Two years ago, Sydney welcomed a new restaurant that has jumped from strength to strength to become one of the country’s finest dining destinations. Its European/Asian-style is set somewhere in between fine dining and bistro, offering delicious food without the pretentiousness. With most main meals being set at $44, you’ll leave feeling like you’ve just scored the best food bargain ever.
Circular Quay’s The Bridge Room is understated in some senses but out-of-this-world in others. According to The Australian, if you are after look-at-me chefs and over-the-top decor than this is not the right place for you. The Bridge Room speaks for itself and has nothing to prove. Its clean, streamlined dining room is located in the spectacular Art Deco building at 44 Bridge Street and the well-mannered staff have a knack for knowing when you need them and when you don’t.
Chef Ross Lusted is fresh from his time overseas with Aman Resorts and has a renewed energy that shows in his food. Many believe The Bridge Room is his finest hour.
Lusted’s style is to provide you with food you want to eat, not dissect and scrutinise over the technique involved in making a meal. Dishes such as raw wagyu shoulder, robata smoked enoki mushrooms, celtic sea salt, fresh horseradish and soft pickled chilli are mouthwateringly elegant. The desserts, such as the Valhrona opalys pure white chocolate, new season blood oranges, puffed black rice candy, almond sponge and blood orange snow, will see you returning again and again.
And with prices like that, you can afford to do so.