Orana continues to set the standard for putting native ingredients, and the excitement and innovation show no sign of flagging. Jock Zonfrillo's 30-seat restaurant, dressed in blackbutt and acacia, is the launching pad for new ideas about Australian cuisine. But the 20-taste dégustation never loses sight of the need for things to taste good either. Pickled kohlrabi rolled into tiny cones and filled with fleshy Dorrigo pepper and quandong liqueur has spikes of lemon myrtle, while Geraldton wax gives crocodile consommé an aromatic lift. Marron is dressed in native honey and macadamia – and the citric pop of green ants. It's a fascinating journey, guided by informed and engaged staff who suggest unconventional wines and juices that suit the unusual flavours. Orana's push to take its dining philosophy further provides a thrill that every curious diner should experience.
(08) 8232 3444
- Impressive Wine List
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This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.