Good Food - Larissa Dubecki

Larissa Dubecki

Restaurant reviewer and food writer

The Age Good Food Guide 2015: trends

Banh mi from Ba'get.

The food trends that rule the way we eat now.

Good Food Guide | Larissa Dubecki and Janne Apelgren | Tue Aug 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

The Rose Upstairs

Venison, leek, blueberries and cocoa.

For a Fitzroy pub that prides itself on being grounded, Upstairs represents a bold leap.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EST 2014


Lemon tart.

Terre ('earth') positively squelches with the lingua franca of the hospitality industry.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Aug 12 00:00:00 EST 2014


Chilli ribs and pickles at Kong.

Kong is more like a nightclub than a restaurant, but with kimchi instead of ketamine.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Aug 05 00:00:00 EST 2014

The Gully

Sticky pork belly, mixed grains, sour herb salad.

The Gully is a definitive success that overcomes the hardships wrought by its isolation.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 EST 2014

Du Fermier

Roasted eye fillet on wilted cavolo nero at Du Fermier.

This little restaurant glows with the warmth of genuine hospitality and honest-to-god cooking.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 22 00:00:00 EST 2014

Seven easy steps to becoming a better cook

Good Food, William Meppem

Simple tips and tricks to sharpen your kitchen skills.

Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Stokehouse City

Go-to dish: Veal tenderloin, fregola, mushroom.

While the scar on St Kilda's foreshore is filled and rebuilt, Stokehouse sojourns in the city.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EST 2014


Potato skins with whipped cod roe.

Luxembourg will feed the pathological fondness many Melburnians harbour for France.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 08 07:45:44 EST 2014

True or false: 21 great food myths


Like anything that's developed over thousands of years, kitchen lore is a mixed bag. Handed-down wisdom can be a valuable tool or a pointless formality.

Top 10 Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Arthur Radley

Crab ravioli with prawn, chilli and tomato vinaigrette.

Arthur Radley calls itself a bistrot, although the menu hugs both sides of the Mediterranean.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EST 2014

Susie Wong

Go-to dish: Pork jowl, XO sauce and pipis.

This new Thai-Cambodian-Vietnamese joint is boldly going where no restaurant has before.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jun 24 00:00:00 EST 2014

Big Spoon Little Spoon

Ches with wanderlust CVs, affordable, boutique-driven, mostly Victorian food with a deconstructed Bounty Bar to finish things off?

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jun 10 07:01:08 EST 2014

Are you being served? How to navigate the tricky topic of leaving a tip

A tip jar.

Tipping is already a contentious issue in Australia but as payWave looms, the hospitality industry fears the worst.

Eat Out | Hilary McNevin and Larissa Dubecki | Mon Jun 09 23:58:00 EST 2014

Vue de Monde

Stunning: Cider glazed barramundi with chicken mousse, potato and caviar.

It's not just the order of the menu but the style of food that's evolved.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jun 03 00:00:00 EST 2014

Le Grand Cirque

Beef tartare and pearl barley risotto at Le Grand Cirque.

Manu Feildel's restaurant is so French the bread situation is a borderline international incident.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue May 27 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tani Eat & Drink

Quail, fermented cabbage, citrus, red miso and garlic dressing.

Even more than last year, the food at this Bright restaurant justifies four hours on the Hume.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue May 20 00:00:00 EST 2014

Prix Fixe

The ode to autumn menu makes a pretty fine argument for seasonal tasting at Australia's first ticketed restaurant.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue May 13 08:19:26 EST 2014

Woodland House

Cucumber and tomato, charred eel and sweet aniseed.

Jacques Reymond's two proteges are clearly blessed with cooking flair, serving up very professional, well-mannered food.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue May 06 00:00:00 EST 2014


Scallop ceviche at Corte.

This Argentinian restaurant is the kind of place for lingering over drinks, rather than eating and running.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 29 00:00:00 EST 2014