Restaurant Reviews

Prime: Restaurant review

Prime

Address

Lower Ground Floor, 1 Martin Pl
Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm;
Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Prices

E $24-$32
M $38-$135
D $15-$17

REVIEW

At Prime, the cavernous steakhouse set within the GPO, things are done on a grand scale. As you step through the colossal arched entrance and follow the red carpet to your linen-draped table, it's clear size is the key player here (the height of the menu is just the start) and prices follow suit. Want to go big with a 1.5-kilo Black Angus tomahawk, Romanée-Conti and classic accoutrements of potatoes - purée, gratin or chips - and roast tomatoes? You're in the right place. But this is not to say there's no satisfaction on the daintier side: blue swimmer crab with julienned apple, grapefruit and lemon-dressed avocado, for instance, or even just steaks cut along more modest lines, like the 100-gram Angus-Hereford fillets. For a finale with finesse, crème brûlée with passionfruit curd and meringue kisses hits a high note. Staff are as well informed as they are crisply attired. Prime may not be one size fits all, but there's a lot to love.

Phone:
(02) 9229 7777

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

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

Chef(s):
Erwan Helary

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