Dani Valent

Dani Valent

Food writer and restaurant reviewer

Donovans

Raise your glasses - Donovans is back to its winning ways after fire forced its closure last year.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 26 00:00:00 EST 2015

Glovers Station

Elegant: Grilled chicken waldorf salad at Glovers Station.

This former auto workshop brings excellent coffee and delicious food to a neighbourhood in need.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 19 00:00:00 EST 2015

Ovest

The sardine pizza at Ovest.

Artisan pizza deprivation was evidently a big issue around these parts.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 12 00:00:00 EST 2015

Review: Asia meets Smith Street at Northern Light in Collingwood

There's something unmistakably Melbourne about this cheffy mix of Japanese, Korean and dude food.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 05 00:15:00 EST 2015

Northern Light

There's something unmistakably Melbourne about this cheffy mix of Japanese, Korean and dude food.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

Stokehouse City

Melbourne will never be without its Stokey.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 29 00:00:00 EST 2015

Bar Nonno

Take a trip to Tuscany - via Northcote - at this heart-warming Italian charmer.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 22 00:00:00 EST 2015

Fox in the Corn

Fettuccine carbonara with thick-cut pancetta, egg and cream.

This fox will need all his wiles to turn a cool plan into a heartfelt home of hospitality.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2015

Northcote's Bar Nonno delivers modern twists on Italian favourites

Bar Nonno in Northcote.

Take a trip to Tuscany - via Northcote.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Thu Mar 12 18:53:20 EST 2015

Mastic

Egg and veg: Breakfast salad with Arzak egg at Mastic.

George Calombaris' colourful wholefoods cafe serves healthy food without the high horse.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2015

Il Bacaro

The roasted duck breast at Il Bacaro.

To understand the restaurant as mood piece, you couldn't do better than to lose a few hours at Il Bacaro.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2015

The Fat Duck

Beach interlude: Sound of the sea is a Blumenthal signature.

There are two questions people ask about a meal at the Fat Duck. Was it amazing? And was it worth it? Yes and yes.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 22 00:00:00 EST 2015

The Colonel's Son

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

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015

Dekoboko

Shaved ice mountain with mango and passion milk.

Dekoboko brings a new style of Japanese restaurant to Melbourne.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 08 00:00:00 EST 2015

Marquis of Lorne

Chicken schnitzel at Marquis of Lorne, Fitzroy.

A little pub in Fitzroy is starting to punch above its weight.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2015

White Oaks Saloon Bar and Dining

Texas caviar salad

White Oaks is a fond butter-on-the-lens recreation of a saloon with an exuberant approach to spirits and keen southern and Tex-Mex snacks for ballast.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 26 09:56:41 EST 2015

Ruyi

Cumin pork ribs

Nostalgia and modern sensibilities combine to produce an exciting restaurant.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 19 11:58:49 EST 2015

Jardin Tan

Fish skewers on lemongrass spears.

Can the refashioned Royal Botanic Gardens' Observatory Cafe please all the people all of the time?

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jan 11 00:00:00 EST 2015

Forest Green

Fried duck eggs

Thought, skill and quality produce are the watchwords of this innovative Armadale cafe-restaurant staffed by a fine-dining crew.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 05 15:02:46 EST 2015

Pure South

Pavlova at Pure South, Southbank.

Whether you're treating yourself or bringing sightseers, you'll enjoy Melbourne hospitality with a bonus gastronomic trip to the apple isle.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Dec 29 13:39:16 EST 2014