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Oscillate Wildly
Modern Australian
Oscillate Wildly

Oscillating by name but unwavering by nature, this sleek, compact restaurant, tucked away on a Newtown side-street, has quietly risen to be recognised as one of Sydney's more forward-looking eateries. It fearlessly deploys the same sort of fireworks favoured by many of the city's finest diners, only on a smaller scale. Manager James Sexton (an Est alumnus, like chef Karl Firla) pulls rabbits from hats time and time again with his inspired wine pairings, whether it's a classically Teutonic riesling from upstate New York with the raw trumpeter and petals of radish dressed with ponzu, or an almost-Sherry from Navazos Niepoort to complement a lush broth of jamón abob with slivers of cuttlefish, prawn and celery. The occasional reminders that you're in an Australia Street terrace (the backyard bathroom, the passing Newtown loons) only serve to make the experience more fun. Love the music, too.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Price:
  • Tasting menu $120

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Karl Firla



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