The Gantry
Modern Australian
  • Pier One Sydney Harbour ,
    11 Hickson Rd,
    Walsh Bay,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8298 9910,
    www.thegantry.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-2.30pm;

    Dinner daily 6pm-10pm

     

The Gantry
-33.854229,151.208095

"Ingredient - dash - ingredient." For some reason, this style of menuwriting often goes hand-in-glove with a particular school of cooking where the natural tastes and textures of said ingredients are subjugated to whichever fiddly technique happens to fascinate the kitchen at a given moment. Maybe all that dehydrating, puréeing and cooking things for hours in plastic bags leaves no time for such niceties as adjectives. The careful placement of tiny flowers on whiting fillets paired with tarragon and cucumber goo counts for little when the plate it's on (and ergo the fish) isn't hot. This is a hotel restaurant; lord knows what the weary business traveller looking for a steak does when they're faced with "beef - pickled greens - black garlic - seaweed". It's not offensive, but seems to want for oomph. Service and wine are hotel-adequate, likewise the dining room; opt for a waterside table on a sunny day to make the best of it.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$26

    M $32-$38

    D $16-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Joel Bickford

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