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Foodies On Fire

What happens when you gather great Central Coast culinary talent and let them get creative around an open fire at the exciting new Hawkesbury River venue, Bush River Kitchen? The coming together of local chefs and food professionals gave all a chance to share the primal importance of feasting in the fresh air in a truly magical locale.

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Nice To Meat You

Saratoga Quality Meats is one of the Central Coast’s foodie crown jewels – a legacy independent butcher that cares where animals come from and how they are raised. New owner Tony Palmer chats about his conversion to the craft of butchery and his exciting plans. But the recipe for his famous sausages is a tightly held secret.

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View From The Top

A new cellar room and gourmet experience is another reason to cosy up at The Cowrie this winter, as executive chef and owner Dimitris Aronis unveils his grand vision for the popular establishment.

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Hospitality Queen

What’s next for Tara Senam, the dynamic founder of the Meraki Group and much-loved local restaurants including Motel Mezza, Pinocchio’s Wine & Pizza and The Pantry?

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Double Act

Following the success of Hotel Gosford’s relaunch in 2021, its sister pub The Lakes Hotel at The Entrance reopened recently, sporting a fresh new Coastie look and a flavour-packed menu.


Holiday on the Peninsula

The Central Coast’s Peninsula District, which encompasses the suburbs of Blackwall, Booker Bay, Ettalong Beach, Patonga, Pearl Beach, Umina Beach and Woy Woy, has got to be one of the best places to spend the summer. Fast becoming the foodie hub of the Central Coast, there are lots of up-and-coming venues to check out while


Explore the Hunter Valley: Drury Lane Estate

A few years ago, Angus and Alexandra Scott decided to buy a vineyard in the Hunter Valley. The duo from Sydney had always dreamed of starting up their own winery, so when the beautiful and well-established Hermitage Heights vineyard came up for sale, it was the perfect opportunity for them. “They say every cloud has

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Visit the Hunter Valley’s stunning Tallavera Grove

In a tranquil valley of vineyards rooted in terra rossa clay loams over limestone you will find Bistro Molines and Carillion Wines, two of the Hunter Valley’s most treasured locales nestled in the Tallavera Grove. Separated by a rustic courtyard with outdoor seating onsite, you could be in the south of France – bentwood café

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Celebrate gin this Spring in Sydney or the Hunter Valley

Let the tasting fun be-gin this spring with the arrival of Sydney’s and the Hunter Valley’s Juniper Parties. Held yearly by the Australian Gin Distillers Association,  these two festivals are a celebration of all things gin, featuring some of  Australia’s most talented craft distillers. Not a bad excuse to abandon the Coastie bubble for a

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Award-winning steak at the Railway Hotel Gosford

Rumoured to serve up the best steak on the coast and owned by the one and only John Singleton, The Railway Hotel Gosford is very quickly making a name for itself. Replacing The Bon Pavillion restaurant on Mann Street, Singo’s latest Central Coast venture is set below his Bonython high-end apartment tower in the heart

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Winter Warmers: Cosy Up With Hotel Gosford’s Winter Menu

As colder weather sets in, you might be on the hunt for somewhere cosy where you can escape the chill and enjoy a hearty meal – and you can’t beat the traditional pub atmosphere. Come inside with us at Hotel Gosford as we explore their impressive new menu. Picture this… You’re catching up with friends,

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History in the Baking: Sonoma Bakery Opens in Terrigal

In case you haven’t yet heard – Sydney-based artisanal bakery and coffee bar, Sonoma Bakery, is opening a new location in Terrigal this month – its first store on our beautiful Central Coast. The Goods Sonoma’s famous sourdough will be on offer as well as handcrafted baked goods such as pies, sausage rolls, croissants, morning


The Entrance Social Club Goes LIVE

On Thursday night, the Central Coast witnessed the launch of a revamped and impressive new venue for live music, delicious waterfront cuisine and great cocktails – The Entrance Social Club. And what a party it was… It goes without saying that after a snoozy few years, Central Coast locals are craving modern, lively venues to enjoy time