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70
Bistrode CBD
Modern European
  • Level 1,
    52 King St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 3000,
    merivale.com.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm

Bistrode CBD
-33.868483,151.205736

Chef Jeremy Strode began his career washing dishes at 14. His journey to Bistrode CBD has spanned multiple countries, cuisines and Michelin stars.  The result is a menu executed with precision, confidence, and brio. Lamb "hearts and minds" is no mere jest: seared rare heart joins creamy crumbed brain on a piquant sauce and perfectly cooked beans. Pickled octopus with black olive and garlic is tender and balanced a lesson in measured restraint. Onwards to classic fare, including beer-battered flathead with flawless chips and a pea mash that could almost stand alone. The confit duck leg, melting and crisp, has no local peer, while the lamb rump, with chickpea purée and pickled anchovy, exemplifies elegant comfort food.  The desserts are all good, but the honey tart with peanut butter ice-cream is king. Service is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, while the extensive wine list jumps effortlessly between Australasia and France.  


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $21-$24

    M $33-$48

    D $5-$18

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended

    (BYO Dinner only)
  • Chef:
  • Jeremy Strode

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