Venue Feature – Sydney Town Hall

Located in the heart of the city, Sydney Town Hall is an iconic civic landmark which combines state-of-the-art venue facilities with spectacular heritage architecture and interior decoration offering a variety of stylish spaces that will take your breath away. Constructed between 1868 and 1890, Sydney Town Hall is one of the finest examples of High Read More

The Snorkeler, The Onion Lover, and the BBQ Kidd

MEET KARINA KIDD, RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES HEAD CHEF @ SYDNEY TOWN HALL We couldn’t help ourselves with the title of this month’s Chef profile, the story is so serendipitous we just had to share it with you all.Hailing from Ireland’s capital city Dublin, Karina tells us straight up in the interview that she puts her love Read More

Venue Feature – Melbourne Museum

Set in leafy Carlton Gardens and next to the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum provides spaces for a destination wedding like no other! Our spaces range from intimate, like the spiralling Kalaya ceremony room within the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, to sprawling, such as the broad North Terrace overlooking Carlton Gardens, and the Read More

An Artistic Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, we are cooking up something special at the NGV! Nestled right at the heart of the National Gallery of Victoria, surprise your loved one with a special Valentines Day Lunch at the beautiful Garden Restaurant. With dramatic windows and bathed in natural light, the restaurant setting is relaxed and elegant which compliments Read More

Celebrate the warmer weather with Friday Night Drinks: Summer Edition!

Whether living in Canberra, or just visiting, grab your friends and get ready to finish the week in style, with great drinks, delicious food and music in the beautiful surrounds of our courtyard at Old Parliament House. Don’t miss Happy Hour from 4:30pm – 5:30pm offering $5 house beer and wine. Friday Night Drinks: Summer Read More

A Night at the NGV Gala

Hosted this past weekend, the NGV Gala is an annual black tie event at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and for the first time, RA was thrilled to be the onsite caterer for this incredibly prestigious event. A glamorous black tie evening of specialty cocktails, fine dining, entertainment and celebrity appearances, the NGV Read More

Welcome Chef Leo – National Executive Chef

Compass Group Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Leander (Leo) Gstrein as our National Executive Chef. Originally from Austria and classically French trained, he marries his passion for provenance and local fare with his dynamic, innovative energy, creating memorable dining experiences for our guests and clients. Leo has worked at the 2-hatted Luxury Read More

RA are the thought leader feeders

Luxperience Thought Leaders Program, Welcome Cocktail Party, Sunday 6 September 2015. “Luxperience is the only travel trade forum of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere based in the Australasia and Pacific region that connects the world’s most exclusive travel providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel.” City of Sydney and Restaurant Associates partnered with Luxperience Read More

A restaurant for the people

The official opening of Restaurant Associates’ newest venue, Hoi Polloi at Old Parliament House, was held on Wednesday, 11th November 2015. A number of Canberra’s top social influencers, foodies, media and local government organisations were invited to celebrate the opening of this historic destination in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy. The evening commenced Read More