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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Pea and ham soup

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New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

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Ester
Modern Australian
  • 46-52 Meagher St,
    Chippendale,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8068 8279,
    ester-restaurant.com.au/
  • Lunch Fri noon-3pm, Sun noon-4pm;

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

     

Ester
-33.887462,151.200858

Just how does a restaurant achieve instant landmark status? In the case of Ester, perhaps it's been a matter of consistently underselling and overdelivering: all care and no fuss. Tables are unclothed, noise levels are set to a perpetual roar, and conviviality is the watchword. But there's nothing sloppy about the service, the wine list is electric, and the food makes a luxury of understatement. Start with oysters heated in the wood-fired oven just long enough to pop, then topped with horseradish, or a playful take on the sausage sandwich rendered in boudin noir and steamed bread. Details like house-made crisps with the tartare of beef and oysters, or just the simple quality of the bread they bake are matched by moments of flair and quiet daring, whether it's the offer of a wood-roasted kingfish head with nori tapenade, or the white-on-white brilliance of a young-coconut sorbet with sake for dessert. Definitive Sydney dining.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $15-$28

    M $18-$49

    D $4-$15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Mat Lindsay

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