Restaurant Reviews

Oscillate Wildly: Restaurant review


275 Australia St
Newtown, Sydney, NSW


Dinner Tue-Sat 6.30pm-10pm


Dégustation $135


There's a hint of Alice in Wonderland about Oscillate Wildly: the narrow dining room, the black-and-white tiled floor, the sense of falling down an inner-west rabbit hole and meeting brilliant minds – from kitchen talent to front of house – along the way. Karl Firla's dégustations are pure imagination. Creamy avocado with bergamot dressing is thinly sliced, forming a tunnel guarding precious jewels of finger lime. "Carrot and eggs" doesn't sound so adventurous, but at Oscillate, the playful layering of white-carrot mash with trout roe and marigold is an unforgettable trip. Murray cod bathed in a frothy ginger, coconut and sweet vermouth broth begins the segue to dessert: shavings of singed pineapple with the extra zip of lemon verbena ice-cream and a flash of chewy meringue, followed by a bowl of unadulterated black grapes. Curiouser and curiouser.
(02) 9517 4700
Bookings essential
  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Karl Firla
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.