Restaurant Reviews

Master: Restaurant review

Master

Address

368 Crown Street
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Australia

Hours

Dinner daily 6pm-10pm

Prices

E $5-$8
M $12-$48
D $14-$16

REVIEW

Surry Hills swagger permeates this modern Chinese newcomer. Friendly, confident staff move through the whitewashed, two-storey space to the booming sounds of Metallica and Biggie, and tables are filled equally by the hospitality crew and the CBD crowd. The volume's been dialled up on the menu, too. Puffed beef tendons dusted with kombu salt snap, crackle and pop on your tongue, a Tsingtao longneck or skin-contact viognier making the ideal foil. Scallops, pummelled into slippery "silk", are poached and topped with XO. Butter is emulsified and dolloped onto a bowl of clams with smoked eel dashi, radishes and tapioca pearls, and then mixed with fish sauce and spooned over a blistered wedge of giving cabbage. If the mountain of Sichuan chillies tossed with king prawns and black pepper sauce gets too exciting, opt for a cleansing dessert of cucumber and elderflower sorbet, almond and coriander to smooth things over.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED

Phone:
(02) 8065 0838

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
John Javier

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