Healthy Eating

We're championing fresh food that packs a flavour punch, from salads and vegetable-packed bowls to grains and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller and receive a free salt and pepper set - offer ends 26 March, 2017

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

The benefits of live yoghurt
23.03.2017

Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.

All-Star Yum Cha
22.03.2017

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Honey Fingers, Melbourne's inner-city beekeepers
22.03.2017

Single-source honey putting community and sustainability next to sweetness.

Vermouth is having a moment
21.03.2017

More and more adventurous local winemakers are embracing Vermouth's botanicals, writes Max Allen.

Exploring Indonesia's Komodo National Park
21.03.2017

Indonesia's Komodo National Park is home to staggering scenery and biodiversity. Michael Harden sets sail in a handcrafted yacht to explore its remote islands in pared-back luxury.

The new cruises on the horizon in 2017
21.03.2017

Cue the Champagne.

Seven recipes that shaped 1980s fine dining
21.03.2017

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.

Where Melbourne's finest will take the World's Best Chefs
20.03.2017

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.

Nomad, Peel Street Kitchen, Bob's Bar

Nomad, Sydney

Nomad, Sydney

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country this week including Nomad, Peel Street Kitchen, and Bob's Bar.

SYDNEY
Nomad
Young gun chef Nathan Sasi (pictured) counts Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Charleston hotspot Husk among his past places of employ, but it's the presence of London favourite Moro on his CV that's the key to his work at Nomad. Playing the depth of spice off the freshness of his ingredients is a theme as he sprinkles whiting or marron with za'atar and grills them, while spanner crab meat gives the twist to felafels encased in a soft, fluffy dough and paired with sorrel yoghurt sauce. There's not much the kitchen won't do from scratch, whether it's bread, charcuterie or cheese, and "MW in residence" (no, really) Rob Geddes keeps things close to home with a 100 per cent Australian list that's pretty much a rollcall of the most interesting wine being made Down Under today. It's big, bold and bags of fun. Nomad, 16 Foster St, Surry Hills, (02) 9280 3395. PAT NOURSE

BRISBANE
Peel Street Kitchen
Chips and banana ketchup? Not a side dish you see every day, true, but it's a reflection of Angelo and Angela Velante's joint Filipino-Polynesian heritage. The couple worked under the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Richard Corrigan in London, and at Peel Street Kitchen, their first venture as owners, their menu freestyles across cuisines with glee. Slow-cooked lamb adobo shares space on the carte with a sprightly Asian-accented beef rice-noodle salad. Their twist on siopao - two steamed, sliced buns laden with shredded free-range pork and herbs - all but begs to be dipped into the hoisin alongside it. The décor tilts at the tropics with flamboyant vine-strewn wallpaper and murals, but really this little spot is all about the (very reasonably priced) food. Peel Street Kitchen, 35 Peel St, South Brisbane, (07) 3846 2780. FIONA DONNELLY

PERTH
Bob's Bar
Last summer it was tomato bread, Spanish smallgoods and salt-cod buñuelos. This season, Print Hall's rooftop terrace is swapping the flavours of the Iberian Peninsula for Asian spice. Early indications are promising. We're talking heaps of fried chicken topped with piquant chilli-tamarind sauce and slippery coriander and shrimp dumplings accessorised with fried shallots, garlic, cucumber and other choice items from the Far East. Its food works as well for the lone wolf as it does for groups, even more so when paired with one of the bar's many fun libations (Sazeracs mellowed by honey and ginger! Blood-orange Americanos!). Bob's Bar, Print Hall, Brookfield Pl, 125 St Georges Tce, Perth, (08) 6282 0077. MAX VEENHUYZEN

Got a hot tip for our Hot Plates team? Tweet us at @gourmettweets, or tag your Instagram photos with #GThotplates.


Newsletter

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

Latest news
Happy first birthday, Bar Brose
17.03.2017
Happening Hobart
16.03.2017
Neil Perry pulls out of haute cuisine; Eleven Bridge to close
15.03.2017
Aaron Carr to leave Vasse Felix after 21 years
15.03.2017
Momofuku takes over Lee Ho Fook
15.03.2017
Perfect match: Pasi Petanen and Giorgio De Maria pop-up this March
24.02.2017
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
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

Hot Plate: Face2Face Noodles, Sydney

Chinatown's new spicy Chongqing-styled noodle bar is complet...

Hot Plates: Higher Ground, Melbourne

The line between cafe and restaurant is blurred at the CBD’s...

Hot Plates: 13 February 2015

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

L'Americano, Sydney

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Estelle Bistro, Melbourne

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Bang Street Food, Sydney

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Minamishima, Melbourne

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Lilo Tang, Canberra

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Mayflower Restaurant and Bar, Adelaide

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

The Vertue of the Coffee Drink, Melbourne

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Spirit House, Yandina, Qld

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Bistro Nguyen's, Canberra

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

University of Melbourne Farmers' Market

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

Clayton Wells at LuMi

The pair join forces for Sunday lunches at LuMi.

Farmhouse Restaurant, Pialligo Estate, ACT

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats ar...

get the latest news

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

×