HQ on Sunday, 2 April 2017. Bottura is visiting Australia as part of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
The exclusive and exceptional degustation dinner for 130 guests will be prepared and cooked by a hand-selected crew of magnificent chefs with a conscience.