I had heard about a restaurant in Sydney owned and run by a South African Chef, so was determined to get a booking, despite the fact that his restaurant is typically fully booked because of the fact that he had just won the prestigious Chef of the Year title. Instead I managed to get a booking at The Bridge Room and was not disappointed.
Two-Hatted Sydney restaurant, The Bridge Room, owned by Ross and Sunny Lusted has a menu that includes dishes inspired from Europe and Asia, some cooked over charcoal and slow smoked in the Japanese Robata style.
Ross Lusted was awarded Chef of the Year by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and amusingly the hottest chef in Australia by the Weekend Australian Magazine Hot 50 Restaurants in Australia 2014. Let’s see how he does shall we? More foodie heaven.
A amouse bouche of Spanner Crab Risotto– definitely set the standard of what I was about to dine on!
Robata grilled Southern calamari, salsify parsley root cream, whipped prawn bisque. The most incredible ‘melt in your mouth’ sensation.
Rangers Valley 7+ Wagyu Sirloin. Oxtail pillows, ash grilled carrots, smoked onion, spinach.
Simply delicious – bowl of Australian mussels, Tomato and chili sauce with fresh ciabatta – amazing. All washed down with my new favourite beverage – prosecco and elderflower cordial
My last day in Sydney was spent zipping around with Rob and Vicky to Bondi Beach where I was introduced to a fabulous café called Brown Sugar – I highly recommend this to anyone who’s in Bondi. You may have to wait a bit, but trust me for someone who doesn’t normally wait, I was very happy I did!
You can’t really leave Sydney as a foodie without a trip to the Sydney Fish Market. The choice, quality and quantity of fresh seafood is simply mind blowing.
The Sydney Fish Market
Contributed by Anna Ridgewell