Lunch Thu-Sat noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm
It may be located on a main shopping drag, but the soft tonal greys of this refined space calm the noise and movement from the street outside, and the compact, thoughtful menu elevates matters further. Move from an amuse-bouche into a wonderfully inspired entrée of well-spiced duck, which swims in a rich and complex pond, dotted with lilypads of locally farmed pickled carrot, zucchini and nasturtium leaves. Then turn your attention to whatever fish's number was up that day, roasted and paired with buckwheat noodles, sesame scallops, crisp prawns, cauliflower and a flavour-packed miso-driven sauce. Vegetarian? You're in luck - there's a whole separate menu for you. The wine list has a proudly local focus, with a handful of international offerings sitting well beside the Hunter Valley's best sémillons. Desserts are not for the faint-hearted - they're all large, rich and unabashedly sweet. Finish them at your peril.
tasting menus $100, $125
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