The 2011 Taste Guide providing food lovers and those who enjoy the experience of fine dining with some great options around Australia.
Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar

Gourmets, food lovers, and those who enjoy the experience of fine dining in Melbourne have embraced the contemporary Werribee restaurant and bar at the Mansion Hotel & Spa.

Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar overlooks the formal gardens of Werribee Park, and guests enjoy breathtaking views.  The atmosphere is relaxed, but refined, and every aspect of the food and service is carefully and professionally considered.

Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar offers modern European cuisine with an emphasis on local produce, together with over 200 wines from the extensive wine list. 

Contact details:

The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
(03) 9731 4000
K Rd
Werribee VIC 3030

Sydney Harbour Marriott

Tucked away from the bustle of Sydney’s CBD, Icons Brasserie presents five-star hotel dining with a buffet that is in a culinary league of it’s own.

The live station showcases the Executive Chef’s preference for regional produce, as patrons are invited to feast on everything from fresh seafood and roast meats to healthy salads, ripe fruit and authentic tortes from the in-house pastry kitchen. The superlative buffet, which includes a flambé station, is fully interactive and has been heralded as one of the best in the city.

Contact details:

Icons Brasserie
02 9259 7000
Level 2, Sydney Harbour Marriott,
30 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Rick Stein at Bannisters

Acknowledged as the best seafood dining room on the south coast.  Awarded Best New Restaurant for the region at the Restaurant and Catering Awards and Best Restaurant at the Regional Tourism Awards. Rick Stein’s menu and the understated elegance of the restaurant is complemented by a spectacular location. Sitting high on a headland, the dining room enjoys panoramic views out to sea and as far as Point Perpendicular. The menu is imaginative and meals fastidiously prepared by a team of chefs led by head chef Julian Lloyd, who has worked with Rick for the past 12 years and understands his way with fish. Seafood is sourced ‘fresh-off-the-boat’ each day.

Breakfast: 7 days
Dinner: Monday to Saturday
Lunch: Wed, Sat and Sun. 
Fully licensed Bookings essential.

Contact details:

Ph: 4455 3044


Headed by Restaurant Chef, Stuart McVeigh, No35 at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins serves modern cuisine using only the best local produce with an emphasis on pure flavour with wines personally selected by No35’s Sommelier.

Awarded a Chef’s Hat in The Age Good Food Guide 2011, No35 offers a refined memorable and elegant dining experience featuring with rich dark timbers and coloured glass highlights that are enhanced by a beautiful collection of contemporary artworks and the commanding outlook over Melbourne.

Contact details:

Level 35
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
25 Collins Street
Phone:  03 9653 7744  

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Privé249 is located in the heart of Brisbane at Sofitel Brisbane Central, overlooking Anzac Square and Brisbane’s iconic Central Clock Tower.

Privé 249 boasts a superb menu of French inspired Australian cuisine with a distinct palatable appeal and offers guests a sexy, smart dining experience with a touch of French flair.

By day, natural light streams through the windows and by night the mood is drastically transformed with dramatic Italian chandeliers and giant candles.

Contact details:

Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot Street
4000 Brisbane
07 3835 3535
Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday.

Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Whether you’re a serious foodie or looking for new culinary skills, join Executive Chef Jacky Poon at Stamford Plaza Melbourne for his upcoming  Sunday cooking classes-

04 September 2011 Mamor Chocolates wine matching and tasting
11 September 2011 Spring racing carnival entertaining – gourmet picnics, fresh ideas
18 September 2011 Grand Final Fever – cocktails, canapés and BBQs
25 September 2011 An afternoon with Jacky Poon sharing his
favourite dishes

20 guests per class

Contact details:

Bookings call: Kate 03 9659 1139

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