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.

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.

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.

Fast autumn dinners

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

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.

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.

Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Gastro Park, Little Hunter, Aria Brisbane, The Boat House by the Lake

Gastro Park, Sydney

Gastro Park, Sydney

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country this week including Gastro Park, Little Hunter, Aria Brisbane, and The Boat House by the Lake.

SYDNEY
Gastro Park
Winter is coming, and so too is the new season of Game of Thrones. To get into the spirit of things, Grant King and his motley band are once again celebrating everybody's favourite relentlessly grim sword opera with themed dinners. This lot are all about the new-to-DVD second season, which means you've got the likes of Dragons and Bones (pictured) and the Battle of Blackwater rendered not in wildfire and severed noses but grilled fish served on a beach fire with "wild weeds" and fresh goat's curd. One for the fans? Definitely. It's $100 a head for five courses, and has to be booked ahead. Get yours before April 26, or you'll be crosser than a freshly slapped Joffrey. Gastro Park, 5-9 Roslyn St, Potts Point, Sydney, NSW, 02 8068 1017. PAT NOURSE

MELBOURNE
Little Hunter
It's all about the flesh at Little Hunter, even down to the instantly addictive chicken skin-infused butter that comes with the house-made bread. American chef Gavin Baker, a long-term sous-chef at the Fat Duck, is in charge of the Josper-oven-equipped kitchen here and is a fan of thoughtfully sourced produce from artisan producers. There's plenty for thoughtful carnivores to like, whether it's the crumbed and fried veal sweetbreads served with parsnip and onions or the excellent 'beef on toast', a kind of carpaccio served on wafer-thin crispbread with chicken liver parfait and chives. Little Hunter, Basement, 195 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Vic, 03 9654 0090. MICHAEL HARDEN

BRISBANE
Aria Brisbane
Want a two-course lunch in salubrious, riverside-style at Aria Brisbane for just $39? It comes with all the niceties: clever amuse bouche, petit fours and a cheeky glass of Bartlett sav blanc or pinot noir. We thought you might be interested. The magic words are "March market lunch special"; mention them as you make a booking. But be quick, the charm only works until March 28. For your entrée, it's a perfectly seasoned, hand-sliced gravlax of Ora King salmon, bookended by crunchy pickled cucumber, and topped with a quenelle of dill-flecked crème fraîche. Up next, plump for pork loin, three slim tranches with a panko-crumbed mini barrel of black pudding providing a tasty, meaty foil for the fruity sweetness of the accompanying puréed apple and lightly bitter leaves of wilted radicchio. For something brinier, opt instead for the crisp-crusted fillet of pan-seared barramundi sparked up with salsa verde, crushed potatoes and a scattering of green beans. Aria Brisbane, 1 Eagle St, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Qld, 07 3233 2555. FIONA DONNELLY

CANBERRA
The Boat House by the Lake
Stunning lakeside views plus sophisticated cuisine equals a great place to be. They've finally connected the dots at The Boat House by the Lake, long considered to be Canberra's home for safe function food, by taking on a troop of siphon-wielding young chefs who have been given carte blanche to revolutionise the menu. Mains include the likes of a wagyu beef fillet and brisket with pommes Maxim, parsley, red wine shallots and confit garlic, and desserts are in the vanguard - try the pumpkin cheesecake ice-cream with black sesame custard and smithereens of salted honey popcorn. The Boat House by the Lake, Menindee Dr, Barton, ACT, (02) 6273 5500. GARETH MEYER

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.

×