Porthminster Café

Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, tel: 01736 795 352

Being situated on the beach, Australian chef Michael Smith probably doesn't get too homesick. Equally sunny is the food: tea-smoked salmon and Thai crab salad


2 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, tel: 01727 730 777

If you didn't know exec chef Ruth Hurren was Aussie, her kangaroo with aubergine mash, salt and pepper squid and pineapple parfait should give you a clue

The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Road, London W11, tel: 020 7792 9090

Brett Graham was named Best Young Chef in both Sydney and London. Now 29, with a Michelin star under his belt, he wows diners with finessed French cooking