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Automata – Chippendale

“Automata serves a five course set menu which changes regularly. The menu utilises the best ingredients possible at that particular time with minimal fuss. ”

I like the styling of the restaurant space industrial look, concrete floors,  large open kitchen.  Automata were awarded a solid two hats in the 2018 Good Food Guide however it’s still very reasonably priced with a  5-course set menu costing $88 with an optional cheese course $12. 

The food was good, creative dishes well presented but some of them lacked that wow factor and I could have done with another course to leave feeling totally full. Considering the price this place its worth a try but I don’t think I will dine here again anytime soon. Not because it is bad just so many other places to try…

Starter snacks

House-made bread & butter

Bug tail

Scallop, fennel, squid ink noodle, vinegar

Roasted celeriac, ginger & pickled celery, wild tyme

Brack Angus tri-tip, garlic chive, dill pickle & mustard oil

Roasted grain parfait, bergamot curd, black sesame, dried plum

Automata Restaurant -5 Kensington St, Chippendale

www.automata.com.au

Automata Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Modern Australian

Aria – Sydney

 

The last time I went to Aria was many years ago after reading the restaurant had a huge make over I decided to go check it out.  The renovated restaurant space looks fresh but not too different to the original, of course the amazing harbor views remain the same.

For the weekend lunch & dinner the  menu is 2 course $115 , three $145 & four $170 this includes salad and mash potatoes with so many appealing things on the menu I opted to go for the four courses.

The food is a little different to what you might expect from a restaurant of this caliber. No fancy gastronomic creations just simple dishes executed perfectly.  I really enjoyed the meal I had here. If you have not tried out the new Aira I would definitely recommend it.

 

 

 

Ibérico Jamón, white beetroot, macadamia, salt bush

Mud crab, kombucha, white Alba truffle

Champagne lobster french toast, sterling caviar, finger lime – favourite

Smoked duck, green almond, cherry

Roasted lamb loin, braised neck, labneh, cucumber

Mixed leaf salad

Mashed royal blue potato

John Dory, cauliflower, pipis, red dulse

Peach, ginger, lime meringue, yuzu sorbet – favourite

Banana and passionfruit soufflé

Pettit Fors 

 

Aria Restaurant – Matt Moran

1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

http://www.ariarestaurant.com/sydney/
Aria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Modern Australian

Quay Restaurant – The Rocks Sydney

 

Quay is no doubt one of Sydney’s best restaurants with exceptional food, service & amazing views. Delivering everything you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber and more.

The standout savory dish for me was the mud crab congee sounds boring but packs so much flavor nothing like any other congee I have had before.  Desserts is all about the Snow Egg. It is really worthy of all the hype. I want to go back to Quay just to have another one!

The 4-course meal I had here was $175 they also have a tasting menu for $235. On the day I dined here there was a cruise ship docked so it was blocking the view towards the Opera House, there was still views of the Harbour Bridge. If you want the full view experience best to check if a boat will be in on the day of your booking.

 

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Amuse-bouche

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Aged black pig pancetta,walnuts, grains, pickled mushrooms,pepitas, black vinegar laver

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Mud crab congee (est. 2003)

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Roasted local octopus,slipper lobster,pickled endives, XO

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Comte custard, Spring vegetables, wakame broth

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Oxtail, Black Angus beef,castelfranco radicchio,black garlic

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Sommerlad heritage bred chicken,brioche, grains, morel,coco button mushroom

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Confit of prunes with 15 year old Madeira,bittersweet ganache, brûlée cream

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Strawberry snow egg

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Coffee with petit fors $10

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Upper Level,Overseas Passenger Terminal,
The Rocks, Sydney 2000

www.quay.com.au