Dani Valent

Dani Valent

Food writer and restaurant reviewer

Stavros Tavern

Stavros Tavern's old-school menu ticks off saganaki, souvlaki and spanakopita.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Feb 08 11:58:34 EST 2016

Melbourne Indian restaurant Babu Ji takes New York City by storm

It was during the recent late January blizzard that Babu Ji NYC's success really sank in.

Food News | Dani Valent | Mon Feb 08 08:56:05 EST 2016


Anju's big Korean flavours marry well with alcohol. Kick back with a beer tower and share-friendly snacks.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Feb 01 13:25:25 EST 2016

Copper Pot

Copper Pot's menu is a pan-European melting pot.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Wed Jan 27 16:08:46 EST 2016

Kiosk d'Asporto

Brioche with gelato.

This new Williamstown Beach takeaway joint serves Italian snacks from gelati to panini.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 25 15:46:59 EST 2016


Rainbow inside-out roll at Tetsujin.

Dani Valent jumps aboard Emporium Melbourne's new sushi train.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 18 09:47:26 EST 2016

The Craft & Co

Charcuterie and cheese platter at Craft & Co in Collingwood.

This Collingwood newcomer combines a cafe, restaurant, coffee roastery, beer brewery, spirit still, wine store, meat curing depot, cheesery and DIY shop.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 04 15:29:47 EST 2016

What are 2016's food trends?

St Cloud Eating House is part of the rise and rise of Vietnamese dining.

What will we be eating in 2016? Our writers forecast the year's upcoming food trends - and what they hope will disappear.

Food News | Callan Boys, Dani Valent and Daniel Lewis | Fri Jan 01 07:30:24 EST 2016

Las Chicas

A recent renovation has sparked a new golden age at this Balaclava brunch stalwart.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Tue Dec 29 11:52:34 EST 2015

Ichi Ni Nana

Stop wondering where you'll be hanging out this summer. It's here.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Dec 21 11:05:18 EST 2015

Cucina Povera 1889

Pizza Brigante at Cucina Povera 1889.

Life can be complicated. Food doesn't need to be. And pizza should always be simple.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Dec 14 09:00:01 EST 2015

Prohibition Food and Wine

Confit garlic doughnuts at Prohibition in Camberwell.

Prohibition's confit garlic doughnuts might be this summer's key drinking snack.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Dec 07 10:20:52 EST 2015

The Cellar Door, Eastland

Weary shoppers can refuel at this restaurant and rooftop garden bar.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Nov 30 11:03:27 EST 2015

Easey's burgers

An 'Easey's Burger' and a blue heaven doughnut at Easey's in Collingwood.

Hip-hop, graffiti and stunningly unhealthy food are the heroes at this rooftop burger joint.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Nov 23 10:06:33 EST 2015

Northcote Social Club

Chicken parmigiana at Northcote Social Club.

Jalapenos, chipotle chilli and smoked paprika don't magically make average food awesome.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Nov 16 10:46:57 EST 2015

Sun Moth

Eggplant parmigiana at Sun Moth.

Hidden laneway canteen covers morning coffees to knock-off drinks.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Nov 09 11:35:22 EST 2015

House of Hoi An

Beef satay rice paper rolls at House of Hoi An.

House of Hoi An is not your typical pho joint.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Nov 02 09:11:37 EST 2015

Welcome to Thornbury

Mac and cheese, pulled pork, caramelised onion and cheddar toastie from Toasta.

Permanent food truck park delivers van-eating upside without most of the messy downside.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Oct 25 00:00:00 EST 2015

Magic Mountain Saloon

Crepe cake layered with tea-flavoured cream at Magic Mountain Saloon.

All-day Thai diner serves everything from cocktails to crepe cake.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Oct 19 09:28:12 EST 2015

North & Eight

'Northella Houseshake' at North & Eight in Essendon.

Melbourne is in the midst of a breakfast menu smackdown.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Oct 12 00:00:00 EST 2015