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Urbane
Modern Australian
Urbane

Urbane (adjective): Refined, polished and courteous. See also the showpiece restaurant of the Urbane Group, a suitably hushed, clean-cut dining room at the core of their Mary Street fortress. Dining here calls for a little perseverance (limited opening hours, dégustation-only, credit card details required to confirm a booking), but Alejandro Cancino's meticulous cooking ensures the effort is handsomely rewarded. Although the chef works wonders with flesh - perfectly tender wagyu beef, for instance - it's his plant-based creations that impress the most. Pea and buckwheat grains bound as a thick "risotto" and enhanced with gherkin powder, nasturtiums and green olives taste as striking as they look. Roasted cauliflower dressed with a Thai-style coconut soup strikes a blow for cosmopolitan thinking and cooking. Reverential service and well-chosen, mostly European wines underscore Urbane's merited reputation.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Dégustations $110-$145

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Alejandro Cancino

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