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Twelve of the best: Pub Food Guide 2014 award winners

Rib-eye at The Oaks.

The Sydney Morning Herald Pub Food Guide team of reviewers traversed the state during the course of the year. Here are some of their top picks.

Eat Out | Keith Austin | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sshhh! Quiet please


During a beach holiday with a friend recently it became glaringly obvious at dinner each night that many couples simply sat in uncomfortable silence, uttering rarely a word.

Eat Out | Ellen Connolly | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Use your noodle this week

Night Noodle Markets

Good Food Month has something for everyone. Here's what's coming up in the week ahead.

Eat Out | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Top pub grub: the highlights

The Paddington Inn's
Ras el hanout & garlic roast chicken, mejadra rice, broad bean tabouleh.

At the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay recently, I discovered that, upstairs, there is a room resplendent with Florence Broadhurst wallpaper.

Eat Out | Keith Austin | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hotel dining: Sorry, boys, now it's mostly about the upmarket ladies lounge

Welcome Hotel

The last vestiges of the pub as a male preserve are being ripped out in a fresh wave of Sydney hotel renovations as owners chase women with ever classier food, drink and decor.

Eat Out | Esther Han | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

SMH Pub Food Guide 2014: Schooner Awards

The Sydney Morning Herald Pub Food Guide 2014.

More than 500 pubs were visited to publish the more than 400 reviews in this year's guide. Each pub was assessed and scored on its food, service, ambience and that magic feel-good factor.

Eat Out | | Mon Nov 18 19:43:33 EST 2013

Best pub dining in NSW: awards

Woolwich Pier Hotel.

From best pub to best burger, most family-friendly to best newcomer. The Pub Food Guide 2014 awards celebrate the best in pub dining across the state.

Eat Out | Jane Holroyd | Mon Nov 18 14:51:10 EST 2013

Delinquent diners leave a bad taste for restaurateurs

Dodgy diners.

You know the place. Two hats, feted sommelier, wine glasses with no stems and well-to-do diners pocketing the Alessi salt shakers.

Eat Out | Daisy Dumas | Sun Nov 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fine dining ... with a $10,000 bill

Peking Duck pancakes at Zilver restaurant in Pitt St Sydney. 8th October 2013

Long-known as cheap and cheerful, Sydney's Chinese restaurants have gone high-end, with multimillion dollar venues opening in the past two weeks promising top-notch feasts in palatial surroundings.

Eat Out | Esther Han | Sat Nov 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

From 'haute chicken' to smoky barbecue: what we'll be eating in 2014

The chicken Rotisserie take away from PM24.

"Psychotasting", fancy butters, luxury roast chicken, artisan food halls and Middle Eastern cuisine – is this how and what we'll be eating next year?

Eat Out | Annabel Smith | Fri Nov 15 12:55:00 EST 2013

Ino Kuvacic: Living the Dalmatian dream down-under


Croatian chef Ino Kuvacic demonstrates dishes using one of his favourite delicacies of the deep: octopus.

Eat Out | Jessica Wright | Thu Nov 14 17:38:00 EST 2013

How to move a restaurant in three days (or not)

Neil Perry

Neil Perry tried to move and reopen his flagship restaurant, Rockpool on George, in three days. Is this possible? Answer: no. Carli Ratcliff follows the removalists and the drama.

Eat Out | Carli Ratcliff | Thu Nov 14 13:44:42 EST 2013

The new food dictionary

The rustic look.

From Locavore to 'Food baby': Larissa Dubecki's A to Z of food.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Wed Nov 13 15:17:40 EST 2013

Grill’d offers free burgers at opening

Morsels food dinkus

Burger chain Grill’d opens in the city on November 13 offering free burgers from 11am to 3pm.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Nov 13 09:10:50 EST 2013

Melbourne restaurant grows its own crickets for the dining table

Matt Stone cooks crickets at cafe Silo.

Silo's Matt Stone serves crickets deep-fried and flavoured with native ingredients such as pepper and lemon myrtle. He also plans to make a bun made of crushed cricket meal.

Eat Out | Dylan Bird | Wed Nov 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Gelato Messina opens in Melbourne

Gelato Messina.

The doors swing open this week with a frenzy of one-off flavours.

Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Tue Nov 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five of a kind: Vegan eats

Sweetwater Inn's vegan fish and chips.

On the eve of World Vegan Day, animal lovers aren't the only ones giving meat a miss.

Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Sat Nov 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fine dining maverick Daniel Patterson ready to serve Canberra


The chef who revived Californian haute cuisine is coming to Canberra, writes Kirsten Lawson.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Nov 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Where to eat the winnings

Illustration: Bettina Guthridge.

Restaurants and racehorses do not often rank among the best investment decisions.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sydney's South American hot spots

Miss Marley's dining and tequila bar in Manly.

Over the past decade or so, cantinas, bars and restaurants with South American flavours have popped up like mushrooms around Sydney.

Eat Out | Carla Grossetti | Mon Nov 04 23:59:04 EST 2013