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by Lydia C. Lee (subscribe)
Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published September 3rd 2012
I'm just going to say it now - make a booking. It's sensational!
We went for a quick lunch yesterday (we had booked) and the restaurant was full. I believe it has been full every night since it opened and now, I understand why.



For some reason, when you walk in through the unassuming entrance, the room initially has a French feel - maybe it's the waitstaff's attire, or some of the 'bistro' style chairs, the glass wine case or the antique cellar beams? However, after a moment, all the Asian touches overtake the visual - the steamer baskets, Chinese table settings and most importantly, the mouth watering roast duck and pork hanging in the open kitchen.


We'd gone in for dumplings but one look at the pork and I had to have it. Seriously, take a look at that crackling.

We had roast duck, roasted 5 spice pork belly and pippies in XO sauce. (I just have to tell you my mouth is watering just writing this, and we had salad for dinner - it was a lot for lunch for 2 people, but I wasn't going without the duck or the pork).



The duck looked better on arrival at the table but someone started eating it before I got my camera out - and I ate the pork before I remembered to take a photo, as it's layered and looks so beautiful, I just couldn't wait. The pippies were divine in the delicious XO sauce with delicate flavours of the ginger and chilli.



You can also eat at the bar and there were a number of sole diners there, whom I am guessing may have been in town for the Food Awards last night. A testament in itself to the standard of this new eatery.

The staff were great, taking into account the amount of food we ordered and our time constraints, but not wanting to rush us unnecessarily. The ambiance is completed with cool jazz - the whole thing seems effortless yet upon inspection, you know everything has been put together with painstaking care.

Book for a special treat or occasion, and if you go with a few people, you can sample more of the dishes. We are definitely going back, as there's a few more things on the seafood menu I'm keen to try. And those dumplings that we never had.

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Why? It's sensational!
When: Lunch and Dinner
Where: 3 Bridge Lane, Sydney NSW 2000
Your Comment
i went here last week for dinner with my partner.
it was beyond amazing.. we didnt book and had to wait 1.5 hrs, definitely worth the wait. you cant book for dinner unless you have 6+ people. but yes it is worth the wait. the food was just perfect, wine was perfect and the decor was beautiful. even the toilets had this great homey yet classy feel about them.

i would recommend this very highly. i will be back soon.
by brook (score: 0|7) 2535 days ago
i went here last week for dinner with my partner.
it was beyond amazing.. we didnt book and had to wait 1.5 hrs, definitely worth the wait. you cant book for dinner unless you have 6+ people. but yes it is worth the wait. the food was just perfect, wine was perfect and the decor was beautiful. even the toilets had this great homey yet classy feel about them.

i would recommend this very highly. i will be back soon.
by brook (score: 0|7) 2535 days ago
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