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american diner

Cheeseburger at Red Hook.

Red Hook

Shop 3, 88 Creek Street (Gresham Lane), Brisbane, Queensland
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  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    20 reader ratings

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

melbourne

Vietnamese pancake

Co Do

Simone Egger Co Do's far-ranging menu of 227 savoury dishes is primarily Vietnamese but also takes in Chinese, Singaporean, Cambodian, Thai and Aussie-Asian.

sydney

Fish kebab

Emma's Snack Bar

Sally Webb Inner West locals breathed a collective sigh of relief last month when Emma's Snack Bar (re)opened its doors.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (4)

restaurant

Pacific oysters with chardonnay vinegar, cucumber and salmon roe
14.5/20

Cafe Sydney

Terry Durack Prices are high at Cafe Sydney but it's an excellent exchange rate: good food, a polished room and that harbour scene.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (26)

breakfast

Mint Organics

Mint Organics

Candice Chung At this Cronulla hot spot, paleo, gluten-free and raw dishes are the norm, rather than the pesky requests of the health-conscious.

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

bistro breakfast

Turkish eggs with hazelnut dukkah and labna.

Union Food & Wine

Annabel Smith At this grand bistro, it's a union of food and coffee on weekends, with a short edit of toasties, classics and cheffy specials.

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

degustation with a view

Roasted potato stuffed with taleggio custard
13.5/20

Eureka 89

Dani Valent Bring your appetite. There's just one way to dine at this Eureka Tower restaurant - the pay-ahead degustation dinner.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (9)

fusion

Generous: Tea salted duck stir-fry topped with crisp taro chips.
13.5/20

Madame Wu

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 (19)

european

Gnocchi with pumpkin puree at The Catbird Seat Bistro.
14.5/20

The Catbird Seat Bistro

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 (27)

italian

Beef fillet carpaccio.
17/20

Italian and Sons

Bryan Martin This trailblazer in Braddon is easily one of the absolute highlights in dining anywhere.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (17)

nonya

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15.5/20

Lanterne Rooms

Natasha Rudra A melding of Nonya village cooking and fine dining in a serene Campbell setting.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (21)

sydney

Paes

Paesanella Caffe Emporium

Megan Johnston If you have a hankering for ricotta or bocconcini, chances are you'll end up in the back streets of Marrickville before long.

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

canberra

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Waters Edge

15/20

Natasha Rudra As Lake Burley Griffin turns 50 this month, dining at this Parkes restaurant is fitting.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (22)

melbourne

Turkish eggs with hazelnut dukkah and labna.

Union Food & Wine

Annabel Smith At this grand bistro, it's a union of food and coffee on weekends, with a short edit of toasties, classics and cheffy specials.

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

pyrmont

'Evergreen' dessert at LuMi.

LuMi

16/20

Terry Durack There's something special going on at Pyrmont's impressive new modern Italian.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (21)

under $30

Margherita pizza

Queen Margherita of Savoy

Angie Schiavone There's a new spot in Sydney doing the irresistible thin-based beauties.

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

barhop

24-carat gold martini

Bar De The

Rachel Olding The first thing you'll notice is the smell. Each martini is hugely fragrant.

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

pop culture

Mr Miyagi's Salmon at Brighton Schoohouse.

Brighton Schoolhouse

Matt Holden Breakfast and lunch standards take inspiration from movies and TV at this former schoolhouse.

cretan cuisine

Salmon, onions and fennel

Elyros

15/20

Dani Valent Elyros finds a logical balance between importing the flavours of Crete and honouring the cuisine with Australian ingredients.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (13)

breakfast okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki pancake.

The Guilty Moose

Dani Valent Jazzy Asian-influenced dishes excite the morning palate.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (2)

alfresco

'Arrabbiata' chicken wings.

The Mero Restaurant and Bar

14/20

Natascha Mirosch Indooroopilly Shopping Centre's freshest addition brings alfresco Italian dining to the complex.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (6)

pan-asian

Crisp silken tofu with garlic, lemongrass and chilli.

Kwan Brothers

Natascha Mirosch Casual, late night, kooky and kitsch, the newest kid on the Alfred block is a clever mix.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (28)

yakitori

Karaage

Bird's Nest Yakitori

Natascha Mirosch Eat your way from beak to tail at this unusual contemporary yakitori bar.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (26)

gold creek

Scallops with spinach and shoestring fries at Versatile.

Versatile Restaurant

13/20

Bryan Martin Out in the fringe among Gold Creek's tourist attractions, Versatile hits the spot for value and functionality.

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

persian

Persian ice-cream.

Saffron Room Persian Restaurant

14.5/20

Catriona Jackson Persian food made with love and skill, and at great prices.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (14)

indian

7 Village Indian restaurant at Dickson.

7 Village Indian Restaurant

12/20

Natasha Rudra This "weird and awesome" Indian restaurant makes for a cheap and cheerful Dickson dinner.

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

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