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Spare a thought for the workers on Christmas Day

Christmas crackers

Christmas is one of the few days of the year that can cause great apprehension for hospitality workers, writes Annie Smithers.

Eat Out | Annie Smithers | Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2014

Cicchetti bars: where to eat like a Venetian in Melbourne

Baby octopus at 400 Gradi Cicchetti.

Cicchetti, the small bites served with a drink in the casual bars of Venice, have become a thing in Melbourne.

Eat Out | Gemima Cody | Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 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

Where to eat in Melbourne for Christmas lunch 2014

Matteo's seafood trio. Image supplied by  Cheryl Mitting <

Burnt the bird last year? Give the kitchen a rest and hit a restaurant instead.

Eat Out | Cathryn Hill | Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Old dogs, new tricks: Melbourne pubs reinvent themselves

A venison dish at The Rose Upstairs, Fitzroy.

New kids are filling the oldest blocks with modern menus and crafty drinks lists.

Eat Out | Gemima Cody | Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

The evolution of Peter Gilmore's signature dish

The dish: Chef Peter Gilmore's signature dish  smoked and confit pig jowl, roasted koji, shiitake, kombu, sea scallop and sesame at Quay Restaurant, The Rocks, Sydney.

There is a dish that chef Peter Gilmore holds close to his heart, but it is not his Snow Egg.

Eat Out | Carli Ratcliff | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

International breakfast ideas in Sydney from South Korean to Malaysian

Indian flavour: Nasi lemak, a roti and coffee at Ipoh on York.

Drag yourself away from the Cornflakes and try an international something to awaken your tastebuds.

Eat Out | Nicholas Jordan | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Best outdoor dining places in Canberra for summer

Salad at Autolyse.

As summer approaches, here's our guide to eating and drinking outdoors in Canberra. Sit in the sun and enjoy a meal or an after-work drink at these restaurants, bars and cafes.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

Why Melbourne loves lobster rolls

Andrew McConnell's lobster roll.

Melbourne has gone cray cray for cute buns.

Eat Out | Hilary McNevin & Roslyn Grundy | Mon Nov 03 00:00:00 EST 2014

Kitchen spy: Christophe Gregoire


Christophe Gregoire is chef and owner of Le Tres Bon in Bungendore, near Canberra.

Food News,Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Tue Oct 28 23:45:00 EST 2014

Restaurant review: Jamie's Italian, Canberra

There is no doubting Jamie Oliver's commercial viability but how is his restaurant chain going these days?

Eat Out | Bryan Martin | Mon Oct 20 17:00:00 EST 2014

Sydney goes stir-crazy for oodles of Thai noodles


It is neither meat-based nor barbecued. Far from Australian stereotypes, Sydney's favourite takeaway is Pad Thai.

Eat Out | Daisy Dumas | Fri Oct 10 20:30:00 EST 2014

Restaurant review: Grazing at Gundaroo

Ox cheek braised in pedro ximenez sherry from Grazing in Gundaroo.

Grazing's hearty country fare has improved a lot since our last visit - and is worth the drive to Gundaroo.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Oct 08 13:07:37 EST 2014

Oktoberfest time again: how to eat a German sausage

Bratwurst and Nuernberger bratwurst from Munich Brauhaus.

Get primed for Oktoberfest with some German sausages. These are the famous five, known the world over.

Eat Out | Mark Stehle | Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EST 2014

Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan to open Chiswick at gallery

Matt Moran

Woollahra’s Chiswick restaurant is set to spawn an off-shoot at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Eat Out | Short black | Mon Sep 29 23:45:12 EST 2014

Restaurant review: Jean-Michel at Knickerbocker

Lamb navarin offers some great flavour.

If you are looking for some genuine French bistro food after a day on the ski-slopes, this in one to try, writes Kirsten Lawson.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Thu Sep 25 12:47:03 EST 2014

Restaurant review: Plaka in Dickson


Catriona Jackson has a Greek feast at Plaka restaurant in Dickson and finds well-made, authentic food in a friendly family atmosphere.

Eat Out | Catriona Jackson | Tue Sep 16 12:49:00 EST 2014

Sydney's best late-night eateries

Old Town Hong Cuisine

Want to know where to eat and hang out in late-night Sydney? We followed the trail of the kitchen crews from our hot restaurants.

Eat Out | Carla Grossetti | Tue Sep 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beginners' guide to kosher nosh

Bowery to Williamsburg's reuben.

On paper, I'm a bad Jew. I always order poached eggs with a side of bacon, my parents sent me to a Baptist school, and I'm seen at synagogue annually (usually for someone else's significant life...

Eat Out | Sofia Levin | Tue Sep 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

A cheese lover's guide to Melbourne

Spring street grocer

Melbourne is home to some excellent hotspots for cheese lovers.

Eat Out,Food Travel | Jane Ormond | Thu Sep 11 12:00:40 EST 2014