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One Penny Red
Modern Australian
  • 2 Moonbie St,
    Summer Hill,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9797 8118,
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-2pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm

One Penny Red

A retired post office it may be, but this is no dead letter office. Fans of chef RJ Lines' cooking at Neutral Bay Diner will be pleased to see a few dishes have made the move with him (the duck liver pâté and skewers of pork belly and kingfish among them), joining the likes of slow-roasted lamb shoulder and chickpea purée paired with a frisky salad of sorrel ribbons and pomegranate, and roast chicken with braised shallots sold by the half and whole bird. Desserts shun nuance for the likes of banana and salt caramel beignets with fudge sauce, but no one's complaining. The reasonable prices, kids' menu and no-booking bar section (where Lines' mighty cheeseburger is offered) are all geared to serve the 'hood the way it wants to be served. Better still, co-owner David Murphy's excellent wine list features some very hip choices (Shobbrook riesling alongside good French gamay) sold by both the glass and carafe. And they do brunch.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $14-$22

    M $23-$41

    D $12-$14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • RJ Lines



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