Tucked away on Hongkong Street with just a tiny sign on its door, this restaurant aims to provide the full culinary experience in a relaxed, homely atmosphere. The open kitchen allows diners to view chef Luke Armstrong as he cooks and plates dishes alongside his able team. The food is anything but simple; it’s complex and full of flavour, leaving you wanting more. Take the Japanese fruit tomato, layered with quinoa salad and elderflower cream and served with cold gazpacho; it’s sure to turn any doubters into tomato converts. In the well-cooked Australian lamb, every bite is rich and slightly fatty. The pièce de résistance, though, is the Sicilian pistachio parfait. White chocolate cream is hidden inside a crispy doughnut shaped shell and topped with wild berries, making for a visually appealing and delicious dessert.
• There are two tasting menus available daily: a chef’s tasting menu, comprising the chef’s best dishes, and a vegetable tasting menu. Complete the meal with the wine-pairing option.
• Wines here feature indigenous grape varietals that come from lesser-known or smaller wine-producing regions. If you’re craving cocktails, try one of the six signatures.