Food News: Grazing tables and peanut butter nutters

Do you want fries with that?

The humble potato has undergone a makeover, with loaded fries gracing the menus of our favourite eateries. Try the truffle-loaded fries at Sister Kong, piled with shitake mushrooms, kewpie mayo, toasted peanuts, spicy nori and 16 (yes, 16) herbs and spices. Or try the curly fries with chipotle mayo at Lower 9th Diner (89 Lichfield St) and the best-ever shoestring fries (with chicken salt) at Slick Burgers (order via Uber Eats).


Grazing Tables

December is officially upon us, which means summer holidays and celebrations! Our favourite way to host a special occasion is with indulgent platters piled high. Bespoke Platters are our go-to for grazing tables, ideal for any gathering with all products locally sourced throughout Canterbury. Think Le Panier breads, Canterbury Cheesemonger cheeses and meats from Cashmere Cuisine.

Governor’s Bay Hotel


Founded in 1870, Governors Bay Hotel is a colonial beauty, offering splendid sea views and a brand new menu. If you’re after a relaxed weekend drive, head to this historic spot for a sun-soaked brunch. We recommend the smoked salmon hash.

Day-to-night dining

Town Tonic is our Addington go-to for unbeatable brunches, coffee on the go and delicious cocktails. The sleek restaurant has a stylish, modern interior with loads of seating, an open-plan kitchen, and floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s the perfect spot for dinner and drink before a show at The Court Theatre. Open from 7.30am till late on weekdays and 8.30am on weekends, this will soon become your regular.

Peanut butter nutters

Everybody’s adding the good stuff to their baking this season. From Cookie Time to Cakes By Anna (CBA), we’re all about lacing our treats with peanut butter right now. We recommend CBA’s decadent flourless chocolate cake. Mixed with super crunchy Fix and Fogg peanut butter, then layered with peanut butter buttercream before being topped with caramel, pistachios, white chocolate and raspberries. Need we say more?