New Bars

New Bars

Avido Restaurant and Wine Garden

The team at Avido began their journey in late 2010, with the aim of bring a ‘new style of culinary service’ to Paddington. The Italian or Spanish translation of Avido is ‘hungry, greedy or thirsty’, and the name is said to reflect their owners desire to offer a place where sharing great food, wine and conversation is easy and fun.

Vessel, Italian

The successes for the Vessel ventures keep coming with their latest opening at the established late night spot – King Street Wharf. Vessel’s Italian phase is set to introduce contemporary Italian style dining to one of the CBD’s bustling financial districts.


This new bar featured in the March edition of Bartender magazine. Gallon 117 Harris St…

The Strawberry Hills Hotel

The last time the Strawberry Hills Hotel (est.1870) had a makeover was in 1921 when Sidney Warden transformed the Surry Hills icon into one hell of a hip watering hole decked out in the latest Art Deco style and catering to jazz aficionados. Ninety years down the track and the Strawberry Hills Hotel has emerged from an 18-month restoration costing six million dollars that is sure to set the historic public house up for another century of trading.

Pelagic Bar & Dining

Canberra is hosting a small boom in new bars and restaurants lately, and the new Pelagic Bar & Dining is looking to focus on a seafood driven menu, a solid wine selection and most importantly classically driven cocktails. Head bartender Geoff Fewell is proud of the team and what they are bringing to Canberra’s drinking and dining scene.

Bar @ 10 William St, Paddinton

Can a bar with no name have an identity? Well, the venue at this address certainly does and it is a sensational place to come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and good food and wine served by some of the welcoming staff, Giovanni, David and Zea.

XO Lounge Restaurant Lounge & Bar

Located on the ground floor of Exchange Plaza in the heart of the Perth CBD, The central feature of the venue is the glowing white onyx marble bar and a state of the art surround sound system – that pumps out old school tunes.


Continuing to shake up the Melbourne drinking and dining scene, the Press Club Group has recently opened another sophisticated venue; PM24. The highly acclaimed chef Phillip Mouchel has come on board and the new addition is a modern French bistro that is sure to help set the trend for 2011.


A powerful little venue taking the Newtown area by storm is Bloodwood. It’s all about the share plates here as well so don’t think of keeping one for yourself.

Sake Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane

Having opened for friends and family in late November, Brisbane’s own Sake Restaurant & Bar opened its doors to the general public just in time for the Christmas rush. Serving up contemporary Japanese cuisine at the Eagle Street Pier venue, the team looks set to take charge in the same style as they have done in Sydney.