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Bennelong
Modern Australian
  • Sydney Opera House,
    Bennelong Point,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 8000,
    www.bennelong.com.au/
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-2pm

    Dinner daily 6.30pm-10pm


     

Bennelong
-33.857257, 151.214677

It could so easily be just about the room: the sculptural concrete and metal ribbing, heart lifting dimensions, and harbour views would be enough for some. But Peter Gilmore, renowned for his work across the water at Quay, deserves a standing ovation for food that complements rather than competes with the surrounds. Taking a precisely cooked, minimal-tricks approach, the menu highlights Australian ingredients (grilled Tasmanian octopus with sherry caramel and radish or Margaret River lamb with ice plant and baby Barletta onions) in a modern-Australian style perfect for the setting. Desserts get looser - successfully so, as a gorgeous cherry jam lamington tribute framed by curls of fresh coconut attests - but service is tight as a drum and the wine list leans user-friendly without being dull. Add an elegant bar where you can eat yabbies on pikelets while drinking Champagne and you get a dining experience worthy of the location.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 course lunch $100

    3 courses $130

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Peter Gilmore & Robert Cockerill

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