The Ultimate Australian Guide to Seoul

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Seoul is a dynamic, exciting, and sometimes overwhelming city. From food, to nightlife, to useful resources: here is a guide on how to feel a touch of Australia while in the heart of Korea’s urban jungle, Seoul.

Brunch & Coffee

Bills | Jamsil and Gwanghwamun

Head to Bills in Seoul for a classic and delicious Australian brunch.With Australian celebrity chef Bill Granger at the helm, both Bills locations feature a sleek, modern interior with plenty of natural light – great for snapping some foodie photos! For a hearty breakfast try the ‘Full Aussie’ or the famous ricotta and banana hotcakes. After a flatwhite and a small bite? Grab a slice of sourdough toast with vegemite.

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Summer Lane | Itaewon

A new addition to Seoul’s cafe scene is the Australian inspired ‘Summer Lane Cafe’. Tucked away in Itaewon, this space is intimate and filled with natural light and greenery. Look no further if you’re after delicious brunch dishes with an Aussie twist.

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Sports

Seoul Survivors Rugby Football Club

Seoul Survivors RFC is an expatriate rugby team welcoming players of all skill and ability levels. The SSRFC is a great opportunity to socialize and meet other expatriates, while also engaging in in quality competition. Established in 1977, the SSRFC holds regular training sessions and matches throughout the year, competing in domestic and international matches. There is also the Seoul Survivors’ sister association: the Seoul Sisters Rugby Club.

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Spectator Sports & Nightlife

Mikkeller | Sinsa

For a night of craft beer tasting, head to Mikkeller in Gangnam. Maintaing a tap list of 30 beers that are on a constant rotation (some of which hail from Australia), Mikkeller is a great destination for a night out.

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Community

ANZA

ANZA, aka ‘Australian and New Zealand Association’ is an organization that offers support to Australian expatriates based in Seoul. With a focus on career and social support, ANZA works alongside Korean charities to provide networking opportunities for both Australians in Korea, and Koreans interested in Australian culture.

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Australian Chamber of Commerce

The Australian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization promoting Australian business interests in Korea. AustCham has over 250 members and aims to represent the Australian business identity while fostering the growth of the Australia/Korea’s commercial and social relationships. AustCham celebrates important Australian events (e.g. Australia Day and ANZAC day) and aims to foster networking and socializing opportunities.

Banking

ANZ

Located in Gwanghwamun, the Seoul-based ANZ branch is a useful resource if you need assistance with banking while in Korea.

The capital of the South Korea is an exciting metropolis full of things to do and see. Whether home is Australia, America or elsewhere, there is guaranteed to be  touches of home scattered throughout Seoul. Eat, sightsee, explore, and enjoy everything Seoul has to offer- you won’t regret it!

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