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Cruise control: Captain Kent of the Emerald Princess

We caught up with Princess Cruises’ Captain William Kent to talk life on deck, sailing the Red Sea and how to spend 24 hours in Venice.

Midnight in Melbourne style

After-dark glamour calls for monochrome elegance with accents of red and the glimmer of bling. Martinis await.

Recipes by David Thompson

Thai food maestro David Thompson returns to the Sydney restaurant scene with the opening of Long Chim, a standard-bearer for Thailand’s robust street food. Fiery som dtum is just the beginning.

Reader dinner: Quay, Sydney

Join us at Quay for a specially designed dinner by Peter Gilmore to celebrate the launch of the new Gourmet Traveller cookbook.

GT's party hamper

We’ve partnered again with our friends at Snowgoose to bring you the ultimate party hamper. With each item selected by the Gourmet Traveller team, it’s all killer and no filler.

Aerin Lauder’s Morocco

Meet Aerin Lauder; creative director, lifestyle mogul, mother and global traveller. Here she shares her musings on Morocco, the exotic catalyst for her latest collection.

A hotel dedicated to gin is opening in London

A modern-day gin palace, The Distillery, is set to open in the middle of London’s Portobello Market this year.

Dan Hong's salt and pepper calamari with lime aioli

The executive chef shares his salt and pepper squid recipe, including his secret for a crisp, light batter.

Cutler & Co
Modern Australian
  • 55-57 Gertrude St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9419 4888,
  • Lunch Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sun 6pm-11pm 

Cutler & Co

This is how Melbourne likes to party: a quick sashay through a dining room packed with up-for-it-punters, and then great bread and even better wine hit the unclothed tables in no time flat, followed shortly by rock oysters, briny and bright, and tiny fingers of toast topped with fillets of Ortiz anchovy. From there it's a choice of more small and delicate things (spanner crab sweet and wholesome in a golden chicken broth; flounder framed by browned butter sauce and pickled cucumbers), or going big: a kilo of dry-aged Angus rib-eye grilled on the bone, for instance, or a quarter of a suckling pig, roasted and served with spiced cauliflower, baby cos and a sour-cream dressing. Some compositions border on busy, thrown into contrast, perhaps, by the spare elegance of the plates at Marion, the new sister wine bar next door, but the larger Cutler package - especially the service - trumps it with big-night-out sparkle nonetheless.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $24-$34
    M $36-$48
    D $16-$18
    Dégustation $130
  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Andrew McConnell & Allan Eccles



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