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Happy Boy

Happy Boy

2/36 Mein Street, Spring Hill, Queensland
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    8 reader ratings

This modest eatery lets the food stand solo in the spotlight and sing.

melbourne

Stewed beef noodle soup

One Noodle Friendship

Simone Egger This tiny Preston diner turns out hand-made, flavoursome food for a bargain price.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (13)

sydney

Caper and anchovy pizza at Pizzaperta.

Pizzaperta

Sally Webb Stefano Manfredi's new venture aims to redefine the concept of modern pizza.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (15)

yum cha

 Barbecued  duck.

East Phoenix

Lenny Ann Low This traditional yum cha venue gleams with modern pizzazz.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (60)

'japandinavian'

Smorrebrod

Edition Coffee Roasters

Angie Schiavone The joys of Japandinavian cuisine are now available in Sydney.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (15)

jacques reymond

Pork indochine bun at L'Hotel Gitan.
14/20

L'Hotel Gitan

Gemima Cody The Reymond family's pub is unquestionably more a smart French-ish bistro than your new local boozer.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (13)

truffle jaffles

Ham, raclette and truffle jaffle at Luxembourg Bistro.

Luxembourg

Kylie Northover Andrew McConnell's sophisticated St Kilda bistro serves up luxurious French brunches.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (15)

pizza

Julius

Julius Pizzeria

Natascha Mirosch There's a lot to like about Julius; the laneway location in Brisbane's cultural heartland, the sexy, semi-industrial fit-out with a cheeky nod to the Italian "ristorante" of old inherent in the arched brick doorway, and a convivial bar full of jewel-like bottles of Aperol and Cinzano.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (30)

asian

Coconut and tumeric Moreton Bay bug curry.
14/20

Longtime Restaurant & Bar

Natascha Mirosch For pre or post-town-painting with a group of hungry food-loving friends who don't mind paying for quality, this place is right on the money.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (55)

discreet dining

Pedro Ximenez cheesecake, strawberries, rhubarb, citrus crumb and basil.
14/20

Rubicon

Natasha Rudra This Griffith venue remains a stalwart of Canberra's dining scene offering discreet and elegant dining.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (17)

exciting

Cobia with goat's curd and kohlrabi.
16/20

Eightysix

Catriona Jackson Eightysix has it all, frenetic pace, jumping atmosphere - and brilliant food.

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

melbourne

Smoked salmon hash.

Green Park Dining

Matt Holden Brunch comes modelled on dinner at this revitalised Carlton cafe.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (9)

canberra

Chocolate tart at Marble and Grain.

Marble and Grain

14.5/20

Kirsten Lawson Rye risotto? Parsnip brulee? The food is bold and often experimental at one of Braddon's newest restaurants.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (18)

sydney

Brewistas

Brewristas

Candice Chung A coffee whiz uses skills from his former profession to construct precisely perfect brews.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (8)

burgers

Double cheese burger

Burger Project, World Square

Sally Webb Neil Perry's new Burger Project at World Square is a welcome development.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (160)

gin bar

The gunpowder cocktail

The Powder Keg

Rachel Olding You'd be hard pressed finding a better gin bar in Sydney.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (56)

japanese

Sake

Sake Restaurant & Bar, Double Bay

14/20

Terry Durack This new restaurant looks like a Double Bay playpen waiting to happen.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (14)

surf coast

Soft-shell crab burger.

Sticks and Stones

Matt Holden This bruncher is tucked down a walkway off Torquay's surf shop strip.

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (7)

dumplings

Mushroom dumplings and chilli-capsicum puree at Aragvi Georgian Cafe.

Aragvi Georgian Cafe

Simone Egger These soup dumplings are good enough to launch a listicle. But they're from Georgia, not Shanghai.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (32)

chinese

Cumin pork ribs

Ruyi

Dani Valent Nostalgia and modern sensibilities combine to produce an exciting restaurant.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (3)

american diner

Cheeseburger at Red Hook.

Red Hook

Natascha Mirosch This laneway bar/diner taps into the overwhelmingly popular American food trend, taking its cues from Brooklyn, New York.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (34)

fusion

Generous: Tea salted duck stir-fry topped with crisp taro chips.

Madame Wu

13.5/20

Natascha Mirosch Madame Wu's balcony is the perfect spot to toast the Brisbane River over dumplings.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (22)

bistro

Gnocchi with pumpkin puree at The Catbird Seat Bistro.

The Catbird Seat Bistro

14.5/20

Natascha Mirosch This European bistro fills a much under-represented niche in Brisbane, and lucky locals are sitting pretty.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (37)

chinese

Barbecued lamb ribs with dry spicy paste and baby bell peppers.

Malamay

15.5/20

Kirsten Lawson Kirsten Lawson finds Malamay in Barton filled with intriguing dishes and a sake list to match the punchy flavours.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (17)

smoking hot

Slow roasted suckling pig at Black Fire.

Black Fire

14.5/20

Natasha Rudra Well executed Mediterranean dishes with a slight twist are on offer at this new Braddon restaurant.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (48)

funky eatery

Shaw River buffalo mozzarella, charred kale, smoked walnuts and black garlic.

A. Baker

14/20

Catriona Jackson The funky A. Baker is part cafe, part bakery, part late-night groovy restaurant and is full of action.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (23)

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