Restaurant Reviews

Fred's: Restaurant review

Fred's

Address

380 Oxford St
Paddington, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sun 5.30pm-11pm

Prices

E $24-$30
M $36-$46
D $16-$18;
set menus $95-$115

REVIEW

How do they make it all look so easy? Someone had to put in the hours sourcing produce good enough to give the wood-grilled lamb with turnips and lemon salsa verde its intensity, while the textural harmony of raw scallops and roasted eggplant, served with crisp sesame lavash can't have simply just happened by accident. And then there's the smarts required to capturing the flavour of roasted figs in a granita and complementing it with honey custard. Maybe it's the gem of a wine list working its magic, but the seeming effortlessness of it all is perfectly intoxicating. Landing a table can be very challenging, but once you're cosseted in the farmhouse fantasy of the dining room, waiters gliding around pastel linen, chefs intent at their work at the benches and fires in the centre of the room, it's a life of ease. Fred's is what restaurants are all about.

Phone:
(02) 9240 3000

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Danielle Alvarez

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