201 Sussex Street
2000 Sydney, Australia
tel: (02) 9283 1990
Restaurant: Tuesday to Friday lunch from 12noon Tuesday to Friday dinner from 6pm Saturday dinner only from 6pm Wine Bar: Tuesday to Friday from 12noon
The sexy decor: sultry sepia tones as the name suggests, the glass, and brass studded walls make the venue almost as sleek as the polished service. The star of the show on the menu is spanner crab in a buckwheat risotto blanketed by a creamy butter froth. Lightly seared scallops, luscious lamb loin and a rich venison leave little room for a chocolate stack for dessert. Chef Martin Benn
is Marco Pierre White and Tetsuya trained, the restaurant perfect for closing a big business deal in the comfort of the cushioned banks of the power corner. Late nights call for a big glass of red with charcuterie, olives and grissini at the bar.