Dinner

Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst

Chaco Bar is chef Keita Abe’s 25 seat yakitori style eatery in Darlinghurst. The dimly lit space opened in 2014 modelled on the restaurants from Abe’s native city of Fukuoka. The fit out features portraits…

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8.2

Tramsheds, Harold Park

On the former site of the Harold Park Raceway, Tramsheds is billing itself as a ‘community of good food and learning’. Developers Mirvac have built an enormous number of residential apartments on the site, however,…

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7.6

Farmers Arms, Daylesford

The Farmers Arms serves sophisticated country fare in a relaxed pub setting. On the same site since 1857, it is the oldest pub in Daylesford and was built before the town’s Post Office (1858), Telegraph Office (1859) and the Railway…

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8.0

Bistrot Gavroche, Chippendale

Bistrot Gavroche is chef Frederic Colin and sommelier Lionel Richard’s Parisian style brasserie in Sydney’s Chippendale precinct. Housed in a beautiful old rum warehouse, Bistrot Gavroche has created a traditional French bistro atmosphere with its…

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8.2

Italian & Sons, Canberra

Italian & Sons is one of a number Canberra dining venues that impresses both visitors and locals alike. Highly praised by food critics for its take on the traditional trattoria, Italian & Sons sense of hospitality…

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8.5

22 Ships, Hong Kong

22 Ships is Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s buzzy tapas bar on Ship Street in Wan Chai. Offering imaginative and reasonably priced food, ‘Ships’ is a hit with queues at 9pm even on a Tuesday night. The wait,…

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8.2

Cho Cho San, Potts Point

Cho Cho San is a stylish, izakaya restaurant serving modern Japanese cuisine in Sydney’s fashionable Potts Point neighbourhood. Opened in 2014 by the team behind the nearby Apollo, architect George Livissianis has used polished concrete,…

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8.3

Kurosawa restaurant, Tokyo

Acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa was said to be a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine, in particular an aficionado of fresh, handmade soba noodles. Made from buckwheat flour and often eaten with the simplest of dipping sauces, this quintessential…

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7.8

NEL, Surry Hills

NEL, the creation of chef Nelly Robinson, is a fine-dining jewel located in concrete and wood panelled basement in Surry Hills. The menu is degustation only, catering to meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The individual dishes are probably best…

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7.4

Madame Nhu, Surry Hills

Step inside Madame Nhu’s mock Vietnamese-French villa on Campbell Street and you’re in for slice of old Saigon in Sydney. The striking interior maximises the use of the small corner terrace and is the founders tribute to the…

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7.6

Akiba, Canberra

Akiba is one of those funky places that will stick in your mind and keep you coming back. Why? Imagine this scenario. You’ve just driven 300km from Sydney to Canberra after an intense week at work….

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Bun Gallery Chinatown
7.0

The Bun Gallery, Sydney

The Bun Gallery on the western edge of Chinatown must have one of the best value food items in Sydney; a large steamed pork bun for $2.20. It is a filling and delicious snack or satisfying meal…

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Bodega Surry Hills
8.3

Bodega, Surry Hills

Bodega’s modern interpretation of South American and Spanish cuisine continues to impress with crowds at 6pm on a Saturday night a testament to its popularity. The team does a great job of managing the floor, while…

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Missy K, Paddington Dumplings
7.8

Missy K, Paddington

Hidden on the outskirts of Paddington, yet only a stone’s throw away from bustling Oxford Street and Surry Hills, is Missy K. This surprisingly cosy and rustic dumpling gem is set apart from the areas more…

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Boon Cafe Counter
8.3

Boon cafe at Jarern Chai grocer, Sydney

Boon Cafe at Jarern Chai grocer has just opened by the team behind the wildly popular Chat Thai on Campbell Street. The cafe opens at 7am serving traditional Thai breakfasts including pork skewers with sticky rice (delicious…

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Bistro Moncur
7.5

Bistro Moncur, Woollahra

Bistro Moncur, in the iconic Woollahra hotel, has long been a favourite with well-to-do eastern suburbs diners. Head chef Sam Kane, Executive chef Darrien Potaka and their team in the kitchen were awarded one ‘Hat’ in…

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Bentley Bar, Sydney
8.7

Bentley Bar, Sydney CBD

My Aunt is a vegetarian. For years she tolds stories about the challenges of being a vegetarian in Sydney in the 1970’s and the times the restaurant would merely remove the steak, thus providing her a dinner of potato and peas….

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