Restaurant Guide

Yellow: Restaurant review

Welcome to the high temple of the vegetable – roots, shoots, leaves, crumbs and dust conjured to artful, textural and sustaining creations.


57 Macleay St,
Potts Point, Sydney NSW


Brunch Sat-Sun from 11am
Dinner daily 5pm-9.45pm


E $12-$14
M $24-$36
D $18-20
Dégustation $85-$105

Housed in a former gallery and bohemian artists' collective, Yellow exhibits vegetables with a cutting edge honed with a sharp sense of focus and creativity. Thin cones of fermented pumpkin and scattered wattleseed arranged over buffalo-milk curd, say, or bright heirloom tomatoes poached and served in a sweet-savoury dashi broth and adorned with garlic flowers. Mini tortillas with crisp sweet potato, blackberry and lime yoghurt are a lesson in balancing seemingly disparate elements, while zucchini flowers stuffed with water chestnuts, lightly fried and topped with glimmering pearls of lemon gel, present a vegetarian staple in a new light. There's much of interest to drink, too. Nick Hildebrant's wine list leans natural with bottles Australian and international, familiar and rare. Case in point: a glass of funky, crunchy Cota 45 palomino from Sanlúcar in Spain's sunny south. And to finish? The sweet, sour flavours of honeydew sorbet with yuzu and peppermint recall the fizz of corner-shop sherbet. Paired with the laid-back feel of a wine bar, cool interiors and smart service, it spells good times – and Sydney's best fine vegetarian.
(02) 9332 2344
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Diners Club
Brent Savage & Chris Benedet
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.