Top 12 Restaurant Dishes 2016

There are Sydney restaurants that are creating dishes that tempt and tantalise the palate which demand you come back to enjoy again. A thank you to all for making those dining experiences so memorable.

Here are our Top 12 Restaurant Dishes of 2016 presented in no particular order.

1. Toothfish at Hotel Centennial

Top 12 Restaurant Dishes 2016

Glacier 51 Toothfish with barley miso, cauliflower and pak choi at Hotel Centennial in Woollahra.

2. Seared Blue Mackerel at Moxhe

Moxhe, Bronte

Seared Blue Mackerel, Soft Egg, Beetroot, Daikon at Moxhe in Bronte.

3 Pappardelle at Big Poppa’s

Big Poppa’s Darlinghurst

Hand Cut Pappardelle with lamb shoulder ragu and Parmigiano-Reggiano at Big Poppa’s in Darlinghurst.

4. Full Moon Prawn Curry at Mekong

Mekong Chippendale

Steamed coconut with tiger prawn, whole egg, coconut cream, basil and coconut milk at Mekong in Chippendale.

5. Shrimp and Grits at Harpoon Harry

Harpoon Harry with Morgan McGlone, Surry Hills

Shrimp and Grits with spicy prawns, Spanish sausage, prawn bisque with hot pepper sauce at Harpoon Harry in Surry Hills. (sadly, this venue has since swapped Chef Morgan McGlone’s Southern cuisine for burgers)

6. Venison at Norsk Dor

Norsk Dor, Sydney

Venison three ways with Root Vegetable, Fennel, Berry and Carrot at Norsk Dor in Sydney CBD.

7. Darlo Country Club Steak Tartare

Darlo Country Club

Steak Tartare, celeriac remoulade, smoked bone marrow, quail egg with crostini at Darlo Country Club in Darlinghurst.

8. Sweet Onion Pizza at The Plant Gallery

The Plant Gallery, Bondi

Sweet Onion Pizza with base of dehydrated seeds, tomato and basil topped with nut cheese, caramelised onions, dehydrated olives, sweet corn at The Plant Gallery in Bondi.

9. Tagliatella at Maybe Frank

Maybe Frank

Tagliatella, a nest of Carbonara with its own egg at Maybe Frank in Surry Hills.

10. Smoked and Roasted Spring Chicken at Easy Eight

Easy Eight Diner & Bar, Sydney

Smoked and Roasted Spring Chicken at Easy Eight in Sydney CBD.

11. Malakoff at Restaurant Hubert

Restaurant Hubert Sydney

Malakoff of fried gruyere, Dijon mustard and dill pickle at Restaurant Hubert in Sydney CBD.

12. Truffle Parfait at The Plump Duck

The Plump Duck

Truffle Parfait with a rich, earthy umami hit at The Plump Duck in Sydney.

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Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.