Restaurant Reviews

Firedoor: Restaurant review


23-33 Mary St
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW


Lunch Thu-Fri noon-2.30pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-10pm


E $22-$33
M $40-$56
D $16


Though the décor celebrates the elemental, flames readily visible from the open kitchen, firewood stacked in the window of the raw but comfortable dining room, the food at Firedoor shows that letting fire and produce drive your menu doesn't have to mean surrendering precision and nuance. Though all the cooking here is done over coals, Lennox Hastie doesn't like things raw or burnt. Instead he warms yellowfin tuna to bring out its flavour, framing it with pear and shiso, or cooks freshly killed marron until the protein barely sets, its sweetness shining through a discreet finger-lime dressing. The music is a bit naff, but wine and service are thoughtful and apt. Dessert is no afterthought; of course they can't resist setting fire to the rhubarb bombe Alaska. Come for the fire, stay for the exceptional produce, and keep coming back for a restaurant unlike any other.
(02) 8204 0800
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Lennox Hastie
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.