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Aløft

There's nothing new about Nordic interiors - blond timbers, concrete surfaces, warm, mid-century charm without the twee - and thank heavens for that. It's a style that augments the beauty of everything around it, in this case, gorgeous Hobart harbour, which makes up one whole wall. What is new here, however, is the food - by veterans of Garagistes, which once dazzled diners down the road, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and Gordon Ramsay worldwide. There's a strong Asian bent, but with Tasmanian ingredients. In fact, the kitchen's love of the local verges on obsessive - coconut milk in an aromatic fish curry is replaced with Tasmanian-grown fig leaf simmered in cream to mimic the flavour. Other standouts include a gutsy red-braised lamb with gai lan and chewy cassia spaetzle, pigs' ears zingy with Sichuan pepper and a fresh, springy berry dessert. While the food is sourced locally, the generous wine list spans the planet. 

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O Tama Carey's fried eggs with seeni sambol, coconut and turmeric

"I first cooked a version of this dish - inspired by the excellent deep-fried egg dish at Billy Kwong - while working at a restaurant in Sri Lanka," says O Tama Carey. "The lattice-like eggs are doused in a creamy turmeric curry sauce and topped with seeni sambol, a sweet-spiced caramelised onion relish. This dish is equally perfect for an indulgent breakfast as it is served as part of a larger meal." The recipe for the seeni sambol makes more than you need, but to get the right balance of spices you need to make at least this much. It keeps refrigerated for up to three weeks; use as an onion relish. The curry sauce can be made a day or two ahead.

One Penny Red
Modern Australian
  • 2 Moonbie St,
    Summer Hill,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9797 8118,
    onepennyred.com.au
  • Lunch Wed-Fri noon-3pm, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm;

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

     

One Penny Red
-33.891879,151.136869

You'd swear the owners of One Penny Red opened a restaurant just so they could put a wine list together. Ask a question about an organic or biodynamic bottle on their 16-page list and an owner will sprint out and convince you to spend double what you'd planned to drop in a restaurant that was once a post office. There's genuine warmth to be found in the wood and brushed-metal fit-out, in the smoked-chilli mayo with the salt-cod fritters and especially in the service, where the friendliness of the waitstaff will make you feel like a returning local. That bottle of Pheasant's Tears goes great with grilled squid stuffed with pork and mushrooms, or with a lamb shoulder so tender you could eat it with a straw. Serves are generous, so much so that by the time you finish the light dessert option - a vanilla panna cotta with young coconut jelly and pineapple sorbet - you may still find yourself unable to move for an hour or so. Totally worth it.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $7-$24

    M $21-$49

    D $12-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • RJ Lines

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