Our favourite new restaurants with good food, casual vibe and service to match…

Ruby Red Flamingo – Taking over the old Manse building in picturesque North Adelaide, this understated gourmet gem does real deal Italian, at a steal. It’s fun, chic and with a pop-up feel, but there are no plans to move on – rumours actually hint at a bar opening upstairs. rubyredflamingo.com

Mamak – Sydney’s favourite Malaysian restaurant has migrated to Melbourne. With the same casual cafeteria set-up and the best roti in town, it won’t be long before word gets out about this new inner-city cheap eat. mamak.com.au