YOUR INDEPENDENT SYDNEY guide to food & drink, arts & entertainment, fashion beauty & lifestyle...

restaurants bars cafes pubs clubs hotels film music theatre dance comedy art design architecture history fashion beauty health wellbeing spirituality environment sustainability community est. 2014 has published more than 2,000 editorial features & reviews, 1,000 venue directory listings and 10,000 calendar events. 

Sydney Scoop is absolutely 100% independent, and 100% curated. Our focus is on supporting the independent, ethical, environmentally sustainable and emerging.

For editorial enquiries, media releases, reviews, previews, invitations, directory listings of venues, submitting an event for the calendar, collaborations, advertising, or sponsorship:

CONTACT Contributing Editor Rebecca Varidel 

Over the years our digital magazine has been grateful for contributions from our family of writers including:

Declan Dowling, Kate Young, Nicole Alchin, Joseph Lloyd, Andrew Nguyen, Chloe Grabham, Michael W. Shafran, Emma Castle, Scott Wallace, Olivia Watson, Angharad Rees, Mirva Inkiri, Sara Allen, Rachel King, Mimi Dang, Sue Morony, John Ritchie, and many more,

... alongside founder, publisher and contributing editor Rebecca Varidel!

About Rebecca Varidel 

Rebecca is recognised for writing the first food tweet in the world (yes ever!) and for her earlier famous international Inside Cuisine food drinks travel digital magazine of five years. Just some of her other media achievements include:

Weekly columnist ‘Bar Fly’ (4 newspapers print and digital), Editor ‘Best of Sydney’(Alternative Media Group) print and digital, Reviewer SMH ‘Good Food Pub Guide’, Contributor ‘Foodies Guide to Sydney’, Reviewer ‘Eating and Drinking Sydney’, Reviewer ‘Eating and Drinking Melbourne’, freelance journalist includes Sunday Escape (Sunday Telegraph) travel, Asia Bars & Restaurants (Singapore), National Ambassador ‘Electrolux Appetite For Excellence’ Australian Young Chef, Waiter, Restaurateur of The Year Awards 2013, 2012, 2011, Presenter RESCU TV (celebrity chef interviews), Guest Judge ‘World Class’ Australian Bartender Awards, Sydney Writers’ Festival - Print vs Digital debate panelist, Guest radio segments 2GB and ABC, and Eastside community radio, Commissioned by the Smithsonian Institute (article on Julia Child), Global Ambassador (charity) PLAN - Because I Am A Girl campaign, Greenpeace Local Food Ambassador (with celebrity chefs) True Food.

Sydney Scoop welcomes new writers across any of arts & entertainment, food & drink, fashion beauty & lifestyle. Please email our editor about your interest, and if relevant include some examples of your work.

PRs and venues - media releases and invitations please consider our time by sending relevant Sydney information and requests only about what's on in Sydney and include landscape image/s minimum res. 1200 x 800 (no text on image) as a .jpg attachment with your media release MS Word document and/or email inbody text.

We love love love hearing from you, but apologise that due to the high volume of correspondence it is just not possible to answer every enquiry.