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Glebe Point Diner
Modern Australian
  • 407 Glebe Point Rd,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9660 2646,
  • Lunch Thu-Sun noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

Glebe Point Diner

Is Glebe Point Diner the model local? There's certainly plenty in the blueprint that you'd be happy to see replicated in neighbourhood restaurants nationwide. The drinks list is interesting, locavorish enough to take in bottlings from nearby breweries, but not so rigid that it can't include a smart smattering from France, Spain and Italy. There's a crisp lightness to the likes of the Catalan-style fritters of salt cod, and the fatty, juicy bits of lamb breast (sold by the rib!) with lime and jalapeño that gives the menu flexibility. The diner has, however, seen days when the service has been that little bit more generous and welcoming, and the execution of the food has been that much more exacting, making the current incarnation not quite so much a place deserving of a serious detour for non-locals. Still, envy lucky Glebe for the offer of duck liver pâté on toast, grilled flank and rocket-parmesan salad, and mango pav as a midweek pick-me-up.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18

    M $29-$36

    D $15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Alex Kearns



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