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Sepia
Modern Australian
  • 201 Sussex St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9283 1990,
    sepiarestaurant.com.au
  • Lunch Fri-Sat noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6.30pm-10pm

     

Sepia
-33.871097,151.203866

Surprise is the name of the very grown-up, very polished game at Sepia. The food is a lesson in texture, beauty and ingenuity all at once. Chicken skin and artichoke crisps, shaped like autumn leaves, shield cod from view, while a toffee-like twig made of dehydrated mushroom sits atop wagyu. Every spoonful brings surprise: translucent sheets of squid are spliced into ribbons, then rolled and peppered with yuzu, while shiitake floss brings sweet-savoury crunch to a sushi-like ball of rice. Whether you're dining at a low table in the bar or in the plush main dining room, service is as seamless as the décor. Sommelier Rodney Setter helps navigate the extensive wine list with charm - quick to suggest a glass of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, perhaps, or a single-vineyard Victorian syrah poured from the magnum. He's equally excited by tea, too, which has its own carte. Your pockets will be lighter when you leave, yes, but your heart will be fuller for the ceremony of it all.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Three Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 4 courses $185

    Dégustation $205

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Martin Benn

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