How to Maximise Your NSW Dine and Discover Vouchers

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NSW’s Dine and Discover Program has now fully rolled out and all NSW residents over 18 can access 4 x $25 vouchers to spend at participating venues. Whether you’re planning to visit your local or thinking of checking out a new spot, did you know that there’s a few places that’s doing some awesome deals if you use your vouchers with them? Here’s all the best places to maximise your NSW Dine and Discover vouchers.

How do I get my Dine and Discover NSW Vouchers?

To get the NSW Dine and Discover vouchers, download the Service NSW app and find them under the ‘Vouchers’ area. The vouchers appear as QR codes which you present to staff at your chosen business for redemption. Alternatively, you can visit a Service NSW service centre to receive your vouchers.

Where can I use my Dine and Discover Vouchers?

Dine and Discover vouchers can be used at participating COVID safe businesses that can be found here.

The 2 Dine vouchers can be spent at restaurants, cafes, bars, wineries, pubs and clubs.

The 2 Discover vouchers can be redeemed at entertainment and recreation venues, including cultural institutions, live music and arts venues.

You can use the vouchers 7 days a week, including public holidays but they cannot be spent on tobacco, alcohol or gambling. If you use less than $25 during your visit, the remaining value is forfeited to the business.

Dine and Discover vouchers are valid until 30 June 2021 — so start spending!

Also read: Best Korean Restaurants in Strathfield, Sydney

Who’s offering to double your DINE vouchers?

Several champ venues are offering to turn your $25 vouchers into $50 so you can wine, dine and play a little more. Each have their own T&Cs, so make sure you read the fine print before heading over!

Alrighty, so who’s actually running this seriously amazing deal?

1. Sydney Collective

Instagram: @watsonsbayboutiquehotel

The Sydney Collective, which oversees some of Sydney’s favourite restaurants, was one of the first dining groups offering to double Dine vouchers. Show your voucher on designated weekdays and your $25 voucher instantly turns into $50 to spend on whatever your heart desires (alcohol included!). Psst — this deal cannot be used in conjunction with other offers, specials or promos. Here’s the full venue list:

  1. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel: Monday — Thursday
  2. Daniel San: Monday — Thursday
  3. Park House, Mona Vale: Monday — Thursday
  4. Balcony Bar & Oyster Co: Monday — Thursday (before 4pm)
  5. The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room: Monday — Tuesday
  6. Republic Hotel & Taylor’s Rooftop: Monday — Wednesday
  7. The Imperial Erskineville: Wednesday — Thursday
  8. Northies Cronulla Hotel: Monday — Wednesday

2. Australian Venue Co

Instagram: @bungalow8sydney

Australian Venue Co’s 10 venues will also be doubling the government’s Dine and Discover vouchers. All you have to do is sign up to their AVC loyalty app to get an extra $25 to use on food and drinks. With many of Australian Venue Co’s restaurants being located around the Sydney CBD, use your vouchers for an after work Friday night feed to toast a week well done! Use them at these top spots:

  1. Bungalow 8
  2. Cargo
  3. Kingsleys Woolloomooloo
  4. Manly Wine
  5. The Loft
  6. The Rook
  7. The Winery
  8. Untied
  9. Beer Deluxe Sydney
  10. Beer Deluxe Albury

3. Sky Thai Avalon

Instagram: @skythaiavalon

If you find yourself on the Northern Beaches and craving for some Thai, check out Sky Thai in Avalon. Loved by locals for its authentic, no-fuss dishes, Sky Thai is offering to give you $50 to spend when you redeem your NSW Dine vouchers at their venue. This deal is available on Monday to Thursday, and excludes public holidays.

4. Monkey King Thai

Instagram: @monkeykingthai

If Avalon is a bit too far, bring your Dine vouchers to any of Monkey Thai’s locations and they’ll double its value as a thank you for supporting them through a challenging 2020. Use it on Monday to Thursdays for some mouthwatering tender beef in mild curry with coconut milk or heart warming Tom Yum Soup.

Find them at Lindfield, Narrabeen, Balgowlah, Rose Bay and Drummoyne.

5. Pittwater RSL

Instagram: @pittwater_rsl

Pittwater RSL in Mona Vale is especially known for their friendly staff and contemporary ambience. If you head into The Bistro with your Dine voucher, they’ll give you a second meal free. You’ll have a hard time choosing between all your usual pub suspects, with their daily roast, tacos and sourdough pizzas being favourites. They’ll even throw in a free house bevvie to enjoy with your dishes! This offer is only available on Mondays to Thursdays, and the free meal is to the value of $25.

6. Deewhy Hotel

Instagram: @deewhyhotel

Headed to Deewhy beach for a leisurely dip? Stop by at Deewhy Hotel on Mondays to Thursdays with your Dine voucher and get $50 to spend on full price menu items. Munch your way through their highly appraised loaded burgers and other brasserie fare like buffalo wings and tacos.

The $50 can only be used on food and not alcohol — sorry!

7. Rag and Famish

Instagram: @ragandfamish

As North Sydney’s oldest pub, Rag and Famish’s colonial ambience sure is a nice throwback to time gone by. With long wooden bars serving up classic beers and wines, a beer garden in the back, a designated live sports area and a restaurant upstairs, this pub is as Aussie as they get.

Drop by for a feed any day of the week with your voucher and get an extra $25 to use on your next visit. With perfectly cooked rib eye and seared salmon on the menu, the offer sure is a good excuse to visit again!

8. The Trinity

Instagram: @trinitybarsydney

The Trinity in Surry Hills is running a similar deal for anyone who comes in with their Dine voucher. Come by any day of the week and get another $25 to use on your next visit.

There’s plenty of good times to be had at The Trinity. They do a mean chicken schnitzel but the true stand out is their Sunday roast featuring your choice of delectable beef or crispy pork.

Who’s offering running deals for your DISCOVER vouchers?

We can’t let all the foodies have all the fun! Check out these operators giving you the best bang for your buck when it comes to discovering NSW.

1. Klook

Instagram: @kissmyaxe.au

Klook has rounded up 30 activities to spend your $25 Discover vouchers on. 15 of these experiences are $25 and therefore free when redeeming your Discover vouchers. With activities like SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets, axe throwing to Madam Tussauds, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Also, there’s an additional 15 discounted experiences you can use your Discover vouchers as partial payment for. This is the perfect chance to do something a little different from your daily. From whale watching to visiting a pearl farm, there’s bound to be something that catches your eye for a weekend of fun!

2. Captain Cook

Instagram: @captaincookcruises

Bet you’ve seen Captain Cook cruises floating across the harbour and wondered what the city would look like from that angle. Here’s your chance to get on board and see Sydney differently.

Captain Cook is offering to double the value of your Dine vouchers on some of their Premium Dining cruise packages and have also discounted other Casual Dining and Explore options. Whether you round up the girls for a spot of High Tea on the water or take your loved one to a Sunset Dinner, it’s bound to be a good one all around.

Digital Content Strategist @ A Fourth Place (www.afourthplace.com) | Big fan of early 2000s R&B, ceramides and flat whites (in that order)

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