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This subcategory covers cafes, diners and restaurants based in Australia.



We went to Ouzeri, a Mediterranean restaurant in West End for a friend’s birthday last Friday night.  We booked in advance for a table of twelve.  It took twenty minutes for the staff to take our order upon which the waitress informed us that if we ordered ala carte, it would take two hours to get served.  Two hours. So ...

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Gianni’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

Piquillo pepper stuffed with tuna salad Mango gazpacho and Mooloolaba prawn Montadito with Escalibada Manchego cheese with mandarin paste Chicken fritter and Romesco sauce

Gianni’s Restaurant and Wine Bar in Brisbane, run by head chef Javier Codina, is a popular restaurant that just recently won a Hostplus award for Best Fine Dining in Queensland.  So we were pretty happy when we received an invitation to dine there for a four course dinner designed by Codina himself. It seems a bit odd that a place ...

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Tetsuya’s Restaurant

Smoked ocean trout with caviar

While visiting Sydney for work, I made a booking for a restaurant in the city called Tetsuya’s.  We had read about the restaurant and its chef Tetsuya Wakuda, whose cullinary skills attracted world recognition.  It was the first time me and Jen also got to try a degustation menu. For the uninitiated: Degustation is a culinary term meaning “a careful, ...

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