Lunch Sat noon-3pm;
Dinner Tue-Fri 5.30pm-9pm, Sat 6.30pm-9pm
This shrine to refined gastronomy has been offering patrons its velvety signature confit ocean trout for 17 years (25, if you count the original Rozelle site) while they muse upon the Zen garden at the heart of Tetsuya's temple and pay homage - or celebrate birthdays and corporate deals. Tetsuya's relaxed yet attentive service team guides your journey as culinary cultures meld seamlessly over 10 so small courses: a succulent octopus shiso salad, perhaps; that famous trout and its unpasteurised roe; marinated toothfish on fregola. The wine compendium compels, too, mingling the new and the classic, with several notable bespoke Tetsuya's bottlings. As the dégustation unfolds, you'll marvel at the consistency of this institution - on its sake selection, near-encyclopedic sommeliers, contemporary art collection and swoon-worthy chocolate finale. It's not pacy, but then such nurturing fare is rare, and ought to be savoured.