The 50th Anniversary Issue

Our 50th birthday issue is on sale now. We're celebrating five decades of great food and travel with our biggest issue yet.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 27th November, 2016 and receive a Villeroy & Boch platter!

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Cruise control: Captain Kent of the Emerald Princess

We caught up with Princess Cruises’ Captain William Kent to talk life on deck, sailing the Red Sea and how to spend 24 hours in Venice.

Midnight in Melbourne style

After-dark glamour calls for monochrome elegance with accents of red and the glimmer of bling. Martinis await.

Recipes by David Thompson

Thai food maestro David Thompson returns to the Sydney restaurant scene with the opening of Long Chim, a standard-bearer for Thailand’s robust street food. Fiery som dtum is just the beginning.

Reader dinner: Quay, Sydney

Join us at Quay for a specially designed dinner by Peter Gilmore to celebrate the launch of the new Gourmet Traveller cookbook.

GT's party hamper

We’ve partnered again with our friends at Snowgoose to bring you the ultimate party hamper. With each item selected by the Gourmet Traveller team, it’s all killer and no filler.

Aerin Lauder’s Morocco

Meet Aerin Lauder; creative director, lifestyle mogul, mother and global traveller. Here she shares her musings on Morocco, the exotic catalyst for her latest collection.

A hotel dedicated to gin is opening in London

A modern-day gin palace, The Distillery, is set to open in the middle of London’s Portobello Market this year.

Dan Hong's salt and pepper calamari with lime aioli

The executive chef shares his salt and pepper squid recipe, including his secret for a crisp, light batter.

Phnom Penh micro-bars

A buzzy new micro-bar scene has popped up in the Cambodian capital.

Hidden down gritty alleyways and narrow lanes in living, breathing neighbourhoods, seven tiny bars have become the hottest watering holes in Phnom Penh. Each has an idiosyncratic style, new for a city known for dingy girlie bars and colonial riverside pubs.

The micro-bars attract a mix of expats and Cambodia's rising middle class. A vintage bespoke motorcycle (for sale) hangs from the ceiling of the masculine, dimly lit Hangar 44, which opened on Bassac Lane last November. Across the alley, The Library, a Daiquiri bar with shuttered windows and lined with bookshelves, opened in August. Opposite, the dark interior of Meat & Drink, which serves hamburgers, Cambodian beer and Asian-inspired cocktails, is enlivened by fresh flowers and a patio providing prime people-watching. I nurse a Negroni, as a woman in floral pyjamas cycles by and a toddler shows me his plastic doll of Korean pop-star Psy. Behind a glass door, Cicada specialises in infused gins, while adjacent aperitivo bar Seibur feels Japanese in size and Italian in style, serving Spritzes and wine. Where's Harry, a Martini bar with a rooftop terrace, opened last month, and a new spot could take the form of a beer garden offering Cambodian barbecue.

The blokes behind these bars, Kiwi brothers William and George Norbert-Munns, aren't sure yet. A Phnom Penh resident of nine years, William worked at Chicane in Surry Hills before managing bars at Guillaume at Bennelong and Icebergs. George, who joined him a few years later, was a former Melbourne advertising creative. Their first project, Bar.sito, was quickly followed by Public House, which features the dishes of their childhood including their mum's shepherd's pie.

Public House and Bar.sito, Street 240½ Alleyway; Seibur, Cicada, The Library, Meat & Drink and Hangar 44, Bassac La


Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Hokkaido hiking
Where to eat in Vancouver's rejuvenated Chinatown
Expert tips for air travel with Christine Holgate
Serving the nation: Australia's future as a culinary destination
Hot Hotels: Su casa in Barcelona
Athens rises from the ashes
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
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

You might also like...

Wine on tap in Copenhagen

Wine bars don’t often win art prizes for “beautifying the ci...

Grand Budapest wine revival

The latest crop of Hungarian winemakers has sparked a new fo...

Etihad's private cabin

Cabins with proper beds and butlers feature in Etihad’s plan...

Readers’ choice awards winners

And the winners are…

Julia Morris on Bellapais, Cyprus

On a stay in Bellapais, actress Julia Morris basked in the h...

Cathay Pacific's new airport lounges

Lounge design needs to satisfy loners and more sociable crea...

Qantas reveals new A330 business suites

Qantas has unveiled new business-class seating and the big w...

Baest, Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s Bæst offers diners a truly hands-on experience.

Qantas business class amenity kits get an upgrade

Qantas reveals its brand-new business class amenity kits...

Qantas upgrades its economy-class dining

The airline promises bigger portions and greater choice in t...

Specialist travel agents

When it comes to booking travel, aren’t we flying solo now? ...

Air NZ's new business class

There's no question Air New Zealand is winning the branding ...

Hija de Sanchez, Copenhagen

Ex-Noma pastry chef Rosio Sanchez makes a (taco) stand in th...

Marc Blazer interview

Meet Marc Blazer, talent collector, dream enabler and the ma...

GT Journeys by Abercrombie & Kent

GT Journeys by Abercrombie & Kent kicks off next year with i...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.