Good Food - 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.

Stockroom

Food from the buffet spread at the Stockroom, Hotel Intercontinental.

The dessert buffet is a highlight of Double Bay's Stockroom, which represents an almost institutionalised view of hotel dining.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 25 08:16:29 EST 2014

Dessert and bubbly the only sweeteners

Stockroom in Double Bay represents an almost institutionalised view of hotel dining.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

The Lemon Tree

Calamari, chilli, garlic, parsley

This CBD restaurant features a menu inspired by Italy's sun-drenched Amalfi coast.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 18 07:50:33 EST 2014

Mama's Buoi

The Xa Ca Ri Ga, Lemongrass curry chicken, at Mama's Buoi

A cheeky, nostalgic evocation of the cafes of old Saigon.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 11 08:15:31 EST 2014

Pei Modern

Casarecce with chicken dumplings

This 'restaurant with rooms' fulfils its come-what-may hotel dining room remit and goes beyond it, with slightly offbeat, clever, contrarian cooking.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Nov 04 08:00:55 EST 2014

ACME

Acme restaurant, Rushcutters Bay.

ACME is a mash-up of Italian craft with ramen joint attitude in a neighbourhood bar.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 28 07:40:34 EST 2014

Daniel San

Daniel San yakitori.

Overlooking the surf at Manly, Daniel San offers beach-shack chow-downs of pub-Japanese.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Cafe Sydney

Prices are high at Cafe Sydney but it's an excellent exchange rate: good food, a polished room and that harbour scene.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 14 07:37:05 EST 2014

bills Bondi

Korean fried chicken

If the world now regards Australian food as being bright, fresh and sunny, then it's partly due to Bill Granger.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Oct 07 07:57:00 EST 2014

LuMi

'Evergreen' dessert at LuMi.

There's something special going on at Pyrmont's impressive new modern Italian.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 30 07:21:49 EST 2014

Charing Cross Hotel

Charo

Chef Matt Kemp brings his trademark posh pub grub to the Charing Cross Hotel.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 23 07:38:29 EST 2014

LP's Quality Meats

Beef short rib and lamb belly.

LP's Quality Meats in Chippendale is a cross between a Western saloon and a Bavarian bierhaus.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 16 06:56:17 EST 2014

Salon de The

Salon

This Darlinghurst collective is put together by a group of well-connected creative folk.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Sep 09 12:24:52 EST 2014

Beppi's

Scampi

Beppi's is the only restaurant to appear in both the first and the 30th editions of the Good Food Guide (and every one in between), under the same management.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Mon Sep 01 21:50:18 EST 2014

Coogee Pavilion

Lobster roll at Coogee Pavilion.

There's something for everyone at Justin Hemmes' brilliant rethink of this vast beachside pub.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 26 07:54:13 EST 2014

Guillaume

Marron

Guillaume Brahimi has left behind his old digs, the Opera House's Bennelong, for a charming new venue in Paddington.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 19 09:32:14 EST 2014

Surry Hills Eating House

Gai Pae Sa.

Sydney's Thai chefs are spreading their wings and exploring the regions and many border crossings of Thailand.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 12 11:55:47 EST 2014

Flying Fish

Flying Fish

On its 10th anniversary, Flying Fish in Pyrmont is still one of Sydney's glitziest restaurants.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Aug 05 06:30:41 EST 2014

Tomah Gardens Restaurant

Beef brisket and mushroom pot pie.

The cooking at this Blue Mountains bolthole harks back to a time when Sydney dining was about food and not about technology or fashion.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 29 05:00:41 EST 2014

Yalla Sawa

Felafel with pickled turnips, chillies, mint, tahini, saj bread.

The latest venture from Jad Nakhle is a great fit for the Cronulla dining scene with its sweetly spiced, comfortably priced food.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Jul 22 06:20:46 EST 2014