Restaurant Reviews

Bistrode CBD: Restaurant review

Bistrode CBD


Level 1
52 King St
Sydney, NSW


Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm


E $21-$24
M $33-$48
D $5-$18


Chef Jeremy Strode began his career washing dishes at 14. His journey to Bistrode CBD has spanned multiple countries, cuisines and Michelin stars.  The result is a menu executed with precision, confidence, and brio. Lamb "hearts and minds" is no mere jest: seared rare heart joins creamy crumbed brain on a piquant sauce and perfectly cooked beans. Pickled octopus with black olive and garlic is tender and balanced a lesson in measured restraint. Onwards to classic fare, including beer-battered flathead with flawless chips and a pea mash that could almost stand alone. The confit duck leg, melting and crisp, has no local peer, while the lamb rump, with chickpea purée and pickled anchovy, exemplifies elegant comfort food.  The desserts are all good, but the honey tart with peanut butter ice-cream is king. Service is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, while the extensive wine list jumps effortlessly between Australasia and France.  

(02) 9240 3000

Bookings recommended


  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Jeremy Strode

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.