>CRISIS, what global financial crisis? A slew of great new restaurants opened, Neutral Bay became a surprise new dining destination and food stayed classy while the surrounds went downmarket, with no-bookings policies thriving as the queues outside lengthened.
Remarkably, Australians spent an extra $800 million on dining out in the past 12 months. The mining industry’s not the only one enjoying boom times. Here are 10 of the best from this year.