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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.
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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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Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant
Situated at the spiritual home of Penfolds, the restaurant is located just 8km from the city of Adelaide, approximately a 15 minute journey by car and situated adjacent to the Magill Estate Vineyard, Winery and Cellars. The restaurant combines modern architectural style with the natural attributes of its Adelaide foothills location and historic surrounds and delivers a contemporary and comfortable fine dining atmosphere. Contemporary food, an extensive collection of Penfolds wines, exemplary service and stunning views completes one of Australia’s finest food and wine experiences.
Cottage Point Inn
Cottage Point Inn began its life as a boat house, general store and post office for the river community. During the 50s with an increase in holiday makers 2 apartments were built and the business began to focus on providing food for sightseers and travellers. With the opening of road access in the 70s the Inn could for the first time call itself a restaurant with successive owners gradually lifting the bar on food and service. For lunch and dinner Cottage Point Inn offers both an a la carte and & 7 course tasting menu. Vegetarian options are available for both menus and we endeavour to meet any dietary requirements.
Grossi Florentino houses different dining areas. Florentino is a luxurious dining experience with contemporary Italian cuisine. Grill is a bustling environment with an open kitchen focusing on Tuscan cooking methods including wood fire.
Noosa Waterfront Restaurant
Visit the Sunshine Coast if only to dine at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant and Bar overlooking a calm canal inlet of the Noosa River. A touch of elegance graces a spacious setting surrounded by lush greenery, with an open grassed area for ceremonies and special occasions or to simply soak up sunshine by the water. Tantalising modern Italian cuisine is paired with award-winning wines from Australia’s most bountiful regions and imported from Europe to complete a memorable dining experience. Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar can be reached by road or boat along the beautiful Noosa River, and is one of the premier dining establishments on the Sunshine Coast.
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.
Inspired by the hard work of local producers, Head Chef Jesse Blake’s passion for fresh food has culminated in an assortment of rustic, quirky and fun dishes meant to share, or simply enjoy solo. Start the day with house-made pastries, smoothies and breakfast that mixes with the rush of the working city folk. Relax through a weekend breakfast menu and artisanal coffee, settle in for a real lunch, the European way, served in the warmth of Barrack Street’s sunshine that pours through the west facing windows, or get serious with a great dinner in the moody history of the space.
Urbane Restaurant is an icon in the Brisbane dining scene with numerous awards and a substantial reputation. The overall philosophy within Urbane is providing the highest quality food and service. Urbane restaurant is highly regarded and the source of our inspiration is our customers, our travels and our appreciation of our surroundings. Evolution is a very important part of the history of food. For us, food should be enjoyable and easy. We want our guests to experience new products and techniques so they can take something away with them after dining with us, whether it be a new taste sensation or just a happy memory of a superb meal.
Chat Thai Circular Quay
Authentic Thai food with quick service and cool tropical drinks.
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