Food and Drink

The Best Buy Now Pay Later Restaurants in Australia

It's like Afterpay for hospo.

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Photo: @estebansydney

If you’re a fan of Afterpay, you’re going to love Payo—Australia’s first eat now, pay later app. This wallet-friendly app makes dining out, more accessible. You no longer have to wait for that paycheck to come in to book a table at a new restaurant.

You can use the app to find restaurants near you that accept Payo. Although, there are quite a few so here are a few of the top eat now, pay later restaurants in Australia.



Rose Bay
Catalina is known for its pricey menu, but that’s what you pay for the best fine dining experience in Sydney. Set overlooking the water, Catalina is perfect for a romantic dinner, celebration with family, or long lunch with friends.

Ormeggio at The Spit

Helmed by Chef Alessandro Pavoni, Ormeggio is a buzzy Italian Seafood restaurant and cocktail bar, which also happens to be another Sydney institution. It recently underwent a facelift, to transform into a Moroccan oasis. The menu is meat-free and heavily seafood-based. Again, it’s no cheap meal, but with Payo, you can enjoy it.


Esteban is the sister of the infamous Sydney bar, Tequila Mockingbird. expect authentic regional dishes and traditional Mexican cooking. The soft corn tortillas are made fresh every day and the cocktails are legendary.

Muum Maam

Established in Surry Hills, Muum Maam is now slinging Thai street food in Barangaroo. The idea here is to pick a few plates to share. The menu is affordable, making it a great place to gather friends and try different dishes, as you would in Thailand.


Mr Joe

Enjoy contemporary Australian dining at Mr Joe. The tapas sharing menu is seasonal and great for gatherings, and there is an a la carte menu with a two or four-course option.

Old Shanghai Refined Dumplings

This cosy, quaint dumpling joint folds and steams pillowy soft dumplings filled with everything from prawns to mushrooms. Even though dumplings are relatively cheap, we can go overboard with the dumpling orders, so Payo has you covered. Order the dumplings you want.

Tsuru Restaurant

Who doesn’t love sushi? Whether you’re after an omakase experience or a fancy dinner, Tsuru offers a luxe experience boasting fresh seafood. Opt-in for a lunch set, which comes with two side dishes, or take your time and enjoy the sushi bar and some hot dishes.

Versachi Pizza and Wine Bar

South Yarra
It’s all about the finer things in Italy here. They’ve won awards for their innovative cooking and we can see why. The pizzas are classic and a must-try, but the menu is filled with pasta dishes from gnocchi to a veggie lasagna.

Brisbane and Gold Coast

Palazzo Versace Restaurants

Gold Coast
The Palazzo Versace is also known as the Gold Coast’s best high tea destination. Situated inside the luxury Palazzo Versace, you will find a range of restaurants from IL Barocca serving seafood and Le Jardin, where you can enjoy high tea. The best part is they accept Payo, so you can enjoy the experience, and pay for it later.


This exclusive Japanese omakase, whiskey and sake bar is tucked under the Emporium Hotel. There are only 12 seats so it’s a hot seat when it come to booking, but when you do manage to secure a seat, expect 19-23 courses of nigiri, sushi, sashimi, and hot dishes.

Catalina Rooftop

The Catalina Rooftop is Brisbane’s favourite rooftop. The European-inspired vibe makes it a top summer destination, with an infinity pool and A-class bar. Bills can rack up quite easy here, especially with all the great food and cocktails to try. At least with Payo, you can enjoy it now, worry later.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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