Restaurant Reviews

St Isidore: Restaurant review

St Isidore

Address

89 Croobyar Rd
Milton, NSW
Australia

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sun noon-2pm
Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-9pm

Prices

E $12-$24
M $37-$40
D $17

REVIEW

There's a frog on our table. No, our uninvited visitor isn't on the menu, but plenty of other items from this rural restaurant's multi-acre garden are: kipfler potatoes (roasted), heirloom tomatoes (fried), just-picked green leaves (lightly dressed with horseradish). Using local produce isn't novel, but Alex Delly's way with flavours and textures is deft. Green-lip abalone topped with sea urchin, kombu butter and curls of crackling is rewardingly complex, as is a dessert of blueberries picked in Milton and served alongside miso meringue and cucumber ice-cream. Well-priced wine mostly follows the mantra of closer-is-better, with semillon from Murrumbateman and shiraz from Canberra, but there's a selection from France, too. Even if you're not a regular, the buzzing restaurant's small team treats you like one, and you'll wish you lived close enough that you could be.

Phone:
(02) 4455 7261

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Alex Delly

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