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pizzeria

Margherita pizza at Mister Paganini.

Mister Paganini

174 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
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    13.5/20

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  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    7 reader ratings

Is Mister Paganini's wood-fired pizza the real deal?

melbourne

Dumplings and roast duck at Wai Bo in Geelong West.
14/20

Wai Bo

Gemima Cody Geelong's reputation for food heats up with Wai Bo, where fresh Cantonese is king.

sydney

Beetroot cured salmon at the Nine in Bondi Beach.

The Nine

Myffy Rigby Beachy cafe dishes up winning food, albeit with a side of superiority from the waitstaff.

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

new-wave vietnamese

Banh Khot (crispy savoury coconut and tumeric flavoured mini pancakes with prawn).

Chao Ba

Candice Chung For home-style Vietnamese food via Paris, head to Chao Ba in Chatswood's Concourse.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (35)

pub grub

Unicorn Hotel

The Unicorn Hotel

Callan Boys Does The Unicorn Hotel have Sydney's best pub food?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (24)

profiteroles + pancakes

Pancakes plus profiteroles: Profiterjes filled with chocolate-hazelnut sauce.

Copper Pot

Dani Valent Copper Pot's menu is a pan-European melting pot.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (16)

steak

Flat iron steak with carrots and labna at the Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel.
14.5/20

Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

Gemima Cody Pub whisperer Sean Donovan ushers in a new era of wood-fired beef.

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

negroni sorbet

Negroni sorbet and Campari at Darling & Co.
14/20

Darling & Co

Natascha Mirosch This newcomer pitches somewhere between posh pub and bistro fare, with a democratic, please-all approach.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (2)

celebrity chef

Verrine with guava sorbet, tropical fruit, whipped coconut cream and sugar 'glass'.
14/20

Billykart West End

Natascha Mirosch Ben O'Donoghue opens his second Billykart eatery.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (8)

modern asian

Prawn and pork dumplings with spicy soy vinaigrette at XO.
15/20

XO Restaurant, Canberra

Kirsten Lawson New southside eatery hits real high notes in its food.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (16)

italian

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13/20

Salotto

Catriona Jackson Nutella cronuts and a great antipasti are among the treats at this restaurant.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (7)

melbourne

Drinking snack: Lotus root chips and lime mayonnaise.

Anju

Dani Valent Anju's big Korean flavours marry well with alcohol. Kick back with a beer tower and share-friendly snacks.

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

brisbane

Margherita pizza at Mister Paganini.

Mister Paganini

13.5/20

Natascha Mirosch Meet Mister Paganini, Brisbane's new face of authentic wood-fired pizza.

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

sydney

Pasta carbonara and roasted brussels sprouts with smoked almond cream.

Vino e Cucina

Sarah Maguire Vino e Cucina delivers its trattoria-style menu with a dolce vita-like energy.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (7)

rustic italian

Pasta Emilia's strozzapreti with beef ragu.

Pasta Emilia

Myffy Rigby Pasta Emilia is a hugely charming amalgamation of good things.

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

modern turkish

Balik ekmek fish sandwich at Stanbuli.

Stanbuli

15/20

Terry Durack Porteno's team serves Turkish eats with all the flair (and great hair) we'd expect.

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

ethical eating

Kouign-amann at Folonomo.

Folonomo

Myffy Rigby Eat well and feel good doing it. That's the take-home message from this venture.

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

rooftop bar

The Imperial's 'Controversial Cubano' sandwich.

Imperial Rooftop

Michael Harry The sporty city pub is the last place you'd expect to find a buzzing rooftop bar.

beach eats

Brioche with gelato.

Kiosk d'Asporto

Dani Valent This Williamstown Beach takeaway joint serves Italian snacks from gelati to panini.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (4)

fancy jaffles

Confit duck jaffle.

Axil Coffee Roasters, Southern Cross Lane

Matt Holden New CBD coffee spot serves sophisticated toasted sandwiches.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (7)

american barbecue

Cola-glazed beef ribs at the Defiant Duck in Brisbane.

The Defiant Duck

Natascha Mirosch The Defiant Duck jumps aboard Brisbane's American bandwagon.

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
reader rating (1)

seafood

Superb: Spaghetti with prawns, zucchini and bottarga at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant.

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

14/20

Natascha Mirosch Dining at Gambaro is like running into an old friend you haven't seen for years.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (31)

savoury profiteroles

Pate profiteroles at Gaslight Bistro in Brisbane.

Gaslight Bistro

14/20

Natascha Mirosch This bistro is the kind of local we all wish we had within walking distance.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (9)

nepalese

Steamed momo dumplings at Chomolungma in Canberra.

Chomolungma

12.5/20

Natasha Rudra A cuisine that celebrates both dumplings and curries makes this Nepalese restaurant a winner.

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

brunch in a bookshop

Breakfast, Muse-style: Brown rice with crisp beef tapa, sprouts, fried egg and chilli jam.

Muse

14/20

Natasha Rudra This lovely nook taps into the mix of politics, brunch and books that Canberrans find irresistible.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (9)

pizza

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Locale

15/20

Kirsten Lawson Locale is a highly welcome new eatery.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (16)

Chef profile

Sake Melbourne bar manager John Ross-Jones.

John Ross-Jones

A twist of the exotic and a splash of Japanese inspiration. Read more

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Lunar Markets will have a new dessert this year with the Cake Smash by N2 and Black Star.
3rd February 2016.
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Cake smash

N2 Gelato and Black Star Pastry have come together to create a Chinese New Year sweet sensation. (01:44)