Good Food - 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.

Daniel San

Daniel San yakitori.

Overlooking the surf at Manly, Daniel San offers beach-shack chow-downs of pub-Japanese.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Cafe Sydney

Prices are high at Cafe Sydney but it's an excellent exchange rate: good food, a polished room and that harbour scene.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 14 07:37:05 EST 2014

bills Bondi

Korean fried chicken

If the world now regards Australian food as being bright, fresh and sunny, then it's partly due to Bill Granger.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 07 07:57:00 EST 2014


'Evergreen' dessert at LuMi.

There's something special going on at Pyrmont's impressive new modern Italian.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 30 07:21:49 EST 2014

Charing Cross Hotel


Chef Matt Kemp brings his trademark posh pub grub to the Charing Cross Hotel.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 23 07:38:29 EST 2014

LP's Quality Meats

Beef short rib and lamb belly.

LP's Quality Meats in Chippendale is a cross between a Western saloon and a Bavarian bierhaus.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 16 06:56:17 EST 2014

Salon de The


This Darlinghurst collective is put together by a group of well-connected creative folk.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 09 12:24:52 EST 2014

Old wave to new wave: How Sydney dining grew up

Darren Robertson.

Let's face it, every generation of chefs believes it invented the knife, the fork and every dish placed between them, but you really can trace how we eat today to those pioneering kitchens of 30...

Food News | Terry Durack | Mon Sep 08 16:35:45 EST 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015: Dishes of the year

Golden egg

Take a peek at the pick of the plates from the latest Good Food Guide.

Good Food Guide | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 02 03:00:00 EST 2014



Beppi's is the only restaurant to appear in both the first and the 30th editions of the Good Food Guide (and every one in between), under the same management.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Mon Sep 01 21:50:18 EST 2014

Good Food Guide turns 30 this year; a look back in hunger

Terry Durack dinkus

Oh my god, I'm old. I'm so old I know what a coulis is. I'm so old I can pronounce mirepoix. I'm so old I pre-date Sriracha. I'm pretty sure I existed before pork belly with scallops.

Good Food Guide | Terry Durack | Fri Aug 29 10:38:21 EST 2014

Coogee Pavilion

Lobster roll at Coogee Pavilion.

There's something for everyone at Justin Hemmes' brilliant rethink of this vast beachside pub.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 26 07:54:13 EST 2014



Guillaume Brahimi has left behind his old digs, the Opera House's Bennelong, for a charming new venue in Paddington.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 19 09:32:14 EST 2014

Surry Hills Eating House

Gai Pae Sa.

Sydney's Thai chefs are spreading their wings and exploring the regions and many border crossings of Thailand.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 12 11:55:47 EST 2014

Flying Fish

Flying Fish

On its 10th anniversary, Flying Fish in Pyrmont is still one of Sydney's glitziest restaurants.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 05 06:30:41 EST 2014

Tomah Gardens Restaurant

Beef brisket and mushroom pot pie.

The cooking at this Blue Mountains bolthole harks back to a time when Sydney dining was about food and not about technology or fashion.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 29 05:00:41 EST 2014

Yalla Sawa

Felafel with pickled turnips, chillies, mint, tahini, saj bread.

The latest venture from Jad Nakhle is a great fit for the Cronulla dining scene with its sweetly spiced, comfortably priced food.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 22 06:20:46 EST 2014

Henrietta Supper Club


This new supper club is an agreeable place to be, with nice-as-pie staff and well-intentioned food.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 15 07:22:05 EST 2014


Go-to dish: Wagyu sukiyaki teishoku.

Australia's first Yayoi, a concept restaurant specialising in teishoku, or set-menu dining, has arrived on Bridge Street.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 08 06:41:40 EST 2014

One Penny Red

One Penny Red

Summer Hill's One Penny Red is all about generous, earthy comfort food based on first-rate produce.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 01 07:30:04 EST 2014