Newmarket Hotel, Melbourne

34 Inkerman Street St Kilda, Melbourne http://www.newmarketstkilda.com.au By guest reviewer A. Wright I have a new favourite restaurant. I should qualify this with letting you know I have a new perspective on eating out, we now have a baby. But even with this new frame of reference I think that the Newmarket would still get…

Feng Sushi, London

Unit 9 Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX http://www.fengsushi.co.uk Earlier this week, I was one of the lucky Qype reviewers to be invited to Feng Sushi on London’s South Bank for some Japanese goodness, which involved Sushi making, cocktail tasting, and some yakitori action on the BBQ. In our sushi making session, co-founder Silla Bjerrum explained her passion for…

BRAWN on a Sunday, London

49 Columbia Road London E2 7RG http://www.brawn.co From the team behind the ever popular Covent Garden wine bar Terroirs; comes the “cooler” younger sister Brawn, located on East London’s Columbia Road. Since its opening in late 2010, Brawn has had nothing but positive reviews, and so of course it had to be ticked off Gourmet…

Mamak ~ Hawkerstyle, Sydney

15 Goulburn St, Haymarket 1-5 Railway St, Chatswood http://www.mamak.com.au   Cheap Eats. Two words which I’ve struggled to associate with the Sydney dining scene in recent years, but that has never stopped Gourmet Belly from taking up the challenge. And with great success in this instance…and quality is thrown in with it too.   Mamak, is a…

José ~ Tapas Bar, London

104 Bermondsey Street London, SE1 3UB http://www.josepizarro.com Neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours…or so they say on Ramsey St. And it’s no different here on Bermondsey St, with the latest addition to the already thriving foodie neighbourhood (Zucca and The Garrison are both on the same street) – we welcome José; a Sherry and Tapas bar…

Quay Restaurant, Sydney

Upper level, Overseas Passenger Terminal West Circular Quay NSW, Australia http://www.quay.com.au   Every time I book a trip home to Sydney, it’s true…I’m probably more excited about putting together the “hit list” of Sydney’s best eats than actually seeing my family and friends. Shhh…   And this time, with Maid of Honour duties and family commitments over a 10-day whirlwind…

The Riding House Café, London

43-51 Great Titchfield Street London W1W 7PQ http://www.ridinghousecafe.co.uk   From the team that brought you Gourmet Belly’s favourite neighbourhood locals, The Garrison and Village East, comes the Riding House Café, an all day brasserie located in the heart of Fitzrovia.   Sitting a few streets back from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, the Riding House Café is the perfect lunch spot after…

Zuni Café, San Francisco

1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, United States http://www.zunicafe.com One of the real highlights of our San Francisco trip was a visit to the Zuni café. The Zuni Café cookbook (written by owner Judy Rodgers) has been a staple in our cookbook collection for the last 5 years, so to actually visit the restaurant itself…

#MEATEASY, London

Above The Goldsmiths Tavern 316 New Cross Road London SE14 6AF http://www.themeatwagon.co.uk/   The place where carnivores unite, and vegetarians get converted. This is #MEATEASY, dubbed one of the finest burgers in London Town.   From humble beginnings, Yianni Papoutsis, the man behind these much talked about burgers, started serving from his meatwagon van on an industrial…

Noma, Copenhagen

Strandgade 93 1401 Copenhagen, Denmark http://www.noma.dk When the Gourmet Belly goes travelling, the priorities are normally: eat well, do some sight seeing, get amongst the nightlife, and perhaps throw in some shopping for good measure. But on this particular trip to Copenhagen, it was purely for a reservation at Noma. Having failed to win the…

Ottolenghi’s NOPI, London

21-22 Warwick St London W1B 5NE http://www.nopi-restaurant.com    It’s not often that Gourmet Belly would choose to dine at 10pm on a Friday evening…but when it’s for a table at one of London’s hotly anticipated restaurant openings of 2011, the opportunity was too good to pass up.   NOPI is the new venture of Yotam Ottolenghi,…