Dani Valent

Dani Valent

Food writer and restaurant reviewer

Dad and Dave's

Vegan corn fritters at  Dad & Dave's, Yarraville.

There's a strong vegan strand to the menu at this homespun cafe.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 21 00:00:00 EST 2015

Omni restaurant review: Obvious pride but some dishes less than exciting

 

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 14 00:15:00 EST 2015

Omni

Cinnamon-dusted churros at Omni.

This locally beloved Essendon bistro is a bit hit and miss.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 14 00:00:00 EST 2015

O.MY, it's a geeky family treat

O.MY delivers much more than the kind of meal you might expect on Melbourne's fringe.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 07 00:15:00 EST 2015

O.MY

Seductive: Sweet potato poached in duck fat at O.MY.

Fringe-dwelling restaurant's degustation menu is inspired, surprising and incredibly good value.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 07 00:00:00 EST 2015

Five Points Deli

Five Points Deli.

Food that's too big to fit in your mouth? Well that's OK, when it's as good as a Five Points Reuben.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jun 01 15:12:01 EST 2015

Woodland House

A serene mansion with an accomplished menu, driven equally by tradition and flights of fancy.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 25 12:43:17 EST 2015

Arbory Bar & Eatery

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  The double cheeseburger served at  Arbory Bar and Eatery on the Yarra River on May 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Fairfax Media)

A cosy outdoor restaurant-bar that caters for everyone.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Wed May 20 10:11:45 EST 2015

Cutler & Co

The chocolate ricotta cake served at  Cutler & Co. in Fitzroy on April 30, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

You can't beat watching a crack team at work - and these chefs work hard to produce art you can eat.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 11 13:40:06 EST 2015

Delhi Streets

Traditional meets contemporary at Melbourne restaurant Delhi Streets.

Delhi Streets boasts classics and some rebadged Indian staples.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 04 13:39:22 EST 2015

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