Friday, March 08, 2019


On the 28th of February one of the best bars in the world opens in Surry Hills.

In less than two weeks, Matt Whiley of Scout (London) will open a second outpost of his lauded drinking den in Sydney’s Surry Hills.

The European bartender of the year was looking for an opportunity to spread his wings and after working with Maurice Terzini for the first time, bringing Scout to Icebergs Dining Room for a one-day event last year, Matt found his opportunity to bring his award-winning drinks and bar to Sydney.

“I have a particular take on cocktails where I like to blur the lines of what a drink can be. I'm really excited to share this with the Australian industry and community” says Scout creator Matt Whiley.

Scout Sydney will be part science laboratory part bar. Like it’s London counterpart, it will feature a purpose-built laboratory (an Australian first) where Matt & team will concoct their drinks lists, combining Matt’s love for Australian produce (‘some of the best in the world’ according to Matt) and his passion for drinks.

“I’ve been distilling a host of things like Pepperbery, Strawberry gum, watermelon, wattle seed and wax leaf. We will also feature our home-made fruit wines which we’ve become famous for in London, something which I have developed over the last 5 years.”

Whiley has assembled a crack bar team for his Sydney branch. Calling back on teammates from his London outpost and recruiting some new Australian talent, the Scout team will deliver a unique service experience, with a tip to European hospitality putting the focus back on the drinker.

“The lab at scout will feature state of the art equipment that we use each day for all cocktails”, says Matt, hoping to foster Scout’s approach to drinking amongst emerging bar talent in Australia, “I want the bar and laboratory to be a training ground for Australian bartenders.”

The food will feature a menu by Monty Koludrovic, inspired by Scout’s drinks menu and ethos and will continue to change and evolve in line with the drinks menu. Dishes will be simple and refined, a modern take on bar snacks and finger food. The space will feature a unique entrance way, its own distinct look and feel, with every aspect of the build having been meticulously poured over by Whiley and his builders.


“Matthew is a highly motivated individual that has an incredible commitment to his craft. He has done what I am always trying to achieve in my career; respected the traditions, but created his own. His approach to the new modern cocktail is inspirational to say the least.”– Maurice Terzini.

Where: Scout Sydney, Level 2, 412 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wet Dreams 2

The Dolphin Hotel's Natural Wine Festival is back: WET DREAMS 2

Bigger and better than its inaugural edition, With 2 sessions there was more space for everyone and more wine with over 40 producers.

Attendees were able to spend time with the certain producers if they wished as well as able to taste more wine.

The Event Featured 40+ Producers, Growers, Importers & Chef, Listed below 

Ochota Barrels
Andrew Guard Imports
Addley Clarke
Puncheon Bottles (Jumpin' Juice // Xavier // Gentle Folk) Little Things
Lo-Fi Wines
Commune of Buttons
Good Intentions Wine Co.
The Other Right
Basket Range Wine
Mondo Imports
Whole Bunch Wines
Jed Wines
Les Fruits
Fox Wine Imports
Frankly Wines
Murdoch Hill
Captains of Trade
Konpira Maru
Minim Wine
Chapter Wines
I’ll Fly Away
Adam’s Evening Cider
Joshua Cooper
World's Apart
CLO Wines
Little Reddie
Mac Forbes

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Leisure Seekers: Local Supply & Holiday Collaborate Just in Time for Summer

The eyewear experts at Local Supply, best known for their colourful & technical sunnies have teamed up with Sydney designer Emma Mulholland of Holiday to create the ultimate holiday collection of shades to transport you straight into summer.

The limited-edition collection constructed of premium acetate and fitted with high-grade nylon lenses, consists of 2 bold frames ‘Leisure Seekers’ and ‘Smooth Talkers’ in shades of tortoiseshell, pearl white, black, pink and green.

Inspired by early 90’s cult classics like True Romance, Thelma and Louise and Doom Generation and road trips from L.A. to Palm Springs, the collaboration evokes a feeling of a place you’d rather be. Local Supply founder Sean Satha said “The sunglasses were created for you to see the world and feel right at home, wherever you are. That’s why Holiday was the perfect collab partner.”

These frames are perfect for wearing on vacation, or while you’re planning the next one. The online exclusive collection will be available at and

Leisure Seekers, Available in Pearl White, Tortoiseshell, Pink and Black, $ 139.95 Smooth Talkers, Available in White, Tortoiseshell, Green and Black, $ 139.95



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