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Melbourne: We're LIVE!
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Melbourne: We're LIVE!

The culinary cat is out of the bag and boy, are we thrilled to spill the beans!

First Table  •  July 2023

How to score 50% off your food bill
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How to score 50% off your food bill

Good food isn't just a meal, it's an adventure, a story waiting to be told, a journey of flavours that can transport you from your dining table to the far…

First Table  •  July 2023

Five Mouthwatering First Table Benefits
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Five Mouthwatering First Table Benefits

From London to Dublin, from Brisbane to Auckland, food enthusiasts are uncovering the secret ingredient to satiate their culinary quests: First Table.

First Table  •  July 2023

The ultimate dining hack for 50% off your food bill!
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The ultimate dining hack for 50% off your food bill!

When it comes to dining out, First Table has revolutionised the restaurant game in a way that's as palatable to your pocket as it is to your taste buds.

First Table  •  June 2023

A Foodie's Guide to Manly and Freshwater Restaurants
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A Foodie's Guide to Manly and Freshwater Restaurants

Nestled along the picturesque Northern Beaches of Sydney, Manly and Freshwater offer a delightful fusion of natural beauty, coastal charm, and a vibrant food scene.

Robyn Columbus  •  May 2023

Meet Queenie, the food-loving finance guru!

Meet Queenie, the food-loving finance guru!

We're absolutely thrilled to welcome our newest First Table Ambassador, the talented finance content creator and passionate foodie, Queenie!  In addition to helping people make their money go further, Queenie knows…

First Table  •  May 2023

Hidden Treasures: 3 Glebe Restaurants Worth Adding to Your Foodie List
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Hidden Treasures: 3 Glebe Restaurants Worth Adding to Your Foodie List

A laid-back central district of Sydney that attracts those who are intellectual and inspired by the heritage buildings, the people of Glebe use the weekends to browse bookshops, galleries, and…

Jessica Hockley  •  May 2023

Wallet-friendly eats: Exploring Sydney's best bites with your friends
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Wallet-friendly eats: Exploring Sydney's best bites with your friends

It's a bustling Friday night in the city of Sydney, and you have your three very honest, sometimes reckless, but loyal best friends since childhood with you.

Jessica Hockley  •  May 2023

Family Food Adventures: Explore Sydney's family-friendly dining spots
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Family Food Adventures: Explore Sydney's family-friendly dining spots

The vibrant city of Sydney has a lot to offer, including a range of quality restaurants that are diverse and family-friendly.

Jessica Hockley  •  May 2023

From The Flynn to Bar Mille: First Table's after work Sydney CBD hot spots
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From The Flynn to Bar Mille: First Table's after work Sydney CBD hot spots

With a variety of restaurants to choose from, Sydney's CBD offers some of the best dining experiences for those looking to indulge in high-quality food, paired with a vibrant atmosphere,…

Robyn Columbus  •  April 2023

Bondi's best bites
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Bondi's best bites

Bondi is not just a beach, it's an experience. A quintessential destination for those looking for a taste of Australian culture, Bondi has something for everyone. From the stunning coastline and vibrant community, to the bustling food scene, Bondi's unique character is what makes it one of Sydney's most iconic suburbs.

Robyn Columbus  •  April 2023

Take a bite out of Balmain
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Take a bite out of Balmain

Hop on a ferry from the centre of Sydney and head out to Balmain, for a day of shopping, history and of course delicious restaurants. 

Robyn Columbus  •  November 2022

Discover world-class dining on Kensington Street
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Discover world-class dining on Kensington Street

An entire street in Chippendale devoted to eating, drinking and entertainment, Kensington Street is the must-visit home to some of Sydney's best eateries, galleries and hospitality offerings. Since opening in 2015, Kensington Street has become one of the city's hottest precincts; and of course, First Table makes many of these restaurants easy to discover.

Robyn Columbus  •  November 2022

Where to get your degustation fix on First Table
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Where to get your degustation fix on First Table

Sometimes we need someone else to make the hard decisions! The hard decisions on what to eat, that is. That’s why degustation and set menus are such a great idea when you can’t decide and don’t want to have dining FOMO. We’ve got some stunning First Table restaurants with tasting menus to help those who can't decide.

Robyn Columbus  •  October 2022

First Table's top restaurants in Brisbane
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First Table's top restaurants in Brisbane

Brisbane is home to a feast of restaurants, cafe's, bars and dining venues. Wander through laneways, eat street side, dine al fresco year round and immerse yourself in Brisbane's top restaurants on First Table, as voted by our diners.

Robyn Columbus  •  October 2022

First Table's top restaurants in the Gold Coast
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First Table's top restaurants in the Gold Coast

The sunny Gold Coast: Sand, surfing, sun, seafood, al fresco dining, drinks in the sun, what more could you ask for? Here's your go-to guide for First Table's top restaurants in the Gold Coast. 

Robyn Columbus  •  October 2022

Cocktail dates & shared plates: A guide to Sydney's hottest spots First Table
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Cocktail dates & shared plates: A guide to Sydney's hottest spots First Table

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love being seen in Sydney’s hottest restaurants? We also love when they’re wallet friendly finds on First Table. Here’s our guide to shared plates and cocktail dates that won’t break the bank when you book on First Table.  

Robyn Columbus  •  September 2022

Beachside dining at Bali's best restaurants
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Beachside dining at Bali's best restaurants

When you think Bali, you think beaches, cocktails, hammocks swaying in the breeze and beautiful restaurants. Make the most of both worlds and try out one of First Table's best restaurants to dine beachside in Bali. 

Robyn Columbus  •  September 2022

The best lunch restaurants in Ubud: First Table guide
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The best lunch restaurants in Ubud: First Table guide

One of Bali's tourism hot spots, Ubud is one of those places where you need more than a few days to explore! Set amongst rice paddies, jungle ravines and rainforest, Ubud is regarded as the cultural hub of Bali, with stunning architecture, temples and museums. If you need a break from sightseeing and have a hankering for a tasty lunch in Ubud, take a look at these five dining destinations that are among the best restaurants on First Table.

Robyn Columbus  •  September 2022

The best lunch restaurants in Seminyak: First Table guide
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The best lunch restaurants in Seminyak: First Table guide

Home to some of the best beaches in Bali, Seminyak boasts luxurious resorts, wide open vistas of the sparkling Indian Ocean stretching for miles, and stunning restaurants and clubs. If you're looking for a delicious lunch in Seminyak, look no further than these three destinations that are among the best restaurants on First Table. 

Robyn Columbus  •  September 2022

First Table's top Bali restaurants
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First Table's top Bali restaurants

World class restaurants, stunning views, next level food, it's got to be Bali! Hop on your scooter and eat your way around First Table's best Bali restaurants as voted by our diners. 

Robyn Columbus  •  September 2022

How to take epic food pictures on your phone

How to take epic food pictures on your phone

Are you that foodie who insists on snapping pictures of a beautiful flat white and blueberry pancakes? Make the effort worth it and up your #myfirsttable game with these tips for better food snaps.

Robyn Columbus  •  August 2022

Get the whole pizza for half the price on First Table
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Get the whole pizza for half the price on First Table

We love pizza, and we hope you do too. Especially when you can get the whole pizza for half the price on First Table, making it easier to justify that tasty dessert afterward! We’ve got loads of delicious pizza restaurants in Sydney, check some of them out below.

Robyn Columbus  •  July 2022

Sydney: Here's how to dine Harbourside for half the price
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Sydney: Here's how to dine Harbourside for half the price

Breathtaking and unmissable, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, Pittwater and Circular Quay are the place to be for all things culinary. In these globally unrivalled CBD waterfront precincts, you can find breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. You can’t dine in Sydney without dining Harbourside, and you can enjoy half-price meals at these Sydney restaurants on First Table. 

Robyn Columbus  •  July 2022

Warming Curry Spots on First Table
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Warming Curry Spots on First Table

Rogan Josh, vindaloo, tikka masala, hot jahingris, mango chicken all mopped up with naan bread! Let’s get toasty with a warming curry at one of First Table's tasty Indian restaurants in Sydney.

First Table  •  July 2022

Sydney let’s brunch!
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Sydney let’s brunch!

Who doesn't love a leisurely weekend breakfast or brunch. Especially if it’s a wallet friendly find on First Table. Not just limited to dinner, the early bird also gets the best deal at breakfast or brunch at some of these tasty Restaurants in Sydney.

First Table  •  July 2022

Interview: Sarah Hutto on sustainability, positive change and papaya

Interview: Sarah Hutto on sustainability, positive change and papaya

Sarah Hutto’s team describe her as a force to be reckoned with, and we can’t help but agree. Growing up plant-based in the BBQ-loving state of Texas, you could say challenging the norm is in Hutto’s blood and we found out how that flows through to her work.

First Table  •  June 2021

Interview: Matt Clifton on building community and his recipe for success

Interview: Matt Clifton on building community and his recipe for success

From country boy (growing up on the classic back porch BBQ) to hospitality mastermind, creating some of the best dining experiences in Manly, Matt Clifton's got a story to tell. Pour a cuppa, this is a goodie!

First Table  •  June 2021

Celebrate Father's Day with Casa

Celebrate Father's Day with Casa

Celebrate Father's day with the family at Casa Ristorante! This family-friendly Italian restaurant is pulling out all the stops to make sure Dad has a great time on 3rd September 2017.…

Bethany Rogers  •  August 2017

Open Pizza Classes at Casa

Open Pizza Classes at Casa

Ever wondered how the culinary geniuses at Casa Ristorante do it?   On 5th August 2017, the team behind the delicious Italian cuisine at Sydney’s Casa Ristorante Italiano will show you how to…

Bethany Rogers  •  July 2017

First Table Launches in Adelaide

First Table Launches in Adelaide

Adelaide diners have one very good reason to be an early bird this week, following the launch of dinner deals website, First Table.

Stephanie Johnstone  •  July 2017

Get Hooked on Sydney Seafood

Get Hooked on Sydney Seafood

Thanks to its proximity to the big blue, Sydney has become known for its quality, sustainable and utterly delicious seafood.

Bethany Rogers  •  April 2017

More than meets the eye at Six Acres

More than meets the eye at Six Acres

Forget any notion you may have of a hotel restaurant; Six Acres at The Rydges breaks that stereotype.

Stephanie Johnstone  •  April 2017

Dining by the landmarks: The Gold Coast's Broadbeach

Dining by the landmarks: The Gold Coast's Broadbeach

Just a couple of minutes south of Surfers Paradise, you'll find Broadbeach.

Stephanie Johnstone  •  April 2017

The Great Northern Beaches Rivalry Continues

The Great Northern Beaches Rivalry Continues

Two top chefs go head-to-head in the Northern Beaches

Bethany Rogers  •  March 2017

Dining by the landmarks: Melbourne’s Flinders Lane and the CBD

Dining by the landmarks: Melbourne’s Flinders Lane and the CBD

Flinders Lane has become famous thanks to a host of cutting-edge establishments

Stephanie Johnstone  •  February 2017

Dining by the Landmarks: Bondi Beach

Dining by the Landmarks: Bondi Beach

Dining in Bondi Beach was once restricted to dodgy fish and chip shops and tourist traps. These days, you'll find some of the city’s most exciting cafes

Stephanie Johnstone  •  February 2017

Hot Places to Dine Valentine’s Day 2017

Hot Places to Dine Valentine’s Day 2017

THE FOOD OF LOVE IS GREAT FOOD! MAKE SURE VALENTINE’S DAY 2017 GOES SMOOTHLY BY MAKING A RESERVATION AT ONE OF THESE GREAT RESTAURANTS.

First Table  •  February 2017

Battle of the Bartenders

Battle of the Bartenders

The most anticipated fight on the Northern Beaches.  The jiggers and shakers were out and judges were there to decide who can whip up the mightiest cocktail of them all!

Bethany Rogers  •  February 2017

Where To Find... Craft Beer in Brisbane

Where To Find... Craft Beer in Brisbane

In Brisbane things have never looked better. There are craft beer pubs, microbreweries and beer festivals galore. So, if you find yourself in need of a tasty cold one and want to avoid the big brands, here are a couple of top picks for craft beer in Brisbane.

Stephanie Johnstone  •  January 2017

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The French Food Shop

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The French Food Shop

Enjoy your NYE with complimentary amuse-bouches & first drink on the house

Jessica Smith  •  December 2016

 Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Wine Room

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Wine Room

Avoid the Crowds and have a sophisticated evening in The Wine Room's beautiful new restaurant.

Mat Weir  •  December 2016

Our three favourite Melbourne eating must-dos

Our three favourite Melbourne eating must-dos

World-class sporting events, exceptional shopping, a diverse arts scene and impressive architecture, it's no wonder Melbourne often appears on the list of the world's most liveable cities. But we all know the real reason everyone loves Melbourne ... the dining out.

Stephanie Johnstone  •  November 2016

First Table Has Launched In Bondi

First Table Has Launched In Bondi

Sydney-siders rejoice, you can now dine at Bondi restaurants with First Table! Bondi is the latest to join suburbs across Sydney offering discount early bird dining, as First Table launches in…

Mat Weir  •  November 2016

Early Bird Dining Lands In Melbourne

Early Bird Dining Lands In Melbourne

First Table has expanded its network of 18 cities and more than 270 restaurants in Australasia by launching in Melbourne with 10 restaurants today.

Adrien Taylor  •  September 2016

MasterChef Magic In Balgowlah

MasterChef Magic In Balgowlah

Sometimes a diner can walk through the door and irrevocably change the future of a restaurant. And no, we're not talking about a bad review on TripAdvisor.

Stephanie Johnstone  •  September 2016

Northern Beaches' Restaurants Shining Bright

Northern Beaches' Restaurants Shining Bright

Within Australian culinary circles, Savour’s Restaurant and Catering Awards is one of the most important events of the year.

Stephanie Johnstone  •  September 2016

Saikou Salmon & Tokyo Pizza

Saikou Salmon & Tokyo Pizza

Kobe Jones is dedicated to bringing the simplicity and beauty of Japanese cooking to Darling Harbour.

Matthias McGregor  •  August 2016

Hold the Meat

Hold the Meat

Nutritionist Michael Pollan famously decreed that everything he has learned about food and health could be summed up by a simple maxim: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants!” Don’t worry, that…

Matthias McGregor  •  August 2016

Dining à la Darling

Dining à la Darling

Just ten minutes walk from Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour is one of the city’s largest entertainment districts.

Matthias McGregor  •  June 2016

Five Stars of The Spit

Five Stars of The Spit

Among The Spit's boathouses we found a thriving community of restauranteurs serving world-class cuisine.

Matthias McGregor  •  June 2016

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