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civilised

'Malt chocolate brownie' with salted caramel and peanut brittle.

Malt Dining

28 Market Street, Brisbane, Queensland
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    15/20

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    1 reader rating

Malt is eminently civilised and perfect for a first date, hallmark occasion or leisurely lunch.

sydney

Sweet steamed bun filled with pulled, slow-cooked Angus beef ribs, pickled chilli, mint and coriander from Chi and Co. in Canley Heights.

A foodies' guide to Canley Vale Road

Angie Schiavone Head 30 clicks south-west of Sydney's CBD and you'll find this buzzing eat street.

brisbane

Five spice duck broth at Chow House.

A foodies' guide to James Street

Natascha Mirosch Leafy James Street in Fortitude Valley is a mecca for food lovers.

cafe

Tuckshop

The Tuckshop

Angie Schiavone The Hills area's latest hot spot is a far cry from the tuckshop of your childhood.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (35)

restaurant

Good Food. Terry Review. China Diner in Bondi. Go-to dish is 5 spice duck pancakes with hoisin, shallot and cucumber $25.
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 2nd April 2014.
13.5/20

China Diner

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

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (25)

latin vegan

Go-to dish ... Pozole (thick hominy soup).

Smith & Daughters

Simone Egger This Latin, plant-based bar-restaurant is a rollicking hub for the growing tribe of committed conscious diners and the curious.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (11)

smokin' barbecue

The Dorothy burger from Big Boy BBQ.

Our love affair with American barbecue

Jane Ormond Melburnians have gone hog wild about US-style barbecue, in all its lip-smacking guises.

corner store cafe

Lemon meringue tart topped with scalloped Italian meringue.

Billykart Kitchen

Natascha Mirosch Celebrity chef Ben O'Donoghue has set up shop in this old corner store deep in the suburbs. It's a comfortable, convivial place that encourages diners to bouts of nostalgia and lingering.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (30)

hot tapas bar

Bomba Catalana is a modern reworking of patatas bravas.
14.5/20

Gordita

Natascha Mirosch With Springsteen tunes and reworked tapas, Gordita is the kind of place you immediately want to hang out in.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (10)

italian

Beachy flavour: Charred calamari.
12/20

Santa Lucia

Kirsten Lawson Santa Lucia is an old-style Italian neighbourhood restaurant with hearty, simple food and a loyal following.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (36)

dumplings

Special Dumplings at CBD Dumpling House.
13/20

CBD Dumpling House

Kirsten Lawson The Dumpling House adds some things to the mix that bring it a good few steps up from the others.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (47)

melbourne

Middle Fish Thai restaurant in Carlton - with iced tea with condensed milk.

Middle Fish

Kylie Northover A crisp, salty mussel omelette with home-made spicy sriracha sauce and an iced tea is guaranteed to wake you up.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (12)

brisbane

The Stinking Bishops

The Stinking Bishops

Callan Boys There's close to 30 Australian and international cheeses on the menu at this new Enmore Road cheesemonger.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (4)

melbourne

Dakdak burger with hand-cut wedges.

Dakdak Cafe

Matt Holden Dakdak's caravan kitchen turns out hipster-tradie hybrid food inside a factory with a second-hand bazaar feel.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (17)

polish

Wieczorkowski

Wieczorkowski

Jill Dupleix It's pronounced "Vee-chor-kov-ski", something best done in a voice as deep as the lovely Natasha's in ye olde Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (5)

barhop

Donny's Bar - Fairy Floss Martini

Donny's Bar

Rachel Olding In another life, this would be my dream New York loft apartment.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
reader rating (1)

cafe

The Refinery Espresso in Hornsby

The Refinery Espresso

Candice Chung Locals can't seem to stop talking about this thriving neighbourhood cafe.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (87)

hotel restaurant

Stupendously naked: Wood-roasted bonito.

Radii

12/20

Larissa Dubecki Radii remains among the ranks of big hotel restaurants where soul is just about the only thing you can't buy.

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (2)

bar hop

Black Magic Woman cocktail.

Loch & Key

Michael Harden This late night bar proves once again what a civilised place Melbourne can be when it puts its mind to it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
reader rating (1)

local spot

Spinach and ricotta ravioli.

Ripponlea Food and Wine

Dani Valent The food is comfortable but engaging at this welcoming local all day diner.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (5)

casual

A butternut veloute is poured over sour cream and chive ice-cream.

85 Miskin St

15.5/20

Natascha Mirosch Former fine diner Brent's has reinvented itself as a more relaxed venue.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (18)

warehouse cafe

Hotcakes with peaches, citrus syrup and mascarpone.

Plenty

Natascha Mirosch With its 'know your farmer' philosophy, there's plenty to like at this new cafe.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (4)

fried chicken

Taiwanese chicken is crisp and seasoned to perfection.

Peng You China Kitchen and Bar

13/20

Natascha Mirosch Precision seasoning and just the right amount of time in the deep fryer helps Peng You China Kitchen and Bar nail the Taiwanese chicken.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (7)

chinese

Atlantic salmon with cinnamon-infused soy.

Chairman and Yip

14.5/20

Bryan Martin All grown up now, Chairman and Yip stands as a testament to doing something right and sticking to a plan.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (33)

italian

Elegant: Vitello tonnato.

Mezzalira Ristorante

15.5/20

Kirsten Lawson Mezzalira is on the right track with confident and elegant handling of not-too-fancy classic Italian dishes.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (24)

malaysian

Roti chanai with curry chicken.

PappaRich Malaysian Delights

13/20

Catriona Jackson PappaRich does justice to the strident culinary heritage from which it grows.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (81)

Autumn

Braised lamb chump chops with jalapenos, potato and paprika.

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