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1 South Brisbane’s CHU THE PHAT (above) might draw culinary inspiration from the hawker stalls of Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, but its sprawling, split-level design evokes an elaborate dining hall in New York. The casual sibling to Madame Wu has a menu that runs from snacks like trout fritters and pig tails to smoked and fried duck with chilli sauce. 2 Salvaged timber, swirling marble and stained glass have been harnessed with exquisite effect at Sydney’s THE GROUNDS OF THE CITY (above), a lavish spin-off to the beloved Alexandria cafe. With grilled lobster, grain-fed tenderloin, and affogato, it’s a magnet for the Zegna crowd. There’s even a coffee sommelier. 3 Wilson & Market, Paul Wilson’s brasserie at Prahran Market in Melbourne, showcases biodynamic vegetables, sustainable seafood and ethically reared meats. Designers Kestie Lane Studio melded the farm-to-table concept with sophisticated furnishings. The 250-seater (above, right) is open from breakfast to dinner five days a week.
Team Rocker (left to right): Darren Robertson, Cam Northway and Stuart Toon; some of the dishes on offer.