Dining Downunder

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Dining Downunder Premiered Jun 01, 2003 Hasn't Aired

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  • Season 1
    • Australia Day on Sydney Harbour
      On Australia Day celebrity chefs Vic Cherikoff, Mark McCluskey and Benjamin Christie grab some fresh seafood from the Sydney Fish Market and cook up a feast on Sydney Harbour.
    • Banjo Patterson's Restaurant on the Parramatta River
      Our chefs visit Hunters Hill on the Parramatta River, to dine at the well known Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant. Classified by the National Trust, "Rockend" is where A.B.'Banjo' Paterson, the Australian poet and bard lived as a young man with his grandmother. This convict-hewn, sandstone block cottage, with its courtyard well, dates back to the 1830's when it started out as an oil refinery and store for river freight. Banjo Patterson who appears on the Australian $10 note, was a well known Australian bush poet and wrote famous poems such as The Man from Snowy River, Waltzing Matilda and Clancy of the Overflow. Now, as a fine dining restaurant, the native garden and appealing surrounds make it a popular lunchtime and evening dining destination. There are good views over the river from the up-stairs dining room and after your meal there's an easy walk along the riverbank as a digestive or to catch the ferry or water-taxi home.moreless
    • Redgum Restaurant
      6/15/03
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      Historic Boronia House in the northern Sydney suburb of Mosman has recently been transformed into to the busy Redgum Restaurant. Celebrity chefs Vic Cherikoff, Mark McCluskey and Benjamin Christie visit.
    • Alberts Lakeside Restaurant
      6/21/03
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      Celebrity chefs Vic Cherikoff, Mark McCluskey and Benjamin Christie visit Mark's own restaurant, which breaks all the rules of "location, location, location" in the Hills District west of Sydney.
    • Margaret River and Restaurant Vat 107
      Having worked and lived in Western Australia for some time, Benjamin Christie was well qualified to take us 3 hours south of Perth down to the wine growing region of Margaret River where he visits Vat 107 Restaurant and a number of wineries.
    • Feast Restaurant on Avoca Beach
      Celebrity chefs Vic Cherikoff and Benjamin Christie visit Feast restaurant to sample the cuisine of French chef Andre Chouvin.
    • Buderim Ginger and Bistro C Noosa
      Celebrity chefs Vic Cherikoff and Benjamin Christie travel to Buderim, the ginger capital of Australia, to look at how ginger is grown and processed. They also visit the Bistro C restaurant.
    • Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains
      Celebrity chefs Vic Cherikoff, Mark McCluskey and Benjamin Christie visit the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
    • Swiss Grand at Bondi Beach Sydney
      Literally minutes from Sydney's Central business district, chef Benjamin Christie explores the famous Bondi Beach and visits the Swiss Grand to try their native Australian menu.
    • The Cowrie Restaurant Terrigal Beach
      Terrigal's original inhabitants were the Awabakal or Guringgai Aborigines who feasted on fish, shellfish and crustaceans from the beach, rock pools and Womeral Lagoons in the north. Given the abundance of seafood in the area it's only fitting that its now the home of one of the finest seafood restaurants in Australia. The Cowrie restaurant, located in the hills above Terrigal, offers a spectacular location together with panoramic views over the beach and the Pacific Ocean.moreless
    • The Three Sisters and the Post Office Restaurant in Leura
      Vic Cherikoff visits Echo Point in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and drops in to the neighbouring Blue Gum and Leura Post Office restaurants. Echo Point attracts visitors from around the world and offers postcard views of the Three Sisters and out across the Jamison Valley.