2010

BEST IRANIAN: PERSIAN ROOM

Down at the watery end of Harris Street, a historic corner cottage has been transformed by textured Iranian handicrafts and intricately painted doorways, into a … Read more

BEST GREEK: MEDUSA TAVERNA

Walk into the Medusa Greek Taverna at lunch on any weekday and it appears you’ve walked into a restaurant with mostly business men in suits … Read more

BEST FRENCH: LE PELICAN

This charming sandstone bistro proves that you don’t have to journey to the streets of Paris to enjoy contemporary French cuisine. Simply step into Le … Read more

BEST FOOD AFTER 2 AM: HARRY’S CAFÉ DE WHEELS

This infamous Mecca for night owls has been feeding hungry mouths into the wee hours of the morning since 1945, but there’s still nothing like … Read more

BEST DESIGNER: STELLA DESIGN

How can Stella Design not win Best Design House over two consecutive years when the firm has a ‘cool room’? This is not a reference … Read more

BEST DINNER: ROCKPOOL

Neil Perry’s award-winning restaurant is a world-class dining experience, and one you will most likely never forget. This restaurant is in high demand and business … Read more

BEST COFFEE: REMY & LEES

The inner city is overflowing with coffee shops, but this one is hotter than the rest. The use of top-quality Little Marionette coffee beans attracts … Read more

BEST CHINESE: GOLDEN CENTURY SEAFOOD

Despite the amazing live seafood on offer here, I always remember this restaurant for the achingly tender wasabi beef! That’s not to say I don’t … Read more

BEST CAFÉ: KAWA

Who knew Crown Street could feel this peaceful? Inside Kawa, the benches at the communal tables are strewn with cushions and piles of dog-eared magazines … Read more

BEST BREAKFAST: SINGLE ORIGIN ROASTERS

This coffee Mecca isn’t all about the beans. The guys at Single Origin also serve up a mean breakfast, and manage to do so with … Read more