The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

Top 35 recipes of 2016

2016 was all about slow-roasting, fresh pasta and comfort food. These are the recipes you clicked on most this year, counting back to number one.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Best travel destinations in 2017

We're thinking big for travelling in 2017 - and so should you. Will we see you sunrise at Java's 9th-century Borobudur Buddhist temple, across the table at Reykjavik's newest restaurants or swimming side-by-side with humpback whales off Western Australia's coast?

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Christmas vegetarian recipes

The versatility of vegetarian dishes means they can be served alongside meat and seafood, or enjoyed simply as they are. With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together some of our favourite vegetarian recipes to appease both herbivores and carnivores alike.

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Melbourne

Safari Living, Melbourne

Safari Living, Melbourne

We've been all over the shop, ransacking the racks and shelves of kitchen and tableware purveyors to round up Melbourne’s best boutiques.

Safari Living
This packed-to-the-rafters corner store has earned a reputation for being at the forefront of new trends and introducing emerging brands. Owner Felicity Rulikowski, a former stylist, has an astute eye for sourcing edgy yet chic items for the home and table, as well as combining well-known brands with one-off pieces such as Japanese ceramics with Indian copper pieces.
What to buy Tom Dixon's "Eclectic" salt and pepper grinders and colourful Dibbern glassware. Safari Living, 579 High St, East Prahran, Vic, (03) 9510 4500

Turner and Lane
The wittily mismatched merchandising displays in the Turner and Lane stores are often inspired by a new cookbook, product or colour combination. Owners Susi Lane and Libby Turner's three shops may include home accessories and colourful jewellery alongside elegantly engraved RM Hall Evora cutlery, linen by Melbourne's Bonnie and Neil, and Laguiole cutlery - Turner and Lane's philosophy is all about surrounding yourself with things you love.
What to buy It has to be ceramics and glassware by Dutch brand Pols Potten. Turner and Lane, 1391 Malvern Rd, Malvern, (03) 9821 0012; 179 Domain Rd, South Yarra, Vic, (03) 9820 0654; 99 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park, Vic, (03) 9686 6015

Izzi & Popo
More a treasure trove of vintage European pieces and collectables than a mere second-hand store, to step inside Izzi & Popo is to be transported back in time to a small village in Europe. Husband and wife duo Bernadette Wyer and Harry Filman stock carefully procured items for the home from markets and antique dealers throughout Europe. Treasures might include French wicker baskets, a ceramic wash basin from Belgium, traditional dinner sets from grand old hotels and Hungarian bed linen.
What to buy Belgian cut-crystal wine glasses. Izzi & Popo, 258 Ferrars St, South Melbourne, Vic, (03) 9696 1771

Manon Bis

Manon Bis
Chic, timeless fashion from Europe, exquisite designer homewares and high-end fragrance products combine to make Manon Bis a dreamy escape into a world where luxury is within reach. Owner Hilary Gwillim has a fabulous eye for seeking out unique tabletop items such as softly sculpted pieces by English ceramic company Brickett Davda and brightly coloured Italian glassware by NasonMoretti.
What to buy A vase by Belgian glassware designer Henry Dean. Manon Bis, 568 Malvern Rd, Hawksburn, Vic, (03) 9521 1866

Market Import
With a vibrant assortment of cookware and homeware primarily from Italy, Spain and Mexico, Market Import has been injecting colour into our kitchens and dining rooms for more than 20 years. Wicker products, recycled coloured glassware, Italian ceramics and brightly painted tableware are among the highlights.
What to buy Candy-coloured table linen, Mexican glassware and Italian Anticco Doccia white porcelain dinnerware. Market Import, 19 Morey St, Armadale, Vic, (03) 9500 0764 (there are also stores in Sydney and Adelaide)

Potier
Love unique handmade ceramics? Potier is the place for you. Owner Judith Buckeridge is dedicated to showcasing the works of an extensive range of talented Australian potters, ranging from delicate pieces by Kerrie Lightbody, utilitarian work by Gregory Bonasera and lamps by Szilvia Gyorgy.
What to buy Mel Robson porcelain bowls. Potier, 29 Mills St, Albert Park, Vic, (03) 9645 7158

Coote & Co
This pocket-sized showroom in Armadale's historic Kings Arcade is the creation of Charlotte Coote, daughter of late interior designer John Coote. It was after living in Ireland and managing her father's business that Charlotte opened this boutique in Melbourne and shared her knowledge and passion for homewares, especially Irish bed linen and her father's line of porcelain plates and teacups and saucers.
What to buy Each piece of earthenware by French company Astier de Villatte is individually handmade from black terracotta, making them unique in their imperfections. Coote & Co, shop 7 Kings Arcade, 974-978 High St, Armadale, Vic, (03) 9090 7344

Need something to eat after all that shopping? Check out our list of the best restaurants in Melbourne.

RELATED LINKS

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Sydney

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Australia

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Brisbane

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Tasmania

BEST ONLINE BOUTIQUES
We've got a soft spot for online shopping, too. If you can't get to the bricks and mortar stores of West Elm and Safari Living you can buy their excellent range of products on the web. Look toWest Elm for fun dinnerware, linen and cooking utensils with affordable price-tags to boot. Safari Living, on the other hand, is your go-to for all the big designer brands: Missoni, Marimekko and Tom Dixon among them. Melbourne-based Bonnie & Neil is your destination for gorgeous handpainted table fabrics, and bright and bold ceramics, while French favourite Merci is a trove of chic diningware, from enamel plates to striped linen table napkins and vintage cutlery. The tabletop department at Leif delivers the likes of handcrafted trivets, coasters, servingware and trays in all manner of kooky shapes, colours and designs.

RELATED LINKS

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Sydney

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Australia

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Brisbane

Best kitchen and tableware shops in Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Tasmania

BEST ONLINE BOUTIQUES
We've got a soft spot for online shopping, too. If you can't get to the bricks and mortar stores of West Elm and Safari Living you can buy their excellent range of products on the web. Look toWest Elm for fun dinnerware, linen and cooking utensils with affordable price-tags to boot. Safari Living, on the other hand, is your go-to for all the big designer brands: Missoni, Marimekko and Tom Dixon among them. Melbourne-based Bonnie & Neil is your destination for gorgeous handpainted table fabrics, and bright and bold ceramics, while French favourite Merci is a trove of chic diningware, from enamel plates to striped linen table napkins and vintage cutlery. The tabletop department at Leif delivers the likes of handcrafted trivets, coasters, servingware and trays in all manner of kooky shapes, colours and designs.

GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

You might also like...

Fiendish

Globetrotting coffee-obsessives, meet the Rok espresso maker...

Cake stands

Raise your gateaux to new heights with a glam cake stand.

Winter design trends

Accent marble with timber and metallics for wintry cool.

BindFold napery

Between her backyard and laundry in Melbourne, Victoria Pemb...

Mortars and pestles

Extract the most from your spices with mortars and pestles; ...

Mugs

Be it ever so humble, there’s few things as homely as a good...

Hank pepper mills and salt bowls

Subtle in style, strong on character.

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×