Terry Durack

Terry Durack

Chief restaurant critic for The Sydney Morning Herald

Terry Durack is the chief restaurant critic for The Sydney Morning Herald and the SMH Good Food Guide.

Drake Eatery

Roast Thirlmere duck, onion, carrot puree and gingerbread.

Eating at Drake Eatery in Bondi is almost like eating in someone's home.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 28 15:36:13 EST 2015

The Boathouse Shelly Beach

Sardines flatbread at the Boathouse at Shelley Beach.

The Boathouse's new Manly branch at Shelly Beach is set to break Instagram this summer.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 21 08:14:22 EST 2015


Good Food. Bennelong at the Opera House. Chef Peter Gilmore. Roasted Hombre duck hispi cabbage, black miso, seaweed. Photograph by Edwina Pickles. 19th June 2015.

Bennelong is back, with a beautifully judged menu and a radiant interior. If you want to feel good, just go.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 14 08:17:03 EST 2015

Kepos & Co

This new offshoot of Kepos Street Kitchen channels Middle Eastern food into a classy mix of small feasts.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 07 08:32:29 EST 2015

Long Chim

Long Chim's pad Thai.

Raw power, street food and wild flavours up the stakes for this Singapore casino restaurant that could soon come to Sydney.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 30 09:50:24 EST 2015

Riley St Garage

Fish and chip tartare at Riley Street Garage.

This car-themed restaurant is driven by statement dishes that are eager to please.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 23 09:12:35 EST 2015

The Emporium

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27:  The slow cooked beef short rib at The Emporium in Parramatta on May 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Fairfax Media)

This Parramatta gastrodome brings Sydney's west into a league of its own.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 16 08:35:11 EST 2015


Roasted blue-eye trevalla at Regatta in Rose Bay.

The waterfront restaurant has something to whet everyone's appetite: from a burger to a Moreton Bay bug.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 09 08:56:09 EST 2015


It's been Sydney's best-kept Japanese secret for more than 20 years.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 02 09:07:57 EST 2015

Sichuan hot and sour soup

Sichuan hot and sour soup

I lust after this hot, sour, salty, peppery (rather than chilli-hot) Sichuanese soup whenever the temperature drops, because it's just so warming and satisfying on every level.

Cook | Terry Durack | Tue May 26 12:44:13 EST 2015


Gnocchi with turkey.

Be quick for the 6.30pm risotto - when it's gone, it's gone.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 26 10:01:39 EST 2015

Barrel Bar and Dining

Fritto misto of squid, prawn, barramundi and salmon.

Three sommeliers open a wine bar on the lower north shore - what happens next?

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 19 14:44:23 EST 2015

Australia's top 100 restaurants

A vegetarian dish from Brae.

The inaugural Australian Financial Review Australia's Top Restaurant Awards is the first to be decided by the chefs and restaurateurs, not the critics.

Top 10 Eat Out | Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix | Tue May 19 00:00:00 EST 2015


150-day dry-aged beef rib on the bone.

This new wood-fired restaurant from Lennox Hastie and the Fink Group is Sydney's latest "hotspot".

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 12 08:00:17 EST 2015

Hot in Hong Kong: The new yum cha

Mott 32 serves up an exciting upgrade of Cantonese food.

Sharpen your chopsticks, Hong Kong has never been better for dim sim lovers.

Food Travel | Terry Durack | Thu May 07 09:34:42 EST 2015


The Argentine meatfest is one of the most exciting restaurants in Australia.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 05 12:20:22 EST 2015

Where Australia's top chefs eat in Sydney and Melbourne

Wings and coleslaw at Belle's Hot Chicken in Fitzroy.

Terry Durack asks Australia's top chefs from every state and territory across the land where they eat when they hit Victoria and NSW.

Food Travel | Terry Durack | Tue May 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

The District food court

Go-to dish: Pepper beef from Pepper Lunch Express.

Food courts are the next big thing worldwide - but aren't those low prices creeping up a bit?

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Mon Apr 27 00:00:00 EST 2015


Beef cheek and oxtail sandwich at nel.

Even with an eight-course fixed-price menu with no choice at all, nel. is pulling in the crowds.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 21 08:13:21 EST 2015


Mud crab with fresh herbs on toast.

Chef David Coumont brings a degree of professional finesse to Moxhe not often seen in a little 34-seater eastern suburbs dining room.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 14 14:50:09 EST 2015