Restaurant Reviews

No 1 Bent Street: Restaurant review

No 1 Bent Street

Address

1 Bent St
Sydney, NSW
Australia

Hours

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

Prices

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

REVIEW

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.

Phone:
(02) 9252 5550

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
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.