Lunch

Kwila Cafe, Surry Hills

Kwila cafe, named after a Papua New Guinean tree, is fresh addition to (lower) Foster Street in Surry Hills. Carved into a small ground floor space, owners Vic and Melissa have created a comfortable cafe with…

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The Cupping Room, Canberra

The Cupping Room by specialty Canberra coffee roaster Ona Coffee is a triumph of Mexican influenced food, great atmosphere and superior coffee. Immediately visible is their friendly, passionate approach to coffee with espresso and filter coffees, and…

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Gowings Bar & Grill, Sydney

Gowings Bar & Grill continues to deliver a premium drinking and dining experience. Since opening last year, we have been impressed on multiple occasions by the cocktails in the Bar, the cooking in the Grill and the service at every touchpoint. The…

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Two Birds One Stone, South Yarra

Two Birds One Stone is a charming cafe in Melbourne’s trendy South Yarra neighbourhood. The relaxed, easy-going atmosphere belies a serious commitment to coffee and food making it one of a handful of eateries I regularly…

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The Argus, Hepburn Springs

The Argus, located in the dining room of the 1930’s Mineral Springs Hotel, is exactly how I imagine my perfect country restaurant to be with locally grown food, a sophisticated fit-out and a talented chef in…

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Mercato e Cucina, Gladesville

Mercato e Cucina, on the notoriously busy Victoria Road, is a well-conceived oasis of Italian goodness. Walking in off Victoria Road is like stepping into a better, more Italian, world with friendly service, good quality food and…

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Nomad, Surry Hills

Nomad [16 Foster Street, Surry Hills], co-owned and operated by Al Yazbek and Rebecca Littlemore, is housed in the old Spence & Lyda warehouse. The renovation has made the most of the historic warehouse, with…

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Berkelouw, NSW Southern Highlands

Berkelouw Book Barn, located just outside Berrima in the NSW Southern Highlands, is the iconic home of the Berkelouw Book Business. Built early last century, the Book Barn has recently been renovated to highlight its exposed timber…

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Jonah’s Whale Beach

Jonah’s is a stunningly positioned restaurant high above Whale Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Start your visit with cocktails against a backdrop of breathtaking views on what has got to be one of the best restaurant terraces in the world. Follow…

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Old Town, Chinatown

Old Town is one of a new breed of Chinatown restaurant that delivers tasty Hong Kong style food with a stylish fit-out. Gone are the formica tables and tiled floors, these being replaced with a…

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Spice I Am, Surry Hills

The appropriately named Spice I Am, serves a spicy Thai cuisine including a delicious crispy pork belly with Chinese broccoli. Dishes are typically HOT, with the pork belly being one of their milder dishes. Spice I Am…

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Dumplings at Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung’s steamed pork dumplings, claimed to be the ‘world’s tastiest dumplings’, certainly are spectacular. For lunch on your own order the dumplings and wonton noodle soup, or go with a group and order the…

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Shenkin Kitchen, Enmore

Shenkin Kitchen is an Israeli cafe serving creative and sensationally tasty dishes. This cafe is alive with good cheer, Mecca coffee and an array of unusual food. In a town that offers almost every style of…

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