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The chicken parmigiana at the Central Club Hotel in North Melbourne.

A much-loved North Melbourne pub has re-emerged after a two-year reno. Does it still have soul?

The revamped Central Club Hotel takes advantage of its vicinity to the Queen Victoria Market with quality chicken parma - but is it still a great pub?

  • Dani Valent
There are two bars and 30 taps at Bridge Road Brewers, Brunswick East

Cheers to the weekend: Four new and improved craft breweries to slake your thirst

With the mercury rising, here are some fresh places to knock the top off a frothy.

  • Dani Valent
Diavola pizza, its thin crust blistered by the oven.

Guy Grossi made his name with pasta. But that’s not the best dish at his new Kew pub restaurant

The chef behind some of Melbourne’s best-known Italian restaurants has opened Puttanesca in a revamped Kew pub. What’s the verdict?

  • Besha Rodell

This country pub has it all – frosty beers, live gigs and a big-city chef serving upscale specials

After cooking at Saint Peter in Sydney, Arc Dining in Brisbane and Beach Byron Bay, Alanna Sapwell-Stone did a three-month pop-up at Eltham Hotel Bistro and never left.

  • Terry Durack
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Pack your thongs, this cruisy country pub is perfect for ‘eating a pile of fat prawns with your toes exposed’

The Milton Hotel on the NSW South Coast might look laid-back but its menu delivers everything a smart comforting lunch should be.

  • Callan Boys
Portsea pub will come into its own as  spring approaches.

Road trip! Victoria’s 10 best regional pubs of 2023

Country boozers are the beating heart of Australia. From Kilcunda to Kyneton, these are the ones you need to plan a roadtrip around.

  • Ellen Fraser and Tomas Telegramma
There’s no dining room as such, so find a table on the shady terrace.

Road trip! NSW’s 10 best regional pubs of 2023

Country boozers are the backbone of our nation. From Billinudgel to Jugiong, these are the regional pubs worth planning a trip around right now.

  • Callan Boys
The Three Weeds pub in Rozelle.

From classic corner boozers to glitzy beachside bars: Sydney’s best 30 pubs

From classic corner boozers to glitzy beachside bars, raise a schooner to the great Sydney pubs anyone would love to call their local.

  • Callan Boys and Matty Hirsch
Central Club Hotel in North Melbourne  has undergone a thorough spit and polish.

From classic corner boozers to ritzy bistros: Melbourne’s best 30 pubs

From classic corner boozers to ritzy bistros, raise a pot to the great Melbourne pubs anyone would be lucky to call their local.

  • Tomas Telegramma and Ellen Fraser
The Clifton Hotel team, including Guy Grossi (centre) and his sister Liz Grossi-Rodriguez (seated), and Marc Murphy (right).

First look inside the Grossi family’s new pub venture, Puttanesca at Clifton Hotel in Kew

Melbourne’s first family of fine dining - and a former Carlton football star - take on a pub with a colourful past, and bring along some of their favourite dishes.

  • Dani Valent