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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 Restaurant 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 Restaurant Gift Card unlocks a plethora of experiences: 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 Restaurant 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 Restaurant 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 Restaurant Gift Card is the perfect way to mark any occasion.
Long Chim Perth
Long Chim is a triumph of casual dining, combining traditional street food with contemporary flavours. David Thompson is renowned as a world authority on Thai food and his Thai restaurants and cookbooks have won critical acclaim. David now returns to Australia with Long Chim Perth and Perth patrons will be the first diners in Australia to experience the new, casual style of one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs.
Vaquero dining is nestled in under the Old Albion town hall built-in the 1800s. Full of character this venue lets the imagination run wild. The speakeasy style entry through a vintage themed butcher shop sees the space open up into a beautifully fitted out dining haven. The food is inspired by the Spanish Vaquero (herdsman) with aged and cured meats front and center on a beautifully designed ever changing menu. Chef Damon porter and his team work side by side with a skilled team of bartenders and waiters. This is a elegantly casual dining venue with flexibility across the board for events and intimate or romantic dinners welcomes its little sister "on the side" by Vaquero. If you are looking for a small bar for a drink before or after your dinner with friends, just pop next door. With Albion trains station 150 meters away Vaquero and On the side will satisfy your every need. Thank you for you interest for our Albion hidden gem.
Bucci Fortitude Valley
Bucci Restaurant flies the red, green and white flag in the James Street precinct, serving exquisite Italian food adapted to urban lifestyles and tastes. Bucci has a style and gusto reminiscent of the best of Rome and Milan, with specialties drawn from all over Italy and tweaked for local palates. Outstanding Italian and Australasian wines complement the best and freshest seasonal produce.
Paper Bird is an all-day restaurant serving East Asian inspired food. We are open for breakfast and lunch 7 days, and dinner Monday to Saturday.
At Firedoor we work instinctively with the fire and the ingredients. Our menu is entirely powered by wood fire and everything is cooked to order. The kitchen burns a collection of different woods daily to create coals that will then be used to enhance the natural characteristics of the ingredients. We collaborate with our producers and suppliers to bring you the best produce available each day.
Dinner by Heston
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.
A longstanding Melbourne icon, Cookie is one of the city's most popular & enduring dining & drinking spots, effortlessly combining a modern Thai restaurant headed by Chef Karen Batson, bustling beer hall and sexy cocktail bar into one level of the mighty Curtin House.
Hideaway Kitchen & Bar
Located on the outskirts of Broadbeach, Hideaway Kitchen & Bar is one of the Gold Coast’s favourite culinary sensations - an exciting venue for evening drinks and mouth-watering Asian street food.
Vincent is a new concept restaurant for the Canberra region, hidden amongst the Government Departments and new apartments of the beautiful leafy suburb of Barton. Specialising in pairing exquisite food with unconventional, specifically sourced wines from around the world, Vincent brings an exciting vibe to the Canberra dining experience. There is something to service the appetites of the after-work crowd or for those looking for an exciting dining experience. Vincent embodies a laid back atmosphere with a long communal bar to comfortably seat groups or couples looking for a place to relax over a glass of wine. Members of our staff are never far away to ensure every one of our guests receive the service and attention they deserve. A dark and moody, yet warm and ambient, interior creates a relaxed and casual atmosphere to complement the selection of food and wine, specially developed to enhance each of the flavours and deliver a completely gratifying dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Vincent Restaurant to eat, drink, relax and enjoy.
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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 Restaurant 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 Restaurant 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 Restaurant 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 yet.
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