Knee Deep
Modern Australian
Knee Deep

Many talented young chefs have cooked at Knee Deep, but there's something about Baxter Newstead that marks this cellar-door restaurant as one to (re)watch. A CV that includes Noma Australia and Vue de Monde sets expectations high, and the dishes make good on that promise.  Australian ingredients star, from marron enriched with a lime-sharpened brown butter emulsion to pickled quandongs that freshen a meaty slice of oxheart tomato grilled over wood. This introspective attitude isn't entirely solemn, however - lunch might include reimagined lamingtons and a dinky half-time orange jelly. Although the quality of the estate wines continues to rise, the offer of well-chosen imports poured by enthusiastic staff is a pleasing development. The Trust The Chef tasting menu remains the best way to experience Knee Deep, especially when a head-turning "rose" of white plum dusted with powdered rosella brings things to a close.

You might also like:

Albert Street Food & Wine

Philippa Sibley may have left the building, but Albert St F...

Aravina Estate

The family-friendly nature of Aravina explains the terracot...

At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$28

    M $30-$45

    D $15-$18; dégustations $70-$85

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Baxter Newstead

MOST VIEWED IN OUR RESTAURANT GUIDE

Momofuku Seiobo

Sydney, NSW
How to sum up Momofuku Seiobo's 12-course meal? Excellent eclecticism. Paul Carmichael ke...

Bar Lourinha

Melbourne, VIC
After more than a decade, Bar Lourinha's star power shows no signs of waning. Adorned wit...

Automata

Sydney, NSW
It's a rare trick, but Clayton Wells pulls it off time and time again: the creation of pl...

Da Noi

Melbourne, VIC
Sardinian warmth meets assured technique and an Italian-leaning wine list in this cosy So...

The Apollo

Sydney, NSW
The Apollo enlivens a piece of Potts Point still labouring under the lockout laws, and wh...

Esquire

Brisbane, QLD
Esquire describes its adventurous degustation approach as a commitment between kitchen an...

Africola

Adelaide, SA
In 2016, Duncan Welgemoed transformed his already wildly popular African-accented restaur...

Press Food & Wine

Adelaide, SA
Diners and drinkers are in confident hands at this buzzy wine bar and bistro. The wood-fi...