Now that the talented Victor Liong has given his downstairs bar serious attention there's a real upstairs/downstairs conundrum at his modern Chinese diner. Come lunchtime there's no choice but the bar with its good-time menu of pitch-perfect mapo tofu or chilli-happy Chongqing fried chicken and pork dan dan noodles. But at dinner there's also the full modern Liong upstairs, where steamed tofu is tossed with a powerfully good vegan XO, a congee-like Fujian-style fried rice is full of scallops and swimmer crab and desserts include a gorgeous combination of buttermilk-soaked sponge, coconut sorbet and mango jelly. There's now a definite skew to the vegetarian (the black fungi with garlic cucumbers is a must) with vegans offered their own dégustations. Wine is a high point, a well-priced list of classic and modern labels from smaller Old and New World makers.
(03) 9077 6261
- Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
- American Express
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.