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Reader lunch: Fred's, Sydney
24.01.2017

Beat the queues to Sydney's most sought-after table and join us for a knockout summery lunch at Fred's.

Greg Malouf returns to Dubai
24.01.2017

After spending the past 12 months writing books and doing one-off dinners the Australian chef is poised to open an exciting new restaurant in the Middle Eastern capital.

Merivale’s The Chicken Shop opens this week
24.01.2017

Ben Greeno’s long-awaited side-hustle, The Chicken Shop, is opening on Australia Day, right next to The Paddington.

Nour Sydney kicks off guest chef series
23.01.2017

Ghostboy Cantina did it with Temp Taquero in Dixon House and at Tio's. Automata did it with Auto.Lab. And now Nour, the powder-pink themed modern Lebanese eatery in Surry Hills, is joining the club with a guest chef series, too.

Our third Chinese-language edition is out now
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Blanca Bar & Dining to open in Bondi this week
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Jackalope hotel opens on the Mornington Peninsula
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Glamour, sophistication and luxury have arrived on the Peninsula, with a crack-team of staff assembled to make it a success.

Stokehouse, Melbourne Review
19.01.2017

An Australian dining landmark rises from the ashes: the Stokehouse is back ready to please the crowds for at least another generation to come, writes Michael Harden.

Les Bubbles, Brisbane

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Les Bubbles, Brisbane.

Red leather booths, black and white tiles underfoot, Laguiole knives and monogrammed plates on the brass-trimmed tables - so Frenchy, so chic, so far. But Damian Griffiths' new Brisbane offering not only nails the Paris steakhouse aesthetic, it adds a quirky local edge. A glance around this former massage parlour - a pivotal site in an inquiry into police corruption in the 1980s - reveals the venture is as much about having a laugh as it is about Gallic fare. Red neon above the bar informs diners the space is no longer operating as a brothel, while tongue-in-cheek oils include portraits of former Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, jailed former police commissioner Terry Lewis, and one of Griffiths as Escoffier. If that doesn't put you off your dinner, choosing is easy. There are no entrées and just one main course, a nicely charry, juicy grass-fed entrecôte with a bottomless serve of frites and your pick from a trio of (rather clunky) retro sauces: Café de Paris, green peppercorn and Cognac, or Béarnaise. Add a leaf salad with radish and walnut, baguettes and French butter and it's a stonking deal at $29.90. The reasonably priced wine list sidesteps the mundane, with a sprinkling of French offerings plus bottles from Little Wick, Griffths' new urban winery.

Les Bubbles, 144 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Qld, (07) 3251 6555

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