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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

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.

The Bourbon, Tonka, Green Beacon Brewing, Fervor

The Bourbon, Sydney

The Bourbon, Sydney

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country this week including The Bourbon, Tonka, Green Beacon Brewing, and Fervor.

SYDNEY
The Bourbon
Okay, so they're probably not gonna score a cameo on Treme any time soon for their fidelity to the true New Orleans, but the new-new Bourbon (pictured) definitely gets the Big Easy's more-is-more vibe right. Jumbo shrimp? Tick. Monster pork crackling as a bar snack? Tick. Beignets and pecan pie? Tick and tick. Epic pork cutlet covered in Woodford Reserve bourbon butter with greens smothered in bacon and more butter? Very big tick. And no, these aren't Heart Foundation ticks. It's open early, it's open late, it's open right now. Laissez les bons temps rouler. The Bourbon, 22 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point, NSW, (02) 9035 8888. PAT NOURSE

MELBOURNE
Tonka
The Coda team's latest food venture channels India in a large, clean-lined, high-ceilinged space with views across the railway towards the MCG. With a wine list by Travis Howe and co-owners Mykal and Kate Bartholomew leading the floor charge, the former Honky Tonks nightclub space is already operating with a reassuring, elegant aplomb. Add Adam D'Sylva's excellent, vibrantly flavoured food - a tuna tartare flecked with ginger and pomegranate and served with rice pappadums, Punjabi masala lamb cutlets, a luscious, deep-flavoured Goan fish curry, smoky, juicy chicken from the tandoor, sweet little silver leaf-topped gulab jamun - and there's a real feeling of a new day dawning for Indian cuisine in Melbourne. Tonka, 20 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne, Vic, (03) 9650 3155. MICHAEL HARDEN

BRISBANE
Green Beacon Brewing
You've got to admire a beery inner-city pit stop that eschews the funk of the deep fat-fryer in favour of fresh local seafood and decent cheese. At this microbrewery, it's more about what's in your glass than on your plate. But behind the wide warehouse roller door, alongside the stainless steel vats and taps, you'll also find dinky enamel dishes of fat, trawler-sourced prawns and wooden boards with Chouquette baguettes, La Vera Farmhouse cheddar, Milawa Blue and more. Pull up a glass-green stool to the shiny wooden counter - or if you're speedy, nab a berth at a no-frills wooden table - and taste the likes of a deliciously bitter Penny Porter or a hoppy, spicy-nosed Windjammer IPA while contemplating your next pour. Green Beacon Brewing, 26 Helen St, Teneriffe, Qld, (07) 3252 8393. FIONA DONNELLY

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Fervor
Family get-togethers can be trying affairs, but expect good things when Paul and Bree Iskov host the inaugural Fervor dinner at Fair Harvest this Sunday. An idea conceived during the siblings' travels through Europe last year, Fervor is about native ingredients, sustainability, deliciousness and fun. Paul, sous-chef at Perth's Restaurant Amuse, recently returned home after staging everywhere from Noma to Coi and Pujol to D.O.M.; Bree is a seasoned hospitality pro. So what's for dinner? Count on the go-Aussie likes of Suffolk lamb breast with bunya nut, fermented riberries and crisp saltbush buds paired with wines and other drinks from artisan south-west producers. Dinner is $80pp (cash-only, folks) and bookings are essential: phone 0450 973 813 or email fervorfood@gmail.com. For more information on the venue see the Fair Harvest website. 426 Carters Rd, Margaret River, WA. MAX VEENHUYZEN

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.

×