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The dark side of the spoon: Melbourne's best brownies

Tomboy's nougat brownie.

Brownies - those little bricks of decadence - never seem to fall out of favour. Here are some of Melbourne's best.

Cook,Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Tue May 07 12:02:30 EST 2013

Melbourne v Sydney

Digitally altered image by John Shakespeare.

Australia's two largest cities have an age-old rivalry to determine which is the country's dining capital. Can there be a true winner?

Eat Out | Ardyn Bernoth | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

The way we were

Exterior shot of Stephanie Alexander's Melbourne restaurant, Stephanie's, pictured in 1978.

The baton of Australia's best dining city keeps getting passed back and forth.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Magnetic Pole

Na Zdrowie Polish restaurant in Glebe.

If you're after a hearty, tasty meal, Polish restaurant Na Zdrowie has the goods.

Eat Out | Angie Schiavone | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

In a league of their own

El Celler chef Jordi Roca.

Do the 'restaurant Oscars' honour the best chefs - or the most conveniently located?

Eat Out | Joanna Savill | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Counter culture revolutionary

The Cookhouse, Randwick.

The Cookhouse Randwick takes DIY dining to a new level.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Greek civilisation


When brothers Garry and Dion Rodakis decided to open their first cafe, they looked to their Greek grandmother, Lemonia.

Eat Out | Georgia Waters | Sat May 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Melbourne win as Quay slips in world dining poll

Ben Shewry

Melbourne’s Attica restaurant can claim to be Australia’s best after an annual poll of more than 900 industry experts lifted the inner-suburban fine diner to the world’s No.21 spot.

Eat Out | Jane Holroyd, Joanna Savill | Tue Apr 30 23:38:21 EST 2013

World's best restaurant ever-surprising

Jordi roca's desserts

What could a meal at el Celler de Can Roca entail? Think distillation of earth (aroma only), served with an oyster.

Eat Out | Joanna Savill | Tue Apr 30 15:29:20 EST 2013

Five things that make Attica special

It's rated the number 21 restaurant in the world ... but why? Fairfax Media's national food and wine editor Janne Apelgren is intimately familiar with Ben Shewry's much-lauded Attica restaurant at...

Eat Out | Janne Apelgren | Tue Apr 30 12:42:17 EST 2013

Humble Attica crew say nothing will change

Ben Shewry (potato)

‘‘Humble-to-a fault’’ might be the best way to describe the crew from Australia’s newly anointed ‘‘top’’ restaurant.

Eat Out,Food News | Jane Holroyd | Tue Apr 30 12:04:49 EST 2013

Battle for Australia's dining capital crown

Terry Durack.

Could it be that Melbourne is the true dining capital of this country and that Sydney is no longer the global destination we believe it to be? Well, yes and no, writes Terry Durack.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 30 11:27:40 EST 2013

Melbourne restaurant Attica voted Australia's best

Jackfruit granita and custard apple snow egg from Quay.

Melbourne’s Attica restaurant can now lay claim to being Australia’s best after an annual poll of more than 900 industry experts shuttled the inner-suburban fine-diner to the world’s No. 21 spot.

Eat Out,Food News | Jane Holroyd and Joanna Savill | Tue Apr 30 06:30:00 EST 2013

Trio finds a slice of the simple life

Terry Durack dinkus with name

Hubs are collaborative gatherings of like-minded people and they're everywhere.

Eat Out,Food News | Terry Durack | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

The reign of Spain

potato croquettes.

A tapas bar might not be the first place you'd think of taking kids, but there are many reasons why it works.

Eat Out,Food News | Sally Webb | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

BYO wine at your service


A Sydney restaurant and wine business have launched the city's first BYO delivery service to attract both budget drinkers and wine connoisseurs.

Eat Out,Drink | Esther Han | Sun Apr 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five of a kind: Pasta and noodles

Karntner Kasnudeln.

From flour and water (and the odd splash of milk) comes the stuff of global culinary adventures.

Eat Out | Lauren Wambach | Sat Apr 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Ten top spots for bar hops

Hanky Panky cocktail.

Cocktails, craft beer, rooftops and bar snacks, Michael Harden tracks down 10 top spots for discerning bar-hoppers.

Drink,Eat Out | Michael Harden | Fri Apr 26 08:00:00 EST 2013

Another country

There's something about a country hotel that makes you go, ''That looks easy to run. I reckon I could do that.'' Well, we did and it wasn't.

Eat Out | Bryan Martin | Wed Apr 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five of a kind: mushrooms

Ellender Estate, field trip for Five of a Kind, mushrooms

Mushrooms: as autumn's mellow fruitfulness arrives, you can forage for fungi, discover new varieties, cook up a treat or even grow your own.

Eat Out | Simone Egger | Sat Apr 20 06:00:00 EST 2013