Dani Valent

Dani Valent

Food writer and restaurant reviewer

Arbory Bar & Eatery

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  The double cheeseburger served at  Arbory Bar and Eatery on the Yarra River on May 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Fairfax Media)

A cosy outdoor restaurant-bar that caters for everyone.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Wed May 20 10:11:45 EST 2015

Cutler & Co

The chocolate ricotta cake served at  Cutler & Co. in Fitzroy on April 30, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

You can't beat watching a crack team at work - and these chefs work hard to produce art you can eat.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 11 13:40:06 EST 2015

Delhi Streets

Traditional meets contemporary at Melbourne restaurant Delhi Streets.

Delhi Streets boasts classics and some rebadged Indian staples.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 04 13:39:22 EST 2015

Donovans

Raise your glasses - Donovans is back to its winning ways after fire forced its closure last year.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 26 00:00:00 EST 2015

Glovers Station

Elegant: Grilled chicken waldorf salad at Glovers Station.

This former auto workshop brings excellent coffee and delicious food to a neighbourhood in need.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 19 00:00:00 EST 2015

Ovest

The sardine pizza at Ovest.

Artisan pizza deprivation was evidently a big issue around these parts.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 12 00:00:00 EST 2015

Review: Asia meets Smith Street at Northern Light in Collingwood

There's something unmistakably Melbourne about this cheffy mix of Japanese, Korean and dude food.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 05 00:15:00 EST 2015

Northern Light

There's something unmistakably Melbourne about this cheffy mix of Japanese, Korean and dude food.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

Stokehouse City

Melbourne will never be without its Stokey.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 29 00:00:00 EST 2015

The world according to River Cafe's Ruth Rogers

The River Cafe's Ruth Rogers.

With tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and chilli on hand, great food is always possible, says the River Cafe legend.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Bar Nonno

Take a trip to Tuscany - via Northcote - at this heart-warming Italian charmer.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 22 00:00:00 EST 2015

Fox in the Corn

Fettuccine carbonara with thick-cut pancetta, egg and cream.

This fox will need all his wiles to turn a cool plan into a heartfelt home of hospitality.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2015

Northcote's Bar Nonno delivers modern twists on Italian favourites

Bar Nonno in Northcote.

Take a trip to Tuscany - via Northcote.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Thu Mar 12 18:53:20 EST 2015

Mastic

Egg and veg: Breakfast salad with Arzak egg at Mastic.

George Calombaris' colourful wholefoods cafe serves healthy food without the high horse.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2015

Il Bacaro

The roasted duck breast at Il Bacaro.

To understand the restaurant as mood piece, you couldn't do better than to lose a few hours at Il Bacaro.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2015

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2015 preview

St Crispin and Friends pop-up.

There are more than 200 mouth-watering events at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – we hand-pick a few goodies for your gastronomy needs.

Food News | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 22 00:15:00 EST 2015

The Fat Duck

Beach interlude: Sound of the sea is a Blumenthal signature.

There are two questions people ask about a meal at the Fat Duck. Was it amazing? And was it worth it? Yes and yes.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 22 00:00:00 EST 2015

The Colonel's Son

This bayside cafe's Detox Board is a ginormous antidote to a massive night.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015

Chef Nicolas Poelaert leaves Brooks of Melbourne

An apparent case of artistic differences between Nicolas Poelaert and Brooks manager Bryan Lloyd has seen the chef move on from the Melbourne restaurant.

Food News | Dani Valent | Wed Feb 11 13:08:28 EST 2015

Dekoboko

Shaved ice mountain with mango and passion milk.

Dekoboko brings a new style of Japanese restaurant to Melbourne.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 08 00:00:00 EST 2015