Restaurant Reviews

The Bridge Room: Restaurant review

The Bridge Room


44 Bridge St
Sydney, NSW


Lunch Tue-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm


Prix fixe menus $70-$145;
Dégustation $165


Never let it be said that Ross Lusted marches to the beat of anyone else's drum. A combination of fierce native intelligence, wickedly honed skills and career spent travelling the globe gives him unusual reach. His style is eclectic, allowing for a stunning play on a Thai miang comprising spanner crab meat, fluffy with coconut, bejewelled with finger lime and wafers of betel leaf, to sit comfortably alongside pale-pink sheaves of raw wagyu shoulder given savoury oomph with grilled enoki, duck-egg cream and seaweed. A canelé and prunes macerated in Banyuls provide the surprise textural counterpoint, meanwhile, to duck gently grilled to succulence over the coals. It's the most corporate of the three-stars (granular discussions of golf club fees may spill over from close-set tables) and the vibe, tinny music and service follow suit. Wine is good rather than great, but thanks to the remarkable food, this particular room remains a bridge to the sublime

(02) 9247 7000

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

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

Ross Lusted

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