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New exec chef at Lizard Island

Lizard Island has appointed Mark Penna as executive chef overseeing the resort’s Saltwater Restaurant. Penna honed his skills at some of Australia’s...

‘Aussie! Aussie! Aussie?’: Peak-body calls for seafood labelling transparency

There’s nothing more Aussie than chucking a prawn on the barbie on Australia Day; unless of course you’re watching the latest Russell Crowe flick,...

New hotel for Newcastle after planners reject Jerry Schwartz’s student accommodation plans

Sydney hotelier Jerry Schwartz will go ahead with plans to construct a high-rise hotel in Newcastle’s Wharf Road after planning authorities rejected...

Two Gold Coast restaurants close in succession

Two restaurants on the Gold Coast have called it quits over the weekend, with Aqua Front Restaurant in Labrador and the Burleigh Social Club unexpectedly...

Teen in court over violent assault near St Kilda restaurant

An alleged teen gang member has appeared in a Melbourne court charged over an assault of a man near Donovans restaurant in St Kilda. Eighteen-year-old...

Dimmi rebrands as ‘TheFork’

Restaurant booking site Dimmi has started 2019 with a rebrand, unveiling a new name, a new logo, a new-look website and new apps. The TripAdvisor-owned...

Jamie Oliver’s offer to cook for Meghan and Harry snubbed

UK chef Jamie Oliver said he offered to cater for Harry and Meghan’s wedding last year for free but was snubbed by the Royal couple.  Speaking on UK...

Uni buys Hobart hotel to house university students

The 50-room Fountainside Hotel will be converted to student accommodation after being sold to the University of Tasmania (UTAS).  University spokesman...

Dr Jerry Schwartz snaps up Hilton Hotel at Surfers Paradise for $70m

Hotelier Dr Jerry Schwartz has acquired The Hilton Hotel Surfers Paradise for $70 million in a deal that includes management rights for both towers at...

Broke student caught trying to bolt after racking up $4k restaurant bill

A student in the UK has been caught trying to do a dash-and-dine at London’s The Savoy after racking up a $3,835 bill.  Despite having just $35 in...