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Your next dining experience could be even more rewarding with Citibank Mobile Banking. This free app is your guide to the best places to dine Australia wide. Some of the key features of the Dining Program app are: • Browse through the complete restaurant listing by cuisine or location • ‘Search nearby’ will find the nearest Citibank partner restaurant to where you are at any location in Australia and give you directions via Google maps • The ability to read more details about our complimentary, award winning wine selection, as well as details of the wineries themselves • Share your dining experience with your friends via Facebook or email

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CONTENTS

Welcome to the 2012 Citibank Insiders’ Guide

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How to Use the Insiders’ Guide

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Who is eligible?

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By Occasion Best View

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Lazy Sunday

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Big Night Out

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Making an Impression

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BISTRO

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People Watching

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Business

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Regional

Casual DINING

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Romantic DINING

Cheap AND Cheerful

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Wine List

FAMILY FRIENDLY

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Breathtaking scenery, mind-blowing meals

Time to celebrate

Great taste, great value

Impress your clients

Simple and relaxing

Sometimes less is more

Stress free choices

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Switch off and relax

Somewhere special for that special occasion

Where to see the ‘who’s who’

Love your local

Celebrate great food with the one you love

Drink in style

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By Cuisine Asian

The perfect blend of exotic flavours

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French

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INDIAN

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Italian

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Japanese

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Mediterranean

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Pub Food

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Bon appetit

Variety is the spice of life

Nothing short of bellissimo

Subtle flavours, beautifully prepared

Fresh and big flavours

Great taste, great value

Seafood

Savour the delicate tastes

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Thai

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Yum Cha

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Sweet, spicy, zing

The dishes never end

MEET THE INSIDERS

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INDEX

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Welcome to the 2012 Citibank Insiders’ Guide

WELCOME.

Welcome to the Citibank Dining Program Insiders’ Guide.

This is your guide to our partner restaurants, where you can enjoy a free bottle of award winning wine, every time you dine and use your card to pay, just for being a Citibank cardholder. The Citibank Dining Program restaurants have been hand-picked by the industry’s best – leading chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers and best-selling food writers. We know you love food and wine and that’s why we want to make sure you can experience the cuisine at Australia’s best restaurants and hot spots with a free bottle of award winning wine to match. Our list of partner restaurants is growing all the time. Keep on top of the latest Insider news, reviews and offers by downloading the Citibank Mobile app or visiting citibankdining.com.au

Conditions Apply.

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How to Use the Insiders’ Guide

HOW TO USE THE INSIDERS’ GUIDE.

This guide is your companion for finding the best restaurants, bars and hot spots across Australia, by occasion and cusine.

Simply flick to the category that best suits the occasion you’re celebrating, what kind of get together you’re planning or what type of food you’re in the mood for. For each category, our Insiders have chosen to showcase what they think are the best of the best, drawing from their insider knowledge, experience and the latest industry buzz. So, it might be a quiet Friday afternoon and you’re looking for a place for dinner with friends. Grab the Insiders Guide, flick to ‘Casual Dining’ and select whichever restaurant in your area takes your fancy. You can be guaranteed it’ll be the perfect spot for a Friday night meal. Another quick and easy way to find the best restaurant near you is to use the ‘Search Nearby’ function in the Citibank Mobile app or jump online to citibankdining.com.au

By Occasion

By Cuisine

Best View

Asian

Big Night Out

French

Bistro

Indian

Business

Italian

Casual Dining

Japanese

Cheap and Cheerful

Mediterranean

Family Friendly

Pub Food

Lazy Sunday

Seafood

Making an Impression

Thai

People Watching

Yum Cha

Regional

Romantic Dining

Wine List Conditions Apply.

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Who is eligible?

Are you part of the progam?

Become an Insider to the Citibank Dining Program

You will receive your free bottle of award winning wine, simply by using your existing Citibank Credit or Visa Debit card and telling your waiter that you’re a Citibank customer when you order. If you aren’t a Citibank Credit or Visa Debit card customer, you can find the right card for you at citibank.com.au

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Eligible Citibank Cards

If you have a Citibank card, you are eligible to enjoy a free bottle of award winning wine every time you dine at partner restaurants. All of our cards are eligible and you simply need to tell the waiter you’re a Citibank cardholder when you order and then pay for the meal with your: Citibank Clear Credit Card Citibank Clear Platinum Credit Card Citibank Cashback Credit Card Citibank Silver Credit Card Citibank Gold Credit Card CitiBusiness Gold Credit Card Citibank Rewards Credit Card – Classic Citibank Rewards Credit Card – Platinum Citibank Rewards Credit Card – Signature Citibank Select Credit Card Emirates Citibank Platinum Card BP-Citibank MasterCard Visa Debit card

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Citibank Dining Program on the move

Download the Citibank Mobile app today

Your next dining experience could be even more rewarding with Citibank Mobile Banking. This free app is your guide to the best places to dine Australia wide. Some of the key features of the Dining Program app are: • Browse through the complete restaurant listing by cuisine or location • ‘Search nearby’ will find the nearest Citibank partner restaurant to where you are at any location in Australia and give you directions via Google maps • The ability to read more details about our complimentary, award winning wine selection, as well as details of the wineries themselves • Share your dining experience with your friends via Facebook or email

Download the app today and keep up-to-date with new restaurants as they join. Simply scan the QR code or visit citibank.com.au/mobilebanking

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Best View

Best View Breathtaking scenery, mind-blowing meals

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THE INSIDERS

Colin Barker

Head Chef, Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay Head Chef at one of the most picturesque restaurants in Sydney, Colin gives us an insight into his background before revealing the Insiders’ choices for restaurants to savour your free bottle of award winning wine with the Best View. Colin, what’s your background? I first joined the kitchen at the Boathouse as Senior Sous Chef in 2007. That was under the guidance of then Head Chef Perry Hill. I worked with Liam Tomlin at Banc, before winning the NSW Lexus Young Chef of the Year Award in 2005. I then worked alongside Warren Turnbull of Assiette before heading to the UK as Senior Chef de Partie under Brett Grahame at The Ledbury. What’s your restaurant’s food style? As a keen fisherman, I present an ever changing daily menu of Australian contemporary cuisine, using a combination of Mediterranean and Asian influences and the best quality seafood and produce available. What do you like to eat when you’re at home? A slow cooked shoulder of lamb is a household favourite. I like to use whatever catches my attention at the markets. Three quirky facts about you? –– I love cooking with my two year old daughter. –– I love tea and biscuits, one cup of tea usually means one pack of biscuits… –– I’m a mad fisherman, I once stored bait and burley in the freezer. My wife hated it!

Restaurant Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay End of Ferry Road Glebe NSW 2037 Contact 02 9518 9011 www.boathouse.net.au Awards The SMH Good Food Guide 2012 One Wine Glass, Australian Gourmet Traveller 2012

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Best View

Catalina

Deckhouse

Lyne Park Rose Bay NSW 2029

End of Clarke Road Woolwich Dock NSW 2110

The SMH Good Food Guide 2012

Relaxed fine dining right on the harbour with seafood a specialty and standout sushi and sashimi served Wednesday to Sunday. The fresh and authentic menus are inspired by the classics – French, Italian, Spanish and Mediterranean – and are prepared with premium, seasonal produce including the freshest line-caught fish, meat and poultry sourced from across Australia.

With breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and a working boatyard, Deckhouse is located right on Woolwich dock and delivers a relaxing atmosphere along with seasonal breakfast and lunch menus. It has been rated as one of the best spots in Sydney for fish and chips. The menu includes freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters, country-style pork, duck terrine and grassfed scotch fillet. It’s also available for booked functions seven days a week.

Free award winning wine Hahndorf Hill Winery Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills, SA Clairault Series Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, WA

Free award winning wine Feet First Semillon Sauvigon Blanc, Western Australia Feet First Cabernet Merlot, Western Australia

Cuisine Modern Australian

Cuisine Modern Australian

Contact 02 9371 0555 www.catalinarosebay.com.au

Contact 02 9817 4394 www.deckhousewoolwich.com.au

Bill (from) Entrée $22, Main $42, Dessert $20

Bill (from) Entrée $16, Main $22, Dessert $13.50

Open Lunch Dinner

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Making an Impression

Open Lunch Dinner

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F S S

Also recommended for Romantic Dining

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Family Friendly Romantic Dining

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Best View

Ormeggio at The Spit

Pilu at Freshwater

D’Albora Marinas Spit Road, The Spit Mosman NSW 2088

End of Moore Road Freshwater NSW 2096 The SMH Good Food Guide 2012

The SMH Good Food Guide 2012

With spectacular views right up Middle Harbour, Ormeggio at The Spit is renowned for its superb food, amazing service and acclaimed wine list. The team of chefs led by Alessandro Pavoni and Federico Zanellato showcase their belief in the uniqueness of regional Italian cuisine in their seasonal lunch, dinner and degustation menus. You can almost feel you’re on holiday in the North of Italy - think Lago di Garda - where you relax and watch the sun set over the water with a glass of Franciacorta in hand.

This beautifully restored, heritage listed beach house restaurant is spacious and airy with views from just about anywhere you are seated. Chef and owner Giovanni Pilu is passionate about authentic Italian cooking and his menu showcases the robust flavours of his region, Sardinia. As well as à la carte dishes, there’s a six course tasting menu for $110 ($165 with wines). For something a little more casual, pop into the garden kiosk for breakfast or a bite of lunch.

Free award winning wine Hahndorf Hill Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills, SA Patrick of Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, SA

Free award winning wine Centennial Vineyards Winery Block Chardonnay, Southern Highlands, NSW

Cuisine Contemporary Italian

Cuisine Italian (Sardinian)

Contact 02 9969 4088 www.ormeggio.com.au

Contact 02 9938 3331 www.piluatfreshwater.com.au

Bill (from) Entrée $24, Main $39, Dessert $16

Bill (from) Entrée $26, Main $38, Dessert $17

Open Lunch Dinner

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F S S

Open Lunch Dinner

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Also recommended for

Also recommended for

Lazy Sunday

Business

Italian

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Making an Impression

F S S

Romantic Dining

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Best View

Public Dining Room

Wildfire

2A The Esplanade Mosman NSW 2088

Ground Floor, Overseas Passenger Terminal Circular Quay West The Rocks NSW 2000

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Right on Balmoral Beach with views to Middle Harbour and Manly, diners here enjoy casual fine food, tapas inspired small plates featuring selected produce from small farmers throughout Australia, sustainable fish and heirloom varieties of vegetables from the ever evolving menu. Raw and natural materials, and Charles Eames chairs, give this relaxed luxe space a light, Scandinavian feel, perfectly complementing its iconic beachside location.

With fabulous, iconic views of the Sydney Opera House and harbour, Executive Chef Luke Stepsys’ menu provides a culinary journey fusing traditional cooking methods with modern flavours and prime produce, including dry-aged Australian certified Black Angus and Wagyu beef. Wildfire was a winner of the 2009 Readers’ Choice Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine and Wine List of the Year awards.

Free award winning wine Deep Woods Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River, WA Clairault Series Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, WA

Free award winning wine Hahndorf Hill Winery Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills, SA Neagles Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, SA

Cuisine Modern Australian

Cuisine Contemporary Australian

Contact 02 9968 4880 www.publicdiningroom.com.au

Contact 02 8273 1222 www.wildfiresydney.com

Bill (from) Entrée $19.50, Main $32, Dessert $14

Bill (from) Entrée $20, Main $39, Dessert $16

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Open Lunch Dinner

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Romantic Dining

Wine Bar

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Best View

Sails Restaurant Noosa

Top of the World

On the Beachfront Corner Hastings Street and Park Road Noosa QLD 4567

Level 12, 760 Anzac Highway Glenelg SA 5045

Offering absolute beachfront dining, this restaurant has an upbeat bistro feel by day, and a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience, with white linen tables, once the sun sets. The uncomplicated, seasonal menu has a strong seafood focus and makes the most of local ingredients and fresh produce. House specialties include Mooloolaba king prawns with steamed green papaya, fresh grated coconut, yellow curry sauce and sticky rice.

Mouth watering seafood dishes here include lobster, oysters, scallops, tiger prawns, calamari, Moreton Bay bugs, whiting and salmon. The total indulgence is to choose one of the seafood platters (for two people), which is almost like having an entree and main course together. There are also succulent steak and chicken dishes and a special menu for children, all served with 360 degree views of Adelaide, the Mount Lofty Ranges and the ocean right to the horizon. It’s open for high tea Fridays and Sundays.

Free award winning wine Elephant Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Elephant Hill Syrah, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Free award winning wine Neagles Rock Riesling, Clare Valley, SA Mother of Pearl Shiraz, Wrattonbully, SA

Cuisine Modern Australian

Cuisine Seafood and International

Contact 07 5447 4235 www.sailsnoosa.com.au

Contact 08 8376 0050 www.topoftheworld.net.au

Bill (from) Appetiser $13, Entrée $21, Main $29, Dessert $16.50

Bill (from) Entrée $18.90, Main $29.90, Dessert $14.90

Open Lunch Dinner

Open Lunch Dinner

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F S S

M T W T

Also recommended for

Also recommended for

Casual Dining

Casual Dining

Romantic Dining

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F S S

Family Friendly Seafood

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Best View

Black Swan Winery & Restaurant

HUGH HAMILTON WINES

8600 West Swan Road Henley Brook WA 6055

McLaren Vale, SA Hugh Hamilton, Winemaker hughhamiltonwines.com.au

Hugh Hamilton, the fifth generation of the family that planted Glenelg’s first vineyards in 1837, is a firm believer in the wine and food experience. Producing wines with character, and complexity, which are a delight to drink, the family follows a ‘minimal’ approach to viticulture, applying minimal water to the vines to produce small concentrated bunches of berries, jam-packed with taste. With a back drop of the Darling Ranges, this stylish restaurant, which overlooks vineyards and rural properties, was specifically designed with floor to ceiling glass to make sure diners could enjoy uninterrupted views. Tender Wagyu beef, succulent Kurobuta pork, the property’s own freerange chickens and fresh vegetables and herbs from their large organic garden are featured extensively on head chef Jamie Skinner’s eclectic, lighter-style, Modern Australian menu. There’s also a special children’s menu. Free award winning wine Map Maker Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand Map Maker Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

Hugh Hamilton ‘The Scallywag’ Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, SA Silver medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show

Pale straw and green in colour, the bouquet is filled with an amalgam of fresh, cool fruits: nectarine, honeydew, and fresh green apples. The fruit stands alone and proud. White nectarines are back on the palate, with hints of citrus. Perfect companion to pan fried fish, salty squid and fried zucchini flowers stuffed with goats cheese.

Cuisine Modern Australian

Blend: Not Applicable.

Hugh Hamilton ‘The Mongrel’ Sangiovese Blend, McLaren Vale, SA

Contact 08 9296 6090 www.blackswanwines.com.au

Rated 90 points, James Halliday 2012

Bill (from) Entrée $9, Main $28, Dessert $13 Open Lunch Dinner

Hugh Hamilton Wines received a 5 star rating in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition.

M T W T

F S S

Also recommended for Family Friendly Romantic Dining

Wine Bar

A subtle wine that’s bright cherry red in colour with a sweet cherry and raspberry fruit bouquet. With hints of earthiness and a touch of sage and rosemary. The Merlot contributes some plummy sweetness and the Shiraz a touch of spice. Its strength is its evenness, savoury texture and gently drying finish. Perfect with mushroom risotto and chicken cacciatore. Blend: Sangiovese 85%, Merlot 10%, Shiraz 5%.

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Business

Business Impress your clients

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Peter Doyle Head Chef, est.

Head Chef at one of Sydney’s premiere restaurants, Peter reveals some quirky facts about himself before showcasing the Insiders’ selection of the best spots to treat your clients to delectable cuisine and a free bottle of award winning wine. Peter, what’s your background? I began my cooking career in 1972. Since then, I’ve opened a series of highly regarded restaurants such as Cicada in Potts Point and Celsius in central Sydney. I have also been an in-demand guest chef, cooking at the Raffles and Ritz Carlton Millenia hotels in Singapore, the Lanesborough Hotel in London and on board Cunard’s QEII from Brisbane to Sydney. In 1991, I was appointed Australian consultant chef to American Northwest Airlines. I also have my own cookbook, The Golden Flavours of Summer. What’s your restaurant’s food style? I’m a founding father of Modern Australian cuisine. We present seasonally driven dishes that are executed with French-influenced precision. I like the interplay of classic harmonious flavours enhancing the principal ingredient with restraint and simplicity. What do you like to eat when you’re at home? Simple and fresh, anything my wife cooks, it’s always good. Three quirky facts about you? –– I love ice cream. –– For me, a prize-winning dish means integrated flavours with perfect cooking technique. –– I believe you know a great dish as soon as it’s presented to you.

Restaurant est. Level 1, Establishment 252 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Contact 02 9240 3000 www.merivale.com.au/est Awards The SMH Good Food Guide 2004 to 2012 Professional Excellence Award, The SMH Good Food Guide 2011 Three Wine Glasses, Australian Gourmet Traveller 2011

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Business

Redsalt

Amelia’s

Crowne Plaza Canberra 1 Binara Street Canberra ACT 2601

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport Corner O’Riordan Street and Bourke Road Mascot NSW 2020

Natural light floods into Redsalt where you can tuck into steaks hot from the grill, take your pick from the extensive à la carte menu or make a date to enjoy the sumptuous seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday nights with its platters of prawns, lobster, oysters and seafood stir fries. The restaurant is also open for a buffet breakfast with complimentary wireless internet to check your emails and prepare for the day ahead.

Amelia’s restaurant offers diners seasonal, Mediterranean influenced cuisine focusing on fresh, local produce. The menu includes a selection of starters and salads along with a great range of grills and seafood and caters for all dietary requirements. Located at Sydney airport, Amelia’s offers the perfect business meeting location for workers passing through on their travels or a great central spot for Sydney businesses.

Free award winning wine Neagles Rock Riesling, Clare Valley, SA Feet First Cabernet Merlot, Western Australia

Free award winning wine Neagles Rock Riesling, Clare Valley, SA Neagles Rock Mr Duncan Cabernet Shiraz, Clare Valley, SA

Cuisine Modern Australian

Cuisine Modern Australian

Contact 02 6274 5506 www.crowneplaza.com.au

Contact 02 9330 0600 www.ihg.com

Bill (from) Entrée $8, Main $22, Dessert $13.50

Bill (from) Entrée $16.50, Main $28, Dessert $15.50

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Open Lunch Dinner

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Also recommended for

Also recommended for

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Casual Dining

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Family Friendly

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Business

Bistro Lilly

Lime Cafe-Bar & Restaurant

Observatory Tower 168 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000

60 Lime Street, King Street Wharf Sydney NSW 2000

Right in the heart of Sydney’s historic Rocks area, this chic bistro tucked under Observatory Tower offers a modern French menu that showcases the best in seasonal Australian produce and flavours. Husband and wife owners Marc and Cher Thomson have created a relaxed, warm and intimate atmosphere, where diners immediately feel welcome for alfresco lunches, relaxed dinners and special occasions. Why not try Bistro Lilly’s famous 6 course degustation for $79 per person.

A cafe, bar and restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere that’s open all day serving a contemporary tapas-style menu plus salads, pastas, mains, and creative cocktails and wines by the glass. There’s live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. This is the perfect place to watch the world go by while impressing your clients and enjoying the vibrant sights and sounds of King Street Wharf.

Free award winning wine Barking Owl Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Perth Hills, WA Pyren Broken Quartz Cabernet Sauvignon, Pyrenees, VIC

Free award winning wine Clairault Series Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Margaret River, WA Clairault Series Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, WA

Cuisine Modern French

Cuisine Mediterranean

Contact 02 9252 1116 www.bistrolilly.com.au

Contact 02 9299 6006 www.limestreetcafe.com

Bill (from) Entrée $18, Main $28, Dessert $16

Bill (from) Entrée $8, Main $18, Dessert $9

Open Lunch Dinner

M T W T

F S S

Also recommended for Bistro

Casual Dining

Open Lunch Dinner

M T W T

F S S

Also recommended for French

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Bistro

Casual Dining

People Watching

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Business

Macchiato Pizza Bar & Grill

Alluvial

Shop 2, 338 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 495 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Alive and buzzing day and night, the extensive Modern Mediterranean menu in this bar and grill on the corner of Liverpool Street includes wood-fired pizza, grills, delicious cakes, desserts and smooth, creamy Italian coffee. There are also two course and three course menu specials. Macchiato is perfect for hosting a business lunch or dinner in the heart of the CBD.

Below Alluvial’s soaring atrium, Executive Chef Nick Reade’s à la carte menu features a blend of Modern Australian cuisine with Asian and French influences. The menu features a special ‘200 kilometre’ selection that offers a few signature dishes prepared entirely from ingredients grown or produced in the local area. Its central location in Melbourne CBD makes it a good place for business meetings.

Free award winning wine Deep Woods Ivory Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River, WA Coombe Farm Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, VIC

Free award winning wine Centennial Vineyards Winery Block Chardonnay, Southern Highlands, NSW Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, WA

Cuisine Mediterranean

Cuisine Modern Australian

Contact 02 9262 9525 www.macchiato.com.au

Contact 03 8627 1567 www.ihg.com

Bill (from) Entrée $9, Main $17, Dessert $10

Bill (from) Two courses $55 or three courses $70 per person

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Also recommended for

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Casual Dining

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Romantic Dining

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Business

Citro Bar & Restaurant

Grossi Florentino – The Grill

348 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3000

80 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Citro, part of Seasons Botanic Gardens apartment hotel, is a chic, modern restaurant, that’s perfect for socialising and relaxing. An eclectic menu offers a fusion of European and Asian flavours with signature dishes such as Malaysian chicken curry and seasonal plates prepared with the freshest produce. Dining alfresco is a must in warmer weather to take advantage of the lush green views and treat your clients.

The epitome of sophisticated, contemporary dining Italian style, Grossi Grill aims to serve simple food based on fresh, local ingredients and sleek, quick service. The buzz of its open kitchen creates a magnificent atmosphere centred around ‘La Griglia’, always full of the finest aged meats sourced from various suppliers. The constant quest for the best quality ingredients is fundamental to the Grossi philosophy. Express lunches for a quick business catchup and pre-theatre dinners are also available.

Free award winning wine Hahndorf Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA Clairault Series Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, WA

Free award winning wine First Creek Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW Pyren Block E Shiraz, Pyrenees, VIC

Cuisine European and Asian Fusion

Cuisine Italian

Contact 03 9685 3000 www.seasonsbotanicgardensmelbourne.com.au

Contact 03 9662 1811 www.grossiflorentino.com

Bill (from) Entrée $10, Main $18, Dessert $9

Bill (from) Entrée $24, Main $36, Dessert $18

Open Lunch Dinner

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Open Lunch Dinner

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Also recommended for

Also recommended for

Family Friendly Casual Dining

Casual Dining

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Making an Impression

F S S

Italian

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Business

The Meat & Wine Co Melbourne

Cicada

3 Freshwater Place, Queensbridge Square Queensbridge Street Southbank VIC 3006

275 George Street Brisbane QLD 4000

With views of the Yarra River and city skyline, The Meat & Wine Co is renowned for ‘steaks you’ll leave home for’; mouth watering prime cuts including super aged meats complimented by the finest selection of wines. It has become the place to be seen on the bustling Southbank with it’s cutting edge design and décor, rich textures, jewel-like colours and eclectic lighting. Open late Friday and Saturday.

Cicada’s menu boasts a Modern Australian selection with a light Italian touch with pasta, risotto, steaks and seafood including Tasmanian salmon, wild caught barramundi and fabulous salt and pepper calamari. A bar snacks menu is on offer from Wednesday to Friday nights. Making it a great spot for a mid-week, after work meeting.

Free award winning wine Feet First Semillon Sauvigon Blanc, Western Australia Feet First Cabernet Merlot, Western Australia

Free award winning wine Hahndorf Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA Barking Owl Shiraz Viognier, Perth Hills, WA

Cuisine Steakhouse

Cuisine Modern Australian

Contact 03 9696 5333 www.themeatandwineco.com

Contact 07 3211 2161 www.cicadagroup.com.au

Bill (from) Entrée $12, Main $29, Dessert $12

Bill (from) Breakfast $4, Main $17.50, Bar Snacks $7

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Business

Riverside

Lapa Brazilian

InterContinental Adelaide North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

375 Hay Street Subiaco WA 6008

From award winning olive oils to the finest seafood, Chef de Cuisine Praveen Pall showcases fresh seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers in the globally inspired menu. At weekends, the seafood buffet is a popular option. Clients will be impressed by the view, the food and the service.

This is a typical Brazilian ‘churrascaria’ (barbecue) with à la carte lunch and dinner menus as well as a fixed price ‘rodízio’ (endless feast) where chefs expertly grill 14 skewered meat cuts and ‘passadores’ (meat waiters) provide continuous table service. On Sundays, there’s the traditional Brazilian weekend dish, ‘feijoada’, a stew cooked with smoked beef and pork prime cuts, pork sausage and bacon (served with all its side dishes).

Free award winning wine Centennial Vineyards Winery Block Chardonnay, Southern Highlands, NSW Deep Woods Estate Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, WA

Free award winning wine Hahndorf Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA Mother of Pearl Shiraz, Wrattonbully, SA

Cuisine Modern Australian

Cuisine Brazilian Barbecue

Contact 08 8238 2400 intercontinentalrestaurantsadelaide.com.au

Contact 08 9381 1323 www.lapa.net.au

Bill (from) Entrée $11, Main $22, Dessert $14

Bill (from) Entrée $18, Main $28, Dessert $12

Open Lunch Dinner

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Open Lunch Dinner

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Also recommended for

Also recommended for

Best View

Family Friendly Making an Impression

Romantic Dining

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Charles Wilkins Owner, Culinary Edge

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Greg Doyle Owner and Chef, Pier

Guillaume Brahimi Owner and Chef, Guillaume at Bennelong

Guy Grossi Owner and Head Chef, Grossi Restaurants

Hadleigh Troy Owner and Chef, Restaurant Amusé

Hesham El Masry Restaurateur, Rosebud Balmain

Jacques Reymond Owner and Head Chef, Jacques Reymond and Cuisine du Temps


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Restaurant and Location

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A Abhi’s Indian, North Strathfield, NSW Agni Fine Cuisine, Innaloo, WA AJA, Albert Park, VIC Aki’s Indian, Woolloomooloo, NSW A La Bouffe, South Yarra, VIC Alluvial, Melbourne, VIC Almond Bar, Darlinghurst, NSW Amanda’s on the Edge, Pokolbin, NSW Amelia’s, Mascot, NSW Ardeche, Canberra, ACT Arun Thai, Potts Point, NSW Assiette, Surry Hills, NSW At Fernando’s, Leichhardt, NSW Atlantis, North Ryde, NSW Auge Ristorante, Adelaide, SA

152, 154 160 135 90, 152 149 46 32 111 44 146 210 146 72 118 98, 183

Cafe Mint, Surry Hills, NSW Cafe Neptune, Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW Cafe Qube, Fairfield, VIC Camden Valley Inn, Camden Park, NSW Canton Bay Chinese, Perth, WA Catalina, Rose Bay, NSW C’est Bon, Cairns, QLD Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy, VIC Chef’s Gallery, Sydney, NSW Chiangmai Thai Cuisine, Carlton, VIC Chillipadi, Melbourne, VIC Chillipadi Mamak Kopitiam, Kensington, NSW Chillipadi Waterfront City, Docklands, VIC Chillipadi Watergardens, Taylors Lakes, VIC Chimmy’s Hawthorn, Hawthorn, VIC Chimmy’s Richmond, Richmond, VIC Choi’s, Hawthorn, VIC Cicada, Brisbane, QLD Cipri Italian, Paddington, NSW Citro Bar & Restaurant, Melbourne, VIC Claude’s, Woollahra, NSW Concrete Blonde, Kings Cross, NSW Copperwood, Carlton, VIC Cosi Bar Ristorante, South Yarra, VIC Criniti’s Castle Hill, Castle Hill, NSW Criniti’s Darling Harbour, Darling Harbour, NSW Criniti’s Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW

184 80 64 62 141 14 150 36 216 211 25 65 135 75 83 83 136 48 165 47 147 22 84 168 73 22 166

D Deckhouse, Woolwich Dock, NSW Ding Hao, Adelaide, SA Din Tai Fung, Sydney, NSW District Dining, Surry Hills, NSW Doyles on the Beach, Watsons Bay, NSW

14 222 216 33 203

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B Bacchus Restaurant, Newcastle, NSW Bacco QVB, Sydney, NSW Bacco Wine Bar, Sydney, NSW Balla, Pyrmont, NSW Ballaró, Lindfield, NSW Bar Angolo, Ryde, NSW Bar Barossa, Brisbane, QLD Bar Cupola, Sydney, NSW Beasley’s, Doncaster East, VIC Bella Cosi Modern Italian, Chermside, QLD Bergerac, Melbourne, VIC Bijou by Vie Susse, Bulimba, QLD Bistrode CBD, Sydney, NSW Bistro Lilly, Sydney, NSW Biviano’s Italian, Windsor, NSW BLACK by ezard, Pyrmont, NSW Black Swan Winery & Restaurant, Henley Brook, WA Blue Fish Restaurant, Sydney, NSW Bluestone, Melbourne, VIC Blu Ginger Canberra, Canberra, ACT Blu Ginger Castle Hill, Castle Hill, NSW Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Glebe, NSW Bramble and Vine, Carlton North, VIC Breeze Restaurant & Bar, Newcastle, NSW

INDEX

90 164 126 91 164 72 37 54 75 59 148 37 30, 32 45 165 21, 91 18 202 122 154 155 12, 202 36 112

East Ocean, Haymarket, NSW Eating in Italy, Adelaide, SA E’cco, Brisbane, QLD Embrasse, Carlton, VIC Enopizzeria, Neutral Bay, NSW Esposito at Toofey’s, Carlton, VIC est., Sydney, NSW Ezard, Melbourne, NSW

217 66 38 71, 148 126 206 42, 92 95

F Fat Buddha, Sydney, NSW Fideli’s, Sydney, NSW Finz, Sandringham, VIC Firefly, Brisbane, QLD Flair, Erina Heights, NSW Flare Contemporary Grill, St Kilda, VIC Flint in the Vines, Murrumbateman, ACT Flying Fish, Pyrmont, NSW Forbes and Burton, Darlinghurst, NSW Full Moon Hotel, Sandgate, QLD

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Gandha’s Indian, New Lambton, NSW Glebe Point Diner, Glebe, NSW Golden Century, Sydney, NSW Golden Palace, Fortitude Valley, QLD Grand Central Hotel, Brisbane, QLD Great Expectations, Essendon, VIC Grossi Florentino – The Grill, Melbourne, VIC Grossi Florentino – The Restaurant, Melbourne, VIC

155 34 23 221 196 207 47 96, 162

H Hazara, Norwood, SA Hilltop Phoenix, Castle Hill, NSW House of Chow, Adelaide, SA Hungry Feel Eating House, Buderim, QLD

158 218 140 38

I Il Nostro Posto, Melbourne, VIC Indian Aroma, Cronulla, NSW In Restaurant, Neutral Bay, NSW Izumi Japanese, Manly, NSW

168 156 119 174

J Jade Kew, Kew, VIC Jade Lotus Chinese Restaurant, Sylvania, NSW Jagos on Miller, North Sydney, NSW Jam the Bistro, Adelaide, SA Jolleys Boathouse, Adelaide, SA

221 63 54 40 123

K Kamikaze, Darling Harbour, NSW Kazbah, Darling Harbour, NSW Kazbah on Darling, Balmain, NSW Kazbah Top Ryde, Ryde, NSW Kenji at Opera Kitchen, Sydney, NSW Kojo Brown, Richmond, VIC Koko, Southbank, VIC

174 102 80 55 172, 175 84 177

L La Bodeguita del Medio, Sydney, NSW Lacitta, Melbourne, VIC La Giara, Leichhardt, NSW La Locanda, Bronte, NSW Lamaro’s, South Melbourne, VIC Lapa Brazilian, Subiaco, WA Legacy of India, North Adelaide, SA Le Rendezvous, Manuka, ACT Lime Cafe-Bar & Restaurant, Sydney, NSW Little Frog, Wyong, NSW Little India Bistro & Tandoor, South Yarra, VIC love.fish, Rozelle, NSW Lugarno, Lugarno, NSW

23 187 63 73 195 49 159 110 45 147 157 55 204

Macchiato Pizza Bar & Grill, Sydney, NSW 46 Mad Cow, Sydney, NSW 24, 192 Mandala, South Yarra, VIC 136 Manly Phoenix, Manly, NSW 218 Manta, Woolloomooloo, NSW 102 Mapo Korean, Adelaide, SA 141 Marigold, Haymarket, NSW 219 Mask of China, Melbourne, VIC 137 Mehrey Da Dhaba, Surry Hills, NSW 81 Menhir, Ettalong Beach, NSW 184 Michael’s Oriental, Eight Mile Plains, QLD 140 Milano Cucina, Adelaide, SA 170 Milk and Honey, Canberra, ACT 110 Mirka Continental Bistro, St Kilda, VIC 85 Miyako Japanese Cuisine, Southbank, VIC 177 Mon’s Thai Rarnaharn, Windsor, QLD 213 Moore Park Golden Century, Moore Park, NSW 134 Mosaic Restaurant, Altona, VIC 188 Mountain Palace, North Richmond, NSW 64 MP3 Cafe Montepellier, Brighton, SA 130 Muse Kitchen at Keith Tulloch Winery, Pokolbin, NSW 81 Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin, NSW 119

N Na Zdrowie, Glebe, NSW Nelson’s, Williamstown, VIC Neutral Bay Bar & Dining, Neutral Bay, NSW Ninniku Jip, East Victoria Park, WA Nobu, Southbank, VIC Number 8 Restaurant & Wine Bar, Southbank, VIC

56 122 34 142 178 127

O Ocha, Hawthorn, VIC Okra Restaurant, Hawthorn East, VIC Olmecs, Richmond, VIC Onda, Terrigal, NSW Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman, NSW Orsini, Hawthorne East, VIC Oscillate Wildly, Newtown, NSW Otto Ristorante, Woolloomooloo, NSW

178 138 58 113 15, 200 58 35 100, 103

P Pan Asian, Prahran, VIC Pasta Rustica Ristorante, Carlton, NSW Peppercorn @ Cremorne, Cremorne, NSW Pier, Rose Bay, NSW Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater, NSW Pod Food, Pialligo, ACT Pompei’s, Bondi Beach, NSW PrimaLuna, Randwick, NSW Public Dining Room, Mosman, NSW Punch Lane, Melbourne, VIC

138 169 120 204 15 111 166 167 16 129

Q Quarter Twenty One, Sydney, NSW Quay, The Rocks, NSW

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