Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Hubert: Restaurant review

As reviewed for our 2019 Restaurant Guide.

Restaurant Hubert

Address

15 Bligh St
Sydney, NSW
Australia

Hours

Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-1am

Prices

E $16-$24
M $42-$85
D $18-$20

REVIEW

Hubert is a restaurant with a fetish for restaurants. Descend the stairs and enter a world of tiny tasselled lamps, shelves heaving with vinous riches, an underground playground of bentwood and candlewax. Though the menu reads French, it's a gonzo France of the imagination, channeling hand-tinted Time-Life photographs and Ricard posters, and shot through with brilliant flashes of irreverence. Roasted snails with XO sauce, and gnocchi Parisienne joined like a crisp sheet of potsticker dumplings, demonstrate the kitchen's knack for playing with tradition without breaking the golden-era spell. Grilled bavette with Café de Paris, meanwhile, shows it can play a straight bat with just as much flair. Unlovely restrooms don't maintain the enchantment, but with one of the city's crack floor teams pouring from one of its best cellars, Hubert's magic remains strong.

Phone:
(02) 9232 0881

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Dan Pepperell

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