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LuMi
Italian
  • 56 Pirrama Rd,
    Pyrmont,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9571 1999,
    lumidining.com
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Wed, Thu & Sun  6.30pm-9.30pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-9.30pm


     

     

LuMi
-33.866241,151.198006

A restaurant in a glass box in the middle of a residential wharf, with the casino and Maritime Museum as neighbours might not be suggestive of the city's most innovative and best-value food. But quietly subverting expectations is the way chef Federico Zanellato plays it. Combining classic Italian technique with Asian influences, he defies fusion preconceptions with beautifully realised dishes: exquisite coils of tagiolini topped with prawns, bottarga and broccolini or pieces of thinly sliced raw snapper with fermented cucumber and a salty roe emulsion. Sliding a knife through an expertly cooked piece of wagyu, perfectly matched with the punch of a Japanese citrus, while ordering another nerello Mascalese or Pugliese primitivo from a list that complements its intelligent Italian picks with a keen sake line-up, it's easy to feel good about life, especially with the background of bobbing boats in the Bay. LuMi is not to be missed.


 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 5 courses $75

    8 courses $115

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Federico Zanellato

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