Henry Deane at Hotel Palisade, Sydney

Gracing the harbour foreshore along the Hungry Mile, where shipmakers and stevedores made their craft along the wharfs in days gone by, the Barangaroo precinct in Sydney is a development in development. At the end of the precinct, adjunct to Walsh Bay & Millers Point, sits Hotel Palisades. Once an ugly duckling, this establishment has…

Marque Restaurant, Sydney

One of Sydney’s most recognised restaurants had never been at the top of my “must try” list. I’d read a lot of hype about Marque over the years, yet anyone I know that had eaten there, didn’t ever rave about it, despite it being named Gourmet Traveller’s 2012 Restaurant of the Year.  I got the…

Tequila at Wahaca, London

80 Wardour St London W1F 0TF http://www.wahaca.co.uk    When I hear the word “Tequila”, the first reaction is a bit of dry-retching as I recall those teenage years in a bar, knocking back those lethal shots, and the painful hangovers the following morning. Gone are the days of Tequila “shots”, as I’m very much a Laydee now, and…

Jim Haynes, Paris

Atelier A-2, 83 Rue de la Tombe Issoire 75014 Paris, France http://www.jim-haynes.com   Meet Jim. Supper Club extraordinaire. For more than 30 years, he’s entertained over 130,000 guests at his Parisian atelier in the 14th arrondissement over an open Sunday supper. All you have to do is drop him a call or email to confirm your place. Complete strangers…

+39 Pizzeria & Degustation Bar, Melbourne

362 Little Bourke St, Melbourne Is this the best pizza in Melbourne? Apparently so, according to the sign on the blackboard next to the specials. And I have to say that the one we did have was very good.  Definitely try the Tirolese pizza topped with shredded leek, mascarpone and speck. Served on a lovely…

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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….