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Daniel Wilson

Owner and chef, Huxtable, Fitzroy

At the tender age of 12, Daniel Wilson went to the United States to pursue his dreams of becoming a chef. After learning under the likes of Daniel Boulud in New York, Daniel moved to Melbourne to work with Andrew Blake at Blakes Cafeteria. In 2003, Daniel was awarded The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year.
Daniel is now head chef and owner of his own restaurant, Huxtable, one of Melbourne's most exciting culinary hotspots. Huxtable was nominated for Best New Restaurant in the 2012 The Age Good Food Guide.

Dine out on Daniel's recommendations of places to play in and around Melbourne.

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Huxtable, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Gather friends to share plates and matched wines at Huxtable, or cross the road for hot beef and cold beer at its more casual cousin, Huxtaburger.

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Chin Chin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chin Chin

Join the queue at exciting, bustling Chin Chin for excellent southeast asian cuisine. GoGo downstairs for cocktails and delicious bar snacks.

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Gelateria Primavera, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gelateria Primavera

Scoop up frozen treats at the Spring St Grocer, where traditional gelato and sorbet come in a superb, ever-changing range of seasonal flavours.

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Siglo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Enjoy an aperitif or nightcap at this rooftop bar. It's really got a European feel to it, and has a great outlook over the Parliament buildings.

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Chinatown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Foodie precincts

Take your pick from the best Vietnamese eateries in Richmond, dumplings in Chinatown, and Italian and Lebanese grocers along Sydney Road in Brunswick.

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Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Queen Victoria Market

Browse aisles of fresh produce, endless glass cabinets of deli goods and shop fronts with fresh coffee and baked goods at Melbourne's market mecca.

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Bathing Boxes, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Make your way down to the Peninsula for great beaches and sample the region's excellent food and wine at its farmers markets and many wineries.

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Bendigo Art Gallery, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia


Visit this regional city for its charming atmosphere and its art galleries. The Bendigo Art Gallery attracts significant exhibitions from around the...

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Apollo Bay Harbour, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Apollo Bay

Travel along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's most magnificent touring routes, to this seaside town at the foothills of the Otway Ranges.

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