GT 2022 NSW Restaurant of the Year
Netflix might have made it all but impossible to get a booking at Firedoor, but those lucky enough to nab a table – or better yet, a seat at the counter – will find chef Lennox Hastie and his team firing on all cylinders and continuing to experiment with all things flame-kissed. No longer offering an à la carte menu, diners are now taken on a five-course journey – with the option to add signature specials – built around locally sourced seasonal produce. Along the way, you might be treated to Goolwa pipis with XO sauce and warrigal greens, or delicate skewers of grilled kangaroo served on a bed of smoking juniper. Every course is presented with a theatrical flourish, creating a sense of occasion without the formality of more traditional fine-diners. And while Hastie's signature dry-aged steak has rightfully earned a cult following, there's a lot more to Firedoor than just meat. Ignore the hype, trust the chef and enjoy the show.