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QT Hotels and Resorts

QT Hotels - Bondi, Canberra, Falls Creek, Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Sydney (pictured), qthotelsandresorts.com


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2016 Australian Hotel Awards: Best Hotel Minibars Finalists

They're so often treated as an afterthought these days that it's a relief to check into a room and find a minibar that's been assembled with care and attention to detail. Locally produced beers, wines, spirits and snacks are always a great start - they give guests a taste of the place they've come to visit. Even better, of course, when the contents are on the house.

Stay tuned as we announce the finalists in all categories in the lead up to our 2016 Australian Hotel Guide Awards on 25 May. Our 2016 Australian Hotel Guide will be on sale on 26 May.

See our other finalists:

Best Hotel Breakfast.

Best Hotel Bar.

Boutique Hotel of the Year.

Best Hotel Service.

Large Hotel of the Year.

Regional Hotel of the Year.

Best Hotel Pool.

Best Hotel Club Sandwich.

New Hotel of the Year.


The February issue

Our clean eating issue is out now, packed with super lunch bowls, gluten-free desserts and more - including our cruising special, covering all luxury on the seas.

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Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Fig recipes

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Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

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Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

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Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

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