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.

Mekong

Sweet lemon rumdul (Cambodian beef rib curry) at Mekong.

This new Chippendale eatery delivers elegant dishes not often seen in our Asian restaurants.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 31 09:14:50 EST 2016

Harpoon Harry Dining Room

St Louis pork ribs at Harpoon Harry Dining Room.

Head for Hotel Harry for a smoky, porky, southern chow-down by Belles Hot Chicken's Morgan McGlone.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 24 09:14:40 EST 2016

Hunter Gatherer

What's the latest venue by Bondi's Panama House and The Corner House like?

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 17 09:22:54 EST 2016

Bar Machiavelli

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28:  Spaghetti sciue sciue?
with prawns and cherry tomatoes served at Bar Machiavelli on April 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media)

If a comfort-zone, pasta-driven trattoria is what you're after, big, bustling Bar Machiavelli delivers.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 10 09:19:30 EST 2016

Mercado

Spit-roasted lamb at Mercado in Sydney.

This basement restaurant even has its own basement.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 03 09:32:03 EST 2016

A dazzling modern return to the classics

Romantic, ravishing and dishing up food that dazzles, Restaurant Hubert has launched with a seldom-seen wow factor.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 26 11:36:00 EST 2016

Restaurant Hubert

A new stage is set, complete with grand piano and chrome mic stand.

Romantic, ravishing and dishing up food that dazzles, Restaurant Hubert is a new restaurant with a seldom-seen wow factor.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 26 07:03:47 EST 2016

Four In Hand By Guillaume

The snapper with mussels and parsley served with baked potato puree.

The fabled pub dining room made famous by Colin Fassnidge now has another widely admired name at the helm. So how does Four In Hand By Guillaume shape up?

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 19 10:20:07 EST 2016

Bar Brose

Blooming onion at Bar Brose.

This bar/restaurant blurs the lines - and showcases one of our most promising chefs.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 12 09:32:54 EST 2016

Bistrot Gavroche

Sole meuniere pommes vapeur with potatoes at Bistrot Gavroche in Sydney.

From its decor to the menu execution, Bistrot Gavroche is a tribute to the great age of bistrodom.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 05 09:09:58 EST 2016

Fleet

Yellowfin tuna, guanciale and fermented peas is the go-to dish.

Fleet is a tiny restaurant that can barely sit 22 people - but it makes a grand impression.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Mar 29 10:06:35 EST 2016

The Tilbury

Anchovies, sourdough toast and lemon at The Tilbury.

A recent design makeover, an $8 appetiser and interesting cooking are good reasons to dine at The Tilbury.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Mar 22 09:13:24 EST 2016

Anason

Sesame Turkish bread at Anason in Sydney.

Anason, the new restaurant by Balmain's Efendy, channels the casual drinking bars of Turkey.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Mar 15 09:11:55 EST 2016

Ormeggio at The Spit

The vitello tonnato; eggplant parmigiana; and parmigiano reggiano and aged balsamic vinegar.

At Ormeggio at The Spit, you can travel through Italy without leaving the north shore. With a seat by the sea, it's quite a trip.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Mar 08 09:35:10 EST 2016

Yellow

Parsnip pappardelle at Yellow in Potts Point.

At the new-look vegetarian Yellow, something beautiful happens when vegetables are treated with the same high level of creativity as fish, red meat or poultry.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Mar 01 08:22:37 EST 2016

Indu

Ammas dal with red lentils

Indu is all about good looks and excellent food that's inspired by the villages of India and Sri Lanka.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Feb 23 08:20:14 EST 2016

Chon

Deep-fried quail egg wrapped with egg noodle at Chon.

Balmain, say hello to Chon, a cute double-decker of a modern Thai restaurant from the owner who brought you Blue Ginger.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Feb 16 07:57:52 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