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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

The Merchant's Guild

Sweet pea and feta smash on dark rye, with Spanish sardines and a lemon and herb crumb.

At The Merchants Guild, tea has its own list, almost as long as the food menu.

Eat Out | Kylie Northover | Sat Apr 19 03:00:00 EST 2014

Indulgence laboratory


For a while now, the term ''pop-up'' has been associated not just with temporary food and retail outlets, but with anything that is fun, creative and slightly eccentric.

Eat Out,Good Food | Candice Chung | Sat Apr 19 03:00:00 EST 2014

What's open: Easter restaurant trading hours in Melbourne

Wallaby tartare at Brae.

We've compiled a list of what's open on Good Friday and Easter Monday in Melbourne and surrounding districts.

Eat Out | | Thu Apr 17 09:31:00 EST 2014

Put to the test: the world's best margherita pizza

The margherita pizza from the 400 Gradi in Brunswick.

How does the pizza recently awarded the world's best stack up? Restaurant critic Larissa Dubecki put 400 Gradi's margherita to the test.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 15 14:58:40 EST 2014

Smokin': Melbourne's love affair with American barbecue

The Dorothy burger from Big Boy BBQ.

Melburnians have gone hog wild about US-style barbecue, in all its lip-smacking guises.

Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

A guide to Sydney's best seafood

North Bondi Fish.

Easter brings many certainties: chocolate fingerprints on freshly upholstered couches, pilgrimages to the Mid North Coast, hot cross bun hangovers and consuming more seafood than Homer Simpson at an...

Eat Out | Callan Boys | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Easter lunch venues

Easter Italian-style means a family picnic at Pizzini Wines.

Easter Italian-style means a family picnic at Pizzini Wines in the King Valley.

Eat Out | Review by Justine Costigan | Sat Apr 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sweetness and light

The Grumpy Barista at Petersham,

Don't let the name fool you. There ain't nothing grumpy about this charming Petersham cafe.

Eat Out,Good Food | Sarah McInerney | Sat Apr 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Picnic suppliers

The ploughman's plate at Stables of Como.

Make the most of the fine weather while you can and enjoy a glamorous autumnal picnic.

Eat Out | Review by Jane Ormond | Sat Apr 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Vue de Monde flips the menu

A dish at Vue de Monde.

Main course before entree? Chef Cory Campbell is turning preconceived notions of dining on their head at Vue de Monde.

Eat Out | Paul Best | Fri Apr 04 03:07:50 EST 2014

Melbourne's best Korean food

Fried chicken from Gami.

Fried chicken, kimchi with everything, smoky barbecued brisket: Why Melbourne is crazy for Korean.

Eat Out | Simone Egger | Tue Mar 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sydney's must-try Korean dishes

Maroo Korean BBQ Restaurant in Ryde.

From the smear of ssamjang sauce on Peter Gilmore's wagyu dish at Quay, to the pile of kimchi accompanying Jared Ingersoll's meat platter at his pop-up, Bottle and Beast, the signs of Korean...

Eat Out | Esther Han | Tue Mar 11 03:00:00 EST 2014