Sydney’s Three Chef-hatted Restaurants:
Sydney is fast becoming a world renown spot for fine dining, thanks to the help of a few famous restaurants. Some of those that were recently awarded the prestigious honour of three chef hats include:
Deep inside The Star Casino in Pyrmont lies the kitchen of Momofuku Seiobo. Guests sit around this kitchen to watch their dishes take shape and are then served by the chefs themselves for an intimate experience. Momofuku Seiobo is all about the experience – there’s a tasting menu that changes daily and usually has around 8 dishes that can take up to 2 hours to complete. There are a number of Momofuku restaurants in New York, led by David Chang, but Momofuku Seiobo is the first one outside of the city.
Sitting above Sydney harbour with spectacular water views, Quay has made a real name for itself on the Australian dining scene. And so it should, having been awarded the title of 2013 Restaurant of the Year in both The Australian Gourmet Traveller and the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. Quay is led by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore, who takes inspiration from nature and has created such well known dishes as the Snow Egg and Eight Texture Chocolate Cake.
One of Neil Perry’s fine creations, Rockpool is the place to go for perfect meat, although the pasta and seafood is also noteworthy. The building itself is impressive with big marble columns, a stack of 6,500 Riedel glasses and dark leather. And the old school waiting staff makes you feel like royalty.
Experience modern australian with an edge of Japanese. Chef Martin Benn was trained by Tetsuya and offers a degustation and a la carte menu. There’s a focus on quality, fresh seafood provided by George Costi. The setting oozes sophistication with marble and a brass bar but is still intimate with comfortable little nooks.