basta fitzroy

AUSTRALIA | Dimmi has an enticing offer for diners across Australia this month, and that’s 50% of the food bill at some great cafes and restaurants from breakfast through to dinner. We could write a whole bunch of stuff that was featured in the press release, but really we’ve told

good beer week 2017

SYDNEY | Well Melbourne Good Beer Week has come and gone for another year, but for those living in Sydney, there’s still the Great Australian Spectapular (“GABS”) to come this weekend. We were at the Melbourne GABS this weekend, and tried a lot of beers. If you’re finding the list of what’s

happy when it rains mocu sydney

SYDNEY | What happens when one of the world’s largest food and beverage corporations buys up one of Australia’s largest brewing companies? Well many things, including the kind of marketing that only corporate dollars can buy. You might have noticed a lot of advertising recently for MoCU aka “Modern Curations


MELBOURNE | #CookForSyria is a supper club, gala dinner, range of events, cookbook and hashtag that originated from an idea by London Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine. In collaboration with NEXTGen London – UNICEF UK’s young professional movement, it launched in London in November 2016 and raised over £125,000

winery surry hills review

SYDNEY | With a name like The Winery, this Surry Hills bar makes its primary focus known from the outset. It’s a multi faceted space, with fairy lights dotting the garden-like which leads to the main room, a brick and wood affair that evokes visions of a ski lodge, relaxation,

palmer & co. sydney review

SYDNEY | Taking its name from the taxidermy business that used to be housed in this site, Merrivale speakeasy Palmer & Co. spares no costs when it comes to creating the prohibition-era 1920s atmosphere it’s going for. It’s all exposed bricks, wood, iron and tile here, with soft yellow old fashioned lighting to

bach eatery newtown review

SYDNEY | The Bach Eatery Newtown is a venue we visited after struggling to find a place that would take bookings for our large group in Newtown. It might have not been the first choice on our list, but after eating here, everyone in the group was very glad that

cadbury oreo creme eggs

So we don’t normally write about this sort of stuff, but it is food related, and is very relevant to readers of The City Lane and The City Lane London. What’s that you ask? Well the heading kind of gave it away but yes, Cadbury have, several months before Easter,

top 10 best craft beer pubs bars sydney

SYDNEY | Sydney’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, and today there are many venues that can lay claim to being amongst the best craft beer pubs in Sydney. Up until a few years ago, it would be mostly beers from Victoria and Western Australia that you’d see

rockpool bar & grill sydney review

SYDNEY | Rockpool Bar & Grill is a Sydney institution. Yes it’s been around since 2009 but when it comes to what matters, it’s still at the top of its game. The art deco interior which dates back to 1936 and was updated by Bates Smart still impresses when you