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Modern Australian
  • 83 Percival Rd,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9572 6666,
  • Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-9pm


Copenhagen. Bray. San Sebastián. Stanmore. Spot the odd one out. Actually, it's a trick question: each of these is a place of pilgrimage, a sacred site of contemporary gastronomy, though Stanmore is distinguished, perhaps, because unlike the others it's on the Inner West line. Like their brethren at Attica, the Sixpenny mob do everything their CBD fine-dining competitors do, only in a manner that's lighter, fresher and more nimble. The tasting menu whooshes along from a barrage of snacks (Jerusalem artichokes recast as chip-shop scallops, charry slips of radicchio dusted with powdery cured yolks) to the sweetly ethereal likes of poached prunes with plums and jasmine cream. In between come courses of minimal plating along the lines of the pretty and brilliant steamed Murray cod with nettles and rye, plus consistently engaging wine pairings and friendly banter from the staff. A pocket-rocket.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 6 courses $115, 8 courses $135

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • James Parry & Daniel Puskas



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