Restaurant Reviews

No 1 Bent Street: Restaurant review


1 Bent St
Sydney, NSW


Lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm;
Dinner Mon-Sat 5.30pm-11pm


E $16-$25
M $25-$38
D $14-$18


There are people who, somewhere along the way, got the idea that "produce-driven" meant "boring". Luckily, Bent Street is here to quietly explode any such ideas with blasts of flavour conjured from seasonal bounty. Blood plums provide the acid flash that animates grilled hand-pressed tofu, while vivid tomato and cardamom frame deeply flavoursome grilled prawns under a fine, crisp sail of dosa. The wine list feels short rather than concise, true, and the acoustics of the wide, low-ceilinged room can be punishing (tinny music doesn't help). But service is friendly, and the startlingly good bread issuing from the wood-fired oven is pretty much worth a visit in itself. Those suffering from the fatigue induced by tricky squiggle-and-dot desserts will delight in a huge, ripe peach, poached tender in pink Champagne, simply split, and stuffed with ice-cream. We like.
(02) 9252 5550
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Mike McEnearney & Jeffery De Rome
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.