Big Rig Diner at Ruby Rabbit officially opened for business last week with a bumper launch party. Head chef Zachary Sykes created a fantastic sampler menu for last night's launch which included mini Big Rig hotdogs with spicy sausage, caramelised onion, brie and tomato chilli jam. To wash it all down guests enjoyed punchy margaritas from El Jimador, Jack Daniels cocktails and Miller beer.
Located in the heart of Hobart, Das Zimmer provides a full food menu and extensive wine list until 3am (Russian lobster and white asparagus is a refreshing change from a doner kebab at 2am). Das Zimmer is situated in a quirky loft space that's divided into private booths - each with their own luxurious lounges and the option of shutting out the rest of the world with your own velvet drapes.
Following the huge success of Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne, Neil Perry has brought his steakhouse concept to Sydney and the initial reviews have been nothing short of rave. Along with the impressive dining room (and the country's most extensive wine list featuring over 3,800 wines) there is also a traditional steakhouse bar (think NYC style) located adjacent to the main dining room with a capacity for 45 drinkers.
This curiously named pub housed in the old 'Frostbites' on Chapel Street has been completely overhauled into a contemporary bar and lounge in the heart of Melbourne's busy shopping and entertainment district. While its name might suggest this as a place for teetotallers, General Manager, Peter Little, assures us that this pub is well-stocked with booze, saying : "We offer a diverse selection of fine wine and imported beers in a comfortable and contemporary environment that is made even more enjoyable by our knowledgeable and friendly staff."