Terry Durack

Terry Durack

Chief restaurant critic for The Sydney Morning Herald

Terry Durack is the chief restaurant critic for The Sydney Morning Herald and the SMH Good Food Guide.

Biota Dining

James Viles sources as locally as he can for his Bowral gastrodome and Regional Restaurant of the year, Biota Dining.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Mon Feb 08 10:48:15 EST 2016

Noma Australia

Noma's crumbed abalone.

Rene Redzepi's degustation menu looks at Australian food through an explorer's eyes.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Wed Feb 03 12:53:37 EST 2016

Kensington Street Social

The social dog at Kensington Street Social in Sydney.

British chef Jason Atherton has created a polished, commercial big-city, all-day brasserie.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Feb 02 07:45:51 EST 2016

St Claude's

The barramundi with chorizo zucchini squid ink toast.

Chef Cameron Johnston returns to the venerated kitchen where he learnt to cook, bringing freshness and his own finesse to a culinary sacred site.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jan 26 07:30:35 EST 2016


Balik ekmek fish sandwich at Stanbuli.

Step through a secret door to find Stanbuli, where the crew who brought us Porteno are serving up Turkish eats and a holiday vibe with all the flair - and great hair - we've come to expect.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jan 19 08:17:46 EST 2016


Sharp shared-plate dining makes its mark in Crows Nest, with finessed food and a 100-strong wine list.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jan 12 08:00:29 EST 2016


Tantamen ramen served at Salaryman in Sydney.

The Japanese soup noodles get fancy at this new ramen bar.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Dec 15 07:38:26 EST 2015

The Paddington

Chicken with fries and green salad.

Ex Momofuku Seiobo chef Ben Greeno is spit-roasting 100 chooks a day at the relaunched Paddington pub.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Dec 08 07:41:06 EST 2015

Sunset Sabi

It's a Manly mash-up at Sunset Sabi, where izakaya fare comes with a SoCal twist and breezy, can-do service.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Dec 01 08:42:49 EST 2015

The Gantry Restaurant & Bar

'Strawberries': Strawberry sorbet, vanilla ice-cream and marshmallow.

With a new chef on board, waterside dining at the Gantry delivers surprises.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 24 08:04:34 EST 2015

Continental Deli Bar Bistro

Lamb cutlets, tinned peas and purslane salad

Continental Deli''s upstairs bistro serves dinner favourites from yesteryear.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 17 08:03:30 EST 2015

New Shanghai

Pan-fried crab and pork buns at New Shanghai in Pitt Street, Sydney.

The newest, biggest, and glossiest branch of the New Shanghai group does not disappoint.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 10 07:40:25 EST 2015

La Puerta

La Peurta pollo

La Puerta serves up Latino favourites with a distinctly Colombian accent.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 03 08:44:37 EST 2015

Hello Auntie

Beef pho at Hello Auntie in Marrickville.

The modern and the traditional blend satisfyingly at Marrickville's Hello Auntie.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 27 07:46:28 EST 2015


Torta di Verona at Buzo restaurant in Woollahra in Sydney.

Expect comfort-driven, wine-friendly Italian dining at this Woollahra favourite.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 20 08:10:51 EST 2015

Rosso Antico Pizza Bar

Rosso Antico

This newly-opened, already packed pizzeria in Newtown cooks its pizza in 90 seconds.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 13 10:25:12 EST 2015


Sydney's longest degustation is a beguiling mix of Scandinavian ethos, Australian produce and culinary derring-do.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Wed Oct 07 18:13:11 EST 2015


Smoked eel, black garlic and malt vinegar at Automata.

All hail then when you find someone who has made butter better. At Automata, the just warm rolls come with butter flavoured with anchovy, sunflower seeds and chicken juices.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 29 08:39:58 EST 2015


Doughnuts with chocolate and cointreau sauce from Beccafico in Waterloo

It's a friendly, welcoming place; low on attitude and with eager-to-please Italian comfort food.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 22 21:02:25 EST 2015


This is Chinese food but not as you know it.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 15 09:49:15 EST 2015