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Qantas introduces the Dreamliner and non-stop flights to London

What does this mean for air travel? Prepare for a journey that is lighter, smoother and greener.

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.

Pipeclay Pumphouse
Modern Australian
Pipeclay Pumphouse

Locals call it Mudgee's waterfront restaurant, but it has more to recommend it than that. Overlooking the dam at Robert Stein winery, Pipeclay Pumphouse brings a new level of sophisticated dining to the town. Architect John Wood has captured the spirit of the venture, and the bronzed corrugated ceiling of his interior primes patrons for the excitement from the kitchen. Andy Crestani pushes the flair of his Greek and Italian heritage rather than tricky technique in showcasing the regional elements you crave. Sleek, inspired dishes, such as quail sausage with walnut and porcini mousse, seared duck breast with prosciutto-wrapped duck sausage, and pan-roasted beef fillet with truffled braised beef and Bordelaise sauce, reveal a chef who knows when to stop (and at least one diner who doesn't, ahem). All wines are from the estate; don't miss Jacob Stein's drop-dead 2012 off-dry riesling at $45 a bottle.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • 2 courses $50, 3 courses $60, dégustation $85

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Andy Crestani



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