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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Social Eating House
Modern Australian
Social Eating House
-28.0291,153.431388

Don't let the laid-back vibe of this coastal restaurant fool you. It delivers great food, a compelling wine list offering drops from Australia and beyond as well as outstanding service from switched-on, likeable staff. A table on the footpath captures sea breezes, while inside, the open kitchen and bearded bartenders shaking cocktails create buzz and theatre for diners. Scallops in the half-shell zing with a spicy red-curry sauce from the small-plates menu, but it's the punchy pork belly served two ways - confit and in chunky rillettes - alongside an earthy parsnip purée and sweet, sticky apple cider jus that really shines. From the larger plates, try the fish of the day - perhaps pan-fried barramundi with salty jamón balanced by a fig jus, before a stunningly good dessert of coconut and lime sponge, interspersed with coconut-creamed rice, diced fresh mango, coconut ice-cream and refreshingly tart citrus curd.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $16-$26

    M $30-$70

    D $16 

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Matthew Jefferson & Daud Kendall

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