Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
This Inner-City Brewery & Distillery Can Transform Into Your Ideal Function Venue

There’s a lot more than meets the eye at The Craft & Co. The impressive Collingwood operation is first and foremost a brewery and distillery, where the team are wholly immersed in crafting unique drinking experiences. But what you might not know is that when these guys aren’t producing award-winning beer & spirits, they’re producing... more info


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This Lush French Indochine Restaurant Is A Boozy Tropical Paradise

As we approach winter, it can be easy to want to escape to the warmer, tropical countries of the world. Well, look no further than Bang Bang – a restaurant that exudes the buzzing atmosphere of South Eastern paradises. Nestled in the heart of Elsternwick, Bang Bang oozes all things exciting and playful. Reminiscent of... more info


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Looking For A Function Space With The Wow Factor? This Hidden Gem Will Have You Covered

Have you been stressing about trying to find that perfect function space for your EOFY event? Or planning way ahead and getting ready for that epic Christmas party? Look no further because the fun and fabulous Bobby McGee’s will have you sorted! Be ready to wow your guests with a venue space like no other... more info


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Take Your Upcoming Private Dining Function To The Next Level At One Of These Kensington St Hotspots

The months are flying by faster and faster, meaning that that upcoming special event on your mind is getting closer. Every unforgettable event starts with a spectacular venue, so we have compiled a list of some remarkable Kensington St function spaces to help you plan your next festivity. Olio Level 2, 2/10 Kensington St, Chippendale ... more info


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This versatile warehouse space could be what you’ve been searching for

Centrally located in the heart of South Melbourne, sits an exclusive venue that will quickly become your dream function space. OneSevenOne is the perfect place for cocktail parties of up to 100 and has room for guests to sit, stand, drink, dance and all that jazz. The OneSevenOne function space boasts a hard to find... more info


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Sushi Boats Are A Thing And They’ve Just Landed In Melbourne’s CBD

I’m sure you’ve all gotten together with your friends at some point for some scrumptious sushi at a Kaitenzushi restaurant, or better known as a sushi train. They’re super popular and slightly gimmicky but that’s okay because it’s so fun and entertaining. Sushi Boto is a new CBD restaurant that’s popped up at St Collins... more info


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One To Try: An Urban Japanese Restaurant Tucked Down The Backstreets Of Prahran

Located on Greville St in Prahran sits Tokosan – a contemporary street-style Japanese restaurant, that’ll have you feeling like you’ve been whisked away to the streets of Tokyo. This Japanese hideout is decked out in only the most traditional Japanese memorabilia, including vibrant colourful umbrellas, neon signs and a cocktail list named entirely after Kill... more info


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Meet the 2-in-1 rooftop bar and meatery taking over Swanston Street

First came Dexter, the original ‘meat project’ from Adam Goldblatt, Tom and Sam Peasnell. Then came Takeaway Pizza, a cocktail bar and late night restaurant offering a fresh take on American style pizza. Now, the talented trio have two new additions to their impressive line-up of stylish eateries, introducing Cheek and Peaches on Swanston Street.... more info


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Why The Espy Is Where You Should Host Your Next Shindig

We’re sure by now you’re well aware that The Hotel Esplanade has come back with a bang. After a two-year renovation this iconic venue has quickly become one of Melbourne’s dining and drinking hot spots and we’re here to tell you how you can make this place your own. Hotel Esplanade, or if you’re a true... more info


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Host Your Next Party At One Of These 7 Popular Function Venues

We know it’s March and that EOFY and Christmas parties are the last thing on your mind… BUT if you want your function to wow your guests we suggest you book now. You’ve probably been to these popular Melbourne bars and restaurants in the past, but you’ve never seen them in event-mode like this before…... more info


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This New Hawthorn Eatery is Turning Heads with Loaded Parmas & 40+ Local Craft Beers

If you’ve been tirelessly searching for the best parmas in Melbourne then check out this new contender to the game. Located on Glenferrie Road is Parmas & Pints; it’s a charming restaurant and bar that’s only recently popped up but is slowly and surely creating a name for itself. Walking in you instantly get a sense... more info


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Cancel Your Friday Night Plans and Head to this Plush 1980’s Miami Disco-Inspired Club

The Flamingo Lounge in Potts Point only opened its doors less than two years ago but has already created a household name for itself. It’s an exclusive bar and club to go to experience the best of Sydney’s nightlife. Reminiscent of the 1980s classic Miami bar glamour, Flamingo Lounge offers its guests a sophisticated atmosphere... more info


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PSA: Serotonin Eatery Just Dropped A Brand New Menu Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Dial

Welcome to Serotonin Eatery, a place where happiness is the main priority. The menu is carefully curated to help promote the release of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that plays such an important role within the body, affecting mood, appetite, digestion, bone health, sleep and even sex. The owner behind Serotonin is trying to inspire... more info


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This Enchanting Bar in Windsor is Serving Fairy-Tale Themed Cocktails on its New Menu

Well known and well loved, The Woods of Windsor is a unique bar in comparison to its competitors on Chapel St due to the feeling it ignites within you; it’s as if you’ve been transported to a speakeasy in the 1930’s and you should be removing your fur coat to show off some extravagant outfit... more info


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Party 86 Levels From the Ground At This Sky-high Function Venue

Looking to take an event to the next level? Look no further than Studio, Sydney Tower! As Sydney’s highest event space and bar, let its breathtaking, panoramic views of Sydney’s glistening waters and high-rise skyscrapers do the talking, and take your next event to new heights. Located right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, it’s... more info


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The Hidden Speakeasy You Didn’t Know About In South Yarra’s Jam Factory

Time for Storytime kids; Once upon a time, many moons ago, prior to the entertainment and shopping complex it’s known as today and even before it began churning out jars of sweet preserved fruit goodness, good ole Jam Factory on Chapel St served as a brewery for the first 20 years of its existence. Hard... more info


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Watson’s Bay Hotel Is The Waterfront Paradise You’ve Been Waiting For

Welcome to Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, one of Sydney’s most iconic and picturesque venues. Situated along the ocean, Watson’s Bay Hotel not only wines, dines and treats you like a celebrity, but they can also accommodate you in their luxury hotel suites and throw a party like no one’s seen before. The Beach Club is... more info


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Expect French Indochina Cuisine At This New Rooftop Restaurant & Bar In The CBD

Red Piggy is Melbourne’s newest and most exciting rooftop restaurant and bar located on the corner of Swanston Street and Little Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD. It’s delicious, it’s affordable and most importantly, it’s instaworthy (maybe not most importantly, but you get what we’re saying). Red Piggy opened its doors in October of this year,... more info


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This top Japanese restaurant just opened on a Manly rooftop in time for summer!

Saké is making a splash at Manly this spring, get ready for bespoke gin, sashimi, and sunset views over the manly wharf. Saké puts its signature super-fusion stamp on the seaside suburb. The new venue has been architecturally designed by Luchetti Krelle which accentuates views of Manly Cove. The new space features floor-to-ceiling, bi-fold windows... more info


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Snatch an express lunch at this top Prahran steakhouse for just $30

$30 doesn’t sound like a lot of money, especially when it comes to ordering a hearty meal at Melbourne’s top restaurants. But never fear, Angus & Bon are here! And they come bearing a wonderful lunch deal that you ought to try before it’s too late. On Thursdays and Fridays, for a mere $30, they... more info


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Step Back in Time at this Hidden Speakeasy in Melbourne’s CBD

Let’s do the time warp again! This time, we’re taking it all the way back to New Orleans in the 1940’s, a time that the folks over at Beneath Driver Lane are dedicated to preserving and keeping alive. With its French inspired bar food, speakeasy vibes and live blues music, it’ll seem like that golden... more info


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Best Venues in Melb to ho ho hold your next Christmas Function

Can you smell the chestnuts roasting? Can you hear the carolers singing? Can you taste that sweet sweet taste of Christmas pudding? Neither can we cause Aussie’s don’t really do that stuff BUT nevertheless the Christmas season will soon be upon us! And that means lots and lots of Yuletide festivities. So whether you are... more info


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Tis the Season to Throw a Christmas Party & We’ve Got the Best Venues Here!

The silly season is fast approaching, and if you have been appointed the task of organizing your workplace or family’s annual Christmas Party, not to fear, those midnight nightmares about function venues and canapes you wake up screaming from will soon be over for good! Check out some of Sydney’s best kept secrets with these... more info


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Everyone’s Favourite St Kilda Rooftop Bar Is Back With A Brand New Facelift

No longer under construction, Captain Baxter has taken on ‘New Year New Me’ harder than all of us with a fresh new look and kitchen team! The gorgeous St Kilda foreshore warmly welcomes back one of its favourite venues. Captain Baxter – The beachside restaurant and bar has returned with a lighter and brighter look,... more info


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Delve into 1980’s France at this Melbourne Steakhouse

Experience the taste of France without having to book a flight as there’s a new French Steakhouse in Melbourne you have to try! Garçon Paris Steakhouse is here to set our taste buds alive with their Steakhouse Restaurant. Formerly Entrecôte on Alfred Place, Garçon brings a new edge to French food. Get ready for their knock... more info


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Sydney’s Most Luxurious End Of Year Event Venue

Marquee is one of the leading nightclubs and venues in all of Sydney. With an ambient atmosphere, seductive scenery, and an outstanding outdoor area, Marquee is the go to place to feel like a V.I.P. The venue is cleverly designed, and well decorated to replicate the extravagant Marquee clubs in Las Vegas and New York. ... more info


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This Middle Eastern Restaurant Is Dishing Up Award-Winning Falafels

If you are on the hunt for the best falafel Melbourne has to offer, look no further than Bekka. This hip new joint is exactly the pop of colour and flavour that Moonee Ponds locals have been looking for. Bekka has now answered the question “where should we eat?” for good. Take a step into... more info


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An Ethical Event Venue Making a Difference

When Bethany and Guy decided to get married, they agreed they would rather elope than put their money into what they felt was a profiteering industry. With backgrounds in ecology and community development, they wanted their money to go towards an ethical cause. “We felt the wedding industry is completely over-commercialised and we didn’t want... more info


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Windsor’s Brand New Greek Restaurant With A Modern Twist

Dreaming about summer in the Greek Islands? Don’t worry, we’ve found a bit of Greek paradise right here in Melbourne. Rebel Blue is the new kid on the block at the Windsor end of Chapel Street. In fact, Rebel Blue is the only Greek restaurant on Chapel Street, and it’s one you must try. Take... more info


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This Chapel St Bar Boasts $1 Dumplings & An Extensive Japanese Spirits List

Some of the best places to enjoy a drink also happen to be a little quieter, and perhaps a little harder to find. Just like any other good hole-in-the-wall, Zhou Zhou has a distinct personality, taking its inspiration from 1930s-style Shanghai drinking dens. With over 50 Asian craft beers, an extensive Japanese spirits list and... more info


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Could This Be One Of Melbourne’s Most Authentic Chinese Restaurants?

An old tea warehouse transformed into what we think is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne. David’s is a top-notch eatery nestled just off the bustling Chapel Street. This family owned restaurant was founded nearly 20 years ago by Shanghai born David Zhou and has remained under his ownership ever since. The restaurant... more info


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The Most Unique Dumpling Joint in Melbourne’s China Town

When you think of Melbourne’s China Town, it’s a given that you think of cheap dumplings, dodgy alleyways and unbearable $6 wine, right? Think again. A brand new funky and hip dumpling joint has opened up in the heart of China Town and is breaking all the boundaries. Drumplings is a unique, modern dining experience... more info


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This Oktoberfest-Inspired Sports Bar is Serving 1KG Schnitzels & Beer Towers

Grab your lederhosen and make room for giant schnitzels because we’ve found a little taste of Germany right here in our backyard. Munich Brauhaus is the one venue across Australia that boasts Oktoberfest 365 days of the year. This German themed restaurant and bar is the little bit of quirky you need in your life... more info


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Tropic Like it’s hot at Sydney’s Best Tiki bar

Thirsty for an island getaway but can’t quite justify a trip to the Bahamas? The Cliff Dive in Darlinghurst have got you covered. This Tiki-infused cocktail bar serves up all things under-the-sea kitschy, with their motto being good times and great drinks. Located in the bustling Oxford street, this bar is the perfect mix of... more info


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This Former Opium Den May Just Have the Best Cocktails in Sydney

Etched between the cosy sandstones of Sydney’s most affluent suburb, you’ll find a whiskey bar steeped in charm, history and of course, booze. While it’s now known for creating some of the most inspired drinks in Sydney, this underground whiskey bar was once a hot spot for opium trading. The Doss House is Sydney’s premier... more info


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
A new Japanese-French Fusion Restaurant has Landed in Sydney’s Inner West

The Inner West of Sydney has a new addition to the first class dining scene, welcoming Katsumi Japanese Restaurant to the evergreen suburb of Mortlake. The Japanese fusion restaurant channels a delicate French flair, making it a rarity in the area since its doors opened in late November of 2017. Head Chef Vincent Zhou has... more info


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Brunswick’s Newest Vegan Rooftop Bar

The Cornish Arms Hotel has opened its arms to the heavens, boasting a new addition of a rooftop bar and garden. Renowned as an all-inclusive vegan dining destination on Sydney Road, the third floor of the Brunswick mainstay now promises sweeping panoramic views of the CBD with a drink in hand. The indulgent menu pleases... more info


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Waterside Hotel – An Old Favourite Revamped

Your favourite corner pub, The Waterside Hotel, has had a little makeover. Hidden City Secrets had the privilege of attending their Welcome Back Party and we can confirm: she’s looking fabulous. All the best bits of the vintage pub remain, including its old-school feel and friendly atmosphere, though some definite revamping has gone down. The... more info


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
This Fun-sized Bar may just be the Smallest in the World

There’s only one thing that Melbournian’s value over their coffee, and that’s their exclusivity. From hidden bars, strict guest lists and top-secret laneway events, we can all attest to the pleasure of attending the forbidden fruit of V.I.P venues. Luckily, Le Bar Europeen has all your preferential needs sorted with the unveiling of what is,... more info


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A Garden State of Mind

Sitting in the cosmopolitan heart of Flinders Lane, Garden State Hotel presents us with a majestic four-level wonderland, held together by an aesthetically pleasing (insta-worthy) naturistic twist. Hidden City Secrets visited the green scenes of Garden State for their 2018 Welcome Back Party and took part in an evening of celebration, food & delectable beverages... more info