Restaurant Reviews

The Bridge Room: Restaurant review

The Bridge Room

Address

44 Bridge St
Sydney, NSW

Hours

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

Prices

Prix fixe menus $55-$155;
Dégustation $185

REVIEW

At one end of the long, elegant room, a table of silks roars at a joke from the senior partner. At the other end, the arts maven and the former premier collude on the banquette at half the volume and twice the intensity. This is a place for machers who like their dining fine, but want their whims to count for more than the chefs' whimsy. Yet the food remains as accomplished as anything in town, with tight technique deployed to coax the best from a panoply of exotic ingredients. Sweet, firm yabby meat is sandwiched between the freshness of palm hearts on one side and the funk of tamarind and chilli paste on the other, biltong is the surprise accent in a silken scallop mousse, while a perfect canelé is more surprising still as the textural foil for duck and blueberries grilled over coals with surgical precision. Service? Variable. Wine? Expensive. The flavour? Unique.

Phone:
(02) 9247 7000

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

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

Chef(s):
Ross Lusted

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