Food & Drink

    Here’s where the locals go to eat in Hong Kong

    One of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in a new city is to indulge in traditional fare. Put simply, eat what (and where) the locals eat. Known colloquially as Asia’s most colourful city, Hong Kong is also a veritable trove of culinary delights – and as such, the best place to indulge in […]

    The best surf club on the Gold Coast

    The surf life saving club is as iconically Australian as kangaroos and Vegemite, and the Gold Coast offers a stretch of coastline featuring some of the best. For the 12 million annual visitors to Queensland’s Gold Coast Surfer’s Paradise might be the most regularly name-checked destination for tourists, but if you want to eschew thick crowds, tourist traps […]

    Sydney’s unique food and drink experiences

    From underground dinners to hidden bars even the most seasoned Sydney foodie is sure to discover something new from this quirky list. We chat to 21 of Sydney’s top food and wine experts for their top picks to guarantee you a gastronomic adventure to write home about. Bob of The Jugernauts 1. What’s the most unique food experience you have […]

    Where to eat, drink and live like a local in Sydney

    If I was to tell you about a few local favourite haunts in Sydney that will immeasurably improve your next visit to the city, could you keep a secret? They may be the kinds of places you are unlikely to find in your newest travel guide, but would like to slip in between its pages […]

    The 10 best bars in Adelaide right now

    It may not score the same accolades regularly doled out to Australia’s more popular culture hubs, but that doesn’t mean Adelaide is lacking in any colour or cool things to do. For one, the South Australian city is home to a thriving food and drink scene, with a more-than-modest up-curve in reputable drinking spots popping […]

    The 21 best all-American food joints in Australia

    Myriad marvellous things born in the US-of-A have been happily embraced down under (reality TV, anyone?), but none with wider open arms (and mouths) than all-American diner food. The last five years has seen a huge increase in American-themed food joints around Australia, and for good reason – who doesn’t love the idea of diving […]

    The most exciting new bars and restaurants in Sydney

    It’s easy to spend time in Sydney ticking off the iconic and awe-inspiring landmarks that have given it worthy status as a bucket-list essential, but the less-visited edges of the city are so dynamic that to bypass them on a visit would be to evade the real soul of Australia’s largest metropolis. Sydney’s urban fringe […]

    A wine tasting guide: The Peeper, The Schnoz and The Cakehole

    The great novelist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson once declared that “wine is bottled poetry”. It’s an excellent metaphor for two reasons. Firstly, much like poetry, good plonk is a thing of beauty. And in the great tradition of sharing what’s beautiful, with every HotelClub booking this winter you’ll receive three bottles of wine as […]