Restaurant Reviews

Fred's: Restaurant review


380 Oxford St
Paddington, Sydney, NSW


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


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


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.
(02) 9240 3000
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Danielle Alvarez
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.