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It all comes to life on the upper level of a Paddington terrace crammed with Parisian curio.
268 Oxford St, Paddington


No squealer is safe when it’s in Nik Hill’s sights. In the Porcine kitchen, Hill and his team break down a whole Berkshire or Duroc pig each week, turning it into a gorgeous, French-inspired fare that pulls no punches – like creamy, rillettes-like cretons with a hillock of savoury puy lentils or a croquette stuffed with meat from the head on a vintage skewer. When the crew get hold of a good wild boar, they’ll transform it into ham or pastrami. It’s the extravagant pork chop, however, that’s become the restaurant’s signature, neatly sliced and glistening with oloroso sherry. There’s plenty for the pig-shy, too; layered petals of endive and pears slicked with orange vinaigrette, or whole turbot in a potent vin jaune sauce. It all comes to life on the upper level of a Paddington terrace crammed with Parisian curio, and it all goes delightfully well with a bottle of something wild and wonderful from P&V Merchants, the bottle shop downstairs.



268 Oxford St, Paddington

0423 015 032

Chef Nik Hill

Price guide $$

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access No

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way. To learn more about the process, click here.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2023

Our guide gives a yearly snapshot of the best restaurants to eat at right now. The best-rated restaurants, as judged by the reviewers’ first-hand experience, form our national Top 82.

268 Oxford St, Paddington
Nik Hill
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