The gourmet experience
Gourmet Traveller has spent half a century traversing the country and uncovering the most outstanding food, wine, and restaurant experiences on offer. Gourmet Traveller has built its name in being an authority on the distinct culinary contexts found throughout Australia and now we want to share it with you. The Gourmet Traveller Gift Card is a bite-sized portion of Gourmet Traveller’s storied gourmet tradition, one you’re now invited to be a part of.
With a country as culturally rich and varied as ours, the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card helps you find your next great food experience: from exceptional fine dining with world-class views to that new eatery everyone’s talking about embedded in some vibrant inner-city suburb, the choice is yours to make.
It’s that world of choice that sets the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card apart. Whether it’s to thank a new client for that new contract going ahead, or a friend visiting Australia for the first time, the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card allows the giftee to follow their taste buds and create their own dining adventure. Simple to give and an absolute treat to receive, the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card is the perfect way to mark any occasion.
The Fink Group’s first interstate restaurant, OTTO Brisbane opened its doors on June 14th 2016. Nestled on the fourth floor atrium of DEXUS Property Group’s 480 Queen Street premium office, in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, the restaurant overlooks the Brisbane River to the iconic Story Bridge, offering diners some of the city’s best views. Of course, OTTO Brisbane shares the same values of sister restaurant, the iconic OTTO Sydney: CBD waterside and city views, serving great Australian ingredients in a contemporary Italian style, capturing occasion and place. After opening a short six weeks, OTTO Brisbane was awarded Brisbane Times Good Food Best New Restaurant 2016 and continues to grab the attention of Brisbane diners.
Il Pom Italian
SERVING ITALIAN FAVOURITES! Il Pom Italian offers cosy interiors and a large alfresco outdoor area as one of Melbourne’s best people-watching perch over a coffee, lunch or dinner, pinot, grappa or birra. Just look for the red umbrellas. Whether enjoying a red wine as the rain taps the glass outside in winter, or lazing ‘al fresco’ in the sun, Il Pom offers a ‘Taste of Italy’ in the heart of Fed Square.
Time Out Fed Square
TIME OUT FED SQUARE. Located right in the heart of Melbourne’s action in Fed Square, Time Out is the favourite for Melbourne locals and visitors known for all-day dining from an extensive International menu 365 days a year, any time is the right time to take a break from exploring the city, catch up with friends or just sit and people watch on the outdoor eatery & beer garden terrace and take in the sights and sounds of the city. Settle in to a booth, unwind for an intimate meal or pull up a stool at the bar and enjoy a signature cocktails or unique local craft brew. Time Out is the place to ‘see and be seen’ watching the world go by.
Sake Restaurant & Bar Manly
At Saké Restaurant and Bar, contemporary Japanese cuisine is served up in six of Australia’s most iconic destinations including Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Saké Manly features an interactive sushi counter, a sophisticated bar and an outdoor terrace with sweeping ocean views out to Manly Cove, making it the idyllic location to enjoy Japanese and cocktails. The menu overseen by Chef Shaun Presland and Head Chef Shoji Toru offers a superb section of nigiri, sashimi and sushi rolls, all made to order from the freshest of local seafood. Saké Manly’s drinks list showcases the finest of Japanese spirits, whiskies and over 30 bins of sake as well as umeshu, shochu and flavoured sake. Four seasonally changing spritz feature on the menu, all designed to match the light, floral notes of Japanese cuisine.
Saint Peter is an Australian Fish Eatery. We serve sustainable seafood prepared expertly and served simply in a relaxed restaurant environment.
Ruby Red Flamingo
Ruby Red Flamingo is quality Italian - the place to be seen as it mixes style with taste
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the world’s most exciting restaurants. Dinner takes its creative inspiration from our historic and nostalgic culinary past. This ultra-modern dining experience offers an elegant, sophisticated backdrop in which to enjoy internationally acclaimed award winning cuisine. Between its two restaurants in London and Melbourne, Dinner has received a list of awards and accolades including two michelin stars in London, and two hats in The Age, Good Food Guide, Melbourne. Following years of research, the culinary exploration of chefs Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts has resulted in a modern menu of dishes that have been inspired by historic recipes and history books. Some elements date as far back as the 13th Century. Working with food historians in Australia and the UK, as well as endless hours of library research, the two chefs have created a unique and original dining experience. The menu at Dinner is accompanied by an eclectic selection of global wines and a cocktail bar that offers a unique bespoke range of exclusive drinks, distillations and infusions.
The Grove Hidden Valley
Victoria’s newest regional dining destination The Grove. Featuring a bistro, lounge, bar, conference and events centre, The Grove is set within the country estate of Hidden Valley Resort, located near Wallan, just 50 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.
There are different areas to dine depending on the occasion, with the bar, a spacious lounge area, the bistro or the terrace. The Grove is the perfect location for a casual get together at the bar, lunch with friends or a night out to celebrate a special occasion. The seasonally-changing menu in the 70-seat bistro is divided into boards & bites, farm & ocean, salads & sides and desserts.
Begin with boards & bites such as King prawn croquettes with celeriac remoulade or Grilled southern calamari with tomato, fennel, rouille and marjoram. Highlights from farm & ocean include Beef brisket & cotechino sausage with lentils, spinach & salsa verde, Carnaroli risotto with field mushrooms, porcini, spinach & parmesan and Cone Bay barramundi with local greens, celeriac, mushroom and tomato dashi. Be sure to save room for the Hot chocolate pudding, vanilla gelato and forest berry crumb and Sarah’s lemon meringue pie, whipped cream and raspberry powder.
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We fundamentally believe in gifting moments that are memorable, that are personal, and that only grow richer and become more valuable over time. With its extensive stable of exceptional participating restaurants found across the country, the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card checks all the boxes. What better gift to give family and friends, clients and colleagues than a slice of Australian gourmet dining at its finest? The restaurateurs that participate in the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card are true culinary masters, and they’re all in the business of delivering unforgettable dining experiences. Given the freedom to choose from a rich selection of participating restaurants specialising in a diverse suite of international and local cuisines, our giftees can be sure to find one to match their own personal taste and style. And who knows: maybe they’ll even find their new favourite spot.
When we’re not liaising with restaurateurs, we’re out exploring the country, hunting down its best-kept culinary secrets, and keeping our fingers on the pulse of the hottest food trends and can’t-be-missed experiences. Even though the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card opens a portal to a premium selection of Australian restaurants, we’re continually dedicated to looking for the newest speakeasy, the next great burger joint, or the next exceptional local to keep on bringing you the greatest gourmet gift and helps you find your next great food experience.
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