Portrait of Larissa Dubecki

Larissa Dubecki

Larissa Dubecki is a writer and restaurant critic who began as a news reporter at the Age in 2000 before realising life would be cheaper and more rewarding if she was paid to eat in restaurants.

From 2009 to 2014 she was the Good Food Guide’s chief critic; currently she reviews restaurants for Time Out and contributes to Australian Gourmet Traveller and the Guardian, among others. A cultural refugee from Heidelberg, in Melbourne’s north-east, she completed a combined arts/law degree from the University of Melbourne, but still has no idea what the Torrens Land System involves.