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italian

Coppa Spuntino's margherita pizza passes the test.

Coppa Spuntino

4/88 Creek Street, Brisbane, Queensland
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    11 reader ratings

Take a Roman holiday at this new Brisbane laneway bar.

melbourne

Porchetta sandwich with a side of slaw at Heartattack and Vine.

Heartattack and Vine

Matt Holden This Lygon Street newcomer takes its name from a Tom Waits song and its inspiration from neighbourhood bars in Italy.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (41)

sydney

Menu highlight: Crostini with fig, ricotta, honey and walnuts.

L'Americano Espresso Bar

Myffy Rigby L'Americano is a properly excellent Italian cafe stashed in the back of a furniture store.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (24)

bangladesh

Wagyu tri-tip curry.
13.5/20

Bang

Terry Durack Bang offers Bangladeshi street food with a Surry Hills twist.

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

thai

Nam khao tod sandwich at Boon Cafe.

Boon Cafe

Myffy Rigby Eating an entire day's worth of meals in Chat Thai's new venue is a delightful challenge.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (68)

one for the bucket-list

Signature dish: The Moreton Bay bug bucket.

Dear Liza

Simone Egger Dear Liza's buckets and DIY theme could tip into glib if the food wasn't so tasty.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (29)

steak frites

Signature dish: Steak, green salad with dijon vinaigrette and bottomless fries.
13/20

Entrecote

Gemima Cody At this stylish new steakhouse you're not here to dine. You're here to peacock.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (54)

chinese

Happy Boy

Happy Boy

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

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

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 (56)

bold food

Chocolate tart at Marble and Grain.
14.5/20

Marble and Grain

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

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (23)

thai

Larb balls with chilli oil.
12/20

Coco Nine

Natasha Rudra A cheerful spot serving up standard Thai fare on the foreshore.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (11)

melbourne

Chicken congee at Elk Horn Roadhouse.

Elk Horn Roadhouse

Matt Holden Among the berry farms of the Bellarine Peninsula, this cafe rewards wanderers.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (10)

brisbane

Coppa Spuntino's margherita pizza passes the test.

Coppa Spuntino

Natascha Mirosch Take a Roman holiday at this Brisbane laneway bar.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (11)

sydney

House-smoked trout salad at Halcyon.

Halcyon Coffee

Lenny Ann Low Be blown away by fabulous fresh food and damn fine coffee.

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

cheesy pork belly

Pork belly melt at Arisun Express.

Arisun Express

Myffy Rigby Nitro-gelato + fried chicken + cold beers = dinner heaven.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (196)

waterfront restaurant

CPI

Cottage Point Inn

15.5/20

Terry Durack Whether by boat, plane or car, a trip to this remote venue is worth the effort.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (35)

lebanese

Zahil's mixed grill.

Zahli

Megan Johnston A stylish set-up gives the Sydney Middle Eastern scene a boost.

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

pub makeover

Best thing on the menu: Wok-fried blue swimmer crab.

St Hotel

13/20

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.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (23)

african breakfast

The silts (Ethiopian scrambled eggs) at Konjo.

Konjo

Kylie Northover From the berbere to the ful, this Ethiopian cafe offers a spicy start to the day.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (8)

hangover cure

The Detox Board breakfast at The Colonel's Son.

The Colonel's Son

Dani Valent This bayside cafe's Detox Board is a ginormous antidote to a massive night.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (10)

pizza

Julius

Julius Pizzeria

Natascha Mirosch There's a lot to like about Julius.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (32)

american diner

Cheeseburger at Red Hook.

Red Hook

Natascha Mirosch This laneway bar/diner takes its cues from Brooklyn, New York.

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

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.

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

exciting

Cobia with goat's curd and kohlrabi.

Eightysix

16/20

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

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (31)

japanese pop

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Akiba, Civic

14.5/20

Kirsten Lawson Japanese cartoon pop meets American barbecue at Akiba.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (25)

discreet dining

Pedro Ximenez cheesecake, strawberries, rhubarb, citrus crumb and basil.

Rubicon

14/20

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

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (19)

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