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There's nothing new about Nordic interiors - blond timbers, concrete surfaces, warm, mid-century charm without the twee - and thank heavens for that. It's a style that augments the beauty of everything around it, in this case, gorgeous Hobart harbour, which makes up one whole wall. What is new here, however, is the food - by veterans of Garagistes, which once dazzled diners down the road, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and Gordon Ramsay worldwide. There's a strong Asian bent, but with Tasmanian ingredients. In fact, the kitchen's love of the local verges on obsessive - coconut milk in an aromatic fish curry is replaced with Tasmanian-grown fig leaf simmered in cream to mimic the flavour. Other standouts include a gutsy red-braised lamb with gai lan and chewy cassia spaetzle, pigs' ears zingy with Sichuan pepper and a fresh, springy berry dessert. While the food is sourced locally, the generous wine list spans the planet. 

Brae

Prepare to enter a picture of the countryside framed by note-perfect Australiana but painted in bold, elegant and unsentimental strokes. Over 10 or more courses, Dan Hunter celebrates his region with dishes that are formally daring (Crunchy prawn heads! Creamy oyster soft-serve! Sea urchin and chicory bread pudding!), yet rich in flavour and substance. The menu could benefit from an edit, but the plates are tightly composed - and what could you cut? Certainly not the limpid broth bathing fronds of abalone and calamari, nor the clever arrangement of lobster played off against charred waxy fingerlings under a swatch of milk skin. The adventure is significantly the richer for the cool gloss of the dining room, some of the most engaging service in the nation and wine pairings that roam with an easy-going confidence. Maturing and relaxing without surrendering a drop of its ambition, Brae is more compelling than ever.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

A festival of cheese hits Sydney

Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.

Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Secret Tuscany

A far cry from Tuscany’s familiar gently rolling hills, Monte Argentario’s appealing mix of mountain, ocean, island and lagoon makes it one of Italy’s hidden treasures, writes Emiko Davies.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

Discovering Macedonia

Like its oft-disputed name, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia defies simple definition but its rich diversity extends from the dinner table to the welcoming locals, writes Richard Cooke.

GT 2014 Restaurant Guide: The Stars

We award only 100 star ratings in our Restaurant Guide, so some restaurants which have previously held stars may have been edged out by others lifting their game or by newcomers. The three-star rating labels a restaurant as one of Australia's great restaurants, the equal of the world's best, and a destination in itself. Two stars makes an establishment a superior dining experience in all respects, worthy of a detour. One star means there is an element of pizzazz as well as professionalism which raises an eatery beyond the everyday.

THREE STARS
New South Wales
Sydney
Est.
Marque
Momofuku Seiobo
Quay
Rockpool
Sepia

Victoria
Melbourne
Attica
Cutler & Co.
Vue de Monde

TWO STARS
New South Wales
Sydney
Aria
The Bridge Room
Buon Ricordo
Flying Fish
Four in Hand
Guillaume at Bennelong
Icebergs Dining Room & Bar
Ormeggio
Otto Ristorante
Pilu at Freshwater
Porteño
Rockpool Bar & Grill
Sean's Panaroma
Sixpenny
Tetsuya's

Regional
Bacchus

Queensland
Brisbane
Aria Brisbane
Esquire
Ortiga
Urbane

South Australia
Regional
Appellation

Tasmania
Hobart
Garagistes

Regional
The Stackings

Victoria
Melbourne
Café Di Stasio
Flower Drum
Grossi Florentino
Jacques Reymond
Pei Modern
The Point
Rockpool Bar & Grill

Regional
Lake House
Provenance
Ten Minutes by Tractor

Western Australia
Perth
Restaurant Amusé
Rockpool Bar & Grill

ONE STAR
ACT
Aubergine

New South Wales
Sydney
The Apollo
Balla
Billy Kwong
Bistrode CBD
The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
Bodega
Buzo
Catalina
Felix
Foveaux
Fratelli Paradiso
Gastro Park
Longrain
Lucio's
Monopole
MoVida Sydney
Mr Wong
Oscillate Wildly
Popolo
Restaurant Arras
Sailors Thai
Spice Temple
10 William Street
Three Blue Ducks
Uccello
The Woods
Yoshii

Regional
Biota Dining
No 2 Oak Street
Subo
Town

Queensland
Brisbane
Alchemy
Bacchus
E'cco
1889 Enoteca
The Euro
Gerard's Bistro
Montrachet
Restaurant Two
Stokehouse Brisbane
Tartufo

Regional
Berardo's
The Fish House
The Long Apron
Nu Nu
Seaduction
Ten Japanese Restaurant
Wasabi

South Australia
Adelaide
Auge
Celsius
Press Food & Wine
Vincenzo's Cucina Vera

Regional
d'Arry's Verandah
FermentAsian
Fino
Hentley Farm
The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill Winery
The Lane Vineyard

Tasmania
Regional
Stillwater

Victoria
Melbourne
Albert St Food & Wine
The Atlantic
Bacash
Bar Lourinhã
Bistro Vue
Brooks
Carlton Wine Room
Coda
Comme Kitchen
Cumulus Inc.
Dandelion
Estelle Bar & Kitchen
Ezard
Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons
Golden Fields
Hare & Grace
Izakaya Den
Longrain
Matteo's
Mister Bianco
Moon Under Water
MoVida
MoVida Aqui
Rosetta
San Telmo
Spice Temple
Stokehouse
Tonka
The Town Mouse
Trocadero
Union Dining
Valentino
Yu-u

Regional
Eleonore's
Gladioli
Healesville Hotel
Kazuki's at the Raglan
Patricia's Table
Port Phillip Dining
Stefano's

Western Australia
Perth
Balthazar
Co-op Dining
Dear Friends
Divido
Pata Negra
Print Hall Bar & Dining Room

Regional
Vasse Felix

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