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The Bridge Room
Modern Australian
The Bridge Room
-33.863211,151.210889

The Bridge Room was until recently one of the few restaurants in its class that continued to focus on service à la carte, which perhaps explains its popularity with the business crowd. On the plus side, the new tasting menu provides an opportunity to try both the steamed scallop pudding (an airy, barely there quenelle packed with flavour, contrasted with the textures of abalone and biltong) and the slow-roasted beets (currant grapes, sheep's milk curd and radicchio butter making it a picture of autumn) in the same outing. Larger courses are typically built around beautifully cooked pieces of protein: grilled lamb loin on walnut cream cut with pickled caper leaves, say, or a buttery fillet of Murray cod, steamed just so, textured with surf clams and celtuce. Service is not as finessed as might be expected in so soigné a room served by so expensive a cellar. But even if the atmosphere isn't perfectly special, the food remains a knockout.  


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Three Stars
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Prix fixe menus $90-$145

    Tasting menu $165

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Ross Lusted

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