The Perfect ‘Answer’ to Your Food Cravings…
From delectable degustations to the latest cafe openings and satiating street grub in the wee hours of the morning – Sydney continues to astound us in all its culinary glory! Choosing a place to eat can be an arduous task especially when you’re from out of town or stressing out about where to take that special someone. With our thinking caps on, we managed to come up with the following selection of eateries based on what has a cool, unique and an interesting ambience along with some delicious food and outstanding wine:
It took out the top gong at this year’s Time Out Sydney Food Awards with very good reason. From The guys behind Shady Pines, The Baxter Inn, Frankie’s Pizza comes Restaurant Hubert. With a resplendent old world charm with its red dark woods and lush red curtains, this classic venue is a delight to wander through. This all-time cool speak-easy dining space makes you feel instantly detached from the outside world and what lies before you is the promise of incredible eats and show-stopping wine in a music-filled, candle-lit debutante epochal bunker. They knocked it out of the park with Dan Pepperell (who last wowed at 10 William Street) delivering some of the best eats you can have in town at solid prices.
What to eat: Pommes Anna, Duck Rilletes, Le Grand Aioli, Prime Beef Tartare and others.
The Bridge Room
An excellent fine dining offered in a relaxed, but sophisticated milieu, the Bridge Room is a collaboration between Chef Ross and Sunny Lusted and the Fink Group. It has effortless elegance down pat minus the regular white table cloths and stodgy service. Warm oaks and soft greys mark the retro modern feel of the surroundings. Behind the food scenes, stands tall the celebrated Chef Ross Lusted. Not only the food but the perfectly poised and attentive wait staff are sure to win you over. Its modern Australian menu is crafted using the best seasonal ingredients, offering some delicious flavours that will have your eyes popping and your mouths uttering ‘oh my gosh’ before too long. The Bridge Room has it all – mouthwatering delicacies, luxurious ambience and an courteous wait staff.
What to eat: Tathra and Rock Oysters, South Coast NSW Shallot, Ash Grilled Duck, Strawberry and Violet Marshmallow Meringue
Sixpenny in Stanmore may be named after faded currency, but this restaurant has plenty of sparkle and worth. The two chefs, James Parry and Daniel Puskas, not only work long hours at the restaurant but also at their very own vegetable garden or patch in the Southern Highlands. The unusual suburban location hasn’t stopped die hard foodies from visiting this humble restaurant There’s an elegant simplicity about its dining room with a little personal flourishes here and there and a private dining room out in the middle with a view of the kitchen. It’s a small area but is in no way claustrophobia inducing. Music is uncontroversial and likeable, turned to a mild comfortable volume. It’s dark timber all the way with soft round edges eases on the eyes. There is no over cluttering of service staff and this makes the experience more personal and exclusive.
What to eat: Swordfish Salad with Spring Peas & Baby Cos Lettuce, Venison Tartare with Boudin Noir Baked Beetroot & Hazelnut, Mascarpone Ice Cream with Lime Jelly & Sweet Rice Custard, among the others.
A calm paradise serving innovative share style dishes along with a high calibre wine list is what construes Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt’s restaurant, Monopole. Its glamorous industrial chic interior characterises grey metals and dark rich woods. Monopole ups the stakes and offers food of an ingenuously high standard. Each dish is served individually, allowing you to savour the flavours of each plate. The wait staff also explain each dish to you as it is served, which adds to the experience. A perfect place to pop in for a cheeky drink and ending up eating the full tasting menu.
What to eat: Sydney Rock Oysters, Moreton Bay Bug with Red Pepper & Almond, Raw Kangaroo with Blueberry Witlof & Hazelnut, among the others.
A fine dining staple in Newtown, Oscillate Wildly is a small local gem serving exquisite cuisines that are constantly revised depending on the best available produce. Chef and owner, Karl Firla, brings together a lifetime of skills and knowledge to design a menu that demonstrates his advanced techniques and his love of cooking. In terms of wine, their list comprises mainly smaller boutique wines and the sommelier is more than happy to match wines with your dishes. This friendly colloquial haunt is a must add-on to every tourist’s bucket list!
What to eat: Cod, Oyster, Kale; Burnt White Chocolate, Miso, Sesame; and others.
So, now is the time to book a flight to Sydney and discover its food scenes. We prioritised innovation, excitement and fun so that you can start at the top and work your way through the best restaurants Sydney has to offer. Bon Appetite!