Restaurant - 4 October 2012


Chiswick: 65 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW (02) 8388 8688 or   The approach at the recently opened Chiswick in Sydney’s Woollahra, is part of the trend towards de-formalisation in dining. The first thing you might ask: “‘De-formalisation…’ is that even a word?” Fair point and sincerest apologies to the philologists amongst our readership. But

Bar - 18 June 2012


Crown Melbourne 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC (03) 9292 8888 or With The Star shaking up its F&B, Crown has brought in a new face, Nicholas Kurban. He shares with venue his plans to make Crown the toast of the world, not just Australia.

Local - 15 January 2011

King Jorg White

Jorg: 203 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC (03) 9482 3002 or Photography: Josh Wayn It seems all fine dining chefs want to do nowadays is strip off those pristine white tablecloths and uncover their darker, more ‘casual’ side. And who can blame them? After years of 14-hour days slaving over a hot stove

People - 28 April 2009

George Calombaris

George Calombaris has got Greece up to his elbows. Portrait: Corey Sleap George Calombaris is Greek. That much is certain. But wander past his first (and flagship) restaurant, Press Club, and you’d hardly know it. Press Club is unapologetically modern. Designed by Buro Architects, it’s a showpiece fine dining landmark in Melbourne, much favoured by