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Restaurant review: Capitol Bar and Grill


Kirsten Lawson tries to blend in at the glitzy Capitol Bar and Grill at the QT Canberra hotel.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jun 10 16:39:55 EST 2014

Where to get a truffle fix in Sydney

Truffle pasta

For too long now, the truffle has been associated with the type of diner who eats caviar for breakfast and feeds foie gras to the cats.

Eat Out | Callan Boys | Tue Jun 10 03:00:00 EST 2014

Are you being served? How to navigate the tricky topic of leaving a tip

A tip jar.

Tipping is already a contentious issue in Australia but as payWave looms, the hospitality industry fears the worst.

Eat Out | Hilary McNevin and Larissa Dubecki | Mon Jun 09 23:58:00 EST 2014

Smash and crab: where to find soft-shell crab in Melbourne

Soft shell crab.

This mild-flavoured meat is becoming increasingly popular across the city.

Eat Out | Hilary McNevin and Roslyn Grundy | Mon Jun 09 11:58:00 EST 2014

Arkwright & Co: British retro with a twist

Arkwright & Co serves traditional fare, such as a pie of the day.

This North Carlton venture harks back to British factory tearooms of the 1950s.

Eat Out | Kylie Northover | Sat Jun 07 01:00:00 EST 2014

Melbourne cafes say yes to smorrebrod

Filter's version of the Scandinavian favourite.

This Danish delicacy is forging new ground on cafe menus.

Eat Out | Matt Holden | Tue May 27 03:00:00 EST 2014

Next generation follows top chefs into the kitchen

Neil Perry with his daughter, Josephine.

Their parents call them ''restaurant babies''. Theirs is an unusual childhood - holidays in France and Italy dining at the best Michelin starred restaurants despite pleas for McDonald's, opening...

Eat Out | Brigid Delaney | Tue May 27 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Scandinavian venues

Filter Cafe's smorrebrod.

Andrew Kelly's newest venture is big on smorrebrod, the Danish open sandwich.

Eat Out | Justine Costigan | Tue May 20 14:13:25 EST 2014

Best Brekkie - Little Henri, Thornbury

Avocado for breakfast.

Classic breakfast dishes that are prepared with care reward northerners at Little Henri.

Eat Out | Kylie Northover | Mon May 19 10:51:43 EST 2014

Menus for mum: where to go on Mother's Day in Melbourne

Tarte tatin at Bistro Vue.

Burnt toast in the bedsheets not quite your mum's thing? Several Good Food Guide restaurants have plans to mark the day with special celebration menus.

Eat Out | Janne Apelgren | Fri May 09 11:14:40 EST 2014

Fill 'er up


Gasolina is situated on Rocky Point Road, a relatively major traffic artery. This means that, as you tuck into the bacon and egg panini and lusty flat white, great big freighter trucks thunder past...

Eat Out | Lenny Ann Low | Sat May 03 03:00:00 EST 2014

Why does Sydney have no restaurant in the world's top 50?

Momofuku Seiobo at the Star.

For the first time, no Sydney restaurant is listed in the World's 50 Best restaurants list. What does this mean for Sydney dining? Terry Durack says it's a matter of perspective.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 29 12:27:30 EST 2014

Why Attica belongs in the World's 50 Best

Attica, restaurant, Ripponlea, Melbourne.

In the eyes of the world, a humble converted bank in Ripponlea is again Australia's best restaurant, after snagging 32nd place on the World's 50 Best restaurants list.

Eat Out | Janne Apelgren | Tue Apr 29 11:56:20 EST 2014

Sydney and Melbourne restaurant toilets make a splash

La Scala on Jersey bathrooms.

Spot-on service and an outstanding menu can be flushed from memory when you're confronted by a drab bathroom, scummy hand soap and no toilet roll.

Eat Out | Stephen A. Russell | Tue Apr 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Eastern European

Hungarian dish from the Hearty Hungarian, St Kilda.

The Hearty Hungarian is like eating at grandma's house - well, if grandma was Hungarian.

Eat Out | Review by Lauren Wambach | Sat Apr 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

Drink, dine and enjoy Sydney's sunshine

The Boathouse at Palm Beach, fish and chips.

If you're lucky enough to have this week off work, here are some delicious ways to enjoy the glorious weather (while it lasts!).

Eat Out | Callan Boys | Wed Apr 23 15:58:20 EST 2014

What not to eat on a first date


Some dishes are a definite no-go on a first date. Callan Boys shares his list.

Eat Out | Callan Boys | Wed Apr 23 00:39:10 EST 2014

Where is Sydney's new Little Italy?

The margherita pizza at Gatto Matto.

Ah, Italian. The food group everyone can agree on. Chinese has its MSG haters and French can be too, well, French, but who doesn't love a big slice of cheesy margherita or curling up with spag bol in...

Eat Out | Callan Boys | Tue Apr 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Melbourne's Little Italy: A guide to Lygon Street

Beetroot ravioli at D.O.C. Espresso.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Lygon Street, and embrace the new renaissance.

Eat Out | Michael Harden | Tue Apr 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Eat-in bakeries

Lemon tart from Candied Bakery in Spotswood.

Stella Babirz samples Zimt's buttery puff pastry and Tivoli Road Bakery's satisyingly fat sarnies.

Eat Out | Review by Stella Babirz | Sat Apr 19 03:00:00 EST 2014