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.

Tomah Gardens Restaurant

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

Yayoi

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

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

Cho Cho San

A gun young chef; a seasoned restaurateur; a hot Sydney architect - and fried chicken? Will this Potts Point newbie work?

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 24 07:51:02 EST 2014

Sixpenny

Pastrami pork jowl with baby gem lettuce and cider-braised garlic.

Sixpenny in Stanmore appears to have evolved into something quietly, calmly exciting.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 10 07:05:28 EST 2014

Four in Hand Dining Room

Parsnip ice-cream with liquorice-poached quince

Do the tennis-playing, networking eastern suburbs set still have a pub to call home?

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jun 03 07:30:42 EST 2014

Stanley St Merchants

Chicken, corn, Jerusalem artichoke, $29.

The sense of being invented on the hop makes Stanley St a lively, joyful sort of place.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 27 07:24:57 EST 2014

Bar H

Bar H

Hamish Ingham is back with a new subterranean dining room and an east-meets-east menu.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 20 07:04:29 EST 2014

Temporada

Go to dish: Chocolate and chestnut cake, creme fraiche.

We need to talk. About Canberra. Not about politicians, roundabouts or blockbuster art shows, but about food and wine, bread and coffee.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 13 09:13:48 EST 2014

Hotel Centennial

Centennial Hotel - Woollahra.

Which big-name chef is doing down-home pub food at Woollahra's Hotel Centennial?

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 06 08:13:39 EST 2014

Why does Sydney have no restaurant in the world's top 50?

Momofuku Seiobo at the Star.

For the first time, no Sydney restaurant is listed in the World's 50 Best restaurants list. What does this mean for Sydney dining? Terry Durack says it's a matter of perspective.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 29 12:27:30 EST 2014

The Berowra Waters Inn

Berowra Waters Inn

The Berowra Waters Inn is worth the trip in its own right, especially when you tootle across the river on a little punt.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 29 07:49:59 EST 2014

La Scala on Jersey

There's a modesty and charm about eating here that lingers long after the bill has been paid.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 22 09:14:52 EST 2014

Fish Face Dining

Fish Face Dining in Double Bay.

This new venue in Double Bay is the most uncompromising fish restaurant in Australia.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 15 09:24:58 EST 2014

China Diner

This whopping 200-seater in Bondi has the air of a Shanghainese teahouse tucked into a woolshed.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 08 09:30:35 EST 2014

Farma Jones

Fresh carrot

Never have I been served my first course in real (inedible) topsoil dug up straight from the farm, pink worms squiggling their way through the crumbly darkness.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 01 08:15:38 EST 2014

Kim restaurant

Prawn jang.

There are lots of Kims in Korea. So you would expect a new Korean restaurant in Sydney named Kim to be opened by a Kim. Nope.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Mar 25 09:28:19 EST 2014

Otto Ristorante

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Otto has grown into a busy, buzzy, professional, high-end Italian that works harder than it has to, given the natural attributes of its site.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Mar 18 09:23:27 EST 2014