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.

'Exciting, innovative': World's food luminaries share their views on Australian fare

Marron on the barbecue.

What happens when 80 top-tier chefs, food writers, bloggers and restaurateurs from around the world are sent all over Australia to eat and drink as part of Tourism Australia’s $40 million...

Food News | Jill Dupleix, Terry Durack | Tue Nov 18 10:07:59 EST 2014

The Lemon Tree

Calamari, chilli, garlic, parsley

This CBD restaurant features a menu inspired by Italy's sun-drenched Amalfi coast.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 18 07:50:33 EST 2014

Mama's Buoi

The Xa Ca Ri Ga, Lemongrass curry chicken, at Mama's Buoi

A cheeky, nostalgic evocation of the cafes of old Saigon.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 11 08:15:31 EST 2014

Pei Modern

Casarecce with chicken dumplings

This 'restaurant with rooms' fulfils its come-what-may hotel dining room remit and goes beyond it, with slightly offbeat, clever, contrarian cooking.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 04 08:00:55 EST 2014


Acme restaurant, Rushcutters Bay.

ACME is a mash-up of Italian craft with ramen joint attitude in a neighbourhood bar.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 28 07:40:34 EST 2014

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