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The Australian Winter Food Guide

the australian winter food guide

As the chill of winter sets in, there’s nothing more comforting than indulging in some hearty, satisfying cuisine. And when it comes to finding the ultimate winter dishes, Australian restaurants are truly in a league of their own.

If you’ve been looking for delicious winter meals and drinks in a cosy atmosphere, check out our top picks from Ovolo restaurants in Australia this season.

Monster Kitchen & Bar

When Truffle season arrives in Canberra, Monster celebrates with a true winter feast. 

Each year, Monster Kitchen’s Executive Chef Matthew Bentley creates a 4-course winter dinner with a full vegetarian menu that demonstrates the unique and exquisite ways we can use Truffles.  

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a refined truffle-infused vegetarian dining experience next winter! And if the truffle isn’t your favourite, Executive Chef Matthew Bentley also creates a tasting menu of his best winter recipes, with dishes including pumpkin wonton tartlet, ‘succotash’ tacos with Mole Amarillo & avocado and ‘Beef’ Bolognese Arancini with Saffron Aioli.

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Whether it’s by the fireplace or under a cosy blanket, being with someone special can make the winter months feel warm and inviting. And special people deserve special treatment!

Head to ZA ZA TA, where when you buy one set menu, we’ll give you a second to treat someone special (or even someone not so special) for free. Nada. Nothing. Zilch. You don’t have to tell them it didn’t cost you a cent, we won’t. 

ZA ZA TA’s menu is filled with Middle Eastern inspired dishes and exotic winter meals made from market-fresh local produce, perfect for the chilly season.

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Lona Misa

Nothing compared to a timeless scene at this South Yarra restaurant with Latin-loved persuasions to revel amongst friends, siesta, or simply sit and pass the time. Each year, renowned chef Shannon Martinez brings the most unique plant-based dishes with winter recipes that will warm up your heart and fill your soul.

Don’t believe us? Try one of Lona Misa’s delicious winter meals like the seasonal jasper-roasted celeriac doused in seaweed butter, served on spicy, smoky Mojo Rojo with toasted almonds. Now that sounds (and tastes) good!

Lona Misa Winter

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Amphlett House

Sometimes all we need during the winter season is a cosy gathering with friends to have a few drinks in a humble atmosphere – exactly what Amphlett House in Melbourne is for. This new spot serves up the classics you love and a variety on tap including craft beers, wines, and a unique selection of handcrafted cocktails using Australian ingredients. Add a great selection of bar snacks and Aussie appetisers (“Opening Acts”, as well as mains (“Main Events”), and you have yourself a perfect place to gather with friends during the winter in Melbourne.

Amphlett House Winter

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Mister Percy

What was once one of Sydney’s most prominent wool stores is now home to opulent offerings, inspired by a Mediterranean palette and delivered with a uniquely Australian twist.

Mister Percy is turning up the heat with live Funk, Soul, and Jazz sessions every Thursday night! Escape the Sydney winter cold and join us in the heart of Pyrmont for good food, good wine, and good vibes with a rolling schedule of Sydney’s best live musicians and artists.

Bar is open till late. Walk-ins welcome, winter dinner bookings essential.

Mister Percy Winter

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