Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Church Street, Sauté truly is a hidden treasure. The modestly placed restaurant boasts traditional Thai décor and draws you in from its Phillip Street location with mouth-watering aromas of fresh Thai food.
The interior decoration is beautiful, using a combination of the contemporary and the exotic décor. The exposed concrete walls give the restaurant an urban edge while the coloured silks, chandeliers and candles to add warmth and elegance. Taking inspiration from traditional Thai street food, which is fast, fresh and on the table in a matter of minutes, they have mastered the art of quick service with friendly staff and exceptional presentation.
The Items that shouldn't be passed up are the fresh spring rolls made up of iceberg lettuce, cooked prawns, carrot, mint, mushrooms, capsicum, cucumber wrapped in rice paper and served with a delicious dipping sauce. However traditional deep fried spring rolls are also available and are very tasty.
Another delicious appetiser is the Gai Satay, tender marinated chicken breast pieces on skewers, grilled and served with peanut sauce and cucumber relish.
If you're anything like me, you're a sucker for Thai curries and the Penang Curry at Sauté is to die for. Not too hot, but definitely has that kick to get you excited.
Traditional favourites are also available, the King Prawn Pad Thai is delicious and the King Prawns are fresh gigantic and full of flavour. The Chicken Pad Se Ew, another of my favourites is also delicious and unlike most restaurants the chef at Sauté actually puts plenty of beans and the overall texture of the dish is a lovely balance between the fresh and crunchy bean sprouts and beautifully soft and delicious flat rice noodles.
The menu also includes plenty of delicious drinks, cocktails and mocktails that not only look spectacular but taste amazing!
Overall the atmosphere is relaxing, the service is great and the prices are quite reasonable.