Matt Holden This Lygon Street newcomer takes its name from a Tom Waits song and its inspiration from neighbourhood bars in Italy.
Natascha Mirosch This modest eatery lets the food stand solo in the spotlight and sing.
Matt Holden Among the berry farms of the Bellarine Peninsula, this cafe rewards wanderers.
Natascha Mirosch Take a Roman holiday at this Brisbane laneway bar.
cheesy pork belly
Myffy Rigby Nitro-gelato + fried chicken + cold beers = dinner heaven.
Terry Durack Whether by boat, plane or car, a trip to this remote venue is worth the effort.
Gemima Cody The not-always-holy Saint nightclub in St Kilda and is now a Thai restaurant. Slash public bar. Slash late-night-supper-club.
Kylie Northover From the berbere to the ful, this Ethiopian cafe offers a spicy start to the day.
Natascha Mirosch There's a lot to like about Julius.
Natascha Mirosch This laneway bar/diner takes its cues from Brooklyn, New York.
Catriona Jackson Eightysix has it all, frenetic pace, jumping atmosphere - and brilliant food.
Kirsten Lawson Japanese cartoon pop meets American barbecue at Akiba.
Cooking up a King Island lobster
Chef Ashley Davis from Pure South in Melbourne's Southbank flies to the stunningly beautiful King Island to show us how to prepare and cook the perfect Tasmanian Southern Rock Lobster. (03:30)