Mary’s, Newtown

Bloody Mary’s. That’s what we started with, but no ordinary Bloody Mary. This one was topped with a cheese slice, strip of bacon and half of a little white onion. Quite possibly a meal in itself, the flavour was unbelievable good; nay sensational. Almost burger like. Though, not content with this as a nightcap, after…

Veritas, Gramercy Park, New York

43 E 20th Street, between Park Avenue & Broadway Gramercy Park, New York http://www.veritas-nyc.com       Gramercy Park in Manhattan is a delightfully gastronomic neighbourhood. There are a number of great restaurants to choose from and tonight we had a booking at Veritas wine bar.  Dimly lit, bottles line the wall on the horizontal,…

New Orleans

  Tennessee Williams and I have a lot more in common than I thought. It extends beyond the written word and a love of the South. How I came to know this is because I saw it, printed on a tea towel in New Orleans, Louisiana, for $12.95 and it said: “The USA has only three…

Highlights of our Belly in 2012

So the world didn’t end this week as the Mayans predicted, so it gives us no excuse for not posting a round-up of our 5 most memorable meals of 2012… Dabbous ~ London, United Kingdom Our most anticipated meal of 2012. Dabbous has had an enormous buzz, winning several industry accolades since its opening in…

Burger & Lobster, London

29 Clarges St London WIJ 7EF  www.burgerandlobster.com   I love a bit of crustacean action…except the time when I was aged 8. My mother brought home a seafood feast of blue swimmer crabs, prawns and lobster which we happily tucked into one afternoon, and a few hours later, I broke out in horrendous hives!!   Not too…

Gramercy Tavern, New York

42 East 20th Street New York, New York http://www.gramercytavern.com Sharing is caring, by Guest Reviewer Jacqueline Malafiej Today I feel like a bona fide New Yorker. After 9 days here, I’ve resumed my love affair with Manhattan, reacquainted with the subway and some Americans have even asked me for directions, which I easily give. I…

NY State of Mind, New York

Besides London, there aren’t many cities in this big bad world that I’m totally besotted with…but New York just happens to be one of these. From the splendor of Central Park, the artistry of MOMA, to the fantastically hip Williamsburg, it’s difficult not to be captivated by this city. And with a vast and vibrant…

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…

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…

Bar Boulud, London

66 Knightsbridge London SW1X 7LA http://www.barboulud.com   The news about Daniel Boulud bringing his culinary skills to London got my gourmet belly rumbling…  Those that don’t know of him, Lyon born chef Daniel Boulud, is probably better known on the New York dining circuit where he has five establishments, one of which being the critically acclaimed Daniel – with 3 Michelin Stars…the one…

Fill up with Gourmet Belly

Welcome to Gourmet Belly. Join us as we eat our way around the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond. We hope you can share our passion for food as we review some of our favourite culinary discoveries. Look out for our quest for the best Pork Belly, Yum Cha and Sushi amongst many others….