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Top 35 recipes of 2016

2016 was all about slow-roasting, fresh pasta and comfort food. These are the recipes you clicked on most this year, counting back to number one.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Best travel destinations in 2017

We're thinking big for travelling in 2017 - and so should you. Will we see you sunrise at Java's 9th-century Borobudur Buddhist temple, across the table at Reykjavik's newest restaurants or swimming side-by-side with humpback whales off Western Australia's coast?

Christmas vegetarian recipes

The versatility of vegetarian dishes means they can be served alongside meat and seafood, or enjoyed simply as they are. With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together some of our favourite vegetarian recipes to appease both herbivores and carnivores alike.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

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Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Christmas ham recipes

The centrepiece of any Christmas feast, hams can be glazed with many ingredients. Here are our favourite combinations.

Sydney's best bars

Mojo Record Bar

Mojo Record Bar

Looking for Sydney's best bars? Here are our picks.

The past year has seen yet another wave of exciting new watering holes, chief among them Bulletin Place (10-14 Bulletin Pl, Sydney), a game-changer for cocktail bars with its mix of benchmark-setting drinks and a laid-back vibe.

Rock and roll-inspired Vasco (421 Cleveland St, Surry Hills, 0406 775 436) is equal parts fun and well-made tipples, while the good folk of Shady Pines Saloon (4/256 Crown St, Darlinghurst; entry via Foley St) have a rollicking newcomer in Frankie's Pizza (50 Hunter St, Sydney), best exploited for its pizza, boutique beers and impressively late opening hours.

Sister and cousin bars The Baxter Inn (Basement, 152-156 Clarence St, Sydney) and Tio's (4-14 Foster St, Surry Hills) are still going strong, too, dispensing serious whisky and tequila unseriously respectively.

For a more rum-rich adventure, head to Lobo Plantation (209 Clarence St, Sydney) and savour a Caribbean class act. Eau de Vie (229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, 02 9357 2470), meanwhile, flies the flag for the high-end cocktail, while nearby Hinky Dinks (185 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, 02 8084 6379) keeps things fun and friendly, '50s style. At The Hazy Rose (Level 1, 83 Stanley St, Darlinghurst, 02 9357 5036), the relaxed vibe and talent behind the bar guarantee good times.

The late hours and speakeasy theme at Palmer & Co (Abercrombie La, Sydney, 02 9240 3000) continues to hook the inner-city crowd, as do the French-inspired cocktails at Felix. Mojo Record Bar (basement, 73 York St, Sydney, 02 9262 4999) earns plaudits for decent drinks with a side of great vinyl.

Over in the inner west and south, things are looking good thanks to boho Arcadia Liquors (7 Cope St, Redfern), the tiny and rockin' Midnight Special (44 Enmore Rd, Newtown), friendly Fernet-soaked, New Orleans-leaning Earl's Juke Joint (407 King St, Newtown) and Mary's (6 Mary St, Newtown) - a loud, grungy bar that happens to serve the best burger in town.

More of the best Sydney has to offer

The Latin snacks and drinks at  Gardel's (atop Porteño) are a whole lot of fun, while there's no beating the polish of the bar eats at  Rockpool Bar & Grill.

There's serious cocktail-making talent on deck at the shipshape Hello Sailor (96 Oxford St, Darlinghurst), and it's a similarly marine scene over Bondi way at The Anchor (8 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach, 02 8084 3145).

The nearby ocean-facing room at Icebergs is still the top spot to soak up sunsets any time of the year.

More of the best Sydney has to offer

The Latin snacks and drinks at  Gardel's (atop Porteño) are a whole lot of fun, while there's no beating the polish of the bar eats at  Rockpool Bar & Grill.

There's serious cocktail-making talent on deck at the shipshape Hello Sailor (96 Oxford St, Darlinghurst), and it's a similarly marine scene over Bondi way at The Anchor (8 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach, 02 8084 3145).

The nearby ocean-facing room at Icebergs is still the top spot to soak up sunsets any time of the year.

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