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Bar of the Year: Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane

There's a place for chic, austere surroundings and precision-crafted cocktails. There's also a place for letting your hair down and kicking your heels up to great music. That place is Lefty's. With Brisbane restaurateur Jamie Webb and Jason Scott, co-founder of Sydney's Shady Pines, Baxter Inn and Frankie's, as its parents, this boisterous, friendly whiskey-fuelled honkytonk was always going to be fun. But even with that lineage, the resulting hootenanny has exceeded everyone's expectations and brought new diversity to Brisbane after dark.


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2015 GT Restaurant Awards winners

2014 has been an exciting year in food, making for a particularly interesting crop of winners in the 2015 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards. Hungry for talent? Read on.

The February issue

Our clean eating issue is out now, packed with super lunch bowls, gluten-free desserts and more - including our cruising special, covering all luxury on the seas.

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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

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