Restaurant Reviews

Yellow: Restaurant review



57 Macleay St
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW


Brunch Sat-Sun 8am-3pm
Dinner Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 6pm-10pm


E $22-$26
M $28-$31
D $15


Number 57 Macleay Street is no stranger to artistic vision. In the '60s, the likes of Martin Sharp and Brett Whiteley made art here, and nowadays, Yellow's inventive vegetarian menu, hip wine-bar vibe and unfussy service rally a similar creative spirit. The persimmon, picked from the garden of Chris Benedet's grandfather, hides as a jelly under ribbons of tart pumpkin. Finger lime jewels, pistachio crumbs and lemon granita, meanwhile, cling to char-grilled avocado dressed with buttermilk, while umami abounds in nori-dusted rounds of zucchini with miso and sunflower-seed purée. A dessert of fennel curd, frozen and charred pineapple and hard and soft liquorice shows the kitchen at its most clever (richness! crunch! acidity!). The custom Malcolm Greenwood crockery and moody gold table lights make for great Instagram snaps, but nothing beats the wine list. Rare, cult, limited? Or soft, earthy and smashable? The art-school cool continues.

(02) 9332 2344

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Breakfast
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Brent Savage & Chris Benedet

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