For a culinary adventure that awakens your taste buds, look no further than Australia’s very own establishments. From an educational coffee experience to a seafood extravaganza, discover the different local flavours at these hip new dining spots and fill your April with all the best ingredients the Land Down Under has to offer
Beau (Sydney/Warrane, New South Wales): Nestled in the laneways of Surry Hills, Beau is an intimate restaurant featuring a bar and kitchen dining. This hidden gem sells tantalising manoush and Middle Eastern street food in the day, and transforms into a relaxing bar with an emphasis on fresh seafood at night. Perch yourself here for brunch at Beau & Dough in the day or set yourself up for the night with a glass of wine and a chilled seafood platter at the Beau Bar.
Tatler Lane by Sweet Brew (Launceston, Tasmania): A new cafe, bar, and restaurant from the Sweet Brew team has opened in Launceston – in the form of Tatler Lane – the latest venue to open in Launceston’s new dining precinct Tatler Arcade. Featuring its roastery on site, Tatler Lane has a focus on educating the community about coffee, from how the bean is cultivated to how it ends up in your cup. Open seven days a week as a cafe and five nights a week as a bar, Tatler Lane also has future plans to introduce an evening dining experience.
Patch Kitchen & Garden (Adelaide Hills, South Australia): An 1880s post office and general store has been transformed into Adelaide Hills’ newest restaurant. Patch Kitchen & Garden celebrates local food and wine producers with their extensive menus serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The space blends the cosiness of a country home with trendy European design and serves as a hub for patrons to eat, explore, or share a bottle of wine. With local wineries, breweries, distilleries, markets, farms and even strawberry fields in this beautiful regional haven, Patch Kitchen & Garden has a plethora of produce to work with when creating their delicious food.
Petermen (Sydney/Warrane, New South Wales): Prepare to taste acclaimed Sydney/Warrane chef Josh Niland’s latest take on the best Australian seafood at his new venture, Petermen, located in St Leonards. The stellar menu is made for the table, with raw fish dishes including South West Rocks line caught bonito, and Corner Inlet Snapper and Stag Seaweed. The preserved section of the menu will feature fresh Australian seafood cured and cooked in oil with dishes including Port Lincoln Berrima Octopus, Espelette Pepper, or Flinders Island Scallops and Tasmanian Horseradish. The 60-seat restaurant and bar joins Josh’s growing seafood empire, which includes the hatted Saint Peter restaurant, Charcoal Fish in Paddington, and Fish Butchery in Waterloo. Petermen’s mission is to champion the growers and producers that seek to elevate the standard and change the culture of how we consume food.
Poh X QT Melbourne (Melborune/Narrm, Victoria): A new gastronomic adventure has hit Melbourne/Narrm, with Malaysian-born Australian chef and beloved Masterchef alumni, Poh Ling Yeow, teaming up with The Singleton malt scotch whisky. From 2 February to 1 May, diners can treat their taste buds at the quirky QT Melbourne with a sensational dining journey of taste with The Singleton’s Delicious Discoveries experience. Indulge in a spread of eight delectable sweet and savoury dishes, whilst sipping on two signature cocktails. Be
wowed as the courses make their way to you on a sushi train conveyor belt and take the flavours to the next level with the perfect whisky pairing. Available till 1 May 2023.