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Bar of the Year 2018
28.07.2017

Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.

Finalists for Regional Restaurant of the Year 2018
27.07.2017

These three restaurants - Fleet, Brae and Igni - might not be in capital cities, but the journey there is part of the unforgettable experience they offer.

Living off the land in winter
27.07.2017

The life of a farmer revolves around the seasons. Come winter, a certain thriftiness is needed in the kitchen to make the most of meagre produce, writes Paulette Whitney.

Why breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day in Italy
27.07.2017

Italy's claim to being the greatest of the world's cuisines has one key weakness: breakfast. But, argues John Irving, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

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27.07.2017

The hottest spots to eat, drink, play and stay on your next trip to LA, rounded up into one perfect day.

Reasons to visit Canberra in 2017
27.07.2017

Your guide to a perfect stay in Canberra, from where to sleep to the exhibitions you need to check out.

Restaurants with rooms
27.07.2017

Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.

Finalists for Maitre D' of the Year 2018
26.07.2017

The maitre d' is your first introduction to a restaurant - they do as much to create a sense of ambience as lighting, tableware and music. And these three professionals are top of the class.

Sydney to Doha

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways launched daily flights between Sydney and its hub in Doha this week, promising the move will create 3000 jobs and add $240 million to the Australian economy.

The state-owned airline expects demand to be high on its 335-seat Boeing 777-300ER planes, and it plans to use its bigger Airbus A380 on the Sydney route during peak periods from June this year. Operating from Melbourne since 2009 and Perth since 2012, the airline will have doubled its capacity in Australia by the time it launches daily flights on its new Airbus A350 from Adelaide in May.

The expansion offers Australian passengers more choice, says Qatar Airways' group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, as well as "fine dining on demand" in business-class, award-winning service throughout and speedy connections at Doha's Hamad International Airport - he claims a minimum connection time of 25 minutes to the airline's 150 destinations.

Speaking in Sydney this week, Mr Al Baker suggested the airline would consider a fifth destination in Australia; though he didn't name it, Brisbane is the only major city not served by Qatar. He foreshadowed plans to introduce a patented "super" business-class seat on planes by December, a new economy-class seat "which will be the most comfortable in the world", and a third phase of expansion at the airline-operated airport at Doha, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster.

Qatar Airways scrapped first-class cabins on most of its planes in 2007, and has no plans to introduce premium-economy seats. "I don't believe in having two classes in the economy section of the aircraft," Mr Al Akbar said. "The standard of service and the amenities that we provide are equal to any other airline's premium economy. I don't think there is any need for me to overcharge passengers and to just give them a concept that really is equal to the rest of economy class."

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